Ratties having a yummy dinner after cage cleaning day!
We had some free range time tonight!
Dorito and Maddie offer some morning cuddles.
A “happy to see you” good morning face:
A “da heck u want” morning face:
Dorito wishes you a good morning too:
Time for some morning cuddles…
Now I’m off with Christopher to garage sales and brunch!! MoonPie is coming along 🧸🌙
Hope you have a wonderful day! 💕
Good morning everyone 🌞 I’m having a little trouble being positive these past couple of days. I’m really sorry. I actually had a complete meltdown last night, it hadn’t happened in some time, and I still feel tired from it. Sometimes it just really hits home how isolated my husband and I are now, sitting by ourselves weekend after weekend.
I know some might want to give advice, please don’t, as it’s a complicated situation, I am just venting a tad and don’t want to get into details. You all see that I try my best to always appear happy on this blog, I talk about my mental health as little as possible. Sometimes cracks like these show. But I’ll be okay. 💕
Madeline says, good morning! 🌞
I woke up around 6am today when Christopher went downstairs for painkillers for his headache. He felt bad for waking me up but I was very glad (not about his headache lol) because I have wanted to be up earlier for some time, so I can go out and cheer up a little.
To be honest I’ve been feeling a little lonesome and depressed. 😞 I want to invite friends over but the house is really dirty… I’ve made a decision to have a cleaning service because with commissions, 4 cats, and 3 rats, and how massive this house is (2400 square feet 2 story with a million stupid trinkets) it’s absolutely discouraging. 😩 It can take me 2-3 days to clean it and I have to stop from sheer exhaustion. I don’t even get it fully up to scratch. So I’d rather draw for 2 days and pay someone else to come do it. 🤷♀️
Yesterday I finished paying Christopher off for Megaplex expenses so now I’m saving the money for the cleaning. Then I can invite friends over without being embarrassed. Ah, that good ol’ Latin woman guilt about the house…! 😅 It’s also what kept me from hiring someone all this time. I’m supposed to be good at this right?? That’s some sort of self-racism right there… but these stereotypes are hard to shake off. I can’t cook, either. Lol.
Because today I got up so early, the rats were still active and excited. It was nice to see them so perky. I watched the sunrise from my window… now it’s time to start my day.
Soon after I got ready to head out to Dollar Tree 🌳 and do some grocery shopping. This is hands down my favorite pair of overalls currently!
You couldn’t see my socks but they are decently cute too:
Also, I love this bracelet so freaking much!! myrcurystoybox gave it to me at Megaplex last August. It’s one of my favorites!
While out and about, I noticed Spirit Halloween is getting ready to open! 🎃 🍁 🍂🕸🕷🦇 I can hardly wait.
My local Publix had an ecstatic Cookie Monster piñata surrounded by cookies for their BOGO deal of the week! 🍪 It was pretty funny.
I’ve been trying my best to stay cheerful and work really hard.💕🌈🧸
I thought I got the cats a seasonal toy, but it’s a condor, not a turkey. 🦃 It’s pretty funny looking, though:
Post shopping snack. ☕️ 🍪 My mood has been all over the place… Already said it, but, I can’t wait to have the house cleaned so I can decorate and then invite some friends over. I think that will do me good.
Tomoyo kept me company. To call Tomoyo a handful would be the understatement of the year. But I still love her very much.
In other news, Jane, as her original owner had named, arrived today. I tweaked that name slightly —for me, she’ll be Janie. She seemed to have a slightly smell, maybe cigarettes I don’t know, thankfully it was SUPER faint but I’m very sensitive to those, so I febreezed her and left her in the hot Florida sun a few hours. Good as new!
I had the shirt and bow and made the necklace, her owner sent me the little pinafore. I think Janie looks very happy in her new home!
She looks very much like a koala to me 🐨 So that’s what I think her as being.
Dorito and I have morning cuddles every day now:
It’s so strange that I spend more time with the rats now somehow that I moved the cage out of my work area. I wish I had done it before. It’s been a fantastic decision for so many reasons.
Anyway, today one of my new Charlie Bears is arriving and I’m so, so excited! It’s my Siamese kitten whom I’ve named Milk Tea. I can’t wait to dress her with all her new pretty things…
My plan for today is to do my chores and then work really hard on art all day! I’ve made a lot of progress with the YCH backgrounds recently. I’m almost ready to draw the characters in all of them. Can’t wait!
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. 😁
For starters, Dorito wants to wish you a happy morning! 🌞🌈 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.
I’ve been taking painkillers every few hours, my cramps are bad… but I’m gonna try my best, today too, to have a good day.
It’s noon. I’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! I’ve cheered up a lot! 🎃🦇🕸🕷🍂
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 it’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. I’m very pleased.
I also got some fall things to decorate the studio and library!! I’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! 🎃💕
Here’s something that came in today!
I can’t recommend muninahandmade’s Tamagotchi covers highly enough!!! 💕🌈🎀 WOW!! Just so lovely and well made and there’s even a slit on top so you can still use a charm if you want to. It looks great!
Dinner for tonight 🎃 I ate a lot earlier so I wasn’t very hungry.
And that’s it! It really was a fun day.