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||
|I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.||
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Hope everyone has a great Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Getting ready to rain/snow here.
Sending you all the very best holiday wishes! I love ya’ll very much & am so grateful for your friendship over these many years. It was a blessing to have met & gotten to know each & every one of you! :+D
I survived the day, yay for me! I also made a point of wishing every customer who had a query for me, a very happy Christmas. Which helped my good mood survive, and, I hope, theirs too.
Daughter is in bed. Cookie crumbs have been left on Santa’s plate, and I have nibbled my way around a carrot to leave reindeer teethmarks! DS is in charge of drinking the bottle of beer, I ammhitting the wine, lol! I hope to be in bed by midnight……. We shall see!
CoolG, your card arrived this morning. Thank you so much for the little note. xx
Jen, how lovely to see you. I hope you can bring us up to date soon, we miss you.
Won, I couldn’t agree more. My best love to you all. Happy Christmas!
Josephine just stopped by with a pan od fruit and nut bars(still warm). She wishes everyone here
a very Merry Christmas!.
Sirius B. She wants me to tell you that due to the snowstorm she will have to wait till after tomorrow
to bring you yours and that she is sorry.
The ones on the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are quite good.
Won-Two I heartily endorse your holiday sentiments, I love each and every one of you for interesting minds and warm hearts. I hope you enjoy the Christmas you wish for.
I have watched two of my new DVD’s today, Abduction, a very creditable solo start to Taylor Lautner’s post Twilight career. It has a 12 rating but youngsters must be much tougher than my generation. I watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with my DS for the pleasure of seeing so many of our top actors in an ensemble production. It is very entertaining in this format but I did not enjoy the original book very much. You might have to be over 60 to appreciate this film.
I’m off to bed. I will have to put the living room in some sort of order tomorrow, the packaging for the decorations has not been put back in the loft.
My DS is consuming the Santa cookies. For a child who is obviously wise to the situation she does insist on going through the formalities. Santa doesn’t get a lot of beer in the US so it is good he is thoroughly lubricated in the UK before heading across the pond.
Merry Christmas to ALL our Leaky Friends!
Won said it for all of us… I am so lucky to have all of you as friends!!!
My glittery and Christmas tree confetti card arrived. I was getting worried I missed out. LOL!
Although it made opening cards interesting. I kept opening the cards carefully. :D
You know who you are – THANK YOU!! It was so much fun trying to guess!
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my friends here. I love you so much and I don’t know what I would have done with myself these last five years or more without you.
My DS and I are up and about, waiting for our teenager to wake up and come see what Santa left. We could be in for a long wait. Every other year up until now has involved her standing in the hall where her bedroom is located, screaming for us to get up and let her come to the great room.
The passing of Charles Durning has me feeling sadder than I have in a long time. His portrayal of
an aged vet in an episode of NCIS brought me to tears. Everything I ever saw the man do was great.
His role in “The Greatest Little Whorehouse in Texas” had me rolling on the floor.
My daughter is quite thrilled with her books. It is raining here with the liklihood of it turning to snow. It makes it difficult to let the dogs out to get cold and wet and bring them in.
Yes Ironsos, Durning was one of those great ones so many tend to overlook when counting the ‘stars in the Hollywood constellations’… That episode of NCIS is also one of my favorites. On a tangent to that, I was honored to be invited by my Congressional friend to attend the lying in state of Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D). Hawaii; in the Capitol Rotunda. It is rare for a Senator to be afforded such an honor. It is usually reserved (with few exceptions) for Presidents who die in office. Mr. Inouye was exceptional in many ways. A truly great Senator, a war hero, despite his being persecuted for being of Japanese decent during WWII, and a C.M.H. recipient. We will not see the likes of him again, anytime soon!
LH, Looks like Hattiesburg is getting clobbered… Hope the tornado’s don’t score any direct hits on inhabited areas…
Well, we had a wonderful Christmas here. Daughter has a really nasty cough, but was ok in herself, and both of them were SO happy with their gifts. Trevor tasted delicious, and we ate lots of him for supper too, in rolls with french mustard and pickled onions. It was a lovely, gentle day.
Today I have woken with hints of daughter’s cold, so I’m on a Vitamin C intake mission. A hot bath will be welcome too. Food today will be more turkey rolls and lots of nibbles to pick at. There will be a pretty constant stream of food coming from the kitchen!
