I have been trying to think of fun and games lately. I don’t have enough fun. I don’t go out enough. I don’t play games much. I see that as an issue relating to being a child abuse survivor.
But I love fun, going out and games. So I have been thinking about doing more of these things. When I often think of this, I always plan on making a list and then typing it and then having lists printed out so that I can often refer to it when I need ideas for something good to do. But I never do.
I caught myself again yesterday talking to myself, trying to convince myself to start making a list. Then I thought I was thinking of this last week and probably haven’t done that many more things this past week and I still didn’t have a list.
Actually I have done a few more things this past week. I am proud of that. So before I go on about what I plan on doing this week, I am reviewing what I did do last week.
I took a bike ride, went to the closest coffeeshop, one I have never been to before, and had coffee and read. Really this is my speed. I love to do this. Oh, they had comfortable chairs and I was so happy sitting there. The coffee was great. The atmosphere was inviting. The staff were warm and polite. The music was world music and some of my favorite stuff. The volume was not too high. All great things. Done just right.
They had a couple singing and playing instruments for an hour and though they weren’t exactly my type of singers, there were quite a few songs that were very nice and I loved the flute playing. So overall I had a great time.
I went and had ice cream twice this past week, another fun activity. Okay, I have such low expectations, but I love ice cream and it brings me a lot of joy. Maybe that is a multiple thing, but I see lots of adults going out for ice cream.
I went to the new bakery in my area and really was excited that I had. It took me some convincing to get myself to go to a new place. I felt uncomfortable there, very. I got a sugared donut and it was huge and tasted good. I plan on going back there again.
So far this week I went out to eat after my chiropractor appointment. I had Chinese food, one of my favorite foods and something that I often yearn for.
Before the appointment I went to my favorite coffeeshop and had coffee and read. It was lovely. They have big leather chairs to sit in. I get to look at the huge windows, stare at the busy downtown block outside the shop, watch the beautiful blue sky and the clouds. It is always a breathe deep kind of time for me when I am there. I feel so happy and really it might only be a small small thing, but it is a huge thing for me and it makes me happy. Sometimes I feel so happy sitting there I start tearing up.
I went online and watched funny shows that made me laugh. Did that yesterday and today. It was great.
My plan for the week is to get out more and also to get to the local store and buy another board game. Called someone and asked them if they would play with me once I get it.
So in the meantime of ever getting a working list of fun and games, I will keep trying to keep coming up with more things to do and to keep reminding myself to do them. Because in the meantime life goes on and fun and games are out there to do, every day of the week.