July 16th, 2020



The big news for today is that Flurry is not a penguin, but a white hamster. This reminds me of one of my very favorite parts in all of Miraculous (in Chat Blanc when he says, "And we can get a hamster--you've always wanted one"), so I'm very happy about it. We also have Graham, who is a golden-orangey-brown hamster, so that's two hamsters! ...And three penguins, so the penguins are still winning, but that's okay, because we also have a ladybug umbrella and a ladybug rug.

Other than that...we spent most of the day puttering around on Animal Crossing (we spent an inordinate amount of time trying to see if we could get a rare(r) fish on a different island) and watching TV. We're still at a point where basically being couch potatoes all day doesn't make us feel like we're wasting our lives...I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I mean, it's probably not good to be totally okay with sitting around all day, but in a sense it could maybe be good because we actually do have the opportunity to get the brain relaxation we've needed for so long? ...I don't even know what I'm saying. Clearly I still need to rest my brain.

But! we also finally opened the mystery package, which did in fact have ocarinas. Oh my goodness, the ladybug one is so cute! And we're really buckling down with taking turns playing Ring Fit Adventure (so far we're at three days in a row!), so maybe while one of us is exercising the other one can practice one of the obscure musical instruments we keep collecting until we get to a point where we're actually okay at them!

Today I'm thankful for getting to see the finale of Fuller House, finally having all our neighbors on our island, getting to see Rocco and Aurora getting along, the really cool pirate rug we got from Gulivarrr, and getting a mermaid tiara from Pascal.