Winter can be such a drag. Especially when you are living in the north. It’s just too dang cold to go outside. It’s even been too cold to take Ruby for a walk! I feel so bad for her. While we’ve managed to go on a few very short walks, it’s nothing like her daily walk on her usual route. Poor girl is not too happy about this. I miss being outside too. I can’t wait for it to warm up a little bit. Since we still have a few months of winter left, I decided to make a list of cheap, fun indoor activities to keep me busy. Here’s what I got:
Improve a skill
A few years ago, my husband gave me a Canon Rebel DSLR camera for my birthday. It was a huge deal for me and is probably one of the few material possessions that I am actually emotionally attached to. I’ve decided that I would love to learn about how to take really cool pictures by using the manual mode. Going manual requires some camera knowledge. I found some excellent tutorials like this one as well as an awesome Youtube tutorial about how to use the camera. There are so many cool effects you can give your photos if you just know how to use the camera. Turns out there is a lot of free information and tutorials out there. What skill would you like to improve?
Learn a new Game
I want to learn how to play royal rummy. My parents have the game mat, I just need to read the instructions and learn the game. I don’t think it’s hard or anything. I always enjoy learning new games. I will borrow my parents game mat and use cards I already own. Sounds pretty frugal to me. What games are you playing?
Finish up craft projects
Here’s what I hate about crafting- It takes me forever to finish what I start. I have two crochet projects that I have been working on forever. For some reason I just can’t find the motivation to sit down and actually finish them. One project was super simple and just needs maybe an hour of work to be finished. The other crochet project is an afghan. I think I took on more than I was ready for. I have at least 20 hours of work left on that blanket.. can’t wait to be done with it. It will be beautiful, but right now it feels like nightmare!
bookmarking pinning tons of recipes I want to bake yet this winter. The nice thing about baking is that the oven really helps warm the house up. I love it. and I love tasty treats. A few things I would like to make include these amazing looking cinnamon rolls and No knead bread. Okay, enough about baking.. it’s making me hungry.
Yesterday I borrowed the book Devil in the White City from my local library. Here’s how I really won: I rented the book as an ebook. I was able to reserve it in the comfort of my home and have it delivered wireless to my Kindle. So I didn’t have to go out in the cold, or drive on the slippery roads. The entertainment came to me : ) Can’t wait to get reading!