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Summary Of Another Happy Week ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ

Hello everyone, how are you? ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™ve had a really happy week so far. Christopher has worked late every night this week, which has been theโ€ฆ whatโ€™s the opposite of a highlight? Anyway, it was the one bummer about the week. I got used to having him home in the afternoons. ๐Ÿ˜” However, we still managed to have lots of quality time together somehow. That did make up for it, and was really nice.

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Monday ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Monday I got lots of commission work done, and that night I made a nice salmon dinner:

Also, I deleted the Twitter app again, at least for now. Really, the only difference it makes is that I canโ€™t look at my lists or follows (my Internet blocks still allow me to post and reply on my browser). I did it because the negativity was getting to me a bit again, and I was spending too much time on it. Iโ€™ll check in again at some point, maybe during the weekend (writing this part of the post on Wednesday, even though I’ll be wrapping it up Saturday or Sunday). But truly the benefit is always immediate. Suddenly I have lots of extra time and feel less stressed. ๐Ÿ˜…

Since I always have to be reading something, not using my phone/Twitter means that Iโ€™ve gone back to playing Wintertide Miracles as well as reading the Tarzan trilogy. Iโ€™m almost done with the last volume (The Beasts of Tarzan).

As Iโ€™ve read these books, I really marvel that they made a kidsโ€™ movie with this as the source material. Itโ€™s really kind of hilarious. These are not child-friendly books, but that is the least of the issues with them, really. ๐Ÿ˜… Let’s just say that I think today, Disney would not touch these books for a possible adaptation with a ten foot pole. I’ll go into more detail in a future post.

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Tuesday ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

I finally secured my new t-rex to the wall (and also to the shelf, just in case it tips over). Doesnโ€™t she look amazing! The Imaginext baby raptors and t-rexes are large, around 9โ€ tall, so that gives you an idea of how massive my new lady is:

On this day I also went to Target and to the craft store for ingredients to make handmade chocolates for my Valentines. ๐Ÿฅฐ I saw this little book while at Target and took a photo because it was so cute:

When I got back home, I once again sat down to get lots more commission work done, while Kotoko and Rosie kept me company:

I love having cats… I’ve enjoyed having dogs too, and of course rats, and hamsters, and birds. But the lowest-stress pets I’ve ever had have been cats and snails. Both have such a knack for reducing my stress levels. Even the snails do. I’ll set out to deep clean the tank, with some dread because it’s such a job that requires such a careful hand and full-on attention. Yet when I’m done, it has melted my stress away.

And, being as I am someone who enjoys almost constant quiet company, thanks to the kitties I do not feel lonely during my workday. It’s really nice. I’m grateful to have them.

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Wednesday ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

This was the best day of the week! The contractor was supposed to come work on our friendโ€™s future bedroom which needs to be finished ASAP. But there was a miscommunication and he didnโ€™t show. Still, I did all my chores in the morning, once again got a LOT of commission progress done, and watched almost the entire first season of Camp Cretaceous. I liked it a lot!

I spent the evening in very good company, got to go to Starbucks, and in the afternoon my polyam necklace came. Itโ€™s really beautiful and Iโ€™m going to be wearing it as much as possible. ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’•

Christopher came home a little later and I had a dinner of beef tacos waiting for him. After dinner, we watched Ghostbusters: Afterlife which was great. I drew until my iPad was dying, and then we cuddled for the remainder (about half) of the movie. And after that we watched more of The Secret of Blue Water in bed. It was a very nice evening. With him working so late I didnโ€™t expect to have so much time together, I know it helps when I have all my chores done and dinner ready, thoughโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Gotta work on that so we can have more times like these.

Anyway, I definitely got my fill of affection/attention on this day, so I went to bed blissfully happy.

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Thursday ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Christopher let me have a huge treat on this day (literally and figuratively)! The apatosaurus I wanted so badly!

Iโ€™ve been worried about just missing out on it since things just keep going out of stock and not coming backโ€ฆ so in exchange for cancelling my Pokรฉmon Legends: Arceus preorder, he let me have my apatosaurus. It was a no brainer, I can always get the game in the future.

I walked all the way back from Target with this big heavy box, which thankfully is still the smallest of the legacy boxes, because it has to be put together.

