If you’re bored…
by KimLenox on July 31st, 2009

Then you are boring! Have you ever heard that phrase? I must not be boring because I’m never bored. There’s always something to do. I work a full time job, and I’ve got a family–two kids, a husband, three cats and a collie. Between work/family/writing/life! there isn’t a lot of spare time.

But I like to go! This weekend we’ll spend one night at a beachhouse with friends, and the next in the city seeing Phantom of the Opera (because it’s my wedding anniversary!).

I do love to cook, and bake (cranberry-orange bread below).

I collect old linens, recipe books, polish pottery, old (green!) Fiesta Ware and other “old stuff” that catches my eye. I’ve learned how to do ceramics. I’ve attempted–and failed–at crochet. I can sort of sew. (Eeek!) I’d love to try my hand at pottery, and at making jams and jelly.

We like to spend time outside making bird, butterfly and toad habitats, grilling, hanging out with friends and I really, REALLY love to admire the results of my husband’s green thumb!

I don’t do much for the garden myself other than dump the kitchen remnants into the compost bucket, and…um, add empty wine bottles to our bottle tree. All in all, I don’t really have any one go-to hobbie. But I like to try everything out. Everything, but probably SKYDIVING.

I guess overall my favorite pasttime would be: Family. Being present, in the moment, and making memories.

What about you? Do you have one hobby that you love, or is each day a new adventure?

5 comments to “If you’re bored…”

  1. 1

    I collect recipe books, too! I knit and crochet. I got tired of making mittens and socks, so I started knitting and crocheting stuff for Barbie dolls. Fortunately I was able to trade the stuff I had made. Now I can make some more!

  2. 2

    I like trying new things. The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design has a great continuing education department. I took a stained glass course from them and just loved it. Next I’m going to take an acrylic painting course and then a sculpture course. I’ll try anything at least once, including skydiving, which was a blast, but can get pretty pricey. Since moving to Halifax I’ve tried sculling and sailing and am thinking of taking scuba lessons next. My real problem is that work takes up too much of my time. I need to win the lottery so that I can quit my job and do more hobbies.

  3. 3

    I’ve tried several things like knitting, I wasn’t very good at it. And crochet never got the hang of it. Crossstitching wasn’t good either. But now I like to make quilts. I’m not very productive because I only make 1 or 2 a year but it’s still a hobby. I just love playing with colourful fabrics and different patterns. This almost takes up more time than the actual sewing :) As I’m hoping to create that perfect picture that I have in my head. And after quit some time when there done (and the weather allows it) I’d love to snuggle underneath them and read a good book.

  4. 4

    You’re a girl after my own heart, Kim! There’s always something new to try, and sharing time with friends and family is best.

    I just had a visit from a friend who lives in Ghana. It’s amazing how much catch-up we can pack into a few days!

  5. 5

    Happy Anniversary! I’ve read a lot about being present in whatever you do. That’s a constant work in progress for me.

    Also, I want toads!

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