I honestly don’t remember the last time my wife and kid left me to my own devices for more than a few hours. Now I have a few days by myself. I frankly don’t even know what to do with the time, especially since I have contracted a nasty little head/chest cold. Here are a few options.
Learn Spanish–If you have looked at my sidebar recently, you’ll see I’m going to Costa Rica in a few weeks. If all plans hold, I’m probably going to end up in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay before Summer. I need to brush up on the Spanish I have never learned. I actually bought the Rosetta Stone software. It arrived yesterday. Hopefully I can force myself to learn something again.
Movie marathon–My wife loves a good movie, but she won’t watch anything that is scary or involves the pain and suffering of children (think kidnapping movies,slasher flicks, anything that involves toddler zombies, etc). I may just hole up in my bedroom and watch movies for four days. Do you know I have never seen Braveheart? Ever. I have owned the movie for three years, but never watched it.
Online poker–There used to be a time that if I had four free days I would just sit in front of a computer and play poker online until had to sleep. Today, that doesn’t sound the least bit like fun. However, if I can’t kick this cold, I may do just that.
Disc golf marathon–The weather is going to be great this weekend and would be perfect for a ton of disc golf. Of course, that will require kicking the cold.
Reading marathon–I’m currently way behind in my reading for the year. I’m currently reading Work Shirts for Mad men by George Singleton. It is fantastic, which means I could finish it tonight and could start tearing into the stack of books on the shelf.
All the other stuff I should be doing–I have a to-do list that includes such wide and varied things as bookkeeping, insurance issues, knife sharpening, dog flea treatments, finishing writing two books, start two new projects, and a lot of other stuff. I should probably focus on all of this.
So, if you had to guess, what am I going to end up doing? Or, you have a better suggestion?