Lookit My Tammy-Goochie!

 I ended up drawing this YCH for myself with a full BG since it didn’t sell. Someone ultimately wanted it but by that point I’d drawn this and decided I didn’t want to work on the pose again. Ah well! I am still happy with how this came out and it’s just nice to draw my own sona once in a while. ^_^ I drew her with my TamagotchiOn, and even included MoonPie!

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Good morning! ๐Ÿญโ˜€๏ธ

Dorito and I have morning cuddles every day now:

Itโ€™s so strange that I spend more time with the rats now somehow that I moved the cage out of my work area. I wish I had done it before. Itโ€™s been a fantastic decision for so many reasons.

Anyway, today one of my new Charlie Bears is arriving and Iโ€™m so, so excited! Itโ€™s my Siamese kitten whom Iโ€™ve named Milk Tea. I canโ€™t wait to dress her with all her new pretty things…

My plan for today is to do my chores and then work really hard on art all day! Iโ€™ve made a lot of progress with the YCH backgrounds recently. Iโ€™m almost ready to draw the characters in all of them. Canโ€™t wait!

A Happy Tuesday ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒˆโœจ

This is gonna be one of those “whole day/updated as I go” posts… which are always a bit strange, so bear with me as I update it. ๐Ÿ˜

For starters, Dorito wants to wish you a happy morning! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒˆ Took this pic during his morning cuddles earlier:

The storm is growing in size but has diminished in strength. Still no sign of it here. Maybe tonight? It seems we have been spared, I am infinitely grateful for this, but it is terrible what it has done to the Bahamas. Here we even have a normal mail day and schools reopen tomorrow. I might even be able to coax Christopher to take me out a while.

Iโ€™ve been taking painkillers every few hours, my cramps are bad… but Iโ€™m gonna try my best, today too, to have a good day. 

It’s noon. Iโ€™m really happy! Christopher took me to Target and JoAnns and Mod Pizza and after lunch he said I can get a pumpkin spice latte! Iโ€™ve cheered up a lot! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ‚

After lunch we went to JoAnn. They were having a sale of 70% off their blizzard fleece. This is a big deal for me, I needed new fleece for the rats REALLY badly, the girls just shred it to pieces.

I use the fleece over and over since itโ€™s their bedding (I wash it). So I got literally $100 worth of good quality fleece for $29!! I still need to cut it to fit the cage, but yeah. Good stuff. Always check the coupons, folks!! This was a single day deal with the app coupon. Iโ€™m very pleased.

I also got some fall things to decorate the studio and library!! Iโ€™m gonna decorate this week!

Stuff is from Joann and Target. I just love this time of year SO FREAKING MUCH!! Even though nothing much changes here, at least I can go crazy with my decorating, and that makes me happy.

Home again. Tres Leches is enjoying the first pumpkin spice latte of the season with me! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’•

Here’s something that came in today!

I canโ€™t recommend muninahandmadeโ€™s Tamagotchi covers highly enough!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽ€ WOW!! Just so lovely and well made and thereโ€™s even a slit on top so you can still use a charm if you want to. It looks great!

Dinner for tonight ๐ŸŽƒ I ate a lot earlier so I wasn’t very hungry.

And that’s it! It really was a fun day.

An All-Around Bummer Of A Day ๐ŸŒง๏ธ

Hey everyone. Iโ€™m sorry for being so quiet today. ๐Ÿ˜“ Things are ok hurricane-wise. The winds are supposed to start in about an hour and last throughout the night. Iโ€™m still in the library with the window openโ€ฆ itโ€™s really calm. ๐Ÿ˜ถ

But PMS is hitting me as hard as it did last month. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ Iโ€™m in a horrible, HORRIBLE mood which is a real contrast to my usual. You see all the happy posts almost every day and most of the time Iโ€™m pretty happy, but my PMS can put me in a โ€œI hate my life/body/everything/drawing isnโ€™t fun/reading or gaming isnโ€™t fun/anything I eat makes me feel guilty/wish I could sleep this away but Iโ€™m not sleepyโ€ moodโ€ฆ andโ€ฆ it sucks. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I feel almost violently angry so I stay by myself so my poor husband isnโ€™t forced to deal with me since there is nothing he can do that will cheer me up.

I tried cafรฉ con leche and cookies and I hated myself for eating them. But time with the ratties and reading Little Lulu made me feel marginally better. Anyway sorry for such a long whiny post. Itโ€™s just one of those daysโ€ฆ ๐ŸŒง๏ธ

Quality Ratty Time ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ’•

Itโ€™s almost impossible to cuddle Croissant AKA Bitey, but I did it today. ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ’•

I know my grumpy girlโ€™s little quirks well enough that I rarely, if ever, get bit these days. My husband handles the ratties plenty but he doesnโ€™t know which tiny things set my grump off. She wonโ€™t draw blood but she had a rough start and doesnโ€™t generally enjoy handling, and when she does, sheโ€™s very particular. She will let you know if sheโ€™s unhappy. I treasure these moments when she tolerates me.


She let me pet her head with my finger for a full minute! Sheโ€™s just been cuddly today with me and with Dorito too. Thatโ€™s a relief since I worry about Dorito being lonesome with Queso now gone…

A handsome boy, he is.

Sad, Stressed, but I’m Trying My Best โœŒ

Good morning, everyone โ˜€๏ธ Not feeling so good today. My period/PMS are wrecking me, the hurricane is now cat 5 and seems to be turning our way again. Who the heck knows. Cat 5 hurricanes level neighborhoods, leave them like a war zone. I guess if that happens I really enjoyed not being poor the last 6 years. It was really nice. Iโ€™m grateful. Hopefully it spares us.

Iโ€™m trying not to let my thoughts get too dark, but hormones make it hard. Iโ€™m in the library/rat room and decided to have mate today. Itโ€™s been an awfully long time since I made mate just for me (well, and MoonPie.) Usually my mom brews it when she comes over. But I really need to get in the habit.

Ever since I moved the rat cage to the library Iโ€™ve been spending time with the rats every morning. Dorito is more cheerful today:

Iโ€™m a little worried about a scab under Croissantโ€™s earโ€ฆ there seems to be no lump, just minor scabbing but it wonโ€™t go away. I may have to text my vet a photo if it doesnโ€™t go away. I really hope she doesnโ€™t get a ZGT (if you donโ€™t know what that is, google it โ€”or donโ€™t. Itโ€™s bad. Basically if she gets it Iโ€™ll have to have her put down pretty soon, because itโ€™s an awful way to go.) I just donโ€™t want to lose another rat so quickly, even though unlike Dorito here, Croissant is really unfriendly most of the time. But I still love her a lot.

I suppose time will tell. Iโ€™m glad Dorito seems a bit less lethargic. He doesnโ€™t move a lot anyway, after all he is the same age Queso was, and has the same genes. His back legs drag. But he just seems happier today, and Iโ€™m glad for that.

Anyway, I still want to be cheerful today. Hurricane or not!

Iโ€™m going to do my best! ๐Ÿงธ ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ€

Twinkie and Honeydew’s Playtime ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Commission for twinkiefluff!

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Look Bijou, it’s you! [Playroom YCH]

Commission for IllusionFox!

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HenRen & Sarsi [Megaplex 2019 Badges]

Megaplex 2019 badges for Hen-Ren and Sarsi!

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Marina's furry art, fantasy writing and daily life!