Day 248

The day started before 6 am, thanks to Homer dog. Strangely, I wasn’t too worried about the early start and settled in for some Youtube videos before hubby woke up. Once he had, we did normal morning things (COFFEE!!!!!) and chatted before he fluttered off to work.

It was the last day of the workout week and I dived right into it. I forgot what I was doing half way through and did it all out of order but… I did it. I have pushed myself so hard this week and despite the incredibly tired muscles, I really enjoyed it.

Next I spent some time trying to find some art-spiration on Unsplash. I found a reference of a woman sitting on a stool, the photo is captioned ‘Tell me the truth‘. I loved the emotion and pin-up qualities of the photo. I spent about an hour on the main part of the sketch and about three hours on the left foot (which is still terrible.)

This is definitely something I want to finish, I just didn’t have the heart for it today. Plus the paper was getting pretty worn so I might have to redo it completely.

By 3 pm I was feeling pretty lousy but I tried to stay distracted. French was a poor choice. This was one of the worst practice runs I’ve had in a while. I’ve really hit the wall when it comes to French. I can’t learn new things, can’t remember old things. This was what I’ve been dreading since I started learning.

I finished the day with some singing. It passed some time but I was far too drawn to moody songs. I really wish I could shake the feels.

I hope your day has been filled with all the things that make you smile. Big hugs for all those who are missing someone right now. *HUGS*


Day 226

I woke just after hubby and very seriously considered going back to sleep. I brushed that thought aside and got up. Today was going to be a long day. Hubby had to work late and wasn’t due home until after 8 pm. I hate being alone for so long. I mean, I enjoy my own company but I haven’t felt safe on my own for a very long time.

A few years ago, when we were living in Melbourne, someone tried to break into the house about 3 pm, while I was there alone. That day, hubby had to work back. If he finished when he should have, he would have been home and I wouldn’t have had to go through that experience. I don’t like being alone.

When hubby raced off to work, I got straight to my workout. My arms, in particular, have really been feeling the workout this week. That didn’t stop me from pushing hard. It was another fantastic workout but after a hot day, my arms feel like jelly now.

I got in some French practice before deciding what art I should try. I haven’t been very watercolour inspired the last few days. That’s okay. There are lots of things I want to learn to do. I got out my sketch pencils and tried my version of ‘woman’s face’ by Johan De Jager found on Unsplash. It took five hours. This is the first face that I’ve finished and I learned a lot while doing it.

By about 4 pm the house was really hot and I was determined to avoid it by taking a nap in front of the fan. I can deal with heat so much better when I’m sleeping. I swear I was a penguin in a past life.

I hope your day has been filled with sunshine, happiness and laughter.