It Was A Day ๐Ÿ˜”

I really tried to give today my all, but it feels like it didn’t work out. I published two new YCHs, but neither sold. Most of my commissioners have purchased plenty of work recently –I am sad that I cannot seem to sell to new people faster, though it is happening little by little. I need new customers if I am to properly pull my own weight.

Other things are making me sad too. Sometimes very small things can make me very happy, or hurt me very easily. Especially at this time of the month. Sometimes I’m not sure if a thing qualifies as big or small in the grand scheme of things, but I can end up sad for a while, all the same.

But good things happened today too… I exercised a lot. And I wrote a whole bunch of the next chapter of my book. I also did a lot of chores and worked on a commission. It’s best to concentrate on accomplishments. There’s always tomorrow after all.

๐Ÿฃ My Li’l Friend YCH ๐Ÿฃ [$85 Both Slots]

Flat colored with gradients, highlights & textures. This YCH is being offered specifically to raise money for my mom’s move-in fund. I still need to raise $605 before October is over. All money from this YCH goes toward this goal.

Multi-slot, but limited (I’ll probably take two max). TO CLAIM A SLOT, ๐Ÿ‘‰ COMMENT HERE ๐Ÿ‘ˆ WITH:ย Both references and outfit choices. Be ready to pay via PayPal within 24 hours max. You must have permission for both characters to be included. Please serious inquiries only or you will be blacklisted. Thank you!

๐ŸŽจ Any gender, most species (furry only). Character must fit the overall pose.
๐ŸŽจ Any outfit (very complex outfits may incur extra charges).
๐ŸŽจ Flat colored characters with highlights and textures over the depicted background.
๐ŸŽจ Complex markings/extra limbs/tails/appendages may incur extra fees at my discretion.
๐ŸŽจ NO WIPS (I’ll gladly fix any errors that are my fault, for free, regardless of stage of completion, DO NOT BE AFRAID to tell me if your finished commission has a goof, PLEASE! It’s okay!)
๐ŸŽจ $5 for detailed diaper patterns, please no IRL super complex or copyrighted character patterns.
๐ŸŽจ Please read my TOS:ย https://marinaneira.com/commissionterms/
๐ŸŽจ My Will Draw/Won’t Draw:ย https://marinaneira.com/willdrawwontdraw/

๐Ÿผ Uppies 2 character ABDL YCH ๐Ÿผ [$150]

Currently limited to TWO slots! Background fully rendered, characters flat colored with gradients, highlights & textures. This YCH is being offered specifically to raise money for my mom’s move-in fund. I still need to raise $605 before October is over. All money from this YCH goes toward this goal.

TO CLAIM A SLOT, ๐Ÿ‘‰ COMMENT HERE ๐Ÿ‘ˆ WITH:ย Both references and outfit choices. Be ready to pay via PayPal within 24 hours max. You must have permission for both characters to be included. Please serious inquiries only or you will be blacklisted. Thank you!

๐ŸŽจ Any gender, most species (furry only). Character must fit the overall pose. Adult characters only. No minors.
๐ŸŽจ Any outfit (very complex outfits may incur extra charges).
๐ŸŽจ Fully rendered background, flat colored characters with highlights and textures.
๐ŸŽจ Complex markings/extra limbs/tails/appendages may incur extra fees at my discretion.
๐ŸŽจ NO WIPS (I’ll gladly fix any errors that are my fault, for free, regardless of stage of completion, DO NOT BE AFRAID to tell me if your finished commission has a goof, PLEASE! It’s okay!)
๐ŸŽจ $5 for detailed diaper patterns, please no IRL super complex or copyrighted character patterns.
๐ŸŽจ Add a simple plushie to the scene for $5 (no copyrighted characters).
๐ŸŽจ Please read my TOS: https://marinaneira.com/commissionterms/
๐ŸŽจ My Will Draw/Won’t Draw: https://marinaneira.com/willdrawwontdraw/

Monday Again ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ‚

This morning I managed to be out of the house well before sunrise. During my walk, I captured the rising sun. I got my almost- but-not-quite-10-kilometers in. I started the day with energy, but right now as I write this, I feel down and tired. I’m lonely again now that Christopher is back at work, and PMS is getting to me, besides.

