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I had my stress test today. My wonderful daughter was with me. After the test they wired me up,with a heart monitor and sent me home. We went to lunch at the Olive Garden an enjoyed a late lunch. My appointment was at 11:45 and we didn’t leave the cardiologist till after 3:00pm I was not allowed to eat before the test so I was starving!!! :(
Tomorrow back to work. :(
BBC TV is full of alarming pictures from the fertiliser plant explosion in West, Texas. I hope no-one here has friends or relatives affected by this nasty event. Since the explosion in Boston, North Korea has not had a mention in the news bulletins. . . .
Baroness Thatcher was given an immaculate ceremonial funeral at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London yesterday, with the Queen and Prince Philip in attendance. Mrs. Thatcher’s granddaughter did a reading during the service and I was surprised by her American accent. I know virtually nothing about her father, Mark Thatcher, but I am assuming that his wife is American.
Lady Hawke It is a well-known fact that moving house is one of the big causes of stress, so your current emotional state is perfectly understandable. You all need to be very kind to yourselves and try not to aim for perfect homes immediately. Rest and relaxation should be your aim, you’ve all earned it. I hope that the weather will be kind so that it will encourage you to enjoy some time out to eat ice-cream and smell the blossom:)
I went to sleep around 10:30 last night so was awake very early. The dogs needed to go outside too. I can tell it is still warm outside since I left the door to downstairs open last night.
I have picked up the mess the dogs made in the yard. They played with an outside cushion and the stuffing was everywhere. I picked up other things so I could mow the yard. My daughter was going to do it for me but she has gotten sick. I also need to do a pick up of dog droppings before I mow. I hate stepping into something I don’t see because of tall grass. If it does not rain today I will try to at least get part of it mowed. I need to do the back yard before it gets out of hand.
Ironsos You are so organized getting ready to do your Christmas cards. I guess I need to take mine down and put them away. I meant to do it a month ago but I still like to look at them. Since I have them on a card holder, I usually put them away when the birthday cards etc start coming in. I just realized that I don’t get birthday cards for the DS, valentine cards, anniversary cards, etc now is why I haven’t had to put the Christmas cards away to make room for these.
MM When will you get the results from your stress test?
Graymayne We did not have as much coverage of the funeral as I thought we would. Maybe because of all the coverage of the bombs in Boston.
Lady Hawke Yes, I was really talking to MM, bt for some reason put your name on it. It looks like it may be September or October before we get out your way this year, if we get there at all. ;)
Asti If I can’t take pctures of the DS’s puzzles to post at CC, I will try to at lest get pictures of what they should look like. ;)
Basic work lurk. ;)
My daughter knocked on my door at about 3:30 this morning, weepy, with a 102 degree fever, chills, aches, sore throat and headache. I just spoke to the doctor and we must be there in a little over an hour. I checked her morning temp and it was 100.
We are also expecting severe weather later this afternoon and evening with a moderate chance for big storms/tornadoes.
I just want to get this doctor’s office run done and then I want to come home and collapse. I don’t imagine my daughter will be going anywhere tomorrow either. I didn’t really need a sick child thrown into the equation, even if it means I get to slow down a bit.
MM, how long do you have to wear the heart monitor? I take it you passed the stress test.
GRAYMAYNE, we only saw bits of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral here. Our news has been eaten up by reports on the bombing in Boston on Monday and the Ricin envelopes yesterday.
The person who was arrested concerning the Ricin envelopes came from the town here in Mississippi where we drove to acquire our girl dog. We are in the far northwest corner of the state and that town is in the far northeast corner of the state. It is on the path we take when we go to visit my mother’s family. Memphis is still the biggest city in driving distance so I suppose he must have driven over to drop the letters in the anonymity of a large population base. He was originally from the same town that Elvis Presley was born, the town where we went to pick up our boy dog.
My poor DS had a job in Cornwall today, and won’t be home until about 9pm :(
Lady Hawke, I’m sorry about your daughter. On the up side, it means you get the chance of an enforced day of rest. Make sure you give yourself some TLC too.
Deanie and Mr. Deanie, yes, I’d like to see pictures please!
