Odds ‘N Ends Before Bed ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿถโ˜•

You know, guys… I really want to cross post stuff to FurAffinity… I do… But, take this post for example. Iโ€™m finishing it on my phone. Tomorrow, if I want to post it to FA in the morning, Iโ€™d have to adjust its wording since it would not be posted when I am going to bed.

My posts generally seem so inconsequential anyway (other than my long, rambling ones) than to go through all that trouble, plus the photo links, etc… it all seems silly… I mean, itโ€™s so much more work for me to cross post and make adjustments and links to the cross posted FA journal than for anyone to enter an email to comment here. It just makes little sense to me, I suppose. ๐Ÿค”

But I have to get over it. As much as I wish my friends/FA watchers would comment here, I myself am terrible at commenting even on FA, like really awful, so I canโ€™t point fingers. If people commented a lot here, Iโ€™d probably be bad about commenting back. So I get it, but it also kinda sucks.

Anyway. I started this post with a complaining ramble. Whoops. ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง As I mentioned, Iโ€™m in bed. About to play a little Piofiore: Fated Memories (currently finishing all of Nicolaโ€™s routes but I already got his happiest ending), but first, I wanted to catch up here with a little post.

Iโ€™ve been using my new espresso machine lots and lots, and now I can make good espresso. It really was a wonderful Valentineโ€™s Day present…

Kotoko keeps me company every day in the studio. Sheโ€™ll bring me her toy mouse in the mornings and cuddle on my lap for a while, before settling on one of the beds Iโ€™ve set up for her near me (two, so she can pick… I guess I spoil her). But if I let her, sheโ€™d spend the whole day on my lap. ๐Ÿ˜…

Itโ€™s almost like the cats all have an agreement of who spends time with me and when. Itโ€™s all very specific. Kotoko is with me most of the day. Rosie is with me at night โ€”she sleeps next to me, and at that time is very affectionate, and just with me.

She is playful during the day but doesnโ€™t seek me out for cuddles, though she greets me often and wants to play if we โ€œrun into each otherโ€ so to speak. Meanwhile, Tomoyo seeks me out when I eat at the table: without fail, as soon as she sees that Iโ€™m preparing my midday meal, she sits on the chair next to me (and, if I get up, invariable takes my chair, and rolls on it belly-up, since this gets her attention.) Elliot seeks me out if I spend time on the porch, and when we have dinner, he sits between us.

Their routines rarely change, and almost never do other cats try to take a specific catโ€™s โ€œspecial timeโ€. Even as I write this, Rosie stood up just so she could fall down on me (which is how she lies down) even closer to my face, hard, to say without a doubt โ€œIโ€™m here, in case you havenโ€™t noticed.โ€ Purring furiously. Of course, I pet her.

Today I put together that KidKraft train set. It was absolute hell! I had to combine two sets (sending one back) to get the version with the least peeled-off paint… terrible quality. Putting it together was very difficult. A pity, the design is so cute. I wish it were better made.

Here are a couple of photos. I will take more when Christopher and I play trains again.

Kotoko LOVED the box it came in though. Itโ€™s now a new favorite place to sleep on โ€”so much, that she brought her mouse to it. A rare occurrence:

Hmm… I think thatโ€™s all I have to share for now. Iโ€™m very excited about our anniversary trip. Just a week away! Iโ€™m also very tired. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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