A Good Wednesday ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿš‚

I got a lot done today! I exercised, worked on commissions, studied for the citizenship test, did housework, and zoomed with my mom. I also finally finished Ignisโ€™ route in Cafรฉ Enchantรฉ . It was a nice balance of angstiness and sweetness. So it was a pretty good day.

My snack area looked cute today so I took a photo:

In the afternoon, a MASSIVE box was delivered. It was my new Thomas Wooden Railway Deluxe Roundhouse! I donโ€™t know what I expected but I wasnโ€™t expecting such an enormous box.

I put the batteries in and tested it. The noises that were made when you pushed the side button were cute enough, if a little low… but my biggest surprise was when I drove James inside! The engines make noise coming in and out:

This video is actually from “the future” but In added it to this post retroactively.

I was besides myself with delight!

I took a couple photos of Kotoko earlier. She was being so cute sleeping on Christopherโ€™s pillow:

Her medicine came today. I think sheโ€™s already feeling better. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tomorrow is finally date night and I canโ€™t wait to play trains with Christopher. Iโ€™ve been waiting all week!

Fitness Log For 3/17 ๐ŸŽถ

From now on, DDR is part of my exercise plan! ๐Ÿ’ƒ I struggled as to how to count the calories. DDR normally only burns a moderate amount of calories –but you’ve not seen ME play DDR. ๐Ÿ˜…

Basically, I am an ineffective, terrible mess. I don’t step on the arrows, I jump on them, and when there are no arrows to step on, I hop, excitedly, in the center. I never stop moving, and in 20 minutes I am dripping sweat down my face and back, even though I can ride my bike 20 miles and you know, it’s a workout, but I’m fine.

When I compare the way I play DDR to other exercise I’ve done, the only other one in which I am constantly jumping like a crazy person and left feeling like my soul is going to leave my body, is jumping rope. So I’m going to count this exercise as that. I’m well aware that a normal person playing DDR would not burn that amount of calories… but again, I play very particularly… let’s just sat there is a reason I do this home alone (and yeah –we have a machine in the house, if you didn’t know, but I think most of my friends know.)

Today I did two bursts of approximately 15 minutes each, so I feel confident deducting 250 calories.

CW: Calorie counting and weight tracking after the cut. Please do not proceed if you have an eating disorder and/or find posts of this sort triggering.


A Snell ๐ŸŒ (And Other Stuff)

I finally finished catching up with old posts! Last few days have mostly been working on commissions, studying for the citizenship test, and getting stuff done around the house.

A week or so ago I went to Hobby Lobby and found a rare snail figure. I tend to snag them when I can. He now sits in the snail book shelf:

Isn’t he a cutie?

I’m terribly excited because my new Thomas roundhouse is coming today. Buying on OfferUp makes me nervous…I really hope it’s not damaged, and that the sound works. Hopefully all is good with it so we can play with it tomorrow.

I’m looking forward to date night. I’ll have my roundhouse, Christopher will have his new special locomotive that reacts to special cards, and I have a few little houses and such to decorate the town with.

I’m also so, so excited about our upcoming trip. I have a new bag to wake on this trip specifically:

It is neither too big nor too small, it just about fits my iPad and necessities. And it not as toddler-y as other Thomas bags out there.

Anyway it’s almost time to Zoom with my mom so I have to cut this short. Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!