Cool G: Bored is a better word to describe why I did the labels. Stupid chilly weather,20 degrees or so
below normal, has kept me inside the last few days.
Cannot seem to get back to the Geneology work for some reason. Hope the mood strikes me soon.
I did not manage to work outside today. We have been under a tornado watch or warning all day. I think it is going to storm soon since I hear thunder.
I haven’t managed to finish cleaning out the cabinet. I can not make up my mind if I am going to move it to another room and put a different cabinet in it’s place. I am mainly hoping that my back will feel better. I just wish I knew what is making it hurt or what I did to make it hurt. Usually I know but not this time.
It is 3 PM and I have just come to sit down after the run to the doctor and to my parent’s apartment with yet another phone, this time a cordless one. It seems there was no wiring in the wall into which we needed to connect another jack. So,after I took my daughter home after the doctor’s appointment I had to purchase a wireless phone, take it to my parent’s apartment and plug it into an existing jack. They will have to think to put the phone in the charger during the night so it will be available to them when they need it during the day and evening. These are start up issues which can’t be put off. I did not want my parents in that apartment without access to 911 services.
My daughter has one of her recurrent sinus infections. She has learned to sort of push on through a sinus infection. It appears she also has a virus/flu. She is experiencing fever spikes in the afternoon.
It is becoming quite blustery and the clouds are rolling in. I hope my DS gets home before the storms hit.
Getting hungry so decided to make some cornbread and beans for supper. Luckily I had some bacon grease in the fridge from the last time I cooked bacon. Just right for my cornbread and to season the beans. I use Randall jar beans so I can have beans whenever I decide to. Being jar beans, they do need a little extra seasoning to taste like I had cooked them from dry beans. I do have a fresh 1/2 gallon of buttermilk to go with it. Tomorrow I will have potatoes and mustard /turnip greens to go with them. But for tonight, I just want a bowl of beans.
COOLG, I am being very lazy today. I purchased one of those Bertolli Frozen Soup Meals on the way home. I considered making cornbread to go with it and I couldn’t talk myself into it.
I think all the work on the move, the stomach virus, and back to work on the move has robbed me of all motivation. The only things I seem to be able to get done are the absolutely necessary things, the things my parents HAVE to have and the laundry I HAVE to do.
Okay, so I realized how pitiful that sounded and I went and made cornbread. I am really looking forward to a day when I don’t have to do anything. I’ll have to plan for it and be diligent to keep everything off my day.
I went to the cardiologist to return my heart monitor. Of all the days I could have a monitor on today was one of the worst. We had many teachers absent today due to the flooding. It is so bad it closed done highways. We had many, many teachers absent and not enough substitutes to cover them.
First it took me an extra 1/2 hour to get to work. When I arrived there the office was in chaos. One clerk was absent, I was late and the phones were ringing off the hook. Parents wanting to know if there was school. We have ten lines and all the lines were lit I rolled up my sleeves and started workings we had many teachers just sitting in traffic for hours. Many streets were closed due to flooding. With all of this stress around me and there I sat with my heart monitor. :/
When I go back to the cardiologist I wonder if the stress of the morning will show. :(
The flooding is amazing. Many streets are impassable.
I have managed to close all the windows I had opened. Although it is still warm, it will be cold before morning.
The sun is out, there is only a light breeze, and it feels WARM! It is all very exciting. I’ve even put on a summer skirt, lol! I’m off to town to do the food shopping for the weekend, and to change some money into Euros for my daughter’s upcoming trip to France. I’m cooking a new recipe tonight, a Greek style lamb stew with orzo. I’ve wanted to try it for a while, but it takes some planning……it needs three hours in the oven, plus all the prep, so it’s not exactly a quick meal that I can do after work!
MM, I haven’t seen about the flooding, what caused it? Will your Cardiologist take into account the extra pressures you were under?
Lady Hawke, I do hope your DS got home ok.
The news this morning is tremendous. They are just after this one 19 year old but it is obvious to me there must be an enormous support system for them in this country.This is very frightening.
MM, I’m glad you made it through the day but it will be interesting to see if they can see your stress on that monitor.
ASTI, I’m certain that lamb stew will be delicious. How long will your daughter be in France and when does she leave?
