Winter’s log, earthdate 201602.04 – Part 2

Well, we’re back from dinner, and a very nice meal it was too! 🙂 As I mentioned before, we went to the East Empress Bistro, and I ended up having pretty much what I had last time I was there! For “Starters” – excuse me for a moment, please, but can anyone tell me, seriously, when the term “Entree” – a word which denotes “entry”, or the part of the meal which “enters” the dining room first – get changed to “Starters” (such a terribly plebeian and pedestrian word!) and the term Main Meal suddenly become an Entree, or an “entry” dish?! Anyway, back to what I was waffling on about – here we go – for “Starters” I had the three little fried pork dumplings (each one is about as large as your common or garden variety “dim sum”) – I fergit what they’re called now – and then I had the Teriyaki chicken, which was so good I ate nearly all of it (Julian had to help me eat it! I couldn’t help him eat his though, because he took the opportunity of eating “fishy” things!) Julian had the chicken satay for “Starters”, and some sort of calamari for his main meal. I was going to have a different dessert this time around – but one look at the dessert menu convinced me to stay with the “Passionfruit Frenzy”, with its wonderful mixture of passionfruit ice cream. passionfruit sauce, passionfruit “pulp” (for want of a better word!), and the layer of strawberry and meringue underneath it all! Heaven in a spoonful! 🙂 Julian had the East Empress Sundae, which had green tea ice cream, chocolate sauce, meringue and strawberry in it – I think I got the better deal! 😉 I also had a Martini when we got there, and a half glass of wine with the meal, and quite frankly, it was a lot better than Julian driving up to the supermarket and looking for inspiration, and then coming home and cooking it – on his Birthday! He can do that tomorrow night! 😉

Weigh-in this morning. Maybe those horrible pills are starting to kick in after all! I went up two points this morning, from 62.3kg to 62.5kg – and I have a funny sort of feeling that I might just be up a bit more tomorrow morning! Oh well, as I keep saying, life is to be lived, and enjoyed as much as possible – not cringed at!

Tomorrow, as I mentioned in Part 1, I have my Warfarin blood test, which hopefully we’ll be able to get done a lot earlier than we normally do – we’ve noticed that the later we go, the more people there are in the waiting room, and the longer we have to sit and wait to be called in for a three-second jab of a needle! Anyway, I’m hoping we can get in early, because we have quite a bit of shopping to do afterwards – Julian has to get his Birthday Present (a new Tablet because his old one is dying) I need to get some long sleeve and/or three-quarter sleeve Tee-shirts from either Katies or Millers, with which to hide my hideously “ragged” arms, and Julian really, really needs a haircut – badly! So that’ll probably be our day tomorrow – unfortunately it’ll mean another fulsome meal – but I’m sure we’ll be able to force ourselves to survive it! 😉 And once again, that’s about it from me for this evening! Don’t forget to drop in again tomorrow night – I’m sure you’re all waiting with bated breath to find out if my weight skyrocketed, what with those ‘orrible little pills, and not one, but two meals out – and what the results of my blood test were, and if Julian’s had all his hairs shaved off! I’m sure there’ll be lots more to regale all of you with tomorrow night, so… don’t miss out! OK? However until tomorrow night, please try very hard to bee good, don’t forget that one must dare to be happy… and remember to keep cool – or warm – depending on how you like it, to drive carefully, and to look after yourselves… but please, most of all, remember to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

Winter’s log, earthdate 201602.04 – Part 1

Well, I had intended to get an early start today, but I found a Template that I’d bought quite a while ago, so because I couldn’t really remember having used it (but I must have, because I bought it!) I decided that I’d try it out again – and it looked quite good, so I set about making a header for it – and the result you see is above the title (hopefully! 😉 ) Except for the two unsightly black lines running through the middle of the top of the header! I have absolutely no idea where they came from, and I can’t seem to get rid of them, because I can’t find where the [censored] they are! Hopefully they’re an “Editing” problem only, and that no-one else can see them – otherwise I won’t be able to use this Template! I do know they weren’t there when I originally bought the Template, because I wouldn’t have spent good money on it, if I’d known that those two lines were going to appear! Anyway, let me know if you can see them, and I shall “take steps!” *scowl*

Anyway, back to the main happening of the day – or “les événements du jour”, as the French would say! Well, the main event today, of course, was Julian’s Birthday, though apart from a card from me, he won’t get any presents until tomorrow, when I drag take him off to buy it! (psst! it’s a new Tablet, but don’t tell him! Flipper’s going to buy him a Nutri-Bullet, too! shhhh! It’s supposed to be a surprise! 😉 ) The rest of the day passed with Julian working head down, tail up, in the Office, and me sitting in the Den here trying to decide what to do with the “extra” Guild, and all the “extra” arrow fodder that make up my pretty Hunters! (Yes, even the two Troll girls, and the two Undead Hunters are as pretty as I could make them!) Julian had a really good idea of what to do with the “extra” Guild that I’ve acquired – he suggested I turn it into an “Overflow”, or “run-on” Guild Bank – which really is a good idea! Unfortunately I will have to spend a bit of money on it – luckily it’s already on Quel’Dorei, so I don’t have to move it between Realms – but it’ll have to change Faction. At the moment it’s a Horde Guild and Guild Bank, and our Quel’Dorei Horde contingent already have a reasonably “comfortable” Guild Bank status, with (I think!) three Guild Bank Vaults, and at this stage they wouldn’t be able to make use of a second repository… But! The Alliance Guild Bank is once again starting to run out of space, and really could do with the extra space that this “extra” Guild Bank would provide. At the moment none of the Alliance characters can get near it, of course, so it’ll have to become “Alliance-friendly” by changing Factions. I won’t be able to get onto it tomorrow, because we have my next Warfarin blood test to have done, and we also have to get Julian’s Birthday Presents, and Katies are having a very nice sale at the moment – in which they’re selling – at ridiculously low prices, compared to My Size and Autograph – both long-sleeved and 3/4 sleeved Tee shirts, which I’m desperately in need of! Having lost so much weight, and not having the nice fresh, young, elastic skin of an 18 year old, my arms (not to mention my thighs and stomach!) look like tatty old, and very badly hung, curtains – which either long, or 3/4 length sleeves hide admirably! 🙂

Food stuffz: the fillet steak we had last night was delectable! Cooked just right, and with chips, green beans and half a tomato… and I had another of Julian’s very nice low-fat yoghurts for dessert… For lunch today we both had one of my favourite wraps, with basil pesto hummus, quinoa tabouli salad, ham, capsicum batons, and (I think!) cucumber… And tonight, we’re going out! We’re off to the East Empress Bistro, so I’m about to whizz off to make myself presentable!

I’ll post some more, including today’s weight, later this evening! 🙂