Friday, March 19, 2021

A List of Fun #SOL21

I almost did not get up to write this morning.  My bed felt perfectly cozy, and I wished I could stay there all day.

Even though I had only eight hours until the official weekend, I felt as though I already needed more time.  I was spent, and the day had not yet begun.

I wish I felt different, but things are not getting easier or better.  In theory, it could possibly get better when we are fully in school five days a week, but even that will be hard.  No one in my district has been in school five days a week with a normal size class for over a year.  

I wondered if my lethargy was because I have not done anything fun for myself for the last six months.  So, I spent my writing time making a list of things that do not involve work, cleaning, writing, or my normal meal prep.

My Fun List:

  • get a membership to Tower Hill Botanical gardens and visit regularly
  • drive to the beach, sit in a chair, and read a book
  • hike new trails
  • take a knitting class
  • play board games with Scott and Ashley
  • visit Nashoba Valley Winery and others
  • eat out when outside dining opens
  • popcorn and a movie
  • puzzles
  • make bread
  • visit Walden Pond
  • start plants for the garden
  • Let's Make Art - get a subscription and start creating
  • work on Ashley's repat blanket
  • go to Boston
  • visit Release Well-Being
  • take a cooking class
  • go back to Pickety Place with my friends
  • go to Florida to see mom and dad when fully vaccinated
Just creating the list gave me hope, and I left the house feeling a little lighter.  I plan to do one thing on the list this weekend.  

"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are."
- Bill Watterson

I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Challenge.


  1. So many fun things on your list. I think I might need to go make my own list as well. So important to not forget fun!

  2. What a great idea! I need a fun list, too, after such a wonky year.

  3. Wonderful Idea! I love your list and hope it can give you a guide to taking time for yourself to have some fun!


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