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Katek Thu 22-Jan-15 10:48:01

Today I am bored. This is actually a good sign as it means I am recovering from last week's chest problems as I now want to do things and not veg on settee any longer. I have plenty to do but it's all the wrong things! Don't want to tidy or do laundry or vacuum....need something a bit more fun and exciting today. What to do??

merlotgran Thu 22-Jan-15 11:04:25

Snap! Katek, I'm fed up with watching telly and reading. I hoovered the lounge this morning which has made me feel like jelly again so it's back to Homes Under The bloody Hammer.

I've ordered a tin of Annie Sloan chalk paint online as I want to paint our bedside tables. Shouldn't be too taxing and the paint doesn't smell so hopefully won't make the cough worse.

Back to the doc tomorrow and hopefully I won't need any more antibiotics as I'm sure they are making me even more tired.

glammanana Thu 22-Jan-15 11:15:46

It must be catching as I feel the same,I have no work this week so nothing to prep and all the housework is done,plant pots tided even the ironing is up to date,same as you Merlot watched HUTH and saw a guy buy a piece of land for car sales so nothing interesting there,on here for a while to see if anything grabs my

janerowena Thu 22-Jan-15 11:21:42

I'm still recovering, I had 'flu' and norovirus so felt wiped. As soon as I felt a bit better I finally got around to sorting out photos, both online and real ones. It's not finished yet but it's a lot better, and two cupboards were cleared and sorted in the process. Then I started on my pine blanket box that contains my wool stash, meaning to give some away. As a result I have taken up knitting again after years of not picking up my needles.

I also had a good ten minutes of fun from it, when I asked DBH if he would like me to knit him a tie. grin The look of horror that was so quickly concealed... It's almost worth knitting one anyway just to see his face!

Mishap Thu 22-Jan-15 11:23:21

Get well soon all you ailing people! How I hate the winter!

Katek Thu 22-Jan-15 11:31:38

I have docs this evening - once the car and I have skated over the frozen roads. (Now that could be exciting!) I know exactly what you mean about the jelly feeling Merlot....was on my way yesterday to meet young friend and new baby visiting from US, felt not too bad, then 5 miles down the road I started to tremble and my temperature shot up. I had to drive with window open. It was a quick visit. Sitting here looking at bits of cat fur on the rug and trying to motivate myself to get the Hoover out. I'd rather be chatting to someone or having coffee/lunch with friends.

Oh well....what channel is HUH on?!?!!

Ariadne Thu 22-Jan-15 11:33:21

Came out of hospital on Monday, so I am not bored pers se, just fed up with the discomfort and ,my slowness with everything! My cleaner was in yesterday, though, so the clean and shiny house makes me feel better.

But, since I had a knee replacement in April, I know that it will get better and I will feel better. Must apply a touch of the Pollyannas and remember how lucky I am with all the support that I have. grin

Katek Thu 22-Jan-15 11:43:29

Good to hear you finally got your op Ariadne and that you're now home. I read the word 'cleaner' with great interest-wouid love one but can't justify it now that we've downsized and I'm not working. Both dd's have cleaners but they work full time. I do have an ironing lady though as I get bad back pain standing in one position for too long.

I'm about to force myself to go and do the boring tidying......sigh.

glammanana Thu 22-Jan-15 11:59:53

KateK HUH on BBC 1 at 10am,lots of re-runs though at the moment.

Liz46 Thu 22-Jan-15 12:04:45

janerowena, how about choosing a clashing set of colours and suggest you knit him a striped tie? You could get as far as casting on before you let him out of his misery.

By the way, I am in a knitting group and we knit for charity. A few weeks ago we had a sale in the local library (where we meet) and raised £140 in a couple of hours.

Katek Thu 22-Jan-15 12:06:56

Thank Glamma....sometimes caught it later in the afternoon but didn't realise it was on in the morning as well. Watched Restoration Man last night
(George Clarke......'nuff said!!) and mad London couple were renovating a WW2 airfield control tower in the wilds north of Inverness! Talk about lifestyle change.

janerowena Thu 22-Jan-15 12:29:17

Liz46 Love it! grin I shall save that for 1st April, which will give him time to forget and be scared all over again.

Yes, the only knitting I have done at all lately has been knitting for charity, but it doesn't count as 'knitting', if you see what I mean. Last year we had to cover a wire sheep with knitted squares for our local school. Used edge on, not flat! They went on display as art works somewhere or other, and then the squares were removed and sewn up by some poor WI group somewhere before being sent off to Africa.

