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Chilling With My Mom Tonight!

Today Iโ€™m at my momโ€™s, until Wednesday night. Itโ€™s my first visit to my mom since starting my new diet and exercise regime so I have to admit, I was worried about this visit. My mom and I snack a lot, we drink a little alcohol too, usually, and I donโ€™t exercise while I’m there. I could not let it happen this time. Iโ€™ve simply worked too hard for what I’ve accomplished.

So, I made sure to get my second walk in before leaving for my momโ€™s, though it ended up being slightly shorter and also a bit too late, enough to get me scolded for being out in the dark for almost an hour. Whoops. ๐Ÿ˜…

But I had fun on this walk. I went to the pet store and took some cute pet photos. First some ferretsโ€ฆ

The bunnies were the cutest though, by far.

I also photographed some of the fishies there:

On the way back, I came across a mother duck with her older brood of ducklings. They had all nested down for the night and I know I got too close. They were immediately on their guard and I felt guilty for having bothered them for my dumb photo. However, as I walked away, they settled down again.

Once at my momโ€™s, we talked for a bit and then she made dinner while I spent as much time as I could on the treadmill, about 30 minutes. In the end I didnโ€™t exceed my calorie goal โ€”by THREE calories! Lolโ€ฆ it was close.

My mom made milanesas. They were perfect!

Tomorrow Iโ€™m going to continue my exercise, even while I’m here. Iโ€™ll still going to be up at 6:20am just like other days, and go walk outside for an hour and a half. I forgot my coffee, so Iโ€™ll be getting breakfast at the gas station on the way back.

Something that has made me very happy is that my art continues to progress well, in spite of literally walking 3 hours a day. I suppose that was downtime for me anyway, in little bursts throughout the day. Instead, my mind now rests while I exercise. My vision gets to rest too. There are truly a lot of advantages to my new regime.

Anyway, goodnight everyone! Hope your week is going well. Weโ€™re almost halfway there โ€”and fall is nearly here!

Butterfly World Visit ๐Ÿฆ‹

Went to Butterfly World today with my mom and husband! I wore Lolita, though pretty casually. Took Chantilly with me since sheโ€™s small:

As expected, I took a multitude of photos:

This flower always gives me a bit of a bad feeling because in Argentina we had huge bushes of it and they were always full of bumblebees which terrified me! ๐Ÿ

Took this one while waiting for Christopher and my mom to come out of the lorikeet area.

I liked looking at the butterflies up close. Their little heads tilt back and forth almost like a puppy being curious. I love critters of all kinds.

Butterfly World is one of my favorite places in the world and itโ€™s changed little over the years which is wonderful. It is so well maintained.

Avocado Toast With Chantilly ๐Ÿฅ‘

Went out to lunch withย my friend Jenย today and the French place was closed. Our original plan was a tea place, which was also closed, making the French place a backup, so we went to an Argentinian bakery that was for some reason cash only on this particular day!! *cries* so in the end we did Metro Diner but itโ€™s so good, I donโ€™t mind it twice in a row!

Then we went to Walmart and I came home to several fun packages. It was an awesome afternoon. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒˆ

Friday RoundUp ๐ŸŽˆ

Greetings, everyone! โ˜€๏ธ I hope you had a great day! Iโ€™m back on some of my good habits โ€”woke up early and showered, and I had a healthier, smaller breakfast compared to my usual debauchery (lol). Hopefully I can keep this up again and also resume my walks. I do really miss them but the heat has been simply unbearable.

Anyway, remember that all you have to do today is your best. Thatโ€™s it! No one elseโ€™s metrics matter. Actual success doesnโ€™t even matter. Do your best and even if you donโ€™t succeed today, you wonโ€™t feel defeated. Remember your best can be different on different days too! So be kind and patient with yourself! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Later in the day I did in fact go on a walk. Chantilly came along!

โ€ชI braved being very much in the vicinity of a bee to take this photo ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ

I went to Target –here are some little things I got. ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿงธ

And also, Iโ€™m just glittery trash. Seriously. I tried this on and put it back because it was like, I canโ€™t. Iโ€™m 36, I canโ€™t wear this… right? ๐Ÿ˜ซ

But it did look good. And it would look good with SO many of my shirts that actually look just terrible with my hoodies although I love those as well. So I caved.

After all, I may be able to get away with it now, but certainly wonโ€™t forever. But heck maybe when Iโ€™m older I just wonโ€™t care? Lol. Itโ€™s at Target if youโ€™re interested, but you have to be petite to wear it. It only goes up to XL.

Later I gathered the nerve to lay down the biggest sticker Iโ€™ve ever had to put down on any surface. It was a XL Redbubble sticker by dragonsandbeasties:

I donโ€™t know how, but there were no bubbles and it is sort of centered! Feeling pretty smug. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Speaking of studio decor, here is the primary colored banner I got at Target for $3.

With all the Purikura, the banner itself looks like a digital decoration, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜…

To wrap up this lovely day, I ordered Scrubyโ€™s for dinner and now Iโ€™m in freaking HEAVEN ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ—

I guess it’s time to wrap up the post, too. Goodnight, everyone!

