Yep. I caved and bought Animal Crossing New Horizons. Honestly it was a game I wanted. I really liked the game cube one and haven’t played animal crossing since college years ago.
Instead – I was on Maple Story, The Sims 4, Wartunes and other games like those with local and long distance friends. I didn’t plan to buy Animals Crossing so soon. But my niece and nephew came to visit and I thought it would be a good way to keep them occupied. Sadly it didn’t finish downloading until the very last day they were here. Booo…. 😭 Darn Slow 🐌 network 😑.! At last we got to play together for the day.
And again when I went to visit them. ♥️
After watching me play Dad decided to try because he was interested in the fishing aspect 🎣 😄. Okay I cohereseded him a bit.
One of my sisters also decided to make a house on my Island. She wanted to try the game before buying it. That eventually got my mom interested in trying the game as well.
My island development and game play was very slow due to lack of experience. ➕ I stopped playing for a while when dad passed away suddenly at the end of April due to heart failure. 💔
I couldn’t say it any better Freckles…. 💔💔
My mom lost interest in the game. I however found that playing this game and my dad’s character oddly gave me peace. Oddly it really helped me grieve, mourn, and gave me some form of closure. Strange as it may be. Playing my dad’s character helps me feel close to him even though he is no longer here.
My island has a long way to go. I am spending lots of extra time crafting and swimming mainly staying in the month of April. I sometimes wonder, if I am the only one who has done this? Meaning -Played a family members in a game character or game who is no longer with you?
It still feels unrealistic that he’s gone…. 😅🙁💔 I wonder if I will ever fully over it? Probably not until I see him again in Heaven.
Honestly ACNH game seems really slow to start the first few weeks on the island. Espessially if you do not know what you are doing. There are tutorials extra. I but I really haven’t looked into any of that. I was eager to figure things out on my own. But because of that – My island is a mess and still in development… You can say I am just winging it. I was in April for almost 3 moths in game… Now I am back in June…. I play may way. I don’t think lingering behind counts as cheating….
If I could do it over. I think I would have done more nook island hoping to choose who moves in. I would also have liked to have saved up bells before splurging on clothes and furniture. I also wouldn’t have time jumped my first month away. Which was an accident… It upgraded my store from small to large… I however lost the joy of being smaller-sized longer. Yes, I could start over, but I’d lose everything I worked so hard on, including all my dad’s achievements. So not gonna happen… Maybe I’ll write my own advice post one of these days. The important stuff that you need to know. A lot of tutorials sadly don’t get cover ¹the things people ask me the most about in just one place. And often they are wrong or ever-changing info. I discovered Zack from Switch Force and Abdullah from Abdullah Nation who are on youtube.com They have been very helpful, entertaining, and encouraging.
My mom, sister and nephew eventually got their own games and Islands. I am really enjoying Animal Crossing New Horizons. With them – my awesome family -teammates and my wonderful friends help. I think being able to do things together and visit each other is what makes this game so special! Again I adore the Sims games but you can’t really interact with people in real-time with that game.
Because of my Family and friends I feel I’ve had a great start with growing my Island. While having a good time making and making many great memories!!! Here’s more pictures!
Here are some more pictures. 😞 Sorry the pictures are not completely in order. I hope you can be understanding.
I became so invested in “ACNH” I spent a good amount of money a variety of Amiibos from villers to npcs for me and my family… I have yet to use any. But I do intend to make use of them.
Lastly, I want to show off my favorite villager. Anchovy. He is lazy easy-going, positive, and friendly. He is a cute brown bird. Just what I need in a friend right now. He was one of the first five had moved in. One of the three houses you have to build. Via Tom Nook’s instruction. He was the first of the three who moved in. I just love the ranch-style, dirt floor home for him. It truly fits his personality, especially with his love of bugs. I feel it is much better than the casino one they have for him say if he moved in not as your first five. That’s what the nookpoedia says his house would be at least for New Horizons.
Do you have any favorite Villaers? Any that give you a smile and enjoy?
When I’m free I visit mom and we game together ❤. Yes, you guessed it with our with Great Danes always by our sides. My silly Lilly.
I am sorry this post is so rough. I haven’t had much luck with writing lately. Anyways, I think I gave more than enough info for one post. I have more videos and images of ACNH on my Facebook gaming page. ONLYFOTHEGAMESAMJANE – but I have them marked as friends only for now. So I thought I would share my favorites with you here. Sadly I haven’t taken many good pictures yet 😕. I still hope you enjoyed this post tho.
Goodnight and God bless you today and always!!
ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane Sandberg ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
Hello My Friends,
Now I am in California.
