Winter’s log, earthdate 201604.19

09.05 pm

Here I am – back to my old habits, late again! Well, we got up at 04.30 am this morning, and Julian was out the door and off to the airport about fifteen minutes after that… I sat around and did all my usual morning things, except for my “morning constitutional”, until Julian rang me to say that he was boarding the plane – then I went and hopped on my trusty treadmill (good grief! I almost wrote “windmill” instead of “treadmill” there, for some weird reason!) and walked for my daily two kilometers at the slightly faster speed of 4 kilometers per hour instead of only 3.8 kph. Then I had breakfast and a cup of coffee, and settled in to collect all my finished Work Orders, check on my Followers, and send them all off on new Missions. Then I went back to Arisnoë, who’s finally starting to make some decent headway towards level 96, and played with her until my very favourite eldest daughter arrived, around eleven o’clock. When I was bringing Arisnoë back to the Town Hall, I noticed that in the very lucrative little Herb Garden, where so far I haven’t even been able to talk to anyone, there’s now a greyed out exclamation point over one of the worker’s head… (a greyed out exclamation mark means that there will be a quest there for you eventually, but you’re still a bit too low level to be able to accept it. Conversely, a greyed out question mark means that you will have a quest to hand in there, but you can’t hand it in yet because you haven’t finished it) So… apparently when I reach level 96 I’ll be able to get that quest and open up the Herb Garden. Only another couple of bubbles to go…

My very favourite eldest daughter had emailed Julian a list of episodes from our favourite TV shows to download for us last night, so pretty much as soon as she arrived we migrated to the lounge room, made ourselves a cup of coffee, and sat down to mesmerise ourselves with such favourites as “Supergirl” (one episode) “The 100” (two episodes, with a lunch break between them) and the first of the new Season of “Orphan Black”, which was a sort-of “prequel” to the show, mainly consisting of a series of flash-backs, showing how the whole mystery of the cloned girls started, and what pushed the young Detective, Beth, to commit suicide in front of one of her clones (who didn’t realise that she was a clone, if you see what I mean) It’s quite a fascinating story line – very convoluted and complicated, as the clones all start to find out who and what they are, with the main issue becoming “Why?!” If any of you ever decide to start watching it, please try to see the series from the beginning, otherwise it simply won’t make any sense (a USB key is all you’d need 😉 ) After “Orphan Black”, we watched one episode of “Flash”, and one of “Arrow”, and then it was about time for my very favourite eldest daughter’s equal but more technical half to come and pick her up, as Julian was still on his way home from Adelaide.

Julian finally arrived home around 06.40 pm, after having stopped off to pick up some steak and a few vegetables for dinner tonight – and some bananas – because he totally forgot them when he was doing the shopping yesterday, and I had to have a banana-less breakfast this morning! I must make sure I put a couple of those jars of tinned fruit in Natural Juices on the shopping list (“jars” of “tinned” fruit??! Oh well, you all know what I mean – I hope!) they’re very handy to have in the fridge, for just such an occasion as this morning, with no bananas, and nothing to use in their place!

And so on to the “important bits”!

Food stuffz: last night we had pan-fried lamb backstraps, with half of our very last home-grown tomatoes each, steamed green beans (store-bought) and some very nice mashed potatoes. For dessert, I had the last slice of my cake (I’ll make another one tomorrow or Thursday!) and another of the dark cacao Chia Pods – very delicious! 🙂 For lunch today, I was going to have a couple of Ryvita crispbreads, with low-fat Ricotta, ham, and tomato (store-bought) but as I had to make them myself, I changed my mind at the last minute and made myself a wrap, instead. I spread some of the basil-pesto hummus over the flat-bread, then sliced up one piece of sandwich ham, one piece of (sandwich) low-fat Jarlsberg cheese, and about a quarter of a tomato, all of which I spread out neatly on the hummus-smeared flat-bread, and rolled it all up, whereupon it immediately proceeded to un-roll itself – much to my eldest daughter’s delight! I managed to get it more or less rolled up again (with the emphasis being on the word “less”!) and went over to the couch to eat it. It was alright – heck, it’s the first time in goodness knows how many years since I’ve made my own lunch! Needless to say, it wasn’t nearly as nice as the ones that Julian makes (probably because he’s had years of practice!) Tonight we had steak for dinner – pan-fried – with chips, steamed Broccolini, and half a (store-bought) tomato. For dessert, I had …no cake, as there wasn’t any left… a tub of low-fat strawberry yoghurt, and a long, yearning look at some of the new Corella pears that Julian brought home with him. Maybe one of them will be ripe enough to eat tomorrow…

Weigh-in this morning. Well, I don’t by any long stretch of the imagination think that anyone could possibly claim that this morning’s Weigh-in was “accurate”! I usually weigh myself at around 07.45 am – and this weigh-in was just after 04.30 am. The scales, however, read at 63.8kg – exactly the same as yesterday, which is why I didn’t think that it was a “true” reading… However I’m sure that “normalcy”, or what laughingly passes for normalcy around here, will return to the weigh-in scales tomorrow morning! 😉

And there we have it – “A Day in the Life Of” – so to speak! 🙂 I’m not quite sure what’s happening tomorrow – I do know that Julian has to head over to my very favourite youngest daughter’s place to help her with some car things, and if possible, I’d like to make a different sort of Babka! I have the orange, for the orange zest, I have the mixed peel for the centre of the cake, but what I don’t have is… almond essence! I don’t have to use almond essence, I just thought that it’d be nicer in this cake than the usual vanilla essence… and that, Gentle Readers, is once more about “it” from me for this evening! Methinks an early night is called for again, and I wouldn’t be too surprised to find us both sleeping in, just a little, tomorrow morning! However, do drop in again tomorrow night to find out just how accurate – or inaccurate – this morning’s weigh-in was (or wasn’t!) how Arisnoë is going on her personal quest to reach level 96, and if she’s managed to get there yet, and whether or not I’ve made another cake! Until then though, please try to bee good, remember that the purpose of a good education is to show you that there are three sides to a two-sided story, and don’t forget to look after yourselves, to always drive carefully, and to keep cool – or warm – depending on your personal preference… but above all, please don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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