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Inspired by my sister who is in the hospital. For how long, who knows? But it's long enough that she's bored. Sleep would be nice, but the nurses are taking vitals, blood, or asking the patient how their doing every single hour. (I know, doing their job.)

  • Knitting/Crocheting. Or some other crafting.  A good reason to start that project, which was supposed to be finished 3 months ago.
  • Solo card games, such as Solitaire. There are several varieties, just look around online.
  • Start a conversation with your roommate. If you have one & they are up to chatting. It passes the time & most people have interesting stories.
  • Reading. If you didn't have time to read your favourite author & your well enough. Now you do. Crack the spine on that book.
  • Let people visit you. It passes the time, loneliness & boredom. When your tired, don't be afraid to say so. If they don't take the hint, don't fight sleep. Close your eyes & let go.
  • Bring or borrow a portable device. Music, video players are a life saver.
  • If your up to it and are allowed to, walk around the hospital. Grab your own cup of tea or coffee. If the weather is nice, stroll around the grounds, take in the sunshine.
  • Call people. If your not charged extra, pick up the phone & catch up.

Don't forget:

Be nice & courteous to your nurses. They can get you extras, that you don't have to pay for. Or get you that 2 am snack.

What did you wish you had asked for as a hospital patient? Or what did you bring for someone staying in the hospital, to make them more comfortable?

Song of the Day: Jessie J version of, We Found Love In A Hopeless Place, live. (Embedded from paulusthewoodgnome, YouTube channel.) No copyright infringement intended.

Till next time,


Well, a lot people are feeling January's bitterness by now, after a long delay in the cold weather. You may also be seeing some snow.

As I've written before, the older I get the less I like the cold. This sudden snap into January has confirmed this. If I don't have to be anywhere, I'm not venturing outside.

10 Things To Do When It's Cold Outside

1. Sleep in. Good if you don't have kids or pets that need feeding.

2. Have a full-on hearty breakfast, if your a breakfast person. Eggs; hash browns; pancakes/waffles/toast; sausage/bacon; coffee; orange juice, or some other variation. After all it's cold outside.

3. Batch cooking. I don't have much happening on Sunday's, so it's a perfect day to get a sometimes tedious task out of the way.

4. Laundry. If there's more than 1 person in the house, there's always laundry that needs tending to.

5. Return phone calls. Catching up, can make the time fly.

6. Clean out your purse/wallet. It's amazing the amount of receipts & crap that you can accumulate in such a short amount of time.

7. Start a knitting or crochet project. I have 1 that needs to be re-thought. Yes, I'm still thinking about it.

8. Play a long board game, like Scrabble or Monopoly. It's a fun way to make time fly.

9. Curl up with a warm blanket or by a blazing fire and watch your favourite movie or read book.

10. Have a nap. If you can, why not?

What are your favourite activities to do when you don't want to brave the cold?

Song of the Day:Shake It Off - The Emancipation of Mimi  Shake It Off, The Emancipation of Mimi, Mariah Carey, 2005, The Island Def Jam Music Group and Mariah Carey. Click here to watch the video of Shake It Off. (Links may not work in all countries.)

Till next time,