Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Day in the Life

I had several other topics I wanted to post about, but I decided to put those on hold to address a question that I know several people have had, and probably more who aren't asking me.

What do I do all day without a job?

Well, every few days I walk to the grocery store. I keep meaning to use Map My Run or something to see how far it is... maybe a mile would be my guess? So I get groceries for a few days at a time because our fridge here is only slightly bigger than a mini-fridge and the freezer is very small.

I've also done laundry a few times. I may do a post just about that because the machines are different here and there are no dryers. One nice thing is that the machines in the building we are in now don't cost anything; I'm not sure if that will change once we move. I try to do some kind of productive cleaning-type thing every day, but it's difficult to get motivated to straighten up when we are only going to be in this place a few more weeks at most.

I also have been doing a lot of reading, which you may have noticed if you follow me on Goodreads; and I just started the Summer of Jest, so that definitely takes up some time. I also listen to audiobooks while knitting or playing computer games, look at Google Reader or other websites, etc. Sometimes I just lie down. I realized a few days ago while "resting"* that the next few months will be the last I have to enjoy peace and quiet and just completely relax. I used to lie around in bed because I was sad or unmotivated, but that's not the case anymore. Sometimes I am just so grateful to be in a place where I don't have to work or really worry about anything and just be glad that it's quiet. Once Scunter** gets here that won't really be an option, so I'm taking advantage of it now.

Anyway I know a lot of people who say they don't know what they would do in my situation. Either they would feel worthless/useless or just get bored. I'm not like that. I'm perfectly content to be inside all day just working on my own projects, because I know it's a luxury not many people have.

*Not really an appropriate word because I don't have much to rest from, unless I've just completed a trip to the store, but having a quiet lying down time.

**Forthcoming child


  1. I think you are doing everything in just the right way for you and the baby! You are wise to understand that this time is a precious luxury - enjoy it!!

  2. Being a stay-at-home mom is my eventual goal in life. Not because I don't want to work (I know how much work staying at home is), but because I feel like I'm most productive and do the most good at home. The things I'm good at (cooking, baking, writing, organizing) are best done in the home, so why should I force myself to work to keep from being "bored"?