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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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Morning

It is suppose to warm today. This is the type of weather that makes you sick. Warm on day and freezing the next. I woke up to snow on the ground every morning this week and now it will be like summer today.

My coffee is about done. I am watching Good Morning America. I watch this every day. Oh I think I need to put the plate sticker on. I think mine expire today. It looks like it might be a good day to put it on. I am always afraid the sticker will fall off if it is a rainey or cold day. I wrote myself a note so I won’t forget.

Posted by Cool G on March 15, 2013, 07:50 AM report to moderator
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Good evening!

I worked more overtime today. I am still very very obsessed with building up a semi substantial safety net of cash….overtime isn’t always available, so I’ll take as much as I can while it is. But I have the next two days off, for which I am grateful!
I have killed my hands at work this week. I’m not sure how, but my cuticles are in ribbons, and I have about a thousand cuts and scratches, lol. And my skin is so dry, I looked like Nagini. I have slathered on half a tub of hand cream, and my fingers are so coated the iPad is having trouble registering them!

Posted by asti on March 15, 2013, 06:05 PM report to moderator
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We spent the day out and about instead of at my parent’s house packing. We took my daughter’s silver chain she received for Christmas to a jeweler someone had recommended for working silver. She is having some of her silver pendants permanently attached so they don’t slide together in a clump.

Then, we went to lunch at her favorite Vietnamese restaurant. After that we went to the zoo. It was wildly crowded. This Spring Break week has been cold and bleak and today it was sunny and 79 F (26.1 C). We ended up parking about half a mile away on one of the park drives since there were signs indicating the parking lot at the zoo was full. So, we had to hike in and hike out in addition to the time we spent wandering in the zoo. It really was a nice walk through the park on such a beautiful day. However, by the time we had been in the zoo for several hours the last half mile trudge back to the car was not as enjoyable as it might have been.

I am home now, taking a sit down for a moment before beginning to work on dinner. It is just hamburgers and oven fries tonight.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 15, 2013, 07:09 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, my nails and hands are in tatters too. I know it is because I have spent the last eight weeks or so hauling dry old boxes around. My nails are broken and split and my hands are red and cracked. The dry old paper must have taken all the moisture out of my hands. When I pick up certain fuzzy fabrics my fingers “velcro” to it. It feels quite creepy.

I have a couple of nails that are splitting up the nail instead of across. Every time I cut them off so the crack is eliminated and they start to grow out the split begins again. I am frightened I won’t notice and something will hang on the jagged edge and rip my nail off in the quick.

I must go to the kitchen.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 15, 2013, 07:18 PM report to moderator
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My 20 minutes a day on the exercise bike seems to be working 10 lbs off in 6 weeks is a nice
slow steady rate. When the weather permits I add 30-45 minute walks. As the weather warms
I am going to increase the outside time. I need to lose 80 lbs. so I need to stick with the plan.
I started at 255 lbs. Feeling better already.

Posted by ironsos on March 16, 2013, 12:25 AM report to moderator
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Great news, IRONSOS! We have been promising ourselves once the weather improved, became less cold and rainy we would go out as a family and do some walking. We all need exercise for its own benefit in addition to dropping some pounds. Ten pounds in six weeks is great.

We are doing more moving related clearing out today. My DS is punctuating his activity with phone calls related to a meeting he is having on Monday. He has been on the phone with the former CEO of Boeing Aircraft confirming the man’s travel plans and logistics of moving him from place to place once he arrives in town. My DS is pretty excited about having put this meeting together. So, he is swinging back and forth between my labor force and his professional demeanor.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 16, 2013, 10:53 AM report to moderator
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Ironsos That is good news that you are getting exercise and losing weight. I don’t think I am getting enough exercise but don’t want to walk outside yet. I could go to the mall and do more walking. The only thing is the lights hurt my eyes in the mall. I thought they would improve since I no longer have cataracks but I still have trouble with lights in stores.

