Winter’s log, earthdate 201605.18

04.36 pm

Well, there are two pieces of news for you all this evening! 🙂 One is that a brand-new recipe, called “Tuscan Bean Soup”, has been added to the “Recipes…” menu for your delectation, and the other is that I’ve included links to Auric and Dapple in their new home! 🙂 The first piccy shows Dapple towards the top of the screen, looking a little bit bored, with Auric down lower, probably admiring his reflection in the side of the tank. The second piccy shows Dapple towards the centre of the tank, still looking a trifle bored, with Auric still admiring his reflection, but from a slightly different angle! The poor little lads are probably getting pretty hungry by now – we were told not to feed them for a day after we’d re-located them – but they’ll get their dinner tonight 🙂

Now, what else has been happening here today? Not all that much, really – I went off to have my Warfarin blood test this morning, but the results haven’t been SMS’d through to us yet – you’ll all probably have to wait until tomorrow night to find out if my poison dose goes up, down, or stays the same. I worked a bit on Sylvänas before we left this morning, and again after lunch – and I finally made it to level 98, which meant that I could at long last upgrade my Trading Post to level 2… yayy! 🙂 I’m curious though – am I going to have to wait to be Exalted with those three Draenor Factions to be able to upgrade the Trading Post to level 3? Wynterthyme, a Night Elf and the first of my three “Garrison Ladies” to goferit, of course, did – I’m sure you all remember me grizzling and cussing about having to go out and “Farm” the Reputation Points! However, Arisnoë didn’t have to work at her Reputation at all! She was able to just walk in and buy the Blueprint to upgrade her Trading Post – but glitches do happen, so I now have absolutely no idea whether procuring Trading Post level 3 is an “Account-Wide” privilege (meaning that once one of my characters gains the needed Faction Reputation and the right to upgrade her Trading Post to level 3, then all the characters on that account can do so too, regardless of their Faction standing) or not! I guess I’ll find out when I get to level 100, won’t I!? 😉 I also had a look to see who I could transfer over to Quel’Dorei to work on once Sylvänas reaches level 100 – and there are really only two candidates, each on different Realms (servers) – one is only level 60, so there’s a long, l-o-n-g way to go before I hit Garrison-ville – and quite honestly, I’m not sure I want to slog through all of that… the other is level 80, and would be a much more betterer prospect, except for one thing! Well, two things, really… The first thing is that she’s on Nagrand, the Oceanic server, which is handy if there are any problems with the US-based servers – it means that we have somewhere to play while we’re waiting for the US-based servers to come back online, or whatever… the second thing is that she’s generally partnered by Jemima, Julian’s level 80 character on Nagrand, and I really don’t want to break them up… So, if I’m going to transfer anyone across, it’s going to have to be Sørcha, my level 60 Horde Beastmaster Hunter :/ I also looked at jumping a brand-new character up to level 100, but alas – I can’t justify the $66AUD that Blizzard would charge me to do so. I’m not sure if we’ll be able to get “complimentary boosts” to level 90 again when the new expansion goes live at the end of August (I think?) After all, they are introducing a new character Class – the Demon Hunter – and you can bet your sweet bippy that everyone and their grandmother’s dog will want to play one of those – except for me, that is – so we might get more boost-ability (and then of course, we might not!) but that’s August, and I expect to have Sylvänas at level 100 by the end of next weekend! (hopefully!) So it looks like it’s gunna have to be Sørcha – at least for now, anyway…

And now on to the interesting bits! 🙂

Food stuffz: last night we had Three Island fillet steak – and it was superb! So tender… juicy… flavoursome… (*drool*) With it we had mashed potatoes, the last of our very own home-grown green beans (*cry*) and our usual half a tomato. For dessert I had one of my Corella pears, and one of my special Mother’s Day cookies that my very favourite youngest daughter made for me – ohh… they’re really so very delicious! I wish I dared to eat more than one! :/ Today for lunch I had a sandwich made with that yummy Baker’s Delight whole-meal bread – the one that has the sesame-seed crust – with basil-pesto hummus instead of butter, and Tandoori chicken sandwich chunks. Really, really delicious! Tonight we’re having more of the Three Island Beef sausages for dinner, with chips, half a tomato, and some green “not-our-home-grown” beans. For dessert I’m going to have another Corella pear, a Dark Cacao Chia Pod, and another one of my special Mother’s Day cookies.

Weigh-in this morning. Was quite… puzzling! I don’t know how I managed it… (I wish I did! I’d bottle whatever I did up and make a fortune selling it!) I went from 63.4kg to 63.1kg! Down another three points! Oh well, ‘never look a gift horse in the mouth’, they say, so I’ll just say “thank-you-very-much!” to the powers that be, and count myself extremely lucky that I didn’t go up half a ton, after eating those two big lunches on Sunday and Monday!

Which finally brings me to tomorrow – Thursday, I believe it is – and what’s happening over this side of the black stump… which will be not much, as it turns out! Julian has some gardening work to do – we have to really think hard about what to plant for a winter crop – so far it seems to be mostly “leafy greens” that I’m not supposed to eat very much of – I mean, I can eat them, but I shouldn’t have them every day, or in large quantities (“leafy greens” interfere with Warfarin doses you see!) In fact, about the only sort of “leafy greens” that I can have as much as I like of, is Iceberg Lettuce! And while I don’t mind the occasional bit of Iceberg Lettuce in the odd salad every now and then, it’s certainly not something I’d want to sit down to every day! I absolutely love spinach, silver-beet, broccoli, and brussels sprouts – but I have to be very careful not to have too much of any of them, or too often. 😦 I think we can put in broad beans – I do like broad beans, and I think they come under the umbrella of “legumes”, and not “leafy greens” – I hope so, anyway! Onions and garlic should also be planted around about now, too… anyway, I’m sure we’ll find something suitable to plant in our veggie garden… Oh, and I must look up when the best time to plant a fig tree is, too… As for me tomorrow, I guess I’ll be busily leading Sylvänas along the steep and rocky path to level 100 – who knows? I might even get there tomorrow! (but I doubt it! 🙂 ) And now once again, that’s about it from me for tonight! Don’t forget to drop in again tomorrow night to find out if my weight suddenly came to its senses and went back up again, what the results of my Warfarin blood tests were, how much closer to level 100 I’ve managed to get Sylvänas, and if we’ve decided what to plant for our winter crop! Until then though – do continue to bee good, remember that the best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do, and don’t forget to keep warm and dry on these blustery autumn days, to always drive carefully, and to look after yourselves… but most importantly, please don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂


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