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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HAPPY AUTUMN EQUINOX, GRAYMYNE! I know you have already had your lunch so I will begin by hoping your DS took his camera and the food was worthy of photography.
We have a lot to do today. I need to go check and see whose laundry has priority. My DS is making the chili today as he soaked the pinto beans overnight. He plans we go spend some time this afternoon at his mother’s apartment playing cards. I don’t know if that will really happen since chili making is a long process.
I decided to make pancakes this morning. Of course I put fruit cocktail in them. They were so good. I never made it to a plate with other things for breakfast. I just kept eating them by themselves while I was cooking. Now I feel really full.
Wow, what a day! Son’s big golf match, at big posh club. Me, my DS and daughter all walked round the 18 holes with him…… 4.5 HOURS!! There was quite a lot of people out there supporting them, which was nice. Son came a VERY credible 6th out of 30, and the team as a whole came 4th out of 5. Their ambition was not to come last. They are a tiny 9 hole regional club, up against some really big, posh, moneyed outfits. They have never ever got this far in this competition before, and they did themselves proud.
Lady Hawke, I felt guilt tripped into going because all week, my daughter thought it would be me and her. Dad being here was a bonus, as it saved us walking, but she was still looking forward to going with me.
Won, absolutely fine for even a sheltered child. A little mild flirting at the start, and peer pressure about being “cool,”but that’s it. I was more than happy for my 10 year old to read it. Even the later themes of responsibility and morality are easily presented. I hope she enjoys it.
Asti What a fine performance from your club’s team! It just shows money isn’t everything, talent and hard work are more important, plus a good team spirit.
Downton Abbey returned to our screens tonight with series number four, what bliss!
Off to bed, Ive had a busy day.
Yesterday my daughter Jennifer surprised me by coming over. I was still in my pj’s. I had decided no one was coming over so I could just laze around. That was a nice surprise. Jennifer is 41 and is starting college again. I was in college again at that age.
It really feels like fall this morning. It is in the 40’s. I think I will need to put on shoes instead of sandles.
I missed watching the Emmy’s with the group like we use to. I really liked seeing Derrick H. of Dancing With The Stars win an Emmy for his choro………. (dance routines). I think I probably should write in Word again so I can use spell check.
Sinus infection seems to finally be responding to antibiotics. They still make me feel very blah. ;)
Lady Hawke please forgive me for not responding sooner. I am sorry for your recent loss. I am also very sorry that your year has seemed to be full of losses. :(
I know there is a lot more, but this is just a quick work lurk. ;)
It is 63 F (17.2 C) here this morning, not as cool as it is where you are COOLG, but it is still obviously cool. I can easily believe it is the first day of fall. The highs for the week are supposed to run from 79 F (26.2 C) to 84 F (28.8 C). So, although I know that is as hot as it gets for a lot of you during the summer for us that is a massive drop in temperature. That is a range we consider comfortable for outdoors but we would still keep our AC on inside.
GRAYMAYNE, was that a piece of slate on of your courses was served on. I believe it was the salmon. I was impressed by the presentation.
Today is another day off to the therapist and a trip to the bank. After that I hope to be able to take my mother and father home and get back here so I can settle in and do some quite chores here. I didn’t feel well yesterday, a bit queezy and never felt like eating much or doing anything.
We did go over and play cards at my MIL’s apartment and we took chicken. I couldn’t manage much of it and when we came home and my DS and daughter started eating chili I simply couldn’t even try it. I went to bed quite early. I do feel a bit better today but I’m going to go easy on my stomach.
DEANIE, I have to be desperate to take antibiotics since so many of them make me feel almost as bad as the infection they are fighting.
Lady Hawke Yes, the starter was served on a slate with little pads underneath. This is the first time we have seen these used here. I suspect it is a way of serving less without us noticing, a sign of the times. I wondered how the waitress would handle the cutlery with this device without dropping it, so I laid down my fork and placed the knife on top with the blade held between the tines of the fork. It seemed to work, she had no trouble.
OMG! I have just experienced the full horror of the changes at cc!! It is a complete mess, the photos are no longer in albums. I can’t make head or tail of it. The addresses no longer had the slider but I have reduced the print size which is a slight improvement but it is horrible. I can’t understand why this was necessary, it was working perfectly previously. I am as mad as a wet hen!!
Graymayne it finally changed for me too (hmm so the others are not crazy haha); not very happy with it so far… \-..-/.
Graymayne and Adella: It is simply another case of “change for the sake of change”. An idea I am
not a fan of in the least.
GRAYMAYNE, thank goodness, I was feeling as if I was quite remedial. When you were finding nothing unpleasant about it I thought I had become much stogy and far too set in my ways. I am so pleased you hate it too now.
I have a short time home between my father’s therapy and the run to the bank before I need to go pick my daughter up from school. I have all my appliances running. I don’t leave them on while I am gone for fear of fire or flood.
GRAYMAYNE, there is a slider on the address page when you hover your cursor over the list. It is not visible until you hover, just something to add confusion. I didn’t find the slider at first and felt quite stupid when no one else seemed to be having trouble with it.
Things are a bit subdued here. We are all tired after a very busy weekend, and my DS seems to be coming down with the cold that both children have. I am doing my usual, and trying desperately to fend it off with lots of Vitamin C!
Graymayne, you made my day. I can just picture you being “as mad as a wet hen!” Lovely phrase, lol!
