The Weekly Wrap (2/13 – 2/19)


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by The Caffeinated Book Blogger to help us wrap up all the things that have happened on and off our blogs over the past week. Head on over to her blog to join in and check out other posts.

wp_20170214_19_38_41_proNot much went on for me this week and I’m fairly happy about that. I was able to get a fair bit of drawing and painting done which has only made me all the more excited to do more. I’ve also taken advantage of a few sales at DickBlick in the watercolor department. You can see my jellyfish doodle at the left, it was super fun to make and nowhere near as difficult as expected. I learned to do this on Skillshare in the class Modern Watercolor Techniques: Beginner’s Level. I highly recommend it if you are at all interested in learning! You can use my affiliate link here to get your first three months on skillshare for 99 cents. Other than art I’m starting to take classes on Coursera, testing the waters to see if I want to get a degree. Most classes can be taken for free so it’s another site I highly recommend. I’m currently taking Introduction to Philosophy.



Five things on Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Reads and Treats. This week’s theme focuses on five of our winter dislikes. Surprisingly, this was a bit difficult for me probably due to the fact I live in Texas and we barely have winter.

  1. Mood swing weather – I don’t like cold or hot weather but what gets me more is the alternating conditions. Here in Austin, we are getting nights down in the 40’s with day temperatures climbing into the 80’s. This is making my arthritis flare pretty badly.
  2. All the dead things don’t bug me that much, I kind of appreciate the lack of pollen which make my allergies nuts. I don’t like all the dead grass we somehow track inside when we take Jack (the dog) out for walks.
  3. Less sunlight for me means much lower energy. I wouldn’t quite say it leads to depression (though, maybe) but it’s harder to get going. This is especially difficult because I’m not a morning person and it gets dark really early.
  4. An increased number of rainy overcast days zap me of all energy. First, it’s hard to get moving when it’s gross out. Second, wet weather is probably the biggest trigger for most of my health problems. My fibromyalgia flares, my arthritis flares, I feel restless, and even my allergies seem to spike.
  5. Because of the alternating weather I never really know how to dress. In Austin, dressing in layers is mandatory this time of year. I love hoodies and sweaters but if it gets warm I need to be prepared to take those off and have something lighter underneath.

What about you?

Anything interesting happen for you in the last week? What do you dislike or like about the winter season? Let me know in the comments below!




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