Day 145

The day started at 4 am. Hubby had to leave for the airport at 4.45 am. I stayed at home and worried about wifey getting through customs. Then worried about the trip back. My whole world was in the car, so I worried.

I got a message at 7.45 am that wifey was safely off the plane and through customs, after being questioned for 20 minutes about why she keeps coming back. It was still another hour and a half before they got home. It was the best feeling when they arrived. It’s funny, when she is here it feels like she has always been here. When she goes back to the US, it feels like she’s been gone for years. We much prefer when she is here.

Because my day was filled with catching up with wifey and a nap, there isn’t much more to tell. I did get 200 xp in French and it was a good lot of practice runs. Still struggling with the student/studying words though.

Tomorrow life will go back to normal. Hubby will scurry off to work, I will workout and get back to arts and crafting. I’ll make sure we get back to the Happy List too. Plus, I’ll need to catch up on the Doodlewash sketches. Busy times ahead.

I will leave you with some wise words, from a wise sloth…

I hope you’ve had a relaxing and happiness filled day.


Day 141

Homer dog woke me up just after 6 am and wanted to go out. My first reaction was; ‘It’s too early, noooooooooooo!’. That was quickly pushed aside by a; ‘let’s check where wifeys flight is at’. I let Homer out and sat down to find out.

I searched the flight and was shocked to see it hadn’t taken off. What was supposed to be a one hour flight was saying it would land in 2 1/2 hours…. except it hadn’t taken off. I was so confused. I checked the time in Atlanta to see if she’d be making her next flight, NOPE! UGH. It wasn’t long after when she messaged saying not to worry but there were plane troubles with the first plane and she wouldn’t be leaving the US today.

UGH, double UGH, triple UGH. Then a big handful of colourful words, I won’t repeat here, fell from my mouth as tears poured from my eyes like I was cartoon character.

The reality is, it won’t be that much longer and she will be here but it felt like a devastating blow delivered by the universe directly into my motivational centre.

It’s 8.30 am now and my rational brain is trying to kick into gear and guide me through my normal day, like nothing has gone wrong. My irrational brain wants to get drunk (at 8.30 am) and belt out some sort of emotional tune until she lands. I don’t feel like doing the day. I’ll let you know how that turns out……

…..almost rational brain won. I picked up my pencil and decided to work on today’s Doodlewash – August 2109 prompts; 7. Sign + 22. Trains. I took inspiration from ‘The Blue Train‘. I found this drawing super hard, even while doing the first rough sketch yesterday. It made it harder as I tried to do it through blurry eyes. I did it though. I’m proud that I picked the right path for my day.

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

I’m sure it was just a build up of emotions that had gathered in my head for a grand old headache-down, so I wandered off to bed. I’m not sure I even slept or if I had long bursts of keeping my eyes shut. Either way, it happened for hours.

I got out of bed again late afternoon and figured I should probably do some of my morning things. I did French practice. I got to 200 xp points rather quickly and didn’t have as much trouble remembering the words. I think I’m cheating and just assuming I should be using ‘Ils’ and ‘Elles’, over really understanding a sentence. I’m taking a win wherever I can find one today.

Then I busted out my workout in about 22 minutes, finishing up just after hubby got home. I’m calling that a day. Three more days til wifey gets home now, the countdown continues.

I hope your day has been problem free, creative and filled with many glorious smiles.


Day 136

The day started around 6 am. I sat on the sofa, stared at the computer and nothing happened. 30 minutes later I opened Duolingo for today’s French practice. I was averaging between 16 – 18 correct each round. I was able to reach 200 xp points in under 30 minutes.

Once hubby had cartwheeled off to work (he didn’t but he should have,) I started my workout. With my playlist turned up loud, I busted through the workout in 20 minutes. That’s a new record. Even though I was going faster, I don’t feel like it was any less of a workout. Also a few hours later, I didn’t feel as body fatigued as I felt earlier in the week.

Next it was time for today’s Doodlewash – August 2019 topic; 2. Shoes + 17. Food. I decided to draw a picnic scene, with waterfall and the cityscape in the background. At first I was going to draw a pair of shoes that had been left on the picnic blanket but it didn’t seem to fill the space well. So I added someone wearing shoes instead.

