Winter’s log, earthdate 201608.28

05.30 pm

Well, I’m starting this a lot later than I usually do on a Sunday night, because we finished playing WoW a lot later than we usually do! Dulcineà and Tourbillon were in the middle of a very long and convoluted quest chain in the Eastern Plaguelands, and because the place where all of the questing was taking place is so difficult to get to – most of the time – we decided to finish it off before “dusting down”, and finished playing for the day. Still, we’ve now completed all of the quests associated with the Eastern Plaguelands, and next Sunday we’ll be heading off to the Badlands. We went up five levels today – from level 41 when we started, to level 46, by the time we finished playing – and neither of us died, not even once! I reckon that’s got to be some sort of a record! 😉 Anyway, I thought we did rather well today, and we certainly had a lot of fun, and I’m really looking forward to next week! Before we started playing this morning, we took a couple of minutes to have a look at Wynterthyme, on Quel’Dorei, to see if there was anything that I needed to do to upgrade my armor to bring me up to spec before next Tuesday – however my general “Item Level” is 695, which is pretty good, considering I’m not wearing any kind of Heirloom gear, and until next Tuesday, the item level is capped off at 700 – after Tuesday, we’ll get (or be given? I’m not sure about the “how’s” and “why’s” of that yet!) “special” weapons, which will be able to utilise “artifacts” (which I also don’t know much about!) and it’ll be a whole new ball game!

During our lunch break, I rolled another character (yeah – I know… I just can’t seem to help myself, sometimes… :/ ) This one is a Gnome Warlock (Warlocks are cool! They get little demons, and Void Walkers, as their Pets!) and I’ve called her…. “Calamities”! 🙂 I really hope she’ll do well, because I absolutely love her name, and I’m pretty sure that she’s my fiftieth character on my Wynterthyme account, and you’re only allowed to have fifty characters per account! :/

Oh, and I did do my walk after lunch! I didn’t quite do my full 20 minutes, as I felt it would have taken too big a chunk out of our remaining game time, so I compromised, and did 18! 🙂

And that’s really been our day today! Tomorrow morning our cleaning lady will be here, and in the afternoon, Josh will be back… and for the rest of the day, I guess I’ll either be leveling Zelenka or Calamities up! I might stick with Zelenka tomorrow, as she’s level 20 now, and although I’m keen to start working with Calamities, I’m really not all that keen on the Gnome starting area – and the fact that there seems to be an awful lot of Invasion activity around there at the moment! I might leave Calamities until after the full Expansion goes live, and see what happens with all the Invasion events!

Anyway, I’ll now get on with all the “good bits”! 🙂

Food stuffs. Last night we had the pan-fried marinated chicken breasts on a bed of plain steamed rice with some finely chopped spring onions in it – they really are deliciously tasty, and the chicken stays really tender and juicy! For dessert I had one of my yellow nectarines – it was ripe enough to eat – and one of my new favourites, a Vaalia Lemon Creme yoghurt! Today for lunch we had ham, cheese and tomato Toasties, which were extra, extra nice! For starters, Julian had got some more of that yummy whole-meal bread with the sesame seeds in the crust, and it really is nicer that “plain” whole-meal bread because the sesame seeds give it a lovely “nutty” flavour! Also, not being able to get our usual Cheddar cheese, he bought a different one, and it was even nicer than the original type of Cheddar – actually, I think it was more of a “Tasty” cheese than a straight “Cheddar”, as it had quite a bit of tangy “bite” to it, so lunch was “double yummy” today! Tonight, being Sunday night, of course we’ll be having our “Sunday Omelets”! I’m not quite sure what’ll be going into it, but there’ll probably be bacon (which I think he’s cooking right now, as well as frying up the onion that we usually seem to have in our omelets!) You might all have to wait until tomorrow night to find out what was in our omelets! 😉 For dessert I think I’d better have another nectarine – the one I had last night was quite ripe, and as I like my fruit ripe, but still “firm”, I think if the nectarines are left much longer, they’ll be ripe and “soft”, too! I’ll also have an Apple Le Rice with that…

Weigh-in this morning. Well, under the circumstances, and all other things considered (like what I had for lunch yesterday) I thought this morning’s trip to the scales wasn’t too bad… I went from 64.5 kg… to 64.5 kg… In other words, I stayed the same! Don’t worry though – my sinful gluttony will catch up with me tomorrow morning, fer sure, and I’ll be right up again… 😦 Still, all we can do is weight and sea…

And that brings me around to tomorrow again – which as I did last night, I’ve already told you about! Yes, it’s a pretty short blog tonight, but as we’ve both been heads down, tails up, playing WoW all day, there’s not really that much to tell you all! So, I’m afraid that that’s about “it” from me for this evening – but do drop in again tomorrow night to find out how my weight panned out, which character I decided to work with, and how Dapple, Auric, and Flipper are getting on – Yanno, sometimes I think that Dapple and Auric have a better memory than Flipper does, as every week when Julian strips down the bed to wash the bedding, Flipper nearly has a fit of the vapours! “Where’s My Bed!”, “You’ve destroyed My Nest! It took me ages to twist that doona into a Nest what was “Just Right”!” “What have you done with My Doona, and where’s My Nest wot I made in it? Bring it back!” – etc., etc… She doesn’t seem to remember that this is a regular occurrence, poor old girl! Crikey, even Dapple and Auric only took a couple of days to learn that “when funny faces approach the side of the tank, making weird noises, it’s time for food!” and come swimming up for it, opening and closing their little mouths above the water for it, even before we start feeding them! Oh well… anyway, until tomorrow night, do please try to bee good, remember that one day your life may flash before your eyes, so make sure it’s worth watching, and don’t forget to always drive carefully, to keep warm and dry, whatever the weather, and to look after yourselves… but above all, please – don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