I just realized that I have been wearing green all week. When I was sorting the clothes to wash I couldn’t believe all the green. I even have a stripe of green in my blouse. Tomorrow is the day you are suppose to wear green but I probably won’t. Lol

I have been watching Avatar last night and this morning. I still have one more disk to go thru. I think this is the most extended scenes and how they made it that I have ever gotten in a DVD. I just love to see how they made this movie especially where they show the scene as they are making it and the finished result side by side.

I need to finish doing my hair. I had to stop to rest and now I need to finish drying it.

Posted by Cool G on March 16, 2013, 10:56 AM report to moderator
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Good evening!

We’ve had a lovely gentle day here. Daughter has been working hard on her Tudor project, which is due in a week on Monday. I’ve been looking through some new recipes, and thinking about cooking tasty food.

Ironsos, gentle, steady weight loss sounds ideal, well done on your progress so far! I hope the weather soon improves enough for you to be able to enjoy walking.

Lady Hawke, cardboard boxes are surprising drying on the hands. And I know that velcro feeling too well! I use Neutrogena hand cream, and think it is very good.
I hope your husband’s meeting goes well.

Posted by asti on March 16, 2013, 05:55 PM report to moderator
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………and the cat has just come in, wetter than I have ever seen a cat. And very muddy. Yes, it has been raining hard, but this is more than rain. Something has happened, he has fallen into the ditch behind the garden fence, been splashed by a passing car, or something similar. He is fine in himself, but I have never seen a soggier moggy. He jumped onto the dining table, and shook himself……..tomorrow, I will be cleaning the paintwork, the piano, washing the sofa cushion covers, and hoping the laptop hasn’t been fried. He was THAT wet!

Posted by asti on March 16, 2013, 07:11 PM report to moderator
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Asti You are just going to have to buy dragon-hide gloves for work, lol!

Ironsos Well done on the gentle weight loss regime.

Posted by Graymayne on March 16, 2013, 07:37 PM report to moderator
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Asti: Time to trade in the cat.

As you can see I am not the most ardent cat fancier.

Posted by ironsos on March 16, 2013, 08:55 PM report to moderator
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We have had a totally unexpected day here. Yesterday on the way home from the zoo we stopped by a cat rescue agency. They have taken in thousands of cats over the last two decades. At any given time they will have well over 100 cats in residence awaiting adoption. When we went in my daughter sat down and a cat came over and started “chittering” at her. It climbed into her lap, threw itself down belly up in her lap and finally fell asleep. It was very difficult making my daughter take it out of her lap and leave.

There was a man in there at the time and it was obvious he was not going to go home with a cat, not because he didn’t want one, the lady did not approve of him. He didn’t think they needed their shots and he thought they should be able to go outside.

My daughter could not stop talking about the cat. She pointed out to us that all our other furry family members are primarily bonded to either my DS or me. They all like her okay but each of them will choose us over her.

My DS and I discussed it and discussed it. We didn’t need another animal but we have both had the experience of that magic moment when you bond with an animal unexpectedly.

So, off I went this afternoon to fill out the application and face the interview to see if the lady would approve of us as potential adoptee parents. She wanted to know my views on whether whether I thought a cat’s appearance was important, whether I thought cats should live in or out or a little of both, on declawing, how many other animals we had in the house and how old they are and there personalities. She wanted to know what we each did for a living and how many people were in the house and how old they were.

When she decided I could have a cat she filled out the medical record on the cat. The cat is two years old and came to them with kittens over a year ago. She was dewormed and has been lived inside and kept current on her shots since then. We are contractually obligated to see the vet within the next week but happily it is a free visit and free renewals on her shots.

I was given some starter food to mix in with the food we use and a bag of kitty treats. She did one last flea treatment and another deworming, just for good measure and sent us put the kitty in my kitty carrier and sent us home.

