Day 382 – Day 383

Day 382 – 19 April 2020

I had a pretty terrible sleep and didn’t really want to participate in Sunday. I wasn’t going to let my friend down again though, so I logged in WoW for a morning of mythical goodness. Luckily we didn’t do anything too hard so I got to feel pretty chill. Wifey even joined us for some dungeons which was great. She was amazing, as usual. I wish she would do that with me more often.

I have been feeling a bit flat for the last few days. I want to say that I don’t know why because that’s easier to deal with than knowing why. For the longest time I’ve really only had a couple of people in my life. I haven’t had many ‘friends’. I’m really missing having friends.

A lot of you out there would be feeling what that feels like because of the Covid-19 lockdown. That’s been my every day life for years. The problem with that is I don’t really know how to make friends while still stuck in my little agoraphobia bubble. I find it hard to talk about myself and small talk kind of makes me feel awkward so I don’t know where to start.

Day 383 – 20 April 2020

I had a horrible nights sleep again. I kept having dreams about someone I’m missing which only makes me miss them more. Then Homer decided to wake me at 7 am, 8.30 am and 10 am. Homer really wanted me to be awake today. At 10 am I gave up on trying to sleep grabbed a shower and then got into colouring a Puddles.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him stocking up on fresh produce for the lockdown. Instead of heading to the local supermarket he went down to a local farm to support them on National Ag Day.

It’s the second week of the ‘It Made Me Smile’ project and I have learned something; I don’t smile every day or at the very least, I’m not aware of all the times I smile. I need to be much more mindful of recording when I do have something that makes me smile. I did manage to get a list together though.

20 April 2020: When hubby and I purposely shouted wrong answers at the TV while watching ‘The Chase – UK’, trying to come up with the funniest answers we could. It was even better when there was a question about musicals and we both shouted ‘Cats’. That was not the right answer.

19 April 2020: When wifey did some mythic dungeons with us AND when hubby got the kitchen almost completely clean.

18 April 2020: When hubby cooked steak for dinner. It was perfect. He’s the best at cooking steak.

17 April 2020: When I spent some time with my friend ‘The Pally’. I don’t know how he can make me laugh even when I don’t feel like it but that is most definitely his superhero power.

16 April 2020: When I got to spend some time with wifey.

15 April 2020: When I watched Fish Mascot Eats Worker. I can’t explain it, you just have to see it. Thanks Youtube for this recommendation.

14 April 2020: When I wrote my latest catch up post. I talked about things I’d learned, Youtube Channels I enjoy and because I hadn’t thought I was going to do it, I felt proud that I got it done (even though I didn’t get it posted.)

Oh, before I got out of bed this morning I watched a handful of Youtube videos. One of them was from Struthless. He made a video called ‘How to Get Motivated During a Crisis’. He gave some really great ideas about getting to things, if that’s what you want to do during this time. He also pointed out that if you don’t want to be productive, that’s cool too. Definitely worth a watch if you need some inspiration.

I will watch it a couple more times this week I’m sure. I need a gentle nudge (forceful shove) to get back into the swing of things. One thing I have done is created an easier ‘Happy List’ to try and get me back on track and keep my overactive imagination focused on more positive things.

  1. Do more than 7 Puddles this week
  2. Start knitting a beanie
  3. Finish knitting one of hubbys gloves
  4. Nap/rest at least 2 hours every day
  5. Workout 2 times
  6. Meditate 3 times
  7. Watercolour paint
  8. Find some new, low carb recipes
  9. Download and use ‘Jazzas Arty Games’
  10. Smile for 10 minutes, for no reason, 5 days

While the weekend hasn’t been the peak of productivity for me, it’s felt more like a normal weekend and I’ve made normal preparations for the week. Wish me luck.

I hope your week is filled with productivity if that’s what you choose or blissful relaxing. No matter what, remember to smile at least once a day. It looks good on you. Take care and stay safe.


Day 138

I had a little sleep in and it was lovely. Once out of bed I got straight to today’s Doodlewash – August 2019 drawing prompts; 4. Sailing + 19. Waves. (I’m doubling up on prompts so I can still finish at the end of the month.)

The concept of this drawing was easy, a boat on waves. The reality of drawing it was much harder than I expected. I took inspiration from many photos and drawings of this subject. Once I got started it all came together quickly and I feel like this drawing is something I’d like to try painting one day.

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

My afternoon started with a handful of housework. Normally, in the week before wifey arrives it’s a whirlwind of catch up cleaning and generally trying not to look like we were raised by wolves in the wild. Today we looked around the house and were pleasantly surprised at how little we had to do. It’s almost like we’re adults!!

Once back at the computer I spent a couple of hours going through art blogs. I am obsessed with watercolour art at the moment. It looks so peaceful and calming, with mostly muted and soft colours. I can’t wait to get my hands on some. There are so many amazing and creative people out there. It was very inspiring.

I finished the day with 200 xp points during my French practice. Tomorrow I will start on a new bank of ‘people’ words. I’m kinda terrible at learning. I KNOW that I don’t know the stuff, that’s why I’m learning it but I still get annoyed and frustrated when I don’t know the stuff. I’ll try and leave my frustration under the bed tomorrow and have at it with a good attitude.

I’ve been blogging for a while now but haven’t really dived into a lot of the finer details about my life. I feel like I’m wanting to share some of my past and how I’m working on feeling better about it. It seems it has been unfolding in my mind for a few weeks now. I’m gaining some clarity on my behaviours. This week I’m going to try writing down how I’m feeling. Also, I’ll try and finish my ‘About Me’ page. It has been ignored for a little too long. Oops.

I hope you’ve had an inspiring day.


Day 124

It was another terrible nights sleep and I can honestly say I gave up on the day before it even started. UGH!

There was a lil housework done, a lil French and a lil nap. It’s the weekend for hubby and I, so I’m going to pretend that it was meant to be a rest day.

I don’t have anything to show for my day, so here’s an inspirational quote that seemed to fit the mood.

I hope this coming week will be filled with inspiration, motivation, dedication and most importantly; lots of smiles, happiness and creativity for everyone.

Take care of yourself.