I couldn’t resist taking some outside photos…

I especially love the detail on the face, and being able to have it hold leaves in its mouth! ๐Ÿ˜„

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Friday ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

On Friday I finally found a good place for my new dino friend, right above my computer area. I think it looks very majestic!

The afternoon and evening was very pleasant. Someone came to look at the room that needs work again, and our friend/future roommate came over in the evening. I made dinner for the three of us (salmon croquettes) and then we played Smash and Mario Golf: Super Rush for a while.

I did decently well in both games (for me). I’m terrible, terrible at Smash, which my old wrist injury doesn’t help with at all. The two times I managed to win (one being Friday night) was early matches before it started bothering me too much.

I love Ludwig, by the way. I donโ€™t have much chance to express that because there just isnโ€™t much merch or anything of him, but I adore him. I always play as him in Smash now (didn’t find Daisy as fun as I expected –still play as her in Mario Golf though).

After that, our friend played Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (for, I think, a couple of hours?) while we just enjoyed each other’s company and watched.

I think I might have to play this game myself, I never did before, and it looks so adorable. I think that was my favorite part of the evening, just sitting mostly quietly together, watching. Times like those are truly the happiest for the three of us, I think. I feel totally at peace, safe, loved.

When I’m feeling like that, nodding off, I just wish I could just fall asleep like that and wake up in bed the next morning not knowing how I got there.

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Saturday ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

This morning I somehow coaxed Christopher outside, and we went to have breakfast together. ๐Ÿฅฐ Also picked up a small treat for our friend, since he’s showing up at some point this weekend.

I brought Picaรฑa along:

Christopher’s smile was looking unusually adorable this morning so I took a picture. I just love him so much, I’ll never get tired of looking at him smile like this. ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

The lights at this place were super cool!

Last two days I also got a ton of commission work done (all nine warm-ups that I had left) which have already been posted almost everywhere. I’ll be posting them here too in a bit (I’ll post-date them though so they don’t bury this post). After that, I’ll begin my weekend housework, and then, more commissions, of course.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

An Intense First Week Of 2022! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Hello everyone! Well, this was a wild week to put it very mildly… I ended up not having time to blog at all, so everything is in a single post so I can catch up once and for all.

Sunday

Starting with last Sunday, we spent the whole weekend actually working on the future room for our friend. This was supposed to be a small, simple job, but due to issues we found we had to strip the paint off the walls, plus we also found holes that need fixing, etc…

The three of us are doing all we can on our own, and our friend even removed all of the popcorn ceiling by himself which was hellish to do and took hours:

But as for the rest, ideally we need to hire someone –and fast. The first quote we got was stupidly high and out of eight leads no one else is getting back to us. We have just a few weeks to complete the room so it’s adding a bit of stress right now for sure, especially because even if we hire someone, we still have to paint it ourselves, install the closet system, etc… hopefully we won’t have to do the whole job ourselves. ๐Ÿ˜“

Monday

Monday was a great day that ended terrible. Like, the worst. ๐Ÿ˜… But first, let me get a cute snail photo I took on this day out of the way:

That’s one of my Cuban snails. I’ve grown extremely fond of them. I love the little ridges on their shells, the way they get their bluish bodies so stubby or so long, and how they shake their shells to get things off of them. I also have a few hatchlings of my own now and they are even cuter.

Anyway, as planned over the weekend, Monday evening our friend came over and we left for Kura Sushi in Aventura. This restaurant has a conveyor belt system that we were all very excited to experience. I dressed up a bit and off we went.

Side note, but being in the back seat of the car with my two most special people in the world in front, is probably the Littlest I ever feel. I know I’m not alone in this (there’s so much art in the community of precisely this thing, lol) but being in the back seat just playing with your toys, coloring, or playing video games, while your caretaker/s discuss complicated things you can barely begin to understand so it all goes over your head, is something that gives me and many other Littles the safest, coziest, happiest feeling –bonus points if it’s raining. Even if I’m grouchy, this always makes me feel better.

