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A Super Fun Weekend! 🌈🚂✨🚲

This weekend, Christopher’s mom is visiting us. We’ve already had a lot of fun —the three of us together, but also I’ve had fun with Christopher and by myself too.

Last night we went to Nami Sushi for dinner. I had the Buddha Tofu as usual and a Thai iced tea. It was very good:

The only bad thing is that, while they’ve had an excellent track record of caution during COVID, they rather overfilled their tiny restaurant with a massive party that sat right behind us. They were loud and obnoxious and I truly felt unsafe; I think the most unsafe I’ve felt in any situation since COVID started.

The next day, having made preparations the day prior, I woke up very early, at 6:30am. By 8:00am I was out and going on quite a long ride, almost another 20 miles. But this time I had a book, a picnic of onigiri and chocolate covered raisins, water, a thick picnic blanket, and a stuffed friend. I brought Turrón with me:

Here are some photos of our little picnic. I really was in heaven, and hardly anyone was around, I didn’t feel embarrassed to have Turrón with me. My onigiri was really good, too.

I took this particular photo at the same time as the photo above. But this one is a selfie, of course:

On the way home, I had a treat! The cow (actually, bull/steer?) that I always see on this field was right by the fence this time. He was really friendly! Someone gave him an apple, but he had already eaten it.

After I got home and showered, we all went to a Pho place for lunch. I had some tofu and a mango bubble tea. I liked the restaurant a lot, so I expect we will be back. I brought Circo along this time, for a cute picture:

Once home we relaxed on the couch, watched some TV… Christopher had a coffee. Tomoyo was being very cuddly and I was able to snap a couple of shots while she kneaded my stomach:

The most fun of the evening came after this. Christopher finally opened all the wooden train and train set parts he received. I had some trains of my own. I was really looking forward to this experience and it didn’t disappoint.

Coffee Cake was with me. He really enjoyed having his own little train.

The cats were just all over everything, as cats do. Kotoko was particularly affectionate this evening:

Tomoyo ran around harassing everyone, including Kotoko who just wanted to “fit and sit”.

Here’s Kotoko looking at the trains:

And Tomoyo’s reaction:

After we were done playing for the night, I went to do chores and Tabby and Christopher cooked amazingly delicious manicotti. I burned my mouth because it was so good I couldn’t wait for it to cool down:

Then we played Mille Bornes. Kotoko wouldn’t stop lovingly headbutting Christopher, she was being so adorable that I kept missing my turn with the cards:

I guess that’s all for this post. I tried to be brief, I am very tired… oh I did order my first Atelier game for the Switch today… I am super excited about that. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far. Goodnight, everyone.

Sweet Puffs And Other Things

I barely go out at all now, so I try to have fun with my outfits even if it’s just to go to the grocery store. I really like how this one came out:

After grocery shopping, we took a little break!

I found these berry flavored puffs at Broward Meat & Fish. They taste just like some I had almost 20 years ago when I lived in Argentina. It was so wonderful to taste them again!

I leave you with a slimy friend:

Date Night Fun And A New Friend!

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a nice day. Christopher and I had our date night yesterday, and we enjoyed playing with this I Spy book. Christopher bought it for us to play together after @maplesadventures_ reminded him of them. It was really fun!

Today, Turrón arrived, and she’s even more beautiful than I hoped!

I know, I know… too many bears recently… I won’t lie, I’ve done a fair amount of retail therapy, I feel like absolute garbage, I miss my friends, my mom, my sis in law, my mom in law. I miss the park, I miss the coffee shop and the stores I frequent on my walks. I’ve slowly managed to put out of my mind the canceled/postponed things like the musical, the Tampa trip, the cruise, and if I’m honest, very likely Megaplex as well, I mean, I can hope, but a part of me doesn’t want to hope for anything for this year. It’s less painful that way.
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I’m sure I’ll regain a sense of normalcy soon, I’m very adaptable, but all of this kinda happened right when a particularly brutal PMS began, and now I’m just waiting for my cramps to come so I can have peace again, then my mood will stabilize and my headaches will go away.
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I’ve had a few bad art days (I still call them that despite finishing at least one commission a day, it just doesn’t feel like enough progress). I’m the queen of “If you’re a professional you don’t wait for inspiration” and I stand by this still. But it’s been a tough couple of weeks, so if you’re waiting for stuff from me, be it personal commissions, trades or commercial work, please know it’s coming, just a tad slower than usual.
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The good thing is, these slumps always precede massive output, at least for me, regardless of what caused them. So be prepared for that!

Anyway, something really wonderful about Turrón is that her ears are a little poseable! I just love her so much. I can’t wait to take my new bears on outings.

Meanwhile… sad little bears (and kittens and donkeys) just want to go outside again. 💔 From left to right, Coffee Cake, Fish ‘n Chips, Franklin, and Bizcocho.

To cheer up, I ordered mini donuts from @minidonutworld! Loved them!! Perfect PMS treat 👌 Turrón liked them too!

They were so, so cute!! 🍩💕✨🌈 And I have five left for tomorrow.