I bounced about like Tigger in the FEMA trailer that three of us firefighters shared. A single wide of dubious stability, it also bounced with every step. It was raining outside and I needed something to do. Mike looked up in annoyance. "You need a hobby!" he proclaimed.
But..I had plenty of hobbies...didn't I? I ran...I hiked...I kayaked... In thinking about it, I realized that most of my hobbies had to do with the outdoors. And that is still the case.
I've been confined lately, due to this never-ending cough and because the puppy got fixed and isn't supposed to run (even though she really wants to). She can't really be trusted on her own inside for a long period of time, so even though we are having the warmest November I have ever seen, I am stuck..inside.
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The main problem with indoor hobbies is that they mostly involve sitting. That is fine for people who have active jobs or who don't work full time, but in my job I tend to sit. That is the last thing I want to do when I'm not working.
I've run into people who have myriad indoor hobbies. One of my friends is building an airplane. (Yes, one that flies) Others do pottery. Glassblowing. And so on. Some of these things sound interesting, but involve space, which is a premium in my cabin.
It's taken enforced confinement for me to realize I still don't have many indoor hobbies. I think that's OK though. In some sense, hobbies keep me from writing, and my agent has been patiently waiting. The next novel won't write itself while I am doing other things. (HELP! I need a plot idea. What is a secret that a friend (early twenties) might keep from two others about her past that they find out years after her untimely death?. If I pick it, I will send you a free book when it gets published. Don't hold your breath, publishing is slow. Think 2018 at best). Winter's coming, people! You can't snowshoe all day!
Wait! Yoga! Does yoga count? When is the last time I did yoga? Um...
Do you have indoor hobbies? What are they?