torachan: onoda sakamichi from yowamushi pedal with a huge smile (onoda smile)
1. I 100% prefer having my regular days off being split up to the more traditional five days of work, two days off set-up, but I have to say, it's really nice having two days off in a row occasionally! So many times today I just remembered that I have tomorrow off, too, and it was such a great feeling.

2. We took a load of cans and bottles over to the recycling plant and got $26! Not bad.

3. We used some of that cash to buy doughnuts tonight at DK's (they're cash only) and now there are doughnuts for breakfast tomorrow.

4. It's gotten to be pretty chilly weather again, almost too chilly! But I'm glad that really hot day a week or so ago was just a one-off and not the start of summer. I'm not ready for heat yet! (Or ever.)

5. Look at this sweetie Jasper all curled up and innocent looking!

torachan: john from homestuck looking shocked (john shocked)
1. I posted manga! I really wasn't expecting to have that back from the typesetter so soon, so that was a nice surprise.

2. Not only is tomorrow my usual day off, but I have Friday off as well! We are going to see a baseball game Friday night, so I was already planning to get off early, but then I thought, well, let me just see if I can take the whole day off, and there's not anything major going on, so I can!

3. We had gyoza and edamame for dinner. I never make them from scratch, just buy the bag of frozen ones, so it's really a pretty easy meal to make, and so delicious.

4. Look at this sweet sleepy Chloe!

torachan: close-up of a sleepy kitten face (sleepy molly)
1. We had strawberries with whipped cream after dinner tonight and they were so good! The first really tasty berries of the season, I think.

2. I got another chapter of manga finished up tonight. I have several chapters out for typesetting, so hopefully one of those will be ready to post soon.

3. Last night and tonight I got in a lot of cuddling with Molly. She often comes up on my desk for pettings, but sometimes finds it hard to calm down and just get petted, but both nights she lay down on my desk and I was able to cuddle her as I petted and gave her lots of tummy scritchings too.

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1. I got my hair cut today! Haven't got it cut since early February, so it was getting really shaggy and annoying, but as usual I was dragging my feet about actually doing it. I'm so glad to finally get it done, though!

2. I had a pretty relaxing day off. Did some housework and translation and just chilled out.

3. I also played a little bit of Zelda, though not much. I decided I want to concentrate on farming stuff to upgrade my armor, so I wasn't doing anything super exciting. I haven't really been using the camera function much, but I figured it would be helpful to set a tracker for whatever I'm trying to farm at the moment, so I did get it out and take pictures of a few things. I needed like forty electric Lizalfos tails, lol. Thankfully those guys are all over the place in the desert so I'm down to just needing like ten more. I also got one more shrine quest done in the desert while I was there, and accidentally stumbled across another shrine, too. Just twelve shrines left to go!

4. Carla took a picture of me with Jasper. :)

torachan: palmon smiling (palmon)
1. Super hectic weekend at work, following a super hectic week, so I'm reeeeeeeally glad for my day off tomorrow!

2. I was worn out after work but still managed to get a chapter of manga translated tonight.

3. I love the way Chloe likes to chill with her arms stretched out like this.

torachan: brandon flowers of the killers with the text "some beautiful boy to save you" (some beautiful boy to save you)
1. It was really hot today, but it looks like it's supposed to drop down a lot tomorrow and even more as the week goes on. (And at least I was at work in the air conditioning while it was hot!)

2. We've been trying to get back into the habit of taking a walk every night and have taken one every day for over a week. I'm really hoping we can keep this up.

3. Look at these two cutie snugglers!

torachan: onoda sakamichi from yowamushi pedal with a huge smile (onoda smile)
1. Season 5 of Arrested Development was announced! I know season 4 was far from universally liked, but I loved it, so I'm really looking forward to another Netflix season.

2. As of today I've read 24 books this year, so I went ahead and changed my goal on Goodreads from 30 to 40.

3. I didn't end up having to go in to work at all today!

4. I didn't play much Zelda, but I did do the Yiga Clan hideout quest, so now I can do my last divine beast if I want to, though I will probably hold off for a while and do a bit more side-questing and shrine-searching, just because having all four divine beasts done seems so final.

5. Molly got up on the top bookshelf last night and I got lots of super cute pics of her exploring, including this one with Mr Meeseeks (sadly blurry, though). I moved him to a different shelf after taking the picture, though, so he didn't get knocked down.

torachan: an avatar of me done scott pilgrim style (scott pilgrim style me)
1. Posted the second-to-last chapter of Himegoto! I can't believe it's almost done.

