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Title: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: ydpubs on August 09, 2010, 01:03:52 PM
I've been feeling a bit down because my job hunt has been just awful.  :(

But I've been trying to do something every day to keep my spirits up. So I've been spending time with my cockatiels, taking walks, reading some good books, drawing.

I was wondering what my Ehellions here would do for pure fun, enjoyment, relaxation. Not necessary costing alot of money, just things you might do if you found yourself with an unexpected free day at home and could do what you like.

Thanks for sharing and helping to cheer me up.  :)
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: Aggiesque on August 09, 2010, 01:06:49 PM
Sleep.

If I wasn't sleepy, I'd go visit a botanical garden near here, bring a notebook, and make lists of all the plants I would want to try growing this spring. And take pictures!
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: Outdoor Girl on August 09, 2010, 01:09:36 PM
Depends on how I'm feeling.

If I'm feeling lazy, sleep late, read in bed, get up and read while having a bath, make brunch, read some more, have a nap, make something for supper or go out and grab some sushi, read some more...

If I'm not feeling lazy, I like to work in my garden.  There is always something to do.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: hobish on August 09, 2010, 01:09:54 PM
Hmmmmm...a whole day to myself at home? What i should do would be pack. What i would do would be spend part of the day reading, part of it watching movies & tv that i like to watch when i am alone, and i would order way more sushi than one person should eat and house it all.

I get time to myself at my camper pretty frequently and down there i spend it reading, playing in the lake with the little kids, socializing with the old folks in the day time and the youngins at night, and if i can get ahold of one, tearing around the woods on an atv :)

Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on August 09, 2010, 01:10:35 PM
A totally free day, where I didn't have things pre-scheduled?

Sleep.  And read.  Maybe eat.  Sleep some more.  Last time I had some unexpected free time, I brought the dog and a blanket outside, spread out the blanket and laid under a tree and read.  It was so peaceful and quiet; just heavenly!

I might also work in my garden, or plan out the patio we're going to build next year.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: otterwoman on August 09, 2010, 01:11:30 PM
Anywhere? http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/the_cloisters (http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/the_cloisters)

The Cloisters. I'd spend the morning wandering, then sit in the garden and read a book.

At home; my sewing room. I actually found the floor yesterday!
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: Judah on August 09, 2010, 01:12:22 PM
Honestly?  Laundry.  Try as I might, every few weeks I fall behind and only a concentrated effort gets me caught back up again.  Once caught up I feel such a sense of accomplishment, it's almost goofy.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: ydpubs on August 09, 2010, 01:17:29 PM
Sleep.

If I wasn't sleepy, I'd go visit a botanical garden near here, bring a notebook, and make lists of all the plants I would want to try growing this spring. And take pictures!

Nice! I've been photographing alot of flowers, trees and other vegetation and doing some sketches. I've also been reading up on botanical drawing because I would like to do some renderings.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: ydpubs on August 09, 2010, 01:18:58 PM
Everyone has mentioned sleep. Rest is a very good thing.  ;D
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: ydpubs on August 09, 2010, 01:20:13 PM
Honestly?  Laundry.  Try as I might, every few weeks I fall behind and only a concentrated effort gets me caught back up again.  Once caught up I feel such a sense of accomplishment, it's almost goofy.

LOL. I actually like doing laundry. I am not so great a folding and putting away, but everything is clean. I really love clotheslines. I like hanging to dry much better.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: ydpubs on August 09, 2010, 01:22:00 PM
Anywhere? http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/the_cloisters (http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/the_cloisters)

The Cloisters. I'd spend the morning wandering, then sit in the garden and read a book.

At home; my sewing room. I actually found the floor yesterday!

