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What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?

Posted by Melissa
May 25, 2011, 11:40 AM
A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.
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The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
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Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
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I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
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Good evening!

I can’t remember if I told you, but daughter has decided to give up ballet. I am a little sad, but understand her reasons. It must be pretty repetitive, practicing the same routines week after week. I know she loves preparing for the shows, but that is only three months every two years.
She asked for trumpet lessons instead. She has her first lesson tomorrow, and i think my ears are already hurting!!!!!

Lady Hawke, poor you! What a performance to get rid of them, but it’s best to do it properly rather than risk a recurrance. I imagine the next month is not going to be too fun.

Posted by asti on September 12, 2012, 03:40 PM report to moderator
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I’m spending the day washing clothes in hot water, unscented detergent and lavendar and bagging them in black garbage bags.

I’m also bagging books into black garbage bags with the dietameous earth.

I’m going to try to find some lavendar sachets to put in drawers once I wash the clothes and I’m ready to put them back in the drawers.

I found some lavendar scent gels which I have on the floor at the door of the bedroom leading into the great room as a scent barrier to keep them in the room so they wander around inside on the dietameous earth and die.

I still have not seen another one since moving the mattresses and box springs out. May that continue to be so.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 13, 2012, 09:57 AM report to moderator
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The dietameous earth will kill them and the lavendar scent repells them so I’m killing them in the bedroom and in the great room by scattering the dietameous earth all over the floors and in the furniture

I’m washing everything I can find with the lavendar crystals to keep them from invading any other place while retreating.

I’m watching an interview with EMMA WATSON on KELLY AND MICHAEL LIVE. She is talking about PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 13, 2012, 10:28 AM report to moderator
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It is too bad I didn’t find these things a month ago, for many reasons. If I had found them a month ago I could have just sacked stuff into the garbage bags and taken the bags out in the backyard and allowed them to cook in the sun for an afternoon. As hot as it still is I think the heat from a month ago would have been like a blast furnace. Even last week with heat indexes at 108F (42.2C) would have definitely allowed the internal heat of the bags to reach 120F (48.9C) for at least three hours.

I hate to say it. I could use the heat to creep back up a few days.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 13, 2012, 10:40 AM report to moderator
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I was mowing the grass this morning. I didn;t realize how much it had grown in the past two weeks. I got the inside mowed but I ran over something doing outside the fense and my mower quit. I probably broke the cotter key that breaks to stop your mower when you hit something. Anyway my son-in-law is coming over Saturday to fix it. That is the reaon I do not ask him to help me do everything I need done. I need him for things I can not do myself.

I have some brownies baking. They should taste good without any iceing.

Posted by Cool G on September 13, 2012, 10:45 AM report to moderator
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Cool G Brownies! Yum! I wish I lived close enough to drop in and have one. ;)

Posted by Deanie on September 13, 2012, 12:16 PM report to moderator
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I could use a brownie with a margarita on top. Unfortunately, I have been back on the diet wagon for 2.5 weeks so neither of those is an option but I emotionally NEED each of those things, VERY BADLY.

I feel quite abused right now. My freezer died last week and I had that horrendous mess to deal with. I had to clear out the garage of a large pile to donate last week and that was awful. Now this, and all of it while fighting the rash. When I get in these places dealing with this mess it seems to make the rash and bites angry.

Considering I’m allergic to stuff I can breathe I guess it is not unusual that this work is making everything worse.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 13, 2012, 12:27 PM report to moderator
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Brownies are always better without icing.

Going to call in a couple hours to get my surgery time for tomorrow. This operation
will be done at the new medical center in Murray UT. Just south of Salt Lake City.
Light rail takes me next to the complex and a shuttle to it is free. Only a 25 minute
ride at a cost of $1.15/.71 GBP. one way.

Posted by ironsos on September 13, 2012, 03:36 PM report to moderator
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Daughter came home with a trumpet today. The cats are pretty freaked out, it’s quite funny! She is very ecxited, it’s lovely.

I am off to the hospital tomorrow too, for a follow up appointment after my procedure. Ironsos, I hope all goes just as well with tomorrow’s eye. And my bus fare will be about £8!!!

CoolG, sorry about the mower, how frustrating. I’m glad your SIL can fix it soon. Get him to finish the cutting while he’s there, and save him a brownie!

Posted by asti on September 13, 2012, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos That is much cheaper than our MARTA reglar fare. I hope the surgery is a rousing success! ;)

They are removing my 6-year molar on the lower right side tomorrow. Saturday I am going to my primary care physician to get my disabled tag renewal paperwork started and to get my prescriptions renewed. I hope they don’t want to take blood. I may be stuffed with painkillers from the dentist. Tuesday, I am going to the tag office to get my parking pass renewed. it expires Monday. Fun, fun fun!!! ;)

Posted by Deanie on September 13, 2012, 03:59 PM report to moderator
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The fare I pay is half the normal rate.

