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Happy Wednesday To All! ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿง‰

Hello everyone, happy Wednesday! Iโ€™m still enjoying spending time with my mom. Iโ€™m not feeling so great physically though, enough that I have a doctorโ€™s appointment tomorrow. So commissions that are just hitting their due date might see a small delay. Please bear with me. ๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ

Iโ€™ve actually been under the weather since the weekend (again, physical symptoms) which led to canceling plans with a friend too. But Iโ€™ve continued working and have just been doing my best not to fall behind too much.

This morning we had breakfast and watched a few YouTube videos together. I introduced Beanie to mate:

Sweeney cuddled up to me during this time. I didnโ€™t really bother or touch him and he stayed quite a while:

I played Giraffe and Anikka for a little while and drew a lot. My mom made a weird but good salad in the afternoon. It had cheese, olives, rice, tuna. It was bizarre but delicious.

Now Iโ€™m just relaxing and working on more commissions before itโ€™s time to head home. Iโ€™ll post the daily warm-up in the evening, so look forward to that.

Evening With Mom! ๐Ÿ’œ

Hi hi, everyone! If youโ€™re coming here from Twitter, Iโ€™ll see your comments tomorrow. Iโ€™m at my momโ€™s now so I can cross post stuff but not respond to Twitter comments.

So! A new friend arrived today! Mignon was ready to help him out of the box:

His name is Beanie!! On account of his very cute beans! ๐Ÿพ

I love him, he has long dangling arms, almost a little monkey-like. Heโ€™s a sweet little bear.

Since his outfit obscures him a little, here you can see him before I dressed him up:

Iโ€™m having a great time with my mom. We snacked and drank wine, she made milanesas and we had them while watching The Handmaidโ€™s Tale.

The cats have been super affectionate, especially Sweeney. They seem to have missed me. I managed to snag a really cute photo of Shampoo:

Now Iโ€™m very sleepy, and in bed with Beanie…

Tomorrow should be a pretty chill day. Drawing, watching TV together and relaxing together. Iโ€™m looking forward to that. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening!

Back In The Saddle! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒˆ

Finally, my fitness logs have resumed. Hopefully I can get back to getting in shape! I don’t seem to have lost much progress, just stagnated a tad.

I’m a bit under the weather from what (I hope) is a minor health problem that I don’t want to go into detail about. I had meds for it but they don’t seem to have worked, so I expect to make a doctor’s appointment for next week. I’m giving it another day or so. I had plans to see a friend yesterday but this issue had me too uncomfy so I stayed home and the result was that I finally caught up on all that I had to do. So I went to bed in quite a good mood.

Over the weekend we got rid of/sold of/donated many more things. This little bed, originally my teddy bear Franklin’s bed, is something I deeply treasure but could not find a place for… the house is too full, it will never be bigger and we will never live in a larger one. It was always in storage. So I thought I would have to donate it, because we need the storage space.

I set it aside, and immediately Kotoko and Rosemary took to it. Then I just could not resist. I put a blanket on it, and now it’s a favorite hang-out spot. The mouse next to the bed is Kotoko’s favorite, she likes to lay it at the foot of the bed before sleeping. And as you can see Rosie loves it too:

Yesterday I streamed. Kotoko kept me company the entire day, appearing on her KokoCam. ๐Ÿ˜Š

In other dumb kitty things, here is Rosie playing with a blade of grass in our living room floor:

That’s kind of it for this post but there will be more later today. I have to work on art for a little while.

๐ŸŒˆ 100 Days Of Warm-Ups [024 – Ruby] ๐ŸŒˆ

โœจ Here’s warm-up 24 of 100! โœจ This one is for Crazy_Nero.

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my 100 Days Of Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/9829856/

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.

Today’s Little Things ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

I’m sure eventually I’ll stop posting these near identical photos of Kotoko next to me on the desk. Eventually. Probably.

I hung this up by my studio door today. The “proud” is a little hard to read, and sure, it’s a little premature, but hey, give me a break, will you. It’s less than a month away!

