Day 307

January has been a hard month. The weather and my health were big factors to a slightly unproductive month. There are two new habits I’ve developed though; nightly meditation and the Puddles cartoon. Last night I did Pain Relief & Healing GUIDED MEDITATION “The Cleansing Pool”. This has been my go to for the last few nights.

I wanted to sleep in but Homer dog had other ideas for me. The last couple of weeks he has let me sleep in but this morning he bounced up onto the bed for snuggles and plays. Luckily he’s adorable and it’s one of the nicer things to wake up to.

Once out of bed I got straight into French. I even started a new group of words; ‘Shopping’. So far the words have been about clothes, cost and the number eight, nine and ten. It’s the first day, so I have no idea what any of them are. Maybe dress is la robe, purse/bag is le sac and okay, that’s all I can remember.

I have watched this Youtube video, 5 min Easy Watercolor | Rowing boat, a number of times but felt very intimidated by the initial sketch. There were a lot of lines that needed to go the right way and my brain likes to draw them the wrong way. I tried anyway.

Hubby and I have been pretty unorganised the last few weeks and my normal meal planning went out the window. We’ve still been eating well, just, not planned. I whipped up a quick list. It should be a delicious week, with two vegetarian meals.

Chicken Kiev + Salad : Tuesday
Hoisin Pork with Fried Rice : Wednesday
Chicken Thai Red Curry : Thursday
Vegetarian Chilli Beans : Friday
Fish Burgers : Saturday
Corned Beef + Salad : Sunday
Zucchini, Chilli and Ricotta Frittata : Monday

I always put off doodling because I never know what to draw. I have decided that I will just cycle through the alphabet until doodling feels more natural. For the letter A, I decided to draw an apple. I will complete these daily doodles in 10 minutes.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him waiting for the mail carrier to arrive. He has left a cupcake in the mailbox to say thank you for Thank a Mail Carrier Day.

I haven’t been doing great at my Happy List the last few weeks and I have been less happy. I’m keeping the list the same as it was last week. I think it’s a good balance of creative and self care. Wish me luck.

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

I hope your week has an abundance of smiles, creativity and love. Big hugs for anyone going through a rough time at the moment.


Day 191

Today I was feeling neutral. I woke up late again and spent too long staring over a cup of coffee but that didn’t bother me. I decided I didn’t feel like working out, so I wasn’t going to. I was okay with that too.

I was determined to be patient while using watercolours for the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 7. Apple. It took hours to do and for the most part I was patient to let the water dry. I used this apple reference.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Doodlewash – October 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

While I was taking my time on the watercolour, I also worked on the Inktober prompt; 10. Pattern. I used this mehndi reference.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Inktober 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

I had time to do the Inktober 2019 prompt; 11. Snow, aswell. I decided to find someone wearing a ski mask as I felt this would best portray snow. Hubby thought it was an astronaut. If it is an astronaut, it’s on a snow covered planet. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

I had some pretty bad pain in the afternoon, so I distracted myself with some baking. I made spinach and ricotta pinwheels. They were very tasty. One day I’ll write some recipes to share.

Spinach and Ricotta Pinwheels

I’m feeling pretty okay with what I got done today. I’m almost feeling back to normal. I finished the day with a face full of French.

I hope your day has been full of sunshine, smiles and the smells of baking.