Winter’s log, earthdate 201612.06

04.37 pm

Sorry, I’m a bit late today – I’ve just sat down from directing the placement of the “furniture” in Auric and Dapple’s Fish House 🙂 Julian was going to change their water and clean their walls yesterday, but ran out of time – so after going and getting his shoulder folded, spindled and mutilated this morning by the charming and energetic Polly, and doing some shopping on the way home (because, shock! horror! I was almost out of my very favourite “Linzer Torte” Nespresso pods!) he then decided that Auric and Dapple couldn’t wait any longer to have their house cleaning done (after all, we had ours done yesterday!) But to start from the beginning…

Sunday of course was our WoW day – at first we weren’t sure which way we’d go with things – whether we’d do one Dungeon, then switch to our two “newbies”, or just run Dungeons all day. We ended up staying with the Dungeons, of which we managed to do nine! We’d started Naxxramas last Tuesday, but it’s a very big Dungeon (one of the largest!) and we weren’t able to get through all of it in one day, so we finished it on Sunday. Some of the very Big Dungeons are called “Raids” – Naxxramas is one – and they re-set every Tuesday, so if you can’t get through it all in one sitting, as long as you go back in before it re-sets the following Tuesday, it’ll be exactly as you left it. We did it as a normal 25-man Raid, and it was really all too easy! I was just talking about it to Julian and we were saying that we really should have done it in either “Heroic” mode (supposedly harder than “Normal” mode) or “Mythic” mode (supposedly the next Difficulty notch up from “Heroic” mode) I dunno – I wouldn’t mind doing Naxxramas again, in Mythic mode! After that we did a Dungeon called “The Vault of Archavon“, in “Normal” mode, followed by the Dungeon “Gundrak“, which we did twice. Once in “Normal” mode, so that we could do it in “Heroic” mode to get a special buff and Achievement, and you can’t do it in Heroic mode straight off – you have to do it in Normal mode first! (*rolls eyes*)  After that we did a set of three Dungeons in “Mythic” mode (and they were dead easy, too, even in “Mythic” mode – we were still one-shotting most mobs!) in an area called “Icecrown“: “Forge of Souls“, “Pit of Saron“, and “Halls of Reflection“… and I think that’s about where we broke for lunch! After lunch we went on to do “Trial of the Crusader” and its accompanying “The Icy Depths“, in both “Normal” and “Mythic” modes, and then finally, “Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom“, which was pretty big too, but we managed to get through it… so we both had a very good “Dungeon Run”, had great fun one-shotting mobs, even in “Mythic” mode, “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” at all the fantastic scenery and art work – and neither of us even came anywhere near dying, not even once! In my opinion, that’s the only way to run Dungeons, and still enjoy them! 🙂 Alas, by the time we Hearthed back home and dusted down, there really wasn’t enough time to write anything! Sorry! 🙂

Monday was a reasonably quiet sort of day, that seemed to go in a second – our cleaner was here in the morning, and Josh was over in the afternoon – so once again, no writing got done…

But here it is today, and I’ve caught you all up on the most important bits of the past two days, so you haven’t really missed out on anything! It was all a bit of a weird this morning – I mean, everything was going quite smoothly and the same as usual – we got up, I got weighed, we had breakfast, Julian got ready to go out, and we had a cup of coffee… Julian had sent me a few funny photos and cartoons to look at, and I was busy laughing at them, and he was sitting on the couch behind me, watching and laughing too. At that stage it was about three minutes to eleven. His appointment with Polly, the charming and energetic Physiotherapist, was at 11.30 am…. in Blackburn! All that time that he’d been sitting there on the couch laughing at me laughing at the cartoons he’d been thinking “My appointment’s not until 11.30 – I have plenty of time…” until he realised, to his horror, that he didn’t have “plenty of time”, he was going to be “plenty late”, instead – so off he raced. I’d been thinking “he must have plenty of time” (even though I knew his appointment was at 11.30 am! – and I’ll let you all in on a small secret here – just between you, me, and the gatepost – once I sit down at the computer, my eyes very rarely stray from the screen in front of me, so I tend to miss seeing things like the time, what’s going on in the room around me, and people trying to get my attention in Chat when I’m playing WoW!) “because he still has to put the corned silverside in the slow cooker, for our dinner tonight…” Anyway, needless to say, we’re not having corned silverside for dinner tonight! Or tomorrow night either, because once again he’s got an early start – to go over to our back-door neighbour’s place. That is, she used to be our back door neighbour when we lived in Glen Waverley – she’s now the back door neighbour of my very favourite eldest daughter and her husband, who are currently living there. Anyway, this next door neighbour is a very nice lady, and we all get on extremely well together – and because she’s on her own now, Julian’s sort-of taken on the role of “General Fixit” (a five star one!) and “Major Organiser of Anything and Everything Pertaining to Property Maintenance”. A while back, her garage ceiling fell in, blocking her access to her car, amongst other nuisances, and Julian organised to have it repaired. Now he’s organised a painter to come and pretty up the repaired ceiling, and of course, someone has to be there to supervise, and to lock up afterwards, because our neighbour will be at work, and I believe that my very favourite eldest daughter will be at Gridiron practice! As the corned silverside needs to be set up “first thing in the morning”, we’ll have to miss out on it tomorrow night, too… What’s that? Why don’t I set the corned silverside up for him? Err… would you believe “because I can’t reach everything I’m going to need”? Because I’m afraid that’s the horrible truth… I’m too short to reach things! (just call me “Stumpy”!) I have to stand on tip-toe just to get a cup out of the cupboard, and I can only j-u-s-t reach them with the tips of my fingers…. if they’re right at the front of the cupboard! (this house was actually built for giants!)

