What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?
|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
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Sadly there are two food items I can not handle: avocado and liver. Both are great for health.
I was thinking 12 was in-n-out burger.
I love avocado so could have an avocado with no burger
ladyHawke I have to disagree on the chips (Fries) it has to be thick hand cut ones not thin crispy ones
GRAYMAYNE, I actually dislike “convenient” universal remotes which allow you to control all aspects of your entertainment center. I prefer to control the TV from the TV remote and each other device from its own control. I start becoming befuddled when I am trying to use one remote to make everything go.
I am exhausted. Birthdays are very tiring, lol. I think he had a good day. We got up at dawn, the crack of, so he could open his presents before school.
We spent some money on a landmark birthday gift of a watch, engraved on the back with todays date, which went down very well. He came home with some small gifts from school friends which I thought was sweet.
We had a silly birthday party tea, with toddler style crisps and sandwiches cut into triangles, which gave him the giggles, as was my intention!
My sister and her BF are coming over tomorrow and will stay the night, so we’ll have a fun evening playing games.
I find it odd that I have a 16 year old son! It doesn’t make me feel old, but it does make me wonder how I got old enough!
Ironsos, technology is NOT our friend. Technology is sent to try us. Humppphhh.
But is has brought me all of you, for which I am eternally grateful!
Asti: Told ya so!!
One piece of technology I can find no use for is the remote that came with my laptop
for the dvd player. Serves no purpose.
I staggered off early to bed last night mentally exhausted from literally hours of almost non-stop attempts to learn my way around an new TV and trying to get a picture we could live with colour-wise, plus the new channels, plus a new DVD player all of which came with their own remote controls. I had already spent a couple of hours earlier this week selecting our favourite channels on the new Sky box, now I have to repeat the exercise with the Free Sat box channels and I don’t know how to yet. Arrrghh!!! I am also coping with another attack of gout:(
Asti Loved the crisps and triangular sandwhiches tea-time!
I am at our second soccer game of the day. I’m exhausted. I am taking a new medication and for some reason it makes me sleepy and tired. If its not the new medication then I’m not sure what is. I think I’ll go check it out wit the cardiologist.
I’m not sure if I told people here at Leaky but I know I told people at LeakyCon that I have a small (very small) tear in one of my heart valves. Which is why I feel tired most of the time. It’s leaking blood into one of my heart chambers. It only requires monitoring. If it were to get bigger then they will have to go in and replace it. :( I worry that if I feel tired it may have gotten bigger. Being tired is one of the symptoms. :(
Thank goodness we only have two games today and one tomorrow. One of my grand-nephews is having a 4th birthday party today but I think I’m skipping it. I’m just not up to it. I have been watching the games from the car today. It is not like last week, cold , rainy and miserable. Today is sunny, warm and beautiful but I’m still watching the game from the car. :)
MM, that worries me. How long has it been since you saw the cardiologist? Even if your tiredness is just a side effect of the new medication I can’t imagine what it would be like to live that way. Did he tell you to expect that as a side effect?
I am so tired, but so happy! We’ve had such a wonderful weekend. My sister and her DS came yesterday, and we had such a great time. I had asked them to stay for Sunday Lunch, but since they never confirmed, assumed they couldn’t stay. It turned out they planned to stay the day with us, so after an emergency dash to the supermarket for extra veg, we had a lovely meal to round it all off.
All I fed them last night was pizza and garlic bread. Daughter overheard me talking about this, and, having made pizza in her Cookery Club last week, begged to make it for them. I bought the ingredients, and let her get on with it. SHE DID IT ALL BY HERSELF! And it was delicious. Spring onions, mushrooms, orange pepper and sweetcorn on a homemade base with passata, and topped with cheddar and mozzarella. All I did was help her with the prep of the spring onions, and take it out of the oven.
I did beg her NOT to tell any of her friends, or indeed her teachers, that I do not possess a rolling pin, and gave her a can of beer with which to roll out the dough!
