8 Feb 2010

FUN MONDAY - stuck in your house



The Church Lady has following question

How do you beat the doldrums when you are stuck in the house either because it is too cold or too hot outside? Do you read? Cook? Complete a home improvement project? Watch movies? Scrapbook? Please share your ideas.

When I am stuck in my house it's not a problem. I certainly won't cook other things then usual and spend my time in the kitchen. There is nothing to improve in our house either, other then changing the decoration from time to time, but that I do without regarding the weather, it only depends on my mood. I don't watch movies either besides a little crime story while we have lunch. After 40 years of marriage and being a retired couple we are allowed to do that !

What I do is first getting furious when I open the shutters in the morning and I look out of the window. Especially when it rains or it is wet, cold and grey. But then I remember that since 4 years I learned to use a computer and I forget the grey world outside. I take a cup of coffee and answer my emails. Then I visit my blogfriends and enjoy the posts from Australia, where people complain about the heat and that the sun is shining too much. I also surf the net a bit, because there are always new things to learn, or I play around with doing new headers or learning more about photo tricks and htmls.

As I use each spot of sunshine to go out photohunting, when I am stuck in my house, I have quiet a lot to do to select my photos and file them properly. When I am fat up with my computer and my window to the world, I take a book and read. I love reading. Or I call my girlfriends to chat and that usually lasts hours until it is time to prepare supper, watch a movie and go to bed.

19 comments:

Thom said...

LOL...this iS SOOOO you :) I can't picture every single minute of this. :)

Pamela said...

You do it right. always!

Merle said...

Dear Gattina ~~ Computers are a great
way to spend time and to learn lots
of things. And we can spend a lot of time on them. When I have to stay indoors, I use mine a lot. I
also like to cook lots of meals and put them in my fridge and freezer
and then have a few days off.
Thanks for your comments, my friend,
Love, Merle.

claudie said...

Yes as Merle said it, computers are a great way to spend time! With it you never loose your time as you learn always something new!!! I posted something on my blog this morning and now I go with anaïs to do shopping as she is curious to see the last fashion here!

joangee said...

Glad I'm not the only one to have discovered the delights of computers and photography.
At least with wi-fi and laptop I can keep 'himself' company in the same room as I explore cyberspace. lol
Thanks for sharing.

diane said...

Yes, me too. When it is too hot to play in the garden, I play on the computer, scrapbook and read. Don't watch TV very much mainly because there isn't much worth watching and BB is master of the remote control and I refuse to buy another TV.

Maribeth said...

Oh yes, I use my computer too. I have learned so much, I have met so many people and enjoy just cruising around!

Loree said...

I love the way to fill up your time. I would probably do exactly the same things.

Sayre said...

That sounds like such a lovely, relaxing way to spend a grey day! I wish I could do that myself, but its very rare.

Vlado&Toni said...

you seem to be a very busy lady ..making use of your time wisely and creatively.. the internet really takes a lot of my time.. i wonder what people used to do before the internet..hmmm

Janis said...

Your life sounds like mine...nice to be retired...everyday is a day off. I also use my computer alot...its a great learning tool and keeps the mind busy. Thanks for sharing Gattina and Happ FM

Lil Mouse said...

Computers are nice, aren't they? Great time fillers!

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Of course! That's the obvious anser! And there is so much to found in the internet, not only fabulous bloggers life but also potential travel destinations, so I'm even more engaged than you are.... *giggles*

Janis said...

Hi Gattina...I checked into what happened when you clicked on my name in your comments...I had the last two letters of my blog wrong, that is why it took you to that site. Thanks for letting me know.

min said...

I like to crawl into the computer too, but some days it's cloudy in there too.

Faye said...

Would you ever have imagined even 15 years how much we would be relying on computers for entertainment and education? I wish I knew more about technology. There's a magazine that I buy regularly that's right up your alley. It's called Artful Blogger and features these wonderful blogs by very artisitc people.

How's Miss Rosie?

The Church Lady said...

Hee hee. I love the cartoon! And congrats on 40 years of marriage! Whew!

Using the computer and the information highway is a sure way to chase away the doldrums. I could spend hours on the net - reading and blogging!

Thanks for playing, Gattina!

karisma said...

Hey! We are not complaining too much about the heat! (Only when we can't go to the beach! LOL) I also love reading and will hide out for days if I get a chance. Its hard with a big family but as Im a quick reader I manage!)

And yes I do have a new header at my blog, thought it needed cheering up a while back the old flood pictures were depressing me!

grace said...

fun post! I enjoyed reading it, thank God for the internet, we can visit without moving a limb