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It’s Almost Here ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice day. It’s almost Fall –tomorrow! So I’ve already gone and updated the blog’s look. I also made myself a new icon, and I guess tomorrow I will clean house so I can decorate on Thursday. My friend Mandie is coming for a “Little” playdate on Saturday night so I want everything to look just right.

I’m sitting here taking a break from work while a lot of people work on our roof, which is being replaced. There’s kind of a nasty smell in the air from whatever they’re using. My little guard-cat isn’t very thrilled that they are so close to our special “hanging out together” area…

I’ve been very productive, both in art and around the house. Commissions are progressing nicely, I’ve also done personal art and a few gifts for Christopher, and even worked on my book. I’ve taken care of the snails and continued with my exercises. Here are some photos of today’s walk…

I’m PMSing now, so I’m in a bit of a “fragile” mood as always, and everything I feel, good and bad, is super intense. I’m trying to redirect my impatience and anxiousness into my exercise routine, and just, looking forward until I feel normal again. ๐Ÿ˜“

My Cubanitos are doing well. Here they are exploring and eating after their most recent tank clean:

My biggest Roman snail seems to be on the way out. Not much I can do for him at this point. I’ll miss him when he goes, he had an old crack on his shell that made him very recognizable. I really do love my snails. I know it seems strange or silly to people, but I do adore them for so many different reasons.

One is purely from a scientific observation angle. Another is my “Little” self that has always found them adorable. And, they are so vulnerable, yet ridiculous looking, in such an endearing way. I really do enjoy my little pets.

Speaking of my little pets… this is a very low quality photo, but it is just so sweet. Rosie fell asleep in a tiny box:

I’m going to post a bunch of art now, and then catch up on housework before I go and beat my feelings into the sidewalk. That means going for a long walk. ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Made It To Friday Again! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Today I moved the new snails I captured to their bigger tank. I have a total of 31! Most are on the small side, but I believe they are young, rather than runts.

I confirmed that all snails in this new rout are of the same species, zachrysia provisoria(AKA, Cuban brown snail). They are different from my other snails. Their slime, in particular, is unbelievably slippery. When you handle these snails, much greater care has to be exercised in order not to drop them because of this. I also find the slime harder to wash off my hands than with any other snail species.

Still, they are snails, and that means they are stupid and adorable, and that’s really all I care about. I am due to shop for their veggies again, which means for this feeding I was stuck with too much “unhealthy” stuff, meaning romaine lettuce and cucumber. Of course I also provided squash, strawberries, carrots and red pepper, and even a kale leaf, but I prefer for the bulk of the feed to be dark leaf greens.

Anyway, my new rout was treated to what them surely is a wealth of delicacies they have never ever tasted before. Of course they all went straight for the cucumber:

After maybe two or three years of searching, I am delighted to finally have come across these guys. I said “one year” when talking about this before, because that’s how long I’ve been keeping snails. However, I’ve been hunting for them for far longer. I only ever came across their empty, sun-bleached shells, because they hide quite well during the day by burying deep in the soil. So, I’m really happy to have my own rout of Cubanitos after all this time. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒ

I wore one of my new getups today… well, the skirt is new, and the overall combination of things is new. I was pretty happy with it.

My preorder of Olympia Soirรฉe arrived! I think this might be my only rated M otome so far? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

I’ve walked tons the entire week, so I guess tomorrow, if weather allows, I’ll go out on my bike instead. It’s less of a calorie burn, but it is fun and pleasant, it exercises different muscles,and will be a bit of a rest from my weekly routine which admittedly has been intense. I can’t hope to keep it up if I am not careful. Or maybe tomorrow I’ll mow and Sunday I’ll ride… we will see.

I guess I’ll say goodnight here. I’m going to bed with a very happy feeling in my heart tonight. I’ve had a wonderful evening.