I am looking forward to my bed, NOT looking forward to going back to work tomorrow, but am very happy. Son has had a great birthday weekend.
MM, I think you need to get this checked out, if only for your own peace of mind that it is not getting any worse. I wish you could cut back on your commitments and relax a bit more, but I know that is not you. But please make that appointment. xx
And please, what is Sweetest Day?
We have spent the day cleaning, another round of anti bug cleaning. We moved our books to a storage locker and opened the bedroom up to a thorough going over. There has been so much congestion from all the books and items being removed from shelves and boxed and bagged it has been difficult to manuever. I washed my drapes so we have no curtains in the bedroom windows. I exited the bathroom after my shower to find quite a surprise, a window with no covering and no clothes close to hand.
In the course of it we decided to turn the couch upside down. We have meant to do this for years, knowing there had to be many lost things riding around inside the bottom lining. I was absolutely certain I would find some hair brushes and a particular book long since lost. We were all in anticipation of potential cash. We were quite startled to find mostly pencils, bits of paper, and general debris. My daughter was the big winner. She found a sealed envelope with her name on it. She tore it open and found $10. Otherwise, we found a loose $1 bill and $1.55 in change. My daughter confiscated all finds and has enough money to go to the bookstore. I also found my sterling silver letter opener (Hmm Hmm Why was it lost on a couch upon which I never sit?). Alas, I found no hair brush or book.
ASTI, so glad you had a lovely day and that your daughter did so well in providing dinner for guests.Congratulations to her on being such a help and producing a company dinner. I’ve never heard of corn on pizza. I received a large wood rolling pin as a wedding gift from my mother. She has her mother’s rolling pin and someday, of course, that one will be mine as well.
First set of winter like storms set for mid week. A skiff of snow may hit valley floors. Last
year a few of these type storms were said to be on the horizon but never hit. We will see.
I am making brownies. I had two pieces of buttered toast for breakfast and never had lunch.
We had pork chops with caramelized onions and apples and cabbage and noodles for dinner.
However, I am feeling abused so the only thing to do is drown my sorrows in chocolate. I happen to know there is some ice cream in the freezer as well.
My legs ache and I am sneezing. I want comfort.
Lady Hawke It sounds as though your daughter has bounced back and maybe your have picked up something from her bout of illness. I’m a great believer in seeking comfort when illness strikes and not passing my viruses on to innocent bystanders, lol.
Our larger flat screen TV is up and running but the handbook is a nightmare. I just want to reduce the list of programmes to the ones which are relevant and might prove to be interesting but the instructions for doing this are ridiculously complicated. Sky, by comparison, had a really straight forward system. It is very frustrating.
Unfortunately, my daughter’s illness and an available weekend to deal with some heavy work in our ground zero of a house coincided. We managed to stir up a lot of dust moving furniture around, dusting down walls, and vacuuming behind the furniture. We had the house in total chaos. I was blowing black stuff out of my head last night. My DS and I were sneezing and coughing. We have scratchy, nasty throats. We had a terrible night. Neither of us slept well.
So, not unsurprisingly, my daughter woke this morning with a sinus infection. She had made good progress over the weekend although she never did express that she felt completely well. We kept her quiet and left her at home alone for the first time while we made the run to the storage locker. We left her a phone with orders to open the door to no one.
We HAD to get these things done. Otherwise it would have been next weekend before there was another window of opportunity. Maybe we should have waited to turn the couch upside down and excavate it as it was a bit like opening a treasure chest and it was too tempting not to stand over it and delve into it to see what could be fished up. We have made ourselves ill and and created a recurrence of my daughter’s illness. She has lost her voice. She has yellow stuff coming out of her head and her aches are back.
GRAYMAYNE, I feel for you. I don’t understand why some technology has to be so user UNfriendly. It is especially frustrating when you know you have had another product that worked quite well so you are aware user friendly software is possible.
