Posts Tagged ‘bored’

I Have a Gift

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

wasteI've come to realize that I am loaded with gifts.  Some of them brag worthy…others of them, not so much.  Being blessed with fancy abilities seems like a winning problem to have, huh?  Sometimes, its a license to be totally awesome and other times it's a pile of pressure that feels like too much to handle.

Oh, the struggle to be… all of that.

Take for instance my latest discovered gift.  Day wasting.  I have taken day wasting to a level of near professional status.  I've gotten so good at it that it's starting to look like normal everyday living.  See, I'm that good.  I even GET UP EARLY to start my day wasting right.  I mix in productive things within the day too.  Like….cooking breakfast, putting on lounge around the house wear (comfy pants/bra), going outside with the dog and running to the front window to see if anyone's delivered a package from the Amazon.

Don't judge.

I never planned on becoming a day waster.  Matter of fact, I had plans.  I had big plans.  I was going to get out and about….and do important things.  Things that I didn't have time to do before I quit working.  Thrift shopping, DIY projects, decorating my house, making my yard look awesome possum and of course, GETTING INTO SHAPE!

But alas.

I am a certified day waster.  I wander around from early morning until late at night accomplishing very little (thank you WINTER WEATHER fun buster).  I hear more winter is coming our way for February (as I sit here with 6 degrees temp outside).  Oh and another 2-4" of snow coming tonight, then again for the weekend and some more for next week.

Will I ever see my grass again?  Worst winter, ever.

I'm not above playing the blame game.  I feel it's clearly OLD MAN WINTER'S fault that I'm a day waster!  There, I said it.  Owning it!

What are you doing to be a productive human being during this winter wonderland? 


Get moving…

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

We’ve pretty much spent the month of June, sitting around. Bored! Thanks to our whopping budget of nada. We can’t really afford to do much else. It’s not good for the soul, I tell ya! We each have been battling the demons of depression. If you’ve never had a visit from them…..GOOD! You don’t want to hang out in that crowd! It’s not fun or healthy! So, avoid!

This morning when I woke up to beautiful breezy weather….I knew I had to do something to get my kids motivated and productive. They were still able to sleep in and lounge around a bit for breakfast. But, I made a chore list and each of them got busy….including me. We worked on some much needed jobs around the house. It was time, people! We’ve been depressed! No one does housework when they feel all bummed out! Ask any of the many visitors we’ve had!

We celebrated our hardwork with happy hour drinks at Sonic! You can’t beat 1/2 price Strawberry Limeade’s! It’s so easy to fall into a pit (ask Beth Moore) and stay there. Switching up our boring routine today really helped. It’s important to get moving and push forward even when you’d rather go lay down. Depression is real and it can sneak up on you before you know it.

My advice? Keep going! Make lists. Make plans (they can be cheap or free ones)! Get out and walk (alone or with a buddy). Play a game. Have a dance off! Write down things you’re thankful for. Hug someone. Oh and clean your house! 🙂

Am I the only one bored this summer?