Killing Time or Each Other

Things To Do While At Home

In line with our new assignment, it’s been quite a reflective time for us. We’re actually home together at the same time and getting to know each other again. We get so busy with our committees and outings that spending quality alone time sometimes takes a back seat. That begs the question; Have you reached the limit of how much time you spend with your ‘significant other’? Did your kids or grandkids get stuck here with you?  If so, killing time might become a challenge when you’re looking for things to do while at home.

If everyone is still alive and well, how about dusting off the bicycles hanging in the garage? Biking around the neighborhood with friends allows for exercise and keeps in line with social distancing. My hubby aired up the tires and off I went to meet with my more athletic gal pals doing the same. I can only go about half as far as they do for now, well, maybe one fourth. Okay, I haven’t been on the bike since last summer, so you can guess what’s aching and what’s numb after two days.

Cart Parades have been popping up in the evenings now. Nothing scheduled, but if you’re outside your home between 6pm -7:30pm you might see a few neighbors driving around, which then prompts others to join in. Before you know it, there’s a parade of them just circling the neighborhoods, and sometimes the aroma of steaks and burgers still lingers in the air.

With the restaurants closed for inside dining, take out has a new following of customers. Or are you actually cooking on that new stainless steel stove? The glass top is a chore to keep clean. Maybe that’s why the outdoor grills have been utilized.

Karaoke is a new pass time for us too.  But we’re not as good as we thought since our dog Maggie, runs underneath our bed when she sees the microphones come out. Our neighbors, who live down the street, will usually come by and rescue her for a couple hours while we sing.

That takes care of the first 15 days. Now hubby can get started on some of my honey-do lists. I can hear the hammering now…OMG I’m getting a closet organizer! That should keep him, us,  busy for the next few days. I hope Good Will is still taking donations.

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Pam Batey

Moved to Tanglewood in August 2016, with husband, Steve and dog, Maggie. Retired Paramedic, now continuing my hobby writing short stories and information in the "You and Your Health" Section of the newsletter. Active Member of Tanglewood Community Church.