Category Archives: Fun

Day 116 – Colorful Schedules

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I am grateful for Colorful Schedules.  They make things much more easy and clear for me.  I really enjoy the process of creating them and it makes me smile every time I look at it.  It gives me an immediate overview of what is going on and what I still need to work on, focus on, fix.  I like using sticky notes because I know that if I have to make a change I can just replace a sticky note instead of having to tear my entire schedule apart and start all over again.  This picture is an example of part of Cast Week in Up with People.  I love how the colors make things instantly comprehensible.  In this case the yellow represents all the logistics I needed to think about, the green referred to anything relating to the Education department and the pink ones were exceptions or things I needed to pay extra attention to.  And in general the colors just make it all the more frivolous and fun.  There are so many ways to make work more fun.  I suggest you give it a try!

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Day 80 – Disney Movies

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I am grateful for Disney Movies.  They have been a big part of my youth and still now I enjoy watching the classics or I even find myself going to the movie theaters to watch the newest ones.  I always felt like they were some kind of medicine.  Whenever I was sick or feeling sad, I would crawl up in the couch under a blanket and turn on a good old Disney Movie.  Works every time.  What I also like about it, is that they got to be so international.  Even now, here in my Mexican host family’s house, I find about fifty Disney Movies belonging to my host siblings.  I think it’s so cool.  By now, I’ve watched Disney movies in Flemish, Dutch, French, Spanish and obviously in English.  It actually almost feels as if you’re watching a different movie if you watch the same Disney Movie in a different language.  Definitely a lot of fun!  My favorite Disney Movie – and that is a hard thing to choose, because I like almost all of them and for completely different reasons – is The Emperor’s New Groove.  I absolutely love that one!  It’s so funny.  I just love how it makes fun of Disney Movies, while being a Disney Movie itself.  Brilliant!  Maybe I should go through my youngest host sister’s collection again and pick one out for tonight.  Her name is Alexia, she’s nine years old and the cutest little girl.  I’m sure it won’t be too hard to convince her to watch it with me…

Day 70 – Board Games

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I am grateful for Board Games.  Playing board games is without any doubt one of my very favorite pastimes.  It’s a great thing to share with family and friends or to even play by yourself.  Obviously it’s more fun with other people and often I enjoy spending time with the people I’m playing with more than playing the game itself.  And I love playing so much more than winning.  It’s fun to play with people who want to win though, because it makes me laugh so much.  I even know people who don’t like playing board games, because they don’t know how to deal with losing.  That makes me laugh out loud.  Anyway, board games are fun.  They always are.  And there’s many I’ve played already, many different ones I like and still so many I haven’t discovered yet and I’m so excited for.  For this picture I just took some of my favorite board games I have here at home.  Some of my absolutely preferred ones are Bohnanza, Settlers of Catan, Bananagrams, Risk, Pictionary, Elfenland, Ticket to Ride,…  Writing this blog just makes me want to start playing one right now!  Maybe I should actually…