Much to my utter sadness, my time with these two cuties is quickly coming to an end…
(The girls love saying “ahhhhh” and having me look at their throat with a flashlight…I have trained them well!)
My hours nannying are gradually diminishing as we get closer to our moving date in May. While I recognize that this is, in fact, ideal, my heart aches in anticipation of actually leaving the twins. Seriously, I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it.
This means that for the next 6 weeks I have a bit of extra free time on my hands. In May I will begin teaching two college literature courses (on top of my full-time job…yeah, I have issues with whole “saying no!” thing). With this in mind, I want to be sure to take some time to relax BUT I SUCK AT IT. I am literally the WORST relaxer on the face of the earth. It actually makes me super angsty and I begin cleaning everything.
Consequently, I am officially looking for a hobby. Any recommendations? I have always considered running a hobby, but a girl can only run so many miles every day. I also love cooking, but there again, you can only cook so much when you only live with one person.
Perhaps we should get a pet…
(This is a picture of our one and only pet–our fish–Kathleen Kelly. We actually had to re-gift our fish to a friend because it turned out to be too much responsibility…)
I keep gravitating toward the idea of getting a pet, but I know that this is NOT the right time with the whole move coming up and the fact that once May comes, both Chase and I will be working 24/7.
Chase suggested that we start rock climbing….
I have no idea why since the last time I climbed ANYTHING was at least a decade ago. I am probably one of the most accident prone people in the world, so boulders are probably a no-go for me.
I plan on reading books:
These in particular….
However, reading hundreds of graduate papers is still my full time job, so I don’t exactly want to be reading 24/7.
What are your hobbies? Any suggestions? What would you do in my situation?