Day 263

My life is a vacation at the moment. Today I had another day of nothingness. It wasn’t meant to be that way but it’s just the way it turned out.

I hope you’re having a marvellous weekend filled with relaxing, a heaping of creativity and things that make you smile.


Day 193

Today was our official rest day.

I started the day with some episodes of Good Mythical Morning. Then spent the day playing WoW with friends. It’s the most relaxed I’ve felt all week. I’m not entirely sure the funk has passed but my mood has definitely been lighter.

This week has been hard for me and I’ve fallen back into some pretty terrible habits. The main one being that when I’m depressed I don’t want to do anything, which creates a vicious cycle of unhappiness. That’s how this week went. I didn’t want to do things, so I didn’t do them. Then I felt bad about not doing them and my mood didn’t change.

I want my mood to change so this coming week I’ll just do the things I know I should be doing, even if I don’t feel like it. I will workout, be creative, be positive and spread as many smiles around as possible.

For anyone who is struggling at the moment, just know, it will be okay. I don’t know when, I don’t know how but I do know that you will make it through. You never know how strong you are until you’re faced with a challenge. Keep moving forward, even if it’s just little steps.

I hope your weekend has been bright, uplifting, relaxing and filled with good memories.


Day 186

Today was a rest day and that’s exactly what I did. It was enjoyable doing nothing with the family. I think we all needed it. Although, missing a day of art means I’ll have some serious catching up to do next week but I do like a challenge.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful day filled with smiles and good feels. Most of all I hope you have had a chance to relax, unwind and recharge for the new week ahead.

See you tomorrow with something creative. =)


Day 172

I said that today would be a rest today and it sure was a rest day.

For the last couple of years my Sunday mornings have been filled with World of Warcraft. Until wifey got me hooked on WoW, I had never been a gamer and didn’t really care for MMORPGs. It is most definitely one of my guilty pleasures now. It was an extremely enjoyable morning.

My druid; ‘Lustarris’

With the high of a great morning, I took a nap. I indulged in my relaxing and it was an extremely enjoyable afternoon.

When I woke from the nap, it was nighttime and a vegetarian dinner was almost ready. I took off my lazy hat briefly and did some French practice and spent some time doing some digital colouring in.

I’ve been using GIMP for all my editing purposes. I imagine there is something better to use. I am about as technology aware as a pebble.

Question: What are the best programs for creating digital art?

That’s all there was to my day. I hope your day has been filled with relaxing, things that make you smile and a big heaping of motivation if there’s something you need to achieve.


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 123

Hubby and I ended up going to bed pretty late last night, I think it was close to 2.30 am. I fell asleep quickly but woke around 7.30 am and that was the end of sleep for me.

Instead of planning out a day of being busy and productive, we watched countless episodes of Good Mythical Morning. I think the highlight was the episodes of ‘Future Fast Food‘ with mythical chef, Josh. It was just after lunchtime when we wrapped up our indulgent relaxing.

Then it was time to tackle today’s drawing challenge topic; crystals. I wasn’t inspired by this topic at all. Instead of trying to be super creative, I went for the ‘get it done’ approach. I found a tutorial on how to draw crystals really easily. I didn’t find it that easy. I still can’t make sense of what I’ve done.

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

I spent the afternoon and night playing WoW with wifey. We haven’t done it for months and it was a lot of fun. Normally I feel a lil guilty when I spend all that time playing a game and not getting things done but when it’s with wifey, it’s never a waste of time.

I finished the night with some French. I’m so tired, not a lot of it made sense. Things I knew yesterday, I did not know today. I’m sure they’ll all come flooding back after a good night sleep.

Tomorrow I will do a little more socialising and gaming, then get a big chunk of housework done. I swear, I. WILL. HOUSEWORK.

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend whether relaxing, working or whatever you are up to. Have fun.


Get your fill of GOOD MYTHICAL MORNING here!!

Day 116

Woke up around 8.30 am and thought about all the fun (horrible) cleaning we had to do. Hubby got up not long after and made a coffee. We started watching some Youtube videos and the next thing I know, the day was over. We spent the entire day watching Mind Seed TV.

It started because I wanted to show hubby a ‘Deep Web Unboxing‘ and I had remembered watching one by Mind Seed TV a few months ago. We both had a giggle at the content and considered selling our own mystery boxes. I have a house full of crap you could pretend was the evidence from a crime.

Then I really wanted hubby to see the opening of a Dybukk box. If you don’t know what a Dybukk box is, it’s a box sealed with wax, that contains a spirit and should never be opened under any circumstances. (Except for getting views on Youtube.)

