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Oh, and I am very excited about something! Bones found under a carpark in Leicester have been confirmed as the skeleton of King Richard the Third! What a find, after almost 525 years. He is to be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral.
The curry turned out quite well even without a firm recipe. The only problem was after I made it and put it in the refrigerator during the day it should really have been thinned out a bit with some additional coconut milk and yogurt. I will make that adjustment before eating the leftovers. It wasn’t what I would call hot to the mouth but during the process of eating dinner I became quite toasty inside.
I spent about 2.5 hours at my parent’s house this morning. I packed all of her Lenox Harvest pattern china into two large packing boxes with paper plate between each china one. She has ten dinner plates, ten salad plates, ten dessert plates, eight cups and saucers and a gravy boat.
Then I worked on her Hawkes Wheat pattern crystal. She has eight each of the iced tea, white goblet, champagne and sherry glasses. I had picked up divided boxes for packing at the liquor store but the champagne and wine glasses were too wide to fit into the slots. I have to find boxes with larger opening or figure out another way of packing them.
When I arrived back home I unloaded and reloaded my dishwasher and wiped down my counters. Then, I started on the bags of clothing I needed to move back into our room. Having finished putting the clothing I am currently using back into drawers I started emptying the drawers in my chest of drawers in the closet. I have made a heavy bag of rejected clothing to take to the donation center. I have already stopped there one time today with a two bags from my mother’s house.
I will say that I am in a “throwing out” mindset. My mother keeps trying to give me things and I am being remarkably resistant. I don’t mean to say I have not succumbed to some temptation but I have also been resolute 80% of the time to the point my mother told me she was going to quit offering me anything because I was saying no to everything.
I am trying to keep the mindset going here because I realize I must removed at least equal amounts here for any item I bring into this house from my parent’s house.
I have been living with a limited amount of clothing during the last five months as we have been camping out instead of really living in our house. I determined if I have lived for five months on a limited waredrobe that must mean I don’t really need all those clothes I haven’t been using. So, off they are going.
ASTI, that is quite exciting about Richard III. I almost picked up the phone and called my DS at work to tell him the news as it excited me so. Where did they think he has been for the last 525 years? What made them think the skeleton under a carpark might be a former king? I will have to go Google the story.
It is almost time to go pick my daughter up from school. I have been watching South Pacific on the free movie listings with our cable company as I have been folding clothes and disposing of them. It is almost over, just enough time to finish and go get in line at school. I will accomplish very little once I have my daughter at home.
Lady Hawke, the church where he was hastily buried was demolished by Henry viii, and the whereabouts forgotten. Some bright spark compared a modern day map to an older map, and spotted a likely looking area………I remember seeing it on the news, and being astonished at how similar the layout of the area still is. They started digging, and found the bones on the first day. DNA tests have taken a while, but it has finally be confirmed.
We had more strange weather here tonight, a brief pattering of hail followed by a loud growl of thunder then – nothing.
I like curry on the rare occasion that I make one but I don’t like real Indian curries, even supermarket versions. I detest hot spices. I can’t remember the last time we ate in an Indian restaurant or Chinese for that matter. There was a period when eating out was more fun if it was from another culture but since our English cuisine took a distinct upturn we have sought out places where the chefs really show how locally sourced food can be made really special. I do like horseradish sauce, in small helpings, with beef.
Asti I have been watching a film about the three months of tests etc. that have been run on the bones found beneath a car park in Leicester and it was fascinating, and rigorous.
I’m ready for bed.
asti, I read an article on that find this morning. Sounds so interesting! I can’t wait to read about their findings once they piece the story together.
hope the reorganization went well LH. I didn’t think the Pickers could help ya’ll once I saw that you had to apply to them to get them to come over, but have you thought about putting the things you find up in the attic that you do not want up for auction? We did that with all the junk my Mom had in the basement of our house after she died. They auctioneer came out with a crew and crated everything away, sold what they could and threw away the rest, all for only 25% of what the sale grossed. We made about 2,200 $$$ when all was said and done.
