Friday, 19th Oct 2018

Today I thought very hard about my sketchbook making process and think I can radically improve my efficiency. I love this challenge, it's like a game. 

Monday, 15th Oct 2018

Today I made a sketchbook, still too slow. There was a heavy feeling in the air as we were feeling sad (and perhaps guilt to the children) about Peter getting a full time job, though we were also very excited about his new job. Rather scary to change, though we both agree it will be a good experience for him. Probably like how even when you dread a run, you usually feel great afterwards.

Sunday, 14th Oct 2018

Today Owen still didn't want to go out, and the weather looked terrible, so we stayed home all day again. I made another sketchbook.

Saturday, 13th Oct 2018

Today I woke up early to play with the children and they were very happy mostly even though we stayed home all day. In the evening, I dabbled in printing on fabric.

Thursday, 11th Oct 2018

Today Peter had an exciting job interview in Oxford. Sad that we will have to change our current comfortable lifestyle (where he works as a relaxing freelancer & stay-at-home dad), but excited about the new prospects for him too. I had a great time showing off my handmade sketchbooks at work.

Wednesday, 10th Oct 2018

Today was a beautifully warm day, and we had a group yoga session outdoor during lunchtime at work. We also had a cake sale to raise funds (and happiness) for world mental health day. What a nice day.

Monday, 8th Oct 2018

Today I couldn't stop thinking about ideas for my Etsy shop. Was super tired and had migraine due to late night shopping for shop supplies and more binging on free Craftsy / Creativebug classes. Amazed that my 'talk' with Harriet last night was effective, and today she let me brush her teeth today without fuss unlike before.

Sunday, 7th Oct 2018

Today I made 2 sketchbook cover prototypes for my Etsy shop. They turned out very well. Very excited.

Saturday, 6th Oct 2018

Today I went to Witney with Owen and he was very tired and grumpy and it made me angry as I thought it would be a treat for him. Should've just let him stay at home. In the evening I binged on the free weekend of Craftsy and Creative Bug classes until very late and I was dozing off on the sofa.

Thursday, 4th Oct 2018

Today Guy, who lives in Hong Kong these days dropped by to visit us and brought toys. Always nice to see old friends.

Wednesday, 3rd Oct 2018

Today Little Miss Trouble woke up in the night and bullied me into reading her 4 bedtime stories. Why do children love stories soooooo much?

Tuesday, 2nd Oct 2018

Today I had a headache most of the day brought on by this annoying sore throat. Poor Harriet kept coming to me to play or ask for food when I was lying on the sofa napping and ignoring her.

Sunday, 30th Sep 2018

Today we went to Effie's birthday party at the soft play at Millet's Farm. Owen was really annoying, grumpy and disagreeable today and made me so angry.