Saturday, January 20

Hobbies

It’s Saturday. Lyn is home and getting ready to go to a model airplane swap meet. He isn’t really looking for anything and is going with limited funds, but I’m sure he’s going to find some huge wonderful thing that he simply must have. In some ways I hope he does and in some ways I hope he doesn't. It’s good to have hobbies, but he seems to be attracted to hobbies that are bottomless money pits, like model railroads, model airplanes, sports car racing and flying. I guess I just don't get it. At least he is only currently pursuing one of them and he really seems to gain a lot of enjoyment from it. I'm sure I wouldn't complain if he were pursuing something that I find more interesting.

I have recently taken up sewing. I think it’s part of that new mommy brain thing that makes you want to learn how to sew. If nothing else you feel like you may need to have a sewing machine around sometime over the next 18 years and ought to know how to use it. Plus I desperately needed some sort of creative outlet. I’ve slowly been puttering away with it, but it’s been difficult to make they time to do things and have actually gotten very little accomplished. Actually, instead of typing about sewing I think I’m going to go do a little of it while I can and will report back on that later. I finally finished up one project and now I get to start something new, which is always the best part.

4 comments:

Kristina said...

I am so happy to see you posting again. :)

Bearette24 said...

welcome back, lora.

Mike said...

Good to see you again, and don't fret on the hobbies. Since I've done all the hobbies except for rc planes your husband has, I'll give you this perspective.

Hobbies are like therapy. With my trains I enjoy the research, the hunt for a certain item, and don't even have anything set up. Just bins of trains. Sports car racing, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. Without the friends and their teams, I'd have had very limited involvement. But I loved it. As you know, my bikes are more than a hobby, they're my identity and a lifestyle. That being said, I enjoy the escape all these provide. The mental clarity that comes from having to concentrate wholly on the task at hand, not dealing with everyday worries for a bit. That's priceless, and it makes me think it helps me to be more tolerable to be around. I know you know this, but sometimes it helps to hear it from another source. Take care.

Lora said...

Thanks Mike. I think that's all very true for Lyn too. His hobbies are a form of therapy. It gives him something to focus his mental energies on. Plus just like biking is a huge part of you identity, his ability to build things and make things work is a huge part of his. BTW I forgot to add skiing to his list,