I have certainly been enjoying my life in Pandaria because it’s a definite change of pace from Thunder Bluff and Mulgore. I was definitely feeling my age when I was at home and that has changed quite a bit since I made the move to Pandaria to be with my children. Yes, the whole Cloudhoof Clan is up here now and I think that we’re all the better for it.
Oh yes, I like being able to head home to Thunder Bluff and visiting with some of my old friends there though. I enjoy the opportunity to catch up on the latest gossip, find who is going to be a grandparent again and what else might be going on. Of course, if I don’t catch them at the Bluff, we usually find each other at the Faire. Over the years I have lost a few of my oldest friends because they have returned to the Earth Mother’s bosom – it happens to all of us eventually.
I still miss my mate though. It’s been years and years since I’ve become a widow and there are times when Tahfal laughs that he reminds me very much of his Father. He actually has a lot of the mannerisms that his Father had although he was still a very young calf when his Father and I left on our ill-fated hunting trip. Oh sure, there have been a few bulls that I have been interested in, however, I’ve never found one that could even remotely replace my first love. Oh, I do have some male friends that I like to talk with as well as flirt with sometimes – it makes me feel young, what can I tell you? I know that my children feel scandalized when they see me act like a coquette in the market here in Halfhill, however, I know that it’s all done in fun.
As for my children, well, I wonder if Nahai and Tahfal will ever settle down. They are both still fairly young, however, neither one of them seems to be all that attached to any of the ladies they have been seeing. I can’t help but compare them to my own experience and I was already mated and had two calves at their ages and these two you fellows are just running free and enjoying life as much as they can it seems. The only one that I do worry about is Naton and that’s only natural because he is my firstborn and even though he is a Death Knight, I do wish that he could find someone that could overlook his flaw of being what he is. He seems lonely at times and then again, he keeps himself busy at this forge and he does spend quite a bit of time socializing with some of the locals when they stop by to see him.
My daughter is the one that I wish would truly settle down. Oh, she is the busy one alright. She loves the farm and she loves being able to go out hunting here in Pandaria. She’s had a couple of suitors since we’ve moved up here, however, they weren’t to her liking, I suppose. I don’t know if she is being extremely picky or what, however, I am about ready to let her know that she is not getting any younger. It could very well be that she is enjoying her new freedom up here because I know that she had the burden of caring for her younger siblings when I was missing all of those years. I don’t know, I just wish Maha would find someone and give me some grandchildren before I go to join our ancestors.
I think I am being a bit whimsical this morning because the seasons are changing and there is even a slight chill in the air here at the farm. Of course, there seems to be a lot more rain right now, which is good for the crops, however, it does make it rather difficult sometimes to go out and do any real good herbing without getting soaked to the skin. Not that rain ever bothered me that much, it does make it a bit of a sloppy process sometimes even when I’m using my flight form. I know that Nahai doesn’t seem to mind the rain that much and he’s good at gathering the nicest herbs too – he does help me quite a bit, these old bones still ache sometimes when the weather changes.
I suppose while I am just sitting here writing in my journal that I should actually be working on some of my inscriptions instead of just wasting my time. I know I keep looking out the window and watching the rain come down because I had really wanted to go do some serious gathering this morning. Oh well, I guess I should get to work on these contracts that I have to fill because I know that we’re all planning on taking a run to the Faire later this week.