We are to keep her separated in a bedroom for two weeks so the rest of our family can get used to the idea she is here.

Her name is Maude and she is a small, long haired black and white kitty. She seems to be very sweet natured but she desperately wants out into the rest of the house. I don’t think it will be a problem for her to have company when my daughter is home. When I am home alone I will have to take her to my bedroom so I have room to work on laundry and other household tasks. She is probably going to have to go to my parent’s house with me for the next two weeks.

My DS and I are going to spend most of our time with our other little people so they know they haven’t been deserted.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 16, 2013, 08:56 PM report to moderator
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Hello everyone… I have been debating opening this discussion for almost a week now… So without ‘beating around the bush’ here it is; Last Friday (the 8th) I got a call from Sally’s P.A. Sally was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. I called her several times & left messages to no avail. Finally, on Wednesday Sally called me. She is literally falling apart. I want to go to her, but she will not tell me where she is. I am at my wits end. I am trying to maintain a level of ‘normalcy’ in my life, but it is getting more & more difficult. :+[

Posted by Won_Two on March 16, 2013, 11:13 PM report to moderator
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Oh Won that is such sad news. Sally is a strong person that needs support but may not know how to allow people to help her. Don’t stop trying to call her and make contact. I will pray for her recovery. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 16, 2013, 11:54 PM report to moderator
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WON, I’m so sorry to hear that. I know you still care for her and that is such a devastating diagnosis. Could you call her mother? You will both be in my prayers.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 17, 2013, 12:13 AM report to moderator
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Sorry to hear about that Won. My prayers are with her.

Posted by ironsos on March 17, 2013, 01:12 AM report to moderator
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Won_Two I am sorry to hear this distressing news. Would Sally be able to meet you on neutral ground or does she not want to be seen in a hospital environment? I don’t understand her concerns, but it seems a good sign that Sally’s PA contacted you. She obviously thinks that Sally would be helped by your presence. Obviously news like this makes past disagreements pale into insignificance. Sending positive energy to the situation. {{{{{{{Hug}}}}}}}

Posted by Graymayne on March 17, 2013, 05:39 AM report to moderator
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Won Dear I am sorry to hear this. Do not stop trying. Anyone who broke up as you two did have strong feelings for each other. As much as we love you, Sally won a place in our hearts when she let us know how you were doing when you were unable to come on line. We will be praying for her.

Posted by Cool G on March 17, 2013, 10:02 AM report to moderator
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I hate to mention a trivial but irritating everyday life matter now but the shelf in my closet I cleared last weekend to hold my genealogy books and my photo albums collapsed under the weight last night. It sounded like something had torn off the back of the house. It scared us all to death but particularly the new cat who was in the bedroom. My shelf was also the rack for my hanging clothes. It was one of those rubber coated wire ones that acted as a shelf and a clothing rack. It came down and pulled plugs out of the wall. All my huge three ring binders hit the floor on top of all my clothes. I told my DS I had taken three steps forward in the process of making room for my things and now I have taken ten steps back. Now my closet is not fit to store anything. We don’t really have the luxury of time to make repairs but now we must. My things are piled like a mountain in an armchair in the corner of my bedroom.

Needless to say in the aftermath of cleaning up I determined some things were just too much trouble to save and even more things went in the donation bags.

WON, I am having a very difficult time getting you and Sally out of my mind. I know if anyone has the resources to find her you do. If you could find her would you go to her against her wishes? She would probably be very glad to see you even if on the surface she is resisting it. I can understand not wanting to be seen as an object of pity or as vulnerable but I also don’t think anyone wants to deal with that sort of thing alone.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 17, 2013, 01:12 PM report to moderator
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Sirius B. just sent 3 link only e-mails at CC. I think his account may have been hacked. No messages,
just links. Appears to be adware.

