I woke first and watched some Youtube videos. It was a nice start to a pretty relaxing day. The rest of the family woke around 9.30 am and I did the usual Sunday stuff in World of Warcraft until about 1 pm.
I started the afternoon with an art supplies shopping trip…online. There’ll be new paints, brushes, pencils, pens and a couple of fun art projects on their way soon. It’s very exciting. I’m really looking forward to using watercolour.
I did another Doodlewash – September 2019 prompt; 12. Laptop. I used a laptop photo on Pinterest as my inspiration. It wasn’t my favourite thing to draw.
That was my day. I hope your Sunday is relaxed, creative and blessed.
I stayed up too late hanging out with a friend in WoW, while hubby watched the cricket. I think it was nearing 3 am when we finally went to bed. That meant a sleep in. It wasn’t much of a sleep in for me. I knew my afternoon would be taken up with WoW, so I tried to get onto my drawing first thing.
For today’s Doodlewash – August 2019 drawing challenge, I used the prompts; 3. Safari + 18. Toiletries. I created a bathroom scene with safari themed toiletries, and an African inspired landscape. I didn’t have proper light while getting this photo but I really wanted to share it.
There have been some ups and some downs in my day. The ups were fantastic and filled with giggles and good gaming. (Thank you, Paladin.) The downs are irrational and (mostly) self inflicted but they’ve left me feeling anxious and agitated. I know it won’t last. I have lots of things to be happy about.
I hope your weekend has been filled with fun, laughs, creativity and the ever watchful eye of your local giraffe.
So often you hear stories about when someone gives up on looking for love, they find the love of their life. Yesterday I proclaimed that I was giving up on sleep. Last night I slept well. I went to bed just before midnight, woke once briefly, then went back to sleep until 9 am.
Normally I would really enjoy the privilege of sleep but as I start running dungeons in WoW at 9.30 am, it didn’t give me much time to wake up. By the time I was half awake and had coffee in hand, it was about 9.25 am.
I spent most of the day playing WoW. It was a gloriously relaxed day and I kinda forgot about all responsibilites in the house or in the creative.
I was in more pain today than I have been in a while, so I ended up getting a nap in the afternoon. I hope my body feels the way it does because I worked out pretty hard through the week. I know stress used to make my pain worse but I’m not really feeling stressed. Just a little tired.
I finished the day with a delicious meal of steak and portobello mushrooms stuffed with balsamic onions and feta. So delicious. This has got to be my new favourite side for steak. Also a yummy treat for those who don’t eat meat.
I had some French for dessert. I only did about 10 minutes because it was almost time for me to write my post. It was a pretty good practice though. It could almost be time for me to learn some new words.
Today was an indulgent day of relaxing and yummy food. I hope your day was filled with all the nicest things that make you smile and feel good.
The sleep drought continues. I crashed early last night and thought I could get a good 8 or 9 hours sleep. Wrong. I woke up after a few hours, had trouble getting back to sleep, then woke again just before 6 am. I figured I’d just try and start my day.
I’m almost having trouble remembering my day, as I continue to ride the wave of tiredness. I know I had an extra good workout because my arms have been feeling weak and shaky all day. I worked out to my indie playlist again and put even more effort into my muscles than normal. I want to keep getting better at working out and doing more.
Next on the agenda was today’s drawing challenge topic; feathers. I ended up going with a peacock feather, because they are one of my favourites. I didn’t do it justice. I’ve been a bit unfocused with my pencil.
The next five hours were spent playing WoW with a friend. I honestly had a blast and laughed almost the entire time. If you want to know how hard I laughed, I snorted! You know you’re comfy with someone when that happens.
I also got some housework done, got 200 xp points in French, went on a comment spree and updated the weekly Happy List. I feel content with the last minute push of doing things.
I hope your day was filled with snorts, giggles and good friends.
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.
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.
Sundays have been a gaming day for me for about two years now. Until wifey got me playing WoW 7 years ago, I hadn’t really played a MMORPG before. It took a good five years of playing the game before I met the person I spend Sundays with. His schedule has changed for the next few weeks and I thought that would give me a free weekend or two. I was a little wrong.
I spent the day doing dungeons, just like I normally would, except this time I was with my guild group. It made the day so much more fun, even though they forced me to heal.
Shame I can’t use those same healing spells on hubby and myself. It seems we’ve been struck by some sort of head cold. YUCK!
This weeks Let’s do 52 – 52 Week Photography challenge is ‘Looking Down’. I thought it might mean to take a picture while looking down. Grass isn’t as adorable as my dog Homer, so I took a picture of him instead.
I zoomed in really close (which is why it’s a bit blurry) and let my camera follow him round the backyard and that’s when I caught him…. looking down.
During the afternoon I tried to draw. TRIED. Today’s drawing challenge topic; The sea with a beach house. I found a photo of the sea from the balcony of a beach house. I did the drawing pretty quickly which is why it’s looking a little rough around the edges. I enjoyed the challenge of a quick draw.
I was so incredibly zoned out all afternoon that when I did my French practice I finished it while barely even knowing I was doing it. I think that means that French was just second nature to me today. If I was a zombie, I’d be all over this French stuff by now.
Day 22: How have you changed over the past few years?
The most changes I’ve made have been in the last 3 months. I’m now trying to make my physical and mental health better, I’m trying to learn new skills and grow as a person, and most importantly I’m trying to be happier.
I’ve been flirting with the idea of being happier for a few years by making small life changes; like keeping the house tidier, not having as much sugar, eating vegetarian meals, trying to be a more calm person who doesn’t yell.
Another change is that I’m really craving being around people. For many years I’ve hidden away and not had conversation and interactions with people and I was okay with that. At least for the last year I’ve wanted to have friends again.
Hubby and I are stuffing ourselves with cold and flu tablets, hopefully that will keep whatever is lurking away. Hopefully we can have a productive day tomorrow.
A new week is starting and I hope it’s a wonderful mix of smiles, good deeds and sparkles for all.
I got a little extra sleep this morning and it was lovely. It’s so easy to sleep in during winter because the room is so dark. During summer, the bedroom gets lots of morning sunlight, making it bright and hot.
Once out of bed, I woke up as quickly as I could, then got to my workout. I pushed through it pretty hard, hoping to shake off this funk that’s had a hold of me for a few days. I think I was still too tired to know if it worked.
Soon as I was done with the workout, I was invited to a dungeon in WoW. 9 hours later, I logged off. I don’t even know how that happened. I know that I have worked my social muscle haaaard today. I am starting to feel a bit more comfortable around strangers, unless they have big scary man voices, then it’s still overwhelming.
After dinner I got through some French revision. There are still a few things that I can’t remember but I do feel like I’m improving.
I was hoping to get to the knitting but as soon as I’m finished the post, I’m headed to bed. That means I’ll get extra sleep tonight. Woo.
My week hasn’t had enough creative in it yet, so tomorrow I’ll have to work on my short story, my knitting or do some painting. Maybe I could do all three. That would be a most fulfilling day.