Fun, quarantine

Fun!

Hi everyone!

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of, “what to do for fun during quarantine” posts, so I decided to get in on the fun too!

Below, I’ve compiled a short list of simple, yet enjoyable things you can do to keep busy.

1. Make a meal for your family.  While I do a lot of cooking for my family already, I still thought a fancy meal would lift everyone’s spirits.  I made delicious beef stroganoff, with my sister’s homemade bread on the side.  I also made chocolate raspberry pudding with homemade oreo crumbles on the top!

2. Clean something. I took everything out of my closet recently and re-organized it.  I was shocked to see how many things I didn’t use or need.

3. Work on developing a strong devotional time.  I’m still working on this one.

4. Make a book reading goal! I’m trying to read 20 novel-length books!  Almost there.

5. Write a book! I thought this was impossible at one time, but I was able to make this idea a reality!  You can too.

6. Spend time with your pet. We have four cats in our family – 3 outdoor and 1 indoor.  The inside cat is my little buddy.  He loves crawling up into my bunk bed to sleep there all afternoon.  I sit up there with him sometimes.  It’s the only time I can get him to sit still.

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7. Spend time with your mom or dad. Make some coffee and take time to chat.

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8. Encourage friends and family. Text, email, call.

9. Get extra sleep. This has been so nice in our family.  We’ve been able to take a few days a week to get a little extra rest.  What a blessing!

10. Watch a movie or play a game.  My family has been watching through the Kendrick Brother films recently.  We still have Fireproof to watch. 

What kinds of things have you been doing in your spare time?

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19 thoughts on “Fun!”

  1. I have one idea to pass the time: READ EVERY SINGLE BLOG POST LAURA’S EVER DONE!!! I challenge you!!!

    Love your blog!!

    1. Yep! Hmmm, I read some of Jerry B. Jenkins’s books awhile back, and I picked up a few books by Gilbert Morris today. I’ve read a few books by him, and I hope these are just as good. It’s tough to find good books without questionable content.

      1. Very true! When I want to read a clean adventure story, I usually have to resort to middle grade fiction because of the amount of garbage that’s in a lot of YA. If you need any recommendations, I have a long list 😉

      2. Oh, I know! I was reading this awesome book the other day, and all of a sudden, there was this questionable section. I was irritated because the book had been pretty good up to that point. Thankfully that was the only shocking part. I feel like the author could have done the section differently. Oooh, I’d love a recommendations list!

      3. Most of these are fantasy or similar fiction, but here we go:
        1) Ashtown Burials series by N.D. Wilson (Christian author with excellent worldbuilding)
        2) Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson (the books get progressively better; the first one’s a little slow. Again, Christian author with great worldbuilding)
        3) The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (mystery series. Kinda. Meant for middle schoolers, so no teenage romance or angst thank goodness. That stuff can drive me nuts if there’s too much)
        4) The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making by Catherine Valente (very unique absolutely loved it)
        5) Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (again, very unique and just wonderful)

  2. Excellent ideas! I’m putting together a post for my subscription list on this topic XP we’ve been handing out as a family, playing games, cleaning like crazy and writing and reading!

  3. I’ve been on a bread-baking kick the last few weeks. Or, is it months…? Years???? I don’t know, it seems like forever, doesn’t it!

    But yesterday I made my first attempt at cinnamon rolls. They were fantastic!

    God bless you, Laura. Keep up the good work on your writing and may God keep you and your family safe through all this.

    Charles

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    1. Yes. My sister has become a master at bread-baking. It’s a great idea to try out new recipes when you’re stuck at home. 🙂

      Cinnamon rolls are the best. I make them every once in a while.

      Thank you! I hope you and your family are well.

  4. cool , Laura! We have been watching movies and reading books too, (though I’m only reading fifteen books) I’ve been reading books from Jerry B Jenkins as well. For movies, We have been watching mostly Kendrick bros too like Overcomer, Courageous, and some good Christian movies like Risen and Gods NOT Dead, etc. Keep up the good work, Laura.
    -Noah

      1. Oh, I’ve been reading a series called The wormling by Jerry B Jenkins and Chris Fabry, it’s an allegory kinda like pilgrims progress but way better! what about you?

  5. I’ve heard of that series before, but I’ve never read it. I’m not reading anything at the moment, although I want to try to read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

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