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Share Your Spare Time Activities

Postby dtyree » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:59 am

Let us know what you do in your spare time. Some of the postings could be catalysts for others who might be searching for something to do.

A new one for me is watching a robin build her nest in a tree right outside our front door. Facinating to see how she weaves the twigs into her future home for her young 'uns.

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Postby Janice » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:39 am

I read, watch movies, do crossword puzzles, visit and interact on the ASAP forum, spend time with my loved ones and any other distraction that will keep me from thinking about pain.

Take care,
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Postby rainbowz » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:42 am

My favorite thing to do is have a bonfire. As long as someone hauls the wood over for me I love to build a fire and watch the flames. It's so beautiful and peaceful, I can sit out all night and just have a blast. Actually, that's what I did last night. :D I will usually pull my car up on the lawn for some tunes! I also love playing guitar and my little brother is now teaching me some stuff on the drums. I got him into guitar when he was really young about 8 and now he's 13 and is amazing. That's about all I can think of at the moment.
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Postby Ryzing » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:28 pm

I love bonfires, too!

We as a family like to watch movies, go for walks, camp, fish, surf the 'net, volunteer, travel, listen to music & cook. We also enjoy riding ATV's & dirtbikes (I don't do this much anymore).

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Postby ke4uzj » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:52 pm

well as i posted before i like to play online games , talk on the phone, laugh with my kids and hubby, go for rides (with someone else driving), watching my Daughters practice and play softball (this is bitter sweet because this was my thing, and i was to coach this year). surf the net, post stuff on asap, and my new thing is to go out to the edge of the bee yard , and watch the bees fly around and do their thing (i'm allergic so this is as far as i go) also, i have spent so much time with the dog,and cat i have basically taught them to be human. and, as of last night i am now trying to remeber 9th grade algebra ( this is not going to well) and my son is also taking german, so i am letting him teach me . that's about it, plus, i love reality tv during the day, not because it's good but it's funny.

i used to be very active...softball,baseball,camping,hiking,and riding or more like wrecking 4 wheelers(i'm a master at this one).i am an outdoors tomboy girl, and i miss it!!!!
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Postby hikealaska » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:04 pm

Well, as I established a while ago. . . . I am horribly bored. I play many computer games. Not the shoot 'em up type, more along the lines of Monopoly, Scrabble, Hearts and Tetris. I am now doing a latch hook rug. I haven't done this for years, but I made a HUGE Kansas Coyote one when I was a kid (that is the mascot for the Kansas Air National Guard) that now hangs in the museum on the base. (Forbes Airfield). So, I am designing and will soon start on a new one. I used to cross stitch, but my dexterity is not so good. I am assembling all of my great photos of Alaska and all my hiking trips through there into scrap books. This will take awhile. I lived there for a long time and was a resident tourist. (I didn't think of that one, the suggestion was given to me). Buying way too much music off of iTunes. I love love love to cook. My son has to retrieve the pots and pans for me since I don't bend. Gives me a head rush. And am very open to any other suggestion as to things to do. I have a short attention span and need much entertainment. :?
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Postby Amy Joe » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:48 pm

I love to cook, exploring different spices and making up recipes. I play alot of Super Text Twist, this keeps my brain working. I love real estate searching, keeping tabs on what sells for what. I watch alot of Food Network and Discovery Health.

I garden, not a huge garden but flowers. Laying around with my dogs. Hanging out with you all.

My first play love is music. Playing the piano, although I don't have one right now, I will in my new house. Listening to classical!!!!

This was really nice to see what others do. I agree with the bombfire!

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Postby hikealaska » Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:23 pm

Try this. . . it will keep you busy. . . . and HUMBLE

http://www.pibmug.com/files/map_test.swf
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Postby dtyree » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:01 pm

There are a lot of great ideas to pick and choose from, keep them coming. I am sure this will help other folks in finding to fill some spare time. I don't know about those bonfires, that is a new one. Don't know if I have somewhere to do that without burning down the house!!

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Postby ke4uzj » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:34 pm

david the house would make for an awesome bonfire :shock: ( and firemen would show up :wink: ) plus , it would burn alot longer than a traditional bonfire.
i am just playing ....please no one set their houses on fire ( but, if you do take pictures of the firemen :D )

okay, i am done being silly... btw that is another one of my hobbies :lol:
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Postby dtyree » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:44 pm

HA, HA, that was a funny. Not only the firemen, it might turn into an unscheduled block party!!

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Postby ke4uzj » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:51 pm

yeah can you TOGA, TOGA TOGA lol
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Postby petsmom » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:08 pm

My spare time which is most all the time is spent being a "petsmom" to quite a few dogs and cats through the rescue. It is vital to keep one's mind busy and not dwelling on medical problems. Wasted effort.

Right now I have 5 dogs at over 45lbs and a chiwawa. Then there are the cats, now 5. Then there are the 3 pit pups we just took in, skin and bones. Really pathetic! I am fostering them to get them ready for adoption. Heffer, the 18lb. cat is educating them on getting along with cats. Believe me, pits are not born cat or dog aggressive!!

Then there are the dogs next door I am helping with. Also pits and 9 pups. My other foster is visiting with a neighbor and I think she will adopt him. Been raining cats and dogs, LOL, and busy keeping everyone toweled off.

Tending to my yard is another diversion. Big yard, almost too much for me. Having to limit to flowers in pots near the deck. I can be very content just sitting on the deck watching Mother Nature do her thing.

I hang out here a bit when spine cooperates. I just try to avoid "idle hands and idle mind" which are said to be the Devil's workshop.

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Postby cash71 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:35 pm

A lot of hobbies I had to stop such as gardening and knitting b/c they are just too painful but I am still an avid reader. I read fiction and I also do a tonne of research online. I am also here a lot and on my blog.

As well seeing specialists has become a part time job. In the last year I have seen so many docs and had so many procedures it boggles the mind. And most times when I see a specialist I have to leave the island I live on and that makes it a 10 hour roundtrip for an appointment in Vancouver.

Add to children to the mix 5 and 8 and I find I am very busy. The kindergarten year is rough as you just drop them off and it's time to go back and get them again. I look forward to next year when I can relax a bit more.

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Postby bri23t » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:42 am

AAAAAHH YUMMMM...firemen...if i only owned my house still to set it ablaze to see some hot guys putting out a hot fire:)...sorry...ok so i like to read, which i dont really seem to be able to do much anymore, my eyes get tired so easily lately...

i also LOVE music...its like oxygen for me (foo fighters specifically!!...AHH!!)...other than that my days r spent surfing the net and checkin in often w/ this site...

its become almost like an addiction...my myspace addiction has subsided greatly since i found a site full of people i can actually talk to about whats going on w/ me...

and all my old friends that really dont get what im going through r im sure r sick of hearing about chiari and spinal cords and neurological systems...

i also whenever i can try to educate anyone willing to listen to me about CM and SM...i get some weird looks but if a tenth of what i say sinks in then i consider it a success...

but on average im pretty bored most days and would be lost w/out my digital video recorder...DVR rules:)...but ive adjusted pretty well to being bored i think (most days anyway)
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