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

Half my day was taken up with this drawing, it was an epic attempt. Once it was done (once I put the pencil down and forced myself to not pick it back up), I spent a couple of hours singing. I tried singing a couple of new songs. The biggest problem is, I barely know the songs. Learning them is on my to do list for next week.

I topped off the day with a glorious nap. When I can relax and not feel guilty about napping, they sure do help.

I hope your day has been filled with delicious food, relaxing and encouraging words. You’re a magnificent person, with so much to offer the world. Keep smiling.

Happy weekend.


Day 135

The morning seems like a blur now. I think I woke before hubby and stared vacantly until a hot cup of coffee magically appeared in my hands. It was most likely hubby who made it. That is questionable though. Every day I play a fascinating game of ‘Husband or Ghost’. Every time he goes to work, I walk into the kitchen to see a whole bunch of kitchen cupboards left open. Maybe the ghost made my coffee.

The coffee was the fuel I needed to power through 200 xp in French. There are still a couple of words that I forget but mostly it was a good practice.

Hubby left for work and I got to working out. It wasn’t my best work. My body has been particularly achy the last few days. I’m still sure it’s the workout and not stress related. I’m not feeling stressed. It’s getting me down though. Despite that, I finished my workout in under 30 minutes.

Next it was time to find a new drawing challenge. I wanted to join a current one and have decided to be inspired by Doodlewash – August 2019 prompts. Because I’m starting half way through, I will be doubling up on prompts so I can still finish by the end of the month.

The prompts I used today are; 1. Travel Painting Kit and 16. Beach. I drew a girl at the beach with her painting kit. It’s a bit rough around the edges.

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

It was another day where I tapped out in the afternoon and took a very long and very glorious nap. I saw some cool info on ‘napping‘ on Pinterest. It’s good for my health, so why not enjoy it? My naps are too long but I always take one at the right time.

I hope your day has been filled with trying new things, big sunshine-y smiles and a relaxing view that could refresh your soul.


Day 122

I woke up early again, it’s kinda getting annoying. Instead of getting up at 6 am, I miss the days of going to bed at 6 am and sleeping all day. The joys of being a moody teenager. I wasn’t feeling great when I woke. I felt nauseous and it never really lifted all day.

I didn’t put a lot of effort into French this morning but I did the job. I still haven’t finished the new level. I’m going through these words much slower than normal. At one point I did sound dangerously French though, when I said; ‘Nous allons au travail en bus’. Hubby was impressed.

I started my workout on time but it has to be one of the most unpleasant workouts I’ve had. Doing anything where you need tight stomach muscles, while feeling nauseous, is just not right. I was going to stop half way through but I just had to finish. So proud of my commitment to this area of my life.

Next it was on to today’s drawing topic; water. So my brain instantly thought it was a good idea to try drawing a water droplet and splash. I found a reference picture and thought; ‘This is too hard, let’s try that.’ Wifey tried to steer me in a more sane direction but I threw caution to the wind and picked up my pencil. This was my reference photo.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
40 Day Drawing Challenge on Three Peas, One Pod

After that I took a glorious nap that ended too early because my Homer dog wanted to go outside. Once I was awake again I did start doing some research on Coastal Crafts. I don’t have enough shelves in my house for all the things I think I’ll end up making.

I got some things done today and that’s better than nothing. I’ve always said; ‘Doing anything is more than nothing.’ Some days the little victories are where it counts.

I hope you’ve had a day filled with victories, enjoyable moments and cookies.


Day 28

It was another brilliant morning. I got my workout done first. Pushed myself a little harder than normal and I’ve been feeling it all day. It’s been a nice ache compared to the every day aches. Then, I spent forever in the kitchen cleaning. I definitely need to find an easier way to clean older baking pans.

While I didn’t feel down by the afternoon, I was feeling tired. I think I’ve been starting to feel a bit stressed about my progress and haven’t been sleeping the best. I napped. It was glorious.

Tomorrow I’m going to do some research on meditation and try and find a fun every day photo challenge type… thing!