I have been up since 3:30 AM. My daughter spent the night and had to get up early for work. She had made coffee so that woke me up. Of course I had to have some. Then I spent the rest of the morning reading a book.
I need to clear off some of the cabinets. I don’t know why but the more I get them cleared, the next time I look and they are piled up again. Let’s see. There is the towel used to wipe the dogs when it is raining. Several things my daughter has left on my desk. I think she is here for a few weeks until she gets to move in her new home. Her daughter’s are at my other daughter’s house until this happens. She asked if she could bring her dog back here until she got moved but failed to say she wanted to stay as well. Lol It will be nice to have company for a little while.
I think I might be going mad – I was sure I posted a hello this morning as a bookmark but it appears I didnt. Obviously now I’m over 40 I’m on a downhill slide into a crazed old age . . .
Anyways good morning everyone (although it is now evening for me).
Blooming eck MM get yerself to the cardiologist and have a check up. Honestly if you end up in hospital because you havent been taking care of yourself I’m going to book myself on the next plane and personally stand by your bedside and bounce rock cookies off your head (and these won’t be itty bitty tiny rock cookies they’ll be massive football sized ones) . . .don’t say I didnt warn you.
oooh asti teaching your daughter cookery at such a young age is an excellent idea. She’ll be so eager to help out and cook that she’ll be well into her teens before she realises you’ve been using her as an unpaid slave :-) I like your style . . . .maybe I could borrow her sometime!!!! I love pizza
graymayne I feel your pain. My geek brother keeps reprogramming my sky control so that its a multifunction device and then I can never get it to work . . it drives me mad.
YUUUUUMMMMMM, Rock Cookies! MM makes wonderful rock cookies. I will never think of them the same way again. I should have asked for her recipe but I was too busy eating them.
My DS came home early today. He had a doctor’s appointment to recheck his eye. They put drops in his eyes and dialated them and it made it too tiring to work, not being able to see. You may remember he had an aneurism burst in his right eye behind the retina. They were concerned it might mean laser surgery. When they rechecked it today it was well on its way to healing. He must go back again in seven weeks to make certain it is completely healed but we are relieved. Now he needs new glasses.
WOLFIE, you may not have been around much at the time but we have learned the website will sometimes reject posts if it doesn’t like a word you have used. I’m a bit surprised it allowed the second word in your third paragraph addressed to MM. It doesn’t like made up words anymore. So, we have become much more proper here in how we express ourselves. We hate to write posts and have them disappear forever.
If I write a long post I even save it if I remember before I click on Submit Comment. We need safety nets now.
My daughter went to school without much of a struggle this morning. She is still honking and her voice is raspy. I know she doesn’t feel great but is much better than she was.
I don’t feel so wonderful. I’m having backlash from the work I did this weekend. So, although I am doing perpetual laundry, I am glad to have a day I don’t have to go anywhere.
Nothing much, LH. There is something that’s old though…my back. :(
Threw it a couple of weeks ago which was no fun but it’s all good now after a few days bed rest. Age is catching up even if my mind refuses to acknowledge it. ;)
I entertained myself by finishing the Secrets of Nicholas Flamel books. I didn’t want to tackle TCV then because I needed cheering and I know that’s a book where one gets emotionally invested, sorta. I’m ready to read it now.
Not a huge fan of cold weather and like ironsos mentioned, it’s going to be wintery cold here all the way to the weekend. Cold + aching joints= misery. Misery loves company even if I do not want to wish it on anyone. :). Your ground zero I definitely do not envy. I hope it resolves satisfactorily.
JOSEPHINE, you have my sympathy about the back. I’m glad you are experiencing at least a temporary withdrawal of pain. That is the problem with aging, you know whatever hurts will visit again.
I’m still working on TCV. I’m obviously not reading quickly. My home reclamation project requires a lot of my time and mental energy. Then, when I have some time for myself I am finding spending a lot of time with very depressing people difficult. I am progressing and read a bit every day. I will finish but I’m not finding it uplifting.