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What do you like to do to entertain yourself when you feel like bad?
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JavaMamma27 posted:
I can't be the only one who spends hours sitting around feeling bad or on painkillers. What do you do to pass the time? I like to play The Sims 3 on Wii. I also like to color stained glass coloring books (vellum paper) using high quality prismacolor pencils. I love shading and making pictures come to life.

How do you make the hours go by?

Stephanie
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OyWithThePoodlesAlready responded:
I knit

do you like sims 3 on the wii? is it as good as the computer game? I have sims castaway on the wii but its not as good as sims 2 on the computer but I don't have a laptop to play on, so I can't really play when I'm sick bc I can't lay down and be comfortable at the computer
 
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shanna_02 responded:
My Kindle is my best friend...Its with me when I am laying in the bed or on the couch and its right there when I am spending hours on my "throne". A close second would be the DVR. I always keep about 5 or more lifetime movies recorded bc you never know when you are going to need something to watch during daytime TV.
 
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JavaMamma27 replied to shanna_02's response:
I have a Nook. I can check out digital books from the library. I LOVE IT. Another great time killer! I just bought "The Mists of Avalon" 1005 pages. I have read it several times, but one of my all time favorites!
 
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shanna_02 replied to JavaMamma27's response:
Some days you really need books that long There are several that I have read over and over. I am hooked on Bernard Cromwell's saxon series and Cecelia Ahern who wrote PS I Love You. If you have watched the movie then you really need to read the book bc it is so much better.
 
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sheba_q replied to shanna_02's response:
I also have seasonal depression and before I had a light box I had to have a collection of non-physical things to do every winter. Some days all I could do was listen to music, other days watch tv/movies. When I felt slightly more energized I would play Atari games (I need to get that hooked up to my new tv) or sometimes put together a jigsaw puzzle. I can also spend huge amounts of time on my computer, on and offline.

Oh how I love the invention of the dvr. It is sooo handy when you're watching something on tv and your belly decides otherwise. Being able to pause and rewind is so useful.

I don't know that it's entertaining but I've started making basic container candles, which takes time to do (you don't have to be standing over it most of the time).
 
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OyWithThePoodlesAlready replied to JavaMamma27's response:
hey javamamma, what format is your library books that work on the nook? are the in the adobe daily editions? I read kindle books on my phone but I do like the idea of being able to check out books from the library and our library does the daily edition format
 
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JavaMamma27 replied to OyWithThePoodlesAlready's response:
I check out from Denver Public Library and they are in ePub format which is compatable with the Nook. I went to the library website BEFORE I bought my nook to see which devices are compatible with their eBooks. And Nook was the one.
 
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jaimem92 replied to JavaMamma27's response:
I have a Kindle too- our library just set it up that most ebooks are compatible with their stuff. So I read a lot. I also knit a lot. I'm on call a lot for my job- so that stuff has always been handy to have around. I also am a bit of a video game addict. I started playing Red Dead Redemption- that's pretty cool. I get made fun of a lot tho- a 25 year old female that's addicted to video games.. lol. It passes the time tho.
 
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OyWithThePoodlesAlready replied to JavaMamma27's response:
yeah, I've looked at the list in the past and they listed the sony ereader, and I've thought about it but I'd love to hear from someone who actually uses one.
 
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OyWithThePoodlesAlready replied to jaimem92's response:
Last year I was pretty well stuck on the couch all the time so I started a scarf but now that I'm feeling good I can't seem to make time to finish it - and it was suppose to be my sisters Christmas present - oops!

I do love having the kindle books on my phone, esp when I'm stuck waiting at a dr office!

I've never gotten into video games beyond sims but the guys at my office play minecraft and I have to admit it sounds pretty cool I just need a good laptop - cause when I'm sick sitting up is the last thing I want to do...
 
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hannahleigh89 replied to OyWithThePoodlesAlready's response:
My brother also plays Minecraft and he really enjoys it. He does a lot of gaming though.


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