LOL Asti I don’t know many people who love horseradish like I do. I just saw on tonight’s news about Richard the 3rd’s bones, is there some mystery about how he died? They hinted that there is during the news bit about them. Was he murdered?
SIRIUS, whatever we leave in the house will be managed by the realtor and an estate sale team who will take their cut. We feel we have to go through everything first ourselves so we know what is there and so we have one last opportunity to rescue anything we don’t want pawed over and sold to strangers. We have come across some “lost” items which we were glad to see. There are choice items I am going to put on sale at ebay instead of letting them be priced and sold at a fraction of their value. Then there are items my mother wants to give to particular people who she knows would especially appreciate them. When my mother first started this process on her own she found valuable papers in bags of what looked like outdated office trash. So, we are going through absolutely everything.
They delayed the reorganization announcement until tomorrow.
I worked on my father’s closet today. O.o
I did the left side floor. I don’t think there was anything we decided needed to be kept and only a few things that needed to go to donation. He had about twenty years worth of empty pay envelopes in a bundle with the number of the check that had been inside and the amount written on the outside of each envelope. He has been retired for twenty years and the oldest of these pay envelopes went back into my early childhood. There was a sack full of cans and jars of almonds and peanuts of indeterminent age lurking deep in the pile.
Correction, we found a brand new pair of knit shorts with the tag still on them which he took to the bathroom and put on.
I am telling these horrible stories on my father and I cannot tell you with absolute certainty I am any better.
I also finished boxing my mother’s crystal.
On the way to my parent’s house I stopped and made the purchase of the oven which they recommended after coming to the house and taking measurements, the same model I had chosen last week.
I just cleared the last two packing boxes that have been on my self in my closet since we moved here in November of 2005. I ended up with a large sack of donations and a sack of trash. The items I kept were integrated into my drawers.
I admit to having a bad day today. I know why, I am tired. But I have been feeling very weepy. It was my afternoon off, and watching my DS trying to keep busy just breaks my heart. We’ve been having very strong winds lately, and I am almost glad that the wind ripped half the felting off the shed roof. He and son are going to mend it at the weekend.
I don’t know if you remember the problems we had with the upstairs toilet? Well, the hole in the ceiling is now fixed, sealed and plastered and painted.
He has sold the vast majority of his DVD’s on an online site, and raised about £150. That does break my heart. There better not be a similar site for books!!!!!!
I am not myself tonight, and I apologise. I am also grateful that you are here.
Lady Hawke, delaying the announcement is just cruel. xx
And you are making me feel very self conscious about all the accumlated junk in my loft/wardrobes/cupboards! If you can sort your own as well as your parents, I have no excuse.
Sirius, Richard 111 was our last king to be killed on the battlefield. He suffered I think, 10 wounds to the head, two of which could have been the fatal blow. There is evidence he was buried with his hands bound. Graymayne will know a lot more details, as she has watched the documentary. I really am very excited about this.
I have finally made it to the grocery. I went to Walmart first to get the things I needed there. When I got to the grocery store, I realized that I forget to get cappuccino coffee. Of course they did not have it at the grocery store. So I had to go back to Walmart to get it. By the time I got home and carried everything in I was tired. I forgot that I meant to stop and gets some beef sandwiches or tacos on the way home. I only carried in 3 bags of dog food. I left the rest in the truck. I heated up some left overs for supper. I will get the sandwiches the next time I go out.
ASTI, I’m sorry you are having a sad day but that is to be expected at times like this. I’m in a tiny bit of a func but I realize I am very lucky just to be a bit anxious and not absolutely certain of bad news.
Mostly, I am tired and my head is running full of things I need to do. I received an email telling me I needed to have my daughter at a CAR meeting mid morning on Saturday about 45 minutes across town. If I took her that would mean wrecking over half the day. We would never get anything accomplished. I’m afraid that sort of thing is going to be on hold the next two months. My DAR meeting was last Saturday and I didn’t go. The adult and children’s meetings are scheduled on back to back Saturdays. I’m sorry but I can’t give up two Saturdays a month, not even when I’m not as busy as I am now. Saturdays are our family time.
