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.||
|34060 votes in total|
Lady Hawke – forgot to add that Felipe & I left a message for you over at the other castle
Thanks, SIRIUS, I saw the message and I’ve messaged MM.
SIRIUS, those little stinkers are master “hiders” too. We had topper mattresses on the bed. I would change sheets and I wouldn’t see anything. When I first started with the rash I checked for bed bugs as it had already come to my attention since we do travel with my parents and my DS has traveled some with work. I have been inspecting mattresses at hotels for some time. When I first checked I found nothing in my bed, not even between the toppers. So, I pursued the idea I had a rash.
However, over the course of time the bed bugs populated. Even the day I found them they were not immediately obvious when I checked the bed. They weren’t just strolling around in view. I had to tear the bed up and when I found them they were deep into creases and folds and up against the wall.
My DS says I am a “canary” when it comes to bug bites of any kind. They love me so when there is a bug issue I am going to be the one attacked first. I am the “dead canary” in the mine. If there is one mosquito and one hundred people I am going to be the person the one mosquito bites five times.
MM,in case you don’t see my othre message, you need to contact FELIPE. He can’t find any old information on you at the new Castle.
Evening all! It looks as though we might have more snow on the way overnight but I don’t think it will amount to much in our area. It may well be a different story for Asti.
I’m just killing time during this cold weather, staying in either the living room or the computer room which have storage heaters and watching TV, doing jigsaws or mooching online. I have to say that the larger screen looks very good when watching nature programmes, I’m less keen on studio productions.
I have a confession to make. I just finished taking my Christmas tree down. I would have normally taken it down last week early in the week but we had the ice storm and my daughter was home so that threw my whole week off. I had to do things later in the week I would normally have done early in the week. I don’t like to take the tree down when I have my daughter and the DS at home. It is tedious. I have to find the right fitted box for at least half the ornaments. Then, I pack the glass ornaments in a three layer partitioned box in reverse order with my favorites on top so they will come out of the box first. So, it takes some planning and organizing.
The bottom layer of the box are the ornaments I purchased the first Christmas I was married when I had not a single ornament. They are pretty enough but they did come in boxes of a dozen matching ornaments, possibly varied by color. There are a few plastic ornaments on that layer as well, ornaments given to me as gifts that I use on the back of the tree as place fillers so I don’t have to put good quality ornaments on the back of the tree. The second layer are pretty new ornaments that are reproductions of old German hand blown ornaments. I purchased those the first year I was married as well. Then, the top layer are the antique ornaments I inherited from my cousin’s wife’s mother’s tree when my cousin and his wife stopped putting up a tree.
My mother has decided she is ready to move out of the house and into an apartment. So, although they might still be in their house next Christmas they also might have already moved. If they move into a smaller space I will have to put up a smaller tree for them and I will have to incorporate my ornaments with theirs.
When I packed the box today I packed it with the idea in mind that I might only use the top layer of ornaments in the glass ornament box next year if I have to make room for some of my parents ornaments.
When I take down my parent’s tree later this week or next week I am going to pack their ornaments with the same thought in mind. Which of their ornaments would I reserve for a small tree for them and which ornaments would I choose to add to my tree?
There are ornaments on their tree that I would be willing to let go. My cousin and his wife, the ones whose antique ornaments I inherited, gave me a series of Hallmark ornaments throughout my childhood, teenage and college years. They have never been favorites and I never understood why they gave those ornaments to me. I would have thought they might have been the first people to realize I preferred antique glass and metal ornaments. I was never a plastic/cartoonish character type ornament person. There are also the plastic ornaments that were placed around the bottom of the tree when I was small. Those are currently hung on the back of my parent’s tree to take up the space since I want the better ornaments in pride of place.
So, I believe next year may be the year I have been dreading, the year I have to cull ornaments and combine Christmas trees and eliminate ornaments. At least I have a plan and have some idea of which ornaments I can let go without too much personal trauma.
I need to go get in the line at school.
Lady Hawke You are not alone in your tardiness, my Xmas decorations were taken down on January 6th but only packed into their bags and boxes a couple of days ago. They still have to go back into the loft.
The cat suddenly decided he wanted to go out again so I have to await his return. My DS has already retired to bed.
The DS and I have decided to leave on our vacation on Thursday instead of Friday. YAY!
I can’t wait. We will go to Texas first. :)
I have so much to do but it’s soooo cold outside. :(
I have several errands to do.
I need to start packing. We will be gone 11 days in total.
