Friday, May 31, 2013

Zentangle Weekly Challenge #120

It's been quite a while since I participated in the Diva's weekly challenge.  I tried a couple of different ideas, but kept going back to this simple motif.  The shading went a little wonkers, but I am so glad I jumped back into the camaraderie of it all. Hooray!  The challenge this week was to use the tangle "Bales" in different variations.  For instructions, and to see other entries from all over the world, go to

Sunday, May 26, 2013

441 - 445 Fun Things to Do!

441 - Put a crystal prism in your window and prepare to be dazzled by the rainbows that will fill your room on sunny days.

442 - Invite friends over for a movie night -- snacks and sharing a favorite movie will make for lots of fun!  (Thanks to my friend, Marsha, for this idea.)

443 - Go to an arts and crafts store and buy some unusual materials.  Take your new treasures home and play!

444 - Chew some bubble gum and blow some giant bubbles.

445 - Go through the dictionary and make a list of words you don't know and their definitions.  Try to incorporate new words into your conversations.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

434 - 440 Fun Things to Do!

434 - Take a close-up photo of flowering trees or bushes in your yard.  That way you will have a fun record of their glory long after the blooms have gone.  Here are some of the azaleas that are blooming under my kitchen window.

435 - Visit your local zoo.  Taking a child with you will make your adventure even more fun!

436 - Have a picnic on the spur of the  moment.  Go somewhere you've never been before, or find some picnic excitement in your own yard.

437 - Jump rope.  It's an excellent and fun exercise -- very inexpensive, too.

438 - Go to a drive-in movie.  You can take all the snacks you want, and usually there is a double feature.

439 - Get a play and invite friends to come over and read the different parts.

440 - Have a popsicle on a hot day.

Thanks to members of the Choices Social Center who came up with 435 - 440 fun things to do during a WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) workshop.  For more information on WRAP, go to

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

428 - 433 Fun Things to Do!

428 - Join a walk for a charitable cause.  On Sunday, I walked with over 300 people to raise money and awareness for the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank.  It was invigorating, companionable, and fun!

429 - Read a story to a child or children.  This is one of the very best ways to spend amazing time with a child.  You will know you have hit the jackpot if the child offers to read a story to you!

430 - Bake a celebratory cake for someone when it's not their birthday.  Perhaps they got a promotion, achieved an important goal, or did a wonderful act of kindness.  My father does not appreciate having his birthday celebrated, so he would only agree to come over for dinner if I did not have a birthday cake.  I did have one, but on the top it said, "This is Not a Cake".

431 - Send postcards for no apparent reason.  These can be fun postcards you bought, or even ones you have made.

432 - Have a hot fudge sundae for lunch.  You can substitute any other outrageous treat that strikes your fancy.

433 - For someone's birthday, make fun buttons with a birthday greeting and their name.  Then distribute them to as many people as possible so the birthday celebrant can see them at various places all day long.  You can get blank buttons at your local craft store.