December 22, 2016
Whoa!! Going through my usual thing for the Holidays. It always seems like I get depressed this time of year anymore because my family has dwindled down to just a handful of people and we’re scattered all over the country. Ah well, that’s what happens when you just kind drift apart in more ways than just the physical thing.
Luckily, I still have our son and grandchild living in Colorado, so, we still celebrate things even if they are somewhat low-key. This year is going to be a bit different though because we are going to wait until after Christmas to celebrate because we are all not feeling that great physically and we don’t want to share the wealth. I’m the only one that got a flu shot this year and it appears the rest of them should have followed suit. I must kind of laugh about it a bit because we went through this same exact thing about four or five years ago – ended up having Christmas on New Year’s. Santa had delivered the gifts to Grandma and Grandpa’s house, so, we had to take them to the kids. It all worked out well even if it did feel real weird.
I haven’t been playing all that much of late since my doctor decided to change some of my medication doses and I think the sucker damned near killed me. So, this last couple of weeks have been real interesting and I’m finally starting to feel like I’m halfway human. I know that I am not feeling all that great yet, however, I know that I’m too stubborn to keel over too. I was already far behind everyone that I know in the game, however, I’m so far behind now that I feel like I am tracking them. Oh well, the expansion is still new and I’m not in a major-league hurry to get to end-game either. I was getting a tad bit concerned because I was having short-term memory issues, nose bleeds and the whole lot, thinking I might have had a stroke or something – anyway, made a mad dash to the doctor and found out that my dosage on blood thinner was too high and I needed to make some changes real fast – so, been resting, sleeping and just generally laying around and I admit that I do feel somewhat better.
I did spend some time reading the World of Warcraft forums for a while and I must say that if I had to go by some of the stuff on the forums, I would have quit the game entirely. My goodness, I can’t remember things being quite that negative about “everything” you could even imagine. After reading a bunch of that stuff, I wasn’t real motivated to log in all that much either. We all know that class balancing is horrendous this expansion, however, it seems like everything else is messed up too, per the forums. I’m one of those casual players too that seemed to be the driving force behind the design of the game – can’t say that I have benefited from having all that power.
Anyway, I really wanted to let some of you know why you haven’t seen me around in Azeroth and to wish you all Happy Holidays and my best wishes. Hope to see some of you soon in-game.
*Note: There is some language in this post and if you’re easily offended, please do not read it.
This has always been my favorite time of year and this year would have been the best. Damn it!! Where is she? Yeah, I’m still fucking looking everywhere I can think of, any place that she ever mentioned or I knew that she liked. I’ve put up fliers in every place that I could think of to try to get information about Romy and the kids, nothing yet. I even posted a reward, damn it all, don’t people need money anymore? Where the hell is she? Has she decided that she no longer wants me in her life? What is going on? I am so confused and broken-hearted at this point that I don’t know what else to do except to keep looking for her and the kids – I want them back, I want my family back. Did she meet someone else and went away with them?
I have quit drinking because all it did was make me sick and didn’t seem to dull the pain like it did back in the days before I met the “love of my life” and it only makes me want her back even more now. Oh sure, women think that when you’re drowning yourself in your cups at an Inn that you’re looking for company – I have gotten slapped for telling them to go away now. I’m not looking for anyone else to be with, I just want Romy back.
Fnor has put up a reward for information too as well as giving all the people in the company a notice of a huge bonus if they stumble upon any information that might help me find my family again. So far, nothing has been found. I always knew that Romy would disappear and not be found if she chose to do that, however, I never thought that she would take our children and just disappear like she has.
I even got into a fucking fight with Faendra because I accused her of doing something to Romy and the kids! I know that she has always been jealous of Romy and the relationship that had developed between us – I know how devious Fae can be when things don’t go her way. For Light’s Sake!! I’ve watched that girl grow up and I know how manipulative she is. She’s not off the hook yet because I wouldn’t ever believe she didn’t have something to do with this.
Everyone is under the impression that Romy took the kids to visit in Northrend because that is what she has told them. I haven’t been able to locate he Father either, I would assume that he is on the Broken Isle and I haven’t had time to search that whole place yet – too much fighting to just dedicate myself to my search.
I have been lonely before, however, this time I am lonely and I feel dead inside – there is a difference.
Oh, it’s been quite a while since I have taken the time to sit down and write anything, however, I have been busy with the farm and trying to convince my children that they are old enough to get married and start giving me some grandchildren. Yes, I know that Maha is being stubborn, Naton is not really in the market and youngest son, Tahfal, is still just focusing on his studies. Of course, I’m still working on the farm and enjoying life here in Pandaria. It’s still a nice place for an older Tauren lady to enjoy life with all the nice people that I have gotten to know here in Halfhill.
Naturally, we all went back to enjoy the holiday, Pilgrim’s Bounty, in Thunder Bluff with our friends and some of the relatives. A lot of my old friends live in Halfhill, so, we just enjoyed getting together and gossiping with some of the youngsters about how life is in a foreign land. I will admit that I am envious of some of my friends with their grandchildren running around, however, they are willing to share the little ones, so, sometimes it doesn’t hurt nearly as bad. I miss poor Dawnglory’s woman and the two children – I wish that he could find them because we are all worried sick about them.
I know that we are all looking forward to heading back to Pandaria again because there is a lot to be done before the colder weather gets here. Oh, we don’t have to worry about that too much in the Valley of Four Winds because it just rains there, however, the snowy climes really do make it a bit more difficult to do the herb gathering that I enjoy and Naton does complain about the depth of the snow from time to time when he must gather up some special ore for his blacksmithing. All in all, life has been good for the Cloudhoof clan since we moved there.
I have noticed Mahamura spending some time with a young bull here in Thunder Bluff and I did some snooping, as a Mother will tend to do, and discovered that he is in Pandaria too and has been off to Draenor for a while. Wonder why she hasn’t brought him home to introduce him to the family yet? I have learned my lesson, I won’t force the issue and pry too much because the last fellow probably hasn’t stopped running yet once Maha’s brothers started zeroing in on him to find out what his intentions were. Maybe one of these days she will find the right bull that she can stay with for a while – she is a good person and she has certain expectations for a mate.