LOOKING FOR A NEW HOBBY!

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  1. SAVED4LIFE

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    Hello All!

    I quit smoking recently and have found that I have lots of "empty time" on my hands on the weekends and sometimes in the evenings after work. What are some of the hobbys you all are
    involved in. Need some suggestions.....I am female by the way, so hunting and football is out of the question! (For this female, anyway!)

    Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

    Holly
     
  2. a_jediknight

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SAVED4LIFE:
    Hello All!

    I quit smoking recently and have found that I have lots of "empty time" on my hands on the weekends and sometimes in the evenings after work. What are some of the hobbys you all are
    involved in. Need some suggestions.....I am female by the way, so hunting and football is out of the question! (For this female, anyway!)

    Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

    Holly
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    Get an electric drill, a dowel rod, and some heavy guage steel wire, then go here.

    This will occupy your hands, easy to pick up and put down at any time, and the results sell well!
     
  3. Bro. Curtis

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    Congradulations...I hope you can stick to your guns.

    My advice, run right out and buy a stringed instrument. ( violin, mandolin, guitar, banjo ). This will occupy the next.....20 or 30 years, or so.
     
  4. Barnabas H.

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    Holly, one way to occupy yourself is to visit the Baptist Board and read some of the interesting and elightening posts throughout (but especially in the Women's forums).

    Another suggestion I would have for you is to read your Bible. We have a Daily Bible Reading program started on the board. You can join them and ask away any question you may have with a particular section.

    Light crafts for women could be something you may consider. The Internet is full with suggestions, depending on your ability and purse. I have to mention here that in our former church the ladies were making bed covers, and bandages for a ministry (the White Cross) aiding lepers in Africa. My wife was doing this as a labor of love for years. They also collected used soap pieces for missionary doctors in India. Apparently they could receive used soap by the tonns without paying taxes. They then melted those pieces down and reformatted them for their use in the missionary hospitals.

    You could also use your time to visit old folks in your church. The Pastor may be able to give you a list. My sister is doing that in Hungary, and she became so busy that she asked the Pastor to give her help. Now other ladies joined in and they have a viable ministry helping the elderly. They go out shopping with or for them, they help them clean out their apartments, they cook, they wash and iron for them. Some elderly people need only help in writing letters, for their hands are shaking so much that they are unable to write. I have known two ladies like that down in Florida, they both went to be with the Lord now, but they used a young lady to write their letters.

    The list is endless. I pray that the Lord may lead you to a specific field in accordance to your personal talent and ability in His service. [​IMG]

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  5. cricket

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    Way to go, Holly!

    I'm not sure it qualifies as a "hobby", but you could visit sites and import special smilies!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. cricket

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    And congratulations for becoming a NONsmoker! ~~~confetti everywhere~~~ [​IMG]
     
  7. Alexa

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    If you like crafts, take up knitting (or crocheting). I took it up years ago and when I'm waiting in a dr.'s office or wathching tv, etc... I knit!
    I personally never got into the sweater thing, although I may sometime cos you can make some beautiful sweaters for yourself or for gifts.
    I get fine cotton thread and knit bedspreads. I find vintage or historical patterns (Ebay) that women have made through the ages and knit them.
    The spread I'm working on now is beautiful, it will be an heirloom.
    Crocheting is good too and you can make homey and snuggly afghans.
    It isn't hard, your local yarn shop will teach you, or there are videos and also online tutorials
    Glad you quit smoking!
     
  8. TaterTot

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    How about taking piano lessons or sign language? They are both fun and rewarding.
    Congrats on your accomplishment!
    Tater
     
  9. preacher

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    All good suggestion...but I have to side with Mr. Curtis, espicially about the violin.
    Just play it to the Glory of our God!!!!
     
  10. David Cooke Jr

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    Just a few suggestions:
    exercise (walking, lifting weights, whatever),gardening, a new language, a new mission project, a bible study, singing.
    Good luck.
     
