What do I do for fun? Unfortunately, I’m not sure. I know it’s fun to be with my granddaughter, Phoebe, especially if she’s having fun. But am I having fun, or am I enjoying watching her have fun? It’s not the same thing.
What did I do for fun as a kid? Read books. Do puzzles. Learn calligraphy. Shoot photos. Play in the woods. Collect things. Experiment in the kitchen. Use my imagination.
Recently a friend of mine sent me a recipe for homemade coffee creamer. Shortly after that I came across a recipe for homemade iced coffee. Hmm. I do enjoy coffee occasionally. I really like it iced. I really like it with cream and vanilla. I chose to make both of these recipes. It required a bit of planning and a trip to 2 stores. Was it worth it? Yes. And it was fun. Intentional fun. I had fun planning the equipment needed to make the iced coffee. I had fun shopping for the ingredients. I had fun in the kitchen making something I had never made before.
What else can I intentionally do for fun?
p.s. Thanks to Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman for the Perfect Iced Coffee recipe and Carrie Vitt of Deliciously Organic for the Homemade Creamer recipes. I made the Honey Vanilla version. I also added a bit of organic sweetened condensed milk to my drink pictured here.