Thursday, June 25, 2009

Writers Workshop Thursday: How Do You Stave Off Boredom?

Usually I eat.

Since I have been on the whole weightloss/healthier me/exercise thing I needed to find another way to keep my brain active.

I redesign the house on the Cape that we rent in my head. Crazy? Yes/no. This house is where my body stays while my soul is resting on Cape Cod. I have been staying in it since I was 8 years old. It is much loved and I have always dreamed of making it mine.

It is pretty plainly furnished, but not in a bad way. I love what is there becuase of what it is to me. I love that the bed matresses are so old that you essentially end up making a nest in them as you sleep. I love that the showerhead in the bathroom is not a low flow one and can pummel your back into massage-like bliss. I love that the sun streams into the dining area in the afternoon bathing the table in watery, relaxing rays.

It I think about the things I would change and then sometimes, change back, not wanting to ruin the feel of the place. I could never change the seagrass rugs or the little desk in the 'office' room. I would keep the Julia Child-like pegboad where all the pots and pans hang along with spatulas and measuring spoons. I would however buy new knives.

Before I know it, I have whiled away an hour, dreaming and placing and relaxing. This is an exercise that I love and one that I think I will always have.

14 comments:

Mama Dawg said...

Not to sound like a stuck record, but I daydream about Disney World and/or winning the lottery. Keeps me entertained and hopeful and not bored.

Los said...

I remember going to a poconos resort with my parents as a kid on a number of occasions ... I loved it there, and can still picture it perfectly ... sigh.

CJ said...

On my post, I also mention planning things in my head.

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TSannie said...

I'll have to try daydreaming...nothing much else seems to work to keep my mind off food. I definitely live to eat, unfortunately for my waist line.

Love those steps in your header!

L.R. M-J said...

Eeegads....daydreaming about renovating! Aak...that is what exhausts me these days. Who knew that actually planning to do whatever you want is actually a nightmare! Fortunately the grange is practice for the house so I'm not stressing..my daydreams are about when it's done!!
:)

Mom2FiveBratz said...

First of all, Im never bored. Second, when I daydream, its usually when I go to sleep at night and I plan out my kids future, no matter how silly it seems. Right now I have my oldest daughter marrying a millionaire in a wedding held in Paris, my oldest son touring the world with his band, my youngest daughter gracing the covers of Vogue, my middle son being video game maker, and my baby boy being an Air force pilot/doctor...i cant make up my mind there. It gives my brain something to do.
Notice i dont have any of them living at home with me forever?

LMT said...

Hey, I just came across your blog and I love your Writers Workshop Thursdays. I love writing and I have just begun to post prompts of my own. I have created place where I link all my favorite "writing prompts" and will add a link to your blog as well. People will really enjoy your promts and blog. Thanks!

Take care.

Nicole said...

I am right there with daydreaming. I am usually running out of time and energy to actually realize those daydreams but at least I can plan and create and design in my head. lol

King of New York Hacks said...

Just take a ride with the King...you won;t be bored at the speeds a NYC taxi can achieve LOL

Middle Aged Woman said...

I'm reconstructing my google reader, which I wiped out by accident many moons ago. Saw your blog listed on MamaDawg's and it reminded me that I missed you. Now I'm back, and you are on hiatus. Sad for me, hope it's okay for you. Me and depression? Are tight.

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Hullaballoo said...

Hey honey, are you coming back soon? Been missing you :(.xx

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kanishk said...

Keeps me entertained and hopeful and not bored.
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