A Rainy Day Means More Snells! ๐ŸŒโ˜”

Hello again! ๐Ÿ‘‹ I hope everyone had a good day! Mine was great, even if I overslept as I mentioned earlier. Hopefully tomorrow I won’t sleep in! ๐Ÿ˜…

I felt extremely cute today. ๐Ÿ˜Œ Also, it’s only two weeks til fall, so screw it, I’m using Halloween frames because purple:

Before making our dinner, I went out for a walk about an hour before sunset. The weather was actually nice, temperature wise! There was a cool breeze. Of course the downside was that for half of that time it was raining, as in, absolutely pouring, with strong winds and lots of thunder and lighting. Still, it felt like SUCH good snail weather! So I visited that spot again, and…

BEHOLD! I am victorious on my latest snail hunt!

It is not smart really, to go out in such weather, but I felt so cute with my jumper and my goat-patterned boots and my rainbow umbrella on one hand, and my little critter-keeper swinging on the other, snail hunting. Walking right into puddles of fast running water with such nice boots is a very nice “Little” feeling. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Here’s the new gang. Snails are simple creatures. Placed upon food after their ordeal, they immediately eat. I love them and their two brain cells.

I did lots of chores today and finished the daily warm-up too. Now that I’ve had dinner I’m doing my best to finish drinking my daily water, then we can watch anime (currently watching Lovely Complex) and finally, go to bed with my current book to get a little closer to the end of War In Hagwood! Maybe I’ll even finish it.

Goodnight, everyone. I’ll be here again tomorrow with some more nonsense.

Morning Walk Done! ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธโœจ

Happy Monday, friends! I’m back from another morning walk. It is clear that I need to leave this early to enjoy it. I guess this is my new routine!

I saw a bunch of critters during my walk. Just the usual neighbors, but also something special that I’m leaving for the end.

First, some birdos:

The owls were there again! Sorry for the bad photos… my phone is all I have and I don’t want to disturb them by getting too close.

This is the same owl that yelled at me yesterday. It was, in fact, in the same spot as before. I wonder if this is an alternate entrance?

But now for the true highlightโ€ฆ after over a year of hunting areas full of bleached shellsโ€ฆ finallyโ€ฆ GOT ‘EM!! ๐ŸŒโœจ๐ŸŒโœจ๐ŸŒ

They are now in the tiny isolation tank while I deworm and monitor.

I still hope my friend gets me some from his yard. I want more variety as far as genetics and two of these are small anyway. Hopefully young and not runts! ๐Ÿ˜

Alright… time to make the bed and work on the daily warm-up!

Busy Day, Busier Tomorrow! ๐ŸŒœ

Today I got a very respectable amount of artwork done! A piece of gift art and two warm-ups along with another commission that I inked the entire background of.

Like yesterday, I was up early and went out on a long walk, about an hour long. Early on my walk, I spotted something that made my heart leap. The burrowing owls were still out!

It is prohibited to disturb burrowing owls, so I did not get overly close. I crossed the street and walked on that sidewalk but that was it. One hid, but the other one stared at me all the way! So very cute.

During my walks I often rescue snails, earthworms and tiny frogs from the hot sun and put them in the grass. It’s hard to tell in these pics, but this guy was rather big-shelled for a bradybaena similaris. I wanted him for my tank, but he’d managed to grow so big and beautiful right there in the urban wild. I couldn’t tear him from his natural habitat.

That aside, I managed my eating rather well today and exercised, too, but did not drink enough water at all. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ’ง I must make sure I drink enough tomorrow, because we are going out to the Swap Shop if the rain doesn’t cancel that –and it will involve a lot of walking.

We haven’t been there in forever. I’m really excited about going.

In the afternoon I read the last book in the Hagwood trilogy some more while having my coffee.

I can’t believe everything will be over after this book. I will really miss these characters. I wonder if Kernella will get Finnen at the end. As insufferable as she is in the beginning, she has really grown on me.

After I’m done with this, I need to pick another book that I left unfinished –either The Vampire Lestat or Tarzan. Once I am done with those two, I will reward myself with Jurassic Park.

Anyway, have a pic of some of my slimy guys at home:

And a GIF of Tomoyo playfully destroying our chairs:

That’s it for today! I hope I’ll have plenty to share after tomorrow’s adventures. Goodnight, one and all!

