Day 329

When I woke just after 7 am, meditation was a distant memory and I was tired. I gulped down a coffee and thought about what to do with my day. It was about 27C / 80F at that point, so I figured not much would get done.

Soon as hubby skipped off to work, I did French and Norwegian. I continued with the new group of ‘People’ words in French. I’m still not remembering many of them. It’s including the numbers 11 – 13. I can honestly say I don’t remember learning 1 -10 but I am guessing I did. Eep! My Norwegian practice went the same as most days. Some things I remember, some things I don’t.

Then the Puddles saga began. I wrote up half a year’s worth of prompts last year and I picked what I thought would be the easiest holidays. For a lot of them I had ideas soon as I read them. I thought today’s topic would be easier than it was. This was my third attempt at a drawing. The whole process took about 5 hours.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him in the backyard with his friend Melody Mermaid. They are celebrating ‘Tell a Fairy Tale day’. Melody has lots of stories. Douglas dog enjoyed the stories too.

I hope your day has been splashed with kindness, creativity and good friends.


Day 278

I tried Guided Sleep Meditation for Healing – Deep Blissful Sleep last night and had trouble focusing, again. There were lots of little things picking at my brain and that seemed to carry through sleep time. I had unfulfilling dreams and sort of woke up in a bad mood. On the positive, I did get 8 hours sleep again.

It took me a while to get into the day. I was grumpy. Little things annoyed me. Like when hubby told me he had locked the keys in the car the night before. I think I was more annoyed that we didn’t have a spare key than the actual event.

I mean, we’ve all been there. I remember locking my keys in the car when I was about 18. I spent the day at the beach, went back to the car and saw my keys proudly sparkling from the inside. I made the shame call to my dad who brought down the spare set of keys to rescue me. SPARE KEY!!! Hubby and I are so bad at adult-ing.

Eventually I sorted myself out and started a day of penguin productivity. Not only did I finish today’s cartoon but I’ve done rough sketches for the next three days. I spent about 6 or 7 hours on it. It made the day fly by.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him getting cuddles from a mermaid for National Cuddle Up Day. *BIG HUGS*

I had a great French practice today. I was getting about 18/20 on each run. It was very encouraging and kept me practising for longer than I had planned.

Tomorrow is the official start of the week but hubby won’t be buzzing off to work. He’s got the next four days off (then some more next week) but I’m a little worried I won’t stick to my normal routine. I’m trying to double my efforts of learning and art-ing and having the distraction could be, well, distracting.

I have whipped up my Happy List and have modified it slightly from being so art heavy to a few house things that need attention.

  1. Meditate – 5 days
  2. Yoga – 3 days
  3. 10 minute doodle – 5 days
  4. Watercolour – 2 days
  5. Paint – 1 Day
  6. Nap – 1 Day
  7. Pack up books in back bedroom
  8. Set up piano
  9. Clean old photo frames (and paint?)
  10. Smile for no reason for 10 minutes – 5 days

I hope your week is filled with productivity, creativity and friends who can make you smile when things get rough.