2. The ebook of volume one of Fulldrum was released today so we finally have good copies to work from and a proper cover illustration and such, yay. (Sadly we are almost certainly going to get ahead of the tankobon release again, considering this has only six chapters, but oh well.)

3. Work was super busy today, and working Thursday completely screwed with my sense of what day it is, but it looks like I can (mostly) take tomorrow off. I have to go in around closing to help lock up, but other than that shouldn't have to go it. (Hopefully.)

4. This Chloe tongue!!

torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
1. We were maybe looking at some car repairs that could have cost around $700, but it didn't end up being that bad and was only $200, plus they washed the car before giving it back to us. Considering I have not gotten around to washing the car a single time since we bought it over a year ago, I'm pretty happy about that. XD (And also really happy about it not costing as much as we'd feared!)

2. I have to go to work tomorrow even though it's supposed to be my day off, but I can go in a little later if I want, so there's that at least.

3. Finally got the second to last chapter of Himegoto translated, so hopefully I can get that posted in the next few days.

4. I love this picture of Jasper so much. The little furless patch on his chin!

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This Jasper cat is such a cutie!

torachan: tavros from homestuck dressed as pupa pan (pupa pan)
1. I felt kind of groggy earlier in the day, so I didn't really get a lot done, but I did get some translating done this evening, and also posted some manga, so I feel good about that.

2. We got pizza for dinner and it was delicious.

3. I played a bit of Zelda tonight and got like four or five shrines done. One of them was the one where you have to ride a deer to the shrine pedestal to make it open up and I had tried before to catch a deer with no luck, and then today I decided to go at night in my Sheikah armor so I'd be stealthy and also have the night speed up bonus, and I was just running along and leapt off a cliff right onto the back of a buck! Without even meaning to! I saw there were a bunch of deer below me and noticed one of them was a buck (the only kind of deer that will work for the quest) and meant to land next to him and try to mount, but I just supremely lucked out and landed right on him. XD And I have my stamina maxed out so it was easy to tame him once I was on, and then I just trotted over to the shrine pedestal and tada!

4. I hardly ever get all three cats in one photo, because Molly is usually off doing her own thing (or if she and Chloe are together, Jasper is somewhere else), but I snapped a quick shot of them together today.

torachan: a kitten looking out the window (chloe in window)
1. Day off tomorrow! I'm probably going to have to work straight through to Saturday this week instead of having my usual day off on Thursday, so I will enjoy tomorrow by doing nothing and relaxing.

2. I got a one-shot posted that I have been working on for yeeeeeeears. So glad to finally get it finished up and posted!

3. I love the way Chloe has her paws folded here!

torachan: my glitch character (glitch)
1. Work was really, really stressful today but I think stuff got sorted out and hopefully it's going to work out okay.

2. I finished a book I'd been reading since February, so that felt like a big accomplishment.

3. I don't have to stay at work until closing tomorrow, but I don't have to go in early, either. The sweet spot!

4. Look at this! He's almost as big as her!

torachan: ryu from kimi ni todoke eating ramen (ramen)
1. As much as I don't like having to stay all the way until closing, it was nice to have a lazy morning and go in late. And I can do it again tomorrow!

2. Today Carla stopped by a Little Library while she was out running errands and spotted a book she thought I might like, and it turned out to be one I'd had on my wishlist for a while, so now I know what I'm going to read next.

3. We got Taco Bell for dinner and tried their new crispy chicken chips, which are basically thin chicken nuggets in triangle shapes to look like chips, and they come with cheese sauce like nachos. They're really good!

4. Jasper has grown so much since we brought him home, but he still hasn't grown into his ears!

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1. I really, really love this vacuum we got a few months ago. Since we got it, I've been vacuuming once a week and it's so easy! I was never able to invest in a really good vacuum before, but it makes such a huge difference.

2. I only played Zelda for a little bit today, but I finally got both the snowboots and sandboots. I love Link's interaction with skeevy boot guy, lol. Now I can explore more easily!

3. I love when Molly gets all curled up!

torachan: arale from dr slump dressed in a penguin suit and smiling (arale penguin)
1. Got a call back from the vet this morning and Jasper's stool sample came back negative for any parasites or other nasty stuff, so that's good. They gave us a course of medicine that can help bowel inflamation, so we'll see that through and see if it helps at all, and also try to limit the types of food and brands he's eating and see if there's anything he's particularly sensitive to. (I still can't believe he weighs almost ten pounds! I knew he was growing a lot, but damn!)

