Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hobbies

I've been in a small funk for a couple weeks, which I mostly attribute to a mysterious illness that has given me headaches, tummy aches, and fatigue. It's not enough to shut down and curl up in bed for a few days, but has affected my energy level to a point where I feel the minimum is all I can handle. My husband feels he needs to fix me by suggesting multiple hobbies I could become involved in.

I don't think I'm very dynamic. As a wife I disdain all things domestic. The only thing that keeps me from hiring a maid is money. Cooking, laundry and cleaning all seem like a never ending epic battle: I just beat back what I have to to get by. I guess he knew what he was getting himself into.

He has suggested watercolors. I turn my nose up. He has suggested gardening. Is that like outside domestic chores? Triathlons, like him... is the water cold? No way. Oh, and I can't ride a bike. How about helping him in the studio? Not really.

I could get into horse riding, but I have no money, and what do I do with the kiddos? I like to dance, but lessons are expensive and what do I do with the kiddos? I could get into hiking, but what do I do with the kiddos? (see a theme?)

I could ask him to watch the kiddos, which he would do, but we don't have a lot of time. And as I've explained often, sometimes it's not worth it because of what I might have to deal with when I come home, making the fun and relaxing I had null and void. It's a lot like coming back to the classroom after having a sub for a day.

I like history, but is that really a hobby? Is teaching? I'm such a nerd, it's really what I enjoy! I like to think and read about it, and learn, and be creative in the classroom, getting "a ha moments" from kids, like points on a video game!

I'm just in this little funk and I don't even know what to blog about. It will pass and I will be excited about life soon. Then maybe this will be more interesting to read!

7 comments:

K said...

I dusted off my sewing machine yesterday and picked up an a dress half cut out for Maria 1-2 years ago. It looks very homemade, especially after trying to make it bigger after part of it was already cut out. It was fun in between all the frustration! I agree about the "sub" analogy. You always pay when you come back from vacation. Find some good reading in the meantime to perk yourself up! Have you read about St. Padre Pio? It was his feast day Wednesday. Very interesting life he led. There's my suggestion for a hobby.

Tara said...

Or, you could have a white russian and a soak in the bath while J takes the kids out to the Mickey D's playland.

K said...

Wait a minute... I'm pretty sure they call that "mystery illness" morning sickness. :)

The sites founders. said...

How about writing a history book that kids would understand? You love kids, love teaching, are a good writer and a great nerd (ya do a daddy proud!). An American History book for preschoolers. Or the under 10 crowd would be great!

chrissyrudd said...

Sewing, another one of those things I shudder at, falling under domestic chores... ugh! Yeah, writing and reading are good, but I should be focused on my homework... ugh... And HEY!!! NO MORNING SICKNESS!!! That's not even funny!!! I do like the White Russians, although my supply is down... The ingredients will be going on my Christmas list.

Briana said...

How about photography? Scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, reading? All things I enjoy! (When I find time to myself!)

carrie said...

you should become a pageant mom. you know travel around with the girls and get them al dolled up with wigs and makeup. you could become completly obssessed and shout at them if they don't smile right or if they twirl the wrong way... that would solve the problem of babysitting.
really though,i think your best hobby was when you were trying to get through all of the flavors at acushnet creamery in alphabetical order. sometimes you are such a genious! i tried but couldn't bring myself to order banana icecream....