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Question for those of you who don’t work outside the home....what do you do to fill the hours of the day???

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      Tuliplady wrote Dec 14, 2011
    • I’m not judging anyone or trying to put anyone down.  

      I’m honestly lost and confused without a job.  

      I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing.  I think even my dog is getting tired of me.

      How do you do this “housewife” thing?




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      Butterflyrose wrote Dec 14, 2011
    • Tulip, after a 32 year career of teaching, I chose to retire 2 years ago. I absolutely love my “new life.”

      Some things I do: shop, decorate, home improvements, read, clean my home, garden, visit family, send out cards, crochet, cardmaking, church, socialize, attend events and plan outings. Helping people at ANYTIME brings me great joy! Also, loom knitting is a new hobby.

      I pray that your life is full to the brim.

      An act of kindness is a gift given
      Butterflyrose

      #enjoylifeheart




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      Tuliplady wrote Dec 14, 2011
    • We don’t have shelters here, or shopping.  The ground is frozen, I can’t garden till April

      I took all the dogs for a good long walk this morning, but after a mile or two, I got cold.

      I had coffee with the village elders this morning.  

      I’ve knitted till my hands ache.

      I guess I’m bored and crabby like a little kid who can’t go outside to play.




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      Tuliplady wrote Dec 14, 2011
    • But thanks ladies for the input.  I appreciate it.




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      Mzd3 wrote Dec 14, 2011
    • Well, Ive worked at home for a looong time, and I get bored too, all the time. I sit on my asx on the computer or in front of the TV. I need some ideas too :)




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      Torunna Sims wrote Dec 15, 2011
    • Staying on schedule and inventing an income. Not easy but what is ?




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      Diane17 wrote Dec 15, 2011
    • Well, my husband has been home a lot these last couple of years but he has been a stay at home dad, taking care of our toddler and helping our oldest with his homework and stuff.  He did the housework, fixed dinner, washed our cars, watched TV, surfed the Internet, and played guitar.

      Hope this helps a little bit.

      Diane




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      Victorious wrote Dec 15, 2011
    • I am hoping to retire soon too and do just about all that butterflyrose is doingestatic




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      Marion Licchiello wrote Dec 15, 2011
    • If you keep a schedule/routine it makes it much easier and fulfilling.  I get on the computer first thing and do my thing.  I check email, write, send emails, get on here, etc.. then i do whatever needs to be done on the computer for the day and always leave it on in the background.  I pick a room or thing to clean and do that.  I do not turn on the tv at all unless it’s really important and I can just listen or I won’t get work done...but the computer is always on.  I love researching things on the computer and writing.  Your dog loves that you are home.... give him hugs throughout the day.




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      Marya1961 wrote Dec 21, 2011
    • I thought for sure when I stopped working it would be horrible, but as time went by it was actually easier for me.

      I manage our finances a couple times a week (with hub’s business it is needed), get on my treadmill or do light aerobic exercise in the morning, take the time to interact with our outside creatures (they need to be fed every morning), research anything and everything on-line, have been making notes about my side of the family and would like to do a genealogy tree during the winter months, care for my inside plants, fish and hamster (he is comical) and then you figure in the cleaning, clothes washing, cooking and any extra thing, my day is filled to the brim...of course, our son is still living here, so when he comes home from school, we talk for a bit.estatic




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