Thursday, February 17, 2011

The "Tonight Jar"

Around 3pm every day without fail one of us will ask,"So what's the plan for tonight?" Sometimes there is an answer. Last night it was that we both had to do some editing on our papers and then some work on a film for the upcoming gallery show which is next month. Other nights we kind of shrug our shoulders and have no idea how we will spend our evening. Sometimes it is no big deal to laze about with nothing going on, but other times it can get dull.

So we came up with a little solution that I like to call the tonight jar (brilliant name if ever there was one). You may recall that we get pretty nutty about theme nights. We came up with a list of about 20 different ideas or themes. We left them all fairly vague so there was plenty of room for interpretation. Then we tossed them all into the jar. When we are bored we can just draw an idea from the jar and have at it.

A small sampling of some of our ideas

inside jar
The jar

tonight jar
The jar

So there you have it. Feel free to steal the idea if you find yourself without any plans tonight! What do you do for a fun evening with the family?


affectioknit said...

What fun ideas! Right now our evenings are mostly filled with homework, piano practice, Karate and Boy Scouts...but when we have time, we usually ask Scout what game he'd like to play, or if we have a chunk of time we might watch a movie together...

Robin said...

What a great idea!

Momma CupKate said...

That has officially been stolen to be implemented on the very first night of summer vacation.

Lindsay said...

I too will be stealing this idea... It beats nights of boredom and lack of inspiration.

Great idea and great blog.

Tammie said...

i like this. we almost always do something at night. even if that something is just bored games, a bit of tv, reading, crafting (me)....evenings are my favorite part of the day.

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