I have carted enormous quantities of my father’s hardback books to the donation center. Our used book stores don’t want to purchase used hardbacks unless they are something very special.
Evening all! Anyone interested in more details of the search for the remains of Richard III might find the website of Leicester University which took part in this venture a reliable source of information. I took this from the BBC website
I can’t guarantee that you will be able to see the videos.
Internet explorer seems to have left my laptop. I click on the ie icon and msn shows up. If this is the
case it will be no big loss.
TAX TIME. :(
After listening to LadyHawke talk about pozole at her restaurant …. I decided that I had to make it. SO….. I made POZOLE!! LOLOL!! :). It was delicious.
I need to sleep early. I woke up at 4:00am and I couldn’t go back to sleep. So I’m sleepy. :(
Work has been brutal. :(
LOL Ironsos – HP and The Order of the Phoenix, the mistletoe in the DA training room, Luna said they attract nargles ( if I remember it right)
MMM – I have 4 words (sort of ) for you – H & R Block LOL
MM, I wish I could try some of your good pazole. The broth in the pazole I had was milk chocolate brown but it still didn’t really have taste. It was just sort of flat. They served slices of jalapeno, radish, shredded lettuce, and a little avocado on the side with those two tortilla chips. I sort of got the idea they put the jalapeno on the side because they were afraid of making it too hot for everyone if they put it in the pazole. As you know taking a bite of raw jalapeno is not the same as cooking it into the food.
I will have to stop this packing process long enough to do our taxes and my parent’s taxes. I will have to tell my mother I will need a few days but I want to get far enough along on the house that she won’t panic when I take the time.
This is regular Wednesday shopping day. I know we are taking some of the “treasures” we have unearthed to the young lady at the bank who helps my mother with her accounts. While I was gone to Orlando and my father was hospitalized this young woman kept up with what was going on with my parents and listened to a lot of my mother’s worries. She has become sort of auxillary family so she is inheriting some of the goods. She has four small children, one of which is a baby girl. So, she is getting a very special piece of my childhood, my first doll bed. I received it for my first Christmas and promptly crawled into it. It rocks and plays music and fifty years later it still works. It was kept for a grandchild but my daughter was not so much on dolls. The doll bed she used when she did play with dolls was my grandmother’s doll bed. We came across the matching trunk that matches the doll bed that belonged to my grandmother. It was full of her memorabilia of her young days, including the letters written to her from my grandfather during WWI.
One item we found inside was a felt banner from New Orleans Mardi Gras in 1913, one hundred years ago NOW.
I haven’t made it to the bottom of the trunk. That will have to wait. The trunk is not going anywhere. It is going with my parents or coming with me.
One of my students assigned the class to read a few chapter out of Frankenstein for my seminar class. I’m reading my copy of the book from high school. It’s fun reading the notes I made in the margin from 15 years ago….
I hope everyone is having a great day. And if you haven’t, check out today’s Google Doodle! (even if it isn’t paleontology…)
I am much more relaxed tonight and looking forward to two days off, yay! I don’t even have much housework to do, due to my wonderful, bored DS, lol! My apologies for letting my grumps get the better of me yesterday.
I bought home some large boxes today, for my DS to pack up his DVD’s. He and daughter are now “wearing” two of the unused boxes, and are playing bumper cars. I love my bonkers family!
Lady Hawke, any news yet?
And you are finding some wonderful history.
I would love to look at LadyHawke’s mom “treasures”. I am just fascinated by her mom’s stuff.
I am planning my DIL and my son’s baby shower. I just came back from looking at a small room that th park district rents out. It is so convenient. It has round tables and a nice outdoor balcony. It has enough space for my entire family. I can’t do it in my house because its winter and I can’t use my back yard. I did the bridal shower in the house because I was able to use the yard. So now I need to use an alternate area that will host my entire family and more than a few friends.
