Winter’s log, earthdate 201610.09

05.38 pm

OK, just a very, very quick catch-up this evening, to let you know that Wynterthyme and Demelza made it to level 110 – not unscathed, oh no – they did mange to get deaded a couple of times… but they quickly recovered and went on their merry way! 🙂 No more xp (experience) bar now – just Reputation (if you want it visible!) and what’s called an “Artifact Power” bar, which basically lets you know how soon you’ll be able to boost up your Magical, Mythical Weapon again – and I really can’t tell you much more than that! I don’t really understand it myself yet, or how it works! Whenever we get to go and “upgrade” our weapon power (or whatever!) I always get Julian to come over and tell me what to do, as I really have no idea what I’m doing.

We had a pretty good run though, despite a couple of fatalities – and as I said, we’ve both hit the magic “level 110”, and we’re not really sure what happens from here on in – I guess we just keep on questing away, until we run out of quests and find ourselves stuck for something to do, other than Dungeons, Raids, or PVP! We still haven’t made up our minds whether or not to move the two girls over to Saurfang – Julian, I think, is leaning towards “not”, and I’m afraid I’m leaning – quite heavily, actually – in favour of “move!”, because once again today, there were so many other players milling around in our quest areas that quite often I found myself running off after some other player that I’d thought was Demelza – only to find out that she was way back at the last Flight Point, or the last quest giver, and I was following… well, not Demelza, anyway – and this was even after Demelza had gone and stuck a great big red “X” over her head, so that I’d be able to weasily distinguish her from any other players! *rolls eyes* I think I need new computer glasses!

The “good” bits:

Food stuffs. Last night for dinner we had the most delicious marinated roast beef that I’ve had for quite a long time! You could almost say it was the “perfect piece of beef” – almost no fat, just the right size (because remember, meat shrinks quite a bit when you cook it!) it was cooked to perfection, and the marinade – whatever it was – didn’t become dry, or become “caked on”, as it can sometimes if too much is used. Unfortunately I can’t tell you what sort of beef, what sort of marinade, or what “brand” it was it was, as Julian just tipped it from its wrapping into the baking dish and threw the wrapping away! But it was really lovely – you’ll just have to take my word for it, I’m afraid! 🙂 And as it turned out, once more we didn’t get to eat our curly, home-grown, organic carrots! There was lots of roast potato, roast pumpkin, and steamed green beans – we didn’t even have our usual half a tomato, as there was almost too much with just the meat, potatoes, pumpkin and green beans! *sigh* However I’m sure we’ll have our curly, home-grown, organic carrots on Monday night! For dessert I had one and a half teeny-tiny little “kiddy” apples, and an Apple Le Rice. Today for lunch we had sandwiches made from the last of the sourdough loaf, with a butter substitute of mashed cold roast potatoes, and mashed cold roast pumpkin, chopped up cold roast beef, and salt and pepper – and they were fantastic! Tonight, being Sunday night, we’ll be having our usual omelets, with my favourite Cheddar/Tasty cheese (fried before the beaten eggs get tipped into the frying pan!) cooked bacon, cooked onions, maybe some spring onions as well, diced red capsicum, and diced tomato – and for dessert I’ll have another of my Corella pears and a Vaalia Lemon Creme yoghurt.

Weigh-in this morning. Not too good – but as I said – I’m not really expecting any sort of improvement until at least the end of the week – if I get the go-ahead to start using my treadmill again tomorrow afternoon when I see Dr. B.! I went from 66.3 kg on Saturday to 66.5 kg this morning. At this rate, I will be back on the Optifast again soon! I’ll talk to Dr. B. about that, too, tomorrow afternoon…

And that’s really about “it” from me for this evening – tomorrow promises to be a very busy day – we have our cleaning lady over in the morning, my appointment with Dr. B at 02.00 pm (which means we might get to see her around 03.15 pm!) and then Josh will be over later in the day! I should get some time tomorrow morning while the cleaning lady is here to try to level up Zelenka a bit more… Flipper, Auric and Dapple are all well – Flipper was very tardy eating her dinner last night – in fact she didn’t get her pussy biscuits (kibble!) back until nearly midnight! Hopefully she’ll be a little more interested in her dinner tonight! Anyway, do call in again tomorrow night for a much more comprehensive account of the day’s doin’s, like which way my weight slid, and what Dr. B. had to say about my ankle, my treadmilling, and my recalcitrant weight… until then though, please try to bee good, remember that we all have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse, and don’t forget to look after yourselves, to always drive carefully, and to keep warm and dry, especially in this uncertain weather… but most importantly, please – don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