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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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I haven’t heard from my email to DEANIE yet. I feel awful. No matter what is going on in my life I can’t believe I just missed her absence.

MM, I know you feel guilty but there is only so much one person can do to keep another person upright. Your hand was only to give her the feeling she was steady enough to place her feet. When she missed the step you weren’t big enough or strong enough to stop her momentum on the way down. I’m glad she didn’t take you down as well.

I’m sorry for all the extra work and worry this will bring you. Once she sleeps off some of the shock and fatigue she shouldn’t be bed ridden. I’m sure she will be sore and bruised but she will need to get up and move around to work some of that off. A broken arm does not make you bed ridden. It makes you awkward and makes some tasks difficult to do without assistance or without accommodations being made.

I am staying home today. My DS told me he thought the time had come for me to go over and spend the day with my parents, that my time is short. If we make it until Monday I will have to reevaluate again each day.

I am going to try to pre-cook a bit of my dinner. I suspect I won’t be in much of a mood to do a lot of cooking when I come home tonight.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 28, 2014, 09:20 AM report to moderator
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We are still around. Between family reunion and me being called back to work again and Deannie’s worring with her teeth it has been hectic. She should be getting closer to the finish with her teeth, implants, after she gets a CT scan this weekend then they will do the implants. They put her in a light sleep, like cataract surgery, to get the job done. Hopefully it will be on a Friday so she will have the weekend to get over it and I will be off to take care of her. I have been reading and following your post and praying for you. We will try to do better keeping up with everone and let you know what is up here.

Posted by Mr Deanie on March 28, 2014, 01:28 PM report to moderator
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Mr. Deanie – thank you so much for the update. I am glad you are both OK. Give Deanie a hug from me. I hate dentists and I sympathize with her pain. :(

LadyHawke – all my love and hugs to you, your mom and your family. :(
{{{{hugs}}}}}}

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 28, 2014, 06:26 PM report to moderator
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It rather looks as though a lot of us have been wrapped up in our own concerns to the extent that we have become a little less observant about other members of the group who don’t have a regular time for popping in. When you think about it several of us have experienced upheavals in our generally placid lives during the past few months.

Mr. Deanie Thank you for soothing our panic attack. Give Deanie our love and tell her we will be thinking of her during her scary dental treatment.

We have recently bought a Chromecast dongle which plugs into a TV and turns it into a smart TV. It has been on sale in the US since some time in 2013 and now we can use it in the UK because the BBC has adapted their iPlayer so that it will work with Chromecast and we can choose to watch it on our TV’s and control it via our phones, tablets and laptops. This is yet another piece of technology to which I must adapt and my brain is beginning to creak under the strain of comprehending and remembering how they function. I still haven’t mastered the TV we bought secondhand last year because the screen, DVD player and the third contraption are all made by different companies and we have three different remote controllers. Bad idea!

I think I’ll just calm down with a game of Solitaire.

Posted by Graymayne on March 28, 2014, 07:25 PM report to moderator
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Graymayne solitaire sounds like a great idea!! :)

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 28, 2014, 07:44 PM report to moderator
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MR DEANIE, thank you for reporting in. I don’t envy DEANIE any of the experiences you reported. I hope all goes well and she feels like checking in soon.

The nurse came today. She said my father’s vitals were degenerating and he is experiencing tachycardia. She puts the time as very short.

I am glad I cooked dinner before I left this morning as I do not feel like doing anything now. I have fish I must cook but that will be a simple matter of putting it in a baking dish and pouring the lemon cream sauce on it I prepared this morning before covering and baking it.

I stayed with my mother for about eight hours today. My father never spoke a word we could understand, making very few efforts, and none we were certain were directed at us.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 28, 2014, 07:50 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke thoughts and prayers for your dad, mom, and you and your family. Lots of {{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}} too!!!

Posted by Hufflebug on March 28, 2014, 10:24 PM report to moderator
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We have a cheery weekend in prospect weather-wise:)

This morning, using our Chromecast dongle, I was able to watch a programme I largely missed yesterday, called A Very British Renaissance. It was brilliant in its own right, but especially interesting to readers of Shadows of Night because the characters dealt with included John Dee and Thomas Harriott, and the portrait miniaturist Nicholas Hillard, not forgetting Shakespeare. I am so grateful that Deborah Harkness opened our eyes to this period in British history.