Asti: offer my condolences to the cats.

Posted by ironsos on September 13, 2012, 04:07 PM report to moderator
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Hi everyone! Geeze, I just saw Sally Struthers DUI mug shot… NOT a pretty picture! :+O

Posted by Won_Two on September 13, 2012, 05:29 PM report to moderator
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She did no look well at all.

Posted by ironsos on September 13, 2012, 05:47 PM report to moderator
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BEST WISHES to IRONSOS, ASTI and DEANIE on your procedures and follow up visits tomorrow. This crowd seems to be gravitating much too close to doctors recently. It is lovely IRONSOS is achieving such lovely benefit from his experience.

I am taking advantage of the empty freezer space resulting from the freezer disaster last week. I found I can also freeze these little monsters. I’ve soaked some of my daughter’s clothes in water and put them in garbage bags and stowed them in the freezer.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 13, 2012, 05:52 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, I hope you continue to enjoy your daughter’s attempts at the trumpet.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 13, 2012, 05:55 PM report to moderator
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Long time, no see, old home!

How is everyone? Hope you’re all very well! How come none of you stop by the Facebook branch? ;-)

Posted by Felipe on September 13, 2012, 08:14 PM report to moderator
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FELIPE, I guess it is because most of the people who are hanging out here are either not on Facebook or not going to LeakyCon next year and most of the chat at LeakyFriends on Facebook has been about LeakyCon.

You should come here more.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 13, 2012, 10:05 PM report to moderator
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Hi LH! :-)

There’s plenty (if not most) of us on Facebook. The talk there is all LeakyCon because no one else comes and starts new conversations ;-P

But yeah, I should come here more…

Posted by Felipe on September 14, 2012, 12:40 AM report to moderator
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Asti, Deanie Ironsos Thinking of you all and sending you healing energy for your various procedures, and hugs for afterwards {{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}

Felipe Facebook holds no appeal for me, rather the opposite.

Posted by Graymayne on September 14, 2012, 05:55 AM report to moderator
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It is interesting. I have ended up “Friends” on Facebook with a lot of the Old Time posters who used to post on Leaky Comments, some of them who were already gone before I ever arrived. The conversations I have with them on Facebook tend to be more one to one. Once in a while one of the others from those days may interject a comment.

I have also ended up “Friends” with “Ginny Weasley’s” sister who lives in Okinawa. I was just talking to her before I came here to make my morning post.

I keep up with my HP friends who no longer come here on Facebook but I prefer the group conversation format we have here for interacting with the people who have remained here, even if they are on Facebook as well.

I realize sometimes I may make a comment to a post on Facebook at Facebook and then I come here and I will see the same information again. Since I may have already commented on Facebook it seems silly to do so again but I realize it may look as if I am ignoring a post.

I like we have backup places to connect when Leaky goes down but it does tend to dilute the activity here.

I am back to washing, drying, packing, dusting and spraying.

I did check the beds at my parent’s house on Wednesday. There was no evidence of a problem there. We all stayed in the same room in March so if I brought them home from our Spring Break Trip they miraculously did not. My DS was gone to Orlando a week later so it may have been the hotel there. We have been to antique shops and prowled around. We could have picked up something in one of those.

We had friends visiting from out of town who were staying in a hotel in May. They came to the house to visit. They could have brought them over on a handbag.

All I know is I never want this to happen again. I will be taking any hotel I stay in apart before I take a bag inside. I mean I am going to completely unmake the beds and pull the mattresses away from the box springs.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 14, 2012, 09:33 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke you’re wearing a mask while handling all that DE, aren’t you? I understand that it can tear your lungs up if you inhale the sharp particles. Please take care of you. ;)

I understand that it really only takes one pregnant female bedbug to cause a major infestation. Don’t blame Sir Hawke and his trip to Orlando. As you note, they could have come in to the house in a lot of alternate ways. ;)

Posted by Deanie on September 14, 2012, 11:27 AM report to moderator
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gah lady hawke bed bugs are horrible little critters. I became well aquainted with them when I travelled around Asia and South America . . . .but I was paying for $2 hotel rooms so I had to put up with it . .. ah, those where the days!

ironsos good luck with the eye op. Once you have your full sight back you’ll be able to appreciate what a stunning vision of beauty I am. I’ll send you a photo to pin to your fridge door hahahaha and thanks for not being overly detailed about the surgery, I haven’t felt queasy once . . . .good lad :-) keep up the good work

Deanie good luck with the tooth surgery. It sounds pretty painful.

coolg I love brownies, but have never heard of anyone icing them before? is it a US thing or do the other UK’ers ice theirs as well (am I missing out on a new and yummy experience)

asti I know I shouldnt laugh about the years of trumpet hell stretching out before you . .but I cant help it :-P I really love brass bands so in about 8 years when your daughter has perfected the trumpet I would love to hear her play. In the meantime it may be a good idea to save up the egg boxes and try and sound proof her room.

