Well, this whole week can be wrapped into one word: nothingness. I have done tiny things here and there, but mostly, this week has started with Live with Kelly and Michael in the morning, blogging and working out, followed by Ellen until dinner and nighttime spent with Trav. There was a little bit of excitement today, though, when Geno decided to climb around in the kitchen and get stuck in a garbage can. This can deters him from climbing on top of the cabinets, but he managed to get inside. And luckily he’s not any heavier because I had to rescue him.
During this overly boring time, I looked to my friends on Facebook for ideas on how to pass the time. Some suggestions include:
Substitute teaching (which I should be able to do shortly….just waiting on paperwork)
Pinterest.com (definitely have done my fair share of that)
Go explore your new town on your own
A few suggestions to read (and I have started reading The Fault in Our Stars, which I’ve been dying to get around to for months. I’ve read all of John Green’s other books, and needed the time to get around to this one!)
Volunteer somewhere was suggested a few times
Come take care of your doggie nephew (I wonder who might have sent that…)
Plan your wedding! (did look into a few things and print a wedding guide)
Find a cute local yarn shop or knitting group (sometimes held at libraries or churches) and learn to knit – it will come in handy as a stress reliever as your wedding day approaches (plus it makes for inexpensive but adorable holiday gifts for family and friends or charitable groups that need baby or cancer hats, etc.) – (which I am TOTALLY looking into…thanks, Marcie ).
I love all of the suggestions. And now I’m going to relate all of this free time to my weekly PMBs, thanks to Hollie.
My physical brag is that I have worked out EVERY day this week, even if it was just yoga. I joined the local master’s program and started swimming again, which is great for my upcoming triathlon adventures. To check my workouts, you can always look at my Daily Mile. I even post the swim sets I do if any of you who swim on your own are looking for something to keep you going!
Mentally, I’m going to brag about the fact that I have been remaining as positive as possible during this down time. I’m sure many people would be overjoyed to have at least 2 weeks off. But for me, I like business. I like having a schedule and the like. I like having an INCOME! But as my dear cousin mentioned, I have the rest of my life to work, so enjoy this time!
My life brag? I have made dinner every day for two days but today. I had dinner planned for tonight but had really bad cramps (TMI?…nah…) and had Trav throw some spaghetti and meatballs together, which was on the agenda for tomorrow. I made lots of Crock Pot meals, but I also made Sweet Potato Crust Pizza, thanks to Tina. I loved it and have been really enjoying the leftovers for lunch.
Travis is all about the plain pizza, which I’m totally ok with .
My intention was to volunteer at the animal shelter today, but as I mentioned, strike of the cramps and freezing rain kind of changed my mind. But I do plan on going tomorrow, and I am excited!
Do you enjoy doing nothing, or are you one that have to be constantly going?
Any other suggestions on how to spend my time?