By grandmaducky Latest Reply 2011-09-08 14:09:54 -0500
Started 2011-09-03 16:11:09 -0500

what do you do when you are bored and this is a long weekend there is only so much cleaning to be done . what do you like to do with free time ?

51 replies

Marytea 2011-09-07 09:14:09 -0500 Report

Find a good book and read or take a short walk. Look at old family photographs. Start writing the story of your life. My grandmother did and I cherish those spiral bound notebooks and the stories she put in them. They help me to know who she was.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-09-06 23:15:56 -0500 Report

I crochet, in my free time and I'm about to start teaching myself to knit. It keeps my hands and mind busy so I don't snack out of boredom. When my hands are tired from crocheting I read a lot, or think up new recipes.

disbelief 2011-09-05 19:24:27 -0500 Report

I am only bored on weekends. miss the grandchildern. I watch them throu the week and
help one of my daugthers, who had a four wheeler accident. now she is trying to read again. with my help she may be able to read some lines of words. Her kids are 4 and 12
they stay with me during the week while her husband works. I work at nights for 3 hrs. cleaning an office. and I am retired. I have type 2 and my husband has copd. God is with us watching over all of us. Thank god for being there for us. Sometimes I don,t know what will happen the next day. Doctor appointments, school, scheduling the hours of the day for everyone.

grandmaducky 2011-09-06 16:51:02 -0500 Report

yes iagree i am bust during the week work over 7 hours a day on weekends i read and look at cp do chores hate to clean just do what i have to then get bored in the afternoon i use to babysit grandkids now they are old enough to go home from school by themselves and their dads off sat and moms off sun so weekends tend to be slow god bless u

squog master
squog master 2011-09-05 18:06:48 -0500 Report

Create a new recipe!

grandmaducky 2011-09-06 16:46:35 -0500 Report


squog master
squog master 2011-09-07 23:58:03 -0500 Report

You're welcome! Another thing I do on weekends is cook some meals in large quantities so I can freeze some for hectic days. I'm single & doing this I have my dinner for that night & maybe 2-3 other meals down the road.:D

lilsista39 2011-09-04 22:50:13 -0500 Report

I know that this is coming in quite late but I wish I could be bored Grandmaducky you can come to my house any time.There is never a dull moment with 8 kids no not all of them are home but most of them are 5 to be exact oh and the fat rat of a cat we have SIR Butterscotch.He's a Morris cat and will only eat 9 Lives try to give him anything else and he turns his nose up like a little royal snob would as if hes to good for it.But I love him no matter what I got him off the street when he was a little puff ball with his brother,whom we lost to cat lukemia last August 13th.But anyhow as for free time we have game night and it has to be a board game like Manopoly,Life,Twister,Uno,none of the playstation crap or sega anything like that just good ol family fun we did try a caryokie machine let me tell you my kidsare so tone deef the cat ran off like a bat out of hell .

grandmaducky 2011-09-05 07:01:09 -0500 Report

yes i do miss the babies my youngest grandchild is 10 and i am only 52 i go over to my grandkids house once a week my daughter feeds us so i see grandkids at least once a week . My two cats will only eat dry cat food they turn their noses up to can food so i am lucky the dog eats the dry cat food too. enjoy the busy times now because it will get boring trying to fill the empty house later i do like being busy i am lost with out having people to take care of

lilsista39 2011-09-05 08:07:18 -0500 Report

good morning and happy Labor Day.I know that day will come some my youngest is 17 my oldest is 26.My husband and I were talking just last night I hope that You dont mind.But I asked what do you want to do when the Bratts completely leave the nest,His repl was I dont know be bored I guess.I just started to laugh.Well hope you have a wonderful day enjoy.

