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.
Boy was I ever "stuck in the house" this weekend. Pennsylvania got about 2 feet of the white fluffy stuff Friday into Saturday. We had plenty of notice that this storm was coming, so I was prepared. I was able to purchase my milk, bread, t-paper, snacks, ice cream, beer, movies etc. days before the snow storm hit. All I had to do was sit back, relax and wait to be snowed in.
It's funny how the snow can be a big distraction. I had grand plans this weekend to work on my on-going "winter time" project of painting the upstairs bedroom and closet doors. I figured there would be no better time to jump into this project than on a snowy house bound weekend. But somehow, it didn't happen.
It didn't happen because I had to fix breakfast, clean up breakfast, watch the snow fall, shovel a little, fix lunch, clean up lunch, take pictures, watch the snow fall, bake cookies, make snow-cream, watch the snow fall, shovel a little, take more pictures, excercise 15 minutes, watch the snow fall, talk on the phone, fix dinner, clean-up dinner, watch a movie, go to bed. I simply don't know where the time went.
Now on Sunday, my focus changed a little. The snow was old news and I was able to get some painting done.
So, to answer today's Fun Monday question, I beat the doldrums by completing a home improvement project. So far, I have painted 7 bedroom/closet doors and I have 4 to go. Each door takes about 1.5 hours to complete. It is a tedious project, but needs to be done. The doors are primered, but have never been painted since we built the house nearly 7 years ago!
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