Today, in things you probably shouldn’t put inside your body… a “sno ball”:
Well, it’s a snowball cake. It’s made by TastyKake. Even when I’m not dieting, I don’t really eat things like these… you know, ding-dongs, twinkies, they’re just horrible, horrible for you. But once in a rare while, like maybe one every two years sorta while… I’ll have one. This one was truly incredibly good:
After enjoying that little snack with some more Café Enchanté playtime, I made a new bead necklace with some stuff I had lying around:
This weekend has been full of kiddy feels. In between playing with Christopher with a ridiculous amount of wooden trains, and looking for worms in the yard with my little shovel, wearing my shortalls and mac ‘n cheese ODU onesie, I really was able to be in the moment and not feel awkward or self conscious about letting my inner child out for the first time in a long time.
When it comes to like, legit playing with toys, my adult self is always too present. I’ve tried to play with other adult “kiddos” at meets and such, but it’s hard to let myself go. I think when playing with the trains is the most comfortable I’ve ever felt.
Unfortunately it all presents a huge temptation to buy ALL THE TRAIN THINGS. So my Internet blocks are going into full effect again soon (I’ve been more than a bit lax with them.) I allowed myself to make an Amazon list, with train and block town stuff (since they work so well together) but by far my favorite stuff is BigJigs’ dino themed sets:
I’m really excited to play my first Atelier game! I have Rorona, but not for Switch, so I never got around to playing it. Based on these officially released screenshots from a couple years back, the characters have a bit of a dead-eye look, but also look very pretty:
When I get around to it, I’ll be sure to blog my playthrough. Right now I’m still getting through Café Enchanté.
This weekend, Christopher’s mom is visiting us. We’ve already had a lot of fun —the three of us together, but also I’ve had fun with Christopher and by myself too.
Last night we went to Nami Sushi for dinner. I had the Buddha Tofu as usual and a Thai iced tea. It was very good:
The only bad thing is that, while they’ve had an excellent track record of caution during COVID, they rather overfilled their tiny restaurant with a massive party that sat right behind us. They were loud and obnoxious and I truly felt unsafe; I think the most unsafe I’ve felt in any situation since COVID started.
The next day, having made preparations the day prior, I woke up very early, at 6:30am. By 8:00am I was out and going on quite a long ride, almost another 20 miles. But this time I had a book, a picnic of onigiri and chocolate covered raisins, water, a thick picnic blanket, and a stuffed friend. I brought Turrón with me:
Here are some photos of our little picnic. I really was in heaven, and hardly anyone was around, I didn’t feel embarrassed to have Turrón with me. My onigiri was really good, too.
I took this particular photo at the same time as the photo above. But this one is a selfie, of course:
On the way home, I had a treat! The cow (actually, bull/steer?) that I always see on this field was right by the fence this time. He was really friendly! Someone gave him an apple, but he had already eaten it.
After I got home and showered, we all went to a Pho place for lunch. I had some tofu and a mango bubble tea. I liked the restaurant a lot, so I expect we will be back. I brought Circo along this time, for a cute picture:
Once home we relaxed on the couch, watched some TV… Christopher had a coffee. Tomoyo was being very cuddly and I was able to snap a couple of shots while she kneaded my stomach:
The most fun of the evening came after this. Christopher finally opened all the wooden train and train set parts he received. I had some trains of my own. I was really looking forward to this experience and it didn’t disappoint.
Coffee Cake was with me. He really enjoyed having his own little train.
The cats were just all over everything, as cats do. Kotoko was particularly affectionate this evening:
Tomoyo ran around harassing everyone, including Kotoko who just wanted to “fit and sit”.
Here’s Kotoko looking at the trains:
And Tomoyo’s reaction:
After we were done playing for the night, I went to do chores and Tabby and Christopher cooked amazingly delicious manicotti. I burned my mouth because it was so good I couldn’t wait for it to cool down:
Then we played Mille Bornes. Kotoko wouldn’t stop lovingly headbutting Christopher, she was being so adorable that I kept missing my turn with the cards:
I guess that’s all for this post. I tried to be brief, I am very tired… oh I did order my first Atelier game for the Switch today… I am super excited about that. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far. Goodnight, everyone.
Yesterday I received the Limited Edition of Code Realize: Wintertide Miracles!
I’m super excited to play it, but believe it or not I’m gonna wait until Christmas. It’s a seasonal game and I feel I’ll enjoy it ever so much more.
I also discovered a new bike trail. It was very enjoyable and I plan to go on it again.
During my ride, I saw a mother duck with her ducklings…
I was even able to get a little video:
Something else that happened is, while I was heating my leftovers for lunch, I saw a very distressed earthworm doing jumps on the hot concrete of our screened-in porch. I carefully picked him up by moving him onto some damp paper and removed some of the hairs he’d gotten tangled in. Then I put him in a container with nutrient rich soil, some food scraps, and coffee grounds.
I think he was just so cute. You can see his little mouth at the end of this video:
I’m not sure if he’s going to survive, honestly. But I’ll do my best to look after him. As of today, he’d buried himself deep in the soil. If he starts to do better, I’ll buy a bag of worm feed. I’ve named him Spaghetti.
Something else that came yesterday is a package from ODU! It’s the Pupcakes and Mac ‘n Cheese designs. I love them!
I’m wearing one today after I shower, but haven’t decided which just yet. Maybe Pupcakes.
I also have a GigaPets t-rex now. But, I’ve yet to play with it:
My mom in law is coming to visit today so I have lots to do… I’ll end this post here. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!