Sweet Potato’s New Bling โœจ

I sewed crayon buttons onto the new friend our partner got for me yesterday! ๐ŸŒˆโœจ And made her a bandana too with the lovely new fabric that has really bright vintage-style pictures of very colorful dinos. Now she looks extra special!

Here’s a couple of extra photos. She still needs a name necklace, but she does have a name now, as the title of this post indicates. It’s Sweet Potato! ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’•

With her chonky legs and horns, I can definitely decorate her with more candy and more pins and the like. She’s a fun plush for this sort of thing! I might go really nuts and saw a patch or two on her rump.

New Couch And Trike Friend! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•

I got a special gift from our partner today, albeit with a lot of teasing involved, some of it a bit mean. ๐Ÿ˜ But then again, thatโ€™s what pushes those buttons the hardest for meโ€ฆ And now I have a new friend! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐Ÿ’•

A triceratops! It’s SO chonky and big, so soft. When you squeeze it, it kinda pushes back in the nicest way. I still have to name them. I’ll use the new fabric I got for their bandana, and make them a necklace when I think of a name. I might sew some cute buttons to them too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today we also bought our first truly nice piece of furniture in all the time Iโ€™ve been with Christopher (almost 10 years now). A REAL couch, a good one, not one that will be worthless in five years. It will be here on Thursday! My husband and our partner are sitting on it here.

It took a long time (weeks) of looking at so many couches and asking for so many quotes. Trying to make the best, smartest decision. Along with our beds itโ€™s the most important piece of furniture in our house, usage wise. So itโ€™s a big deal. I canโ€™t wait to enjoy it with friends!

Colorful Odds And Ends ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿงต

When I went shopping with family yesterday, I got a few things which I posted on my latest Jurassic Stuff post. I left these odds-and-ends for a separate post since they are random and not Jurassic World related. To start with, for just about $2.00 I got these scrapbooking pages! ๐ŸŒˆโœจโœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“”

This pair of ceramic snails cost me just $1.50. A nice addition to the snail decor surrounding my tank! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ

Found some really neat dinosaur fabric too! I canโ€™t wait to do stuff with it! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿงต

Hereโ€™s a close-up of the fabric! ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•

It’s so pretty and colorful. I’ll have to make a bandana for myself if any of the pieces are big enough, or maybe a pocket cover on one of my overalls.

Just Jurassic Stuff! ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿฆ•๐ŸŒฟ

Hereโ€™s one more Jurassic World magazine I found while grocery shopping! Now that Iโ€™ve watched Dominion, I can enjoy truly delving into the magazines Iโ€™ve gathered. They are full of interesting tidbits!

I also found this Jurassic World Create-A-Scene book while out with my mom in law. Itโ€™s scrapbooking gold! โœจ

It has more cartoony stickers which I prefer, and scenes to place them in. But of course I will use the scenes for scrapbooking.

Today we went out for Pho and then we all did some shopping together. Look what I found! A Jurassic Park patch for my overalls! ๐Ÿฆ–

Hereโ€™s a close-up, since Rosie was the highlight of the prior picture, reallyโ€ฆ

I canโ€™t wait to play this with Christopher. Very nice addition to our โ€œcouplesโ€ board game collection:

Finally, here’s what came in my three little Captivz slime eggs. I still have the big one to open. I’ve had these for a while, but been too busy to sit down and enjoy opening the eggs until this weekend.

The figures are of really excellent quality. Wonderful paint jobs!

Fitness Log 6/10/22 ๐Ÿฃ

Some of the calorie counts for this day may be (possibly heavily) on the side of being too many by mistake. I ate things that were impossible to track at the time so I had to do my best and I tend to err on the side of more.

CW: Calorie counting and/or weight tracking after the cut. Please do not proceed if you have an eating disorder and/or find posts of this sort triggering.

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Dinner at Zuma Miami ๐Ÿฃโœจ

Tonight was really special. As a very rare treat, we took my mom in law to Zuma in Miami for her birthday. ๐Ÿฅฐ Itโ€™s one of the fanciest restaurants Iโ€™ve ever eaten at, with the fanciest being Nobu. Had a really wonderful time with my family/partners! Amazing food too. ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฅฉโœจ

I didnโ€™t take photos of my food but here is the non-alcoholic drink I had. It was a strawberry basil something or other. Really interesting and yummy! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ“

Our partner walked Grandma to the back of the restaurant to take some photos while we waited for our food, keeping her company and giving conversation. Heโ€™s always a real gentleman.

ย After dinner, we walked outside by the pier and took photos together and of the scenery. We were laughing so much and enjoying each otherโ€™s company. This was one of my favorite photos we took. We all look so happy.

Here I am with just my mom in law. Sheโ€™s a lot of fun to be around. Very lucky to have her in my life. I love her!

Here’s a couple of photos of Miami near the restaurant!

The city at twilight was beautiful to look at. It was a really wonderful evening!

Fitness Log 6/9/22 ๐Ÿฆ•

Some of the calorie counts for this day may be (possibly heavily) on the side of being too many by mistake. I ate things that were impossible to track at the time so I had to do my best and I tend to err on the side of more.

CW: Calorie counting and/or weight tracking after the cut. Please do not proceed if you have an eating disorder and/or find posts of this sort triggering.

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Jurassic World Dominion Night + Thoughts On Film! ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿฟ

Tonight we went to Cinรฉbistro on a very special date night! ๐Ÿฅฐ Finally it was time to see Jurassic World: Dominion. After literally not shutting up about it for months on end, the big night finally came! I got treated to a really wonderful meal, the seating was super comfortable, the screen was huge… and the movie was all I had hoped for and more!

I brought my T. rex, Frijol, with me, and had my usual Jurassic getup (shirt and backpack, and a triceratops baby necklace):

He was excited, too! ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ‘‘

I will say that as far as this film was concerned, my expectations were modest, and my desires simple: I wanted awesome dinosaurs to fill the screen and alternatively rampage things, be awe-inspiring, be cute, be conniving, and/or be loud, or a combination of all of these things.

I wanted to see the old beloved cast (hello Jeff Goldblum, boy did you age well ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘Œ) interact with the new cast, which really grew on me over the years. I wanted to see Blue’s baby, Beta, be adorable. I wanted to stifle a scream each time I recognized a favorite dino. I wanted a movie I’ll want to rewatch. Suffice to say, I got all of that!

The following picture was, of course, taken before the movie started and before we got our food –this was the pre-show and I put my phone away when the trailers started.

NOTE: After the photo, there will be a cut (unless you’re reading this in email form, I think). After the cut will be my thoughts on the movie, which WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS. You have been warned!

SPOILERS FOR JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION BELOW THE CUT!

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