Marytea 2011-09-04 10:57:37 -0500 Report

LOL an old friend once told me that only boring people are bored. I don't think that's true, but I am never bored. I love my volunteer work, my church, playing with my family, and sometimes doing absolutely nothing. Life and people are fascinating enough.

robertoj 2011-09-04 10:55:04 -0500 Report

Funny I caught this discussion this morning; last night an acquaintance was complaining about being bored and her friend replied "what, you think you always be entertained; who in the H are you". Of course she said it in a loving manor. I keep myself busy here in the DC community and I have many wonderful friends to talk to and joke with. I have to stay busy because my wife is caring for her mother and we have been inseparable for 38 years. I also have four hilarious cats to keep me company I love my cats more than ever they woke me early because they were hungry (I forgot to feed them) and my blood glucose levels were dangerously low and I was beginning to show signs of distress.

grandmaducky 2011-09-04 10:26:23 -0500 Report

okay i have a confession i hate to clean i only do what i have to my house is cluttered not filty just clutter i have lots of books and i dont like to throw books away i am not a house cleaner and never will be my mom just shakes her heads and wonders where she went wrong i would much rather talk on the cp than wash windows or dust dusting is hubby job because dust really bothers me so i just let it stay my daughter just laugh at me because i use to tell them my house would be clean when they grew up and left they find it funny now oh well life is more than white glove treatment and yes my mom did that

berrykins0 2011-09-04 17:03:32 -0500 Report

i don't mind cleaning it's better than being bord. in facts i have a job cleaning rooms in a motel. boy you wouldn't want my job for very long. ha ha. i had to say this .haha

Type1Lou 2011-09-04 10:57:04 -0500 Report

We're alike in that respect! I don't like to clean and will do it when I feel it needs it…problem is, by the time I notice it needs it, it REALLY NEEDS it! I'm sorry I didn't help my Mom more when I was younger. She worked from home and put in long hours. Our house was clean but never really tidy…maybe that's where I get it from? Evokes the saying "Dull women have immaculate homes."

berrykins0 2011-09-04 17:05:54 -0500 Report

i like i say like to clean better than being bord. you wouldn't last at my job either. i clean rooms in a motel . i advise you never take this kind of job up you be in for dandy suprise of a life time. ha ha.

Type1Lou 2011-09-05 08:59:45 -0500 Report

I would imagine you find many surprises in your job that make it a continuing adventure! What was the funniest discovery you made?

Type1Lou 2011-09-04 09:33:33 -0500 Report

I don't have time to be bored! There aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do…and I'm not talking about housework! I volunteer at the local library 2 hours a week. I love to read fiction and always have a book going. Right now I'm reading Abraham Verghese's "Cutting for Stone" and listening to Lisa See's "Dreams of Joy". I listen to audio books in the car or when I'm sewing by myself. I belong to 4 sewing groups and each meets at least once a month. When I'm not meeting with them, I'm either teaching sewing/quilting classes or working on my many UFO's (Unfinished Objects). I've found that keeping up with the posts here on DC consumes a good chunk of time too. I'm walking for an hour with a friend 3 times a week…would like to get that number up. I also play bad golf once or twice a week (Bad golf is better exercise!) I squeeze in shopping in between and love to find bargains. Life is an adventure!

RAYT721 2011-09-04 05:26:07 -0500 Report

I don't have as much free time (or money or energy) as I wish I had but when I am able to do nothing or whatever I want to do, I enjoy reading and writing and web surfing. I enjoy email and discussion groups like this one and private messages to online friends. I like to watch television (love Netflix). I like donating time to our community garden. I like online shopping and research. I like helping people solve problems. I like making people laugh. I like Facebook games (wheel of fortune). I have found that when I do have the free time it's like an alien abduction … the free time doing nothing just flies by and I wonder where it went. I can't say that I am bored with nothing to do very often. I wish I had that problem. I do understand where you are coming from though because when I have been out of work in the past I could only spend so much time doing any one thing.

