Day 121

I woke early, too early. The day started around 5.30 am. Not only did I feel tired, I felt sad. Really having a hard time shaking the blues this week.

Instead of dwelling on that, I distracted myself with French. I did about 30 minutes, happily made over 200 xp points and feel like I may be getting a handle on these new words. I wish I could recall more of the things I’m learning. I can do it with the prompts but just creating a French sentence from the things I know is still very hard.

I spent a couple of hours playing WoW with friends. It was nice to be included but I didn’t play well.

I got to my workout later than normal but I can proudly say that I DID get to my workout. I worked out to my indie playlist, got it done 9 minutes faster and felt like I’d worked out so much harder. I was aching by the end of it and still feel a little tremble in my muscles.

Today’s drawing challenge topic; in a circle. I browsed some idea for what you could draw in a circle. There were lots of patterns and landscapes. I decided to try a landscape with a balloon, after feeling inspired by these balloons on ThreeSixFiveArt. I wish I could have done this in colour, I think it would have been more fun.

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

I spent some time reading blogs and commenting on posts today. There are so many talented people out there and I would like to encourage as many people as possible. I’m annoying myself with how long it takes me to post a comment.

The rest of the afternoon was spent socialising. I had a lot of laughs and was very thankful for the time people spent with me.

There are still lots of things on my Happy List that I need to tackle tomorrow. I hope I get a wonderful sleep tonight, so I have the energy I need to get it all done.

I hope your day was filled with strength and smiles. I think you’re magnificent.


Day 119

I woke up around 6.30 am and zombie shuffled out of bed. I didn’t have the best sleep and it seemed to be affecting my mood, I felt miserable. I struggled to hold back tears and I most definitely didn’t want to go about my day. I’m not sure why I was feeling that way either.

I sulked my way through a cup of coffee and reluctantly started my French lessons. I got through a lot of the new words, remembering some, very forgetting others, still wildly confused about a handful of them. I spent about 30 minutes working on it.

Hubby left for work and I got to working out. It wasn’t as hard as yesterday but still not as easy as I am expecting. My muscles sure need a good talking to. I got through it with no tears and it felt like a good workout.

Half of me wanted to crawl back into bed at that point. The other half of me pointed at the blank canvas that has been sitting on the table for a week and demanded I do something with it. The demanding side won and I finally got round to take two of the cacti.

For progress pictures and more info visit…
Cacti in an Orange Planter on Three Peas, One Pod

My afternoon was filled with housework and socialising. It’s been years since I’ve done this much socialising. I’m finding it rather draining. By the time I sat down to go on a comment spree with the blogs I follow, I had run out of words. I feel like a failure not being able to make a simple comment on something that I like. I will try again tomorrow.

There are still so many creative things that I haven’t had the chance to get to this week. I hope I can get a much more positive start to my day tomorrow so I can fit in another task or two.

I hope your day has been filled with wonderful conversation, glorious creations and something sweet.


Day 118

Bonjour! Bienvenue.

My day started as hubby’s alarm went off. I was tempted to turn over and go back to sleep but I made a commitment to myself to get more done this week. I threw the covers off, dived into a cup of coffee and started my French lesson.

With the optimism of a new day, I started a new group of French words, that turned my little French world upside down. This group of lessons has introduced the word ‘nous’, which means we. Whenever you use that word, the words that follow seem to change from the ones you would use with ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘He/She’. They’re similar but longer. I know the clue lies in those extra letters (which might be the same?) but it’s all confusing and Mr Duolingo isn’t really explaining it.

Okay, so French was a little disappointing. No worries! It was time to workout. A nice hard workout would shake off the disappointment. Wrong. My body decided it would have a fatigued sort of day. Within the first two sets of reps I knew this would be a long, hard event. By the last two sets, tears streamed down my cheeks as I wondered why it was like that. I’ve been doing this workout for over 3 months and today it felt like the first day. Mega UGH!

Then the sunshine broke through the clouds and I just forgot about the workout, grabbed my camera, my drawing of sunshine and went to hopefully capture something share worthy. Enjoy!

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

When I showed the drawing to wifey she said that she loved it so much, she would totally get it as a tattoo. I’m feeling pretty good about that. Not everyone may like the drawing but I know it’s made someone smile and that’s awesome.

Today’s drawing challenge topic; a saying. It took me a minute or two to work out what direction I wanted to go but then I saw a quote on Pinterest and thought it seemed fitting.

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

I also did some singing today but still nothing share worthy. There was also a little socialising too. Plus a nap. I stuffed as much into my day as I possibly could.

So today starts a new Happy List and I can hear you screaming… ‘But Tilly! Where is last weeks list? Did you even happy?’. Thanks for your concern. I did happy last week. We all did. I just never got round to updating it. The updates are updated now though and a new list begins.

This week I’ve got a couple of new goals. One is to research some coastal arts and crafts and decor ideas. I feel like it’s the theme I want for my house, seeing we’re about a 5 minute drive to the beach.

The other new goal is to comment more on blog posts I read. I come across a lot of posts that are highly comment worthy but sometimes my social anxiety creeps in and I can’t find the right words to say what I want to say. That’s just silly. I want to encourage people as much as people have been encouraging me.

I hope your day has been filled with creativity and sunshine. Good luck if you’re starting a new project this week.


Day 111

I was feeling a bit better today. I didn’t get as much done as I had planned but that’s okay because I could at least face the things I had to.

I woke up around 6.30 and knew I should just start the day. I spent about 40 minutes doing French. I’m definitely getting a handle on these new words. I think the biggest thing is that I need to pay attention to what things actually mean. There are a lot of little words in French that all sound the same but it’s the context of the sentence that will tell you which you should use. I need to pay attention.

Next on the agenda was a workout and shower. I noticed I had a message from someone I like hanging out with, so got through those things at record speed. I worked out so hard, I knocked 10 minutes off the time.

The next few hours I spent being social. It’s nice to spend time with people my own age. The only people I really meet are in the gaming world, so a lot of them are in their early 20s. While I don’t have issues hanging out with kids, it’s really refreshing to hang out with people my age. This was by far the best part of my day. I can’t help but smile when I think of the silly conversations we had.

The afternoon came quickly and I was ready to nap. Before I did that, I got a quick drawing done for the day. Today’s drawing topic; something geometric. When I first Googled this topic, I was struck with a lot of cool art works but most were for sale, so I didn’t feel comfortable about copying one of those.

I then ended up in a search for geometric mountains. I loved the concept and eventually did something like that off the top of my head. I’m sure it looks like something that has been created and sold a million times over.

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

There is one small area I have failed in but I’ve decided to not see it as a failure yet, just as a postponement. The Photo Challenge has been more of a challenge than I had expected. I have very limited things to work with and I can’t leave the house yet. I will pick up the challenge at this time next year.

A new Happy List has started today and I have made it a lot easier on myself. For the first few weeks I really wanted to push myself, because there are so many habits I need to form, which will make me happier. I’ve been glad to get as much done as I have been but I really just need the happies this week.

Today, I did happy.

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

Day 30: List your goals for the next 30 days

  • Be more active
  • Finish a knitting project
  • Watch more world movies
  • Read more
  • Write some recipes
  • Be more social
  • Paint and draw
  • Keep learning French
  • Get the house ready for wifey coming home

Thanks for reading my post. You’re a true hero. Plus, I think you look really great in that outfit. Have a top day!