My DS’s department has not changed at all at this point. He is still under the same director but my DS expects the man will retire soon. I have no idea why he didn’t retire now since there is an incentive to go. My DS is always a bit anxious about the politics of who is coming or going and who may be sent away.
Someone who has made my DS’s life a misery for years did take the retirement buy out, apparently under duress. He is not sorry this man is gone but I can tell he is a bit anxious that someone who didn’t want to go is gone.
I came home with a rose gold ladies pocket watch around my neck. My mother told me she wanted to show me something. She opened the box and there was the antique watch from our family in New Orleans that she wore when I was a child. I had not seen it in years. I took the box and said, “Ohhh!!!!!” and promptly put it around my neck. I wore it all day and ended up wearing it home.
I suppose tomorrow I should take it back and see if my mother wants to take it away from me.
Other than our regular round of Wednesday stops we did not accomplish anything today. Tomorrow we will have to make up for our lack of progress.
MM, the apartment complex has a room set up as a large living room/dining room with restroom facilities available for the use of the residents for large family parties. My MIL’s apartment complex has a similar facility. Although I can’t imagine ever needing a space for many people I was intrigued by the idea these places were available to residents and their families.
I did look through a box of photos. There was a large family group photo on heavy card stock in black and white, posed throughout a parlor, playing the piano, looking through photo albums, articipating in conversation. The men were dressed in suits, the ladies in corsets and high necked Victorian dress. On the back someone had written my great grandmother’s name and “31 years ago”. So, I know these people must be my great grandmother’s family in New Orleans. One of them must be my great grandmother as a young woman, maybe her sisters. I wish someone had labeled this photo.
There was another bridal photo, probably taken about the same time. That photo had a bride, groom and another young woman.
These were both large high quality photos on the heavy card stock.
My mother produced a photo of her father, born in 1876, as an adolescent boy, maybe 12 or 14 years old. He was surprisingly well dressed in a suit and tie with a visible pocket watch chain coming out of his vest. He told stories of poverty in his growing up years. My mother feels he had already left home and gone to work for some people who owned a store. He was working in that store when he was 24 years old and married my grandmother. He helped his family and kept them afloat even though he was one of the two youngest children in the family. My mother always thought he was one of the oldest since the other brothers and sisters were always coming to him for help. She was surprised when I started doing genealogy and found him as one of the babies of the family on census records.
Today I go to get my eyes checked for glasses. They are suppose to be healed by now. Medicare is suppose to pay for my first pair after having the cateracts removed. I wonder how that will work since you are suppose to pay for everything done at the time it is done. I am having them made at Walmart. That is who made my last pair of glasses and they cost me $200 less than if I had gone to Lens crafters. I guess I will find out. I am sure they will not pay for the extra things I want. Hmm I wonder if they will pay for the lineless bifocals? I figure I will be paying for most of the glasses myself.
Cool G Accrding to my live-in Optician, Medicare will pay $66 or $67 toward the frames. They will pay for UV coating, since excess exposure to UV rays causes or worsens cataracts. They will pay for lined bifocal lenses. You will need to pay the difference between the lined and no-lined bifocal lens prices. You will have to pay for things like scratch resistance and anti-glare coatings, if you want them. it may not be happy news, but at least you are forewarned. ;)
Oh – and take this information with you, in case they want to argue the matter. ;)
Make sure that the person fitting your glasses has a lot of experience. Indiana does not require that their Opticians be licensed, so if they are a very young person, they may have been working in a fast food place as their last job. ;)
Deanie Thanks for the info. That is pretty much what I figured. I will get what I want even if it does cost me extra. I figure I won’t have to replace these glasses for a long time. I just need them for my stymatism (sp). Otherwise my reading glasses would do. Even though I can see long distance now, I still have to be close before I can read road signs clearly.