Finally On The Upswing! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Slowly, I am feeling better. I tried another pair of new socks today, I really like them! โ€ฌโœ๏ธ๐Ÿงฆ

I made myself a kale salad todayโ€ฆ I always end up eating these with my hand for some reason (as long as Iโ€™m alone) because itโ€™s impossible to get it all with the fork.

I always have the first half with my fork, but have to get the rest with my fingers. I donโ€™t know what it is about it but this particular mix of stuff is really hard to eat with an utensil.

Also, I stuck the rainbow eraser I got at Target to my monitor! ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ’•

I know Iโ€™m recovering, because I wanted to have a Doubleshot for the first time in like 3 days!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ

Anyway that’s it for this gathering of odds-and-ends… I have a rat post coming up, though! ๐Ÿ€

At Mom’s Today ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿง‰

Yay, now my TamagotchiOn shows my custom avatar!

More Tama photos…

Mate today!

I’m doodling a lil surprise / belated birthday present for my poor friend Snow whoโ€™s just having a hecking-no-good day at work. Hang in there, Snow!

Also working on a commission!

Megaplex Haul And Other New Things

I’m going to be sharing my Megaplex goodies now, as well as stuff that I received either on the days right before or while I was gone on my trip. So, this post is going to be all over the place. Apologies in advance for that!

Let’s start with my TamagotchiOn… it’s here!! ๐Ÿฅšโœจ

I may wait for the little custom case I ordered to arrive before I play with it though, so it doesn’t get scratched (besides, I have work to catch up on).

Also, my ODU package made it safe and sound!

I was really worried because Christopher said we had a massive storm. I pre-sign my deliveries so theyโ€™ll leave them at the door, and Christopher said it was literally submerged in water! Yet somehow still okay. Very relieved!

This is one of the things that I bought with the birthday monies from June, Yookey and Mwako:

It took some time to arrive but itโ€™s MASSIVE and Iโ€™m so excited to read it!

Ok, now for actual Megaplex haul stuff. First, some of the things I got at the con store, plus the deck of cards we all got as a gift:

As you can see, I also got a lanyard, wristband, the glass (yes they made one) and a wonderful water bottle! My everyday one doesnโ€™t fit in cup holders.

I definitely dropped most of my funds at my friend Kitty (Blankit)’s table!

Not pictured here, but shown earlier, is the handmade bag by Kitty that I proudly carried my stuff in all weekend.

I love this lanyard by owlapin on Instagram SO much!

It brings back fond memories of AC earlier this year, when Sammy was giving everyone wiggly worms.

This wasnโ€™t a purchase, but rather, a wonderful present from my little pizzly bear friend, Snow:

While I would love to whack people with it, Iโ€™d hate to break it. So itโ€™s just my own little furry trash princess wand. Thank you Snow!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

These are goodies from Madshyโ€™s table:

I regretted not getting one of Braidenโ€™s big ass bowsโ€ฆ ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ˜ฉ next time for sure!

Not Megaplex related (I did say this was gonna be all over the place) but, slowly my patches are arriving (I wonโ€™t work on my denim jacket until they are all here). These are from patchmommy and silly_rice_shop on Instagram:

Back to Megaplex stuff, here’s some stickers and a cute button from pomgons, MaryMouse tags (I got a new squirrel one too but didnโ€™t take a photo) a tree star sticker by Sirkus and an absolutely perfect crybaby charm, of now-forgotten origin!

I think the artist was PinkushikaArt on Instagram actually, but I canโ€™t find it on their store? I canโ€™t find anything else I bought from them either, though, so it has to be this.

On more official goods, hereโ€™s my shirt and an AWESOME pin!!

Props to Megaplex staff for doing a pin this year. It looks great! Here’s a close-up:

Got some stickers from my birthday buddy Colby!! Thank you Colby!! ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿฆ” ๐Ÿฆ–

One more nerd badge by Madshy, this one is a little gift for a very dear friend who is not a furry, but who appreciates ferrets:

I forgot to include this patch when posting my Crayola Store stuff the other day:

Many thanks to WirehedLaboratories on Instagram for these quality pins!!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Another great Dealer’s Den find were these Tama goodies by hellocutecumber on Instagram:

Couple more patches! The heart shaped one is by richlovefinds on Instagram, and the other one is by thinkpatch on Etsy!

I also got this most excellent birthday present from my friends Henry and KB:

Surely Christopher will loathe it, which makes it 1000% better! ๐Ÿ‘Œ Win-win. I canโ€™t wait to see his face when he gets home. ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you guys!! ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ

Finally… stickers from kikivonbubbles are here!! Definitely some of the most risquรฉ stickers I ever dare put on my stuff ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Iโ€™m pretty selective as to what I put some of these on, for, err, obvious reasons, but I love them. Thanks always for the freebie, Kiki!

OH, OH!! Right as I was leaving and saying goodbye toย Madshy and Braiden, Braiden came running after me to give me this lovely as a b-day present!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸŒˆ Iโ€™m naming her Chantilly! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฌโ€ฌ

That’s all I have to share for now. It was a lot! ๐Ÿ˜…