Day 399

I went to sleep listening to; Deep Healing Meditation Guide. Five hours later it was morning and I was not ready. Homer made waking up much more enjoyable though. He’s always so happy when I wake up and he smothered me with snuggles.

First stop on the daily agenda was art-ing. Except I didn’t really get to art-ing until the afternoon. Still not doing great at multi-tasking but spending all this extra time with wifey is definitely putting a smile on my face.

After lunch I finished four Puddles. I didn’t get any extra art-ing done but I did spend a couple of hours sifting through keto recipes to put together the rest of the week’s meal plan.

Fri: Cabbage Noodle Tuna Casserole
Sat: Chicken Coconut Curry with Broccoli Rice
Sun: Cauliflower Pizza Bake
Mon / Tues: Keto Cheeseburger Casserole with Bacon
Breakfast: Keto Cauliflower Hash Browns
Dessert: Keto Carrot Cake

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him preparing a huge sandwich for National Make Lunch Count Day. Douglas wanted to play Scrabble for National Scrabble Day but he got distracted by lunch.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him picking some fruit in the garden for National Gardening Day. Arthur also celebrated Look at the Sky Day but seemed to miss a visit from some friendly aliens.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him and Douglas dog doing a photo shoot for National Banana Day. Arthur made a banana bikini, a banana palm leaf skirt and reclined on his yellow car. Rosie will love the photo!

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him with a brand new orchid plant for National Orchid Day. He thinks this is one of the prettiest flowers he has ever seen.

I finished the day with some housework. It wasn’t my most productive day but I got more done than I thought I would when I first woke up. Hopefully I can get a long nights sleep tonight.

I hope your day has been filled with creativity, happiness and a dash of relaxing. Stay safe and stay at home. Take care.


Day 396 – Day 398

Day 396 – 3 May 2020

I didn’t get out of bed until about 11 am. It was another terrible night’s sleep. I spent a little time with wifey and then went back to bed in the afternoon. This is most definitely a feet-up type of weekend.

Sunday was missing something and I guess it always will be.

Day 397 – 4 May 2020

I woke up around 9 am and rolled out of bed. I didn’t really have plans for the day. Hubby had to go and do some yard work for someone he works with. I spent the morning with wifey and by the time she was off to bed, hubby was home. I continued the day of laziness… I mean blissful relaxation.

The highlight of the day was enjoying this week’s Keto dessert: Keto Cheesecake Stuffed Brownies. The photo below was taken by me. The recipe was not written by me.

Keto Cheesecake Stuffed Brownies

Day 398 – 5 May 2020

I went to bed early last night and listened to a deep healing meditation guide. I’ve been using this for a few days. I actually had a decent sleep. There were a few iffy dreams but it has been one of the better sleeps I’ve had in a while. I bounced out of bed at 7 am and sketched my first Puddles not long after.

I thought I was on track for having an art-tastic day but it didn’t turn out that way. Wifey and I are trying to get our schedules to match up better so we can spend time together. If it works out, wifey should be online for most of my day, which is fantastic!! It also means I’m going to have to develop some pretty mean multi-tasking skills. Today, during that time, I was only able to ink the Puddles I’d drawn earlier. It’s a work in progress.

I’m not sure why but by the time I’d had lunch I was feeling pretty flat. Most of me wanted to spend the rest of the day in bed but the little part of me that didn’t forced me to do some more art-ing. I sketched four more Puddles and inked three of them. None of them have been coloured yet. Tomorrow will be a big day!!

I spent a little time trying to do some ‘short story’ type writing but after a handful of attempts and spending more time using the backspace button than any other, I gave up.

Hubby got home a little bit early so I ended the days activities and enjoyed his company.

As it’s the start of another week, it’s time to review how I did with last week’s Happy List and get a new one underway.

Things I Got Done..
1. I did 11 Puddles and my goal was 7.
2. I rested every afternoon for a few hours before hubby got home.
3. I meditated every night. Each guide is a minimum of 1 hour.
4. I watercoloured.
5. I found new low carb recipes and added them to the meal plan.
6. I used Jazza’s Arty Games’ once.
7. I smiled for 10 minutes, for no reason, daily.

Things I Didn’t Do..
1. I have two knitting projects I would like to get done and didn’t start on either of them. I’m really having a hard time getting back into knitting.
2. Workouts. I really enjoyed my daily workouts until I hurt my back. I just keep coming up with excuses why I’m not doing it now. I’m lacking discipline in a big way.

I thought that I had a much worse week, so I’m really glad I decided to do an update on how I went. I feel a bit more confident that I can get my list done. So let’s try for another week of the same Happy List.

  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. Use ‘Jazzas Arty Games’
  10. Smile for 10 minutes, for no reason, 5 days

Week four of the gratefulness project;  It Made Me Smile. This hasn’t been my best week at all. I haven’t really had a lot of smiles this week. I couldn’t think of a time I smiled on Tuesday or on Sunday. I need to pay more attention to the smiles on bad days.

4 May 2020: When I tasted this week’s keto dessert. It’s so decadent and luscious. It makes me smile when I just think about how yummy it was.

3 May 2020: [I don’t remember anything that made me smile today.]

2 May 2020: When I finished my watercolour painting. I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to paint anything good since it had been months since my last practice.

1 May 2020: When I was doing the dishes. The afternoon sun was sparkling through the window, the water was keeping my hands warm and I just enjoyed getting my kitchen clean.

30 April 2020: When I had to get a blanket in the middle of the day because I was cold. So long Summer, so long!!!

29 April 2020: When I did some art-ing that wasn’t Puddles related.

28 April 2020: [I don’t remember anything that made me smile today.]

I feel pretty okay with how the day turned out. I’m looking forward to getting more done tomorrow. I hope your day has filled you with smiles. Good luck if you’re starting a new project this week. I bet you’ll do great!! Stay creative, stay safe and stay at home.