Day 292

I think I listened to a different meditation last night and fell asleep very quickly. It’s all a bit of a blur. I’ve been getting to bed a bit too late and getting relaxed too quickly. Being relaxed and getting sleep is definitely not a bad thing, I just want to be a little more in the meditation before passing out.

Today is the last day of the weekend and hubby will not be bouncing off to work tomorrow. He has another week off. The way his schedule works out and by working on Saturday still, he’s ended up with three weeks off. We’ve both decided on a more productive week. I feel like whatever this sickness was that has been following me all week has eased up enough for me to get back to a normal schedule.

New week means a new happy list. It’s sorta like a to do list but a list of things that would make me feel happier if I got them done. I’m focusing mainly on art-ing, learning and self care. I’m going to win this week.

  1. Meditate – 5 days
  2. 10 minute doodle – 5 days
  3. Watercolour – 3 days
  4. Art lesson – 5 days
  5. Write meal plan
  6. Use face mask – 1 day
  7. Eat breakfast – 5 days
  8. Be in bed before midnight – 3 days
  9. Workout – 5 days
  10. Smile for no reason for 10 minutes – 5 days

I then indulged in a day of relaxing with a little Puddles adventure et un petit Francais. While I indulged hubby went to get me a couple of art supplies including some new Sharpies. It’s nice to have a handful of new colours.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him having a picnic in the park with his friend Rosie for Penguin Awareness Day. They made a sign so everybody would know that they are penguins. They’re sharing a cheese sandwich because it’s National Cheese Lovers Day.

Good luck if you’re starting a new project this week. You’ll do amazing. I hope your week is filled with creativity and smiles.


Day 291

Last night I fell asleep to GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION for Healing again. I’m pretty sure I didn’t even make it half way through before falling asleep. Meditating before sleeping has been helping me to sleep better.

Today was a day of dungeons in WoW. It was missing something but it wasn’t a bad day.

We’ve been seeing a little rain over the last few days. The smell of smoke has finally disappeared. Today it has been raining very lightly for most of the day. I took a picture of one of the frangipani plants in the backyard. It’s so nice seeing the little rain droplets.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him talking on his tin can phone which he made to celebrate Tin Can Day. He was chatting about the sailing while enjoying a big bucket of popcorn for National Popcorn Day.

I hope your day has been splashed with things that make you smile. Happy Weekend.


Day 290

Last night I fell asleep to GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION for Healing. Seeing this guide deals with so many different aspects of healing, I will just keep repeating it for a few nights.

When I woke up this morning my first thought was to turn over and go back to sleep. I felt exhausted. I got up though because hubby had to work today and I didn’t want him to endure his morning alone. Soon as he hopped off to work, I was alone.

I still wasn’t feeling great so opted for another day of Puddles and French only. The one thing I’ve noticed about a week without learning or much art-ing is that it has given my depression a chance to rear its ugly head again. If life had an eject button, I probably would have used it today.

Moving on.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him reading the Thesaurus to his new puppy for National Thesaurus Day. Arthur thought it was a book about dinosaurs.

I hope your day has been filled with smiles.


Day 289

I listened to a new meditation guide before sleep last night, it was another healing one, GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION for Healing. It deals with lots of different things that may need healing. It was very relaxing. I loved the imagery and the water.

I felt hopeful when I woke up that I would get more art-ing done today but not long after I was awake, I started getting that head spinning feeling again, so resorted to being a zombie as I have the last few days. I Puddled and I Frenched.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him trying to make grape juice in the bathtub for National Bootleggers Day. I’m not sure he really understands what the day is about but he did make some grape juice for his rubber boots.

I hope your day has been filled with good health, good spirits and good friends.


Day 288

I’m over being sick. I’m over the humidity. I’m over Summer. Now I’ve got that out of the way there isn’t really much to talk about today. I Puddled and I Frenched.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him bringing a bunch of his favourite pink flowers to The Blue Dragon for Dragon Appreciation Day.

I hope you’ve had an uplifting day filled with brightness, goodness and flowers.


Day 287

Last night about 8.30 pm I had the weirdest head rush followed by what felt like all my blood draining to my feet in a second. I felt unwell and weak. I got straight into bed and tried to relax. I dozed for a few hours and when I woke I listened to Serotonin Release – Increase Serotonin & Endorphins – Alpha Waves – Binaural Beats Meditation. Eventually I went to sleep for the night and woke around 8.30 am when Homer dog wanted to go out.