On my way back from my walk I picked up a Cuban snail. I no longer do this, as I have too many, but finding a Cuban snail in the middle of the sidewalk by the mall is incredibly rare. Cuban snails are not generally caught in perilous situations past sunrise. This guy was a bit retracted, I thought he might have recently passed, but I took him home all the same.

When I got home and rinsed him, an unusual amount of liquidy slime came out, extremely gross, and in such cases it means the snail is dead and the body has begun to liquify. But you never know with snails. Indeed, I put him in an isolation container with some kale, and a half hour later he’d come out and climbed to the top. I was amazed.

All the same, a snail that finds itself in this sort of tricky spot might be unwell –particularly considering the deep retraction. We will see if he recovers with TLC.

Today I released a couple more YCHs. I’ll release them on the blog as well, shortly. The month is quickly passing by and the funds are not fully raised, but I am trying my best.

Anyway, writing this as I have lunch…

It’s hard to find motivation today. I’m going to try to shower, finish my chores, and work on a pending freebie.

Another Week Down ๐Ÿ˜ด

First things first, here’s my outfit for today. Waifu shirt, because why not.

Today was mostly a very good day. Christopher and I spent most of it together once my chores were done. We shopped for groceries, played Overcooked, and watched Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, a lovely movie with unique, beautiful aesthetics. It made me tear up at the end.

At some point, I made us coffee…

After that movie was done, we watched the Muppets Haunted Mansion special (I didn’t like it, even though Gonzo is my favorite character. Muppets are very hit-or-miss with me). Then I went on my walk. On the way there, I came across a standoff between a huge iguana and a bunch of ducks. You can still see the iguana in the video below, which I wanted to record because their interaction was funny, but the moment I approached, all the ducks made a beeline for me, scaring the iguana off, which is why it’s on the side:

They wanted food, and tried hard to be cute, nodding their heads and shaking their tail feathers. Alas, I had nothing.

(CW for upsetting animal accident talk below)

I was excited to take a 10km walk today. But just a few kms in, something really upsetting happened and I had to turn back. I was going to write about it in detail, but there is no point in dwelling on the memory beyond the following: I saw a little dog get run over on Pines. It was very upsetting –even for me seeing it almost a block away (though I was half a block from the crazed doggy at one point) for the poor woman who had gotten off her car to try to get the dog, and for whoever ran it over.

If you know Pines, you know it is a very busy road. It caused a big problem and I’m sure upset many people, as a great many cars had to stop very suddenly, and many noticed what happened. It was a big thing, though it was over in mere moments. I turned back immediately and called Christopher to calm myself a little, I was okay, but it just left me so sad. There was nothing I could do.

Once I got home, I jumped in the shower and Christopher put the Bagel Bites in the oven, a last treat before he goes back to work tomorrow.

We watched a documentary about a controversial topic that ended up being very depressing. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ But it was a good day nonetheless. Tomorrow I have to get lots and lots of work done… so I better get ready for bed or I’ll blow my bedtime again.

A Fun Day Out Together ๐Ÿฅฐ

Ok, today was a LOT of fun, I actually wasn’t expecting to feel so happy today with my PMS going on and all… But anyway. I really have to clean my mirror… it looks clean enough but when I take photos there’s problematic streaks. ๐Ÿ˜…

I hadn’t taken a Furby along in forever. I brought Play-Doh with me today!

We found a few interesting garage sales. One in particular, of an older couple, was like a time capsule. Mack The Knife playing in the background, and all of these ancient things in like-new condition. Some of it was very cool. We enjoyed that stop a lot. In the end I only spent $3 on some things I’ll share down below –at a different stop.

