I need a hobby.
Last night, I watched "As Time Goes By", my favorite British comedy, and the main guy, Lionel, was bored, so he bought a model ship to put together. It occurred to me that I should be bored - I don't really do anything most evenings, except go for a walk, cook, read, and watch TV. Nothing very stimulating. Of course, there are evenings that I hang out with friends or family - these are exceptions to the non-stimulating comment, of course. However, I'm talking about the evenings I don't spend time with other people, which is 4-5 evenings a week.
So, what hobby would be good for me? Mind you, winter is fast approaching, and I certainly don't want to start something that is going to require my nose to freeze and fall off - that will probably be accomplished by the walking. And, as I'm in money-saving mode, it shouldn't cost a lot.
I've narrowed it down to the following:
Crocheting scarves (for Christmas presents???)
Drawing (I wouldn't be very good, but who would see it?)
Building an elaborate dominos course
I had thought of writing, but I've learned that when I get home from work, I really don't want to spend much time on the computer. AND, writing short stories/novels/poetry with pen and paper = too time-consuming. Hmm. I guess that's the point, though, isn't it? Maybe writing will go back on the list. Maybe.