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   Posted 4/18/2009 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Doesn't it seem like no matter what our living conditions are we seldom have free time just for us to relax and have fun! Even if you are retired, single, the kids are grown, a mom raising 4 kids or with an empty nest...finding guilt free time to do whatever you desire is rare. If you had an hour of free time, what would you like to do???

That's darn hard for me because there are so many thing. Sometimes taking a nap would be nice and needed but then I miss my 'free time' TV doesn't interest me. I would either read or sew. NO freekin' phone, no kids calling with their problems, no grandkids (whom I love dearly) asking for treats, just having the quiet would be so great and I could get so much sewing done or relax with an hour of guilt free reading.

What would you do with your 'guilt free' hour?

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   Posted 4/18/2009 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Cross-Stitch, Needlepoint or maybe paint something, or read a good book.....
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   Posted 4/18/2009 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
If I was pain free I'd love to go on a bush walk or maybe a coastal hike. Otherwise I'd like to draw or make a lithograph (yup thats where my name comes from...go lithography!) A romantic dinner with my husband would be nice but I'd need more than an hour!!! Or maybe a massage as long as it was really gentle and not one of those deep tissue ones!!!

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   Posted 4/18/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
What I need is one hour to go out with my husband to dinner. During this hour it would produce this.

I would be able to speak a whole sentence without hearing "Mom" "Dad"
I wouldn't have to cook dinner
I wouldn't have to do the dishes


Would we even know what to talk about if kids and work isn't suppose to be spoken???? LOL
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   Posted 4/18/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Flyfish all alone in a mountain steam with a cool breeze through the trees, the birds singing and the trout rising to dry flys! > when trout feed on bugs on the surface of the water and you drift your fake fly or bug into his or her feeding lane. The trout may just come up and look at it knowing something is wrong or take a real bug floating close by but when it takes yours and you made the fly yourself out of feathers & thread on a flyrod you built yourself, it's a wonderful thang!
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   Posted 4/18/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Pete WOW that sounds like such a wonderful thing to do.  Maybe I need to think about taking up fishing. You should be an author your discription was GREAT

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   Posted 4/18/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I would go hiking with my dogs, just sit outside & play with them, or go horseback riding through the hay fields (although this is no longer possible, as both 'my' horses have passed on). I would also like to read for fun (although this isn't really possible with the current condition of my eye), and getting an hour of sleep would be great too, since I am such an insomniac. Sometimes even just crashing at night, relaxing & watching a good documentary on the discovery channel, etc.


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   Posted 4/18/2009 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   

The free time answer would always be the same and I do often have the free time, it's the fibro that interferes.  I would always take my free hour and sew in my sewing room.  I love to sew, but my feet and legs hurt so bad lately that I can't do it.  I can't do anything.  Heck, I haven't even been cooking!!

I'm a mess lately.


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