Okay, so I’m not dancing around non-stop. I am, however, hanging out in corporate housing until the closing date on our new house (2.5 weeks!).
This is the sweet life, right? I don’t have a job, and my list of responsibilities is miniscule. Laundry and dinner are just about it. I would say that on average, it takes me 1.5 hours to fold a few loads of laundry and make a tasty dinner. I’m a slow cooker. Which leaves a lot of empty hours in the day. A lot.
To try to remedy the “tons and tons of hours of TV” issue, here are ways I’m trying to stay “busy” these days:
- Honing my video game skills so I can compete with Scott at his favorites–NHL and FIFA, to start
- Using the Xbox Kinect to work out regularly (those video game trainers are tough with their programmed perfection and their chipper “Want to do another round?” questions)
- Field trips to Lowes to narrow down options for future house projects
- Making dinner without the normal tools–not a choice as much as an activity that makes me count down the days until we unpack our kitchen stuff in its new home
- Walks with Peanut
- Reading a 1200-ish page book that I’ve had on the shelf since 2006
- Paperwork for mortgage stuff and other moving-related issues
And there is still SO MUCH TIME left in the day. I now know the daytime TV schedules for way too many channels. I even know what’s on the Soap Network from 10 AM to 7 PM. Oh no!!! Well, there’s a show on from 5-7 that I do legitimately like. And there are huge chunks of time that have the same show, and… there’s really no excuse.
So that’s where things stand. In a slightly fitter, very well-rested, TV-filled limbo.
My favorite part of limbo (other than the extra time with Scott and the naps and the reading) has been daydreaming about our future house. It’ll be the first house that Scott and I picked together, and that’s exciting. And with that daydreaming, I get to learn all sorts of things. The plan is for me to become a construction worker on the house until the biggest projects are complete. I get to learn how to install hardwood floors and reface kitchen cabinets. I’m excited about that, I just have to be mildly patient between now and then. Here goes!
Also, anyone want to buy our old house? It’s really really cute, in my completely biased opinion, and there’s an almost inexhaustible supply of fresh rosemary in that front garden bed. And hardwood floors that I didn’t install. Everything you could ever want.