Posted by Graymayne on March 29, 2014, 06:59 AM report to moderator
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Things seem to become worse at night. I know when I am ill I feel worse and sometimes more panicky at night. My mother called at 10:30 PM to tell me my father had been struggling to tell her something for an hour and neither she nor the aid could understand him.

I dressed and went. He has no voice and he worked diligently to speak but he has little motor control of his lips or tongue and no use of his larynx (voice box). After a long time I finally understood one sentence which came out in a markedly clear manner, “I can’t stay like this.” I told him he didn’t have to stay like this, that he could go.

The aid told me to go home for my daughter, that he had been wanting to see her for days and she had been unable to go because she has been running a high fever associated with the flu. It finally started breaking yesterday. The aids have been very anxious about her, asking about her as soon as I walk in.

I went home for my DS and daughter. When daddy saw her he reached for her.

He is still with us this morning but when it became apparent during our stay last night that he was having episodes of pain I called the nurse who told us to increase his dose of morphine. Shortly after receiving the increased dose he finally went to sleep. I went back at 3 AM and administered another dose myself.

Mother says he has opened his eyes twice this morning but has made no attempt to say anything to her.

After preparing breakfast I will head back there to spend more time today.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 29, 2014, 10:43 AM report to moderator
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LadyHawke – many hugs to you. :(
Please receive our love and support even if it’s from a distance. I know how much you love your parents. Hug LittleHawke for us. I know how special her grandparents are to her and how much they love her.

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 29, 2014, 12:03 PM report to moderator
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I’m stalking Facebook and Leaky. I’m worried about LadyHawke.

:(

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 29, 2014, 05:47 PM report to moderator
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I have just had a long chat with my sister, who is with my parents again, helping with the packing. She came across an absolute treasure that neither if us knew existed……a photo album full of Dad’s family. He never knew his Father, and his Mum died when he was only 17. We know very little about his childhood. It turns out he had no less than 5 uncles, which we have never heard of, and therefore, a LOT of potential relatives somewhere out there, quite lost.

Lady Hawke, I didn’t realise your daughter had been ill. It must be a great relief to all of you that she is well enough to see her Grandfather. I love that he reached out for her. Maybe she has been what he has been waiting for. I too, am watching out for you. I hope some of us are online when you need us. You know we are with you.

Posted by asti on March 29, 2014, 06:46 PM report to moderator
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When one of us hurt we all hurt.
I felt all your love when my sisters died.
i Hope LadyHawke feels it too.

We are with you our good friend. :(
:(

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 29, 2014, 07:03 PM report to moderator
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We Spring forward at 1.0am into BST.

Asti Interesting news about your Dad’s photo album. I wonder how much he knows about those uncles, men seem less concerned about relatives than women usually are. Probably because it is the women who write out the Christmas cards etc.

Lady Hawke Thinking of you all.

Posted by Graymayne on March 29, 2014, 07:30 PM report to moderator
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Daddy passed at 4:36 PM. I was doing laundry at my parent’s house while we waited, have to do laundry no matter what. I went to take a load out of the dryer. I came back to the room and sat down. The aid stood up and went to the bed. He was gone.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 29, 2014, 07:35 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke, I am so sorry. I am thinking of you all, and sending my love. Please use us if you need to talk. We are all here for you. We love you. xx

Posted by asti on March 29, 2014, 07:50 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke I am thankful that the vigil is over and your father is no longer in pain and distress. Everything you needed to achieve to give him peace of mind you accomplished in the face of many hurdles. You have worked wonders and we are all so proud of you. I hope that your mother will be able to take some well-earned rest, she has been amazing in view of her own frailty. Please tell her how sorry we are for her loss and that we have all been with you in spirit. {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}

Posted by Graymayne on March 29, 2014, 09:32 PM report to moderator
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Graymayne said it so beautifully. :(

No matter how much we think we prepared ourselves for the end it is never easy. Please take care. We are with you every step of the way. Tell your mom our prayers are with your family.

Love …. {{{{{hugs}}}}}

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 29, 2014, 10:53 PM report to moderator
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So sorry Lady Hawke. My prayers are also with your mom.

Posted by ironsos on March 30, 2014, 01:40 AM report to moderator
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I see from the news page that Won_Two is in hospital again. Does anyone know why?

