It was a slow start to the day. I overslept by about an hour and a half, waking just in time to see hubby off to work. Once out of bed, I sat and sipped a coffee for what seemed too long. Workout time came and went and I sat sipping.
Eventually I got enough energy to do my workout. Unhappy with my performance yesterday I went for it pretty hard. I didn’t really allow myself any time to rest in between reps and it felt good.
Once my body had been worked out, it was time to workout my brain. French was next on the menu. I did better today. Powered through a number of timed levels and finished them all. I’m feeling confident that by next week I’ll be ready for the next set of words.
Today’s drawing challenge topic; shells. I love all things coastal so this draw was a fun one, and only a little bit intimidating. I found a beautiful photo of three shells to reference.
I also worked on the first in a string of short stories I am planning on writing. There’s about 1000 words to go and the first instalment will be done. I have a fair idea about how I want the series to work but I haven’t found all the words I need, just yet.
Lunch, housework and a lovely hot shower filled my afternoon.
Day 18: What book could you read over and over again?
I hate to say this but there isn’t a book like that in my world. I almost feel ashamed to say (because I want to be a writer) that I don’t really get into reading books anymore. Whenever I read my mind tends to drifts off and I barely take in what I’m reading or just end up skipping over parts.
When I was younger I loved reading scary stories written for teenagers and Baby Sitters Club books. I still have both in my collection. I also enjoyed a couple of Stephen King books and some of Edgar Allen Poe’s works.
I know that it’s important for me to read more and I have started by reading more blog posts from the people I follow. There have been lots of amazing, uplifting, encouraging and relatable stories. I’m always thankful for taking the time to read them.
I’m hoping to get a painting done tomorrow although I have no idea what I’d like to paint. Hopefully inspiration will visit me sometime before then. Knitting is also high on my list of things to do. In the near future, I might just start reading a book. Ooh!