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You know you're bored when.......

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grannyrebel7 Sun 14-Feb-21 08:53:15

Yesterday after sorting out the domestics, watching stuff I'd recorded, calling a friend, reading and saying after each activity, "Right, what am I going to do now?" I asked my DH to give me some long-division sums. He gave me really hard ones and I kept getting them wrong. However, after perservering I finally cracked them. This managed to while away a good chunk of time and I was quite pleased with myself afterwards. Funny thing is I hated maths at school and I have no idea where all this came from! What do you do in these times of extreme boredom?

Harris27 Sun 14-Feb-21 20:35:52

Competitions on my iPad.

Hetty58 Sun 14-Feb-21 19:19:41

I must be bored stupid today - as I've polished all the door handles!

Liz46 Sun 14-Feb-21 18:48:24

The Times Ultimate Killer Su Doku books keep me out of mischief.

grannyrebel7 Sun 14-Feb-21 18:45:38

Go for it Greyduster - you'll be proud of yourself when you've mastered it. Thanks for all your examples of what you get up to to keep boredom at bay.

polomint Sun 14-Feb-21 18:30:40

Earthcam and skyline are the two sites I use aveline

Oopsadaisy1 Sun 14-Feb-21 17:43:55

Muse pic of 2 nearly finished, topped of with resin, either to pop some money into for GSs birthday, the ‘shrine’ is for GD, using vintage jewellery, fabrics etc.

Aveline Sun 14-Feb-21 17:38:25

That's a great idea polomint. Just off to check

polomint Sun 14-Feb-21 16:40:39

I've found 2 webcam sites that I go on when I feel a bit fed up. I can travel the world and watch people in " real time " as they go about. I'm particularly fond of visiting the duomo square in Milan, thectrvi fountain in Rome and the beautiful ski resorts in northern Italy. Then sometimes I go to the beaches in Miami and Maldives. Lovely for a wee bit escape time and then I've cheered up a bit

Alioop Sun 14-Feb-21 16:18:00

My friend sent us all a music quiz via WhatsApp to stop us getting bored. I just got so frustrated with it I wanted to throw my phone through the window. I'll stick to sorting my drawers out, AGAIN!

Callistemon Sun 14-Feb-21 14:29:38

I was wondering whether to attempt to bake some shortbread (but we'll only eat it) and perhaps some fruit bread but by hand this time - last week's made in the breadmaker was a disaster.

paddyanne Sun 14-Feb-21 13:02:53

Bake ,yesterday 6 dozen pancakes and 3 dozen scones ,my son and his family are always happy to take food ...any food

cornishpatsy Sun 14-Feb-21 12:52:42

Oopsadaisy1 I had never heard of altered tins, just looked it up, some are lovely, might have a go myself.

About a week ago someone mentioned Word Battle, I now waste a lot of time on that.

Greyduster Sun 14-Feb-21 12:50:40

I stare at my new laptop and think now is the time to get to grips with Windows 10. Then I remember I’m really not that bored!!

Kim19 Sun 14-Feb-21 12:32:56

You go outside to remind yourself how warm three degrees is.

Daisymae Sun 14-Feb-21 12:26:50

Never actually got long division, never held me back! I'm really bored when I double check all the cupboards for forgotten chocolate.grin

timetogo2016 Sun 14-Feb-21 12:24:35

Gransnet and youtube.

crazyH Sun 14-Feb-21 12:19:58

Gransnet !!!!

henetha Sun 14-Feb-21 12:19:36

You go out for a walk in pouring rain, just because you're off your head with boredom, - like I just did. I got very wet but feel exhilarated.

sodapop Sun 14-Feb-21 12:17:06

Start cleaning the grout in the shower then get my husband to give it a complete overhaul. He will be so pleased when I can get back to my voluntary role running a small library smile

Nell8 Sun 14-Feb-21 12:06:59

Pore over Sarah Raven's gorgeous garden catalogue then go to her website and fill my basket to overflowing before chickening out at the last minute when the total cost comes up!

Jaxjacky Sun 14-Feb-21 11:48:29

List dinner ideas for the week ahead, update online food delivery list, flick through emails for stuff I don’t need then delete them, try and find a project for the next week. I have two targets for the coming week, find seed compost to start sowing and buy premium bonds for the GC’s.

Callistemon Sun 14-Feb-21 11:28:30

You arrive early for your jab and your DH tests you on history while you wait in the car park.

Aveline and M0nica grin

You know you're bored when.......
You resort to Gransnet

grannypiper Sun 14-Feb-21 11:28:11

Many evenings of Mahjong

WW010 Sun 14-Feb-21 11:27:07

Gransnet for me too!

M0nica Sun 14-Feb-21 11:05:18