I’ve been traveling for about a month now. It has been quite the experience. I have had a much-needed breather and vacation. I am sad it is coming to an end. I have finally made it to California tho!!! I was moved almost to tears when I first got to Azuza where my aunt once lived. I had planned to visit her there but wasn’t able to visit her in CA at all. I only was able to visit her after she had moved out of state. It was a strange feeling finally visiting the town after many years of waiting. I felt closer to her, altho she is sadly no longer with us. Azuza was her home through some of her biggest life and career roles.
This past month has been about rediscovering myself and developing my faith. It has definitely been an answer to my prayers. I am pleased to say that I feel truly blessed and joyful again😊. I found joy and experiences in things I thought I couldn’t have for myself. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and endeavor of courage. I thank God for opening the doors and making ways for this to happen. Azuza was named after the Azuza Street revival in LA. There are numerous books on the revival.
Like the revival, I felt closer to God in California than I expected to. I had heard how bad that stare was faith wise the for many years… But there was this cross that as erected up hight somewhere. No matter where we went we could see it. It gave us, speedily me such peace…
It really moved me emotionally and reminded me of the movie Paul Hogan did. Titled “Almost an Angel” I suggest you watch it. It is definitely one of the best movies I have seen! I wish they made more movies like this!
Honesty I did not have as much time to write like I thought I would. However, I did work on my books when able. There was so much to do and take in! I mean look at this hotel!! It not only had a covered pool it had a swimming river that went under and around spots. I wish I had been able to swim… They also have gardens all over inside
I spent some time in Anaheim with my sister and her best friend.
Then we went to long beach to visit it with her friend and her family. I learned and participated in brewing coffee according to her friend’s home country’s customs. It is something that she does with company and gatherings. She roasted unroasted green coffee beans in a small flat iron pan/bowl over a burner outside. (Something we do with popcorn seeds.) When they were brown she then cooled them with a fan on an on a plate. Proceeding to grind them in a mortar and pestle. Then brewing the coffee in a traditional clay pot with water and some seasoning, topped with a horsehair plug to keep it from over boiling. Finally, when done she poured each of us some with a little cream if and sugar if we wished in tiny cups. It took a long time to make but it was well worth it! I wish I hadn’t have lost the images I took. Here is one I found as an example of the brewing jug and drinking cups. Kinda reminds me of a Saki set and jug, tea set, or Tai coffee set.
If you are interested in learning more about different ways different cultures do coffee you should go here. https://www.culturallyours.com/2019/10/12/traditional-ethiopian-coffee-ceremony/
She said she was sad she hadn’t any popcorn because she usually serves both together. It was a truly beautiful experience and she and her family have an amazing story. I loved each and every one of them ❤!
Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!
╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮
Oh My I have so much to say, where do I start….
Yep, I am in the process of moving again…. This makes the 6th move since I left for collage.. Oh my!!! six moves… Wow… >.< I am so ready to be stable… I highly doubt this move will be my last move… I am moving from my the small house I am living in, to a apartment about an hour from where I am now.. I was dragging my feet on the move… Not wanting to go… Even tho the move will open many doors for me… But I changed my mind when I had a visit from the police a few days ago….
Yes the police…. I was doing my normal lazy day things, thinking how boring the day was… When I heard someone passionately knocking on my door. My mind raced wondering whom could it be, as I hurriedly approached the door. The last thing I expected was to find a police officer gun and teaser out… I jumped back in shock, holding tight to my great Danes collar… “Oh you do have a big dog, good.” He said.. “Yes I do.” I replied at a loss for words… “We chased a man Thur your back yard, do I have permission to search for him.” he asked. then asking if I knew the man they were looking for.. I said no and lead him though my house to the back yard… opening the doors since both his hands were full… There were four other police men and two state troopers. Never again will I complain about being board. I was tense the rest of the day and my dog has been on edge too.. Lets just say I’m well ready to move now…. I do not know if they caught him or not. I sure hope so…….
The very next day I find out my move date has been pushed up. I have 2 weeks, to pack and be ready.. Not hard.. I never really unpacked…. Moving is in my blood it seems… I just hoped with all my heart I’d be moving to get married, not to just move…..
It has been a hard few moths.. My big brother passed away the end of may…. I’m still mourning his loss in my future. We were not super close but, he was my hero. I am glad I still have my other brother still.. He has recently re-married. Which is joyful occasion in the hard times my family has been having… More good news my baby sister is getting married in Nov.. I am thrilled for her. I am going to go see her and some other friends in October and of course stay for the wedding… And even better news my parents finally, after three years, found a house to buy. I am so happy for them!!! I truly am!!! God keeps His word.!!!
