Too Much Turkey

I’ve been quiet, haven’t I? Well, the eating of Thanksgiving foodstuffs took a few days. It was our first one with just the two of us, and I might have made far too much of everything. We’ve been in a food coma, taking naps, and playing video games for days. Been kinda nice, actually!

Last night was the first night we ate something other than turkey, green bean casserole, potatoes au gratin, and stuffing. I made taco salad. I wasn’t hungry at all, in fact I may never be hungry again, but the husband feels it important to eat at least one or two meals a day. I suggested we finish off the pecan pie for dinner, but he wasn’t into the idea. Said it wasn’t “healthy” or some such. Pfft!

The other reason for so much silence is the redux versions of the No Man’s Sky expeditions have started, and the very first one … Exobiology … is my all-time favorite. Naturally, I just wanted to do that and nothing else, which I did for 25 hours and 45 minutes. In between the naps and eating, of course. I started the thing knowing I’d want to keep playing the save, so I took longer than usual to get through the scenario goals. There was also a lot of time spent shambling around on planets watching sunsets and seeing pretty views, because those are both integral to my No Man’s Sky experience. My original Exobiology save is now the one hopping through galaxies (have recently arrived in #50), but I’m not sure what life mission I will give this one. Maybe I get back to base building? I haven’t done much of that lately.

Anyway, here’s my favorite moment from the expedition … contacting a space sentience. I saved it for last, because it leaves a memorable experience.❤️
A small, boxy, chrome and pink spaceship with vertical solar panels for wings encounters an enormous spherical space sentience, it’s outer skin transparent with a hexagonal texture, its interior filled with dancing points of light, and at its center a roiling mass of pale blue ribbons glowing brightly.

And now it’s Monday, and I have a million things I need to get done this week. I’m not wanting to do any of them, of course, because it’s impossible to get moving after four entire days of eating and extreme laziness. Holidays are great, until they’re over!

Addendum: I am still working on setting up a newsletter for all my friends who are now spread everywhere on the internet. It’s been more of a bother than expected, but I’ll eventually get it sorted out. Or I’ll find some other solution to the problem.

Found Civilization!

So I did find civilization in Galaxy 42! A lot of it, 820,000 light years from the galactic core. Tons of bases and communication balls. I visited some of them, but this one was AMAZING!

A large, golden, circular space station hovers over an red alien landscape.

Funny thing … I decided to see what the weekend quest was, so I summoned the Anomaly, decided it wasn’t anything I wanted to do right then, and went to the teleporter to return to my freighter. The amazing base I’d just been at? A featured base at the Anomaly. So I’ve spent all this time and energy getting there, and Lin will be popping right over this weekend, right in the heart of a civilization. I’d be cranky about it, but I’ve had fun getting through all those galaxies. A journey is more than the destination.

I’ll be hanging out in Galaxy 42 for a while. I want to build a nice base to add to the collection here, though mine will in no way compete with this one.

Just Another Day

Entirely too much time today has been spent testing pens, pencils, and markers to determine whether or not they are still viable art tools. The sad fact is I am not even done with it yet. I have a lot of pens, pencils, and markers. More time making random marks on scrap paper will need to be done. Once I am well and truly done with this tedious and monotonous task, then I must decide which of this particular subset of art tools shall be remaining in my home and workspace. It’s been a lifetime coming, but I’m finally getting around to focusing on a few things I sincerely enjoy doing rather than trying to do everything that mildly interest me.

My first grade teacher would be so proud. It only took a half century for me to understand and implement the advice she gave me way back when! Better late than never?

Aside from mind numbing mark making, I also took naps and played video games. The naps were necessary, owing to my having pretty much stayed up all night playing No Man’s Sky (finishing a story quest on my second save), and Sims 4 got an update today that promised to fix the game breaking bug that has kept me from playing for the last four weeks (it did). So all in all, sort of a slow day, which is fairly normal for the start of winter. Our weather went from “barefoot wearing shorts outside” to “hope all the heating devices still work literally overnight”. Always makes me feel like crap when my environment suddenly shifts in comfort level, and if I’m being completely honest, the upcoming holidays have me a bit stressed and feeling down.

The grief of 2021 is not yet completely behind me.

Anyway, I didn’t have anything to say yesterday, because I was busy trying to solve a plumbing problem (still not solved), so I thought I should make an effort to say something today. Blogging is a habit, and I’d like to get back into it. It’s just hard to babble about my mundane and boring life when the world is literally falling apart and catching on fire. I promise to find more interesting things to babble about soon.