What my 30 days of fun looks like all together. Basically it's a lot of Nate, cooking, reading, and time to myself. Funny enough, those are the most fun things in my life. So it seems that even when I'm trying, thinking about it consciously, what I find fun is what it is... and I'm okay with that.
But I did learn that I need to consciously remember these things so I don't take them for granted and remember the joy they bring to my life... and I also realized that I need to look for the fun elsewhere, because it's there - like the day I tried on shoes at Target. Instead of having a pity party because I can't afford a shopping spree right now, I appreciated the simple fun that just trying on shoes is.
Fun never needs to be complicated and require tons of planning. Sometimes it does, but it doesn't have to. Fun can be is in your every day.
Day 1: A long-awaited Covert Affairs episode
Day 2: A rare Starbucks treat
Day 3: Ooh, sparkly shoes
Day 4: Target shopping... by myself!
Day 5: Sprinkler time with Nate and my niece and nephew
Day 6: First attempt at making Indian food
Day 7: Being a go-getter at work (and, bonus, playing blocks with Nate!)
Day 8: Making zuccini muffins
Day 9: Eating and reading outside
Day 10: Relaxing with some alone time after work
Day 11: A haircut! (no picture, boo, I know)
Day 12: Enjoying pictures of Nate
Day 13: Coloring with crayons
Day 14: Watching a video at work
Day 15: Silly bathtime fun with Nate
Day 16: Finishing a book I've been meaning to read for a long time
Day 17: Reading during my lunch break at work
Day 18: Making Nate laugh
Day 19: Taking Nate and Buster for a long morning walk
Day 20: Trying on shoes at Target
Day 21: Stealing some quiet time in the sun
Day 22: A classic toddler dinner for Nate
Day 23: Reading a stack of magazines
Day 24: Taking Nate to the pediatrician (no, really)
Day 25: Making homemade soft pretzels and other yummy things
Day 26: Dinner and a play in NYC!
Day 27: Lasagna rollatini
Day 28: Trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe
Day 29: Taping students together at a leadership activity at work
Day 30: My birthday - with a zoo, a carousel, cupcakes and pizza!