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Visiting Mom & Feeling Better About The Future ๐Ÿ’–

Yesterday and today I visited my mom. It was a better visit than usual for me, because I was able to talk to my mom about a lot of concern and stress I had regarding her welfare and the future. I’d been keeping it all bottled up for the better part of two years, to the point of having nightmares and it affecting my everyday life, especially recently (this is somewhat related to the “things I didn’t want to go into detail about” in previous posts: basically the stress made it much harder to deal with other normal, everyday stressors).

My mom really listened to me and made me feel like everything is not all on my shoulders and like we can work together to achieve the things we want as a family even if not immediately. For now, we were able to secure another year at her current apartment, if at a much higher rent, unfortunately. But, small victories matter.

I am still stressed but I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest and I can breathe and focus on my goals again. ๐Ÿ’•

A Surprise! And More ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒณ

This morning I woke up to the most wonderful surprise! ๐Ÿฅบ After our morning cuddles, Christopher told me to go check the door for a package. This was waiting outside for me! I can’t stop looking at it! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐Ÿช

Of the sets that appeal to my special interests this topped the listโ€ฆ I would have been so bummed to miss it, but I was fully resigned to that fact because I did not expect new sets for a while. I can’t wait to put this together with Christopher on another date night! ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐ŸŽ€ Marzi ๐ŸŽ€

During the recent effort to remove stuff out of storage and donate what we do not use, I came across my little Marzi. Marzi is my only “true” doll. I do not often post about her because I know that, unlike my teddies and dinos, many people find dolls creepy. ๐Ÿ˜”

So I had to make the decision, either display her properly or donate her no matter how much I love her, because it is a pity to keep such a beautiful, high-end dolly in a bin. I could not bear to part with her, so today I gave her a little TLC!

Her beautiful long hair was clean but a little frizzy so, following online advice, I combed it perfectly, wet it, combed it again, conditioned it, and combed it again.

I read I should let the conditioner dry hard before rinsing, so I did that. She was very patient!

I really love Marzi as much as my teddiesโ€ฆ I wish people didn’t hate dolls so much or find them so creepy but I know it is nothing personal. ๐Ÿ˜… I just love most toys though.

Soufflรฉ kept her company and took selfies with her, I think he might have been flirting though. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

After I rinsed most of the conditioner off Marzi’s hair, Soufflรฉ helped to comb it.

Here’s the end result! These two photos are very similar, but I wanted to properly show the ribbon on Marzi’s hair.

I love how poseable she is. She looks so cute with her little hands behind her back.

Marzi had actually been on display in my library for a long time. But when our partner moved in, I gave up my library (a very small sacrifice for the reward). A ton of my things got moved or donated, but Marzi went into semi-permanent storage. I’m really happy to have her out again.

More LEGO Fun! ๐Ÿ˜„

Today Mwako and I went on another outing! We went to Sawgrass Mills and to lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. In the afternoon, the three of us (Christopher, Mwako and I) put our LEGO sets together! I took some photos which you can see below.

๐ŸŒˆ At The LEGO Store ๐ŸŒˆ

This location had some items I have not seen elsewhere, such as the Pooh set and the treehouse (the latter being very high on my list) as well as some neat sets put together and on display:

They also had these really cool LEGO statues. I loved the Bowser one, I’m a Bowser fan after all:

My biggest reason to want to go to the LEGO store again is that I wanted to create minifigs to represent me, my husband and our partner. They’re not perfect (well, our partner’s turned out pretty damn perfect) but they are hilarious. Mine has freckles so I need to update that at some point. And ideally get me some pants/skirt. Lol. Oh and I accidentally gave Christopher boobies. I was concentrating too hard on finding him a green top and didn’t realize it was a female torso. Whoops! ๐Ÿ˜

I gave my minifig a croissant. She has a helmet but that is okay since Mwako got me a set with a bicycle. Christopher has a pizza and our partner has a toolbox:

๐ŸŒˆ Time To Build! ๐ŸŒˆ

After Christopher got home from work, we sat down to put our sets together:

Mine was a tree with a picnic table, two squirrels, a bicycle and a little gardening cart of sorts!

Some close-ups…

My custom minifig on the bike! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Here are all our sets put together!

Christopher riding his train!

Mwako is taking his aquarium home, of course. I put ours in the game room shelves:

Later this week for date night we will build even more. I can’t wait! It’s probably safe to say I have a new special interest… ๐Ÿ˜… but I can share this one with my husband so it is all the more special.

Old Friend Found

Recently I’ve been sorting a lot of our storage bins. Christopher’s long-lost Littlefoot has been found!

He actually has had him since he was a very little boy, and once chucked him out of the car window during a tantrum, then had an absolute meltdown at this turn of events. ๐Ÿ˜‚ One of his grandparents stopped the car to save him! Littlefoot’s been through a lot of tough love. If real life worked like The Velveteen Rabbit, he’d definitely become real.

New Jurassic World Dominion Friends! ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŒˆ

When I returned from our cruise last week, my Jurassic World Dominion Ultimate Supreme Pyroraptor was waiting for me! Itโ€™s so big! This was one of the two “highest on my list” Dominion items. I’m so glad that I was able to get him!

I havenโ€™t tested it with batteries yet (too busy with work) but wanted to share pics for now. Iโ€™ll share video once I play with him! For now, have one photo out of the box:

His facial expression is super neat, too:

Along with the Pyroraptor, the Imaginext baby dinos also arrived during my absence!

They are now hiding in all sorts of places in my studio. ๐Ÿ˜ I love them!