Well, that was almost catastrophic! I got to town, and realised I’d left my shopping list at home. Fortunately, I didn’t forget anything vital…..
Hi, Lady Hawke. she goes for 4 days, the week after next. She is getting very excited! How is your poorly girl this morning?
ASTI, she is not feeling well but seems better than last night.
I have some places I have to go this morning so I am going to do something I have never done before. I’m going to go about my business and leave her at home with her cell phone. She can call me if she needs me but she will be under orders not to unlock the door for any reason.
I’ll leave daughter to go to the local shop, as it’s only 10 minutes away, and just on a couple of occasions recently have left her for an hour or so while I’ve gone into town. It makes me nervous!
If my son is at home, I’ll happily leave them both.
Good luck with your errands!
ASTI, it is a strange transition to go from having a small child you have never left alone to realizing you have a teenager who you can leave at home. Until yesterday it had never occurred to me I could leave her at home when she was ill. I needed to be somewhere yesterday but since I ended up having to take her to the doctor I obviously couldn’t procede. Today, since she is just at home being quiet, I realized I could leave her. I need to make certain she has her cell phone nearby where she it huddling.
I think I have decided that I need to exchange the cabinet for a metal shelf to put my can food on. I can not see what is in the bottom cabinet nor can I really tell what is in the top cabinets. It really doesn’t do me good since I forget what is in there. I have already moved the food that is in boxes to another top cabinet where I can see what is in there. The doors are heavy and close all the way.
My daughter came by. I heard someone downstairs and both dogs were upstairs with me. I could not see who was there. So I have decided I need to put up a regular door with a window. I will put up the bi fold door downstairs to seperate the mud room so I can heat only part of it in the winter. I have been going back and forth trying to decide what I needed to do. So now I have finally decided. When my back is better, I will do this.
Like so many people I have been watching the news about Boston. I have also been keeping a close watch on weather reports. Like Graymayne I have noted a lot less news about North Korea. I read a book about 20 years ago which had Korea as a country that released missels against alies of the US. I think of this book every time I see a news report about North Korea.
Lady Hawke It does come as a shock to realize your children can stay at home without you. When they become the age to be a baby sitter for someone else then you realize they can stay by themselves. Of course you never stop worring about them.
It seems they all-of-a-sudden grow up. I love watching them becoming their own people, but I do sort of miss having a little one! But I am so proud of them both, and watching all they are achieving is wonderful. But no, you never stop worrying.
I am home and I’m glad. I had to go take my parent’s cable TV equipment back to the cable office. I also needed to shop for our dinner tonight. I asked my daughter if she thought she was going to be interested in a proper dinner tonight and she told me she would not. So, I decided to make something my DS and I like that she does not. So, I went out and purchased what I need to make chicken tikka masala.
My daughter did call me to find out when I was coming home. She was beginning to feel bad again and was feeling a bit needy as well. Fortunately, I was just checking out at the grocery and heading home. As soon as I arrived she went to bed. I think she was a bit nervous of going to her bedroom until I was home. So, she spent her time while I was gone in the recliner in the living room.
I spent nearly two hours this afternoon watching the rolling news from Boston on BBC TV. What a surreal day it must be for the residents. I hope that the situation will be resolved soon, preferably with no further deaths.
Well, the stew was tasty, but, given the cost of the ingredients and the time involved, I don’t think it is special enough to bother making again.
Our chicken tikka masala was quite good. It was warm and produced a sheen of perspiration. We ate it with naan bread and yogurt.
ASTI, at least it was good after all that time and effort. Could you put it all in a slow cooker and leave it? At least that would limit the pain of the time it takes.
As I type this they are attempting to get the second suspect out from under a tarp in a boat in the backyard of a house. He is alive but wounded. I hope he is left alive so he can divulge information about how and why they did what they did.
I am glad it is over in Boston. The cable news channels were their normal stupid selves again. The local
and national did a nice job though.
Another rainy day. I am getting tired of rainy days. It is April I guess so I should not be to itchy with a b about it.
Tea tonight was a lot simpler. My DS and son were out at a golf comp, so my daughter and I ate Heinz baked beans on toast with scrambled eggs. Very satisfying!