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Special Interest Round-Up! ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ–

Here’s something I’ve got to share for today! Recently I’ve been collecting some nice magazines I run into while grocery shopping. There’s just been an influx of magazines that picked my interest:

To be completely honest, I bought them for scrapbooking, but they are such wonderful magazines that they promptly made it into my permanent collection!

I was SOO happy yesterday because for the first time I got a rare prize coin in one of the Jurassic World Frankford gummy eggs! I love it! It’s Blue ๐Ÿ˜

I’ve never found a rare coin before, I was so happy!

Yesterday I had to reorganize a bunch of stuff to place my Carnotaurus up on top one of the bookcases. Tomoyo decided that she wanted to eat his hands when she saw him on the floor ๐Ÿ™„ thankfully I saved him before she did any damage! Now he’s babysitting Frijol and Bangers. ๐Ÿ˜

Soo happy about this find!! So many wonderful things released in the advent of Jurassic World Dominion. I hadn’t seen the Bumpy or Dilophosaurus ones before!

Some close-ups out of the package!

Today the Dimetrodon that my mom sent upon my request arrived. It’s small, but really cool! Although his tail is glued a little crooked. Oh well.

Here’s the extreme damage effect in action!

On display!!

Speaking of my mom, I’m going to visit her today and stay overnight. I hope everyone has a nice Tuesday!

BBQ Sunday!

This was a super productive Sunday! I got art done, lots of housework, progress on a book chapter, and even got some gaming in. All the while, since noon, the house was imbued with the smell of BBQ pork being cooked in the smoker on the porch. It was heavenly! The pork cooked for, I think, about nine hours? It was a lot of work. I myself don’t have the patience to baby meat for that long, but I admit I really enjoyed the results of my partners’ hard work. ๐Ÿ˜

I’m still trying to get through Sholmรจs’ route. I’m so done with this fandisc, lol. But I want to finish it.

There was also homemade mac ‘n cheese, with which I helped a little. It was pretty decadent.

The meat was literally falling apart, it was incredible.

Had a little wine with it too! After waiting and smelling it for so many hours we were dying to eat. Tomorrow night we are having it again, but on tacos!

It was another lovely evening. Most of all, I was glad that I got some book progress in.

Still Sleepyโ€ฆ ๐Ÿฅฑ

Morning everyone. Wellโ€ฆ afternoon, I guess. Even though I went to bed in a much better mood (and still am) the night sucked. It was fine until around 4:30am, I think? Around then, the power went out. So, with that, a bunch of things happened in succession.

My momโ€™s UPS began to beep. I woke up, she stirred enough to start snoring loudly. Suddenly I had strong cramps โ€”Iโ€™d probably just been sleeping through them until then. I waited a while, wanting to put on my earplugs but afraid because I wasnโ€™t sure if the burglar alarm worked when the power was out, and if itโ€™s not, I feel much less safe wearing my earplugs.

In the end I had to, I just couldnโ€™t sleep otherwise. I put them on, but by then, without the fan or AC the room was becoming sweltering. I eventually managed fall back asleep, and the power took like two hours to return. Then I woke up again when my mom started getting phone calls from the gas station because the longish outage was causing issues that they couldnโ€™t fix without her.

It was bad enough that she had to go to the gas station in person to fix the mess that the outage caused. I tried to get a little more sleep during that time, but just couldnโ€™t. So maybe I will after I finish writing this post.

Other than that we had a pleasant morning after my mom got back. As usual, we had mateโ€ฆ

We let Sweeney and Shampoo out, and left the door open a bit. After a while, my momโ€™s landlordโ€™s cat, Lincoln, came to visit:

My mom has a catnip plant, so she cut some pieces to give him and he absolutely lost his mind.

Iโ€™m feeling pretty good other than being so sleepy. Iโ€™m happy with my writing progress lately, and with commission progress today. Looking forward to some stuff coming in the mail. Crossing my fingers for a fun weekend (maybe).

Anyway, gonna try to nap, though Bangersโ€™ look from above my iPad seems judgmental. I feel like I should be working. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Hope youโ€™re all enjoying your week! ๐Ÿช

At Momโ€™s Now, Feeling Better I Supposeโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜’

I guess I feel a bit better now. ๐Ÿ˜’ Itโ€™s mildly infuriating to have emotions that are so easy to upset and, conversely, so stupidly easy to please. Hormones do make it worse, but still, itโ€™s problematic. Sometimes I feel like Iโ€™m too simple when it comes to some things, and itโ€™s annoying.

