Bored, Bored, Bored

This is a grumpy,  feeling fed up kind of post so apologies in advance.  After two weeks of inactivity I am climbing the walls with boredom. 

A pile of library books have been read and are being exchanged today by my live-in carer (who seems to be a little disenchanted with his role now);  some mindless computer games played; online bills paid and some laundry done.  Oh,  there was a brief shuffle around the garden path a few days ago where I enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine.

I even resorted to trying to watch some TV on my tablet with the subtitles but  goodness me,  what a load of rubbish to trawl through before finding anything decent most days.  I watched a couple of documentaries on BBC iplayer which did help to pass a few hours.

P drove me to the hospital on Monday to have the stitches removed. I naively thought that I would immediately be bouncing around afterwards but it is still healing slowly and will be another couple of weeks yet.

Inactivity and comfort eating is becoming a real danger to my waistline.  Probably best to move the chocolates to the top shelf!

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  1. Not moving would drive me up the wall too. At least the weather is improving all the while.

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    1. Yes, hopefully I can sit outside later and look at the snowdrops.

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  2. Sounds like time for life stories/memoirs to be written….thinking back and putting down on paper. That’ll keep you out of mischief for a while
    Will also save you from breaking the leg climbing on the chair to reach the choccies on the top shelf!

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    1. P has just returned from the library trip with a couple of pasteles de nata to go with our coffee. Very nice but oh so naughty.

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  3. Ynsee, loayr as cum seose y Ghaelg: https://www.learnmanx.com/

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  4. I'll lend you some of my very strange mindset. When everyone else is in the situation where they feel the need to eat comfort food I go off my food. There are times when I would happily swap places. So we are strange beings. Anyway I wish you willpower. When I can't be bothered watching TV (which is a frequent occurrence) I revert to QI. For some obscure reason (which a researcher might find Quite Interesting) it keeps me company.

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    1. I go off my food when I am worried or upset but boredom makes me eat for England (or the Isle of Man anyway).

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  5. I think I'd soon be climbing the walls too. Fortunately I do x-stitch and make quilts (also restore old ones) so I could keep my hands busy, but I am very much an outdoors person so my 4 walls would be frustrating!

    I hope you are able to hobble around outside again soon.

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    1. I am not patient enough for cross stitch or other intricate tasks. My projects would end up crumpled and possibly hurled into a corner!

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  6. Poor Jacqui (I hope you don't mind me using your real name?). Just be patient my dear, your release day isn't too far ahead. Could you have an embroidery project on the go or try some watercolour pictures - perhaps using a few of your photos for subjects. Failing that you could knit Lord Peregrine a bobble hat - in red and white stripes.

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    1. Now, YP. You know perfectly well that my real name is Jasmine.
      Embroidery or water colour painting are much too refined for the likes of me. Perhaps knitting though. I may give that a try.

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    2. If your knitting skills are rusty Jasmine, help yourself with some YouTube instructional videos Jasmine.

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  7. Do you listen to Podcasts at all? They do have some fascinating topics on hand, but they do require searching for them. I find a lot of things on NPR that pique my interest. I'd also require a largish stack of books. Tim is not a reader, so if I sent him to the library, he'd just pick up anything with a cover and pages. I imagine it is all getting old for you at this point though. I think we should send YP and Northsider around to do a comedy skit for you.

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    1. I used to enjoy listening to BBC Radio 4 which broadcast many interesting programmes but since my hearing has deteriorated I find it too difficult now.
      YP and northsider. The Chuckle Brothers. That would liven things up a bit.

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    2. Forgive me. I forgot you hearing issues.

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  8. Having gone through a similar situation several years ago, I completely understand and sympathize. But sympathy from others doesn't quite fill the void when one is more than a little frustrated by restrictions. Feel free to grouse, however, as you've earned it. Know that when you will finally be released from restrictions, the signs of spring should be in evidence bringing nicer weather and a livening landscape to enjoy. Perhaps you can get some gardening mags and flower/veg catalogs and make plans for your garden.

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    1. P has been taking advantage of my lack of mobility to make quite a few changes out in the garden already. When I look out of the window I can see the gaps where shrubs have been uprooted and all but two of the rose bushes have gone, as have a lot of the flowering plants that he is not keen on. I have managed to persuade him to keep three of the plants that my sister had sent me a few years ago and are still in pots so hopefully they will survive the cull!

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  9. I think the idea of writing memoirs, and perhaps going through old photos and organizing them, would be worthwhile during your down time. Knitting is great if you keep to simple items such as scarves/cowl. I knit for myself and gifts whilst watching evening TV - that way I feel I've done something useful with all that time stuck in front of that screen these long winter nights!

    Hope the healing progresses well - do take care, and behave yourself!

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    1. Thank you Mary. I am impatient to get out and about again.

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  10. Just get a cat... a warm, furry soft, purring, cat. You might want one a little younger than I am - one that does stupid stuff like chase bits of paper dangled on string tied to the end of a fishing rod, stuff like that.

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    1. Do they come in a non-allergenic variety?

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    3. Most of them would not be allergic to you.

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  11. I enjoy codewords when I am sitting quietly on my own. If you can't get out and about to buy any puzzle books you can subscribe and they will send them to you, or buy one-offs, and they will come in the mail. Just google Codebreakers and lots of different puzzle books come up. Hope that is of some help J. xx

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    1. Thanks Rachel. I do enjoy doing cryptic crosswords so perhaps codewords will keep me occupied too. X

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  12. Maybe you could have some of your friends pop in for a visit? They could help you pass the time. Or how about some road trips with P where you don't have to get out and walk?
    I am sure you have thought of all of these things and I sure hope you recover soon so you can get on with your normal routines, JayCee! Hopefully, it won't be too long now...

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    1. My walking friend did suggest that she drive me out somewhere for lunch. I may take her up on her offer.

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  13. You've got many long days to fill in. Drives out with P and coffee with friends sound as though they make the time pass a little quicker. I guess some sunshine would make all that easier. Hang on in there.

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  14. Why not do some more research on your new house/church and it's surroundings and tell us so more fab tales JayCee.

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    1. I may just do that Dave. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  15. Agree about TV when forced to consider watching it - nothing much worth watching. Are you a wordle fan?

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    1. I only heard about it a day or so ago. Must take a look.

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  16. .....or just eat all the chocolates in one mammoth blitz so they are done and gone for ever!

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    1. Oooh, I think I would be sick! Actually, I weighed myself this morning and somehow seem to have lost a couple of pounds.

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  17. It seems everyone has offered solutions to your predicament!
    I can sympathise with the fact that you can't get out and about as you normally would, once having been in the same situation. Can't really offer any other suggestions, but taking a trip out with a friend or meeting for coffee would be my best idea. Much as you love your new home, it's still good to get out.

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    1. Thanks, CG. As it is a sunny day (so far) P has offered to take me out for lunch. A half hour drive down the west coast, drop me off at the door of the cafe then we shall have the
      soup of the day, looking out at the harbour. I am looking forward to it.

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  18. OOoooo JayCee, I feel your pain ..... it was the same for me when I broke my elbow at first but, you will soon be out and about again. Being a bit late to this post { as usual 🙄 }, everyone else has put forward most suggestions. Try to just enjoy getting P to run around after you and get the choccies out again 🤣. Keep smiling. XXXX

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