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Getting Ready For Fall ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽƒ

Iโ€™ve been a little quiet recently I know. Sorry about that! Been getting the house looking a little nicer, and decorated, working on commissions, working on my books, and yes, still dealing with my depression too. Itโ€™s still a heavy weight on my shoulders. I am doing the best I can. I hope you are all doing well, too. Anyway this was my lunch today, a cucumber and cream cheese sandwich ๐Ÿฅช ๐Ÿฅ’

I allowed myself to game a little today. Maplenut kept me company:

And so did Kotoko! This is a bad photo, but Kotoko is heavy and she wasnโ€™t letting me move really or even breathe!

Then it was time for a snacc:

Something to look forward this weekend –baking seasonal cookies!

Iโ€™m going to a Littles meet on Sunday, and trying to stay busy and cheerful. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday! ๐ŸŽƒ

Little Wrap-Up Of The Day ๐Ÿ˜ด

Last night I slept with Janie. I hadnโ€™t slept with a stuffie in some time, generally I fear ruining them in some way. But I thought Janie has been stored except for Christmas at her old home got many years now so I wanted her to be snuggled like a proper teddy. ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’•

Here’s a little snack I had today ๐Ÿ‘ป ๐Ÿฅ“

I love these socks that bought this afternoon at Five Below. I changed into them before going out this evening.

Mmm, gummiesโ€ฆ you want some? Theyโ€™re cola flavored ๐Ÿฅค MoonPie is happy to share! ๐ŸŒˆ Got these at Five Below also.

In addition to socks, I found suspenders today. I never had any before. I had a chance to wear them since after my walk I was such an utter mess so I had to change to go out to dinner with Christopher.

Tomorrow we are having a morning out together, garage saling and brunch. I am so excited about it because itโ€™s been such a long time! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ

Outing With Chips Ahoy ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒˆ

I wasn’t doing well at all mental health wise today, so I decided to try to go out for a while to the park. Just take myself in hand and at least make an effort to feel better. I started by prepping a “Little” outfit:

As some of you might notice, this is actually Chips Ahoy 2.0. During my vast purge, the original Chips Ahoy was rehomed. But I was very, very fond of the name that was originally suggested by Flen. I promised myself I would call my next panda that. Anyway here he is with my TamagotchiOn and ready for Funky Sock Friday. ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ

So I actually ended up going round this entire massive park in 100ยฐ heat with no water because the exit I was going to at the other end of the park was closed so I had to find the main entrance again. I think I came fairly close to heat stroke but hey! I made it out safely, and got some nice photos. 

I found a more secluded spot to take a couple photos of myself, but at this point I was already dying lol ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’ฆ

I found two playgrounds but no swings! Hmph. But I was able to get some cute pictures of Chips Ahoy. Thankfully heโ€™s very fuzzy otherwise his bum would have burned. Everything was hot enough to fry eggs! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

I found a more secluded spot to take a couple photos of myself, but at this point I was already dying lol ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’ฆ

I will tell you itโ€™s a lot harder to think of fun selfie captions when youโ€™re depressed. Like. Hereโ€™s my face. Iโ€™m smiling. I donโ€™t really feel like it, but there it is, because Iโ€™m not gonna take a sad emo selfie. Lol. Well, Iโ€™m not magically feeling better but at least I made an effort to go out and Iโ€™m proud of myself for that. I am also very very sweaty. Oh god. So sweaty.

And here we are! Listening to music and drawing and having a pumpkin spice Frappuccino and a feta and spinach pretzel. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฅจ

When I get tired Iโ€™ll head home and hop in the shower. Do I feel better? I don’t know. Maybe? I’m sweaty and tired, I guess that’s a distraction at least.

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

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€

Scary Days โ›ˆ๏ธ

This morning I had breakfast in the library with my ratties ๐Ÿ’• I started my day with some chores and paying a little more debt. Iโ€™ve almost fully paid my husband up for Megaplex expenses, should be done at the start of September. I am pretty okay. The storm is a worry but what can we do, just prepare.

May I offer you a chonk to start your weekend. I love him…

I’m trying to give him a lot of attention now that his brother is gone. The girls arenโ€™t very cuddly with him. So Iโ€™m making sure I fill that emptiness as much as I can.

One more scritch before I get on with the day. Itโ€™ll be alright little guy.

I have to admit Iโ€™m starting to become fond of this hairstyle which I used to really dislike. I never do anything with my hair at all. But Iโ€™m enjoying this. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™ˆ

Also wearing one of my Littlespace necklaces again after a while. It is one of my favorites. Iโ€™ve used both of them so much the choker is stretched out, I probably ought to replace it soon.

For my afternoon snack I had some banana wafers and dark chocolate and consoled myself with MoonPie’s company.

This hurricane is looking REALLY shitty I guess? Lol. I really donโ€™t want to die/have my pets die/lose all of my possessions. Iโ€™ve been trying to stay calm, but yeah. Itโ€™s looking bad.