Post # 1
I feel like all I do is work, sleep and eat. I need a hobby! What do y’all do?
I used to read a lot so I have a pretty long list of books I want to read. I’d like to try something more interesting though. Has to be cheap, too. I’m thinking about learning to play the guitar because I think it’d be awesome to surprise him and play a song for him on his birthday (March) but I need to see how much lessons are, first.
Post # 3
I really like to play poker and spades on line. LOL. Free, cheap and fun.
And when I’m having a bad waiting day, I shop (cheaply). Retail Therapy!
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2014 - Rebar
@babytoes: I love love love to paint in my free time.
Post # 5
@babytoes: I love reading. It has always been one of my favorite pastimes. I also enjoy listening to music, writing, shopping (not cheap but I love flash sale sites), hiking, singing, knitting, sewing, and and dancing.
Post # 6
@veryberry13: LOL I am BANNED from shopping (for myself) until after the new year. I treated myself to two pretty leather purses recently 🙂
@MissMarple: All of those things are things I like to do as well! I guess I just need to put some variety in my days, mix it up a little so I don’t feel so bored/boring all the time.
Post # 7
@babytoes: I knit, crochet, sew, read, bake and play guitar. Maybe you have a friend who would be willing to teach you? You’d be surprised how many songs you can play with 3-5 basic chords!
Post # 8
@babytoes: Is sleeping a hobby? Only joking 🙂 I do love to sleep though.
I love reading, watching tv and movies, and traveling. Unfortunately, time and money don’t allow for more frequent travel, so I keep myself busy with the other things.
Post # 9
@babytoes: I dance in a hula group. I only go go to practice once a week unless we have a show coming up. But it is way more than just a dance group, it is my family 🙂
I collect shot glasses, is that a hobbie too? haha.
Playing guitar would be great! Although, I have had a guitar sitting at my house for the last year and have maybe picked it up 4 times :/ its something you really gotta stick with.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
Cross stitch – if you know where to source things it can be reasonably cheap
Drawing – same but also worth investing in some really nice bits as well (copic markers and photoshop with a nice tablet). But pencil and paper is all that you really need :3
Sewing – I like sewing small toy animals, though I’d love to be able to make clothes ^^
Reading – probably worth investing in a kindle XD I’d quite like one – loads of old classics are free to download.
Video games – last a long time but expensive to set up XD
Cooking – I really like taking time to learn new recipies for meals or baking
I used to do sports and musical instruments haha but I gave them up when I went to uni because I wasn’t able to stay with my instructors. If it were simple things then you could probably teach yourself a few bits on the guitar or piano – though they both can cost a lot to get set up with haha XD But I guess that’s the same for most things hurr.
Post # 11
@babytoes: I don’t know how much free time you have or where you live, but if you live in an area that’s not completely rural I’d look into things you could do in groups. For example, a few months ago I joined a women’s choir and it has been really fun singing once a week with them. Joining a group like that definitely makes it more of a commitment, but I like having that to look forward to on a weekday evening. 🙂
Post # 12
I taught myself guitar and used to play squash but I barely do either of them now 🙁
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Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Reading, writing, playing video games, photoshopping pictures, watching movies, etc. I usually try to invent projects for myself. Currently, I’m trying to upload wedding pictures to Facebook for my friends and family. I’m also trying to re-organize the house.
Post # 15
Ahh so many good ideas, thank you!! I think my problem is that I get bored or frustrated easily. If something is too easy, I’m bored. If it’s too difficult or not turning out the way I want it to (ex: crochet “scarf” was more like a lanyard) I get frustrated and give up.
I did try to move all the music from CD’s I made a long time ago onto my computer… it took forever and I’m not even done! It started as a fun little project, like “Oh cool, I haven’t heard this song since middle school!” and turned into a chore.
Post # 16
@LittleWigeon: That’s so cool you taught yourself guitar! How did you do it? Or are you just one of those brilliant folks who can figure stuff like that out really easily 😛