Winter’s log, earthdate 201608.20

05.08 pm

I think I like this one a lot much more betterer! 🙂 And the other one did last for almost 24 hours, honestly! 😯 (← Winter’s very best, wide-eyed, innocent look!) Anyway, ’tis done now – I know Julian liked last night’s Template, so I’ve included most of its elements in this one – same colours, same patterns… so it’s almost the same – but not quite! And just as an aside, this is yet another of the older Templates that I periodically come back to…

This will possibly be a much shorter blog than usual, because there’s really not all that much to tell you all! This morning was a bit different from usual though – in that I didn’t go for my usual walk before breakfast! I hope I’m not coming down with something, because I ached all over this morning, and just couldn’t dredge up the energy to do my usual treadmilling. I did do it later though – before lunch – and I felt a lot better for not having forced myself to do my walk first thing this morning! I played WoW this morning, as per usual though, so Silverhands is now almost level 35, and on her way to Feralis! I probably could have got her up to level 36 by lunch time today, if I’d got Julian to fly me down to Feralis, but I thought it was an excellent opportunity for me to gain “exploration experience points”, so I hopped on my little motor-scooter and clattered, klunked, and rattled my way south from Astraanar, picking up Flight Points as I drove along the road, and filling in blank bits of map as I went! It was good actually – all I needed was a picnic hamper and a thermos of hot coffee! It’s a long, long, long way from Astraanar to Feralis! All the way through Ashenvale, the Stonetalon Mountains, and Desolace, all completely un-mapped territory, so you pretty much have to guess your way (or try to remember it from the last time you were there, when you were playing someone else!) Mind you, the Flight Points are sort-of marked with little “wing symbols”, so basically I just point myself towards the next Flight Point, cross my fingers (and occasionally my toes as well!) and try to head that-a-ways! At the moment I’m in the middle of the Stonetalon Mountains, so I still have quite a long way to go!

So I had my morning treadmilling at around about one o’clock, which was really almost agreeable – and I think that from now on, I might try to vary my walking times a bit – say, walk in the early mornings four days a week, and at lunch time, three days a week – or something along those lines, anyway. After that, Julian had brought some nice lunch home with him, so we gobbled that all up, and I started sifting through the Templates – again – found this one, and decided to experiment with a header for it, and here it is! And that, Ladies and Gentlepersons, is the sum total of my daily doin’s – so far, anyway – and I shall forthwith get on to all the fascinatingly “good” bits! 😉

Food stuffs. Last night we had the Lamb and Rosemary Shepherd’s Pies with Roasted Garlic Mash for dinner, so… “was it any good?” I hear you all asking! “Will it become another “Keeper”?!” Well, I can truthfully answer “Yes!” to both those questions – it was extremely delicious, though Julian did say that it was a trifle “fiddly” to make, though now he’s made it once, it shouldn’t be quite so fiddly next time, n’est ce pas? You’ll find the recipe here, and I promise that I’ll try to get it written up on my “Recipes…” page, as soon as possible! In the end, we did end up using all the garlic that the recipe called for, even though it did sound like an awful lot! However because it was roasted first – which tends to break down quite a lot of the pungency and strong flavour (just as well, too!) we did use it, and found that it wasn’t too much, after all! There was a fair bit left over too – enough for one more meal, anyway – which we’ve put in the freezer, so again, it’s a fairly economical recipe – unless you have a family for five or more – but it would be plenty for a family of four. For dessert I had one of my new, smaller “Royal Gala” apples, which was very nice – quite sweet, but with enough tartness to them to make them pleasant eating, and after that I had another of my new-found Vaalia Lemon Creme yoghurts. Today for lunch today Julian brought home a savoury Danish (ham, cheese and pineapple), and a savoury roll, both of which were cut in half, and we had half each. He also brought back a couple of the extra delicious Baker’s Delight fruit and white chocolate scones, and we had one each, with just a small smear of butter in them. Tonight we’re having pan-fried fillet steak, with chips, steamed green beans, and half a tomato, and for dessert I’ll have one of my Corella pears, and this time I’ll have an Apple Le Rice.

Weigh-in this morning. *sigh* What can I say? “Within the margin of error”? I went from 65.2 kg to 65.1 kg – down the one point that I went up yesterday! I did mean it yesterday you know – I will eat what I want, and when I want – within reason, naturally – and I’ll continue to weigh myself on a daily basis – but I’m rapidly coming to the conclusion that if you don’t enjoy your life, you might as well not be living, and I’ll be buggered if I end up too afraid to eat this, that, or the other, because of what it might do to my weight! However, those bloody little pills are a different matter entirely! They should ruddy well be banned – as far as my body is concerned, anyway – and come next March I’ll be doing my damnedest to talk Dr. Y. out of prescribing any more for me (as long as there’s a viable alternative, because I’m not a very good candidate for surgery while I’m on Warfarin – which is likely to be for the rest of my life!)

And once again, that pretty much brings me full circle to tomorrow again! Yes, it’s a Sunday, so that means that Dulcineà and Tourbillon will be having their first adventures in their new Realm, Saurfang! Not that it’ll be any different to Quel’Dorei, only slightly less crowded, and with not as much “competition” for the mobs and quests! I know that all my “girls” have been enjoying the relative peace and quiet on Saurfang – it’s very reminiscent of Quel’Dorei, all those years ago when we first moved there from a very busy and somewhat overcrowded Scarlet Crusade. So it’ll be a good day tomorrow, and a good evening, too, as being a Sunday night, we’ll be having Julian’s delicious omelets for dinner! 🙂 And that’s really about “it” from me for this evening! Oh, one last thing! We still have some correspondence with the people we bought this place from, and Julian asked Mrs. A. how long the goldfish had been here – so we could have some idea of how old they were, you see – and she said that they’d had them for four years… and we’ve been here for almost a year, so Auric and Dapple are approximately about five years old! Ah, so next question, how long to goldfish live? According to Google, anywhere between 5 and 30 years, depending on the water condition. Well, now that they live inside, we take extremely good care of the water, so hopefully we’ll have them for many years to come – in fact, by “Survivor” standards, they’d well and truly out-swim – but hopefully not outlast, or outwit me! 😉 So anyway, do call in again tomorrow night, to find out how Dulcineà and Tourbillon fared in their adventures, and whether they died or not, how my weight is behaving (or not behaving, which is the more likely of the two!) and what other things we got up to during the day! Until then though, do try to bee good, remember to always be a little kinder than necessary, and don’t forget to keep warm and dry while you’re out having fun in the snow, to look after yourselves, and to always drive carefully… but most importantly, please don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