Do you ever get bored?

Many people ask me this because I am an empty-nester and don’t have a job. I often volunteer to look after my grandkids or stay with my elder daughter, but I still have no fixed responsibilities to occupy my daytime.

But I am never bored. I learned long ago to amuse myself. I like my own company. There are many ways to pass my time pleasantly without turning to board games, which are not a solitary pursuit.

Growing up, first I used to watch my grandfather playing solitaire with a real deck of cards for hours. And later my father playing solitaire on his computer ( pc). So I’ve inherited this talent to have a good time with myself as company.

Blogging, reading or playing games on my phone are a few of my pass times. So who has the time to get bored?

Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “board/bored.”Use one, or use them both for bonus points. Enjoy!

Written for Linda’s SoCS- Bored/ Board



68 thoughts on “Bored?

  1. I’ve been retired almost two years and rarely have been bored. Maybe a few cold winter days, but never for long. There’s too much of life to enjoy, even as a single person. Enjoy your family, friends and solitude!

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  2. I’m the same way. There are so many things I want to do or read that I don’t get bored. Sometimes it take me awhile to get started doing the things, but when I do I’m pretty absorbed in it. 🙂

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  3. I totally agree with you, Sadje–I’ve never been bored in my life!! And I used to play “real” solitaire with cards too! Since I didn’t fit in well with anyone, I learned to be my own best friend and acquire interests–I practically lived in books! Blessings to you today–I enjoy your posts😊

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  4. Often folks believe that empty nesters and retire folk have all the time in the world.
    But we do have our own responsiblities and just because we have the ablitiy to choose what we do does not mean we can be called upon to fill in or do what others think we have time for.

    We have earned the right to choose how we use our ‘free time’ 😀

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  5. My mom HATED if we ever said we were bored. She would say, “Well, I’LL give you something to do,” and of course it was never anything pleasant. We would end up cleaning our rooms or doing other chores. It was not our ideal cure for the boredom we were “suffering” from.

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