I hope you all had a wonderful day. xx
Asti Happy to hear about your good day, but sorry to hear about your daughter’s cough and your possible infection. Our Beef Wellington was another cooking victory and this time the beef was pinker than on our trial run, which was good. I’m still learning my way around my Kindle Fire and sent BigG a quick email on it to prove it. I’ve downloaded a weather app. TV is rather dull this morning. I am fancying coffee and croissants just to bolster my spirits.
Christmas Dinner was great with my kids. We enjoyed our tamales we made on Sunday very much. We opened presents and laughed a lot. My son got very creative with his gifts. He gave my daughter’s boyfriend a harmonica. I was confused along with everyone until we realized that inside the box was a gift card. LOL.
My son also gave me a beautiful charm bracelet. It looks like the ones that Graymayne uses. One of the charms says “grandma”. Well that got me balling. Snif, snif.
My daughter gave me a new set of utensils. Vey nice ones. She also gave me a beautiful serving set. I’m so glad my tradition is to have dinner on the 24th and then open presents. It leaves the kids free to go to their parents on the 25th. I’m happy and the other parents are happy. :D
The DS and I had a lovel day yesterday. We watched movies, sat by the tree and just enjoyed the peace and quiet. We had leftovers for breakfast and lunch. Later in the evening he took me to see the lights and the tree in the city. We wanted to stop at a restaurant for dinner but everything was CLOSED. Every one of the downtown restaurants were closed. We started heading back just looking for any of our regular places hoping one of them would be open. NO luck. We were so dissapointed. how dare people close on Christmad. LOL!
Now we were facing going home to another meal of leftovers. :( oh No!!
Then inspiration hit me. Remembering the movie “A Christmas Story”. I said The China Buffet. We headed there full of new hope. Sure enough they were open. They had qute a bit of customers for a Christmas Day. We were so happy to have our meal at a restaurant. A great evening saver. :D
I’m so glad everyone who has checked in so far appears to have had a happy, satisfying day wherever they were and following whatever traditions they have.
I have not been to bed at midnight four nights in a row in probably 20 years or more. We started home about 9:30 but by the time we took my MIL home and arrived home ourselves and changed clothes and sat down a few more minutes with the tree and Christmas music it was almost midnight before we turned off our lights.
We have mixed plans for the day. Our dogs, particularly our boy dog, are in dire need of baths. So, our fun day after Christmas plans include taking the dogs to the dog wash at the car wash down the road and giving them baths.
Then, we intend to come home, crate the boy dog up to dry, keep the girl in as well to do the same, and go to see LES MISERABLES.
We have plenty of leftovers from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so other than the breakfast I just made there will be no cooking for me today. Tomorrow my DS returns to work for two days. So, my daughter and I will be on our own to watch some of the DVDs she received for Christmas and whatever the mood calls us to do.
MM, is your bracelet the type that can be rearranged and added to like GRAYMAYNE’s? I’ve seen some that look like them but are actually preset bracelets that you don’t change.
I wish JEN would come and tell us if she has experienced something I was reading last night. It seems to be a running joke that I have somehow missed. I was reading about the American tradition of Jewish people in the US going to a movie and then to Chinese restaurants on Christmas Day. Just like for us, they don’t have to go to work because businesses are closed and it is a free day off from work so they have a day to play but almost nothing is open. Since movie theaters are open, the stereotypical Christmas Day for Jewish people is to go to a movie and then to dinner in a Chinese restaurant since Chinese restaurants tend to be open because most of the proprietors are Buddhist. So, there is a happy marriage of supply and demand between the Jewish population and the Buddhist restaurant owners.
Nice snowy day.
Expecting one of those 50 movie packs in the mail today. Pretty much set for a while. This
set contains so called “drive in movies”.
The DS is off till January 2nd. I’m off till Jan. 7th.
Today we had breakfast at our local restaurant that has all the antiques. We plan on going to a movie to see the Hobbit. I hope it’s good. Then relaxing at home again. :)
Tomorrow we are going to the museums. I want to see the tree display at the Museum of Science and Industry before they take it down. :)
I am happy to report that I received a card this morning containing lovely, glittery green stars and fir trees;) There was also another one which left me puzzled until I finally recognised one of the names. He is an English friend, married to an American wife, and now living in the U.S. He is a ukulele player.
I watched Tim Burton’s film of Alice in Wonderland on TV last night and found it as strange as found the book as a child, but very visually imaginative. I much preferred Alice through the Looking-glass.