I brought Ramen Noodle along on that day:

As for the restaurant itself, it was an utterly lovely experience. I really thought this would be a place we would come to again and again. The conveyor belt was really cool:

The top belt (not visible here) brings specific orders to each table. The belt you see above is where food is always rotating and passes by all tables. I tried all sorts of things, both sweet and savory. This milk tart was one of my favorites:

I also tried takoyaki for the first time (didn’t like it very much) sesame balls, and these fried rice thingies which I liked so much, I ordered it twice:

And one of these wonderful things (who knows which?) made me, and only me, very brutally ill. And now none of us wants to go again to play food poisoning roulette with our bodies at this restaurant again. ๐Ÿ˜ž Even though we loved it so much otherwise. It was such a lovely experience until that happened.

Since now I will go into detail about being sick and it’s gross, you’ve been warned. Skip to Wednesday if you don’t want to read about that.

Tuesday

So actually this started Monday night. Around… 11:30pm. I started getting stomach cramps that felt like I was being simultaneously knifed and kicked in the stomach. This lasted a long time, until my body decided to empty its bowels spectacularly, to the point that there was a non-insignificant amount of blood mixed in.

Here Christopher began to do some research while I just lay on the bedroom floor trying to disassociate from my terrible situation. Since all of my symptoms to that point matched food poisoning that could be waited out at home (even the bit of blood) there was nothing to do but stay hydrated and wait.

In between the nausea, stomach cramps, fever and headache, I did not sleep much. When I did, sometimes it was on my floor futon, sometimes it was on the floor. Sometimes it was sitting on the toilet. At some point I could not hold things in anymore, and my body, quite done emptying out of one end, decided to switch gears and empty from the other. I vomited many times (lost count, really). When the sun started to rise I still felt atrocious. And right around then, my food poisoning cramps started to improve only for my period cramps to start. Bad ones.

Christopher stayed home from work, thankfully, as I would not have been able to look after myself. I was extremely weak (legs barely holding me if I went to the bathroom) and spent the entire day queasy and in pain. But I stayed hydrated, and in the evening I was finally able to eat a mild meal that he made for me:

After eating, I was able to shower, and spend time in the couch watching TV. I was so absolutely spent from being so very sick, that I had no problem sleeping heavily once it was bedtime despite having slept on and off all of Tuesday.

Wednesday

Wednesday I was on my own again. I was able to get out of bed and do a few things, including commission work. But I also had cramps all day from my period. It was still a slow, tiring day. I feel like I spent a lot of this week in some sort of pain or discomfort and a lot of exhaustion… still, compared to Tuesday, I felt pretty well.

Thursday

Thursday was exciting because my long-wished-for t-rex came in the mail! It’s so cool and massive!

Dinosaurs make me so damn happy. I love them. Itโ€™s like with my Charlie Bears. Just utter joy when looking at my dinosaur toys, the bigger they are the happier they make me.

OH NO

Anyhow, I put him on a high shelf with my baby t-rexes and raptors. Now I just have one left that is a must have: the apatosaurus. Hopefully I can get it before it disappears from shelves.

Date Night

Thursday was also date night. We had an AppleBee’s gift card, so we decided to go out. I had an appetizer plate for my meal.

Christopher had a sandwich… I think? I took this photo before his plate came.

We hadn’t been here in a very, very long time. It’s a bit of a shocker how much these prices have gone up. I know it’s not just here, it’s everywhere, but it’s bad. Still, we really enjoyed our meal. It’s nice to have a little outing like this once in a while.

After we got home, we played Smash for a while, and then watched Don’t Look Up. Really enjoyed the movie, and just cuddled throughout rather than working on my iPad as would usually be my habit. It was nice.

The Weekend

The weekend was wonderful. By this time, I had fully recovered from my food poisoning ordeal as well as from my period. And in the evening, the Yoshi Build-A-Bear plushie that I got as a Christmas present from my friend Island came in. He’s so cute!

Friday and Saturday our friend came to spend time with us. As always, it was lovely. We hung out for a bit on Friday; I watched the two of them play Smash (he wiped the floor with Christopher, repeatedly) and then we went out to Bento for dinner. Lately though, he’s been making an effort to spoil my blog photos… ๐Ÿ˜‘

He went home soon after dinner, but Saturday we all spent even more time together.

