Day 386

I was feeling rather upset when I went to bed and wifey had some things to take care of so she couldn’t read to me. Luckily I had emotionally exhausted myself and I fell asleep quickly. I woke at a normal time and didn’t remember my dreams. That was a strange feeling. Homer gave me lots of snuggles n kisses and kept pretty close to me all morning, like he was protecting me.

I found it a little hard to bounce into life and settled for watching Youtube videos for most of the morning. By about 11 am I forced myself to get up to ink and colour the Puddles that I had drawn yesterday. I had a big goal of more than 10…and I got 3 done. Something is better than nothing. I haven’t drawn any more today either. Naughty me.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him getting the house all cleaned up because it is National Cleaning Week. Arthur took the sofa pillows outside to be cleaned. That didn’t stop Douglas dog from curling up on the sofa.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him making a mess in his freshly cleaned living room. Arthur has Rosie on video chat and he’s showing her the message he drew on the wall for her. He added lots of scribbles because it’s National Scribble Day.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him and Douglas dog in the backyard roasting some marshmallows for Something on a Stick Day. Douglas dog was also something on a stick. He wouldn’t let go of the new big stick that he found.

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I finished the day with French and Norwegian. I had to refresh some of the topics I’d previously learned in Norwegian and they went really well. I still have a bit of trouble knowing; hvem, hva, hvor, but I am glad I spelled them right. With French I was just doing the ‘city 2’ lessons. It taught me to say; Cette ville est dangereux. This is something I hope I never have to say outside of lessons.

I’m not really getting through my Happy List as quickly or efficiently as I would have liked but at least I am making progress. I am on track for finishing my Puddles goal. I’ve been resting, meditating and smiling. I haven’t really been at my computer for working on the other things.

I hope that your week is headed in the direction you want it to go. If you’re struggling, I’m sorry that you have to struggle and know that there is a complete stranger (me) who thinks you’re fantastic and strong. You got this. Be kind. Stay safe and stay at home.

Tilly

Day 384 – Day 385

Day 384 – 21 April 2020

As usual when I make grand plans for my week, life throws obstacles in my way that sometimes I find hard to overcome. This week was no different, although this emotional hurdle was most unexpected.

Someone I thought was a friend, isn’t. I still can’t really process what’s happened and I am desperately trying not to blame myself. The real problem is that when I am hurt by someone, I want to detach myself from everything that reminds me of them. In this case it means my computer. UGH! The computer I need to blog, art and knit! I have to follow those knitting recipes very closely.

Basically, I spent the day in bed crying and when I wasn’t sobbing wildly and wondering why no one will be my friend for longer than a few months, wifey read to me. She’s my hero. Years ago wifey would often read to me until I fell asleep. I find it very comforting and I love listening to her voice. I’m glad we have started this habit up again. I just wish we had of started this under better circumstances.

Not much more to the day, sadly.

Day 385 – 22 April 2020

Wifey read to me until I fell asleep last night, that was very comforting. I had pretty okay dreams too (first time in weeks). I woke up around 8 am and I felt good-ish-esque. Homer dog was overjoyed that I was finally awake and gave me many, many morning kisses and snuggles.

I wasn’t overly keen on starting the day and opted for some sleepy Youtube watching. Some of my fave channels had posted over night, so I was content.

Around 11 am I got out of bed for a reason I can no longer remember and sat down at my computer. That was a bit hard. I really had an urge to sing though, so I poured out my emotions into a handful of songs.

I figured while I was up I should probably get a bunch of Puddle cells drawn and write down what each day would be, so I can achieve my goal of more than 7 Puddles finished this week. I have about 14 cells drawn up, I think. I’m secretly hoping I can get them all drawn in pencil by the end of the day. I’ll let you know how that turns out tomorrow.

Before heading back to bed for Puddles drawing, I practised French and Norwegian. I keep forgetting that I started a new topic in French and always jump straight into a timed practice run. I’m not familiar enough with the new words to be doing a timed practice. It takes too long to work out what the words are. Some I hadn’t even learned yet. I only made that mistake once and then continued my lesson on ‘City 2’ words. The only thing I can solidly remember is; La voiture est derriere le bus. I think I just really like the word ‘derriere’.

I also started a new topic in Norwegian. It will be days before I remember more than; mannen.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him taking Douglas dog on a ride around the backyard in a little red wagon for National Little Red Wagon Day. Arthur was having so much fun he didn’t notice the UFO hovering off in the distance.

I spent about 20 minutes listening to this very short meditation guide but it was powerful and it made me feel better. If you are offended by swear words, I do not recommend this meditation.

I hope that your day has been filled with relaxing, creativity, productivity or anything that just made you feel good. Stay strong, stay safe and stay indoors. Please and thank you.

Tilly

Day 253

The day started almost an hour after alarm time. I have no idea how I managed to sleep through. I guess I needed it. I didn’t feel like working out but soon as hubby had left for work, I did it. I was feeling pretty tight on my right side and at first it really hurt to do things. Eventually the workout seemed to stretch out whatever it was.

I’m glad I decided to make Art for Kids Hub my first stop of the creative day. The hardest decision is which of the 100’s of videos do I want to try today. I chose how to draw a blue bird.

Next it was time to try colouring my ‘sad girl’ sketch from yesterday. I had the same problem super quick; the paper got overworked. I definitely need paper that can handle my rough treatment better…. or I should be softer with colouring.

It’s been really hard trying to get a photo of these sketches. When I take them somewhere with bright light, you can really see how beat up the paper is. So I’ve been taking them in a spot with less light and brightening them digitally to try and hide the paper flaws.

I don’t remember when I did French but I did it. Who knows if it was a good practice though.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful day filled with smiles, special friends and success.

Tilly

Day 108

I woke up around 5.30 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. That wasn’t the start I wanted for the day. It’s taking every bit of energy I have at the moment to keep powering through life…and today I had barely recharged.

By 6.30 am I was crying my way through French. Things that should be easy to remember, aren’t. It made me question just how good I can be at learning when I’ve had memory problems for so long. Why don’t I know the difference between ‘ma’ and ‘mon’ or ‘sa’ and ‘son’. I mean, looking at those now, I feel like I should 100% know what they are and when to use them, NOPE.

Today’s drawing challenge topic; cupcakes. This is a delicious topic and one that shouldn’t be too hard. I’ve been eating cupcakes all my life. Cupcakes sure have gotten fancy and I first tried drawing a ‘mermaid cupcake’. The cupcake was too big and I had no room for the mermaid tail. I scrapped that and decided on some dark chocolate cupcakes with raspberries instead.

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

Next, I set up my paints and tried to get creative. I went for a simpler painting than the landscapes I’ve been tackling, at least, that’s what I originally thought. My inspiration can be found here.

While I enjoyed painting the plants, I really should have made them bigger. There wasn’t enough colour for me to keep the plants so small. I’m not happy with it. I’m going to try again next week and give it more of my own flair. (If i can find some flair.)

I tried.

That was about all I could muster up for the day. I’m feeling a little under the weather. A couple of days of taking it easy should help.


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

Day 28: What is something/someone you miss?

The thing I miss the most is my mum. She passed away not long after my 21st birthday. I needed her then and I still need her now. It hurts too much to even think about today.


Tilly