I am tidying too, then coming on here to read another thread between each chore as a 'reward' and to have a quiet coughing bout. Moving sets it off, I keep thinking I should just keep still, but the fact is - I can't. My housekeeping standards are very low, but still I manage to shock myself on occasion and three months of inactivity (broken ankle and injured knee from a fall before the flu) have left their mark on my house. Next task coming up - clean the kitchen cupboard door fronts. They are vile, particularly the drawers. I did the top ones last week. Now I wish I didn't have so many cupboards.

Marmight Thu 22-Jan-15 12:57:18

Ariadne flowers Hope you are feeling tip top now you are home!

daffydil Thu 22-Jan-15 14:12:54

I used to love knitting. Problem is I hate sewing and knitting invariably means some sewing. I am the world's most reluctant needlewoman. A button needing to be sewn on sends me into a bad mood.
Best wishes to all of you who are or have been under the weather. DH and I have been lucky so far this winter.
Incidentally I mentioned to a friend recently that I have not had an antibiotic since I was 14 more than 60 years ago. My younger daughter had her first one at 20 and has not had one since and my son had one when he had measles age 5 and no more - he is now 52. My friend was astonished. Is this so unusual?

merlotgran Thu 22-Jan-15 14:27:52

About a year ago DH offered to wire in a double socket above a section of worktop so I can move the microwave.

He must be bored as well because I can't think what made him decide to do it this morning. He's been an absolute star looking after me for well over a week but I've just seen the state of the kitchen. [wailing in despair emoticon]

I feel a return to bed coming on grin

annodomini Thu 22-Jan-15 14:31:20

Bored rigid! I had flu two weeks ago but DS2 had arranged to take me to Rome, so I made myself feel better and spent four lovely days in Rome last week, running on adrenalin. Since we got back, my feet have hit the ground, but not running. Cough is back and I'm living on Lemsip! Went to the hairdresser this morning, came back and went to sleep again. A lovely afternoon but I fell off the bottom step of the stairs on Monday and my foot is badly bruised, so not feeling like even a short walk. Father Brown on afternoon TV - only moderately entertaining... may have another snooze!

Katek Thu 22-Jan-15 14:45:02

Gosh, there's a lot of us in the same boat! Hate being unwell - am very impatient with myself. High point of my day will be a chat with the doc........hmm

janerowena Thu 22-Jan-15 14:45:37

Oh dear. This thread should be called 'Walking wounded come and be bored here', perhaps!

We are away this weekend, for DD's 30th Surprise party. I have no idea how I am going to get through it as it starts at 7pm and I am pretty sure I will be desperate for bed from enforced socialising, after only a couple of hours.

Hence the cleaning going on today, as I have various friends coming round next week as I was so sure that I would feel better by now, and rashly agreed to hold our knitting club here.

daffydil I often use doubled thread and a fine crochet hook and crochet my knitting together. Perhaps you could do that, it's so much faster.

daffydil Thu 22-Jan-15 15:14:34

janerowena sounds like a good idea, I shall try it.

Grannyknot Thu 22-Jan-15 15:19:40

I'm also bored.

Have spent most of the day avoiding doing some paid work, and instead browsing Spanish websites and fantasising about buying a static caravan on a beachfront site! One of the parks even offer free weekly Spanish lessons.

Reason for the static caravan search is because I just want a bolt-hole, the simpler the better.

Seeking Vitamin SEA sunshine

numberplease Thu 22-Jan-15 15:36:22

All the best to all you poorly people.

KatyK Thu 22-Jan-15 15:48:39

I get bored some days too. The housework is done, nothing on TV, can't settle to read. I have signed up for a bit of voluntary work as I think it is a shame when I am fit and healthy and there are people out there needing help.

harrigran Thu 22-Jan-15 19:43:35

I have only been out of the house a handful of times since Christmas day because of this virus but the one thing I am not is bored.
anno, have you checked the literature that comes with Lemsip ? because if you are on BP drugs and some others they could react with your drugs.

Jennypops Thu 22-Jan-15 21:20:54

I broke my leg just before Christmas,I have only been out of the house to go to the hospital. I am absolutely bored,can't seem to settle to my knitting,dreadful daytime TV,Radio 4 sent me to sleep this afternoon! DH has been making marmalade,my usual January occupation.

janerowena Thu 22-Jan-15 21:59:14

I went to knitting club tonight, and managed to get through it without too much coughing. I don't want to look as if I am still contagious and get evil looks sent my way! But one new woman was just sitting there and not knitting, just twiddling with her wool and coughing a lot more than me. I asked her what she was making, and she said 'Nothing, I was just so bored I needed to get out of the house and had to find an excuse'! shock I thought that was a bit extreme, how was she going to explain her empty needles to her OH? Why hadn't she said she couldn't knit, I would have taught her?

I didn't get a chance to find out if she didn't want to hurt her OH's feelings, or just fancied a natter but didn't feel like actually learning something.