I still wasn’t feeling good this morning and it wasn’t long until I went back to bed. I’ve spent most of the day in bed. I got up around 4 pm to work on today’s Puddles. I had a much more elaborate cartoon planned but when I put pencil to paper, I knew I wouldn’t have the energy to finish it. So I opted for something easier.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him getting ready to enjoy a bagel with cream cheese and salmon for National Bagel Day.

I also did a quick French practice because I really want to get a 365 day streak on Duolingo. There were a lot of words, from the last set I learned, during the timed practice runs and there are still a lot of them that I don’t know. EEP!

I’m going to keep sleeping as much as I can until I feel better. I’m looking forward to getting back to a normal routine.

I hope your day has been filled with all the things you love. Take care.


Day 286

Today has been another lazy day. I wasn’t feeling good when I woke up and I opted for a relaxing morning with wifey instead of art-ing. I didn’t get started on Puddles adventures until late afternoon. It was a bit hard getting a photo with the sun glowing red but I was able to tweak it enough for posting.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him in the park with his new pet dog. It was ‘Dress Up Your Pet Day’ so Arthur dressed him up as a hot dog. Then they shared a hot dog on Arthur’s favourite bench.

I finished the day with French. It was fast and not my best practice run. Today just hasn’t been my day.

I hope your day has been fun, sunny and delicious.


Day 285

I wasn’t feeling great when I woke up this morning and by about 10.30 am I was ready to get back in bed. I was feeling unwell and weak and could barely sit up straight in the chair. I spent the day in bed but I’m still not feeling great now. I’ll rest as much as I can.

When I got out of bed I worked on today’s Puddles adventure.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him relaxing with his rubber ducky in the bath for National Rubber Ducky Day. The poor little ducky never made it to the water before Arthur fell asleep.

I did a quick French practice and it went well. I love when they give me words I haven’t used for a while.

I hope your day has been filled with happiness, kindness and good health.


Day 284

Today’s forecast; 100% relaxing with a good chance of Puddles.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him ready at the kissing booth for Kiss a Ginger Day.

I have been trying to keep the Puddles Adventures coloured by sharpies only. Sometimes that’s a little hard because I don’t have any of the flesh tones or any of the browns. When I don’t have a colour, I will be adding it digitally, unless Mr Sharpie has a set of markers he could send me.

Even though it’s a rest day, I did get a mouthful of French. It was a very good practice run. I think I’m supposed to start some new words next week. Fun!

I hope your day has been as fun as a carnival!


Day 281

So I’m really doing bad at 2020. Last night I was going to get into bed at midnight so I’d have hopes of a normal start to the day. I got into bed at about 1.30 am, didn’t listen to any meditation and had a pretty horrible sleep. I tossed, I turned, I snuggled under blankets, I threw them off as the humidity swaddled me instead. I woke up just after 10 am. Only three hours behind schedule. Eep! Let’s move on to more pleasant things.

I water coloured! I told you I would. I started by taping my paper to a backing. I wasn’t really planning on using the whole canvas anyway but I did want to see if a ‘masking tape’ hack I read actually worked. It did. You can view the info here: How to Prevent Artist’s Tape from Damaging Your Paper.

So after a little encouragement from tiffanyarpdaleo I decided to try painting the poppies from a few days ago. I redrew them onto my watercolour paper and just went for it. I used red, orange, green, yellow and blue. I’m still not using enough water. All the videos I’ve been watching are much wetter. I think if I was working on a desk I’d feel more confident about using a lot of water. I mostly do my art in my lap, balanced on a Chocolate cookbook!

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him taking a big bite from an apricot still hanging on the tree for National Apricot Day. He just couldn’t wait for this tasty treat. What a cheeky little penguin.

I finished the day with some Puddles rough drafts and a mouthful of French. It was a pretty good practice run and it was using some words I haven’t done in a while. I feel like, deep down, I know a lot more French words than I give myself credit for, I just don’t know how to use them.

My day wasn’t as full as it should have been and I missed out on a number of things I should have done. Feeling very disappointed with myself.

I hope you’re having a fantastical day filled with fun, family and fresh fruit.