Other than the first few weeks after childbirth, my closest experience to being housebound happened in 2004, when I broke my leg. My husband waited on the crippled me with lots of grace and patience. He kept me sane.
But, the doldrums? I used to get those way more often than I care to admit. Sometimes I escaped them by diving into books. There is no place better to switch realities than in a well-written book.
Books can be acquired with little investment – especially if you visit the library or have book sharing friends. All you need is a place to sit comfortably without much disturbance. I can tune out pretty much anyone or anything once I am drawn into the story.
One of my favorite spots to read is by the crackling fireplace wrapped in a blanket.
On occasion you might find me absorbed in a romance novel surrounded by bubbles in our oversized tub. I confess! I love Nora Roberts.
(If you try this, be careful that you don’t nod off to sleep and drown your hard back in the water.)
Reading takes me places. To the past. To the future. To strange lands. Or, even to an alternate universe. The trip home is just a book marker away.
Now…grab your snow shovel and clear a path over to Living In Pennsylvania.
Have a Fun Monday!