But, Enough About Books… February 7, 2008
Okay, even I can’t read ALL the time, so I’m guessing that you folks might voluntarily shut the covers from time to time as well… What else do you do with your leisure to pass the time? Walk the dog? Knit? Run marathons? Construct grandfather clocks? Collect eggshells?
I do love to read and really never tire of it. However, there are other things that compete for my time, mainly my two children. Their needs are varied and constant, and it seems I am always doing something for or with them, including volunteering at school, helping with homework, packing lunches and making dinner, driving them to school or band practice or soccer or Brownies or playdates or birthday parties, cleaning up their rooms, laundry, shopping, planning, playing games, etc. etc. The list goes on and on.
There are other things I like to do that are more about me.. I love photography and rarely go anywhere without my camera. I love to go to photography exhibits at local museums. I scrapbook in fits and starts but sometimes I don’t touch it for months on end. I enjoy the computer and love blog-surfing. I work out with a friend a few days a week. I enjoy going out to dinner and to the movies. The beach is a place I can relax alone or with my dog. It’s fun with the kids and Bob, too, but I really like going by myself. Sometimes on the weekends I’ll make a really good dinner and have a glass of Chardonnay.. I enjoy cooking when I take my time and don’t feel rushed, and when Bob’s home to appreciate it. I love music and listen to a lot of it at home, but in the car I primarily listen to talk radio. And I love spending time with a friend over a cafe mocha at Starbucks or browsing at Borders.
As a family we like to go camping over long weekends. We spend a few weeks each summer in Pennsylvania with my husband’s side of the family and look forward to it all year. We like to ride bikes together or go kayaking or just hang out watching the Discovery Channel. We enjoy visiting with friends and family.
And, in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln
What do you do with your leisure time?
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