Hi hi, everyone! After writing a long entry for therapeutic purposes that I didn’t make public (it was a bit too personal, and I don’t think I can ever feel sure my blog is no longer being stalked) I’m feeling a lot better. I hadn’t been doing too well, and getting some of those negative thoughts down helped a lot.
I did a bunch of kiddy-related shopping, nothing too crazy or expensive, just stuff that made me happy.
For starters I’d been trying to decide what to use for my studio bedding. After finding a very affordable Mandalorian set (around $30, pretty good considering I’ve seen it go for $70), I decided to go for it. I picked it not just because Grogu is a big source of feels for me, but also because it reminds me of my sis-in-law and that makes me happy:
When I went to Target to pick it up (I’d ordered the last in-store one online) I grabbed a few other cute things. A kinda-sorta storage thingy with a space theme, a composition book with a space theme too, a rainbow plate, a little dinosaur that can chomp onto things and hold on, and a Little Critter book (well, two).
I originally bought the Little Critter book for scrapbooking but that particular story ended up hitting so many personal (kinda sad) buttons that I bought a second copy to keep intact. Some aspects of it reminded me of feeling abandoned by a friend before (although in the book, Critter only feels that way, he isn’t actually –however his pain is so visceral and relatable. It’s very well written for a picture book.) Other parts reminded me of places my brain went to during the last trip when plans didn’t go as I hoped and dreamed. Basically it pushed a lot of buttons, I like this book a lot.
Here’s my little monching velociraptor:
I went on one more outing today after our friends’ baby shower. It was the first baby shower I attended where I played typical baby shower games, it was fun. But anyway I went to Dollar Tree after that and got everything you see here, didn’t spend too much at all. The greeting cards, books, and coloring books, as well as the Sesame Street flash cards, are all for scrapbooking. I also got some new crayons, a comic book, a MLP pencil pouch, a mini trash can for my desk and two new cups. The Simba & Nala one I plan to offer for Mwako to use during his upcoming visit. ^_^ I also have a baby lion plate that I keep just for him.
After getting home and taking the pics I had a wonderful snack with Mash:
In the afternoon, for the first time in AGES, I allowed myself a kiddy activity. I worked on the cover of my new journal:
Finally, prompted partly by the catharsis of my private blog entry, and by these indulgent activities putting me in a better frame of mind, I reached out to my super-sweet local friend whom I’ve neglected –still really just an acquaintance, because, due to my fears and baggage, I’ve been afraid to get closer. But I decided to make plans again. We should be having a sleepover just the two of us soonish, hopefully during the LAN. I’m really excited. 😊
There was one closing happy touch to my day when a lovely package from ODU arrived with my long-awaited Pupperoni Pizza onesie! It’s such a good design, I can’t wait to wear it:
I guess that’s it for my kiddy stuff of today! If you follow me on Twitter you’ve already seen most of this stuff, but I hope you enjoyed the post anyways. It’s time for me to make dinner! It’s sausage ravioli.