Day 162

Hubby tip-toed off to work early and I had a glorious sleep in. I got out of bed just after 9 am and took my sweet time getting to the day.

First on the agenda was a French lesson. I spent about 30 minutes learning simple words. This topic is adding new things like my, his, happy, intelligent, amusing but a lot of the words are ones I’ve already learned. J’aime ce sujet.

Next it was time to do the Doodlewash – September 2019 prompt; 7. Flowers. I found a reference picture from Bright Craft – 25 Flower Drawings & Information Ideas. I was enjoying some conversation and finished the sketch before I had even noticed.

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

I spent the bulk of the afternoon working on a weekly food plan. It’s going to be a very healthy and variety filled week in the kitchen.

I started doing a food plan at the beginning of the year so I could increase our healthy food intake while decreasing how much we spend. It worked. The past few months I’ve been slacking off because it usually takes a couple of hours and I want to spend that time doing other things. It felt good getting back on the healthy food track.

I had some fantastic and encouraging conversation with wifey today. We talked about how long it takes for something to become a habit. There’s many ideas on the matter; from 3 weeks to months. I’ve passed the 3 week mark on a number of things and passed the 4 month point on others.

Looking back I don’t remember a point where I thought this is a habit now. The thing I remember is feeling proud of myself for doing things consistently. I impressed myself. Before I started I wasn’t sure if I could. Then suddenly, I had.

I think the important thing when trying to form a new habit is to set yourself some realistic goals. For example; doing the ‘new thing’ three times a week for a month. By proving to yourself that you can do it, it makes it much easier to keep doing it, then you have yourself a habit. It also makes you want to achieve more in other areas. At least, that is what happened for me.

I’ve had another successful day of working on my happy list. Tomorrow I will start work on a new knitting project. Even though winter and the AFL football season is over, I’m going to knit hubby a pair of fingerless gloves in his teams colours. Seeing I’m in a wordy mood, I might also work on my About Me page. There’s an interesting-ish story coming, I promise.

If you’ve made it this far, you are a trooper. Thanks for reading the post and thank you for your support. I hope your world is filled with smiles, love and creativity. You’re an amazing person.

Tilly

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Day 148

I woke just after 7 am and took my sweet time getting out of bed. Once I did, I sat down at the computer with a cup of coffee, opened Duolingo to start my French practice, then proceeded to do nothing but sip coffee.

Hubby waltzed off to work and I almost got to my workout on time. Wifey and I chatted for a little before she went back to bed. She has been waking a little too early while trying to get used to our timezone. I worked out quietly and got through it in about 24 minutes. My heart rate was strangely low at the end of it.

Then I was determined to get two sketches done. I started with yesterday’s Doodlewash – August 2019 drawing prompts; 13. Trees + 28. Flowers. I didn’t want to draw a whole garden so I asked Mr Google for some advice. The cherry blossom tree was a common answer and that’s what I decided to draw. It’s an overcast and rainy day, so I found it hard to get a good photo.

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

I then spent the afternoon working on today’s sketch but I haven’t even come close to finishing. I’m still having a lot of trouble getting the right perspective on it. I’ll try again tomorrow. I think my failed sketch attempt has left me feeling a little flat. Bleh.

I hope your day has been filled with sunshine and smiles.

Tilly