Then we watched countless ‘haunted’ videos. Some of them were truly creepy, some of them you could explain away with logic, some could go either way, depending on how you want to view it. They were all pretty interesting.

Today’s drawing challenge topic; Your Day. Well now I’ve explained my day I’m sure you’re wondering what on earth I could have drawn. Honestly, that’s how I felt too when I first thought about it. Seeing it was a day consumed by Mind Seed TV, I just had to find something from their YouTube page to inspire me.

I took inspiration from one of the videos; Contacting the Dead. Murder House. It really looks nothing like it but I’m pretty sure I’ve captured the vibe. Well, not really the vibe but the feel. Well, not really the feel but it’s a cabin in the woods-ish-ness.

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

The only other thing I got done; French. I devoured the words like I would devour a croissant in a French Boulangerie. I’m not sure if I should start on a new block of words in the coming week or if I should just keep practising.

It has been a wildly unproductive day but it was relaxing. I hope your day has been relaxing and uplifting.


Day 110

Today I did even less than I did yesterday. This is the first day in 110 days that I can say… I did nothing.

I’ve been really struggling the last few days. There is a lot of good stuff happening but I’ve really felt down. I’ve also encountered more than my fair share of bullies and that has been nibbling away at the shred of self esteem I had left.

The highlight of the day was having some laughs with a friend. The right people can really help a lot, even when they don’t realise it.

There was no workout, no French, no arts, no crafts, no writing challenge, no nothing.

Tomorrow I will be back to normal, I promise.

Take care.


Day 109

I said that I would take it easy today and that’s what I did. It wasn’t until after 8 pm when I decided to do today’s drawing challenge drawing and some French practice.

The French practice has gone better today than it has for the last few days. That was nice. I’ll spend at least the next week practising everything I have learned so far. Most things I can remember with the visual prompt but just trying to sprout things off the top of my head isn’t natural yet.

Today’s drawing challenge topic; a little village. I went straight to  30 Cool & Easy Things to Draw to Get Better at Art for my inspiration. I had remembered seeing some cute little houses. I put a bunch of different ones together and I call it a village.

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

Tomorrow I’ll take it easy for the most part but will definitely be taking advantage of hubby…. for housework. We have a lot to do over the next few weeks. Busy, busy, busy.

30 Day Blog Challenge – All my answers will be posted here.

Day 29: List 10 people, living or dead, you would invite to dinner. Include the dinner menu.

I would invite…
Hubby, Wifey, Heston Blumenthal, Yotam Ottolenghi, Anthony Bourdain, Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal, Paul Rudd, Eli Roth, Romain Duris .

The menu would be…
I love creating menus and I was actually excited about this part of the question until I decided that Heston would make a great dinner guest. The things that he creates are so wild and amazing that I feel like the things I’d come up with would be…not enough.

So, I would hope that Heston would prepare one of his wondrous feasts like the ‘seaside’ or a ‘garden’ or the tribute to ‘Wonka’.

Monday is nipping at our heels and for a lot of people that’s the start of a new week. I hope your new week is filled with smiles, achievements and something sweet.


Day 88

Today was a rest day and like the last three Sundays, I felt bleh. I didn’t feel guilty for not doing things but I just felt…. bleh. Little things started to annoy me, emotions ran high and by afternoon I just cried. I thought I’d been making some great ground in the happy department but today has felt a lot like before. The smallest of things feel like they could defeat me.

For hubby and I, this weeks happy list wraps up in a few short hours. I didn’t get everything finished this week. I’m not disappointed at my efforts. I spent many hours arts and crafting, I’ve made good ground on two stories, I got a little extra sleep, my legs are soft and my hair is brushed. I’m developing habits in areas I haven’t wanted to. Next week I’m definitely making it a little easier on myself.

After dinner I did my French revision and finished the drawing I had started yesterday.

30 Day Blog Challenge – All my answers will be posted here.

Day 8: Discuss a moment when you felt most satisfied with your life.

I can honestly say I have never been satisfied with my life. Good things have happened to me. I had a magical wedding. The day I met wifey in person after 4 years was amazing. I’ve had money. I’ve travelled in luxury on a cruise ship. Underneath all those moment, I have never been satisfied with myself, which means I look back and think of how things could have been different.

I hope that sometime in the next couple of years I will truly understand what it means to be satisfied with your life.

Tomorrow is a another day and it will be a better day. It is decided.