What to do when you are bored!

I am getting fed up of having little energy and being worn out by so little.  I have to be up early 6.30 weekdays except Weds which is 6am!  I don’t mind this, as I am usually awake and ready to get up.  By the time I have got mine, Timmy (cat), hamster, fish and Emily’s breakfast, put some washing in, tidied up and told Emily countless times to eat her breakfast and get ready, I am out of energy.  I am home alone by 7.45 and ready to go back to bed.  I daren’t go back to bed in case Emily’s bus doesn’t turn up, although this hasn’t happened yet and if she did need me I would still be in my pyjamas!

Each morning this week I have been back in bed by 8.30 and wondering what to do with myself.  There are only so many times you can check the news and your email or Facebook, all of which are usually very depressing.

I like reading, but sometimes that takes too much effort and I struggle with books that take a lot of concentration.  I could write a blog post, but they also take a lot of effort especially if I need to remember things or check details or find photos etc. Ones about a load of rubbish like this one are easier. I can take pictures of the cat and post silly comments about him, but that’s if I can find him, he is usually back in bed by 7am and he has beds/sleeping places all over the house.  He will appear again at lunch time and then just before Emily is due in, for some mad reason he likes to be around when she is, it’s probably more that he knows he won’t get any peace so he might as well be there on his own terms!

The book I am reading at the moment is about a trip on the Orient Express, so I am mentally planning a trip myself, but I don’t think they allow riff raff!  Anyone else fine them selves dreaming of holidays in the locations on the Microsoft home screens? Today is the Tatra mountains in Poland.  How gorgeous is that, I love lakes and mountains. It is on the border of Poland and Slovakia.  You can now get flights from Leeds Bradford to Krakov starting in January or to New York starting in December. I was imagining a trip to New England in the fall the other day, not much chance of that though as we would only be able to go at October half term and that is only a week, most trips are longer than that and I think the time difference and long flight would be too much to cope with.

I usually spend ages looking at online craft things, but then end up overwhelmed with ideas and no energy to do them.  Today I have seen some cool tinsel yarn and some called funny yummy!  They knit cool toys, but I have so much unused wool I can’t justify it. I could add them to my never ending Christmas list, the problem with shopping online is you see lots of things you like for yourself, but struggle for those you actually need to buy for. The tinsel wool also has patterns for children’s cardigans which would be great for Emily, but sadly the largest size would just fit her so by the time I finished it she would have outgrown it!!

These images are taken from Knitting Bee and Craft Shop on Facebook.  I have visited the shop once, it’s in Colwyn Bay


I knitted a furry scarf last week, there were a couple of disasters as you can’t see the stitches and I had to start again from half way twice.  Don’t tell hubby, but I got wool to do another colour too! I haven’t made much as I am in so much pain, my concentration is poor and energy lacking, you can’t go far wrong with a scarf or so I thought!

When I am in bed I usually watch Netflix, currently watch Orphan Black.  It’s about several people who look the same, but aren’t related, I can’t tell you why as it will spoil the story.  It keeps you guessing for a while.  There are lots of killings in the name of secrecy.  There is a male gay character who is stereotypical flamboyant and extrovert.  Also a gay female character who tries to hide her feelings, which also seems to be how they are portrayed.  Watching Netflix series’s you do get the feeling that they try to get characters from all groups of society so you get the gay character, the mentally ill character,  the abused character, the drug user, the black character and the list goes on.  I haven’t watched many with a character who uses a wheelchair, wears hearing aids or who has limited energy. If they want to include characters from all walks of life they still have a few to add.

I have totally run out of steam now so will have to finish another time, bet you can’t wait to hear what else I did?!

So now the painkillers have kicked in and Emily is playing games on my phone.  (She has her own phone, which is exactly the same as mine, but mine always seems better!) So today I am wearing my jumper from Unchargeables, it’s quite hard to photograph a jumper when you are wearing it!


I started thinking that the weather warnings you see and medication warnings could be turned into ME warnings, like this;

Yellow Warning: Yellow warnings can be issued for a range of ME situations. Many are issued when it is likely that the weather will cause some low level impacts, including some disruption to travel in a few places. Many people may be able to continue with their daily routine, but there will be some that will be directly impacted and so it is important to assess if you could be affected. Other yellow warnings are issued when the ME could bring much more severe impacts to the majority of people but the certainty of those impacts occurring is much lower. It is important to read the content of yellow warnings to determine which weather situation is being covered by the yellow warning.

Amber Warning: There is an increased likelihood of impacts from ME, which could potentially disrupt your plans. This means there is the possibility of travel delays. You should think about changing your plans and taking action to protect yourself and your property. You may want to consider the impact of the ME on your family and your community and whether there is anything you need to do ahead of the ME to minimise the impact.

Red Warning: Dangerous ME is expected and, if you haven’t already done so, you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the ME. It is very likely that there will be a  substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure. You should avoid travelling, where possible, and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.





Maybe I should start my own clothing range!  I used to have some on Cafe Press or Spreadshirt.



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