Today I am on the third day of being stuck at home.
Well...technically...not quite as stuck as the picture might imply...but nearly.
I always struggle when I am required to stay at home because of things that are related to "home ownership". You know things like repairs or the dreaded "preventative maintenance" tasks that come with owning a home. Today I have painters here painting the trim on my house. The trim actually is part of a series of repairs that have been happening around here. I will tell you more about the adverse effects of wood frame houses in the Midwest in the next day or so. Enlightening stuff, I assure you. ***cough, cough, fingers crossed***
But for today's topic, I am talking about boredom.
Thought Number One: Boredom is amplified by the fact you know you can't leave the house.
If I was free to just jump in my car and go somewhere, I might choose to stay here and get a few things done. I have some hardwood floors that could use some polishing. I have some material waiting to be made into draperies and I have a stack of books waiting to be read.... but none of this sounds remotely interesting because I am stuck here. The fact that I am not ABLE to leave my house today, puts the kebash on any enjoyment that I might derive within my house today.
There is something about having worker-guys hovering around my house that keeps me from being relaxed or productive. It is what I call the "rat on the ship" syndrome. When forced to stay home, I equate it to being a rat on a sinking ship. I can only focus on my eminent demise when I should be focused on perfecting my breast stroke.
For the purposes of my analogy..today I am the rat and I am going down with the ship.
So instead of being productive, I am holed up in my office in front of my computer doing what what all uninspired time wasters do...playing around on the Internet.
Which brings me to my second thought
Thought Number Two: There are good and bad aspects of hanging out on the Internet
Normally, I am not a huge Facebook person. OK to be clear, I like FB enough to read it and be thoroughly amused by all the little quotes and silliness. I am just not good at participating. I am seriously thinking about starting up a group for all of us "dysfunctional FB users". Perhaps we could hire trainers to improve our FB proficiency and do remedial FB classes.
Because of my forced incarceration today, I have been on Facebook picking up great insight to peoples lives.
|Bad day for someone|
|Oh no, another bad day for someone|
|Aren't they cute.The Sisters got out of the house...er..convent today. They aren't bored.|
After spending an inordinate amount of time amusing myself on Facebook, I have moved onto Amazon.
My lack of participation on Facebook is made up in spades with my enthusiasm for Amazon Prime. If shopping on Amazon was an Olympic sport, I would have a gold medal. One click, it's mine in two days and I don't have to go into a store.
I suddenly realize the cure for boredom when one is a rat on a sinking ship....and it is not swimming but ...shopping.
Today is going to be an expensive day.
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