๐ŸŒˆ 100 Days Of Warm-Ups [023 – Super Nero] ๐ŸŒˆ

โœจ Here’s warm-up 23 of 100! โœจ This one is for Crazy_Nero.

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my 100 Days Of Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/9829856/

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 Calm Date Night ๐Ÿ’•

This morning I woke up to this cuteness next to me… Kotoko purring her heart out with her paw protectively (or is that possessively?) on Christopherโ€™s sleeping head:

So yeah, that was adorable. Later, as she has the last few days, Kotoko came to spend time with me on the desk. She played with fishies for a while:

I had lunch with my friend Al today (itโ€™s weird to just say โ€œmy friendโ€ after years of saying โ€œmy bossโ€ because even though I havenโ€™t worked for him for years and years everyone still calls him โ€œyour bossโ€). ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Later Christopher and I went to Target for a pickup. We also got some date-night snacks and a birthday present for Nikki, his (our) sister:

Once home we watched TV and had snacks before heading out for date-night pizza…

We took it easy, but it was really enjoyable.

๐ŸŒˆ 100 Days Of Warm-Ups [022 – Jessica] ๐ŸŒˆ

โœจ Here’s warm-up 22 of 100! โœจ This one is for Againsttimescurrent.

๐ŸŒˆ If you would like to participate in my 100 Days Of Warm-Ups, please see this journal: https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/9829856/

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.

My Little Desk Companion ๐Ÿฑ

As I mentioned in my previous post, I started to allow Kotoko to sit by the window next to my desk. She’s been enjoying it a lot. Sometimes she just lays as close to me as possible, and then I’ll put cat videos for her to watch. She has fun.

Here’s a little video of her playing with/watching some of it. First, some mice…

Then, fishies!

I didn’t want it to get old for her, so I closed the videos after a while, and this was very confusing for her:

She seemed a bit put out… ๐Ÿ˜…

Then she started to just… watch me. Stare at me from behind the monitor with just one eye. In the past few days I think I’ve sent Christopher three or four different photos of her doing this, but all the photos look identical. It’s a little creepy.

Sometimes, in the mornings, she plops down on the rug and snores there for a while before deciding to join me at the window desk:

And sometimes she just has to come down from the desk for a cuddle (or get some cuddling in on her way up to it). Here she was pressing her head against the crook of my arm really hard:

Yesterday I picked something different. She played with some “string”. Seems to be one of her favorites for now!

We both enjoyed this video of wildlife feeding. She did snap her little teeth at a squirrel head, though. It was cute, but a little scary.

I got some video of her watching this too. She was so into it.

A lot of the time now, she just sleeps behind the monitor and I hear her little snores.

It’s really adorable… I treasure these times with her.

Good Morning To All! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜

Good morning guys! How are you today? I’m off to a very positive start and feeling very cheerful. I started my Fitness Log again, and did my first walk of the day. I’ll be Zooming with my mom soon, and hopefully I’ll get another walk in after the sun goes down.

Kotoko came to cuddle with me this morning. I’ve decided to allow her on my desk, which is by the window, and as a result she spends more and more time with me. I took so many cute photos and video of that, it’ll be for its own post, but here she is:

When she jumped on me, I had to snap a photo, even though my hair was still uncombed after my shower. ๐Ÿ˜…

I’m still doing lots of work to finish my site’s move. Most galleries need to be remade, but that’s basically all I have left to do at this point (well, that and the small changes that I’ll be using plug-ins for… I can’t do that until I get the Business plan.)

Everything is going pretty well. I’m continuing to catch up on chores and art and feeling less stressed. I have a bunch of new followers, I want to welcome all of you! This blog/site is pretty weird but I hope you have a good time here.

Oh, also, my collector’s edition of Mรคrchen Forest: Mylne and the Forest Gift came in the mail. Christopher bought it for me as a reward for passing my naturalization interview and civics test (there may also have been some begging and cajoling involved.) It even comes with a figure! When I have time to open it I’ll be sure to share it with you all.

Okay, it’s time for my Zoom call. Later! ๐Ÿ‘‹