No, I haven't stumbled at the first hurdle and quit the Project 52 challenge! I actually haven't posted about last week's project yet because I wanted to keep the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal post top of the list until I'd worked out another way of making it prominent on my site. That done, I can let you know what I've been up to.
At last year's school fete we scored the kids game Trouble for $3 (brand new - what a bargain). I wonder if they got complaints about their packaging or if their lawyers told them to put on the disclaimer that 'pieces do not fly out during play'. However I'm betting in most families the pieces have gone flying when one of the younger householders discovered that they weren't doing as well in the game as they liked! We usually play in pairs because playing with the Kinderboy is impossible - he sends the pieces flying even if he is winning, or tries to move everyone's pieces but his own. The Schoolboy is intent on becoming the World Trouble Master though and keeps a tally of the number of games that he's won (19 at last count). On Thursday night both the Man and I played with him after the Kinderboy had gone to bed. It was the first time that the three of us had played at the same time, and it was fantastic. No tanties or dummy-spits but all-out competition and plenty of laughs. I can't remember who won, but the fun had all round and the special moment it created for the Schoolboy (who got to stay up late to play) was worthy of crossing off No. 33 on the list.
Here's my list as it stands: 1. Subscribe to, write your own or read a blog on something unique and doable 2. Cull your facebook friends 3. Find a new music artist and share your favorite song 4. Read a classic novel or novel by classic author 5. Get a facial 6. Get a Pedicure 7. Get a Manicure 8. Have a Massage 9. Do a good deed for someone you live with 10. Do a good deed for someone you don't live with 11. Create a bucket list 12. Choose something from your bucket list and do it 13. Choose something from your bucket list and do it 14. Choose something from your bucket list and do it 15. Buy a random gift for someone you love 16. Go on a picnic 17. Go for a photo walk 18. Go to the beach and eat ice cream 19. Research and find a new dinner place 20. See a movie 21. Bake a MasterChef dessert 22. Bake a new dish 23. Take a day trip to a new place 24. Read the book of proverbs 25. Share your journal 26. Take a bubble bath with candles and music 27. Try a new food 28. Get a spray tan (if you are already tanned.... You have to create your very own thing here!!) 29. Write a note to one of your parents 30. Write a scripture on your mirror 31. List the reasons why you love your job 32. Plant or tend a garden/plant/vegie/herb patch 33. Play a game 34. Go on a ferry train 35. Subscribe to a new podcast 36. Go to the park 37. Do a random act of kindness 38. Take someone to lunch 39. Keep a gratitude journal for a week 40. Go to Ikea 41. Evaluate your yearly goals 42. Read the book of James 43. Read the book of Galatians 44. Lay out under the stars 45. Buy a new item of clothing 46. Start a new tradition 47. Find a festival to celebrate in Sydney Melbourne 48. Download and play a song from your childhood 49. Take a class 50. Learn something new 51. Watch an animated movie with a child 52. Find a poem to love 53. Organise your wardrobe 54. Go for dessert with someone you love 55. Invite someone new over for dinner