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Chilling With My Mom Tonight!

Today Iโ€™m at my momโ€™s, until Wednesday night. Itโ€™s my first visit to my mom since starting my new diet and exercise regime so I have to admit, I was worried about this visit. My mom and I snack a lot, we drink a little alcohol too, usually, and I donโ€™t exercise while I’m there. I could not let it happen this time. Iโ€™ve simply worked too hard for what I’ve accomplished.

So, I made sure to get my second walk in before leaving for my momโ€™s, though it ended up being slightly shorter and also a bit too late, enough to get me scolded for being out in the dark for almost an hour. Whoops. ๐Ÿ˜…

But I had fun on this walk. I went to the pet store and took some cute pet photos. First some ferretsโ€ฆ

The bunnies were the cutest though, by far.

I also photographed some of the fishies there:

On the way back, I came across a mother duck with her older brood of ducklings. They had all nested down for the night and I know I got too close. They were immediately on their guard and I felt guilty for having bothered them for my dumb photo. However, as I walked away, they settled down again.

Once at my momโ€™s, we talked for a bit and then she made dinner while I spent as much time as I could on the treadmill, about 30 minutes. In the end I didnโ€™t exceed my calorie goal โ€”by THREE calories! Lolโ€ฆ it was close.

My mom made milanesas. They were perfect!

Tomorrow Iโ€™m going to continue my exercise, even while I’m here. Iโ€™ll still going to be up at 6:20am just like other days, and go walk outside for an hour and a half. I forgot my coffee, so Iโ€™ll be getting breakfast at the gas station on the way back.

Something that has made me very happy is that my art continues to progress well, in spite of literally walking 3 hours a day. I suppose that was downtime for me anyway, in little bursts throughout the day. Instead, my mind now rests while I exercise. My vision gets to rest too. There are truly a lot of advantages to my new regime.

Anyway, goodnight everyone! Hope your week is going well. Weโ€™re almost halfway there โ€”and fall is nearly here!

Butterfly World Visit ๐Ÿฆ‹

Went to Butterfly World today with my mom and husband! I wore Lolita, though pretty casually. Took Chantilly with me since sheโ€™s small:

As expected, I took a multitude of photos:

This flower always gives me a bit of a bad feeling because in Argentina we had huge bushes of it and they were always full of bumblebees which terrified me! ๐Ÿ

Took this one while waiting for Christopher and my mom to come out of the lorikeet area.

I liked looking at the butterflies up close. Their little heads tilt back and forth almost like a puppy being curious. I love critters of all kinds.

Butterfly World is one of my favorite places in the world and itโ€™s changed little over the years which is wonderful. It is so well maintained.

Avocado Toast With Chantilly ๐Ÿฅ‘

Went out to lunch withย my friend Jenย today and the French place was closed. Our original plan was a tea place, which was also closed, making the French place a backup, so we went to an Argentinian bakery that was for some reason cash only on this particular day!! *cries* so in the end we did Metro Diner but itโ€™s so good, I donโ€™t mind it twice in a row!

Then we went to Walmart and I came home to several fun packages. It was an awesome afternoon. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒˆ

Friday RoundUp ๐ŸŽˆ

Greetings, everyone! โ˜€๏ธ I hope you had a great day! Iโ€™m back on some of my good habits โ€”woke up early and showered, and I had a healthier, smaller breakfast compared to my usual debauchery (lol). Hopefully I can keep this up again and also resume my walks. I do really miss them but the heat has been simply unbearable.

Anyway, remember that all you have to do today is your best. Thatโ€™s it! No one elseโ€™s metrics matter. Actual success doesnโ€™t even matter. Do your best and even if you donโ€™t succeed today, you wonโ€™t feel defeated. Remember your best can be different on different days too! So be kind and patient with yourself! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Later in the day I did in fact go on a walk. Chantilly came along!

โ€ชI braved being very much in the vicinity of a bee to take this photo ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ

I went to Target –here are some little things I got. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿงธ

And also, Iโ€™m just glittery trash. Seriously. I tried this on and put it back because it was like, I canโ€™t. Iโ€™m 36, I canโ€™t wear this… right? ๐Ÿ˜ซ

But it did look good. And it would look good with SO many of my shirts that actually look just terrible with my hoodies although I love those as well. So I caved.

After all, I may be able to get away with it now, but certainly wonโ€™t forever. But heck maybe when Iโ€™m older I just wonโ€™t care? Lol. Itโ€™s at Target if youโ€™re interested, but you have to be petite to wear it. It only goes up to XL.

Later I gathered the nerve to lay down the biggest sticker Iโ€™ve ever had to put down on any surface. It was a XL Redbubble sticker by dragonsandbeasties:

I donโ€™t know how, but there were no bubbles and it is sort of centered! Feeling pretty smug. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Speaking of studio decor, here is the primary colored banner I got at Target for $3.

With all the Purikura, the banner itself looks like a digital decoration, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜…

To wrap up this lovely day, I ordered Scrubyโ€™s for dinner and now Iโ€™m in freaking HEAVEN ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ—

I guess it’s time to wrap up the post, too. Goodnight, everyone!