|Bill taking an umbrella out to our neighbor Bob who was mowing his lawn before the rains came|
When I was young I loved to play games like hide 'n seek, marbles, Monopoly, and pinochle. When I was in the Army me and my Army buddies passed many a boring evening playing pinochle. I loved it!
I also loved to bowl and I followed the Philadlephia Phillies and Eagles with a passion unmatched by few. However something happened on the way to adulthood. I grew disenchanted with games. I felt like they were a waste of time for me. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against games and those who play them. But when I acquired all the responsibilities of adulthood I found different outlets to relax.
Everyone needs that balance from work. Something they enjoy doing. Somethings that works to relieve the stress. What I found works for me are hobbies that accomplish something. For me playing golf accomplishes nothing other than keeping a golf course in business. Again, I think that's great for those who love the game but it's not for me.
So this is what I do to relieve myself of the stress of everyday life.
- I research my family genealogy. I could do this for hours. I never tire of it.
- I roam cemeteries and record the information on tombstones and take pictures of the same tombstones and update my Find a Grave account
- I take digital photography
- I blog
- I garden
- I cook