Winter’s log, earthdate 201503.26

Here I am, writing this early today, for a change. Well, this morning we went across the road, and I had some blood taken – I have no idea what the results will be, Dorevitch haven’t SMS’d us about it yet (I guess it’s still a bit early – it’s only just gone 4 o’clock – sometimes they don’t notify us until after 8pm!) so for the moment I’m still on 3mg and 2.5mg of rat poison (Warfarin), on alternate nights. While we were over at Shoppingtown we saw a stall with some of the darling-est little nick-nacks, so I just couldn’t resist getting a few for Easter presents (seeing that my two favourite daughters and myself will not be participating in the usual chocolate eating orgy that passes for Easter these days! 😉 ) So thank goodness that’s out of the way! I was wondering (and worrying) what we could get them for Easter, and lo and behold, there they were, staring at me without eyes… 🙂 Usually we have pretty much a second Christmas Dinner on Easter Sunday, but this year the request has gone out (or perhaps that should read “come in”?) for roast lamb! So roast lamb it shall be, with all the trimmings – but I’m not sure what we should have for dessert. Occasionally, in years past, we’ve had a (bought) Simnel Cake, the best place to get them is Phillippa’s Bakery in Armadale, though you really need to order them in advance. I think they’re delicious – but then I like (love!) anything that has even the faintest whiff of almond essence, almonds, or marzipan! (drool!) However we’re not having one this year – it would really be too, too cruel to have all that beautiful, yummy, delicious marzipan sitting right under my nose, and me not being able to even have a teeny, tiny taste! I really think that would scar me for life! So I have no idea what they’ll be having for dessert – perhaps we could get a Colomba – made roughly in what’s supposed to be the shape of a flying dove, it’s an Italian Easter Cake, similar to Panettone in that it’s made with yeast, but substituting almonds for the candied fruit – and the top is usually coated with sort of cooked-to-crunchy sweetened egg whites, and extremely, very liberally sprinkled with little lumps of sugar. They’re really nice, but a nightmare to clean up after! Bits of sugar lumps, and shards and fragments of crunchy meringue stuff get every which-where! However, there are going to be two of us – myself and my favourite eldest daughter – who will not (or at least should not) be participating in the consumption of such a cake. I will forgive Lee her participation in the roast lamb with all the trimmings luncheon, but it would be very hard for me to sit back and watch serenely, as she munched on such sinful pleasures as a Simnel cake, or a Colomba. Personally, I myself will be having my usual celebratory dinner – a glass (or two) of mineral water, and an Optifast bar, followed by a coffee, with a teaspoon or two of skim milk in it. All I have to do now is find appropriate Easter Cards, and I’d say that that was Easter, all taken care of! 🙂

While we were over the road shopping, I also bought a brown mascara…. and…. a purple mascara! I can’t wait to try it out! Why did I get it? I hear you ask… Quite simple, really! 🙂 As soon as the nice young shop assistant uttered the words “purple mascara”, I knew, instantly, that I had to have one! 🙂 We got home around lunch time, so I flew upstairs, ditched my shoes, grabbed my propping open book, my rapidly wearing out protective finger-less glove, and my keys, and lolloped off to do my lunch time Stair Walk (actually on time, for a change!) I’m noticing more and more that I’m not nearly so puffed when I get back from my Stair Walks – I’d say that in another couple of weeks it’ll be time to extend the Stair Walk to three floors, instead of the current two. Oh, and I must tell you all! While we were in the supermarket, a complete stranger, a woman, came up to me and told me how nice my hair looked, and what a wonderful colour it was! I was really pleased! 🙂 It’s the first time my new hair colour has left the apartment, not counting the Stair Walks, and really the first time anyone other than Julian and my favourite eldest daughter have seen it! 🙂

After lunch, I worked on the header for this blog theme – what do you think of it? The symbol on the left is the Kanji symbol for Autumn, and of course, the thingys on the other side are… guess what! Autumn leaves! I was going to Rift after that, but I looked at the time and decided that I’d write this early, instead. I could have put a coat of nail polish on my nails, but once again, I didn’t really have the time (in fact right about now I should be waltzing off for my afternoon/evening Stair Walk!) – so it looks as though my nails are going to have another night of being pampered with hand cream and cuticle oil! 🙂

Weigh-in this morning. Getting better – I went down two points to 98.0kg – I only wish I could keep it up! Two points down per day surely isn’t asking too much, is it, oh Great Galactic Ceiling Cat? Pretty please? I’d put out a saucer of double cream for you, but I know how you despise people who try to bribe you… Sorry! Offer you “incentives“! 😉

So there it is! I’m afraid you’re probably going to have to wait until tomorrow night to find out what happened with my blood test, but I’m sure that you’ll be able to contain yourselves until then 🙂 I should have time tomorrow to paint my nails, and to do a bit more “serious” Rifting (there was another Patch today – not terribly big, and it won’t really affect any thing we do) Weight-wise, all I can do is cross my fingers and hope and pray that I go down again, enough to place me firmly in the 97kg zone, anyway! 😉 So tune in again this time tomorrow night, and catch up on all the latest hot goss and news from chez nous! However, at the moment, all I can say is… bee good, don’t touch that dial! and… above all… stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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