Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Bored in Columbus

I'm trying to get the hang of this blogging thing.
Today I'm sitting in the Columbus Main Library. My daughter is a teen volunteer here so I get to spend a lot of time hanging out. We're taking a break from the more formal part of her education for the next few weeks until her new text books come. This down time is giving her a chance to work at the library every day - it will make up for the time we will be away later in the summer.
I've finally taken the time to bring the laptop with me and try out the wireless system the library has. It gives me something else to do besides reading magazines and checking out way too many books. Though I should have brought the adapter - looks like power could be a problem.
This past year has seen me with a lot of down time. Since we've moved into our little apartment from our home in the country I don't have much to do. In years past a good part of my day was spent teaching my daughter, but she has grown so much that she doesn't need me like she used to. A good thing from a teacher's perspective (she's learning on her own and using the tools I've taught her in the past), but boring if you are used to working with her. Combine that with the fact that I live in a 3 room apartment after living in a cabin in the woods with all the work that entails (mowing, chopping wood, upkeep, etc) and I am slowly going nuts. Even my love of cooking for the family has faded - it's hard to really cook with only about one square foot of counter space and a oven that sets off the smoke alarm if you heat it beyond 300 degrees.
Not to say that I haven't been busy. Running my daughter around Columbus, painting minis, paper models, and reading keep me from going totally crazy. But when you do things all the time that you used to do for fun it changes the fun level. I need more meaningful activities. Luckily we still have our home in Wooster so I am able to escape from here on the occasional weekend. It will be great when this Columbus experience it over.
Enough ranting for one day.

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