“Every day may not be good… but there’s one good thing in every day!” ~ Alice Morse Earle

onegoodthing week #3

It is Sunday night and week #3 of #onegoodthing is on its way. This is my recap of the week gone by. Well, actually it is my sharing it with you. Because if it were just for me then it would be in my journaling app only.

I don’t write a traditional journal, because, well, let’s just say I don’t. I started to carry around an art journal with me, since I rekindled my love for drawing, but I don’t feel like carrying a second book. But towards the end of last year I wanted to start a gratitude journal. To actually write down what I was grateful for any given day.

So, what did I do? I searched for a journaling app for my iPhone. There’s about a ton of them – no real surprise, I know. And I don’t really remember why, but I settled for Day One. Wait, actually, I do remember, it was the design. There was another contender I downloaded and tried, but Day One turned out to be the one for me. It’s makers just released a major update and I love it. You can do text entries, photos, videos, music, date, location, fitness (all through your iPhone IF you allow access) and you have different views of all entries like list, calendar and mosaic (like Pinterest), which ever way you fancy. Oh, and you may also have more than one journal, should you want that.

For me even one is plenty. I confess I am not very consistent in writing an entry. There are days, even weeks, when I am too caught up in my daily life that I totally forget about Day One. I guess that is what separates me from a writer, who would sit down and write down their thoughts.

Anyway, I just thought I would share with you a handy dandy journaling app, Day One, which I am now using as the basis for this post.

Monday– after a day at the office I came home to a clean kitchen. No, not one I cleaned the night before, but one that hubby cleaned 🙂 And I made almond cranberry power balls, a great healthy snack for the week ahead

Tuesday / Wednesday – Long and pretty stressful days at work made me start zendoodling again at night before going to bed. There is just something about this detailed linework that I find very mind calming. And it also helps that I like the result on paper

Thursday – I left work somewhat on time at 5:30 pm and was positively surprised that it was still almost daylight out. The dark season is over. Well, almost, it is freaking cold! Oh, and then we had our ‘cocktail Grimm night’. For the past month or so we decided to really cut back on wine and bubblies, but we are still having our Thursday cocktail mixing followed by an episode of Grimm via Netflix. Traditions…

Friday – we had sushi! Need I say more?

Saturday – blogging, commenting, working on our game – quite a bit actually, and I also grabbed my pencils to draw another face with five colors only and I made my own trail mix. I hate raisins and pretty much every trail mix has them in it, I substitute them with dried cranberries. At night we watched 007 / Spectre. Have you seen it? What did you think?

Sunday – happy that the pipes didn’t freeze at -18°C / 0°F. Today’s temperature high was -8°C, I am typing this while enjoying glancing at our fireplace and feeling the cozy warmth. And I am also happy that we have tomorrow off. It is Presidents’ Day here in the US and some companies, incl. ours, observe it and are closed. YAY!

Now, tell me, how has your week been? Any small or big things that happened and you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to link up!

#onegoodthing is a collaboration between Susi of Bocafrau and Leslie aka RoryBore of Ink Interrupted and myself. Together we are hosting this weekly link up to remind ourselves of and surround us with some positive thoughts. We invite you to join us and link your blog posts, flickr or instagram photos below and if you are on twitter, or instagram for that matter, don’t forget to tag your tweets with #onegoodthing.

[Tweet “The new #linkup party #OneGoodThing – spread a lot of positive words, every Monday with @RoryBore @Bocafrau”]


 daylight zendoodle, ink drawing, face, girl

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Don’t think about making art, just get it done.

Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. 

While they are deciding, make even more art.” 

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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