Wednesday, April 25, 2012
338 - 343 Fun Things to Do!
338 - Make and eat weird sandwiches! This is my olive and cream cheese sandwich on pumpernickel bread. It is a tasty delight that I have been eating for years and years. I use 1/3 less fat cream cheese and large olives. My daughter, Maribeth, has a penchant for peanut butter, honey, and Nacho Cheese Doritos or baloney, mayonnaise, and Frito sandwiches. Dyan, my daughter-in-law, fixes grilled cheese with jelly sandwiches for my grandsons, Nate and Andrew. What kind of unusual sandwiches do you like?
339 - Have a reading festival! Plan a day when you can read for pleasure for most of the day. You can read in your living room, plan a trip to the library, read on a bench at a local park, or grab your book/s and go to a cafe. Plan a meal for one, accompanied by your favorite book. One time my friend, Sally, and I just spent an evening reading together. It was very companionable -- free and wonderful fun! Turn off your TV for the day and dive into your books. I have a bumper sticker that says "Fight Prime Time, Read a Book" and I have it on my TV for a friendly reminder to myself.
340 - Look through a kaleidoscope. There are all kinds, and if you don't have one, I am sure there is a store in your town that carries them -- browsing doesn't cost anything, and you can be in the wondrous world of kaleidoscopes for a while.
341 - Make a kaleidoscope! You can start with a cardboard paper towel tube. There are many sites on the internet that can show you how -- here is one http://www.ehow.com/how_5127414_make-kaleidoscopes.html I took stained glass lessons once, and made five kaleidoscopes for my family. I collected bits and pieces of things from their lives, like little stones from their garden, parts of old jewelry, birthstones, glass from a broken window, etc. and gave them lists of what was inside each of their kaleidoscopes.
342 - Move things around in your house to get a new atmosphere for your home. Moving furniture is an obvious way to make your house look different, but you can also move knickknacks, artwork, books, and curtains.
343 - Change your living room and dining room to reflect the seasons. You can hang lighter curtains for the Spring and Summer, and put out different pillows, mirrors -- whatever suits your seasonal fancy!
Please feel free to add suggestions or comments below.