I have a low tolerance for the words “I’m bored”
Saying the phrase “only boring people get bored” is pretty high on the list of things that cause my nearest and dearest to threaten me with violence.
But horror of horrors, for a few days now, yours truly been really truly deeply bored.
Outdoors is boring me… worst English summer EVER. Really. Going out in it entails wellies, warm jumpers and constantly having an umbrella close by. Gardening has had more to do with mourning my rain-smashed roses and picking up wind fall leaves than anything else. Only 6 pears left on my miniature pear tree that had 36 and I doubt they will ripen…
Indoors is boring me… the amount of smallish and not-so-small repair/paint/need-to-do-something-about-it jobs in the house is simply overwhelming and attempting any one of them would aggravate the RSI in my right forearm. So I’m safe there.
Work is boring me…. I spent a month covering and dressing mannequins for the Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style exhibition that recently opened in London- also recreated a few bits of costumes that have vanished over the years and got to hug 7 Bonds . Ok, just the mannequins but still
Also made this outfit for Katie Prices’s last book launch stunt ←link to amusing post @ Guardian LostInShowbizBlog
My work is always varied to say the least.
So that was June and I have been in recovery for two weeks. Admittedly I’m a workaholic and not doing much paid work for two weeks is probably contributing to my boredom.
Before I got bored I did get my 1940′s bra pattern finished and out, did another project for MakingMagazine (more info about my MM projects coming) have read a few books and practiced digitising patterns in Illustrator.
WikiHow has a few good ideas for coping as well as a reminder to not eat when bored. Well, I have been eating a little… I like baking and it’s not fair to make my family eat all the cookies; check out this recipe for seriously fab-u-lous chocolate chip cookies at Brave Tart.
Oddly the wiki doesn’t mention Going Shopping which I often find alleviates boredom.
All vintage except for two modern-made tins and nothing broke the bank.
Extremely pleased with the ‘Celebrity! NY bullit bra!
Hydrangea bloom from my garden of course before the rain smashed that too…
And you know what? Writing this post about being bored has snapped me out of boredom. Now off to the osteopath to get my arm and shoulder worked on and then I’ll come home and probably make something.
I cut up a dress the other day with the aim to turn it into a blouse: Destructive Boredom vs Constructive Boredom?
What do you do when you are bored- make an effort to overcome it or just ride it out?