Why canโ€™t I be aloof and blasรฉ like other people? ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I guess I just am what I am, though, and I canโ€™t help that. Anywayโ€ฆ hereโ€™s a beautiful sky from todayโ€™s morning walk:

Iโ€™m at my momโ€™s now, getting commissions done, eating good things, and just relaxing. When I got here my mom had the usual little snacking spreadโ€ฆ

And she made me one of my favorite foods for dinner:

Iโ€™ll be gaming a bit here and there, but really mostly working. Iโ€™m not sure that Iโ€™ll go for any walk tomorrow. Iโ€™d like to, but I donโ€™t enjoy walks around my momโ€™s place as much. So we will see how I feel in the morning.

Before I sign off, hereโ€™s some Tomoyo:

Iโ€™m very sleepyโ€ฆ last night was bad, but I think tonight me and my simple brain will sleep much better. ๐Ÿ™„ I swear it feels sometimes as though I can only process like, two emotions. This is probably why I find snails so appealing, with their two neurons. Sigh.

Iโ€™ll post the fitness entry with a delay since the WordPress app hates tables. Goodnight all.

Birthday Fun! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚

Hi hi, everyone!! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Guess what today is. It’s my birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ Of course you know, because I’m the kind of person who doesn’t shut up about these things. ๐Ÿ˜ The first thing I woke up to was a birthday greeting and Amazon gift card from my mom in law. I think I had spent it literally ten minutes later. I’m terrible.

But anyway, got even more stuff I’m looking forward to arriving now. Today was extremely overindulgent. ๐Ÿ˜… But I have been so sad, and so stressed, especially the last week. I am a lot happier.

๐ŸŽ Opening Presents ๐ŸŽ

The first present I opened arrived some weeks ago. I didn’t know who it was from until today –thank you very much to my friend Kiba! It’s Felix Salten’s “Forest World”:

Felix Salten is a writer best known for the books “Bambi” and “Bambi’s Children”, but he also wrote “Fifteen Rabbits”, “Perri: The Youth Of A Squirrel” and many other wonderful books, which are often heartbreaking and full of death, but also hopeful and with beautiful descriptions of the wonders of life and of nature.

As I continued opening my presents, it turned out (based on the included gift notes) that I got some from Bluey and her gang! ๐Ÿคฏ What is this sorcery?

They sent me the Shadowlands board game, and some stickers! Thank you Bluey, Coco and Snickers! I think my friend Mwako was involved in making it happen, though… ๐Ÿฆ

The next package was from a dear commissioner, whom I love to draw. He has a very cute mouse fursona, a weakness of mine! His name in the community is Fieval. He sent me some Bluey figures! Thank you very much, Matt! ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ’•

It was finally time to open my biggest present. I was very excited, so I saved it for last, and… HOLY CRAP!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•โœจโœจโœจโœจโœจโœจ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ *sobs*

I lost my freaking mind, it’s so cute!! Again, I suspect a tiny lion had something to do with it… although it still seemed to come from either Bluey or Bingo. Who IS the keepy-uppy expert? Was that ever established? I can’t recall. ๐ŸŽˆ

You know… I wish I could have told 7 year old me that I would still be getting toys from multiple people for my 38th birthday –from people who also, like me, like toys and kiddy things as adults. That I would have a tank full of snails and four cats, and a library, and a husband who’s kind of a big kid like me in some ways too and makes me feel safe and loved… and drawing every day… what a life. I hope nothing happens to take it all away, but even if it did I would be so grateful for all I had until today.

๐ŸŒˆ Out Shopping ๐ŸŒˆ

Earlier in the day, my friend Snow sent me a present too! Some birthday monies to spend however I wanted today. So I decided to go out. And I finally made an outfit around my new Bluey shirt!

I really love it a whole lot! I wore my boots because it was sprinkling when I left but in the end I didn’t need them. It was sunny all throughout. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒปโœจ

I have a mask but itโ€™s not in this photo. Iโ€™m wearing a mask indoors again when shipping and such, to be extra safe, but I am vaccinated! โœŒ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐Ÿ’‰

I had a lot of fun on my walk, but was definitely glad that I brought a bottle of water (something I’m bad about) because the heat was quite unbearable. Here is my birthday treasure hoard from that excursion:

One of my favorites was this squirrel which will likely be displayed for the entirety of fall every year going forward! And speaking of squirrels and fallโ€ฆ another fun fall squirrel thing I got was a garden flag to put at the front of the house. Have I mentioned Iโ€™m excited for fall? ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฐ

As you can see in the first photo I also got fall, Christmas and Birthday stickers, a new pair of scissors, and some Pride tape. And these amazing scented gel crayons! ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Small softcover books make great, cheap scrapbooking suppliesโ€ฆ although a part of myself dies when I cut up a brand new book, even if I bought it for this specific purposeโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ญโœ‚๏ธ

One of the nicest thing I got was another Highlights Hidden Pictures puzzle book. I LOVE these:

I love the old-timey art and the level of difficulty is precise to my usual headspace when I’m engaging in type of activities. Here’s some sample pages… ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ I love it so much!

