Day 294

I listened to Guided Meditation – Blissful Deep Relaxation before sleep last night. Although I’m not sure how much I did before falling asleep. I know I woke hours later to take the headphones off and then before I knew it, morning was here. We got up around 8.30 am but I woke up with a headache, so it wasn’t a good start to the day.

I think feeling positive that I was over the sickness was…just being positive. This headcold seems to be lingering and causing me all worlds of problems today. The headache really hasn’t lifted and it’s making me feel like I’ve been punched in the face. I tried to get some extra rest while hubby was out doing the grocery shopping but someone knocked on the door not long after he left and Homer dog spent the rest of the time barking at every little noise.

Once hubby was back home I worked up a very quick Puddles cartoon. It’s cute but not what I had intended for today. Hopefully I can use my original idea at a later date.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him trying some green tea for Hot Tea Month. Now that he knows how wonderful tea is, he can’t wait to throw a tea party.

I finished the afternoon with some smiling, some French and I watched a big handful of watercolour and baking videos on Youtube. Not my best day, not my worst day.

I hope your day has been filled with happiness and good health. Take care.


Day 293

I listened to a new meditation guide last night; GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION – The Cottage in the Snow. I found this one very hard to focus on and then the sounds of a crackling fire kept triggering flashes of light while I had my eyes closed. It wasn’t relaxing at all. I went back to one of my favourites; GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION for Healing, I focused and fell asleep once the talking stopped.

I woke up late, which was a little disappointing but I’m really enjoying getting sleep so it didn’t worry me too much.

I started a new group of words in French. They are ‘Habit’ words. It seems I’m now learning about watching TV and the different days of the week. As usual I can’t recall any of them yet but feel pretty confident when I can see the words that I know what they are.

Watercolour still scares me… a lot. So I just had to pick something to do and start. I chose Watercolour Sunset Tutorial for Beginners. I didn’t listen to it, just watched what was being done. I also didn’t have a ‘pink’ paint so I just made something sorta close.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him sharing a milkshake with a grey squirrel for Squirrel Appreciation Day.

I whipped up a meal plan towards the end of the day. I didn’t want to. I hoped that if I left it long enough the magical meal plan faeries would take care of it for me…but it seems I AM the meal plan fairy. There’s a couple of vegetarian meals and we’re trying out some ‘stir-fry shots‘ and ‘curry paste shots‘ for a couple of meals. You just add meat and veg and dinner is done.

Zucchini, Chilli and Ricotta Frittata : Wednesday
Chicken Thai Red Curry + Stir Fry Veg : Thursday
Veggie Burgers : Friday
Cauliflower Pizza Bake : Saturday
Hoisin Pork with Fried Rice : Sunday
Spaghetti Bolognese : Monday

I finished the day with 10 minutes of doodling and 10 minutes of smiling for no reason. I didn’t do them at the same time. I still find doodling to be so unnatural. I never have any idea what to draw which is why I drew flowers. I was using ultra fine point sharpies, it was my first time using them.

I hope your day has been filled with beautiful things, yummy things and things that make you smile.


Day 292

I think I listened to a different meditation last night and fell asleep very quickly. It’s all a bit of a blur. I’ve been getting to bed a bit too late and getting relaxed too quickly. Being relaxed and getting sleep is definitely not a bad thing, I just want to be a little more in the meditation before passing out.

Today is the last day of the weekend and hubby will not be bouncing off to work tomorrow. He has another week off. The way his schedule works out and by working on Saturday still, he’s ended up with three weeks off. We’ve both decided on a more productive week. I feel like whatever this sickness was that has been following me all week has eased up enough for me to get back to a normal schedule.

New week means a new happy list. It’s sorta like a to do list but a list of things that would make me feel happier if I got them done. I’m focusing mainly on art-ing, learning and self care. I’m going to win this week.

  1. Meditate – 5 days
  2. 10 minute doodle – 5 days
  3. Watercolour – 3 days
  4. Art lesson – 5 days
  5. Write meal plan
  6. Use face mask – 1 day
  7. Eat breakfast – 5 days
  8. Be in bed before midnight – 3 days
  9. Workout – 5 days
  10. Smile for no reason for 10 minutes – 5 days

I then indulged in a day of relaxing with a little Puddles adventure et un petit Francais. While I indulged hubby went to get me a couple of art supplies including some new Sharpies. It’s nice to have a handful of new colours.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him having a picnic in the park with his friend Rosie for Penguin Awareness Day. They made a sign so everybody would know that they are penguins. They’re sharing a cheese sandwich because it’s National Cheese Lovers Day.

Good luck if you’re starting a new project this week. You’ll do amazing. I hope your week is filled with creativity and smiles.


Day 291

Last night I fell asleep to GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION for Healing again. I’m pretty sure I didn’t even make it half way through before falling asleep. Meditating before sleeping has been helping me to sleep better.

Today was a day of dungeons in WoW. It was missing something but it wasn’t a bad day.

We’ve been seeing a little rain over the last few days. The smell of smoke has finally disappeared. Today it has been raining very lightly for most of the day. I took a picture of one of the frangipani plants in the backyard. It’s so nice seeing the little rain droplets.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him talking on his tin can phone which he made to celebrate Tin Can Day. He was chatting about the sailing while enjoying a big bucket of popcorn for National Popcorn Day.

I hope your day has been splashed with things that make you smile. Happy Weekend.


Day 290

Last night I fell asleep to GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION for Healing. Seeing this guide deals with so many different aspects of healing, I will just keep repeating it for a few nights.

When I woke up this morning my first thought was to turn over and go back to sleep. I felt exhausted. I got up though because hubby had to work today and I didn’t want him to endure his morning alone. Soon as he hopped off to work, I was alone.

I still wasn’t feeling great so opted for another day of Puddles and French only. The one thing I’ve noticed about a week without learning or much art-ing is that it has given my depression a chance to rear its ugly head again. If life had an eject button, I probably would have used it today.

Moving on.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him reading the Thesaurus to his new puppy for National Thesaurus Day. Arthur thought it was a book about dinosaurs.

I hope your day has been filled with smiles.


Day 289

I listened to a new meditation guide before sleep last night, it was another healing one, GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION for Healing. It deals with lots of different things that may need healing. It was very relaxing. I loved the imagery and the water.

I felt hopeful when I woke up that I would get more art-ing done today but not long after I was awake, I started getting that head spinning feeling again, so resorted to being a zombie as I have the last few days. I Puddled and I Frenched.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him trying to make grape juice in the bathtub for National Bootleggers Day. I’m not sure he really understands what the day is about but he did make some grape juice for his rubber boots.

I hope your day has been filled with good health, good spirits and good friends.


Day 288

I’m over being sick. I’m over the humidity. I’m over Summer. Now I’ve got that out of the way there isn’t really much to talk about today. I Puddled and I Frenched.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him bringing a bunch of his favourite pink flowers to The Blue Dragon for Dragon Appreciation Day.

I hope you’ve had an uplifting day filled with brightness, goodness and flowers.