Friday, November 03, 2006


I remember beinga little kid and complaining to my mom in the middle of summer how bored I was. The sun was shining, the streets full of neighborhood kids, and several siblings available for entertainment. That never changed the fact that I was bored. Mom would inevitably tell me to go find something to do and quit bugging her or she'd find something for me to do. Which meant cleaning or some other equally tedious chore. Off I'd go to entertain myself...or bug someone else at least.

Lately, I've been bored. When I get home Bob asks how my day was. My reply, "boring". Someone asks me how I'm doing. My reply, "I'm bored". Well, I don't actually say that becuase how do you respond to that? But that's what I want to say.

My analysis:
I think its started with the colder weather. Its no secret that I hate winter.

Secondly its my school class. I'm in geography (its a required elective for my associates) and it is so boring. The teacher is boring, the subject is boring. Its only redeeming quality is that I only have to suffer through it one night a week.

Then there's work. I have a great job. Good co-workers, good boss. Great perks and benefits, great company. But I'm bored. I sit in a desk all day and do the same thing everyday.

I need some spice, a challenge, a change. Something, anything! I feel for the first time in my life that I'm stuck in a bored rut. Its not a pleasant place to be for someone who is usually lively, talkative and debateably eccentric, at least a little kooky.

I will now take your (and by "your" I mean mom since I guess she's the only one who reads this) suggestions for how to get my oomph back.


Mom said...

No comment! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I am not sure how to get out of the rut! I have the BEST job in the world, I get to stay home with the two most beautiful girls in the world. (McKenna and Lexie) and I get to learn all about them and their totally different personalities. (Kenna is mis independent and teeny tiny weighing only 23 pounds at almost 3 and Lexie is content to cuddle with mom whenever possible and weighs 14 pounds at 5 months already). I would not trade my job for all the money in the world but there are times when I get bored and feel like I need a change in my routine. Then when I get done singing their songs and saying prayers at bedtime I watch their faces and know that I am just where I want to be and that is fine with me. I think you just need to find a new perspective on things and know that in the blink of an eye things can change so take advantage of things you love now! Alicia

Mom said...

Actually, I DO have a comment . . .
Whenever you feel this way, look for someone to serve: family, neighbors, strangers, God. That about covers it, I think. xoxo

Steph said...

Hi, I've come by way of "Fat cyclist" one of his food entries to be exact. You gave a rough outline of a recipe for beans and rice (using a crockpot.) I have a question. What spices do you use, and have you ever started out with canned beans... would that effect the overall flavor in the outcome?
Hollar at me, and let me know. Thanks! BIG HUGS, Steph