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Dried flowers

It’s been 3 months since I put some flowers into a book to dry, and I opened it last week. I was a little nervous, because I wasn’t sure if the result was going to be any good, but I was relieved when I saw the flowers. They turned out really well, and even the leaves I put in there are still pretty. Drying flowers is fun, and my plan is to make bookmarks with them.

Because of summer vacation, meaning that both my boyfriend and our son are home, I’m not getting very far with the shop though, sadly. But I am still finding some time to create new jewelry, and I tried a new method some days ago. Now I’m creating bracelets with elastic cords and various beads and charms, and it’s so much fun! These will not be in the shop when I open though, same with my bookmarks, because I haven’t got any photos of them. I hope to open soon…

From my Instagram.
From my Instagram.

Other than that, not much has happened, but I just wanted to let you know that I am not dead, it’s just summer vacation time here. I do still play FFXIV when I can get to it though, and am doing pretty good with the time I have. Dragoon is almost at lvl 60, and then I’m going to level Ninja. Needless to say, that my plans of finishing Bakura and write chapter 2 of my book, didn’t really go anywhere 🙁

The road is plastered with leveling

It’s been 10 days already? Time sure flies when you are having fun! So I got back into FFXIV, and although I’m far from being a healer again, I did have some fun playing Monk and Dragoon. It’s funny, because I never really liked those classes much, but now I do. Maybe I’ll like Ninja now too? We’ll see after I’m done leveling Dragoon to 60.

At first, I was in doubt about what to do, but decided to just pump all battle classes to 60 before getting Stormblood. I might also do the story quests before buying it, but I’m afraid that I will miss out on some nice EXP if I do, so I’ll probably get it when all are 60. I’m using my challenge log to get some EXP boosts, and my Monk is already 60 (from 50). Dragoon is at lvl 53 (also from 50), and I’m also trying to level up Botanist, Fishing and some crafting, because I’m behind on those. I’m also trying to get used to the new features, and think I’m doing quite well (I’m probably just noobing around like a retard, but I’m having fun).

Gaming is not everything though, and I finally got my boyfriend to help me with my product photos! We took photos of almost everything, except the bookmarks and some stuff that’s not finished yet. We’ll get to that later, and it’s fine, because now I have a ton of photos to start the shop with. I just need to go through them all one by one, because of course they are a bit greyish, and I want them all to be the same size. It’s a lot of work, and sadly I won’t make it until the end of this month, which is today! I could of course stop playing FFXIV, but seriously… After correcting 3-4 photos, I get itchy and need to do something else for a few mins.

Which leads me to the third thing, I’ve been doing within the last week; pulling apart jewelry! Yeah, I got some really nice stuff earlier this week, and I also had a lot of older stuff I never got to pull apart, so I’ve really been at it. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, charms, I’ve got it all! My fingers actually hurt from polishing and cleaning, haha. But it’s nice, as I get a lot of unique parts, and usually for cheap, because they need so much love before they shine again. Now my issue is though, that I have no space for all the new parts, and looking at my collection, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to use them all. So I’m thinking about selling them at some point.

Oh, and guess who just turned 1 last week? Arthur! He got a new toy, some nice food, and lots of bellyrubs… and had no idea why, but enjoyed it anyway! And I found out he really likes rain, that weird dog. Usually he just runs inside again if he’s out to pee in the rain, but these days, he almost can’t wait to get wet. I’m thinking it might be because he likes to be dried with a towel, as it equals playtime for him. Getting wet because he likes to be dried… Yeah, weird dog!

(screenshot in header is old, as I forget to make new ones…)

The hardships of returning to a game

I decided to get back into FFXIV, not because of the new expansion, but because I miss this game so much, and it’s a perfect stress relief. But getting back into a game you have been absent from for over a year, is not easy…

Where am I?

Seriously, I don’t know where to go… Or, I actually do, but I only remember places by their looks and not by their name anymore. My first hour went with teleporting back and forth to locations I found in my journal, until I decided to just follow up on the main story quest… Jeez!

Who am I?

I already knew that my FC was no more, as a friend from the game informed me of this on Skype when it happened. I also knew that some old members left the server to play somewhere else. But looking at my now updated friend list, I barely know anyone anymore, and I bet they don’t know me either. Trying to get into contact with my friend from Skype has also been futile, for now at least.

What am I?

Okay, I’m a healer, but… I can’t remember my skills and spells anymore, for any of my classes and professions. I decided to level my mining to lvl 60, because I didn’t need much exp, and then see how it went. The thing is that I had forgotten about levequests, so it took a lot longer than it had to, haha! I found a lvl 60 treasure map, so I went into battle as a lvl 60 machinist. Having forgotten all my skills, I just busted my way through the monsters with luck and noobness, and THEN remembered about turrets…

Who are you?

As mentioned in an earlier post, I really hate it when I get random invites, but that’s just one of those things you have to deal with when running around without being in an FC. So I already got an invite, and I got pissed. No message before inviting me, and it wasn’t even someone I knew from back in the days. I expect more of this rude behavior, but I’ll try not to explode…

What’s that dungeon?

I just unlocked a lot of hard modes and whatnot, but I don’t even remember the normal modes for dungeons anymore. Boss tactics? What’s that? Needless to say, that I won’t jump into a healer role again anytime soon for those levels, as I’d just kill everyone.

What now?

Well, I’m quite uncertain as to what I should do now. I’m thinking about just continuing where I left, and level everything that still needs leveling. I guess the best thing to do is going into low lvl dungeons and guildhests, to slowly learn my skills and boss tactics again. As for the expansion, I’m not even gonna buy it right now. For the first 2 parts of the game, I went and spent all my money on the physical collectors editions, which I treasure a lot, but I don’t have that kind of money right now, and frankly, I don’t care that much about it. Right now, I just need to get back into the game, but it’s gonna be a struggle, as I’m not a person who plays daily anymore, or even that much at all. Wish me luck?