A Wee Fren ๐ŸŒโ˜”

Here’s a video and some photos of my youngest snailio! You can see him getting startled as he “runs into” some water droplets because they are so big for him.

He’s all alone currently as he is too small to be in the bit tank.

He is the only survivor from his clutch. No other eggs hatched.

I’d say right now he is just about three weeks old! ๐Ÿ˜Š And about the size of my pinky fingernail.

New Toys ‘N Things ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŽˆ

I may have been getting a lot of toys and stuff lately… in my defense some of it was early gifts since my birthday is coming… ๐Ÿ˜… but it does feel like I’m posting about new toys/games/stickers like every single post lol. I may need to calm my titties a tad.

On that note… Christopher managed to get the goodies I asked for during his business trip. With his coworkers, he went all out of his way to go to the Dinosaur World gift shop for me! He got me this awesome holographic framed print. I love it so much!

The other thing I’d asked for was this raptor lamp. It’s so cute!

Today I also went to pick up my new Grogu. He is extremely adorable, perfect to carry in my bag and even be dressed up. ๐Ÿ˜ I’ll make him a bead name necklace soon.

When Christopher drove me to pick Grogu up from Target (he was a site-to-store order) he also bought me this cute game to play with Shelly this Saturday night:

I’ve actually wanted this game for years to bring to previous Little playdates. In retrospective I’m glad I didn’t get it until now.

After I got home I continued LAN prep and fed/cleaned the snail tank:

They haven’t had cucumber in over a month! It’s a big treat for them.

That’s it for this post! I’m tired…

Today’s Odds and Ends ๐ŸŒˆ

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Iโ€™m still working hard on final LAN party prep. Today I went to the craft store and to do some last minute grocery shopping. I wore a very Little-feeling outfit:

I also got a good walk in, so that was nice. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hereโ€™s some video and such of Tomoyo being her good old destructive little self:

She seemed satisfied when she was done.

Some postcards I ordered for scrapbooking arrived yesterday!

The packaging was so delightful that I honestly feel tempted to get back into Postcrossing. I was big into it a long time ago!

The store I bought this from, as you can see, is geared towards Postcrossers. So yeah. Might do that again.

They even included a tiny envelope with bonus stamps! ๐Ÿ“ฎ

I canโ€™t get enough of collecting more scrapbooking stuffโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ’ง So, uuuh, hereโ€™s some more I guessโ€ฆ

I also made a new necklace today with some stuff I got at the craft store. Iโ€™m really happy with how it turned out!

Not much else to say because Iโ€™m so busyโ€ฆ Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ll have a lot to post about next week, though!

A Gloriously Slimy Photoset ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅ•

It’s โœจ tank cleaning day โœจ! I hadn’t taken photos in a while… Tank is already clean, so now I’m just adding food.

๐ŸŒˆ Part 1: Bwoccoli ๐ŸŒˆ
๐ŸŒˆ Part 2: Wettuce, Cawwots & Bew Peppew ๐ŸŒˆ

(I have no idea why Iโ€™m typing like this)

๐ŸŒˆ Part 3: A Stroll ๐ŸŒˆ

Short lived freedom! Heโ€™s technically looking for food. Heโ€™ll start eating the second heโ€™s placed on fresh food.

๐ŸŒˆ Part 4: I dunno man, just snells. ๐ŸŒˆ
๐ŸŒˆ Part 5: “Make Sure You Get My Good Side.” ๐ŸŒˆ

“It’s okay, all my sides are good.”

๐ŸŒˆ Part 6: A General Overview ๐ŸŒˆ

Fun fact: the romaine lettuce is a minimal part of their diet. After the photos, for darkness, humidity and obviously nutrition, they get covered in dark leafy greens. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

๐ŸŒˆ Him Greet U ๐ŸŒˆ

Finally… here’s a bit of video. Many snails crunching at once make a lot of noise ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿฅฌ ๐Ÿฅฆ ๐Ÿฅ• turn it up, you can hear them clearly!

Hope you enjoyed this overdue bit of slimy goodness.