Oh, I love that museum! I've only been to NYC once and I was very lucky to go there. I've always said if I ever got a ton of money I'd live in NYC.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: Flora Louise on August 09, 2010, 01:40:29 PM
I'd rearrange my furniture. I love doing that.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: stargazer on August 09, 2010, 01:41:21 PM
Oh man so many things.  Sleep for sure.  Read.  Try to get back into writing fiction.  Play WoW.  Day is full.  :)
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: Lovemykids on August 09, 2010, 01:41:41 PM
I would LOVE to get a hotel room, leave the kids w/ DH, and take my photos and photo albums, which haven't been updated since YDD was born 3 1/2 years ago.  I have planned to get the hard copy photos I have into albums, and then do digital photo books a couple of times a year going forward.  And have room service brought to me so I don't have to stop to cook :).

And I would love to sleep and read a couple of books without interruption.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: purplemuse on August 09, 2010, 02:21:29 PM
If it's a cool day, I'd love to pack a lunch, book, and notebook (along with writing equipment) and go for a ride looking for somewhere suitably scenic for a picnic lunch, some reading and writing.

Otherwise, there are various activities I enjoy at home like reading a good book in a hot bubble bath, playing video games, writing, drawing...

Though I have been known to do odd things when the mood hits me-- like build a fort out of couch cushions and blankets.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: StuffedGrapeLeaves on August 09, 2010, 02:24:31 PM
SLEEP!  Definitely sleep.

Other than sleep, I would eat lots of yummy food, go shopping, and watch a movie in a real theatre.  I also would go out to a restaurant and have a proper sit down meal with no high chair in sight.   
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: cicero on August 09, 2010, 02:52:39 PM
depends:

sometimes I like to take the train to other BigCity (about 1.5 hours by train - i love the train!) and then meander around, get coffee, buy snacks, go to the outdoor market, etc.

sometimes i like to clean the house. ok, ok, don't throw tomatoes at me. but i find that i never get completely caught up with housework, so i like to have *a* day, a whole day, to finish things and have the house perfectly clean and neat.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: hobish on August 09, 2010, 03:01:15 PM
Oh man so many things.  Sleep for sure.  Read.  Try to get back into writing fiction.  Play WoW.  Day is full.  :)

Oh, yeah ... if somehow this was a magical day where i didn't have tendonitis i would play the heck out of some XBox! Soul Calibur, Dragon Age, Katamari, Grand Theft Auto ... >le sigh<
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: Sterling on August 09, 2010, 03:55:57 PM
After sleeping late I would wake up and have a nice breakfast.  Then I would lay out in the sun and read until I felt toasty.  Maybe go for a swim.  Then I would take myself to a nice resturant for lunch and actually enjoy a long lunch complete with dessert.

Then I would just stroll in and ut of all the little shops in our downtown area nad stop somewhere for happy hour wine.

And I would do all this completely alone
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: Lexophile on August 09, 2010, 04:39:27 PM
What would I do? You mean before I died of shock at not having to take care of anybody else?
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: ydpubs on August 09, 2010, 05:21:22 PM
What would I do? You mean before I died of shock at not having to take care of anybody else?

Yes, after they revive you at the ER what would you do? LOL!!
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: jpcher on August 09, 2010, 06:45:01 PM
Good question!

Yesterday, both the DDs were gone by noon and spent the night with respective friends. This really doesn't happen very often. There's always someone +friends around!

I read, played on the computer, did some paperwork, made my self dinner, went for a walk, watched TV, thought about cleaning a bit (then thought NO! this is "my" time!) . . . by 8:00 I was bored silly! :o

I realized that I need to get a life! :o


Reading this thread with much interest for ideas!


Once DD#1 goes off to school, life around here is going to slow down considerably! (Of course, DD#2 will still keep me hopping, but there will be a huge difference.)
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: Carnation on August 09, 2010, 10:03:36 PM
Visit the new museum in town.
Title: Re: If you had one whole day to yourself, what would you do?
Post by: JonGirl on August 10, 2010, 07:02:10 AM


Do what I usually do. Play on ehell and eat cashews!  ;D
Or go on the train and visit Geelong. Only a 30minute train ride.