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||
|I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.||
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I have been up early again. Since the time change it is dark again when I get up.
Dang I got distracted and now I have no ideal what I meant to say.
I did notice I only had one more can of coffee so I need to go to the store. The sun is shinning today but it is suppose to be raining again tomorrow. Too bad since it is the first day of spring.
I need to look to see if I have spring things to set out in place of my snow things. Bridget knocked my snow family off the book case and wanted to use it like a baby. She cried when I took it away from her. It is time to put them away.
CoolG We are planning to eat out for lunch tomorrow to celebrate the Vernal Equinox as usual, so I have assembled my bracelet for the occasion but there will be no need to change the design from the 2011 one except that I will exchange the clip-on pendant from the amber heart to the one with a spiral. We will be going to my favourite restaurant, The Riverside Inn and venison pie is on the menu, so I think we will both be choosing that.
Our clocks don’t spring forward until March 31st. We are still having lower than usual temperatures than have been customary for this time of year because we are getting cold winds from the east which are coming across a cold European continent.
I have nearly reached Bella’s traumatic birth event in my re-read of Breaking Dawn, after which I will find a suitable time to watch BD2 DVD.
Mr. Deanie The dusting will probably show up again. It seems it always does since they changed over to My Leaky.
I was watching a program yesterday while I was eating dinner. I had never seen it but I stopped on it. I was going to look for something else when it caught my interest. Today I saw the people who were on the program on Good Morning America. Something about billionairs. She runs a dating service or something. Although this program just aired, she said they had been dating for about a year now. It must have been a rerun. Anyway I was surprised to see them and it is nice to know that someone on these shows are still dating.
Bridgett is hiding the dog food bowls again. The bad thing about this I trip over them. She hides them under my throw rugs. I do not see things below my knees so if something is out of place, I usually trip over it. I never see the dogs if they are at my feet and I am standing or walking.
Graymayne Anytime I see a braclet advertised that is similar to yours, I always look closely at them. I have never seen one as pretty as yours. I reread Breaking Dawn again before the DVD came out. This is the first actual book I have read in about 3 or 4 years. Although I liked reading an actual book again, it was very heavy. I am so glad I saved my favorite books even though I could not read them. Now I can read them again.
Jennifer Lawrence is from Louisville, KY. Because of this, they always show anything about her on the news. I should mention that I watch the KY news from Louisville rather than Indy. They are about the same distance from where I live but the weather is more like the Louisville weather than Indy weather. I actually know where the line is from southern weather from the northern weather. Yes there is an actual line where the weather is different. If it has been snowing the difference at the line is astonishing.
Jennifer is on Kelly and Michael this morning and it is not a repeat. She is blonde again. Does this mean she has finished filming The Hunger Games, Catching Fire? Yes she just said they had rapped on this film. She said they worked 6 days a week while filming in Hawaii so they didn’t get to do much site seeing.
COOLG, the interview with Hugh Jackman on Kelly and Michael show is from just before Christmas. Hugh Jackman was on promoting Les Miserables and I remember his interview from then. I saw that tomorrow Anne Hathaway is going to be on and Kelly and Michael were standing in front of Poinsettias. I bet they are repeating the Les Miserables cast interviews now since Les Miserables is coming out on DVD this Friday. The trivia games and host chat at the beginningof the show were new though. So, I imagine the Jennifer Lawrence interview was new too.
GRAYMAYNE, I suppose you were tired after your Vernal Equinox lunch. We will be expecting to hear about your day. Happy Vernal Equinox.
My DS had a job in Stratford today. I am beyond jealous! This is the second time he has had to go up there since he’s been in this new job, and both times I have been working. I would have loved to go with him……I could have gone to Shakespeare’s Birthplace again, visited his grave……….if it was a long repair I could even see if there were any returned tickets at the theatre!
Though how Stratford is in my DS’s area I don’t know. It is about 150 miles North, and very definitely in the Midlands, not the South. Heyho.
Graymayne, I hope you had a lovely day out.
ASTI, I will cross my fingers for you that your DS goes back to Stratford soon and it is not on a day that you have to work. What will you do with Princess Pink if you are gone all day with your DS? Does she stay home alone with your son?