And now that about covers today as well, really – I checked my Auctions on WoW ( 😥 I didn’t sell anything 😥 ) and worked on a new, Christmas themed desktop wallpapery thingy, which turned out reasonably well, but I can’t help feeling that it’s a bit…. bland? Pale? Wan? I might have another go at it tomorrow…

Now for the “good bits” that I can remember…

Food stuffs Sunday. For lunch we had wraps, with some of our favourite basil and pesto hummus as a butter substitute, triple smoked ham, Halloumi cheese, red and green capsicum batons, and tomato, and for dinner we had our Sunday Omelets – an “experimental” one this week, with red and green diced capsicum, “lightly crushed” capers, finely chopped olive herb, smoked bacon and diced onion, both pre-cooked before being added to the omelet, and squares of Cheddar/Tasty cheese – and it was most delicious! For dessert I had a Corella pear and a dark cacao Chia Pod.
Food stuffs Monday. For lunch we had a wonderful sandwich made from bread that Julian had baked that morning! A plain white loaf this time, and it was just as good as the other loaves he’s made lately – wonderful texture, great taste, and a slightly crunchy crust! Just fantastic! 🙂 It was a fairly plain sandwich – nothing too fancy; a smidge of butter, triple smoked ham, Cheddar/Tasty cheese, and tomato – a yummy, yummy sandwich! For dinner last night we had chicken breasts marinated in Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, pan-fried and served on a bed of plain steamed rice with finely chopped spring onions. For dessert I had a smallish white Nectarine and a smallish yellow peach, and a Strawberry and Banana CHOBANI yoghurt, which was actually extremely nice! (I usually don’t like banana flavoured yoghurts, but CHOBANI have a rather different way of presenting some flavours, one of them apparently being banana!)
Food stuffs Today. Julian stopped off at Doncaster on his way home from the Physiotherapist, to get me some more of my flavourite coffee, and he also picked up our lunch from Baker’s Delight. I had half a ham Danish, half a flat, spicy pizza roll, and a chocolate flavoured scone with chocolate chips in it, and a bit of some sort of sweet glaze on it. It was delicious! 🙂 Tonight we’re not having the corned silverside 😥 we’re having something equally as delicious though – lightly pan-fried steak, chips, steamed green beans, and out usual half a tomato. For dessert, I’ll have an “ordinary” green pear (most likely Packham) and an Apple Le Rice.

Weigh-in Sunday. Wasn’t too bad really, though I went from 68.6 kg on Saturday to 68.8 kg on Sunday – two points overnight 😦
Weigh-in Monday. Going up in two’s, it seems! :/ I went from 68.8 kg on Sunday to 69.0 kg yesterday. Not happy!
Weigh-in Today. Whoopee! I didn’t go up! (that’ll happen tomorrow!) I went from 69.0 kg on Monday to 69.0 kg today! 😉

And that brings me to the end of today! I’m not quite sure what’s happening tomorrow – hopefully the ruddy Christmas Cards will get posted! All they need now are their stamps, so it’s a distinct possibility! Everyone cross your fingers, toes, and eyes that we’ll get the Christmas Cards posted sometime tomorrow! Julian has the paining of our neighbour’s garage ceiling over at Glen Waverley to supervise, but I’ll prolly be sitting here playing WoW, or fiddling with my new, more Christmas-y desktop wallpapery thingy wot I think is a bit too… boring? Anyway, do call in again tomorrow night to see what my weight ended up at, especially after my somewhat carb-heavy luncheon today, and what other escapades we got up to. Until then though, do try hard to bee good, don’t forget… always tell the truth – it’s the easiest thing to remember, and remember to look after yourselves, to always drive carefully, and to keep cool – or warm – depending on the weather and your inclination… but most importantly, please remember to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