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A Magical Saturday ๐Ÿฅฉโœจ

Today is finally over. It was an incredible, wonderful day! Christopher and I are both so exhausted we can hardly move or think straight. We had a lovely time with our friend doing all sorts of fun things, but I don’t think what we were doing mattered that much, just that we were together.

We really missed the sorts of days we’ve been having. I think we both thought at times maybe days like these were gone permanently. And, the exact way these days used to be, is in fact gone. Things change, those are memories. But I think these are even happier days and happier memories. I want to make so many more.

My day was off to a good start right from the get-go. I took my walk and came across a squirrel friend who had a big nut:

After my walk I did all my chores and changed into the outfit I prepared for today. I felt pretty cute in it.

Then I played Legend of Mana and worked on today’s warm-up while we waited for our friend to arrive to spend the day with us. Christopher also showed me a bunch of fun YouTube videos and we enjoyed that little time together.

Finally our friend was there and we headed out to a train store I’d long wanted to take Christopher to, but it was shut down for COVID until recently. I brought Heidi along today!

The train place certainly was fun, I took a lot of pictures:

They had a bunch of Thomas items but no Thomas Wood or Thomas Wooden Railway. However, these O-Gauge of James made my heart leap. I wish I could have bought either of them, I just love James so much.

But, I’ll always have my little wooden James, the first train Christopher ever bought me, on our outing to the train museum, and he will always be very special to me.

After the train store, our friend took us to a French place he knew well. It had a lovely atmosphere and the food was amazing (in particular, the cheese plate we started with) but service was rather poor. They were having a party, and it slowed things down to the point that we didn’t get our cheese plate until the 35 minute mark, maybe longer? And our main meal 15 minutes after that or so. We were so desperately hungry by then.

I forget what I ate… some sort of crรฉpe. It was good and that’s all that matters.

After this, we went to the house to hang out a little. Christopher napped while we checked the needed ingredients for dinner. Then we woke him up and dragged him out with us to shop for what we were missing.

I helped my best with dinner, while Christopher and our friend took care of the meat –the hard part– and some other stuff. I prepared rice (poorly, Christopher had to save it) and made pretty good chimichurri.

The picaรฑa was amazing:

Here it is served with the rice and beans:

And a final photo of it by itself (no Heidi) for good measure. It was so good, I can’t post just one!

I am WAY too full. But, my heart is also full. I feel so loved and looked after, and so happy. In a little bit I’m gonna be watching anime with Christopher while we cuddle, and then I’ll be falling asleep with these warm happy feelings. Tomorrow I’ll wake up full of energy and start the day with my walk… then the lawn… then some art. It’s a good life lately.

A Heck Of A Ride ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’จ

Today I pushed myself to do something I never ever did before. I rode my bike for over twenty miles! I’m still not even beginning to recover from it, but I’m really proud that I managed to do it.

This time, I took Heidi with me. The first photos I took where at the same little lake from before. Last time, I didn’t notice that there were “condominium style” little birdhouses for Purple Martins:

I took a better shot on the way back when I realized that the first photo turned out blurry:

Here’s a variety of pics I took during the ride. I really did have a lot of fun.

I took this photo when I was six miles from home, on the way back –so, roughly 14 miles into my ride. I was really tired by this point:

Once I was home and had recovered a little bit, I had lunch and played more Code Realize:

In another happy event today, I finally made a decent shot of espresso. I enjoyed it for my dessert, along with a box of chocolate raisins:

I’ve already shared recent photos of my blooming bougainvillea which I’ve had for over a year now. But it’s looking even prettier, so have some more photos:

Recently, Kotoko has been climbing onto the cat tree in spite of her arthritis. That made me so happy! I got a few pics of that also:

Now I am trying to get on with my day. I actually took a nap in the middle of writing this post, but I’m still terribly sleepy. The ride exhausted me. But I’m glad I did it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

State of The Squelf: Mid-October Edition ๐Ÿ‘ป

I canโ€™t believe itโ€™s already Monday again. I canโ€™t believe itโ€™s already almost 6pm. Today flew by, yet it also dragged on. I donโ€™t feel well overall.