We took the new kitty to the vet today for her shots and checkup. She was amazingly sweet. They cut her claws and she made no attempt to take action against them. She just squirmed. My own cats will warn me I’m treading too close by grumbling and once in a great while put their mouths on my hand very gently.
We also picked up my daughter’s silver necklace with her pendants attached.
Sorry for being AWOL. ;)
I think my winter depression is exaserbated by my work situation. ;)
I will be 62 this summer and the only depressing thing about that is that I really can’t retire at full retirement until 2014. Suckky! ;)
Asti and/or Lady Hawke, I need to scan in our photos and I want a converter to put the slides into digital. Wal-Mart has pretty good deals on larger flash drives and I could put them into different collections based on age, subject, location or sentamentality. Some of the photos could actually fit into more than one collection.
My eldest sister actually had my parents slides put on CDs, but they are not in order. She also gave me the original slides, so I want to save them in the order in which they were taken. They were largely taken when we lived in Belgium and are things like parades and places we visited around Europe. With a few of us children thrown in. ;)
I still haven’t read any of my personal emails or been to the Ya groups since mid February. I’m a bad “owner/mod”! ;)
Won I am sorry to read about Sally. I do hope you can be there for her and yourself. Please let her know that we think of her fondly. She was there to let us know about you and we know you seemed more upbeat when you were together. Having felt so strongly, even if the romantic side is over, it is difficult to know she is ill or in need of emotional support that she is trying not to accept. Hugs to both of you and gratitude that her PA cares. ;)
Better late than never – HAPPY VERNAL EQUINOX!
Lady Hawke You were quite right, after an intense morning of getting ready, followed by a two course lunch, I subsided into my armchair and fell asleep watching TV. Our lunch was curiously quiet perhaps because the day was chilly and overcast but I learned that they served thirty lunches that were not pre-booked. They are still busy at weekends, especially Sunday lunch but tend to be fairly quiet during the week. The recession is definitely having an effect on the higher-priced restaurants so I hope that we have a good summer which tends to lure people out to nice places. We both started with soup, my DS choosing tomato whilst I opted for mushroom. We both went for the venison pie and they put our first names on the pastry lid. The meat was accompanied by diced carrot and swede and was generous in size but it didn’t taste as distinctive as had anticipated which I found rather disappointing. The vegetables, served separately, were sliced carrots, leek, peas, baked sliced potatoes in a cream sauce and chips (fries). The soup had been pretty filling so I didn’t really do justice to the vegetables because I had no intention of leaving any of the pie uneaten. Neither of us had any room left for a dessert.
Tonight we saw a fascinating film called Challenger, starring William Hurt as Professor Richard Feynman, the mathematician. It would seem that he was one of a very small number of people chosen to be on the committee looking into the cause of the dreadful failure of the mission, whose pure intentions were to seek the truth. Nasa was endeavouring to do a cover-up job. Feynman was the only person on the committee who was a free agent. He was suffering from terminal cancer during this period and died within a few months of the verdict being pronounced. It was a first-class production.
We are in for a chilly weekend according to the weather forecast. Hey ho:(
Well, I just went to Amazon and bought a slide converter. It saves them to an SD card. We can read the SD card through both of our printers. We saved $137.00 over the “list” price. It handles 35 mm slides and negatives and 3 sizes of prints, so I can use it for most of the old photos as well. It even works as a stand alone product, so I could usse it on a tray table while watching TV or at the kitchen table and not be tied to the computer for the actual scanning operation. I also opted for the free but slower shipping, I don’t have any need to get it faster. I’ll let you know how difficult it is to use once we get it. ;)
DEANIE, let me know how well the slide converter works for you and how satisfied you are. I have read some of the reviews for those products on Amazon and have been discouraged. If you are happy with the one you have ordered I would like to know which one it is.
GRAYMAYNE, I’m sorry your day was not as festive as it might have been. It was sunny but cool here. I just learned tomorrow afternoon we go on a Winter Storm Watch until 7 AM on Friday. So much for spring.
