Last Couple of Days! πŸ„

The last two days have been interesting. πŸ‘€ πŸ’¦ Where to begin…

I broke the washing machine by trying to wash a coir mat in it. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ The washing machine is now (likely? hopefully?!) fixed but still disassembled. We’ll put it back together this weekend.

We are also getting a new microwave delivered because ours broke… that is also happening this weekend.

I worked a bunch more on the porch (hellish under the Florida heat) 😫 and I’ve spent the whole week adjusting the descriptions on my remaining FA submissions (over 1,000). Since I used the FA feature of adding a footer to everything automatically I still have to remove my extra footer that was originally written manually on every submission. I’m also using the chance to remove any outdated information. That has been a grueling, boring, repetitive, mind-numbing job. But it’s almost done, I expect to be done in about two more hours.

Yesterday I got to go to the local Asian market again, and also to Publix, where Christopher let me get this new buddy for my library:

After that we had our date night dinner, which was wonderful! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• Hamburger steak with mashed potatoes and I’m excited to have leftovers tonight. We played Animal Crossing and I had a little wine. It was a lovely evening though I fell asleep quite fast. I couldn’t even stay awake to watch anime.

Date night snack while playing Animal Crossing!

I haven’t posted any OOTD’s here yet because I’ve kinda lost my oomph with them, temporarily I’m sure, but it’s a direct result of 1) being too busy reorganizing and deleting my social media 2) not going anywhere 3) not being on Instagram anymore. My selfie thing was a bit excessive and a bit unhealthy (for me). So, I don’t see this as a negative. But I’d like to upload at least a 2-3 OOTD’s a week once I am done with this online β€œreset”.

Oh, one last thing. My friend Nero mentioned an old anime called Bannertail: The Story of Gray Squirrel, which is itself based upon a book by Ernest Thompson Seton. Now, this writer is celebrated but quite problematic (some serious issues of appropriation of Native American culture, but he was born in 1860, so you know, a quite different time. He seemed to be fascinated with it in a positive manner, but in a manner that is regardless as cringy as it gets.)

Anyway, this man seems to have written some very interesting animal books, so I ordered three of them. Bannertail, Monarch, The Big Bear of Tallac, and The Biography of a Grizzly.

I’m hoping the less-than-ideal content in these books, if any, is not too prevalent or bad, though this hardly keeps me from reading anything (I have some seriously messed-up stuff by today’s standards in my library… since I collect antique children’s books and you would be shocked at the amount of casual racism books had a hundred years ago or so. You think well, it’s to be expected, but some of it is really terrible, and in those cases I keep the books for the sake of them being a gross curiosity, but they don’t become something I enjoy re-reading.)

I’ll post an update about those books once they arrive!