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โœจ Lotsa Goodies โœจ

Okay I just finished a commission and it’s not too late so I think I can complete this post before bed!

We went to a game store on Saturday. Christopher allowed me to pick one cheap “kiddy” game for our date nights. I already have (and love) Kingdomino so I could not resist Dragomino by the same makers because… BABY DRAGONS. And, this time they had Takenoko, which I’d only seen the expansions for before. So we got that also:

Before visiting the game store, I spent a long time in a thrift shop since there was a social-distancing related wait to go into the game store anyway –and BOY did I score in there! Everything was half off, from already stupidly cheap prices. I spent less than $8.00 in everything.

I got some colorful furry-ish socks for myself, and several baby caps for my bears:

Also, even though I am no longer part of any organized religion, I still have both a soft spot and a great interest in anything religious that is geared towards children. This book was free (nice copy from 1964) so I took it.

It’s not as interesting as most “childhood indoctrination” books, which I now seek, but rather a sweet little collection of stories about Jesus, beautifully illustrated.

For such an old book, it is in beautiful condition.

At the Vero Beach Book Store, I got two “Gummy Bear” clip-ons, three lovely bookmarks (lenticular bookmarks are my favorite) and a book I’ve long wanted to read, Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain:

But here… now here is the best find. This was actually from the thrift shop, but I wanted to leave it for last.

This utter beauty, brand new in sealed bag and still protected with foam, was $7.99, but 50% off that price. It’s small, just right for my dear little bears. I couldn’t believe how utterly beautiful it was for the price, the condition, just. All of it. I was happier about this than anything else I got this weekend.

Already Dijon took possession of it, at least for now. Doesn’t she look adorable sitting on it? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•โœจ๐Ÿ’•โœจ

Other than these outings, I did get a lot of commission work during our stay and even worked on some gift art for my friend. Overall it was a wonderful weekend. I’m looking forward to working on the current chapter of Meganeea again tomorrow and perhaps even illustrating it during the week.

I will be having Hoppi dropped off tomorrow for my refund. Still awaiting Cabbage Rose (whose name will be Mignon) whom I know I will love, and a cheaper bear that tugged at my heart strings nonetheless. He will be named Barley. I’ve made necklaces for both already.

Now I have to decide which bear I’ll sleep with tonight… maybe Mudpie? ๐Ÿค”

It’s Animal Crossing Time!!

Itโ€™s here!! Iโ€™m gonna wait for my husband to get home though.

Animal Crossing is pretty significant to us. The first game we played together early in our dating days! We would lay in bed together playing and itโ€™s a really good memory for us. So I prefer to wait for him. ๐Ÿ’–

Meanwhile, sunflowers continue to bloom. ๐ŸŒป Theyโ€™re not exactly as what was advertised on the package… but well, theyโ€™re Dollar Tree sunflower seeds.

(Dijon is pretty photogenic):

Meet Dijon! ๐ŸŒท

Today I got such an incredible surprise in the mail! I knew my friend Mwako, a fellow furry, had sent me a Charlie Bears Direct package, but I didnโ€™t know what it might be. It was, of course, a little lion, just like Mwako himself!

I had the name Dijon reserved for another stuffie thatโ€™s coming in the mail, but this wee gal was so perfect, she took hold of that name with both little paws and I had to concede. I really utterly adore her and sheโ€™s the first Charlie Bear Iโ€™ve ever received that has been 100% a surprise. Thank you, Mwako!