Posted by Graymayne on March 30, 2014, 10:42 AM report to moderator
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Yesterday there were no new post here. Today I have two days worth. Maybe I did not refresh but I was looking for a post from Lady Hawk so I think they just had not come thru for some reason.

Graymayne always seem to say what I am thinking. It is hard for me to formulate my thoughts to write them down when I am upset.

I was looking at photos taken last weekend. I think I have forgotten to hold my stomach in and just let it pouch out. Anyway every picture I looked like I had a huge belly. I have looked in the mirror and it does not look so big so I just figured I was standing without proper posture. I know I weigh 10 lbs more than I should and it seems all to have hit at the same spot. Lol

Deanie I feel for you with having teeth implanted. I needed some done for my bottom teeth but they could not do it. Instead they put in a partial.

Won is not here on a regular basis anymore so I do not realize he hasn’t been here in awhile. I hate that he can be in hospital and we do not know why.

Posted by Cool G on March 30, 2014, 11:28 AM report to moderator
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I was hoping LadyHawke gave us an update but she is probably very busy. :(
I hope her mom is doing okay. :(

I had not realized Won was missing. :(
I hope it’s nothing serious with this hospitalization. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 30, 2014, 12:18 PM report to moderator
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ABC Family has a Harry Potter marathon. I’m watching “Order of the Pheonix”. I realize that although OotP is my least favorite book, I actually like the movie a lot more. I don’t like the book because Harry spends it so angry. Maybe I should re- read. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 30, 2014, 01:35 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos Here is something you might enjoy.

http://www.thisblewmymind.com/street-musician-tipped-girl-happened-next-blew-whole-city-away/#HO3f3RZDE1VDX5ML.01

Posted by Cool G on March 30, 2014, 02:06 PM report to moderator
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Cool G I saw you post that link in Facebook. It is lovely!

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 30, 2014, 03:24 PM report to moderator
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I have been spending the day with my mother. We’ve had lots of phone calls and some visitors showing up at the door.

I cleaned the new wood floors as it took quite a beating in the two weeks wekve been here, all sorts of aids and nurses coming and going, lots of footprints tracked in. I knew we might have visitors so I wanted to clean it up so mother wouldn’t fret about guests seeing it.

We won’t be able to make arrangements until tomorrow. The office at the cemetery is not open on Sunday. So, we will have to go tomorrow. The funeral home is suggesting we go for 10ish on Tuesday and so did our priest. So, unless the cemetery has some objection we will try for Tuesday morning.

My mother is doing better than I would have expected and so am I. Right now we may be functioning off of adrenalin. Mother is worried about daddy’s body lying at the funeral home unattended. She knows nothing will hurt him now but the idea of it bothers her. She slept a long time last night. She was too tired to sit up and cry.

Daddy’s Best Man’s widow showed up at the door. My best friend from high school and her MIL showed up with dinner. This is the person who disappointed me so when daddy was so ill six years ago. I haven’t seen her since then.

My DS went to work today in anticipation of being off work for three days he has for a bereavment. My daughter was invited to spend the afternoon with her friend from school and her friend’s grandparents. I was glad for her to go and not to have her here just waiting for calls.

If someone finds out what has happened to WON please post it here.

Posted by Lady Hawke on March 30, 2014, 05:29 PM report to moderator
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Thanks Cool G. The video really got to me for some reason. I have bookmarked it for future views.

Posted by ironsos on March 30, 2014, 05:38 PM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I hope every thing goes smoothe for you so you can get some much needed rest for you and your mother.

Posted by Mr Deanie on March 30, 2014, 05:48 PM report to moderator
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LadyHawke – hugs. This is such a heart breaking time for the family. Please rest. You and your mom need a lot of rest. In a way it’s good that you don’t have anything today. It will give you a moment to breathe.

All our love and thank you for remembering to post an update for us. I have been stalking Leaky. :(

Posted by Madame Minerva on March 30, 2014, 06:11 PM report to moderator
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I enjoyed the smiles of delight on the faces of the watching crowd and the fun that the children had, joining in spontaneously. Thanks for sharing that one CoolG. Known by the popular name of Ode to Joy it is the last movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Posted by Graymayne on March 30, 2014, 06:13 PM report to moderator
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