Friday, March 16, 2007


My Merriam-Webster dictionary defines boredom as a state of being weary and restless through lack of interest.

Maybe I get bored easily. My parents would always tell me that when I had my first hips surgeries at age 12, they were sitting in the waiting room and heard me from the recovery room saying that I was bored and there was nothing to do. So maybe I do get bored easily.

Anyway I am bored today. Everyone was out of the house by 6:30 this morning. So I haven't had anyone to talk to. I am finished with Sudoku puzzles for the week. Maybe the reason I feel bored is because I have had an active week. This past Monday, I was still tired from the active weekend. Tuesday P. and I visited a friend who has ALS. It was so nice that we sat in his driveway wheelchair facing wheelchair. I guess you could say we were nose to nose. I would talk to my friend until I got tired and then he would talk to me until he got tired. We ended up doing this for over an hour. After we left my friend we stopped at the grocery store and did some shopping. After that I rode along while P. picked up her Market Day order.

Wednesday K. was here all day. In the morning she helped me start some pea soup. In the afternoon we watched the Pride and Prejudice. The version with Keira Knightley.

Yesterday,I made Whole Wheat bread in the bread machine. I also marinated some pork chops and a chicken breast for supper. Also N. the home aid was here to help me shower and get dressed. So I had a little company in the morning.

However, today everyone was gone by 6:30 so I am bored. My parents used to say that boredom was good for us when we were young because it caused us to use our brains. The problem today is that I can't think of anything that is safe for me to. The term "safe for me to do" covers a lot of ground. I can think of a lot of things that aren't safe for me to do. Like cleaning the refrigerator. I am certain that even if I don't drop a number of items, I would get everything out of the refrigerator and then be too exhausted to continue cleaning it and putting all the food back. The same goes for all the other activities I can think of. I could call my aunts, but I've already done that this week. Besides talking tires me out. I am still amazed that I talked to my friend for as long as I did on Tuesday.

OK, that is enough of this rambling. It is almost lunch time. Maybe after lunch I will try to get interested in a movie. Or I might read a book. However, I always read for a couple of hours in the evening so even that gets to be a bit much. So yes it is beginning to look like I will watch the BBC Silent Witness that I taped the other night.

OK, earlier I said enough rambling so this is the end.


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