Self-Care: Have fun at least once a week

(I am writing along with Laura Lynn Brown’s summer blogging project at Join us?)

Whoa. That’s a tall order. I mean, fun? Fun? FUN! Whew. I’m already exhausted thinking about self-care at that level.

The best I can come up with for this summer is this: Go to the movies or the theater once a week. This is something I’ve thought about doing for years. And it’s summer, so there’s lots to see—three stage productions on my local stage (four with the one I want to see in a neighboring town), plus it’s blockbuster season at the movies.

I really have no excuse.

But fun is hard for me. There are three general categories I find fun. One is theater/movies/books, all activities which can be solitary. The second is one-on-one time with a friend. The last one is a big family get-together—lots of people, lots of food, lots of drink. Our last one was right after New Year’s, on January 3. Now it’s summer. Does anyone want to go out to the lake? Lake Travis is finally almost full. Sometimes Island, which we all thought might be a permanent fixture, has sunk back to its proper place. I’d like to see that.

Seeing the drought begin to come to an end? That sounds fun!


  1. Do you get to laugh hard at least once a week?

  2. Yes, laughing hard IS fun…… You could look for that. While you look for Sometimes Island.
    And take pictures of Things that are Now Green. 🙂