Day 273

Happy New Year!! Hubby and I had a pretty relaxed night of drinks and music. I also played some WoW in the hours leading up to midnight…and through midnight until about 2 am. I was the first one in the group to see the New Year.

I managed to get a little sleep-in. When I woke I wasn’t prepared to dive into the day. In fact, I had made a decision that I wasn’t going to do anything today but I would get into all my plans on Thursday when hubby goes back to work. The longer I was awake, the more I wanted to do things, so I did.

So the first thing I worked on was my first penguin sketch for the year. I’d like to introduce Arthur Puddles. He is a shy and awkward little penguin. He has some big dreams and wants to explore the world. Follow his daily adventures through 2020. I will be posting the daily cartoon on this blog and they will all be posted on

I started a new group of French words today. They are food words. How very delicious. A lot of the words I’m familiar with but the English use of the words are slightly different. As usual I don’t remember a whole lot but I know that this will be a fairly easy topic. I’m feeling encouraged. I got through the first set of lessons quickly.

The first day of the 30 day; New Year, New You Challenge is to set goals that you want to achieve. I set two goal lists in yesterday’s post. I have a monthly goal list and a happy list (a weekly to-do list focused on achieving things to make me happy.) So I will say I’ve done this one and feel good about it.

I tried to find a nighttime meditation guide but there are so many different types and hubby wouldn’t stop talking, so I really have no idea which direction to go in. I’ll just pick one at random tonight and see how it goes.

That’s about it for my New Years day. It wasn’t very spectacular but I did do some things. Tomorrow hubby will be back at work and I’ll have a more productive day.

I hope you have had a safe and happy New Year. Good luck with any new projects you’re starting, New Years resolutions or whatever creative endeavours you’re indulging in.


Day 34

Today has been a productive day. Hubby and I started the day with meditation. Our (10 year old) puppy, Homer, was playful and made it hard to focus but we did it!

Then I doubled my workout. As I got through the first part, I questioned if I really did want to go on with more. I thought about doing it later in the day or just starting next week. I powered through and I sure am feeling it. I’m aching in place I’ve never ached. I know it’s a good kind of ache though. Of course I will workout tomorrow but at this point, the idea is unpleasant at best.

After that I started on the Let’s do 52 – 52 Week Photography Project. I will be tracking the project on Three Peas, One Pod and on Flickr.

Let's Do 52 - May 7: Flowers
Let’s Do 52 – May 7: Flowers

I did a few other creative type things like fixing the Three Peas blog and tried knitting again. Not making much progress, although if you need someone to cast on for you, I’m your gal! There was also some singing in there.

The rest of the day was housework and a nap. I was torn about napping. I know that I should be using the daylight hours for productive things but at the same time, I need to rest my body so I can keep up being productive. I’ll try and survive the whole day tomorrow, like an adult.

A garden project was started yesterday. We’re trying to grow celery from a cutting. Soon as it starts to sprout, I’ll start blogging about it. Let’s hope we see some shoots soon.

I said I’d start the 30 day writing challenge today, so here it is. If you’d like to see the full challenge details, click here. All 30 days will be posted here.

Day 1: List 10 things that make you really happy

  1. Hubby and Wifey
  2. My dog, Homer
  3. A hearty home cooked meal
  4. Music
  5. Being creative
  6. Spending time with good people
  7. Cruising on the ocean
  8. Photography
  9. Working out
  10. Helping, supporting, encouraging people

Feels like it was a big day. A big satisfying day. Cheers to the next one.


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