Winter’s log, earthdate 201604.29

04.42 pm

Well, here I am again, my hair all nice and bright again! 🙂 I absolutely love the colour, and I’ve been trying, not terribly successfully unfortunately, to think of the right way to describe it – yes, it’s red, but it’s an unusual shade of red – it’s not “fire-engine red”, or what used to be called “pillar-box red” (like the old post boxes) it’s more of an… oh, I don’t know – the inside of a blood plum, perhaps? Anyway, I think it’s gorgeous – and Julian likes it – I almost feel like going back to The Glen and scouting around to see if I can find the lady who came over and chatted to us the other day, so that I could say to her: “See? This is what it’s supposed to look like – do you still like it?”, and after a longish pause while she fiddled around in her handbag for her Peril-Sensitive-Sunglasses, and put them on, she’d say something along the lines of “Oh my goodness! It is bright, isn’t it! Yes, it’s a wonderful colour dear, and it really suits you!” – or words to that effect! 🙂 I’m going to try very, very hard to eschew all hair spray for the next couple of months, so that the colour won’t fade so quickly! Mind you, it’ll mean going out with messy hair, especially if it’s windy, but it’ll be worth it to keep the colour for longer! Thank you Josh – once again you’ve done a fantastic and superlative job! 🙂

I suppose by now you’ve all noticed that I’m using a second new Template in as many days? Well, every afternoon when I get onto Word Press to do my nightly scribbles (when I can actually get on to Word Press, that is! *scowl*) I always look to see if there’s anything new in the way of Templates – the one I was using last night is actually an old one that I’d used before, but this one is new, and it didn’t look too bad, so I thought I’d give it a go – what do you all think of it? I know that Julian liked the old one with the notepad and pencil theme, but I wasn’t happy with the line spacing on it – there was something about the amount of space between the lines that just… niggled me, know what I mean? And it didn’t seem to matter whether I used a slightly larger font, or a slightly smaller font, that annoying “space” still remained the same. This particular Template, however, is border-line, I suppose you could say – the text column is so damn narrow! One of the things I keep looking for in a Template is – how much area do I have to write in, as in what is the width of the total text column. What I would like to find in a Template is (a) the ability to make your own header, (b) a “Footer” for the Widgets (calendar, archives, etc.) and most importantly, (c) a three centimeter margin at each side of the “page” (read: “screen”!) with everything in between the margins as your text space – where you do your actual writing. I’ve been looking for such a beastie for years now – since before I even started keeping this blog – and I’m beginning to reluctantly come to the conclusion that alas – I’m never going to be able to find one, because they simply don’t exist! 😦 However, I’m an extremely stubborn old woman, and I’ll keep on looking for a wide text area blog Template until I’m too old to be able to write one and a half thousand words per night – so gird your collective loins, and prepare yourselves to be seeing a lot more abrupt Template changes, over the coming days, months, and years! 😉

I’m not exactly sure what’s happening tomorrow – I’d like to go off to the aquarium place to look at some larger fish tanks – so that we’ll know how big a stand we need to get  to support it safely – and that, of course, depends on how many new “friends” we decide would be appropriate to put in with Auric and Dapple. I think we should only get another two, for a total of four, but we’ll definitely need to talk to the aquarium people about that, as I have absolutely no idea whether fish get upset if you introduce a new fishie into their little world, or whether they’re territorial enough to fight any new fish that you put in with them. Crikey, I hope not! :/ On a completely different topic, Mouselet and Wynterthyme have finished all but one of their bits of “pre-requisite” hoop-jumping to get their Draenoric flying licences – all we have left is the Reputation side of things – which isn’t going to be quite so quick – one of the Reputations we have to get only has a Weekly quest, instead of a Daily one – although you do get a lot more Reputation points for doing it than you do for Dailies, so, swings and roundabouts there – or you can go out killing lots of Elites in the right area – we did a bit of that last night, and I’m still aghast that we managed to knock off about nine of the blighters, in lots of three, without dying! I think you get 50 Reputation points per Elite, so it’ll either be a long, slow haul killing Elites, or a long, even slower haul waiting for the Weeklies! And on an associated topic, Bobranda, one of Julian’s first ever characters on World of Warcraft, gave Wynterthyme a beautiful and very thoughtful gift today! He made her a motorbike with a side-car, so now she can take Mouselet around with her, instead of him always being the one to take her around! The real beauty of that gift is that all of Wynterthyme’s “siblings” can also use it! 🙂 So, thank you very much, Mr. Randa! 🙂

And on to the interesting bits of today’s blog –

Food stuffz: last night we had what I’d thought were going to be the very last of the left-over and frozen packets of the delicious Lamb & Harissa Lasagne we’d had the other night – but as usual, I’d thought wrong, hadn’t I! According to Julian, there are still two more dinners-worth of it left! Talk about “value for money”! Well, it was still just as nice, and I’m looking forward to the next time we have it! For dessert we had a low-fat fruit yoghurt and a slice of Julian’s latest cake, which was just as delicious as I’d hoped it would be! Today for lunch I had a Baker’s Delight, sesame-seed crusted, whole-meal sandwich, with basil-pesto hummus instead of butter, and sandwich chunks of tandoori chicken – it was quite delicious! I know it’s disgraceful, but if I thought I’d be able to get away with it, I’d have had a second sandwich as well, it was so nice! Tonight we’re having chicken sausages, with either mashed potatoes, chips, or rice (rice might be nice tonight for a change!) and for dessert, it’ll most likely be another slice of the cake, and either another low-fat yoghurt, or another small bowl of Coles-brand, delicious, very low-calorie Rice Pudding, with a couple of slices of the peaches in natural juice on top. I’ve printed out another couple of recipes for Julian to try making, and just as soon as I get them transcribed, they’ll be available here for you all to try, if you’re game enough! 😉

Weigh-in this morning. Was really very boring! I went from 63.5kg to 63.5 kg – which of course means that I stayed the same :/ Still, I suppose it’s better than going up again! I’ve been remembering to take my anti-fluid tablets, too – although last night I was a really naughty girl and forgot to take not only my ruddy Warfarin, but everything else I’m supposed to take, as well, including painkillers for my arthritis! No wonder I woke up in the middle of the night with sore and arthritically aching feet! :/ Oh well, I won’t forget them again – for another couple of years, anyway! The last time I forgot to take them was a couple of years ago, and I really knew all about it the next day, having missed out on the anti-inflammatories and pain killers – so I guess it’ll probably be another couple of years before I do it again!

Which brings me to tomorrow, and as I said, I don’t really know what we’re doing – I wouldn’t mind going to the aquarium shop, and I wouldn’t mind running around Draenor trying to get our last two lots of Reputation points a bit closer to “Revered” – but for now, that’s about it from me for tonight! Don’t forget to drop in again tomorrow night, and find out if we went fish tank hunting, or worked on our Reputations, or simply sat and twiddled our thumbs all day! 🙂 And of course, you’ll all be dying of curiosity to know which way my weight jumped! But until tomorrow night, I trust that you’ll all try very hard to bee good, don’t forget that every day you spend without a smile, is a lost day, and remember to look after yourselves, to keep warm and dry (or cool and wet if you feel like going for a swim!) and to always drive carefully… but most importantly, please remember to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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