  11. TomVols

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    I'd suggest golf, but it will only ruin the relationship you have with the Lord :D
     
  12. JZN

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    I am in the process of learning how to tole paint not only for the enjoyment which I am sure will come I hope lol but I am planning on using it to help raise money for different activities. Such as helping the youth get to camp, Ladies conferences and our bus ministry.

    Congratulations on quiting smoking.
    [​IMG] :cool: :D
     
  13. Rosa

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    Learning to not smoke is very hard. Hang in there. I do agree that you need to find something to do with your hands. Volunteering is a great activity but not much going on in our small town after 10:00 pm so we have other hobbies.
    Personaly, I have collected hobbies like most people collect nick-nacks.
    I crochet, and garden (but not much at night) paint, wirework, plastic mesh, cross stitch and the list goes on. My favorite hobbies are quilting and the piano. Quilting you can do any time and any place and you won't wake the husband. Piano lets you have a lot of emotional freedom. Ok, you have to learn to play first and that takes concentration but then the freedom comes. That is the party line that my piano teacher is feeding me. :eek: Seriously, I enjoy the sound of the piano. We bought a violin but it still sounds like I am killing the cat after I have skinned it. I guess I need a teacher for the violin.
    If you like the idea of quilting you can join a "bee" or a guild. You can buy a book. It is that easy.
    Don't forget to leave time for reading the scriptures. It will be the most calming and leave you feeling the best at the end of the day.
    If you want to know more about any of these hobbies just e-mail me and I try to give you somemore information. :D
     
  14. jewels

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    Congrats on the "no more smoking"! I am working on that one myself. VERY DIFFICULT! I am with Mr. Curtis and others that suggest taking up music. Strings are the best...they keep your hands very busy! It really will help you to forget smoking. I play guitar and recently decided to try the banjo. I just can't seem to put that thing down! So much fun! Another thing, make sure you get enough exercise. Walking is a great way to get your lungs all full of good CLEAN air so you won't want to smoke. And of course, keep your eyes on Jesus! He can, and WILL deliver you! [​IMG]

    ~jewels~
     
  15. Brian

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    Not to sound squirrely but shoot something. No really especially hand gun shooting requires hand eye skills. There is also total body control in holding steady aim. Breath control and if you get serious like any physical activity the better shape you are in the better you preform You need to understand the mechanical workings of the fire arm. There is the maintence cleaning after range sessions. Instant gratification when you shoot well. Easily measured improvement. I don't keep my targets but some do. If that isn't enough you could branch into reloading. I did for economy but enjoy loading my own bullets almost as much as shooting them. Its something you can do with others but is very personal as well. Plus things that go bang are cool. Any way there is plenty in shooting sports to keep one occupied. I quit smoking three years ago and I pray that you can stick with it even with the Lord behind you all the way its not an easy row to hoe. The only other thing I can suggest is find a healthy way to spend the time you used to smoke. When I was smoking and working I had to find a way to get passed those smoke breaks. I put on quite a few pounds but Werthers originals did it for me. Now I don't smoke and don't have a butter scotch habit either.
     
  16. Vicki

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    Way to go on giving up smoking :D Some suggestions I would make would be getting some exercise -- maybe take a friend or neighbor with ya (great time to witness to an unbeliever, also), read scripture, volunteer at a hospital (lots of hospitals have the need for people to just sit and rock babies that are in the intensive care unit, among MANY other things), volunteer at your local elementary school to help out with the pre-K/K classes -- teachers welcome the extra help!!)organize your closets (donate old stuff to charity), collect personal care items/clothing for people in a nearby nursing home (many of these people don't have much clothing of their own to wear. They also don't have family to purchase personal care items for them -- they don't give these items out too freely because they are, unfortunately, costly to the resident). Good luck keeping busy and not smoking. Pray for guidance to the Lord and he will put you were the need is. ;) :D :cool:
     

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