It is a beautiful sunny morning right now. We don’t expect much in the way of frozen precipitation here but it does not look at all like a day that may end in a frozen mix.
I will need to get over to my parent’s house and do some work. There are no big jobs left to do, just a lot of little ones. They are living in chaos so it looks like there should be major jobs still to do. I think that is why my mother is in a panic. She is accustomed to packing every single stick of furniture and every single item of decor and leaving a house sucked clean. Instead this time we are only packing what we are taking. There are lots of figurines and books that are just sitting there untouched. She sees these things and feels they are not ready to go. I keep telling her that what we are not taking we don’t have to pack. We just leave it sitting. She keeps worrying about who is going to clean the house up and I keep telling her the people who do the estate sale will clean it after the sale is done. She does not have to leave the house clean and empty. The real estate man is going to have someone come in and pull up the old carpet and refinish the wood floors. This worries her tremendously. She might have been happier if we had completely emptied the house as they have done in the past and had she had been able to have it perfectly clean and ready for the next occupants. She was a person who cleaned the walls, vacuumed and mopped the floors, cleaned the bathrooms and kitchens to leave a house move in ready for the next owners. I did the same when I moved. My house was sparkling, dust free, and smelled of wood floor polish and lemon scented kitchen and bathroom cleaner. She taught me that was the thing to do. This time we are not leaving the house in the hands of an owner/occupant. We are leaving it in the hands of a real estate agent for him to prepare it for the market after we are gone. He will do what needs to be done.
The neighbor lady who moved from across the street had the same issues. It was very difficult for her to understand she could just take whatever she needed in her next home and leave the rest to be dealt with by other people, that she could leave it for someone else to empty and clean up.
Lady Hawke I know how your Mother feels. My daughter moved me from the lake. I think she left what she didn’t want to pack. There was so many things I did not find in storage when I emptied it. She still has a lot of my things at her house. I have learned that I can live without them. That might not have been the case if I still kept house the same way I use to.
I am going to have to give up and go to town today. I need items like milk, bread, etc. that I did not get last week. I miss my daughter not being here. She use to drink lots of milk. Now I usually have a lot left when I will not drink it anymore. I could wait to get milk except I need it to make my omlets.
It is cold like winter today. There is a coating of snow on the ground that has not melted yet. They say with the wind chill we are in single digets today. I should have went out when it was in the 50’s but it was raining then.
I think I have had enough coffee this morning so I need to get ready to go out.
I am back. Too bad I forgot to call in my meds so I could pick them up at the same time. Now I will have to go back out next week.
I did not buy myself a ham. Instead I got a pork roast. I will be buying a ham for my daughter for Easter so decided I could do with a roast. There will be no one eating here so a small roast will do for me. It seems strange that no one comes to eat here now. I guess they realize that I don’t do much cooking and do not fix the big meals I use to. The most cooking I do is when I go to my youngest daughter’s for Holiday meals. I go early and help her cook. She already has all the desserts cooked so I only help her cook the meal. She gets everyone of the kids an easter bag. This includes not only her children but the nieces and hewphews who come to her house for dinner. We don’t do egg hunts anymore since the kids are all older teenagers. We did last year because my oldest daughter was here and she still has younger boys. Funny but the older kids enjoyed the egg hunt. We use to do an egg hunt for the adults as well as the kids when my kids were younger.
It has been dull, cloudy, rainy and cold here. I am more than ready for Spring, and some sunshine.
I’m working overtime again tomorrow, sigh…..
Daughter had to read her story out loud to the whole school in assembly today! She got lots of “well done’s.” I am pleased the school are making a bit of a fuss of her, it is a big acheivement. Just one other child, in the year above her, got through.
Son got a formal letter, offering him a provisional place in the school Sixth Form to study A’ Levels next year. All he has to do now is get the neccessary grades in his GCSE’s. He wants to go on to study Maths, History, Physics and Geography at A’ Level.
Lady Hawke, is it the end of this month that your parents move? I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for all of you to pack up that house and decide on all their possessions. Please give them my best wishes, and tell them I hope the move goes well. I hope they will be very happy in their new apartment.