2. I have six days of sleeping in ahead of me! There's someone on vacation for a couple weeks, so I have to adjust my schedule slightly to cover for her here and there, which means I have to stay later, but also means I can go in later. I really want to get back on a sleep schedule of going to bed a little earlier and waking up earlier, but in the meantime, being able to sleep in is nice.

3. Look at this sweet Chloe face!

torachan: a cartoon bear eating a large sausage (magical talking bear prostitute)
We took Jasper to the vet tonight to get him checked out. He seems really healthy otherwise, but still has soft poops all the time. :( The doctor confirmed that he seems very healthy, which is good! She gave us another deworming pill, and some other medicine to try, and they're going to do a stool sample and see what they can see.

I wasn't sure how he would do with the pill (the other time we got him dewormed was a liquid) but they had pill pockets you could take home, so I grabbed a couple of those and he just gobbled it right up.

He is almost ten pounds, can you believe it? I think the girls were barely ten pounds when they were a year old, much less six months, so he is going to end up way bigger than them.

Here is my sweetie guy the other day in the laundry basket.

torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
1. Today was a pretty nice day off. I got some housework done in the morning, scanned a couple chapters of Gunjo, translated a chapter of You Will Hear the Voice of the Dead, and did a little bit of translation on some other stuff, read a few chapters in both the books I'm currently reading, and played Zelda for several hours.

2. Zeldaaaaaaaaa. Oh man, I had a great time with the game today. I just happened to be on the north side of Hyrule Castle and thought, let me just look around and see if there's an easy way in here, because I would like to explore the castle some. And there was an easy way in, and I explored the castle a TON. It is huuuuuuuge. I killed a bunch of guardians and got enough gears to finally buy the third piece of ancient armor (and almost enough to upgrade the hat or the pants another level - the shirt is already at max). I got a ton of royal guard weapons, which let me complete a quest I'd had forever. Also got the recipe quest completed. And picked up enough lizalfos tails to upgrade one more piece of Zora gear. Oh, and I fought a blue lynel in the castle, too. I kind of just stumbled on him, haha. I got the memory in Zelda's tower, too. I think I'll do other stuff now for a while, but I probably will go in and explore one more time before going in for reals to get Ganon. I really didn't expect the castle to be as large as it is, but like everything in the game, it is way bigger than previous installments of the series.

3. The cats really outdid themselves with cuteness today. Look at these sweetie cuddlers!

torachan: close-up of a sleepy kitten face (sleepy molly)
1. Day off tomorrow!

2. It rained a bit more this afternoon, but it looks like the rain is over for a few days. However! It's supposed to rain a bit more later in the week, so I hope that happens. And even if it doesn't, I'm enjoying the return to chillier weather.

3. I played a bit of Zelda tonight after work. I've almost completed the Tarry Town quest. My town is looking so built up! Since the Gerudo area was the last place I went, once I sent the Gerudo lady to Tarry Town, I was able to get the other two really quickly since I'd already met them long ago and knew where they were.

4. Lately Molly has been preferring the higher shelf in the laundry area, and a couple days ago she knocked down a towel so that it was hanging down, and I hadn't bothered to fold it back up again. Then tonight she decided to perch on the lower shelf and now she has a nice curtain to give her a safe, hidden spot, so I'm glad I didn't move the towel!

torachan: jason momoa/ronon smiling (ronon)
1. It's raining! It actually started sprinkling earlier when we were out taking an after dinner walk, but thankfully it was just a tiny bit then and we didn't really get wet. Carla had closed all the windows earlier because it was cold, but I opened the one by my desk a couple hours ago to air out the room after one of the cats pooped, so now I'm just sitting here enjoying the sound of the rain. :D

2. It's only one week into the month and I've already finished translating two chapters, both of which are from series I wasn't able to get a release done for last month, so I feel good about that.

3. So many people have been sick at work lately with some sort of terrible flu that has them out for days, but so far I have not felt sick at all. I did get a flu shot a few months ago, so I hope that will protect me! (That plus my general good luck of never getting the flu. I get colds, but not flu, and would like to keep it that way.)

4. Lately Jasper's favorite spot has been in the corner of the love seat. There's a permanent kitty nest made from a comfy blanket right next to him, but he seems to like the non-nesty part right now. XD

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