Deku Link is cute.
Anywho, pretty standard progress today. after a couple of hours getting re-acclimated to the area and doing the occasional rupee grind, I beat the first dungeon. I beat Odolwa... somehow. Honestly, I don't know how I killed him, but I was at 1/4 of a heart when I just happened to set off a bomb flower at his feet and he died. No complaints, but weird.
Looking at a walkthrough online, I see I missed a LOT of special items I could have gotten. Oh well. Tomorrow.