Tibby [Reference Sheet]

A reference sheet I recently made for Tibby as a gift ๐Ÿ’•

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Back From Tampa! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Not unlike last Saturday, this weekend was full of memories and things that are better suited to keep in my own heart than to blog about. They’re too special. At the same time, I was so overwhelmed with happiness and having fun, and being “present”, that I took very few pictures. But I’ll share what I have.

There was not a single moment of this entire weekend that was dull or anything less than pure bliss. We left around 7:00pm, stopped by McDonald’s (my food was pretty awful but I was too giddy to care) and once we arrived in Tampa I had another chance at dinner. We went to Bahama Breeze. I had a mojito and fish tacos. I carried Bowser Jr. around for a lot of this trip:

The next morning we could truly appreciate our hotel room’s unbelievable view:

We had tons of fun at Busch Gardens. I didn’t go on any rides and thankfully wasn’t harassed very much to go on any, either. I enjoyed just looking around and being together. Sometime in the afternoon we left the park to go have lunch at a highly recommended hot dog place:

When we went back to the park, they went on a few more coaster rides, and in between I got a Grover plushie as a treat that I’d been promised if I was good. This was a relief as I’d grown quite tired of being good all day and by the time I had Grover, I could start causing problems again. ๐Ÿ˜

We had a very pleasant dinner at Outback, and then went to the hotel to rest. We were in bed pretty soon, and slept very heavily. Before we knew it, it was almost 11:00am and we’d only just woken up! Thankfully check out was at noon.

For lunch, we stopped by the same little British place that Christopher and I ate at during our five year wedding anniversary trip. It was as good as last time but it was a bummer that they didn’t have bread pudding this time. I had bangers and mash again, but I didn’t have cider since I’d just woken up.

And then, just like that, we were on our way home. I really, really didn’t want this weekend to end. It was hard to accept that it had to end, but Christopher did say that it doesn’t really end since happy things will keep happening. So I remained pretty cheerful and looked out the window with Grover.

I love Grover. I think he is the gentlest of all the Sesame Street characters. I like a lot of Sesame Street characters, but if I was to have one to hug at night, it had to be Grover. This particular toy is very special to me. I’m going to keep him forever.

Up there he’s showing off a cute snowman sugar cookie that I was surprised with just because. I love the cookie too, I can’t bear to eat it. Its scarf and earmuffs even match Grover’s fur. But I’m sure I will eat it tomorrow, since I took a picture of it to remember it by.

The ride back almost ended too soon. We were pretty cheerful throughout, Christopher was just bouncing in his seat at times playing air guitar and it was a delight to see him so happy.

Even as I type this limited entry, I keep remembering little things from this weekend that made me feel so happy and Little –holding hands, having Christopher button up my jacket in the cold, getting Grover, and a bunch of innumerable other things that happened, and feeling overwhelmed with contentment and happiness. How do I go back to normal now? ๐Ÿ˜… I don’t feel normal at all.

Well… I’m sure I will think of something… I have art to work on, and perhaps I’ll decorate the house early. My Christmas mood is just too strong. I’m on a very high “high” right now and intend to turn it into productivity all of this week!