Well, I will have to admit that it has been quite pleasant to be back here in Thunder Bluff for the holidays. I’ve missed some of my old friends and we are all having a wonderful time just visiting with them. Lots of changes to the families that I can hear about too.
I didn’t realize how large our home was here in Thunder Bluff, however, it’s nice to be home even if I have spent a great deal of my time cleaning the place and getting the dust out of everything. We haven’t been home for a couple of months and I am afraid that the house is showing the lack of attention. I thought that Tahfal might have at least gotten someone to take care of things when he left home, however, it probably slipped his mind. Oh well, a little hard work never really hurt anyone I suppose. I do have the children here with me to help out too. I think that while I’m here, I will see if I can get someone to stay here in the house while we’re gone, just to keep things in order and not neglected.
I know that it is nice to see the calves that I knew in the past that have all grown up to be nice strong Tauren and upholding a lot of the old traditions that us oldsters set such great store in. It always a good thing for any tribe to keep up the traditions so that they won’t be lost in the sands of time. I am listening to my old friends talk of their children and their grandchildren now and it makes me sad that none of my children have made me a Grandmother just yet, however, there is plenty of time. I am sure that one of the younger boys or even Maha might let that happen someday.
I really feel bad for some of my neighbors in Halfhill right now because their families are being torn apart by this new threat in this place called Draenor. I know that the blonde Blood Elf has gone back to do his duty and left his woman and little girl there and they seem kind of lonely. I love the little girl to pieces, even if she is a Blood Elf. Her name is Mirrin and she calls me “Gram” sometimes. It really is nice to see a little girl so well behaved and I can tell that her parents just dote on her. I don’t think that they will let her turn into one of those Blood Elves that I have run into from Silvermoon either, they both seem to be rather realistic people and they both work very hard on their farm. Of course, the Boss from Morningstar Enterprises has had to go back to the military too – poor man really didn’t seem like himself when I last saw him at his farm, I think he didn’t really want to leave either. I feel sorry for any of them that aren’t able to spend time with their families at this time of year especially. I know that I still miss my mate at this time of year because it was one of his favorite holidays and we have our own traditions that we used to celebrate, it isn’t like what the goblins have done to it.
I know that one of the things that I am going to do is to gather up as many of the pine nuts that I can while I am here and take them back to Halfhill. I know that my children truly love them and I would like to be able to grow some on the farm or at least try to get them to grow. I bet that they will take to farm just like I have.
I think that I am going to try to convince the children to stay here in the Bluff this week because the Faire will be here soon and we missed going this last month. I’ve heard tell of some new things going on there and would like to see it all for myself. No, I don’t think that I will ever be brave enough to try that canon thing though, that is just a bit too adventurous for a person of my age, you know. Oh well, even if we don’t stay in the Bluff until the Faire, we can always make the added effort of coming back.