Ended up skipping the goals, as my RL friends started playing, so went around with them on lowbie classes and got them levelling. I did manage to solo my first NM, Slippery Sykes, which wasn't even nearly as hard as I was expecting. When we killed it a few weeks back for my shield, it would one shot me with it's AoE, but this time I got hit for around 450 damage from it, which was roughly just under half my HP. The guy I was doing it for tossed me the occasional Sac2 but didn't really need it. Was fun!
Also got my Archer to 20, Conjurer finally dinged 24 for the T2 spells, Alchemy to 22 and a half, and completed my mid goal of getting all crafts up to 10.
Not a bad weekend over all.
Oh and got the achievement for witnessing the strange events at Camp Horizon, killed the Great Buffalo with my shell, got achievements for Cactuar Jack and Dodore, and basically just hermitted my weekend away ingame :)