Why won’t I learn?


After telling you last week that I thought complaining helped me get my Tablet PC, and complaining to 2 people via e-mail today that I was bored after being out of the office for 3 days, my temporary crowns popped off while I was flossing (yes the dentists did say it was OK to floss). Gross. Well, I was wondering what was going to get me out of the house this week. I thought it was going to be the art museum and signing up for some beading classes…but no…it’s another trip to the dentist! They are going to have to name one of the rooms after me (or my teeth)..the Heather Hamilton molars number 16 and 17 room….well, at least I am getting out of the house (yes, that is me trying to be optimistic and no, that’s not natural for me…just go with it this once, OK?). Grrrrr.

As for the bored, I’ve already gotten a lot done over the weekend. I sealed the grout in the kitchen back splash I just installed…the irony of the dental situation isn’t lost on me here. Finished off my holiday shopping, wrapped presents, did some cooking, cleaned the house, all the laundry, read about ten magazines and watched everything on my Tivo. After 4 years of working on my house, there’s just not that much more that I want to do to it. The problem is that having done so many home projects over that period of time, I got in the habit of using time-off for those types of projects. Not that the projects were that fun, but the sense of accomplishment was great (especially the fact that I learned how to do some many things and didn’t have to pay anyone to do them). I always had a project waiting for me.

So now, having time off, it’s weird to sit here and wonder what the heck I am going to do for the next week and half. Definitely some reading and watching movies, may even catch up on my blogging (mostly reading blogs and linking…I haven’t been so great about that) but I need something (other than the dentist) to get me off the couch. But I’m not complaining. Because there are worse things than the dentist office…like yard work.

Comments (5)

  1. Pradeep says:

    What is a Beading class??? I hope you are not trying to make the next fastest computer as a parallel-programming abacus! 🙂

    There are always projects to be done at home. Dad & mom have been doing projects at home for 2 decades and more now – and yet they still say – they’re working on it, go figure. So here are some ideas from what I’ve seen them do:

    a) Bonsai! Apparently there is something abt making big trees grow to adulthood under a foot and have it in a living room which can be a conversation for a few hrs.

    b) Ikebena is my mom’s favourite and shez into some really funky flower arragements arnd the home.

    c) A new fountain in the living room!! Good feng-shui apparently.

    d) An greenhouse and aviary in the yard !

    To reiterate – there are always projects to be done at home 🙂

  2. rsm says:

    I applaud the attention to your teeth, 2005 will be teeth year for me.

    Yoga ?

  3. Heather says:

    Pradeep..I make jewelry. Your parents house sounds very relaxing! I don’t really have a bonsai/water fountain kind of house ; ) I can only take the house projects in small doses these days just because they are such big undertakings and not that relaxing.

    Mom just sent me some books on knitting..so I think I found my new boredom reliever.

  4. Pradeep says:

    yeah That was a tongue-in-cheek remark abt beading-sweet of u to take it seriously.

    But a bonsai can fit it anywhere!!! When i was in singapore I had a roomie who used to have a bonsai in her room – japanese red chilis it was. and made the mexican variety seem like sugar in comparison.

    It’s all in the mind! Think green….

  5. Heather says:

    Hey Pradeep- i was a little relieved to hear it was tongue-in-cheek. My first thought was "is this guy serious?"

    What’s Ikenbena, by the way?