Monday, October 5, 2020


I felt better, today, even though the air quality was still considered unhealthy.  I had the air purifiers running all night and all morning, until noon.  Then, I turned them off and, later, I vacuumed their filters.  I didn't open a window, however, until much later in the evening, and, even then, only for about an hour.  

Today, I dusted the living room, practiced the piano (no piano lesson, this week), did some knitting, watered the front garden, started the car, called neighbor T to check on her (she forgot to call me for our usual Sunday chat, yesterday), swept the bathroom, cleaned the litter box, and took the trash cans to the curb.  Brunch was leftover boiled cassava from yesterday, followed by a fresh fruit salad (golden kiwi, apple, grapes) in the late afternoon.  Dinner was a scrambled egg and bacon on toast.  I rather like having breakfast for dinner!

Daughter sent me more of her drawings for the Inktober prompts.  Day 1 had been the koi fish.

Day 2:  The prompt was "wisp".  I would have drawn a wisp of smoke.  She drew a character in a video game (Animal Crossing) named Wisp, who is, apparently, a ghost who is afraid of ghosts:

Day 2: Wisp 

Day 3 was "bulky" and she drew a self portrait.

Day 4 was "radio" - this is a sketch of Neku Sakuraba from a video game called "The World Ends with You".  I asked daughter why this character and she said because radio reminds her of music and music plays a big part in this particular game in which you play as Neku:

Day 4: Radio

Day 5 is Blade.  Yato from Noragami, holding a sword, I guess:

Day 5: Blade

Tomorrow's prompt is "rodent"; I wonder what she'll draw.  Somehow, I don't think it will be a rat!  LOL.  

Today, I am grateful for:

- Feeling better

- Being able to breathe!

- The car started without any trouble

- Water for the garden

- Being able to share my daughter's drawings

Today's joyful activity was knitting.

Plans for tomorrow include more housework and watering the back garden.

How was your Monday?


  1. I imagine that this ink challenge is a good distraction for your daughter since she hasn't been out for months or with other people. I am enjoying her entries.

    1. Thank you, Live and Learn. She is enjoying the sketching. :)

  2. Your daughter's drawings are brilliant. She is a very talented young lady and I'm sure you are proud of her.

    I like having breakfast for dinner as well and do it quite often.

    1. Thank you, Eileen. Yes, I'm very proud of her. :)

  3. Good to know that you are feeling better and I hope that continues. Your daughter just has so much talent for dynamic drawings.
    We have a complaining squirrel. When I throw out a peanut for the first one, the second keeps out of the way due to being chased ferociously, but then when the first is out of the way, the second one comes over grumbling and muttering as only a squirrel can and takes his peanut with one last grumble!

    1. Thank you, Bushlady.

      Oh, a complaining squirrel! Talk about feeling entitled! LOL!
      You do have the most interesting and opinionated visitors to your garden! :D

  4. I love seeing your daughter's drawings and look forward to the rest of the challenge.

    Your food always sounds good.

  5. Really cool drawings! Your daughter is talented. I am going to enjoy seeing these.

  6. I'm glad you're beginning to feel better, Bless. Love the drawings, they're brilliant. X


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