I did a lot of walking today. My first walk, taking into account a Target stroll, was nearly three hours long. Yesterday I was having fun with my friend and didn’t count calories so I wanted to feel good about myself again by pushing myself further in the morning. I walked 10.5 km.
In the evening, I set out a bit too late, so I had to deal with massive rats on the way home again (they come out in the evening). I forget every time and I always regret not leaving earlier. I like rats, having had them as pets, but wild street rats still scare me.
However, I did get some beautiful sunset photos as you saw above and can further see below:
On the note of walking, it’s been a month almost now of walking 6 km daily, rotating all of my mostly terrible uncushioned shoes as best as I can, and it is obvious I need something more cushioned as I have blisters in a bunch of places and I’m starting to feel pain when I’m only a couple blocks away from the house. So at some point this week I’m going to look into proper walking shoes.
I had a wonderful Saturday! I hardly know where to begin. One of the best things that happened is that the Little friend I had a sleepover with a while ago reconnected with me. It turned out she wasn’t ghosting me after all, but dealing with some serious issues. She really had had a lovely time during our visit just as I did. So we are trying again.
The funny thing is, on this same day, I was seeing my other Little friend. And I just couldn’t get into a good Little headspace because a part of me was still so sad about my other friend just disappearing. It’s hard to keep opening up when that happens. But right before I was due to meet with Mandie, Shelly showed up at the door and she had a little flower to give me and explained everything to me and wanted to try again and I was so happy I had to try so hard not to cry. Later I gave the flower to Mojito:
Shelly had to go back to work after that, but next time she, Mandie and I are all going to hang out together and have lots of fun. I can’t wait! But now let me tell you about the rest of the day.
After that I was basically walking on air as I got ready and my Little mood came rolling back. I also got Apple Juice ready in a proper seasonal outfit, as he was my companion for the day:
I also dressed up in a Halloweeny outfit for the first time this year:
Soon after I got ready Mandie arrived. Mandie’s outfit was super cute, I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture. Mandie brought her little bear, Trixie. I held them both on my lap for a photo:
Even though they were almost closing, we went to Flamingo Road Nursery. We had time for several cute photos, got a bunch of yummy snacks (like honey sticks, popcorn and pumpkin-shaped cake pops) and we picked some pumpkins too:
After that we just went around town being obnoxious. We went to Dollar Tree and to Starbucks and to Publix for wine. We got Happy Meals and then we went back to the house. There, Christopher had The Nightmare Before Christmas ready to play so as soon as we got there, we sat down to watch it.
Of course, we had our wine in sippy cups…
I was hoping to offer Mandie one of my Halloween sippy cups but they were still in storage.
To my delight, Mandie stayed the night. But I’ve been getting up so early that I was ready to pass out BEFORE 10pm which is like, unbelievably lame. Mandie was a good sport about it. Tomorrow I’m going to decorate the house while she keeps me company.
It’s really been a wonderful day and I hope we have many more like it. 🎃💕 I’m really happy!