Winter’s log, earthdate 201506.27

Here I am, starting early(ish) for a change! I would have started even earlier, except that just as I was about to start writing, I was suddenly overcome by the strange urge to…. change the header! So I did that first, and now I’m ready to begin. We did indeed go shopping this morning, but not before himself and I had a long chat about our new house, and where we were going to put what, and what were we going to do with most of the furniture we already have. I’m getting the feeling that Julian wants to start out with as clean a slate as possible, and he’s not really very keen on buying much – if any – of the furniture currently in the house – most of which turns out not to be on offer anyway, much to my great annoyance! However, I do see his point. It’s going to be our house, so we shouldn’t start out with someone else’s “junk” – we should start out with our own “junk”, n’est ce pas? I told him that I was only trying to save us some money, to which he replied “Well, don’t!” – d’ya reckon that I should take this as a “carte blanch” directive to get a whole lot of nice new stuff, then?! 😉 I reckon…. 🙂 Anyway, the furniture they were offering us first dibs on were their two big televisions (one of which was mounted on the wall in the master bedroom) the smaller of the two lounge suites, and the occasional table in the hallway (does “occasional table” mean that the table wasn’t  a table all the time? That it was “occasionally” something other than a table? Like, maybe a chair, perhaps?The English language and terminology is “occasionally” very stupid indeed!) Regarding televisions in bedrooms, mounted on the wall or otherwise: No! Not going to happen! I have never, ever had a television in the bedroom, and with the exception of televisions mounted on the wall in a hospital ward, I have no intention of lying in bed watching television! Reading in bed is OK, watching television is not! So maybe we won’t buy any of their furniture, after all! We have the floor plan and the room dimensions – we should be able to work out what sort of furniture we’ll need from that. From the photos, the kitchen table seats eight (three chairs down each side, one at each end) Julian has spotted the identical furniture that they have on their deck, so we know where to get that… Ready-potted palms might be a problem, but I’m sure there are nurseries that sell large, already established, potted palms and so forth (there was only one over there at Vermont South anyway, and I wanted more than just the one – besides, it’d get lonely, all on its own, poor little palm! 😉 ) Anyway, we’re going furniture shopping next week – we want to see what we can pick up in the End of the Financial Year Sales! 🙂 We must think of a suitable name for the house, too. I suggested “Still Water”, because of the water feature at the front of the house, and because of the saying “still waters run deep” – well, the house is “deep“, in that it’s big, and goes back into the block a long way, and also “deep*“, because we are… (or at least I like to think that we are!) Julian, for some obscure reason, seems to think that a house name should end in an “ie” (or “ee”) sound (e.g. “Sans Soucie” – literally, “Without a Care”) *shrug* But I’m sure we’ll think of something appropriate and suitable 🙂

After quite a lot of discussion, we headed out – we went to The Pines, to see about those cowl neck “Tunics” – they only had the one left, and it’s not a deep purple, it’s a navy blue (well, really it was more like a dark Junior Navy – which is not as “black” as a true “Navy Blue”), but they didn’t have one in “Small”, so I’ll order it online and have it sent to the Autograph shop at The Pines, and we’ll pick it up from there. I got one piece of underwear at DJ’s – would you believe size 16? I haven’t worn a size 16 since I was in my early twenties! I only got one, because I simply can’t believe that I’ll fit into it! If I do (fit into it) when I’ve picked myself up off the floor after I faint from shock, I’ll go back and get some more… I also bought a couple of pairs of bras – also size 16! What is the world coming to?! Winter, wearing size 16 again, after all these years! 🙂 Then we went on to do a bit of “ordinary” shopping, had a cup of coffee at Jones The Grocer, and finally came home – having completely forgotten that we were going to go to Office Works! We’ll have to go there on Monday, before we head off to cruise the Furniture Shops along Whitehorse Road between Box Hill and Ringwood… because I really do need a pencil sharpener…. 😉

The rest of the afternoon I’ve spent Rifting – Chaviv has reached level 10 – I’ve decided to keep him, and get rid of Nox. Poor Nox – it’s not his fault that I just don’t like him – I’m feeling very guilty about him actually… maybe I should level him up to 15 and move him to another shard… We’ll see…

Weigh-in this morning. Another big surprise awaited me when I hopped on the scales this morning! I went down another three points, from 84.9kg to 84.6kg! Hopefully I won’t bounce drastically back up again, and I’ll be able to get down to 84.3kg, or 84.2kg by Wednesday, when I start those horrible fluid retaining pills again…

Tomorrow, of course, is our sacrosanct Sunday in The Plane of Water – I think we’d decided to each take one of the experience enhancing potions to try to level up a little faster – we’re both level 62 now – and leveling up has been so s-l-o-w! Still, only another three levels to the cap, at 65! (and then what do we do? Start off another two newbies of the opposite faction, or stick around and try to run some Dungeons or Instances? If I recall correctly, the last time we tried that with our first level 65s, it was a truly dismal failure!) Maybe we shouldn’t be trying to level up so quickly… perhaps we should take our time… stop, and smell the roses, or the coffee… spend more time exploring… Take up fishing, and do some Fishing Dailies…  and in general, just enjoy ourselves. Goodness knows, with this move looming up on the horizon, plus acute problems with Julian’s mother, it promises to be a “very exciting time” for us! :/

And that, gentle readers, is about it from me for tonight! A short blog,for a change – will wonders never cease?! (mind you, I haven’t finished yet! 😉 ) However, check back tomorrow night and see how we fared in The Plane of Water – did we end up taking one of those experience enhancing potions, or did we decide to saunter through the watery landscape, unenhanced, and braving the terrors of the deep with just our magical weapons, our tissue-thin cloth armor, and our naked wits to protect us? Did we die, and if so, how many times? Or did we survive, unscathed?! Have I truly deleted Nox, or will he end up languishing on another shard, like “Survivor” contestants, voted out of the Tribe and banished to Exile Island until they can redeem themselves through combat? What will my weight do? Bounce back up to untold heights, plunging me into deep melancholy, or will it sink, gracefully and gently, down towards my ultimate goal weight? The answers to these questions, and more, will be revealed to you all tomorrow night – so don’t miss out! 🙂 Until then, however, I shall once more plead with you all to bee good, remember that one word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success, don’t forget to look after yourselves, to keep warm, and to drive carefully, but above all… remember to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

*Synonyms for “deep”: recondite, mysterious, obscure, profound, sagacious, wise, shrewd – and between the two of us, we’re all of those things, plus a few more, besides! 😉

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