Last week, Akumin called again to reschedule my cervical MRI: in spite of all the problems, my insurance approved it and it was moved to Tuesday. That was a relief. So I got that done.

Unfortunately, I goofed and forgot about my blood test appointment. So that added a week of time to that. Iโ€™ll be getting the blood drawn this Friday. I felt very stupid.

Last Thursday I had another headache. The difference here was that it was the first time that it happened when my husband and I were intimate. Up until now, it had only been a โ€œby myselfโ€ problem. So that put a temporary damper on the evening. It wasnโ€™t terrible, as I stopped in time, but it left me with a burning in the area of what I now know is my occipital nerves under my right ear. Itโ€™s a pressure, an ache, an annoying warmth. And that remained for days, varying in intensity, and I feel it even now. Itโ€™s deeply annoying, and coupled with my PMS and with physical needs that I cannot take care of for the foreseeable future, I am literally crawling up the walls. Itโ€™s the freaking worst.

CW: TMI ahead.

Sometimes I wish Iโ€™d never discovered orgasms. A little over a couple of months ago, I didnโ€™t need them, and I was fine. Maybe I wasnโ€™t always, but I didnโ€™t know that it was a problem. Now I know what they are, and how to have them. And I canโ€™t. I canโ€™t because if I do it I feel like someone is torturing me with an ice pick, hammer and vice to the head, all in one. All of that โ€”and not taking care of myself is STILL HARD. The frustration Iโ€™m feeling physically is so horrible, that if a solution to my headaches cannot be found, Iโ€™ll gladly take a pill to at least temporarily kill my libido. Because this is a horrible way to feel. Itโ€™s horrible.

Aaaaanyway…

I meant to introduce you all to Punkim. As far as Charlie Bears go, Punkim is very basic looking, but heโ€™s big and fluffy. I think heโ€™s my most down-to-earth bear. I like him lots and lots.

Hereโ€™s a couple of photos of Punkim before his outfit was complete. You can see his face (and his cute little bear pants) better:

And here he is in his full outfit:

Lately, Christopher and I have been playing a little of Ever17 every day. Itโ€™s a game thatโ€™s really important to him, and as we play, I can see why. Itโ€™s been a wonderful routine especially on the days he is home earlier, or on the weekends, to play together for an hour while having a snack.

Iโ€™ve been eating crushed dry ramen while playing which makes me feel like an absolute beast, but to tell the truth itโ€™s one of the most delicious things Iโ€™ve ever had. You smash the ramen, pour it in a bowl, and then mix it with the powder. Try it! I discovered it after seeing itโ€™s sold as a dry snack in Asian stores and itโ€™s 100% the same thing as normal dry ramen.

(And yes, this is completely safe to eat, though you have to be careful with your teeth, and I can only vouch for Nissin brand as being safe to eat like this, but I do believe most ramen is pre-cooked. Youโ€™re just hydrating it.)

On Saturday night Christopher surprised me by taking me to our favorite ramen place. I was sure it had closed down. It really made my night!

Iโ€™m doing my best to push through commission work. But to tell the truth I have no motivation for anything… not drawing, writing, reading, gaming… nothing… ๐Ÿ˜ž

Maybe tomorrow Iโ€™ll concentrate on giving the house a good cleaning. I think that has been bothering me. Maybe it will help, if only I can muster the motivation.

Oh, yeah. I want to deeply, deeply thank everyone who got slots for the Winter Friends YCH. While Iโ€™m still returning and reordering stuff from Amazon, overall my setup is improving daily. Getting used to some changes in my setup presents a challenge of its own, but Iโ€™m doing my best. Once Iโ€™m 100% all done, Iโ€™ll post photos of both completed setups.

Iโ€™m most excited to get my Redbubble stickers for my desk. I canโ€™t wait to cover the desk in new stickers. โœจ ๐ŸŒˆ