My new place has a new refrigerator, if you haven’t spoken with me, mine has been bad for a while and I could not afford a new one. God has answered most my prayers…. He is still working on others…. I know I can count on Him tho.. He never lets me down.
As for my work, I am writing a lot more, and will have even more free time to write at my new place. I will be able to text again, if I choose to get a new cellphone… I am in the process of editing my blogs with the help of a friend whom I am paying . I want to better represent my work on my blogs. However when I write my blogs I hardly edit them due to lack of time.. I am trying to change that.
I have been on maplestory and wartune a lot in the mornings and at night when I have time to spare… My energy hasn’t been much at all and I feel spread thin… I have been very sharp with people and my first reactions have been poor unlike my real thoughts and feelings…. I am ashamed of them… I have hurt a dear friend, but on a good note I am leaning to voice my opinions more, and my feelings, instead of being just a peacemaker… I don’t know if its worth it or not, but I want to have the passion for life I once had. I am tired of just drifting and pleasing others only.. I don’t know why I keep getting lost in doing so.. But I am working on my work goals now… And I will stick to it. Please watch me, encourage me, and support me on my endeavor with prayer…
Please, do something silly to make yourself smile, and laugh. It is so important to remember to smile, Life is hard, we have to find some joy in it it… Surprise a friend with a gift, do something special for your self. You are worth it.. Do not let anyone determine who you are. Only you control your thoughts and actions… Take responsibility for them and don’t have regrets…
Well I think that about covers it all in a summery…. I will check back in with you after Sep 3rd once I’m moved…
God bless you today and always, and I pray he keeps you all safe… ~hugs~
╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
The main things you need to know about me are: I am extremely loyal; I love beyond most people’s comprehension; I trust to easy, and expect trust, I keep my word and promises to the best of my ability; I will defend a friend / family members if that means loosing every one else’s favor and if need be to the point of death. (which I pray there won’t be a need for). If you burn (figure of speech) me I tend to give 3 chances after that I am done. I adore leanring and trying new things and meeting new people. While enjoying what I have…
I am who I am Thanks to Jesus, I will never turn my back on my Father God who gave me the life and love I have today!
I am a passionet person who when attacked with a bad situation, sickness, ect.. I will fight to win! I don’t know what it means to give up in a battle…
I am not obbesive or cazy, I know how to let go and move on. And I will. Once I have made up my mind that is it. That is why I take my time in thinking things through when making decions. I like to pray and makesure they will be the right ones… Sometimes however one does not have that opion and I must just go with the flow. Which has been what all year has been like. But Praise God I am getting by day by day, and with Joy and blessings!!! I am a very blessed and My Lord takes care of me!
He wants to do the same for you if you will let Him….
I am out of town again. And enjoying a much needed break.. And paying a visit to my Cardiologist. I have been so inspired lately and was geared up to write while away with no distractions… But silly me forgot my notes on the current book I am working on… So I guess I will just have to work on something else.. Maybe I will actually get a few chapters of my other book written… I am getting so sick of editing and re-reading my work.. Yet, I have to, because when I can not work on it constantly – with No interruptions – I loose my place and forget what I was working on… I wish I had a personal assistant… And a secretary… Any one want to volunteer?? But you would have to work for free since I can not afford to pay you… I am barley making bills as it is.. Which sucks.
Oh well, At least I am good and can do it myself… Has any one other then my dear friend Saberleo read my last preview of my book??? Does any one here read what I am posting for you? Should I bother sharing it here still??
I like to think I have people reading my blog, I mean the page view count goes up a lot weekly.. But no one comments? May I ask why?? ~.~ I like getting feed back, I can not improve with out help…
Ok I have to go my travel friend is sighing.. I think she is bored… I hope to be able to post more for you all to read in a week or so.. Maybe less. Take care, be safe, share your love with those you care about!
I know I just found my passion for writing again and have been at it but.. Life just keeps throwing things at me and I have been unable to find the time or the energy to write.
My family lost a pet Thursday night, which has been really hard on me. Charlie our dog was close to me, but it was his time. He lived a long good life, and he did not suffer much. In addition to that I had a friend visiting from out of town and was spending a lot of time with her, while catching my self up with other friends, and making some new ones. All while avoiding my home for obvious reasons.. (Charlie is not here any more and it was to hard to face the music.) Plus I went to the gym five days in a row, for almost three hours each time. So I would only be home to sleep.
Unfortunately that has caught up to me and I think I have a cold now.. If not that, All I want to do is sleep. And I felt nusas when I ate… I know I am not dehydrated…
So to ecover and play catch up on stuff, like my room needs a good cleaning. I will be taking all this week or at least most off from writng. Take care, and God bless you!