Winter’s log, earthdate 201604.01

10.22 pm

Well, here I am, finally… I didn’t get a chance to ‘jot thingz down’ today because my very favourite eldest daughter came over – a little earlier than usual, so we filled the day with chatter and watching our favourite TV series. I did have time to put Wynterthyme through her daily chores before Lee arrived, which included my Daily Stable Capture quest. This time I had to go out into the wilds of Frost Fire Ridge – Horde territory – to capture and Tame a Young Icehoof! I didn’t even have a Flight Point for the area, and I certainly wasn’t about to go galloping through various Horde towns and villages to try to get there under my own steam! Luckily the Stable Masters seem to have an arrangement with my Flight Master, to fly me out to these impossible-to-get-to places – but not fly me home again! I had to Garrison Hearth! Still, an’ all, I have that Flight Point now, just in case I ever want to go back there again… though goodness knows why I’d want to! It’s Horde territory! Extremely hostile to us Alliance folk! And it’s covered in ice and snow, it’s freezing cold, and has lots and lots of really big (as well as small but deadly!) nasty monsters lurking behind every boulder and stunted bush! *shudder* No… I can’t really see me going back there voluntarily, in the near – or even the far distant – future..

So when Lee arrived, we distracted Julian with our bright, chirpy conversation so much that twice in a row, he managed to copy and delete a whole long string of files that he was supposed to keep! (mind you, I wouldn’t have thought that our frothy and frivolous conversation was interesting enough for Julian to do that… or maybe we were being a little bit wittier than I thought… 😉 ) so under a somewhat frosty masculine glare, we two girls hastily repaired to the lounge room and the television, where we watched… two (I think) episodes of “Agent Carter”, two episodes of “Supergirl”, including a “Supergirl/The Flash” crossover one, featuring the theory and possibility of multiple universes (quite a fascinating subject on its own!) which I thought was very well done – and a couple of episodes of “Arrow”, where things are starting to look pretty grim, for our young hero! After Julian had dropped Lee home, we just had time to log onto WoW to do our “Daily” Oil Barrel quest… because we had a movie to watch after dinner! 🙂

While my very favourite eldest daughter and I were watching our shows, Julian went over to Doncaster, to drop off some Dry Cleaning, replenish our coffee store, and a few other bits and pieces – and he brought me home a present! 🙂 Season 5 of “Game of Thrones”! I can’t wait to start watching it! (Winter bounces up and down in her computer chair, which starts making strange sounds, so she stops bouncing, just in case it breaks) But wait! There’s more! He brought home a movie that we’d missed, when it was on in the Cinemas! “The Martian“, starring Matt Damon, and (in places) Sean Bean (from “Game of Thrones”) and that’s what we watched after dinner (which is why this is so late!) It was a good movie – it ticked all my boxes – no-one died, no-one got laid, there was no excessive or gratuitous swearing, and it had a happy ending! – totally unlike 99¾ % of American movies these days! I totally enjoyed it! 🙂

So, on to the important bits of tonight’s ramble…

Food stuffz: last night we had lamb back straps for dinner, with half a tomato, green beans, and rice with finely chopped spring onions in it – I love lamb backstraps – they’re really good value for money – no fat, no bone (so no waste!), and they’re lovely and tender and juicy! And for dessert I had my second last Corella pear, and a very small piece of the Flourless Chocolate Cake, because there wasn’t that much of it left! Today for lunch I had another sandwich using the very nice Coles-brand multi-grain, seed-crusted bread, with basil-pesto hummus instead of butter, ham, low-fat Jarlsberg cheese, and home-grown tomato! Using the basil-pesto hummus instead of butter is a really good idea – it tastes delicious, gives a “plain-jane” sandwich a bit of texture, and isn’t as fattening! We also splurged, and had a small slice of Julian’s Banana Cake so that Lee could see what it was like. For dinner tonight we had a really delicious little piece of fillet steak – absolutely the tenderest piece of steak imaginable – you could have cut it with a spoon! Tonight we had chips, green beans and half a home-grown tomato – another of the “Black Russian” variety that we’d had the other night. They are really nice – lots of nice, firm, juicy “flesh”, with not too many “seeds in tomato jelly” in the middle of the fruit. If you have a veggie garden with tomatoes growing in them, but aren’t growing any of the Black Russians, do try them – you certainly won’t regret it! For dessert, I had my last little Corella pear, and the very last, tiny little slice of the Flourless Chocolate Cake – Julian had another piece of his Banana Cake. So, for us, Easter is now Officially Over, and I can go back to eating “normally” again! (or what passes for “normally” around here! 😉 )

Weigh-in this morning. Was slightly encouraging… My feet looked like balloons again last night, but my stomach has been making quite a few gurgles, so hopefully that’s a good sign. I went from 64.5kg to 64.4kg – down one point… as I said, encouraging… and hopefully, a good sign… Now that all the tempting chocolaty things have gone (and won’t be returning until at least next Christmas!) I should start to lose a bit of weight – unless, of course, my body decides that “Well, I’ve tried 64 kilograms, and I’ve tried 63 and 62 kilograms, but I really feel much more comfortable at 64 kilograms, so I think I’ll just stay around this weight!” – because, you know – I don’t feel that I really have much say in the matter any more! My body, with no rhyme nor reason for what it does, or doesn’t do, does exactly what it wants to do – and I just get dragged along for the ride! :/ Hopefully, it’ll decide that it really liked 62.5 kilograms best, after all, and head on back down there… I guess we’ll just have to weight and see…

And so to tomorrow – I have absolutely no idea what’s happening tomorrow, so you’ll all just have to drop in again tomorrow night to see what we did do! I know we’ll be WoW-ing on Sunday, but tomorrow? I dunno! Anyway, that’s about it from me again for tonight, but as I said before – drop in again tomorrow night and be surprised! Well, you’ll either be surprised by what we did, or you’ll all give a snort, a roll of the eyes, and with a sharp nod you’ll all mutter under your collective breaths “Typical!”, or “We might have known you’d do something like that!” But until then, please do try to bee good, don’t forget that all things are difficult before they are easy, and remember to keep warm – or cool – depending on your mood, to look after yourselves, and to always drive carefully… but please, above all, remember to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