Seasons Changing…

October 22nd

Dear Journal,

Well, there won’t be much going on with the farm today until this rain goes away or at least isn’t coming down in torrents.  I know I haven’t written in my journal for a while because I have been very busy with the farm and just gathering herbs before the seasons truly change.

Naturally it is that time of year when everyone is running around trying to get as much candy as they can and fighting off the Headless Horseman when the opportunity presents itself.  This is always a fun time of year for the young ones and even though my children are grown now, they still enjoy running around in costumes and getting in on the fun.  Heck, I even go out once in a while to do the same thing although I am not as dedicated to it as some are.  It’s fun watching people get all dressed up in costumes and the adults regress back to their childhood.

Goodness!  I know that the Earth Mother is replenishing the earth with the rain before the winter months set in, however, I am beginning to wonder if she isn’t trying to do it all in one session.  I don’t recall it raining this much in Halfhill for a very long time, now, it just seems like there is a fog moving in with the rain and the temperatures haven’t gotten rather brisk – or it could be that I am getting older and I am feeling the cold.

I think that I am going to leave the farm to the children for a few days and head back to Kalimdor for a visit.  It’s been a while since I’ve stayed in Thunder Bluff at our old house there and I kind of miss it.  I always love the Fall at the Bluff.  So many traditions to be observed and so many things to do that are strictly on the entertainment level for me anyway.   I would like to be able to sit in the afternoon sunshine and talk with my old friends like we used too before I moved to Pandaria.  Maybe I can even stay long enough to attend some of the Story Circles that are happening in Mulgore.  I love to hear the tales and the scary ones are always the best because sometimes the tale bearers get very dramatic with them and make it all that much more enjoyable.

I had such high hopes that my children would find mates this year in Pandaria and it hasn’t happened yet.  I wonder why they can’t seem to find someone to settle down with.  I would like to have some grandchildren  to enjoy in my golden years.   I thought that Mahamura had found someone this past Summer, however, she said that she isn’t quite ready to settle down just yet and children are definitely not something that she really seems to be interested in a whole lot.

I suppose the rain isn’t going to go away for a while and I can get some of the housework done while everyone is away for a while.  I can also gather up the few things that I want to take with me to Kalimdor and be ready to leave once I tell the children that Mom needs a break from Pandaria.

 

Mooma Cloudhoof

 

OOC – Getting Back To Writing And Reading Again…

October 15th

To Whom It May Concern,

First of all I would like to apologize to some of you for my inability to get my act together during the last few months.  I have had a busy summer with all things in RL that have kept me away from writing and actually playing World of Warcraft with any kind of regularity which is not fun when you’ve enjoyed something for ten plus years.

My health has been giving me fits and I think that the doctor may finally have a handle on this situation and I might start feeling somewhat better.  I’ve always been a borderline diabetic and this summer I crossed over the line a bit which left me feeling a bit more than fatigued and depressed – not a good thing.  Anyway, after debating for the last two months I did indeed resubscribe to Word Press for another year and will try to get back on the habit of writing again.  I’ve missed writing, however, depression and just not feeling well at all has kept me sidelined for far too long.  Getting older is not as much fun as one would think it might be as far as I am concerned, however, I am not going to let RL suck the fun out of everything if I can help it.

I did want to apologize to some of you for not even following the blogs for a while, I just couldn’t concentrate on anything and I felt like I was totally losing my way and going down for the count.   Being an older player and writer, this really does put you off a lot of things, however, I think that I am ready to get back into the saddle again and try to get back to all of my friends that I have made while playing World of Warcraft. My only excuse is that I’ve been in poor health and after a few deaths in my life, I wasn’t really able to escape back into my fantasy life in World of Warcraft with any kind of comfort.  It happens, I didn’t quit, however, I came very close to doing just that.

I have noticed a huge decline in the number of people that used to be on my RealID list that are playing on a regular basis and that really made me feel sad in the worst way.  No, didn’t have any fall off the list, they just don’t log in anymore.

I don’t know about any of the rest of you but I think that Warlords of Draenor has been a bit of a bomb as far as “fun” expansions and I’m still slogging my way through the debacle.  No, still can’t fly because I’ve been doing other things and haven’t finished all of the criteria yet – not lazy, just not feeling up to playing as much as I did in the past, however, things are looking up now and I hope to get that done before Legion finally drops.

It’s going to take a few days for me to get caught up on the blogs that I have been following for years because you people are so prolific with your writing and I want to be able to sit here and read each and every single one that I have missed in the last couple of months  – it has been a while since I’ve done any reading of any sort with anything.

Hopefully my writing won’t be as boring and I can get some different stories cooking in my old brain.  Still not RPing a whole lot since I withdrew from a lot of social contact due to not feeling well physically and mentally.  I hated it when my brain would just jump off on a tangent and I couldn’t follow my own thought processes there for a while.

Just to let you know that I am back and I hope to be producing more in the way of writing and enjoying the reading of the blogs – nice to be back and feeling a bit more like my old self.