CoolG, my son drinks a lot of milk too. I am glad……. He is still SUCH a fussy eater, at least there is one thing that is good for him! My daughter, who is not really fussy about food at all, will only drink water.
Deanie, that is just the sort of thing I want to do with my old photos. I think I can pretty much do it all on my iPad, possibly with the help of apps, but I haven’t looked at it closely enough at it yet. I know I WOULD like to have everything, once they’re sorted, stored on a card or memory stick so they are safe. But that, I know nothing about, yet! Good luck with yours, let us know how you get on.
One half of my stomach seem to be having a rather heated argument with the other half. I guess
should eat something and calm them down.
It seems we are going to have a big snow this weekend. The weather man wouldn’t say how much accumulation. Now that is a first.
Last night I did my first skype. My granddaughter called me and I mentioned that I had skype. I sent her an invitation with her giving me the instructions. The next thing I know there she was on my computer. Now I do have to get a …..cam because my computer does not have one. I could see and hear her but she could only see my picture. She said it was strange hearing me do things in the background but not being able to see me. It was great for me since I had not seen her in over a year. I was able to see her apartment that is on campus. Have I mentioned that she goes to North Carolina State? Between going to college and working she has had no time to come home.
She was telling me that she has an interview for a job at a museum taking care of the animals there. She is going to college to be a vet. Of course I had to tell her about our own Dr. LEW. She is a Harry Potter fan so she knows all about our Leaky group. It is funny she and my grandson who graduated college last spring are the only two who are Harry Potter fans. The rest of the girls and my daughters are Twillight Fans.
I forgot to mention that when we were in Lowe’s purchasing the new shelving for my closet the young man who cut the shelving to length for us asked me in the middle of it if I was a Harry Potter fan. He recognized my Deathly Hallows on my phone. It is the first time anyone has commented on my Deathly Hallows and known what it was. One time before someone asked me what it was and said it looked familiar but didn’t immediately know what it was.
ASTI, I’m so glad your daughter received such positive feedback for her presentation of her paper. A good experience at being up front and the center of attention will make it easier for her to get up and do it again in the future. The pressure on your son has to be tremendous but he has been gearing up for this his entire academic life and I’m sure is prepared. That seems like quite a lot of A levels. How many do most people do?
I haven’t fried bacon is so long. The smell and taste is so scrumptious!. The DS is the one who could fry bacon but I guess it must have rubbed off on me because this bacon is just right.
We woke up this morning to a dusting of snow, then later we had some fine rain followed by a snow shower. I have felt very un-motivated and I had to put my Fire on charge. I read a few chapters from Breaking Dawn then I just had to have a snooze.
I am ready to collapse onto the sofa! 5.5 hours of overtime, food shopping for the weekend, dash up to the school to collect daughter, (howling gale and driving rain,) get home, dry off, clear the top of the piano and do a fairly urgent polish before the piano tuner arrived, and deliver daughter to her piano lesson! I did a load of washing to ensure golf clothes are available for the weekend……only to discover that BOTH matches are called off due to flooding! Now everyone is fed and watered, England are playing football on the TV so I have happy men, and all I have left to do is have a bath.
Daughter came home with a glowing school report, I am really happy.
Graymayne, check out the Kindle Spring Sale on Amazon. There is nothing overly exciting, but very worth a look at those prices.
Lady Hawke, my son studies those four subjects for a year, then sits his AS exams. Then, the following year he will drop a subject and study three onto A’ Level. Most people sit three. He is going to have to work particularly hard to get the Physics grade. He needs a B to take the A’Level.
Won, is there any news? xx
“The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara. Quite simply the best book I have ever read. Period.
I am a lover of “Historical Fiction” and this is by far it’s greatest example. I have studied the
American Civil War for years and read many books both fiction and non-fiction. This book
explains the battle of Gettysburg like no other. I simply have no idea how I had not read
this book earlier.
Well no wonder I like the book. Joss Whedon credits the book as the inspiration for the
t.v. series “Firefly”. This is according to the Wikipedia article on the book wich is for once
an interesting and short article.