Posted by ironsos on March 17, 2013, 01:53 PM report to moderator
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Won, I am really sorry, what a dreadful thing to happen.
Now Sally has phoned once, hopefully it will be easier for her to call again. Keep ringing her……even if she doesn’t speak to you, she’ll know you are thinking of her and wanting to help her. I think the PA could be a good person to keep you informed.
My very best wishes for Sally. We know she is a strong woman. And my love to you.

Posted by asti on March 17, 2013, 02:15 PM report to moderator
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Thanks everyone… Sally can be real stubborn at times… I kinda used a bit of subterfuge to get her to call me. :+/ I know she follows my twitter, so I tweeted a ‘reverse psychology’ message in French, addressed to no one… I KNEW she would read it and call me immediately, & she did! The message is as follows:

“Vous m’avez demandé de ne pas aller, J’ai fait de mon mieux pour s’y conformer. Malheureusement je ne peux pas continuer. Au revoir ma cher.”

Well, she got real mad & then calmed down when she realised what I had done. (she hates it when I outsmart her!) Alas, her mom passed a lil’ while ago, or I would know where she is. I am hoping her P.A. will tell me. That gal is a treasure & Sally does not pay her enough for all she cares & does! I will keep you all appraised of the situation as it unfolds. One thing, I am going to make sure she knows how much you all care… I think that will amaze her more than you can imagine!

Posted by Won_Two on March 17, 2013, 03:40 PM report to moderator
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IRONSOS, yes, I received a weird email from SIRIUS too.

WON, please do tell Sally how concerned we are. The shoes you two sent me were part of the pile that cascaded down in my closet last night. Fortunately, they are kept in their original packing and were actually the box on top of the whole pile so they were undamaged. When I picked them up to get them out of the carnage it made me feel very anxious.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 17, 2013, 03:45 PM report to moderator
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Yes, Won, please do keep us up to date. And you know how we care. Make sure that Sally knows that too. Don’t forget to take care of you. xx

Posted by asti on March 17, 2013, 04:50 PM report to moderator
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I did not go anywhere over the weekend in case someone came by. I am going to stop doing this since it has been a long time since someone came over on the weekend. Anyway I thought I would go to town today but of course it is raining. It is suppose to be cold for a few days and then warm up by the weekend.

I am out of Chex Mix. This is the only thing I like to munch on. We use to make it every Christmas and give as gifts to everyone .There is something about the flavor that I like. When we made it, I did like it but we only had it once a year. I picked up a bag during New Year’s and have been hooked on it ever since.

Posted by Cool G on March 18, 2013, 10:36 AM report to moderator
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One of my cousin’s daughters has just had a baby girl with something terribly wrong with it, something called Rett Syndrome. Please send your prayers. This is not something that can be cured and she is never going to be functional physically or mentally and will have a life expectancy of about 40 years. Her poor young parents have their hands full for most of the rest of their lives. She is their first child.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 18, 2013, 10:53 AM report to moderator
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Cool G. Never been able to handle Chex Mix. To Healthy I guess.

Frank Thornton has passed away. He was Capt. Peacock on " Are you Being Served". He
was on many more shows but this is how I best remember him.

Posted by ironsos on March 18, 2013, 02:51 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke, those poor parents. That is really sad news.

Posted by asti on March 18, 2013, 05:02 PM report to moderator
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WITH GREAT PLEASURE I CAN ANNOUNCE I HAD BAD INFORMATION THIS MORNING. THE BABY AND MOTHER ARE FINE. The cryptic message I saw on Facebook was that Katherine had rett. Please pray. I have a friend who had a granddaughter with Rett Syndrome and I jumped to the wrong conclusion after I was also told they had no idea anything was wrong until they needed the C-section. So, one of my cousins and I went round in circles with our conversation before it was cleared up.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 18, 2013, 05:27 PM report to moderator
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Oh, thank goodness! I am sorry you worried yourself so badly, but am so relieved it was all for nothing.

Posted by asti on March 18, 2013, 05:38 PM report to moderator
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