Winter’s log, earthdate 201608.26

05.36 pm

Gosh, I’m starting very late tonight, considering it’s a Friday – but my very favourite eldest daughter has been over here all day, arriving just before 10 this morning, and only leaving here about half an hour ago! She had her hair coloured this morning, and it looks absolutely fantastic! Josh is a truly great artist, who uses people’s hair as his canvas – I know he always does a superb job on my hair, but I think he surpassed himself today on Lee’s hair! Her hair is very short, and I think I mentioned the other night that she was having “blue and purple”? Well, it’s just gorgeous! Blue, shading down to barely there on her short back and sides, and the top, which is a little longer, has been coloured and cut to give it more “texture”, again in a somewhat shaded blue, with mauve and purple highlights! (I’m jealous! *pout* (no, I’m not really! 😉 )) And it just looks… marvelous! It took a long time though – Josh started on her hair just after 10, and it was finally done around half past one! We’re already having preliminary thoughts on what to do with mine next time – I’d absolutely love to have the same blues and purple as Lee, but it wouldn’t last very long in my hair – so I’m thinking of three or four tones, in dark red, “bronze” (a sort-of a dark, reddish-brown?), a gold-ish or strawberry blond, and something to blend it all together – but there’s plenty of time to think about that before I have it done again.

Julian was out for most of the morning, picking up Dry Cleaning, doing a bit of shopping, and collecting mail, and he brought home lunch… my favourite “take-away” lunch at the moment is either a savoury roll or Danish, with one of the Baker’s Delight fruit and white chocolate scones! Julian had sushi, and Lee had an Optifast Bar. After lunch Lee and I watched alternating episodes of “Arrow” and “The Flash” until it was time for her to go home. Both the shows are starting to get very “dark”, with lots of “not nice” things happening all over the place, and I’m sorta glad that we’re watching them alternately, as “The Flash” is a lot less “bleak and dark” than “Arrow”, so you get a chance to catch your breath and calm down a bit in between the really nasty bits in “Arrow”, where people seem to be dropping like flies – only then it turns out that they’re not really dead at all – just pretending to be… except for Oliver’s sister… maybe… but I’m pretty sure she’s going to be coming back again too 🙂

And really, that’s about all that’s happened here today! So far, anyway – so I guess I can now get on to the “good” bits?

Food stuffs. Last night we had the last of the left-over “One-pot Spanish Chicken and Rice” for dinner, and yes, I really do think it should have had a bit more liquid in it than the recipe specified – but it was really very nice and tasty. For dessert I had the last of my “bald-kiwi-fruit-brown” skinned Nashi pears (unless we can find some more somewhere!) and one of the Vaalia Lemon Creme yoghurts – they really are very delicious! As I mentioned above, today for lunch I had a savoury ham and cheese Danish, and a Baker’s Delight fruit and white chocolate scone, with just a hint of butter on it. Tonight we’re having pan-fried Pork Loin Steaks, with a little bit of home-grown rosemary, chips, half a tomato, and steamed Brussels sprouts, and for dessert I’ll have one of my Corella pears and an Apple Le Rice.

Weigh-in this morning. Well, what did I say yesterday, hmm? Didn’t I mention something about “Swings and Roundabouts”, and also that “what goes down must always go back up”? I went from 63.8 kg yesterday, to 64.3 kg again – exactly where I was on Tuesday! Oh well, here we go on the yo-yo circuit again, and what’s worse is that I didn’t get to do my walk at all today! I was going to do my walk this morning, before breakfast, but ran out of time… so then I was going to do it after lunch, and get my very favourite eldest daughter to come in and talk to me for twenty minutes, so that I wouldn’t miss any of her visit, but somehow or other we sort-of started watching “Arrow” straight after lunch, so the “walkies” never actually eventuated! (mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! – it’s always my fault, anyway… *shakes head in mock despair*) So… you should all expect my weight to skyrocket a bit more tomorrow, as I’m expecting it to! :/

And that brings us around to tomorrow – Saturday! Julian says if the weather’s good enough, he wants to plant out the herb garden… We bought a lot of herbs when we bought the vegetables, all those weeks ago, but although the vegetables have been planted (some of them twice, like the carrots, after a snap frost got to them!) and are doing very well – except for the Bok Choy – but so far, we haven’t planted out the herbs – they’re still sitting around in their little plastic nursery pots! The main reason we haven’t planted them out is because we’re not really sure where we should put them! We want them close enough to the house for Julian to be able to just dart out and pick whatever he wants while he’s cooking, without having to make a long trek down to the back of the garden (especially if it’s raining!) But we also know that they need lots of sunshine, so we can’t really keep them on the back deck – but much further away than that, and we tend to forget to water them! Well, if he’s thinking of planting them tomorrow, weather permitting, then he must have decided on the best place for them, so… like my weight, we’ll just “weight and sea”! 🙂 And that’s really about “it” from me again for tonight – but do call in again tomorrow night, to find out how my weight’s going, whether we managed to get the herbs planted, as well as where we ended up putting them if we did, and to see if Dapple’s still nibbling on Auric’s tail (I haven’t seen him do it at all today, but then… I haven’t really been watching him!) In the meantime though, do try to bee good, remember that you will never be like the ‘Little Engine That Could’ if you sit around on your caboose, and don’t forget to always drive carefully, to keep warm and dry this weekend, and to look after yourselves… but most importantly, please don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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