Here is the recorded stream of me working through Moonbrush Wood with a bunch of cheats because I’m a dirty cheater.
Ok, today was a LOT of fun, I actually wasn’t expecting to feel so happy today with my PMS going on and all… But anyway. I really have to clean my mirror… it looks clean enough but when I take photos there’s problematic streaks. 😅
I hadn’t taken a Furby along in forever. I brought Play-Doh with me today!
We found a few interesting garage sales. One in particular, of an older couple, was like a time capsule. Mack The Knife playing in the background, and all of these ancient things in like-new condition. Some of it was very cool. We enjoyed that stop a lot. In the end I only spent $3 on some things I’ll share down below –at a different stop.
We went out for lunch. Usually we go to the same old places, but Christopher surprised me by picking a completely brand new one! It was called Phở Bar:
We often to go Phở restaurants but I never have Phở. I look for other things in the menu. This time I did have it though, I had a meatball one:
I liked it well enough! But next time I’ll try something else. Christopher had his usual:
For dessert I had a chocolate mousse:
This ended up being on the house, possibly because right as we were done eating, they had a huge party come in and we were forgotten waiting for our bill for like 20 minutes lol. 😬 But service was fantastic otherwise and I did feel this made up for it.
Christopher and I very rarely go to places like this by ourselves. It’s a big treat and a nice thing to do together at the end of his much needed vacation. It really made my day!
My find for today was incredibly cheap and very cool. Some activity books in excellent, untouched condition! When it comes to the Baby Looney Toons and Pooh ones, I grabbed them thinking I’d use them for scrapbooking, but after looking at them at home, I decided to add these to my permanent collection to leave in pristine condition:
These three are by FAR the coolest though. I’m not sure what year they were printed in but they are amazing.
The pages speak for themselves. These activity books are so full of charm. They are clearly very old, I’m surprised they are so well preserved.
All of those awesome little books/magazines together cost just $1. At the same place, I also got this dinosaur facemask for $2:
So, it was a neat little haul for only $3!
The rest of our day was very enjoyable. Christopher played City Skylines, while I did my chores and later streamed for a while. I’m playing Dungeon Keeper with some cheats now, in order to get through levels I’ve not been able to get past in 20 years (granted, I don’t play this game often). It’s kinda fun to have the cheats. Basically, I’ve made my imps cost 0, and every gold block give me the max amount of gold, plus, I made all of the rooms cost nothing to build.
I definitely have a lot more fun this way. But I am aware that in the next level, you start getting slammed just a few minutes in, so it’ll still be strategy. I could easily die even with the cheats. We will see.
I was excited to sacrifice to summon Horny again, I hadn’t seen him in so long…
I’ll make a separate post with my recorded stream.
For dinner we had skirt steak with cilantro rice and beans. It was amazing!
Even by this point it had been a very lovely day, but we spent the rest of the evening watching TV and cuddling in bed in the nicest way. Today I could have been cranky and just dealing with my cramps all day but it ended up being such a nice relaxing day and Christopher gave me so much attention… I’m really happy. 🥰
I streamed Dungeon Keeper today! Managed to get through the town of Tickle after many a try. 😁
There’s going to be multiple posts today because I finally feel better and I’m catching up. So if you’re subscribed to be notified per post… sorry… 😅
Yesterday I resumed my walks. Because I’ve been in some pain recently, it’s been a little harder to push past my lack of motivation. 😫 But I’m doing it. I was rewarded, too, in the evening, by the beautiful photo you see above, and by running into this little guy:
Earlier that day, Christopher took me for a short driving lesson (more of a “let’s try not to be terrified of the car” lesson). I didn’t cry this time, so that’s something. But I did hit a curb.
In the evening, after the driving thing, Christopher and I sat down together to play games. He played AoE, and I tried my hand at Patrician III, but have only gotten through the tutorials, so far.
Speaking of old games… I’ve been enjoying my walk down memory lane with Dungeon Keeper Gold so very much. I utterly love this game. This photo is from when I was playing it the other day, while working on commissions at the same time:
I’m getting right at the point where I’d always die before, so let’s see if I do any better 15+ years later… 😅 Actually that’s more like 20+, I suppose. Yikes. It’s such a good game, though.
In other things done to cheer myself up, I took care of my snaily friends (a chore, technically, but always a joy too, especially today as I found two hatchlings in the Pom nursery!) and I made name necklaces for all my new dinos. Blue and Toro get their movie/show names on their necklaces, but I gave names of my own to my new raptor, t-rex and indominus rex (two of them). I called them Frijol, Picaña, Carnitas and Cilantro. Now I have to make their little bandanas too, and they will be all set to appear in photos as I usually like to take.
Okay, got just a couple more posts to make and then I’m off on my second walk. It’s funny, sometimes I just get determined to feel better and get busy, and I just… do it. It isn’t always so easy, except when it is. 🤷♀️ I have way too much to do to let stress and such slow me down.
Tonight was date night! I was determined to do whatever I could tonight to cheer Christopher up as he’s been having a hard time lately. So by the time he got home, I had our laptops downstairs so we could game, and I’d prepared a tiny feast of junk food, and had music going. I brought one of my little raptors down. Her name is Picaña but she doesn’t have a name necklace, yet.
We tried to play Dungeon Keeper together, but couldn’t get multiplayer to work, and it quickly became clear that it wasn’t Christopher’s type of game anyway. So I kept playing that and having a big blast down memory lane while Christopher played something else next to me. It was a lot of fun.
After that we watched Squid Game. We didn’t have anything for dinner because we had too much junk food, but I’m going to make fish tomorrow.