We went out for lunch. Usually we go to the same old places, but Christopher surprised me by picking a completely brand new one! It was called PhแปŸ Bar:

We often to go PhแปŸ restaurants but I never have PhแปŸ. I look for other things in the menu. This time I did have it though, I had a meatball one:

I liked it well enough! But next time I’ll try something else. Christopher had his usual:

For dessert I had a chocolate mousse:

This ended up being on the house, possibly because right as we were done eating, they had a huge party come in and we were forgotten waiting for our bill for like 20 minutes lol. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ But service was fantastic otherwise and I did feel this made up for it.

Christopher and I very rarely go to places like this by ourselves. It’s a big treat and a nice thing to do together at the end of his much needed vacation. It really made my day!

My find for today was incredibly cheap and very cool. Some activity books in excellent, untouched condition! When it comes to the Baby Looney Toons and Pooh ones, I grabbed them thinking I’d use them for scrapbooking, but after looking at them at home, I decided to add these to my permanent collection to leave in pristine condition:

These three are by FAR the coolest though. I’m not sure what year they were printed in but they are amazing.

The pages speak for themselves. These activity books are so full of charm. They are clearly very old, I’m surprised they are so well preserved.

All of those awesome little books/magazines together cost just $1. At the same place, I also got this dinosaur facemask for $2:

So, it was a neat little haul for only $3!

The rest of our day was very enjoyable. Christopher played City Skylines, while I did my chores and later streamed for a while. I’m playing Dungeon Keeper with some cheats now, in order to get through levels I’ve not been able to get past in 20 years (granted, I don’t play this game often). It’s kinda fun to have the cheats. Basically, I’ve made my imps cost 0, and every gold block give me the max amount of gold, plus, I made all of the rooms cost nothing to build.

I definitely have a lot more fun this way. But I am aware that in the next level, you start getting slammed just a few minutes in, so it’ll still be strategy. I could easily die even with the cheats. We will see.

I was excited to sacrifice to summon Horny again, I hadn’t seen him in so long…

I’ll make a separate post with my recorded stream.

For dinner we had skirt steak with cilantro rice and beans. It was amazing!

Even by this point it had been a very lovely day, but we spent the rest of the evening watching TV and cuddling in bed in the nicest way. Today I could have been cranky and just dealing with my cramps all day but it ended up being such a nice relaxing day and Christopher gave me so much attention… I’m really happy. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Happy Saturday, Guys! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฆ‹

Good morning, everyone! ๐ŸŒž Iโ€™m writing this from the โœจ nice and clean โœจ back porch. ๐Ÿ˜Š I’m so glad I pushed through and did that! Now Iโ€™m waiting for Christopher to wake up so we can go garage saling today. Our good friend is too busy with work to join us, which has us both a little bummed, but we will have a good time all the same.

Itโ€™s a little cooler today. In an hour or two it will be hot as ever, but right now Iโ€™m outside and wearing a jacket, which really feels kind of amazing. October is halfway overโ€ฆ cooler weather is just around the corner for us, and really, it canโ€™t come soon enough. I love being out here with the cats.

Plus, I can’t wait to take walks at other times of the day other than sunrise and sunset, you know, when the sun is actually out, without melting.

That aside, since I started tracking my periods again, now I know that Iโ€™m PMSing, which does explain my crappy mood the last day or so. Itโ€™s really helpful to realize that itโ€™s going on, so I can see some things more objectively.

Art wise, Iโ€™m feeling very encouraged. I was sure there was no way that this month I could put the full $1,000 towards my momโ€™s fund, AND the $500 towards our house debt, becauseโ€ฆ well, this month I paid off my Amazon card, and it was at over $500 (in the last few months I had a bunch of not super smart purchases… games, clothes, and a lot in Christmas presents for this year –most of it before things went to heck for us).

BUT. I gave Christopher the $500 for the monthly debt, I paid off the $500+ of the Amazon card, AND I have $395 set aside for my mom’s move-in fund. If I make it to $500, I won’t feel like I failed (because the Amazon card is not a regular expense). But if I make it to $1,000… the full monthly amount… I’ll feel very triumphant indeed.

Anyway, Christopher’s awake so it’s time to finish getting ready. I’ll post again later today!

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