Thank you again, Snow, for all the nice play things I was able to get! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

๐Ÿ“ฆ Mail Day ๐Ÿ“ฆ

As if so many wonderful things weren’t enough, when I got home there was stuff in the mail for me. One was the Bella Sara card packs I ordered a while ago:

I’ll use them for scrapbooking. Opening card packs is also a happy and nostalgic activity for me, so I’m very excited about them.

The next really blew my mind!! I specifically asked my mom for the Vegeta figure for my birthday because it was so cheap… like $12. I knew she wanted to get me something, I didn’t want her to overspend on me! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Especially when she’s spent THOUSANDS recently on immigration… WHY… ๐Ÿ˜ข

Anyway… she kept messaging during my outing wanting to know if I was home. It was because of this:

So… yeah… one of the most wanted most expensive things on my list. A gorgeous artbook of my first otome experience, Code: Realize ~Guardian Of Rebirth~.

It even has art I’ve never seen before, so I was quite overcome with emotion by this beautiful present from my loving mom.

๐Ÿ’• Date Night ๐Ÿ’•

After ALL of that, Christopher and I had our date night! I had a really fancy snack and perhaps a bit too much wine. Bangers is protecting my yummy hoard!

Like last time, we played Age of Empires together-but-separately (side by side):

Later we watched a movie. I was too full from snacks to have dinner. ๐Ÿ˜…

Christopher petted me for hours while we watched. I was half dozing off between the wine and all the happy feels and just feeling sooooo good, it was a wonderful evening and I felt so loved and safe.

Now it’s time for bed… thank you, everyone, for all the presents and good wishes. You made me so happy. I guess I’ll have more things to share throughout the weekend as they arrive –but tomorrow I really gotta get some work done! โœŠ๐Ÿ’ฆ Goodnight, everyone…

Party Time! Sort Of… ๐Ÿ˜

Note: I’ve post-dated this entry because I didn’t want to be so blatant about being home alone while I was actually home alone. Christopher comes back today so now I’m okay posting about it.

Christopher left his morning on a four day business trip. It’s always the same –I’m very excited the day he leaves, excited to eat lots of garbage, go to bed really late, and maybe take an Uber to and back from a favorite store (that’s how I party). In reality, I eat UberEats once, go to bed late because I do more housework than usual, and spend my nights in terror because I hate being home alone at night. Lol.

Anyway, as usual, I asked Christopher if I could order takeout just once at some point during his business trip (he said yes) and did it literally as he was pulling out of the driveway… ๐Ÿ˜… Oops. That counts, right? He’d technically already left.

After working on art for a while, I went grocery shopping for the week (after, of course, a super indulgent “Little” outing –Goodwill and Five Below). I got my favorite, popcorn chicken, at Publix, and even had a soda with it! A real treat, so I took out the fancy china.

As if that weren’t enough I had milk and cookies for dessert… I told you I’m partying.

Part of the reason for the “Little” shopping outing was sleepover snacks. I’m having a sleepover with my new friend in the middle of the LAN. She likes gummies like me so I got a lot of those, among other stuff…

At Goodwill I found a cute Golden Book to use for scrapbooking. At Five Below I got a Grogu sticker for my water bottle, a Pound Puppies bag clip, some “affirmation cards” (very cute and positive, these are also for scrapbooking) and two coloring books for the sleepover. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Here’s the sticker on my water bottle, it looks pretty nice:

Something else you can see in the other photo is my new Mandalorian sticker set. It’s one of those Amazon sticker sets from China that have a TON of stickers… looking at them, I think a lot are stolen art. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ I should have known better. But others are… um… I don’t even know how to put it. I’m just going to share some of my favorites and also some of the most “peculiar” ones below. The rest of the 60 sticker pack was more mundane. Cute, just not unusually so, or not unusually wtf, unlike, well, some of these:

In the evening, after some housework, I tried to make kale chips. It’s maybe the third time I try. Even though they were a bit too oily and salty, I finally managed to get them nice and crispy! So I’m excited to try again in the future.

Since Christopher isn’t home I decided to let Tomoyo sleep with me. She’s usually too poorly behaved to be allowed upstairs at night. She was happy, though.

And that’s it… that was my first, indulgent day, but really one that comes before what I know will be an incredibly busy week. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’ฆ Goodnight, everyone!