So, as promised, here’s an update for my Easter Bucket List-sorry for the delay, I’ve been very busy! (Yes, for a teenager, 11:30 a.m. is early and sleeping and eating are both activities that require the utmost concentration).
- Learn to play ‘Drunken Sailor’ on the trombone
Make smoothies Make smoothie ice lollies
- Reorganise my wardrobe
Do a DIY
- Say nothing negative for a day
- Go a day without my phone or iPod
Cook a family meal
- Write down something fab about me every day
Make a piece of art with all the random stuff hanging around by my desk
- Wear a dress/skirt
Watch (and photograph) a sunrise
So far, I’ve attempted to practise the trombone, but I think that one needs a bit more work-every time I play more than a few bars, my braces make their presence felt and I have to stop.
Last week I made some smoothie, from this recipe:
(sorry for the dodgy pictures- I only had my phone camera available to me)
I did my most successful DIY yet, and kind of knocked off number 10 at the same time. I made 3D heart art (inspiration from this website), which I will post a picture of soon. Whereas the website I used as inspiration used only scrapbook paper, I used a few bits of scrapbook paper, interspersed with newspaper, magazine articles and plain coloured paper. I then used the leftover hearts to make heart garland- I’ll add pictures of both soon! This DIY was incredibly easy, if a little fiddly and time-consuming at points. I plan to buy a box frame for it next time I visit IKEA.
On Monday evening I cooked a family meal- spinach, mushroom and potato pie from this recipe. As both my parents are vegetarian, I was fairly limited as to what I could cook with my very basic cooking skills. Nonetheless, despite originally forgetting to wash/peel the mushrooms and conveniently overlooking the fact I needed to cook the potatoes, I managed to scrape together an edible meal-even my sister only muttered limited abuse about the healthiness of it, which I count as high praise!
Finally, I attempted to watch the sunrise on Sunday morning (oh,the sacrifices I make!), and got up at 6 a.m., as my trusty weather app said that sunrise was currently somewhere between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m. However, it was already partially light when I got outside, so there wasn’t really much to photograph. I did get a few good photos of birds and stuff though- I’ll upload them when I can persuade my dad to show me how to connect his camera to the computer (though it’s doubtful that he can – he’s a well-known technophobe!). Maybe I’ll try that again in the Christmas holidays-I’ll let you know if I do!
An Overthinking Teenager