Winter’s log, earthdate 201602.01

As they say in the classics – “better late than never” – and I’m afraid I just got a tiny bit caught up with things this afternoon, so this is well and truly an “AD&T*” edition! (I’d apologise and say I was sorry for being so late tonight, but that would be untrue, because I had a very enjoyable afternoon, having my hair done, and discussing plans for our aviary! 😉 😛 ) Anyway, I’m here now, with all the latest news from chez nous! Our cleaning lady came this morning, and unlike the last time she was here, today I sat stolidly at my desk and kept “working”, so  K. had to work around me, and my desk didn’t get dusted or cleaned. Next time she comes (depending on what I’m doing, of course) I’ll move into the lounge room while she’s working in this part of the house and let her shiny up my desk for me 🙂 I was working on getting all the characters on Quel’Dorei set up “in-sync”, and getting rid of extraneous characters that I’d probably never use again, and replacing them with new characters that I’ll probably hardly ever play with anyway! If truth be known it was really more to retain the two names, Calypsõ and Calliopé, on characters that  – who knows? I might end up playing! 🙂 I did do a bit of work on Andronica as well, but unfortunately I just wasn’t in the race to get her up to level 20… but she is almost level 17 now! Maybe Wednesday I’ll get a chance to take her to level 20 – or better yet, level 21, so that I can get her to The Ruins of Mathystra, and the Ghost Saber-tooth cats!

Julian is getting the cleaners in over at Doncaster on Wednesday – Settlement Day is this month – and they’re arriving “very early” – they’re arriving at “09.00-a.m.-very-early”, so it’ll be an excruciatingly very early breakfast for us – and a very l-o-n-g day for us both, too! Julian has to be there to let them in – at 9.00am – then he’ll spend some time packing up the last of our books while they’re there cleaning – and maybe tidying out some of our Storage Cage in the underground car park – while I man the fort here, playing WoW, no doubt, or slopping about reading – I dare say that he’ll come home for lunch – or make something for my lunch the night before, or at the very least, point me in the direction of the lunch making materials, and I’ll get my own (I think I still remember how to make a sandwich (ghod knows, I made enough of them when the kids were at school and he was going to work!) though it’s been a long, long, long time, since I’ve done anything quite so daringly… “independent”! 😉 )

I’m pretty sure that my favourite eldest daughter will be coming over tomorrow – we’ve been trying to find some more episodes of The Shannara Chronicles to download, but unfortunately there don’t seem to be many of them around, and quite frankly, if the only way we can get to see them means that we have to wade through the never-ending tons of ads on the SyFy Channel, then I’m afraid we’ll be missing out, at least until the series becomes available on DVD, anyway! But no doubt we’ll find something to watch tomorrow! 🙂 (And when is “Orphan Black” starting again, anyway!)

Food stuffz: last night we had a delicious omelet for dinner – I reckon we should have them more often – especially when they have Halloumi cheese in them and bits of yummy bacon! 😉 Today for lunch we had a wrap – once more with the basil pesto hummus, quinoa tabouli, some sliced ham, sliced tomato, and… yup! Some Halloumi cheese cubes! Very delicious – I don’t know why we can’t all just live on wraps like that – they’re very satisfying and very delicious! Tonight I had a sausage from the Natural Sausage Company, with green beans, the obligatory five chips, and ye olde half a tomato, plus another of Julian’s low-fat yoghurts – my favourite! Burnt Fig and Salted Caramel! (because my jellies haven’t been made yet, but I’m not complaining! 🙂 )

Weigh-in this morning. Wasn’t too bad – I went down another point today, taking me from 63.1kg to 63.0kg – but bad news! I started back on those wretched fluid loving and retaining pills this morning! I was to be taking them for the first ten days of every third month (one month “on”, two months “off”, remember?) I last took them in November, so I had December and January “off” them, and now that it’s February, I’m, back on them this month – then (hopefully) I’ll be off them again for March (my Birthday month!) and April… Well, we can only cross our fingers, toes, eyes, and ears, and hope for the best! And anyway, it gives me a damn good excuse if I do go up more than just a few points, doesn’t it! – because of course it won’t have been the food I’ve been eating, it’s much more likely to have been those horrible little tablets that I’ve had to start taking again, right?! 😉 So it’s probably just as well that I hit 63.0kg today, coz my weight’s gunna be going up and up and up, for the next few days! 😦

Oh, I nearly forgot to mention this! While I was “tidying up” on Quel’Dorei today, I found that one of my Horde girls was a Guild Mistress! But not the Guild that everyone one else was in, it was a second Guild, that I’d forgotten all about! Julian said that he vaguely remembered someone offering me a Guild – with a Guild Bank and two Guild Bank Vaults, no less! When he said that, I kind-of remembered too – I think the person who owned the Guild was getting out of World of Warcraft completely, and from memory “whispered” to me along the lines of “Hey lady, ya want a free Guild?” – well, I was already in our Guild, “Hunters Incorporated”, but when he mentioned that it also came with a Guild Bank, and two Guild Bank Vaults – well, I mean! How could I refuse such an offer? (so I guess that there’s a bit of the greedy Goblin in me, after all!) So I said “Yes please!”, resigned from our Guild, and joined his – he promoted me to Guild Mistress, and then “/gquit”, leaving his Guild, with me as the only person in it! Unfortunately the Guild has a rather stupid name – I think I’m going to have to change it – at the moment it’s called “Only Ninjas allowed” – I think that a much more betterer name would be something like “Supremely Confident!” – or maybe “Supremely Overconfident!” 🙂 I looked it up on the Blizzard (World of Warcraft) website today – it costs $10 to rename a Guild, which I think is reasonable. I wish there was a way of combining the two Guilds, but the only way you can “combine” them is to have everyone move from one Guild to the other – and then you’re left with the same problem, because each of them has the same set-up – a Guild Bank with two Guild Bank Vaults! – So! What do I do with the second Guild with two Guild Bank Vaults? Give it away, like the first guy did? No way! Those Guild Bank Vaults cost an arm, a leg, and a crowned head as well! So if any of you can come up with a reasonable (and polite!) solution, please feel free to drop me a comment or three, OK?! 😉 And with that, I fear that that’s about it from me for this evening! Do drop by again tomorrow night – find out if those ‘orrible little pills have adversely affected my weight, and if I’ve managed to change the name of this Guild that I’ve suddenly found myself Mistress of! I’ll be able to fill you in on what my favourite eldest daughter and I watched on television, and anything amusing or interesting that we got up to during the day! Until tomorrow night though, do try to be extra good, remember that most people pursue pleasure with such breathless haste, that they hurry past it – and don’t forget to look after yourselves, to drive carefully, and to keep cool – or warm – depending on your preferences – but most importantly, don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

*AD&T – After Dinner & Television