I wonder why some can and others can’t post now – is it because we all have the poll itself in “bookmarks” and they don’t?
have a good safe trip MMM
I just took down my last strand of Christmas lights yesterday too
Here’s a cut & paste from Melissa from a couple of weeks back that explains a little of what is going on…
>>Melissa Anelli says…
at 02:21PM December 7th, 2012
Fair point, about not posting here, so I am doing it now :) we do have to rely on volunteers because Leaky Cauldron cannot afford to hire full time developers. Part of the reason for this is in the code, which makes advertisements load slower and les effectively than they might on a more efficiently coded site. However, we are working on a new code for the future that will change this. As for quality of advertisements, please always let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if something is less than savory – we will notify our ad suppliers ASAP. We are working as best we can on these issues so thank you all for your endless patience and for still being with Leaky after all this time :)<<
Aloha y’all! ;)
The first time Dad was sent to Viet Nam, he left in summer and came home in June. Mother would not take the tree down until he got home. So we had the Christmas tree up through Valentine’s Day, Easter, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. I think we were the “odd” family on the block that year. ;)
Sirius B My bookmark only leads me to the dusting page, but a history link on my start menu became my “backdoor” key:)
Deanie How is your arm, does it still give you pain?
Graymayne that is weird – I have the poll bookmarked and it brings me right here…
Am watching the Idol auditions, it amazes me how the judges pick people to go on that to me a) have no voice; b) are just shouting; c) are yodeling every other note and then send those with interesting voices home ….
Graymayne The arm is somewhat better, but I still get pain when I moveit too fast or reach too far with it. I am babying it. The MRI shows some “fraying” in the cartilage around the rotator cuff area. My doctor did write the note that my desk needs to be lowered, but they have not yet come to do that. ;)
My newest pain is mostly on the right side of my lower back. It does not feel like the sciatic nerve. It feels much deeper than that and it is in the area of the kidney. It feels like a deep muscle cramp and it is not constant. Usually just achey, but I have acute pain for up to 3 hours. My best guess is some sort of cramp or perhaps a small hernia on the back side of the large intestine. I don’t have any noticeable symptoms of UTI. I will bug the doctor about it if it does not start to clear up with babying in the next 2 weeks. ;)
I hit 61 last July and I have been falling apart ever since. My decade birthdays ( age ending in 0) have never been a problem, but the year after (age ending in 1) have always heralded wierdness. ;)
Oh Joy!!!!! DH1 is here. The more things change the more they stay the same.
Nice to have the site back though.
I don’t want Leaky to go away but I also get tired of being whiplashed back and forth. I am so grateful we have the other Castle. I realize Leaky is free but I wish we could count on it and at some point when they recode this place they are going to kill Polls. I can just feel it. OR they will make it into a real functional poll about who knows what and we’ll have no place here.
We really do all need to stay at least a little active at the other place so we have a ready escape hatch without fear of leaving people behind.
Yucky day in the neighborhood. Hotel rang my room and said to not even think of going outside
I hurt myself laughing.
Evening all! We are in for a colder night overnight: the temperature on my computer widget reads – 4 degs C:(
I am planning a beef stew tomorrow with the proper mix of vegetables this time, but only using stewing steak. Last night we watching a TV programme which we had recorded, the first in a series about the start of the railways in England during the Industrial Revolution. The presenter was Dan Snow, son of Peter Snow who has been a presenter for many years at the BBC. He has a History degree and we both felt that it was one of the best programmes we had watched for some time. He has such enthusiasm for his subject that you cannot help but be carried along with him as he paints a picture of the past. It has to help that it involved the development of Manchester, the city my DS first worked in and where our son has lived since he first went to university.
Yayayayay! No more dusting….for now.
Verrrry icy day here. Driving was a huge pain, literally, after slipping and falling on my butt in the driveway. I’m okay what with wearing so many layers. The ego was more bruised. The streets were super slick and we all crawled at a fast 30-35 mi/hour on a 45-55 limit road. The highways were reduced to about 40 (woohoo) but still, lots of accidents. :(
and welcome back everyone
ouch Jose I am so glad I didn’t have to go anywhere today.
Graymayne – what veggies do you use in your stew? I use carrot, peas & corn.
Sirius, it was a skating rink out there. When I got back home before 4pm, I had to hold on to the car door handles and the side mirrors to haul myself up the driveway and into the garage. Everytime I let go I kept sliding back down so as soon as I was in, I got the scraper and started chipping off the walks, which was not so bad since the temperature had risen enough.
I am so ready for the heat since 3 months ago. ugh.
Good night, y’all. Hope I’m still logged in when I come back.
Sirius In a winter stew I use onion, parsnips, carrots, and swede (also garlic and root ginger if I have them in stock), which gives quite a sweet flavour. I will also add a few mushrooms if I have bought them for another meal. I remember hating potatoes in a stew as a child so I never use them.
Snow has been threatened for later today followed by rain, so some areas of the country could be flooded again:( The temperature is forecast to rise by Sunday and into next week.
dang Josie !! now I’m really glad I couls stay in all day yesterday. Glad you are safe in home
thanks Graymayne I always forget onion, parsnips is a great idea. What is Swede?