His Action, My Boredom
Monday, January 06, 2020
I don't want to be one of those spouses who starts a blog post off with "I love my husband but...", so I will say this...
That man works incredibly hard. So hard that we are able to cashflow my graduate program and I can pursue my passions in the nonprofit world, despite the fact I'm primarily paid in warm fuzzies. For this reason and the fact that he's often tired and we're still disgustingly in love, I'll concede the remote in the evenings. 90% of the time that means we are watching some ridiculous action and adventure program, complete with car chases (vroom! vroom!) and gunfights (pew! pew!)
Understandably, at least to the spouses in similar situations, I'm bored in the evenings. While he's watching, I'm eating.
This week's goal is to find alternatives to boredom eating in the evenings. Despite the shows being terrible, I want to be in the living room with him and our dog. I've ordered a tray table that goes over the arm of the couch so I can pursue hobbies besides getting fatter. I've committed to stop eating at 8 pm and I'm setting myself up for success.
So far, I have:
- Adult coloring books. People kept buying them for me during that craze two Christmases ago.
- Loom knitting. I can't knit with needles due to my arthritis, but I can loom knit. Mostly in straight lines, which means scarves for everyone!
- Sudoku. I just learned how to play, so one puzzle should take me an entire episode, especially if I pause every time someone gets shot (on tv, my neighborhood isn't *that* bad)
- Sparkpeople. Despite maybe 3 people reading this biog and many message board comments being "WTG" as an easy source of points, there's something healing about exploring my relationship with my body and in writing for fun.
Suggestions on keeping my hands busy are welcome. Otherwise, I'm afraid they'll fill up with cookies.