A Productive Day! ๐Ÿ‘

Today was a good day! I got two commissions done, walked over twenty miles!! ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ did all my chores, read a book, shopped for groceries and (I hope) made Christopher a nice dinner from scratch. Spinach quiche and tomato soup!

They turned out pretty nice. One is for freezing:

Here’s the nicest one right before I cut it:

It was ready to serve the instant he walked through the door. I felt pretty good about myself! ๐Ÿ˜

Oh –on my way back from my second walk, I actually brought home two more snails, so there was also that!

Tonight I will finish reading War In Hagwood. And hopefully tomorrow is another day of working hard and succeeding at my fitness goals. I’m feeling very determined, unusually so. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐ŸŒˆ Oni’s Playroom ๐ŸŒˆ

Artistic freedom commission for Oni!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

๐ŸŒˆ September Warm-Ups [08 of 30 – Melody] ๐ŸŒˆ

โœจ Here’s warm-up 8 of 30! โœจ This one is for NazzNikoNanuke.

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my September Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/9967252

๐Ÿ“Œ Please make sure to read it carefully and fully, and follow all the rules to get your slot/s!

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

A Week Halfway Done ๐Ÿฆ‰๐ŸŒ†

Good morning everyone. I didn’t oversleep today! I was up and out by around 6:30am. I actually woke up around 5:30am… I could have gotten up, but it seemed a bad idea when I’m pushing myself so far with the hours of walking and not too much eating. ๐Ÿ˜…

Having left earlier, I was able to get some sunrise photos…

Even by this point it was hot and humid. I can tell it’s going to be a scorcher… hopefully the evening cools down slightly, as I’d like to do an evening walk as well.

Today when I walked past the owl nest (remember, I’m always on the sidewalk) two of them (I’m guessing the two chicks) were playfully going at each other, and flying about. When I began to walk past they quickly hid, but the others stayed outside.

Today would be a special day, however. An owl was perching on the pipe that stands right by the sidewalk. I cannot believe I was able to be so close. These photos are still very zoomed in, but obviously not as much as usual. I wasn’t in touching distance of the little owl, but not far from.

Just like a little sentinel, he kept looking this way and that.

These three videos I’m going to share below are very short and samey, but I don’t expect I’ll have many chances of capturing a burrowing owl so close. So I want to share them all. Here’s the first:

Second one:

Last one. At this point I felt I was bothering the little guy even if I was on the sidewalk so I left him be.

In other news, yesterday ended in great annoyance as I seem to have lost my Apple headphones. ๐Ÿ˜ค They are the cheap ones with a lightning port that used to come with the iPhone, but I loved them, and hate, hate that I’ve lost them. Thankfully Amazon had them for 57% off, so it wasn’t too bad and I should have a new pair tomorrow.

Anyway what’s in the cards today… gotta finish a commission AND the warm-up, and start work on my current trade with MinetteFraise, install some new brushes, medicate and feed/water the cats, look after the snails, and, well, all my other chores. Tonight I want to surprise Christopher with a special meal –and take another walk too. I guess I better get to it!