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.


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Tilly Collins

I'm on a life changing journey to 40. There will be ups, there will be downs. I'm like a roller coaster but with more agoraphobia.

10 thoughts on “Day 293”

    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate the feedback! ^^ I did have a lot of fun with it and trusted myself to use more water. I did end up with paint all over myself though! LOL

      Hope you’re having a great week!! Have fun with your art. =)

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  1. Sad that I can’t see the painting Tilly. It is steange though, how different meditations affect people differently. I will look at your Swiss cottage one

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    1. When I have my eyes closed some sounds trigger flashes of light and it’s quiet startling. So some of these meditations haven’t worked out for me so well. I find the ones with ocean or water sounds the best.

      Would love to know what you think of the Cottage one. I hope you’re having a lovely week.

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      1. Thanks tilly. I realised afterwards that ut said Snow cottage not Swiss cottage. Myst be sybcinscious associatiin lol. U could not continue wuth the cottage ine because the sound jarred on me from the very beginning and I had to turn it off. It was not relaxing at al. Interesting about the lught, for you Tilly.

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      2. I really wanted to like the snow one. I thought it might make me feel cooler on these hot Summer nights. Thankfully the water ones also bring some of that cool energy I need.

        How long have you been interested in meditation? What ones do you enjoy the most?

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      3. I don’t usually use anything except my own mind Tilly, but I have been meditating for many years. I iften just use ine wird. Not very good at it though!

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