Thursday, February 25, 2010

...Without expanding my waistline...

This week has been CRAZY! Jason has been gone almost every morning this week and has had to work every evening which has left me home with a certain someone who not much of a conversationalist. Everyday starts the same for me. Wake up to David on the monitor, nurse him, feed him a real breakfast, eat my own breakfast, dress David, work out, shower, put David down for a nap, watch TV/be online and other ways of being unproductive, David wakes up and nurses again, then we eat lunch. Jason typically comes home shortly after lunch to spend less than an hour an a half with us before leaving for work... he doesn't come home until around 10:30 or 11 depending on how late his relief is that particular night (and they are ALWAYS late!).

Typically, Jason is only gone 2 mornings during the week for school and is home the other 3 (he's almost always completely free on the weekends). We run errands on Mondays which usually include WalMart/Aldi and JoAnn Fabrics... and MAYBE a stop at somewhere more fun like Petland, lol. Those mornings are basically my only time spent with another adult. Even at church my calling is in Nursery!!! I never get a heads up about Relief Society activities so I almost always miss those. AND David and I have been terribly sick for a week and a half so we haven't gone anywhere... I may cry.

I need something to do to cure my boredom! I used to sew or bake to entertain myself but since I have FINALLY completed those 20 dresses for Nixa High School, I'm not so into sewing at the moment. Not that I don't have plenty of projects to finish! I NEED to take a hiatus from baking for awhile. I LOVE cooking!!!!! Oh man do I love to cook & create new recipes! I'm afraid, however, that my figure does not love my obsession with cooking. Like a lot of people, I have jumped on the cupcake bandwagon... along with cookies and anything that looks yummy, lol. Sometimes I'll have a craving for cookies or cupcakes, make a batch, then (after eating 1 or 2) I'll send the rest with Jason to work or with the missionaries just so they don't sit around the house!

I'm rambling... anyway, back on course. I need a new hobby or activity to do that won't expand my waistline.

Ideas? Anyone?

6 comments:

Nicole said...

Jewelery making!? I want to start that. Good luck!

Cassie and Paul Becker said...

I totally hear you on only havin a baby to talk to all day but most days, Paul gets home at a decent hour. I like to scrapbook in my free time (but with school, it is almost impossible). You could always do an activity...say...here in Joplin with me :).

Duree Pamilya said...

Cass, I would LOVE to do an activity in Joplin! At this point, I would drive to Timbuktu for some interaction! lol

Jennifer said...

Are you in any playgroups? What about registering for Parents As Teachers. Maybe they have a drop in and play center. You could totally meet other moms with little ones. It's so nice to have other adults to talk to. I was bored a bit with Rebecca too. I actually started doing network marketing...not something I'd recommend. Playing on the internet is sure fun, but it sucks time away for sure. What about doing a swim class with David? I did one with Becca at 9 mos. She loved it. Or Kindermusik? Though, he may need to be 18 mos for that. Storytime at the library? Ours has a baby-2 storytime. Going to the playland at the mall? A new hobby, listening to talk radio, reading a good book (or listening to a book on tape), learning to paint (that's on my list). Too bad it's so freakin cold out. Quilting, photo software and organize photos on your computer (that's on my list too). Hang in there. You'll figure something out and David and Jason will love you no matter what!

tiffanyfarhner said...

I vote for the scrapbooking hobby!! It's a way to preserve memories and work on some family history and have something to do while u wait for Jason to come home. Oh, and it really doesn't have to be that expensive either. Just plan 1 page at a time and just get what you need for that page! I'm sorry things are tough for you right now. It will get better as soon as Jason is done with school. It will be worth it in the end. We are getting ready to go back to school too and it's going to be a challenge..although, we don't have kids, we have animals that require a lot of time and attention as well. If you need someone to talk to, you can always call me! I'll be there for you! Oh, we went to the Lindell ward today. That is like a totally awesome ward! We loved it! We just may have to find a way to move into those ward boundaries! Love and miss you!

Duree Pamilya said...

Ooooooh, we miss Lindell!! It's such a great ward!

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