Posted by Wolfie on September 14, 2012, 11:56 AM report to moderator
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whoops I missed felipe I am a very bad face book friend. I always mean to catch up on it, but then never get round to it.

Posted by Wolfie on September 14, 2012, 11:59 AM report to moderator
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Back from the hospital and the surgery went well.Get the patch off tomorrow.

Good lord! The trumpet looked almost as big as she is.!

Fridge could use a nice picture.

Am a little tired from the early start.(5am) so I am going to take a nap.

Posted by ironsos on September 14, 2012, 01:21 PM report to moderator
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Abject apologies! I’ve just remembered to put two photos in the Meetings album at cc. I have been seeing a lot of the couch in the nurses’ office at my local medical centre for a couple of weeks and walking about with bandaged legs. Those young ladies certainly know their stuff but I have discovered that I am far too squeamish to have been a nurse especially when I am the patient.

Posted by Graymayne on September 14, 2012, 02:57 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

All went well today. Thanks for the hug, Graymayne, and I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures.

Ironsos, I’m glad to hear all went well again. Love the thought of my little girl on your fridge!

Graymayne, I posted a picture of my daughter with her trumpet on my facebook page…. I’ll email it to you.

Wolfie, I love a good brass band too. When I was a student I was good friends with a lad who was in one of the hugely famous colliery bands, but for the life of me I can’t remember which one. I went and saw him in a competition, and it was fantastic.

Deanie, I hope you don’t feel too uncomfortable. xx

Posted by asti on September 14, 2012, 03:55 PM report to moderator
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We are going to the laundry tonight. I am barely making any progress washing one load at a time in my washer and dryer. Can you imagine having to wash all your clothes: the in season clothes, the out of season clothes, all the clothes that no longer fit but you still have, every scarf, knit winter hat, gloves, mittens, socks, handkerchiefs, for everyone in the family?

As I pull this stuff out I realize there are a lot of books and clothes that are going to go straight into the donation pile. There are books I have kept for years that are going to go. I have at least temporarily been cured of my sentimentality. As I packed up many of these books and realize they are going to have to be stored in bags, unseen for months, I wondered why I would have ever thought they were worth what I am going through.

Of course, I’ll keep my Harry Potter, my Jan Karon, my Diana Gabaldon, and many others, I’m sure. I have a large number of books given to me by someone else that I have never read and probably wouldn’t even if I kept them. Those are going. There are authors I have thoroughly enjoyed reading but I will probably not reread them. Those are probably going to go as well.

I can probably get by with many fewer pairs of sweat pants and sweat shirts. My mother gave me a lot of house coats which she wears but I never wear. Those are going. I can probably do with many less T-shirts as well.

I will keep the clothes I hope to be able to wear in a few months, almost everything currently in my closet I cannot presently wear. I am actively making my way back down into them. So, I won’t discard those.

My DS has always been a proponent of doing away with nothing you think you may ever use or want again. This experience tells me there is a major downside to keeping everything.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 14, 2012, 08:01 PM report to moderator
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Good Morning

I have been busy sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping. The house smells fabreeze fresh. I even have a fabreeze spray for furniture so things don’t get a doggy smell. I think I have done enough cleaning to guarentee that I will have no company this weekend.

Brownies around here do have icing on them. Usually chocolate but I can’t eat them with icing.

It feels like fall since it is so cool in the mornings. Jennifer has got pre approved for mortgage so she will be looking for a house now. When she first came back here last year, she transferred to part time in order to be able to transfer at her work. Since then she has transfered back to a full time job so now she can afford a house. It will be nice to have my house back again. Most of her things are stored here so it makes it a little crowed.

Posted by Cool G on September 15, 2012, 09:38 AM report to moderator
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COOLG, I have almost never put icing on brownies. I have seen them with icing and I suppose I’ve eaten them with icing but it never occurs to me to put icing on them. Most of the ones I see in the grocery bakery don’t have icing.

I know what you mean about cleaning enough to not have company. Since my house got in this mess I have had to tell three people they can’t come.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 15, 2012, 11:22 AM report to moderator
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Last night we used two 80lb (36.3kg) washers and two 50lb (22.7kg) washers. We thought the laundry was an all night place but it closed at 9:30 so we are going back this afternoon late or early this evening.

I ended up having to wash things things I had already put in bags to donate. I had to spend a lot of money washing things I never use and will never use. I am going to be doing some serious weeding out when I unpack these bags we did last night and start folding.

There were three bags we took last night we did not have a chance to do. We are also going to take all the blankets, quilts, and comforters we have stored in the bedroom and wash them in the 80lb (36.3kg) washer.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 15, 2012, 11:36 AM report to moderator
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