It’s been a slow day so far, and I’m bored. So, blogging. Which I haven’t been doing so much lately because I just haven’t had that much to write about, I guess. Or maybe because I have a better outlet for getting things out of my brain lately (hanging out with Stephen and sending Katie about a million FB messages every day)….not sure. Either way, I doubt this will be a very interesting entry anyway. Proceed at your own discretion, as usual.
So today have been thinking about how much I’d like to get away from town for a little bit. We (Stephen and I) had talked last month about renting a cabin and spending a few days holed up in a state park, reading. It got put on the back burner but I’m trying to light that fire again today, because I just really really really want to get out of town. I adore the idea of renting a cabin because it means we can sit around and read or write or draw or paint or hike all day, and not worry about expending energy by being around other people. Not that I dislike expending energy that way — just that, well, I dislike it sometimes. Like when I’d rather be holed up in a cabin reading a book.
Anyway, have been doing a little thinking about what to bring, what kind of food to make, etc. It’s fun, but as long as I don’t even know if we’re going for sure I figure I shouldn’t count my chickens before they’ve hatched…..
Also been thinking about what to make for dinner tonight. I’ve decided on pork chops (with a beer/ketchup/brown sugar sauce), mashed sweet potatoes, and fried apples. And…if Publix still has the salted caramel gelato on sale, I’m getting some of that to go with leftover fried apples. Mm. I keep thinking about whether I should put something green in this meal or not, but that almost seems like overkill. I don’t know…maybe I’ll get some asparagus too.
Have been in the mood to watch the Elephant Man lately, so if Stephen doesn’t object I’ll probably strongly recommend that one. It’s depressing but good, and goes with the weather of late.
Oh, also. My shop is out of Skyrim bags yet again, and doesn’t seem to get any hits when I don’t have apothecary’s satchels listed. Hmph. I’m shipping two off today — the two I made about a week ago. Not a bad turn-around at all! Though I think I only have enough leather left to make one more satchel. Need to hit up the leather store again, I suppose….. This is 8 sales total, btw – and 9 if you count the camera bag. Not too shabby, eh?
So last night I stayed home and played Oblivion. I know, I know. I could be doing other, more productive things with my time. Buuut….it’s still my first play-through and even though I’m finally up to level 15, there’s still SO MUCH I don’t know!! I decided that Martin was getting on my nerves, so I returned him to the Priory and then we went to whatever that secret Blade fortress is called. I happened upon another gate to Oblivion while I was hopping back to …the Imperial City, maybe, but was out of arrows so decided to buy more before venturing onto the plane. Made it back to the Arcane University, for some reason that I’ve forgotten, and accidentally stole something from someone there. I swear I didn’t even mean to steal it – my thumb slipped or something. I need a new controller. But I was immediately caught and my Mage Guild key and privileges were suspended. Ugh. So I spent the rest of the evening finding 20 damned dragontongues and 20 damned redwort flowers. Took forever, though I finally did find enough to get my member benefits back. Gah. What a pain.
The connections between Oblivion and Skyrim can be so cool sometimes. Like I just found the 4 volumes of some Mythic Dawn commentaries, and was reminded that the museum in Dawnstar also has the same 4 volumes in a display case. Probably not the SAME volumes, but maybe since #3 and #4 are so “impossible” to find (per the bookseller, but I was able to find them in about 10 minutes). TES lore is so, so cool…..
Anyway. So that’s what I did last night. It was very relaxing and pleasant. I recommend TES games to all you people. Seriously.