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A Super Fun Weekend! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿš‚โœจ๐Ÿšฒ

This weekend, Christopherโ€™s mom is visiting us. Weโ€™ve already had a lot of fun โ€”the three of us together, but also Iโ€™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 theyโ€™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 Iโ€™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 Turrรณn with me:

Here are some photos of our little picnic. I really was in heaven, and hardly anyone was around, I didnโ€™t feel embarrassed to have Turrรณn 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 didnโ€™t disappoint.

Christopher building the track.

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 โ€œfit and sitโ€.

Hereโ€™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 couldnโ€™t wait for it to cool down:

Then we played Mille Bornes. Kotoko wouldnโ€™t stop lovingly headbutting Christopher, she was being so adorable that I kept missing my turn with the cards:

I guess thatโ€™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.

A Little Update ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒˆ

It’s been a while! I’ve had a few drafts sitting for some time… Last week I really just worked too much, and then had to pack for our Sebastian visit. A lot of stuff accumulated, so my updates will be a little disjointed and spread out among a bunch of posts of varying substance (this one doesn’t have much.) ๐Ÿ˜…

Here’s a colorful little snack I had the other day (I’m also officially out of extra coffee, so I’m sleeping properly again, haha):

As I mentioned offhandedly in a previous post, Tomoyo has asthma. We’ve purchased the device to give her the medicine (via inhalers, which have also been ordered and are in the way). In the meantime, I am trying my hardest to get her used to it by giving her treats with it, so she gets used to having it near her face:

Kotoko has been slowing down lately… we think she is feeling her age. She seems to grow more affectionate with every passing year,

This photo is from before I went shopping for groceries and for a present for Grandma’s birthday last week. It was my first time wearing that onesie by ODU. I like it a lot, it’s one of my new faves!

That’s it for this post, I’m moving on to my other drafts… hopefully fully catching up today!

High Tea With Tostito ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ’•โœจโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

A bunch of my birthday things got delayed due to COVID and other things, hence why Iโ€™ve continued to post about them two weeks later. Yesterday was the last one. Finally got to see my mom in law, who took us to Tea Time as a belated birthday treat. I was happy to see that the place was still there with all that has been going on… We discovered it when Madiโ€™s Tea Garden closed down, and I couldnโ€™t believe our luck at the time. I really hope it survives the pandemic. ๐Ÿ™

I wore Lolita yesterday for the first time since March:

I took Tostito along on his first outing! ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿง€ He is so adorable. Iโ€™m really really glad I bought him and his knitted sweater is too cute. ๐Ÿ’•

The first photo I took was actually hijacked by my mom in law… lol

Here is a photo of Tostito with our tiered tray of goodies:

Me, Tostito, my husband Christopher and my sweet mom in law, Tabby. She spoils us every time she visits. ๐Ÿฅฐ

This was my favorite photo of Tostito because he looks like heโ€™s casually leaning against the table.

I was actually really surprised we could go at all. It was unplanned, and we didnโ€™t make a reservation, I didnโ€™t know if it would be open. I called before their opening hours just to see if there was any chance of an opening (you normally have to make a reservation, which I believe is mostly so they will have food prepped for your service.) Somehow it worked out.

Only thing that could have made it better would have been for my sister in law to be there. It was too bad she didnโ€™t come along on this visit, but she lives and works many hours away. I actually didnโ€™t even know she really liked high tea, until my mom in law mentioned it, and that especially made her not being there for it a really big bummer… I hope we will have another chance soon.

Last photo of Tostito:

After that we went to Petco, where I got another tank for the snails (Iโ€™m up to four… hah…) ๐Ÿ˜… and a log for them to hide under. Then we went to Publix for dinner stuff and I also got the snail greens for the week. Christopher demanded that I do all of this without going home to change first, because he rarely gets to see me wearing my dresses these days. It wasnโ€™t so bad. I protested a lot, but the truth is that I dress so outlandish every day, that it made it a lot easier. I did get stopped or commented on around seven times while at Publix and it was always so sweet and nice, that it was really encouraging. Honestly, were it not for the heat, I wouldnโ€™t mind wearing it more often.

Later two good friends came over. We drank a little and played cards after dinner, but I called it a night early. Too tired, too sleepy. I still feel tired and sleepy now, and even a little depressed.

Not sure why, other than being at Tea Time reminded me of when I was there on my last birthday, that time with our friends, and some really upsetting stuff happened that I had to force myself not to react to, but which really stuck with me. ๐Ÿ˜ž

I had to hear some really insensitive things as well as some really deeply disturbing ones, all from someone I considered a close friend, on my birthday no less, and I remember being in the front seat of the car as some of these things were being said, just sitting there in stunned silence trying not to cry, while Christopher pumped gas, unaware until later of what had been going on. It wasnโ€™t stuff about me, and it was mostly jokes, but it was so horrible and disturbing and affected me so much at the time, that I canโ€™t forget it. Probably because of other upsetting things that had been said earlier, too, though those were to my face.

It’s just… sucky. I’m trying to make so many changes to my social life online and offline to get away from situations and relationships that are bad for me. But it all seems to follow me. Not directly I suppose, but it seems impossible to fully get away, fully block it out.

Iโ€™m gonna try to get today going. Shower, do my chores, maybe eat better today, drink more water… I bet if I can get some drawing done Iโ€™ll shake this funk somehow.

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:

And I Say Hey! ๐ŸŒˆ

Hi guys! How was your day? Today I had a Zoom chat with my mom for a couple of hours, then worked on both commercial and non-commercial commissions.

Later I relaxed working on my journal while watching Arthur. It was a very rainy day, I enjoyed listening to the rain while I worked.

In the late afternoon the rain stopped, and I caught this squirrel lounging like this on the fence. Looks uncomfortable but it was so relaxed. Watched it getting in and out of this position twice, doing a happy stretch once. Adorable!

In the evening I fed the snails as their “day” began:

How about you, what did you do today?

Trying To Stay Cheerful ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ

Apologies, I meant to post all this yesterday but Iโ€™m still catching up. Yesterday I worked a ton on the overdue pages of my planner. I am still printing and gluing photos to it but I think Iโ€™ll be done with 2019 today!

Iโ€™ve slowly been catching up to things I wanted to accomplish, such as finishing my patch jacket, and my red overalls (and quite a few others, with more patches) as well as my journals. I watched Arthur for hours while working on it. Itโ€™s such a charming show.

I took the photo below yesterday during a bad storm. Rosie was with me for comfort (hers? mine? who knows). Rosie is missing an eye but she doesnโ€™t mind. Although she has no depth perception. Lol