Winter’s log, earthdate 201607.19

05.29 pm

Oh dear, late again! Never mind, I think I finally might have a good header for my Blog Project – and a possible background tile for it too, even though I know I’m not going to be able to get it to tile properly because it’s a photo… but I think I can make it a “fixed” tile (if Word Press will let me! “if” being the operative word there!) so that the photo itself doesn’t scroll, the blog just slides over the top of it – that would work very nicely! However the main reason I’m so late today is because my very favourite eldest daughter was over today, and Julian has only just got back from dropping her off. We watched alternating episodes of “Arrow” and “The Flash” today because we’ve watched everything else! Apparently, just like “Game of Thrones”, we’re going to have to wait until next year for more episodes of “Supergirl”, “The 100”, “Orphan Black”, and “Wynonna Earp”! (“But that’s a whole ‘nother year!, mutters Luke Skywalker in the background, as Winter sobs quietly into a rather soggy tissue!) And of course, “Person of Interest” has finished altogether, and although the Powers-that-Be have left enough “hooks” for at least three or four spin-offs, I don’t think we’ll be hearing anything from that particular corner of the woodshed for quite a long time to come – or even if ever! So today we watched “Arrow”, and even though I like it, it’s starting to get quite “dark” at the moment, so we’re really needing the interleaving “Flash” episodes as a bit of “comic relief”, so to speak… Oh, and I’m completely forgetting that we have quite a lot of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”! We might watch some of those next week, though I’m going to request that we back-track two or three episodes, because I’ve completely forgotten where we were up to, and what had been happening! I’m glad I remembered “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”! 🙂

Let’s see… what else… Julian went off to have his CT scan yesterday afternoon, and it took forever, because he had to drink a whole liter (I think!) of some gunk, slowly, before he was put into the “sausage machine” (the scanner!) and then they had to inject him with some sort of dye which stays in his body for a couple of days (but it doesn’t hurt or anything) so although his appointment was for two thirty, he had to be there ten minutes before hand, and he didn’t get home until after four thirty! Tomorrow he’s off to the Cardiologist to have one of his heart valves looked at, as he’d had some problems with it when he was a child. I think it was last looked at about five years ago (give or take a few years! 😉 ) and the verdict then was that it was perfectly fine, and to look at it now that he’s an adult, you’d never know that there’d ever been anything wrong with it! So we’re not expecting any nasty little surprises there – it’s just that our doctors are very… meticulous about making sure that they have all the pertinent facts about their patient’s health. Thank goodness! I’d much rather have an over-zealous doctor who tests for everything, than a doctor with a “She’ll be right mate! Take these pills, and see me in a month or two if you’re not better by next Tuesday morning! Next patient, please!” attitude!

The cleaning lady arrived yesterday morning, and did her work while Julian took some Dry Cleaning over to “Daisy” in Doncaster, did a bit of shopping, and booked the car in to have the alignment looked at (yet again!) And you know, I really must make a much more serious attempt to drag myself away from my desk next time K’s here – she usually comes in and cleans and vacuums around me, but yesterday I must have been so engrossed in what I was doing that I didn’t even notice her! Unfortunately, me not noticing her meant that I didn’t even scoot my chair out of the way so that she could at least vacuum under the desk, and this morning I see that there’s quite a lot of grot and crumbs and a paper-clip on the floor between my chair and my desk “return”! I do wish she’d asked me to move out for a minute or two, and I would have been only too happy to oblige! I know that she must have been cleaning in here because the rest of the floor is clean(ish!) I know my left ear is still nastily blocked, but I honestly didn’t hear her, or even notice her, cleaning as best as she could around my desk, while I was busily working away at my Blog Project! Next time she’s here I shall have to make a point of asking her to please ask me to move, so that she can clean this area properly! Anyway, I played a bit of WoW after lunch, Josh arrived shortly after Julian got home from his CT scan, and by the time my hair was done, and we’d spent a bit of time deciding on hair colours, dinner was ready, so there wasn’t time for me to sit down and write… *tsk!* Such a busy life I lead! 😉

And that’s pretty much been the sum total of my last two days! I’m getting a bit excited though, because somewhere between 10 and 11 o’clock tonight, the pre-Extension patch will be going in! The Realms will be down until around about 4.00 am tomorrow, which means that as soon as I’ve done my Treadmilling tomorrow, I can create my Gnome Hunter! Tonight I’ll have to read up on all the changes that are coming, so I’ll have a bit more of an idea what to expect, especially in regards to Garrisons, Followers, Fleets, and Beast Master Hunters in general! And now, having filled you all in on the mundane events of my life, I shall now get on to the good bits for you! 🙂

Food stuffs. Yesterday for lunch, because Julian had been out for most of the morning, and because he had to take off for his CT scan pretty much right after lunch, we had delicious cheese and mushroom bread rolls from Baker’s Delight, and one of their absolutely divine fruit and white chocolate scones… Last night for dinner we had a really delightful piece of Three Island fillet steak – absolutely superb meat – with chips, steamed green beans, and our usual half a tomato. For dessert I had one of the “kiwi-fruit-brown” skinned Nashi pears, which was lovely and tasty and crisp, as usual, which I followed up with a small bowl of Coles-brand, very low-calorie, yummy Rice Custard. Today for lunch I had a really nice ham and cheddar cheese toastie (but no tomato this time – we’d run out!) and tonight for dinner we’re having pan-fried chicken breast on a bed of plain steamed rice, with some finely chopped spring onion mixed through it. For dessert I’ll have a “Jazz” apple – I’ve never had one of those before, but they look lovely – all nice and pink and yellow! And after the apple, I shall have a small bowl of my delicious Coles-brand, very low-calorie Rice Pudding! 😉

Weigh-in yesterday morning. Wasn’t too bad, I suppose – I went from 64.4 kg to 64.4 kg – I stayed the same – and then, of course, I went and spoilt it all by having that extremely nice cheese and mushroom roll from Baker’s Delight, and one of their really, really “to-die-for” fruit and white chocolate scones! Will I ever learn?! (No… probably not! 😉 )

Weigh-in this morning. Was bad! I really did pay the price for my delicious lunch yesterday! I went from 64.4 kg to 64.7 kg! Up three points! Aaarrggghhh! Oh well, hopefully I’ll come down again fairly quickly, if I’m ultra careful! :/

And that sort-a brings me back full circle to tomorrow! No need to be wondering what I’ll be doing tomorrow! My precious Blog Project can go on hold for a day or two (maybe! 😉 ) because I’ll be busy working with my new little Gnome Hunter, Cynthìa! 🙂 I’m still trying to decide whether I want to try creating a Demon Hunter, when they become available later on, but for now, I’ll be “Gnomin’ in the gloamin'” with my mechanical rabbit Pet! Yes, Gnomes, being an Engineering-type of race, get mechanical rabbits as a “starter” Pet! Or so my favourite eldest daughter tells me! 🙂 But that’s really about “it” from me for tonight – however do call in again tomorrow night, to find out how Cynthìa’s doing, whether I’ve bumped her up to level 100 yet or not, what my weight’s been up to (or, hopefully, down to!) how Julian got on at the Cardiologist, and if Auric still has a dose of the “floaties”! Until then though, please try very hard to bee good, remember that the greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another, and don’t forget to always drive carefully, to keep warm and dry in this wintry weather, and to look after yourselves… but most importantly, please don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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