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Lives of Doctor Wives: How do You Spend Your Time Without Hubby?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

How do You Spend Your Time Without Hubby?

I'm curious. How many of you like to do tons of hobby-type stuff? I just had a thought that in our lives as wives of doctors, we have to learn to keep ourselves entertained many times because our husbands are absent. I realize that people do it in different ways, but what do you do?

Personally, I love to play on the internet (blog, facebook, news, TV, etc..), crochet, cook, puzzles, and reading. I also started picking up knitting this past winter, I have sewed (I just don't do it with both boys around now), scrapbooked (see last reason for not doing it), digital scrapbooking (I've decided blogging it is better), and many other things.



Blogger Tasha said...

I do enjoy blogging (though it's mostly looking at other people's blogs because my life is relatively unexciting). I've just started to pick up scrapbooking (both digital and the old-fashioned way), sewing, cooking, reading, playing the piano. It's not really that I do these things by choice (they're not bad things to do and I still kind of get bored with them), but I like to feel productive (plus J hates it when he knows I'm watching tv while he's studying). I don't really know other women who have the kind of time I do without their husbands or else I'd hang out with them too.

March 29, 2009 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger MW said...

Work, school, advise my old sorority chapter, teach Sunday school, organize the 20s/30s group at my church, take care of the errands...
Socially I have work friends, sorority sisters, and fellow med-wife friends whom I call upon every so often.

When we move I plan to reconnect with any friends I might have in that city, find a church, get active in a choir, look into any community theatre (obv all the theatre here in ny is hard core!), see if there's an alumnae chapter for my sorority, seek out fellow med wives (one residency that's toward the top of our list has a formal club that looks really cute).

I really like scrapbooking, but I just haven't had time lately. After I finish my degree I'll tackle my second scrap book, I think, which will cover years 2-4 of med school.

March 29, 2009 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger Steph Hughes said...

I am an avid scrapbooker. We have a whole room in our house dedicated to my supplies! It helps pass the time, plus help my hubby know what I have been up to. I am working on book number eight and am about two years behind. I hope to someday be current. However I also have started card making. Its nice to have a bunch of cards on hand in case you need one in a crunch.

March 29, 2009 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Melisa said...

I have 3 kids (7, 5, and 2). Without a husband to help, that pretty much sucks up most of my time.

March 29, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Trisha said...

Blogging takes up some free time, along with photography and photoshop. I love trying new recipes so I search for recipes quite a bit. I also attempt to work out when I can't come up with an excuse. :)

Of course, these things happen when the kiddos (4, twin 2 yr. olds) aren't needing my attention. :)

March 29, 2009 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Married to a med student - Marissa Nicole said...

After work most days I am not home until seven or so because even if I leave work at five I got to body-pump or yoga about three days a week, then I have weight-watchers one day after work, and then grocery shopping takes up another night. So by 7 Drew is usually home, we eat dinner and then while he studies I usually blog, play on facebook, look up residency programs online, or watch TV and do laundry. Then on the weekends I usually go into work on Saturdays if we are in town. And I have been really lucky in the fact that I usually get to spend Saturday night and Sunday afternoon or evening with Drew. I also like to digital scrapbook, and I want to pick up knitting!

March 29, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

While hubby was in residency, I tried all sorts of things, like taking belly dancing lessons, learning how to knit, and learning how to make beaded/chain mail jewelry. I also joined NetFlix, and though we both like to watch movies together, I like to add DVDs that only I would want to watch by myself. I joined a play group in Columbus after my son was born, and when we moved to our current home town, I did the same thing. The moms group I joined is huge, and we have a morning/afternoon activity scheduled almost every weekday! I recently volunteered to help organize the group, which makes me even busier with my son. My husband bought me a sewing machine for Christmas, so I've been taking sewing lessons lately, which I'm absolutely loving! My moms group has "Mom's Night Out/In" events once or twice a month as well as a book club meetup once a month, which means I've been reading a lot more, too! My husband has more time with us now that he's practicing medicine, but it seems like I'm busier than I ever was! It's been great. Oh, and I've been doing a lot more blogging! ;)

March 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

I like to bake, scrapbook, knit, sew, play with Grant, go to MOPs, go on field trips and playdates with a family group here in Tulsa, read my Bible, go to church, and just veg at the house when Tom is busy. I also volunteer with some groups here in Tulsa, so that keeps me pretty busy. I have already found some great groups to join once we settle in Muskegon so I'll have plenty to keep me occupied there as well.

March 30, 2009 at 5:01 PM  

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