Favorite Things To Do In My Spare Time

There are many things that I enjoy doing in my spare time. Obviously, the first thing is writing. I always find that writing when I have the time makes me feel better about myself and the world around me. My soul feels relieved when I write as if a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Sometimes I need the inspiration to help get me going but once the writing starts it is usually very difficult to stop.

A second thing that I like to do in my spare time is to travel. Because I work from home, I do enjoy getting away from the apartment more than Hal does. I wish that “travel” implied longer trips, but we always stick close to home to save money.

Another item on my list is to practice guitar. I try to do this every day, but far too often something always comes up. I feel bad because I let those interruptions stop me from practicing, but that is because I let them become excuses.

Other than guitar practice, everything I want to do in my spare time involves Hal (person) because my life would be empty without him in it.

The Return Of Winter

     I woke up this morning to find a light dusting of snow on the ground. This was not totally unexpected, but the temperature remained right at freezing with sleet and freezing rain throughout the rest of the day. I had hoped to go to the Apple Store this afternoon, but the sound of sleet and freezing rain made me forget all about that idea.

January is a winter month, after all. Because the winter has been so mild so far, this weather comes as a shock to the system and I don’t want to risk an accident on the roads this afternoon. People in the DC area have a hard enough time driving when conditions are perfect, but when things are bad, the number of accidents skyrockets.

Staying home is not the worst thing to do on a cold afternoon, but I will hope that the weather will be better tomorrow.