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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Hobbies

I can remember the days when it was all about me! My oh my are those days long gone! But I do truly believe, from the bottom of my heart, that we (all mom's) need hobbies and need to take time for ourselves. I feel that doing this makes us better moms. When I can enrich myself and do things for myself I feel better about myself and that makes me a better mom! So what kind of hobbies do I have?

Scrapbooking
I an relatively new scrapbooker. I absolutely love doing this which is crazy because I am not crafty and not creative. But I absouleyly love scrapbooking, I have to admit that half of why I love it because it's an excuse to get together with friends.

TV
When I was younger with no kids I could rattle off a list a mile long of shows I just had to watch each week. My list has dwindled down one....maybe two shows. I am an avid Grey's Anatomy fan. In fact it is the sole reason that my family now has Tivo! I also really like ER but I don't go crazy if I miss it. Now with Grey's everyone in my house knows that when I start watching it I just need 45 minutes alone (gotta love fast forwarding through the commercials). I tell them all that yes the technology of Tivo allows me to pause the show but once I get started I'm in the zone and do not want to be interrupted as it might ruin a perfectly good cry!

Spinning
This is a great release. I have to admit I haven't been to a spin class in several weeks. But the idea of walking out of a spin class all sweaty when it's 8 degree's outside with a wind chill of something below zero just freaks me out. I went to class faithfully twice a week for about a year and loved it. My goal is start going again when the temperatures outside reach a point that will allow humans to sustain life.

I do other things as well but the things I listed here are the only things I do ONLY for my own enjoyment.

Sam

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hobbies for the Mom

Who has time for hobbies, especially when you are a working mom? Hopefully everyone! Hobbies are that little bit of time each day/week to give ourselves a chance to take a breather from real life. Yeah right! :)

I have a few hobbies that I do when I have spare time. Let me share them with you!

Scrapbooking:

This is my big time consuming hobby, but I love it! It's a chance to sit down look at old pictures and reflect on the past few years. It's something that I don't get to do often enough, but when I do it's a wonderful hobby. Nothing beats going through those old pictures and finding the perfect paper, embellishments and words to explain the picture(s) on the page. The best time is when you can take a few hours and get together with friends and really do some serious scrapbooking.

Reading:

This is probably my second favorite hobby. Nothing is as relaxing as a good book, IMO! I'm very particular about my reading, I love a good mystery novel and I have a few favorite authors. I can never get enough of John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton. My husband is a library director so he is always trying to get me to expand my reading, but I always go back to the above authors. I occasionally find a book outside of the above listed, but it's seldom. I'd rather have one good quirky character in a book than anything else.

Television:

Everyone has their favorite shows that can't miss. I am one of those people, and I'm thankful for TiVo! There are a few shows I can't miss each week and I wait until my kids are in bed so I can enjoy them in peace! :) Right now my favorite is American Idol, yes I'm an Idol freak. I also can't miss Days of Our Lives, Law and Order: SVU, Reba and a couple of others. It's sad that I got TiVo for my husband's birthday last year and I use it more than he does!

So, those are a few of my hobbies, and I hope every working mom has at least one "non-kid" hobby for herself. Every woman needs something for themselves!

Sharing our hobbies

On occasion, we get some "me" time. We'll share about Real Working Mom's hobbies.