Day 123

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.

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

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.


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Day 102

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.

Full-sized picture on Flickr
All Let’s Do 52 Photo Challenge Photos on Three Peas, One Pod

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.

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

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.

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

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.


Day 70

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.


Day 65

Today didn’t really go as planned, although I didn’t really have anything planned. I woke a little bit late and didn’t feel like doing the day. I got my workout out of the way quickly and really enjoyed pushing myself hard but still didn’t really feel like daying.

After that I thought I’d play a little WoW for some mindless fun before I started a knitting project. 7 hours later, I logged off.

Before I start the story of my time in WoW, I will point out that I’m not a very social person. I never leave the house and I’m never around people. The last time I left the house was well over a year ago. I find being in social situations very stressful and that includes being in voice chat on Discord. I’m always worried I won’t hear or understand people properly, that my response will be the wrong one or people will think I’m not very smart.

The first thing that happened was an out of the ordinary encounter with a bully. I created a group and had someone apply that just wasn’t up to the job. I declined them. Then we had an exchange of words that sorta went like this…

Him: jks
Me: I don’t know what you mean
Him: Just kill yourself
Me: I’m sorry, I don’t know what you’re trying to say
Him: Slit your wrists
Him: Bleed out
Him: Just die
Me: I still don’t know what you mean
Him: Kill yourself
Him: Even your mom won’t miss you
Me: Are you even speaking English? What do you mean?

It was at that point he had blocked me and our witty banter came to a screeching halt. I felt it was a pretty good way to deal with a bully. I mean, what was he going to do? He wasn’t making any ground, he couldn’t hurt me with word nor fist, so he gave up.

While all that was going on, I was in Discord, just hanging out with a friend who always makes me voice chat. I say that he makes me because I never really want to and he always calls before I can say no. In saying that, I do enjoy his company and feel pretty comfortable with him, although, I can go for long periods without saying anything to him.

Two hours later we were joined by a mutual friend. I’ve been playing the game with her for a couple of years. She’s super friendly and sweet but we don’t voice chat often. The three of us had lots of laughs and I felt mostly comfortable. After a couple of hours, I started to feel a little worn out and wasn’t participating as much in the conversation, which they noticed and commented on.

Five hours later, we were joined by another person, who I didn’t really know. With the noise and chaos of three voices, feeling worn out and with a stranger in the midst, I withdrew from the conversation, only ever giving short answers. I have nothing against the third person but this situation had become too hard.

I said that I wanted to be more social, so I feel this was a step in the right direction. It’s a situation I will likely find myself in again. It’s a situation where I am forced to participate and respond. I’m sure it will all be more comfortable eventually but right now, I am drained.

I feel like I have wasted a day but human interactions are valuable and important and it’s something I really need to do more.

After all that talking, I still did my French refreshers. There are a number of things that I’m having trouble remembering. A lot of small things like ‘s’ being on the end of words or that croissants are male and the masculine of ‘the’ is le. In fact, I’m not sure that’s true. Eep! More practice.

Tomorrow I will make sure to get something creative done but there’ll be a little relaxing too. Sunday is going to be a busy day of spring cleaning.

I hope life has treated you kindly this week.