Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Problem with Christmas Vacation

The problem with Christmas Vacation is that I have this feeling that I have infinite time, and I don't.  What ends up happening is I spend way too much time on the computer (surprise surprise) and don't really DO anything with my time.

So I've made a promise to myself to leave StayFocusd on while I'm home to force myself in to doing non-Facebook or Reddit related things.

Part of my problem is that I feel like I can't go do anything because it's winter.  For example, I was hoping to meet up with some friends yesterday, but I couldn't promise anything because I didn't know what the roads would be like.  We have rescheduled for Saturday morning, but now it's supposed to be gross again, so who knows what will end up happening.

If the roads are bad, I can't drive anywhere, and if I can't drive, I don't expect anyone to drive out and see me.  But of course, living in Canada, you never know what the roads are going to be like because the weather changes all the time.  You can't always rely on weather forecasts.  It might say Saturday's weather will be fine all week, and then Friday it says you'll have 10cm of snow on Saturday.

That means I either have to cancel plans last minute, make plans last minute, or not promise anything until the last minute.

Being, for the most part, trapped in the house, makes me feel like there's nothing for me to do but mindlessly surf Facebook.


For starters, I need to clean some junk out of my room.  Getting my room clean was on my Summer Bucket List and I never did get to cross it off.  Might as well do it now.  Better late than never.

I could start reading more.  I used to read all the time, but that sort of fell by the wayside.  I started reading The Hunger Games the other day (someone please tell me why I didn't read this series sooner!) and it's fun being able to read for pleasure for once.

Maybe I'll start baking.  It's a skill I want to have anyway.  I'm not a bad baker; I can follow a recipe, but I'm not confident in the kitchen.  Hand mixers are the bane of my existence.

And crocheting!  Because I have to finish Jenna's mittens that I promised her I'd make.  And walking!  Because it's good for you!

Here's to hoping I can cope with having a computer-reduced holiday season.

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