A lot of that day was spent watching our friend create a 3D render of our back porch. I was amazed by how fast he did this, even though it took a couple of hours, it was still incredible to me, and fun to watch. I worked on a commission while this was going on, and Christopher had fun playing some of the records he’d accumulated but not yet listened to. Once the render was finished, we went out to eat again. I will try to update this post with a few images of the render later, because it was so cool.

When we got back, we played Mario Golf Super Rush for the first time. It was pretty fun.

I took a break to make cookies, and then we played some more. Then we played Smash for a while, I even won once which was a complete fluke… Wish I got a screenshot because I’m sure it’s never happening again.

Also, I think by this point I’m gonna try to main Ludwig, I just like him a lot.

Playing Smash really hurts my drawing hand, so after a few rounds I just watched the two of them play. Unlike Friday, Christopher mostly wiped the floor with our friend. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

We might have all hung out today (Sunday) too, but our friend had a very early workday on Monday, like 4:00am early. So I spent today doing lots of chores while Christopher rested (but he did help me too, and drove me back from the grocery store, and made a really wonderful dinner for us).

Since soon I’m going to be looking after both of them, I really want to get back into taking care of the house properly and on a good schedule. So I washed all the sheets and towels, deep cleaned all three bathrooms and the kitchen, refilled the critter feeders and planted more grass for the cats, did the dishes, laundry, and grocery shopping, made the beds, took care of the animals… it was a lot of work, hours and hours, but I felt pretty satisfied with the results.

Tomorrow want to deep clean the snail tank, mow the lawn, and finish a couple of commissions. I also would like to go on my walks again since the holidays got in a way of them a lot.

Christopher should be home early since his booster appointment is in the afternoon… hopefully, we hear back from someone about the room work.

I’ll post at least one finished commission tomorrow but hopefully more. I’m so grateful to everyone for their patience! ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ

2022 Wrap-Up ๐ŸŽ†

Alright… it’s the second of January and that officially marks the end of the holidays for me! I’m back to work and back to my exercise and diet. I’ve updated the blog back to normal and should be taking the house decorations down today. And here is my little summary of New Year’s Eve.

I went out on my walk in the morning, since I’ve been skipping them more than I’d like. I met this little slimy friend:

They usually go to sleep on fences like this and burn in the sun, so I moved them to a safe spot.

The night before I got some sparklers for New Year’s Eve:

Dinner was a lot of snacks, and beef empanadas that I made. I had a nice little spread set out. ๐Ÿฅณ

I took these photos of my studio after the latest remodel. I love how it looks with all the pretty lights! Only the multicolored lights are my Christmas decor, but I may leave those permanently too… I like them too much.

While I made dinner, Christopher and our friend were having fun modifying a couple of Gameboys (a Gameboy and a Gameboy Color). It was a super cool mod, Iโ€™ll probably post video of it later. I love watching and listening while they work on a project. Itโ€™s a warm and fuzzy feeling.

We lit some sparklers before dinner and some after. I had fun with them. The neighbors did lots of fireworks too, right across the street and we brought out chairs out and our drinks and watched. It was so nice!

Also, my new bootleg iPhone cases finally arrived on New Year’s Eve:

What do you mean you donโ€™t know who Cooke Mooto is? And surely youโ€™ve heard of Bird? THE Bird? Also for some reason Bert and Ernie are drinking (possible) alcohol in a school bus.

Anyway, that’s that, and it’s time to get back to work! There is a lot going on right now… catching up on commissions, finishing the room for our friend to move in, last minute prep for the cruise (on that note –I am not going to any conventions this year, just a heads-up) so I better get to it all. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2022, and thank you for all your support over the last year!

Last Tuesday Of 2021 ๐Ÿ“†

I’m wearing one of my Christmas presents today! ๐ŸŒ Got this shirt from my mom in law:

I really like this photo too but you can’t see the shirt as well on it. It reads, “Be-leaf in yourself!” ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿƒ

I continued to wrap up chores and make appointments today. For dinner, we went out to Pincho Factory with our friend and had some more discussion about his impending move with is even sooner than I thought –early February. I am so glad that I began the process of preparing his room weeks ago! We have a lot of work ahead, since we have to paint and patch it up.

On another note, Christopher bought this for me today, after we looked at a few together. I can’t wait to wear it.

