Gwnewch y pethau bychain

This whole week can stop anytime.

Overall, the weekend was pretty relaxing. Didn’t do much to speak of, honestly. Friday night was my weekly WoW date with catalana. We’re slowly creeping our way up…level 46 now, and aside from instances, which we’ve been getting regularly run through by 70 friends, we’ve run into almost nothing we could not handle together. I seriously doubt we’ll hit 70 by the time the expansion comes out in 2 months, but that’s ok. We’re not really in a hurry.

Sunday was a bit of a down day, emotionally. It started out well — we went to the pool at the gym for a while, soaked in the hot tub, and came home for a nice brunch. It’s been a while since the last time we were at the gym, so I was pleased to discover that I’d lost 15 pounds since the last time I weighed in. I’d suspected this was the case, as my pants size has shrunk, but it was nice to see the scale reflect that as well.

The afternoon came with a case of the blahs. There were a variety of reasons for this, some of which I had a finger on, and some of which I didn’t. Of the things I had a finger on, at least one was completely irrational and the other was something I had no real ability to do anything about, so I was fairly unhappy about the state of my head. This wasn’t improved when I got a call from my mother around 6:30pm, to tell me that my Aunt Barbara (her oldest sister) had passed away suddenly that morning of a heart attack. She was 65, the same age as my grandmother was when she passed away under very similar circumstances. Mom pointed out that our family doesn’t tend to go for the long lingering illnesses, preferring to stay healthy to the end and going suddenly, and I’m sure that on the whole, I’d prefer that myself, but its certainly a shock to those left behind. This whole week has been filled with news of people close to me dealing with unexpected death, and I really wish the universe would just cut it out.

I made tacos for dinner and we watched the first episode of Alton Brown’s new show Feasting On Waves, which was much fun. I then logged into WoW for a while, and ended up pulling a guildmate and 2 other 50ish characters through about half of Blackrock Depths. This made for a nice distraction, and I have to admit it was fun to listen to the lowbie hunter ooh and ah as I dispatched the Dark Iron Dwarves and their minions. My guildmate has run me through more instances than I can count, so I was glad to return the favour to her.

Around midnight, I decided it was getting late, but took some time to give sweetmusic_27 a call. By the time we were done talking, it was late, but I was in a better frame of mind. But I’d really like another Sunday to replace this one…I think it was defective.


At the end of the day…


The problem with brilliant ideas is having them first…


  1. *bigwarmhugs*

    I love you.

  2. *hughughug* I’m sorry that your Sunday was down. I hope I didn’t contribute to it (honestly, I have no recollection of this weekend -- it was mostly a lecture-writing blur). Anyway, I’m thinking of you.

    • No, you didn’t contribute to it at all…spending time with you was a highlight of the weekend, even if some of it was spent discussing less than pleasant topics. *snuggle*

  3. I’m told it’s the Chinese year of the rat that is bringing everyone all these change this year. Like, my boss will be gone for the next two days for the death in her family. And my client who’s in the hospital rapidly progressing through alzheimers, and my housemate’s job that began today, and his girlfriend who got unexpectedly evicted and is moving this weekend, and, and, and. That’s the bits to add to the September scroll. We had to start keeping seperate scrolls because a standard sheet of paper simply wasn’t long enough to keep track of all these changes. Oh, and 5 people got married this summer, and… -H…

    • So we can blame the Chinese for this? That’s useful.

      BTW…some while ago, when you were visiting down here, you wrote a post comparing MA drivers to GA drivers. I went looking for it and cannot find it. Do you recall it? Can you find it? Can I have it? 🙂

  4. Ugh. My condolences.

  5. sympathetic hugs from one aunt loser to another. Take care.

  6. Sorry to hear about the loss of your aunt.

    Hopefully your head is feeling better (minus the above news) or at least in a better state.

    I completely forgot about the WoW expansion. Guess I need to start keeping my eyes open for if or when they start the pre-order for the collectors addition.

    And yes, taking a high level toon through a lower level instance is very relaxing and quite fun

    • Thanks.

      My head is in various states at any given moment, but it slowly gets better over time.

      Pre-orders are open now for both the regular and Collector’s edition. Street date is November 13th.

      It can be. Though when you get up to the level 50-60 dungeons, you do at least have to pay attention, as they can bring you down if you get cocky. (Especially for a hunter like myself…I don’t have the resilience of a tank or the AOE capabilities of a mage or warlock, and Feign Death is pretty useless if you’re dragging lowbies through with you.)

  7. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  8. I’m sorry for your loss.

  9. Please tell your mom that I’m thinking about her and the family. *hugs* Your aunt was a nice lady.

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