Winter’s log, earthdate 201605.03

05.59 pm

OK, yes, I am a bit late this evening, but that’s because my very favourite eldest daughter’s been over today, and as she was leaving I was starting to work on the colours and the header for this particular blog Template – it’s an older one that I bought some time ago, and because it’s been one of the better ones I thought I’d give it another go. It’s got a fairly wide text column, though not as wide as I’d like – unfortunately, I can’t tell what the font or header sizes are like until I actually publish what I’ve written! I can look at yesterday’s blog, and that looks alright, but I changed fonts for this one, so who know what it’ll look like when I’ve finished! I might still need to do a bit of tweaking with things like fonts, headers, and so forth. Anyway – here’s the latest “burnt offering”, so to speak – I’ve been trying to capture more “Autumnal” colours – not terribly successfully, I fear, because oranges and reds can be a little bit… “harsh”, when there’s a lot of it on the page – so I’ve settled for a more toned-down “Indian Summer” effect – has it worked? (Winter looks anxiously at the screen)

While my favourite eldest daughter was over, naturally we retired fairly rapidly to the lounge room to watch our favourite shows – as I think I said last night – there was no “Supergirl”, because the last episode of that which we watched last week was a right doozy of a cliff-hanger, being the season finale, but we had one episode of “The 100”, where things are not going at all well for our young (and not quite so young) heroes and heroines – I can’t wait until next week to see what happens next! We also had one episode of “Orphan Black”, which is also starting to get very dark and “edgy” – and we’re only into the first couple of episodes of the new season! One shudders to think what they’ll be doing, and/or using, for the “de rigueur” end of the season cliff-hanger! After that, we watched alternating episodes of “Arrow”, and “Flash”, which are both getting quite tortuous, and which involved quite a bit of nail-biting by the two of us, plus the holding up of pillows in front of our eyes because we couldn’t bear to watch all the mayhem and strife – well actually, I think it was only me that was hiding behind pillows, and my cupped hands, whilst peeking out to see what was happening, and then ducking back to the safety of the pillows or hands again, when things got a bit too hectic! (I’m a very devout coward – my favourite eldest daughter is a lot much more braver than I am! 😉 ) That took us to about 05.20 pm, Lee started putting on her shoes again in preparation for her journey home, and I came in here and started looking for semi-decent “Autumnal” type colours – and so, here I am!

And now for the good bits! 😉

Food stuffz: last night we had a beautiful little piece of fillet steak, which we bought from Woolworth’s (Winter starts singing, quite a lot off-key: “Woolworth’s, the fresh food people…” only of course, they’re not really, are they!) I have to confess that the quality of the meat from Woolworth’s is not nearly as good as the quality of meat from their big bad rivals, Coles – but it was still lovely steak! Pan fried, with chips, steamed green beans, and half a store-bought tomato. For dessert, I had one big, delicious date, one of my Corella pears, and a slice of Julian’s cake. For lunch today I had a very yummy wrap, with the delicious basil-pesto hummus, sliced sandwich ham, Halloumi cheese, and batons of crisp and crunchy cucumbers and fresh red capsicum – a very excellent luncheon! Tonight for dinner we’re having beef sausages, with mashed potatoes, some sort of green vegetable (probably green beans?) and the almost always present half a tomato. For dessert tonight I think I’ll have a dried fig, a slice of cake, and a low-fat fruit yoghurt.

Weigh-in this morning. *sigh* It looks like I’m back on the swings and roundabouts, or maybe I should just call it “The Good Old Yo-Yo Trail”! Because I went back up again this morning, didn’t I – from 63.8kg yesterday morning, to 64.2kg this morning! Mind you, that’s most likely the fluid-retaining pills starting to kick in – so I refuse to worry too much about any weight gains for the next 10 days, plus one week – until I’ve finished this course of the horrible, weight-gaining pills, and been off them for about a week. Then, if I stay up too much, I’ll start to worry!

Almost time for dinner – I’ll finish this off later this evening! 🙂

09.33 pm

Here I am, back again! Well, having told you all about the “interesting” bits, I suppose I can spend a few lines to tell you all how absolutely thrilling it is for not only Wynterthyme to be able to fly in Draenor now, but also her junior siblings, Arisnoë and Sylvänas, because one of the rewards for doing all the hard work of completing quests and gaining Reputation, is that all your other alts, regardless of what they’ve done (or not done) or the Reputation they have, or don’t have, with anyone, will also be able to fly in Draenor, gratis! 🙂 So this morning I took Arisnoë off to do a few quests, and it’s sooo much more easier to get to places, and get in to pick up treasures, by “bird-back”! 🙂 I’m looking forward to having more time to get her up to level 98 (she dinged 97 this morning! 🙂 ) however, tomorrow I believe we’re going to look at fish tanks – the little tank that Auric and Dapple are currently in was only ever supposed to be a temporary holding tank while we fixed up their mud puddle – but now that we’ve decided not to put them back outside, they’ll have to have a “proper” Fish House inside. I’ll let you all know how the “Fish House-hunting” goes tomorrow night! And now, it’s the time of night where I usually turn around and say “and that’s about it from me for this evening!” – so – that’s about it from me for this evening! 😉 Do call in again tomorrow night to find out if my weight is still going up (oh, I hope not – but I’ll be quite resigned to it if it does – bloody pills! 😦 ) whether Arisnoë has reached level 98, now that she can get into places that she never could before, and if Auric and Dapple have a new Fish House to live in, once we get it all set up for them. In the meantime, do try to bee good, remember that it’s not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown, it’s part of being alive, something that we all share – and don’t forget to keep warm and dry in this wild and wet Melbourne weather, to always drive carefully, and to look after yourselves – but above all, please don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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