Lady Hawke and Deanie, I do hope you both feel better soon. xx
I’ve had another session with cc and I’ve discovered the albums but I have to request that the photos are ordered by date, latest first. Next time I open it the photos are all over the place again. It is very frustrating! I still the the whole upheaval is a load of rubbish. I still haven’t found a slider at the foot of the database page that I found a few days ago and the columns are too narrow to reveal all the information, grrrr!
I am glad that others are having problems with CC. I can’t find the post very well. So I hate it. I have had trouble it seems forever with the site. Hmm it was right after I uploaded the pictures for Graymayne to see.
I have been reading so much that I forget to do other things. I failed to do the deep dusting on the other half of my living room on cleaning day.
It is cool again this morning. My feet are cold. I am going to put socks on and shoes sometime since my feet are staying cold. Yesterday my furnace came on again even though I had turned down the thermostat. It has been too cold in the bathroom to take my shower in the morning. I have had to wait until the temp has gotten higher in the afternoon. This has changed my daily routine.
LH’s father has fallen and thinks he may have broken his hip. She has posted on Facebook requesting prayers and I am passing the request on.
Lady Hawke I sent healing energy to the whole situation, I can see the chaos that this will cause to your schedule . . . . . I hope that you father’s guess was incorrect.
Korey thanks for the message.
Asti I watched Ade in Britain tonight. What a lot of changes in my lifetime, but I certainly haven’t experienced all of them.
Thanks all, he has been taken for a 9( scan of his head and back since he hit his head when he fell and they will take him on for an x-ray of his hip. He said his pain was a 10 and they gave him some morphine. He rejected the morphine when his pain was just a 9.
I am home. It is just after 11:30 PM and I am finishing the laundry I started before the phone call about my father’s fall. I wouldn’t have done it now except my DS had no shirts or socks for tomorrow and I needed to use the washer and dryer once his things were done to do a load for myself. I am going to need some clean clothes tomorrow as well. I know I won’t be in bed before midnight.
My friend who went to LeakyCon in Chicago with me asked her DS, a doctor, what the possible outcomes of this might be. He feels they will probably order bed rest for four to six weeks, followed by physical therapy in a skilled nursing facility. The alternative is surgery, followed by therapy in a skilled nursing facility. Either way, the key is he must be kept in the hospital at least three days before he can be moved to a skilled nursing facility. He couldn’t be discharged home and get into one. I don’t see how they could discharge him home to us anyway. He can’t stand up so he can’t go to the bathroom on his own. My mother certainly can’t lift him. I couldn’t lift him and get him to the bathroom even if I moved into their apartment 24/7. If I tried I would do us both permanent damage. So, they are simply going to have to keep him long enough to send him to a skilled nursing facility where he can have bed rest while being watched so he doesn’t develop blood clots from lack of movement and where someone who knows what they are doing can take care of his bathroom needs. After he is healed, either from bed rest or surgery, he is going to have to have extensive physical therapy, much more than he has been having three days a week. At least he has been on his feet and we have been able to take him for therapy. Now he is going to go from a bed ridden situation to therapy.
In the morning I need to call and find out about having a “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” system installed for my mother. She will be able to stay with him while he is in the hospital but will not be able to do so at the skilled nursing facility. She will have to go home to her apartment but I have told her, and she agrees, she needs one of the personal alarm systems.
I will be doing a lot of driving her to and from the skilled nursing facility for the next several weeks or months.
Lady Hawke Please convey my sympathy and concern to your parents in this distressing situation.
I can see that you are going to be in urgent need of a house elf to get you through this situation but you will have to settle for Muggle magic. I suggest that you initiate the rest of the household into the mysteries of the laundry equipment and the ways in which they can be useful. The truth is that if you crack under the strain of ministering to everybody’s needs in the usual way everybody will suffer, so it is time for Team Hawke to grab their brooms and swoop into the fray. Best of luck.
I agree with Graymayne. There is entirely too much heaped upon your shoulders normally without the addition of injured parents. It is time for you family to pitch in and help you out.
The doctor has visited. There will be no surgery. He will stay in the hospital for three days and then transfer to a skilled nursing facility for bed rest, followed by physical therapy. My mother can stay with my father while he is at the hospital but once he moves she will have to go home. I have ordered a monitoring device for my mother and we have paid for it to be delivered within two to three days.
After the first three days the main thing I will have to do is take my mother to see my father. She won’t be able to stay at the skilled nursing facility at night and once he starts physical therapy he will be out of the room a lot. While he is just healing I can take her in the morning and leave her until my daughter gets out of school and we can go pick her up and take her home.
So, I hope to be able to spend more time at home than I have in past stays. I shouldn’t be having to try to hang around to see the doctor once he has moved. This is going to be a fairly short hospital stay. One of the main reasons I usually end up stuck at the hospital is trying to be here when a doctor is due to come in.
Cool rainy day. Snow level coming down to 6500ft (1981m) by Thursday night. I am at 4323ft (1317m) so
no problem .
Lady Hawke, I am relieved to hear that the hospital stay will be short, and that you think it will not be too much of a drain on your time and energy. Please give your Daddy my best wishes for a speedy recovery, a hug for you and your Mother, and know that I am thinking of you.
I have to say that whatever the relative good/bad points of our respective hospitals, I admire a system that knows how important it is to let a wife stay overnight with her husband. When son was a baby/toddler, going through all his surgery, my presence was expected to look after him, but the overnight provision was an uncomfortable afterthought. I am sure your parents will both feel much better by being able to be together for these first few days.
You spend so much time looking after those you love. PLEASE, PLEASE, promise us you will look after yourself over the coming weeks.