Christmas Eve And Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽโœจ

Good morning everyone. It’s Monday once again and life has to go back to normal… I have SO much to do today, but I’m feeling really happy. Before I start my massive pile of chores, I wanted to share the highlights of the holiday with you guys.

๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Eve ๐ŸŽ„

To begin with, here is the outfit I wore for Christmas Eve. I felt pretty cute.

This pic is from the afternoon of Christmas Eve. Elliot was getting some cuddles from Christopher:

My mom and sis in law were already there from Wednesday night. We were waiting for my mom and our friend, to start Christmas Eve dinner. He got there much earlier than my mom so we played Monopoly. My sis in law won.

I lost first (no surprise there) so while they finished the game, I began to grate cheese for our cheese breads, and slightly grated my hand in the process. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

My mom finally arrived about 20 minutes before dinner was ready to be eaten. The food was amazing. Our friend and I worked on it together and I actually managed not to screw up anything too horribly. Or at all, actually. We had picaรฑa, rice and beans, Russian salad, and cheese breads.

Kotoko wanted to sit at the table, so Christopher brought a tall chair for her. She stared at everything very intensely until she got a tiny piece of picaรฑa for herself. ๐Ÿ˜…

I also got this cute picture of both of them together. It’s so sweet, I love it.

After that, we cleaned up and then we opened all our presents. I got a lot of wonderful things; my haul is shared at the end of this post. Our friend made wrapping paper angels on the floor but I didn’t take a picture fast enough so I just got this. The cats had fun with the paper too.

Then we exchanged our cards. Mostly, it was me having cards for people. My mom had mailed me hers earlier in the week, and Christopher did have one for me. But otherwise it was me giving cards to everyone as usual. ๐Ÿ˜…

There are things which I don’t share very openly on this blog (about my relationships and relationship dynamics, though if you follow my private Twitter you know what I mean). Maybe that will change a little this coming year, I don’t know. I may become more comfortable about it since our entire family is aware and, by and large, are all very lovingly (if teasingly) supportive of our lifestyle. But for now, I still wanted to share the two “cards” I made for the two people most important to me in the whole world, though they are a little edited for privacy:

These are actually 11″ x 14″ poster boards with printed construction paper on top, as well as felt, jewels, foam stickers, you name it. The characters were drawn digitally and carefully cut out. I put a lot of love into these things, and they were so big that I had to buy these large rolls of construction paper to make my own envelopes for them (and I decorated the envelopes too).

Then when the time came I was excruciatingly embarrassed to give them to the recipients, I ended up going into another room to look at Christopher’s card. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

At the very end of the evening we began looking at our future cruise excursions again. Eventually our friend started screwing around with the page’s code… I’ll leave you to guess as to what his edits were.

(He has a bit of a warped sense of humor.)

๐ŸŽ… Christmas Day ๐ŸŽ…

On Christmas Day, me, Christopher, and my mom and sis in law all went to Grandma’s house in Port St. Lucie to have Christmas lunch… dinner? It was at 3:00pm. And open presents for a second time. We had to wait while food still cooked so my sis in law, Christopher and I sat exactly like this for maybe two hours:

It was very cozy. Generally this part of the holiday is more stressful, for many reasons. It was this time too. But being on the couch with them like this, I was happy anyways.

For my gifts there, I got a few gift cards and this amazing snail plush that I’m naming Romaine:

After that we went to my mom in law’s house in Sebastian, to finally relax. I gave her roommate the presents that we had for her and she gave us two gift cards. There was a bit more present-opening, and once we’d sufficiently woken up from the meal stupor, we got an unnecessary (given our full stomachs) spread of amazing snacks set out, some alcohol, and the brand new retro Game Of Life that Christopher got for Christmas:

The rules were surprisingly detailed and difficult. Christopher was in charge of reading them as we went along.

For reasons that only Christopher and I really understood, me landing on this box was pretty funny so he took a picture:

In the end, my mom in law’s roommate won, but it was a close game. My sis in law HATED this game by the way. Haha. anyway here’s a photo of the resident pom, because I always have to post one:

๐ŸŽ My Christmas Haul ๐ŸŽ

Ok, time to share my Christmas goodies! I’ll start with one of my favorite things. This was the present I got from Buddy, Sarah and Santa. I really wanted both of these and they were so much nicer in real life than I expected:

In particular the Daisy one is super adorable and really big for an Amiibo. I love them so, so much, I can’t wait to display them in my studio.

