Battling Boredom


I’ve had a lot of time on my hands lately. And, to be quite honest, I don’t handle being bored very well–asking anyone in my family or M. I can only “relax” for so long before I go stir crazy.

So how have I been battling boredom lately? Well…

  • Clean the house
  • Do laundry or anything that’ll fit in the washer
  • Mow the lawn
  • Plant flowers, water said flowers, move said flowers in and out of the sun constantly
  • Write blog posts, read more blogs
  • Go to CrossFit
  • Go running
  • Look for new recipes
  • Bake (but be careful if you don’t have many people to help eat what you baked)
  • Walk the dogs
  • Train the dogs in agility in the back yard
  • Brush the dogs
  • Look for new DIY projects for around the house, then figure out how to execute the project on the cheap
  • Find things you no longer need and list them on CraigsList to get rid of them and make a little extra cash

And that’s what I did this morning. After an early morning wake-up to meet some friends for a 3.5+ mile run at 5:30, I walked the pups, showered, and headed to my physical therapy appointment. During our 12-minute ultrasound therapy session, Ryan told me I was good to increase my mileage and start training for more races–yay!

After that appointment, I ran a few more errands before coming home and hitting the computer for some blog reading. Then I listed a couple of things on CraigsList, like my old television from my apartment that’s just been sitting in our spare bedroom for 3 years and a some wedding decorations that weren’t claimed by friends for their wedding. I’m looking forward to getting those out of the house and getting a little extra cash in my pocket!

It’s hard to do much when M has to work–he comes home a little after 8 am and sleeps for a good chunk of the day, so I have to keep the house (meaning the dogs) quiet, so that limits what all I can do during those hours (no mowing, no vacuuming, nothing very loud or disruptive basically). That’s hard.

Now it’s time to do a little transcribing from an interview I did yesterday and try to contact some more sources. But first I’d like to know….

How do you tackle boredom in the summer? Give me some more ideas, please! πŸ™‚

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3 thoughts on “Battling Boredom

    • Haha I previously mentioned that to M, especially after Mara passed, but he won’t go for it because I think he’s afraid the kittens would never leave. (Plus his cat’s pretty temperamental.)

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