Doryian 2011-09-04 05:12:54 -0500 Report

I read on your site about some of your interests… I like to try to do research on local areas and find "ghost" houses. Sometimes they are common businesses that you can visit & check out for free. I also like to visit cemeteries. I know you said it's hot there - so maybe visit in the mornings when it's cooler & clean in the hot afternoons. I've never done it - but I'm interested in learning to make charcoal etchings of tombstones. Other than that, I like to do outdoors stuff - visit parks, springs, zoos, etc. And if it's too hot - there are museums & movies. One time I took an art class at our craft store. I'm not an artist, and the serious artists in the class had much sympathy for me - but it killed an afternoon. I can usually find coupons to try to keep the cost down.

grandmaducky 2011-09-04 10:13:59 -0500 Report

i have bought tickets to go on ghost tour in oct for me and hubby and son inlaw and granddaughter it will be fun my daughter didnt want to go thinks you should leave that stuff alone plus she didnt want to pay for her ticket i bought the granddaughter and son inlaw ticket for their b-days but i love to go and listen to the stories

margokittycat 2011-09-03 23:08:02 -0500 Report

I love to read and listen to music. I do a lot of volunteer work for my church and our lutheran school. I spend time with family and friends. This weekend is a little different though since I am not feeling to well as you know. I love baking and cooking as well.

spiritwalker 2011-09-03 20:07:18 -0500 Report

I am retired but rarely have free time. I volunteer 3 days a week. When home I read, knit,crochet, work as a volunteer monitor on a knitting site, record books for the blind
which my church makes available for those in need who can no longer read such as
nursing home residences. I also enjoy cooking and baking and belong to a couple of
recipe clubs in Wi. I meet with other women to support two local shelters for women
and kids. I am busier now than when I worked 40 hours or more per week as a nurse.

Type1Lou 2011-09-04 09:36:38 -0500 Report

I agree with you! Seems I'm busier now retired than when I was working…although I i used to put in 10 to 12 hour workdays when I was on the job so I didn't have time to do much else.

grandmaducky 2011-09-03 20:11:58 -0500 Report

i hear that i am still working and i am more busy on work days than weekends i feel lost on weekends sometimes lol

Harlen 2011-09-03 19:46:08 -0500 Report

Read ,talk tp frends ,play game chace the kid Bored hummmm I can only dream of that time in my life lol
I had it for 3 years of bliss, now with the grandbaby living here for 6 years now there is no bored lol lol lol
Best wishes

grandmaducky 2011-09-03 20:19:37 -0500 Report

my youngest grandbaby is 10 he still cute but not as cute as little ones i think grandbaby grow faster than kids lol and he doesn't like kisses and hugs anymore unless u sneak up on him ugh grandma cooties lol

flipmom 2011-09-03 21:33:46 -0500 Report

same as my grandkid.. i have to sneak in kisses n hugs!! thats the only sugar i want from him! LOL

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-03 16:15:57 -0500 Report

I reply to you and thank you for the hugs! With building a log home, albeit, by myself now, I always have plenty to do. sunday and Monday, I will either be installing a bead board ceiling in the kitchen or grouting the bathroom floor. bored, come on down, or up, or over. Free training and meals provided!

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-09-03 17:11:52 -0500 Report

Jim, my husband and I built log homes for a living when we lived in Texas a few yrs. back. Next spring we are finally going to build the log home of our dreams for ourselves. I love log homes!!!

grandmaducky 2011-09-03 16:19:39 -0500 Report

wish i could its raining here and it was 101 before the rain suppose to be cooler this week thank the lord i am so tried of the 100

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-09-03 16:27:16 -0500 Report

I know I live in WV, but we do have AC here! It is in the 90's today and I am about to change my shirt for the 3 rd time.

grandmaducky 2011-09-03 16:32:39 -0500 Report

we went to walmart to do weekly shopping got out of ac in the car and unlorded and sweat a bushel basket of sweat its felt like someone turned the hose on us lol

johio 2011-09-05 14:27:34 -0500 Report

grandmaducky, you can come to my place and try to get my cat to come out from under my bed! she hates the jets flying over my apartment for the cleveland airshow. fortunately for her, this is the last day. wonder how long it will be before she decides to come out?

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