I’m pretty sure this book was from my sis in law. It starts to blur together who gave me what:

I already have one of these books (of a different sort, but same series) and they are super useful for writing!

From my friend Sammy (whom many of you may know as toddlergirl/babystar) I got this very cute set of Little People toys from my wish list. It’s characters from The Office!

Watching The Office with Christopher is a really sweet and important memory when it comes to our relationship so I’m super happy to have this set.

From my mom in law I got these adorable shoes that she had me pick during Black Friday:

From my mom I got this INCREDIBLE Jurassic World Legacy Brachiosaurus. It’s HUGE! I haven’t been able to put it together yet. I can’t wait!

Also from my mom I got this little gnome to put on the back porch. It matches another gnome she got me a while ago:

These cute little guys were from my mom in law. I love them so much! Can’t wait to put them around my studio as well.

It’s really nice that all of my family (pretty much) is so understanding and accepting of my Littleness that I can get presents like these for Christmas. It makes me very happy. ๐Ÿฅฐ

My mom got me a DYI mini library building kit:

Apparently, it’s supposed to look like this:

But it’s like, unbelievably small… It takes on average 20-40 hours to put together. I’m not sure I’ll have the patience. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ We’ll see. It’s a very cute concept, I just legitimately think it’s probably too hard for me.

I also got a bunch of gift cards. I don’t like to support Chik-Fil-A (that was from Grandma) but, she doesn’t know that and I’m not about to get into it. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

There was one other Amazon gift card, which I used to get more hangers for my clothes and this Sesame Street Bert and Ernie Tervis cup:

I gave the $10 gift card to Christopher as well as a small bit of cash and he put the rest of the money so I could have these games:

So now we’ll have even more games to play together when our friend moves in which is great. ๐Ÿ˜

I also got a bunch of cute, funny earrings from my mom:

There was also the snail plush you saw earlier, and two t-shirts from my mom in law. I’ll share those when I wear them. One is a Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous shirt and the other one has a really cute little snail.

I’m super happy with all my gifts! I’m sure I’ll share more photos as I open boxes and put things together.

How was your Christmas? I hope you made lots of good memories! I know I did. And I hope to make many more good memories next year.

Christmas ’21 [Advent Day 24] ๐ŸŽ„โœจ

Today is Christmas Eve! While tomorrow is exciting too (we’ll go to Grandma’s and then to my mom in law’s for games and some Christmas evening fun and spending the night besides) today is the big day, in true Latin fashion. My mom is coming over with Russian salad and Piradziรฑi, little Latvian breads filled with bacon and onion (I think), and our dear friend, who is moving in with us in just under two months, is making the main meal (picaรฑa and rice and beans) which I will be helping with and Christopher too I’m sure. We’ll play games and maybe watch a Christmas movie and open all of the presents tonight.

When it gets to be almost time, I frankly stop caring about my own gifts though I’m still happy to get them. I am far more excited to give my family their gifts. And this year I really have something special for everyone. I don’t know how I can wait until tonight, I can barely contain myself.

Anyway, Buddy and Sarah made it to the tree with my present thanks to Fuit Gummi’s help! This is how I found them this morning:

I am going to miss Buddy and Sarah. Even if they can be a bit messed up sometimes, they tried so hard this year to make me smile every morning. I really appreciate every little thing they do. They are the perfect elves for our house.

I hope everyone has a very peaceful Christmas Eve and a Merry Christmas. This holiday is unusually special to me this year. There is so much promise for love and for happiness in the air right now for the months ahead. But I know above all I need to enjoy the present: nothing else is guaranteed. My husband, my entire family, my friends, while I have them, I want to treasure them. They are what makes my life so happy and worth living. I hope I never take this happiness for granted.

Christmas ’21 [Advent Day 23] ๐ŸŽ„โœจ

Today was a big surprise!! Buddy and Sarah enlisted Fuit Gummi’s help to carry their wrapped present to the Christmas tree.

I think Fuit Gummi looked very pleased that he was asked to help, he couldn’t stop smiling:

I could see the tag properly this time, it really is a present for me! I’m so excited.

Today’s Advent chocolate: