Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hooray for Snow Days!!!!

Today marks our second snow day of the school year! We were starting to think the superintendent in charge of calling off school had been frozen to his chair! We should have had a few more, but he is retiring and doesn't want any more! But alas, I get a day off from my muggle students and get to stay home and knit all day!!

My mom has given me a mission to find radishes, in the winter! Not just any radishes, they have to be red all the way through! She lives on a farm in the middle of no where and I live in a big metropolitan area. So I get to look for these! I have tried 2 very large grocery stores and an organic foods store, no such luck. I am beginning to think that I have failed my mission! I don't know of any other specialty grocery stores in the area.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

1. a. Neville
2. a. rubber mouse
3. c. lipstick
4. a. 43
5. b. Black
6. d. Blue
7. b. Magenta
8. b. Snuffles
9. c. Uganda
10. c. single-malt whiskey

Swap package!

I have been working very hard on my package for my spoilee!! My spoilee is Felda, the House Elf in Gryffindor house. I am almost finished with her bag. I was following a pattern, but then I changed it! I'm really liking the way it's turning out. I have the yarn picked out, I'm waiting for payday, mostly because I'm ordering some for me too! I have needles already. I have a couple of patterns chosen, I just have to decide which one will work best for the yarn. I have some surprises to add also. I don't have the stitch markers yet, but I'll get them made this weekend.

I'm hoping to get you owl sent very soon, I think you'll really like it!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Hooray for Friday!!

I am so glad that it's Friday! Yesterday I received a loverly letter from my spoiler!!! With a Harry Potter valentine and Hermione sticker! And today on the radio I won tickets to Disney on Ice Princess Wishes, 4 tickets. And they are front row center, free from the radio!! I am going to be the coolest aunt ever! And I got 2 "special collector's edition" programs and 2 Minnie Mouse dolls! So having a really good day, I splurged and decided to get some strawberries for a snack, even though I am allergic to them! They just looked really yummy at the store! I'll just take my inhaler and cough a little!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It's only Tuesday?!?!?

Oh my, this is already a long week! I was out of the classroom yesterday for a competition for my muggle students. Today we had a 3-hour department meeting after school to work on curriculum! Oh my, that's the worst part of teaching!!! I HATE writing curriculum!

Well my ankle is much better, I am able to walk and do most of my therapy from the doctor. It's still pretty sore. I thank everyone so much for all of the nice comments. And thanks to my spoiler for sending me an e-card. It was perfect! How did you know that I love strawberries!

I have been working on a project for my grandmother, it's a calendar that has all of our family pictures throughout. It's been really fun working with all of my family to get all the pictures. So far I only have pictures from 2 of her 4 kids. I guess they'll just be left out if they don't send them!

Ravenclaw House Quiz Round #3

1. What is Professor McGonnagall's first name?

2. Who is the librarian of Hogwarts?
Madam Irma Pince

3. What is Madam Rosmerta's job?
Owner, Three Broomsticks

4. What is Rita Skeeter's secret?
She's an unregistered aminagus

5. Madam Hooch is instructor of what subject?
Broom flying and Quidditch coach

6. Who is Parvati Patil's best friend?
Lavender Brown

7. What Quidditch position does Cho Chang play?

8. What is the name of Fleur Delacour's little sister?

9. Who is professor of Divination?
Sybill Trelawny

10. Who wrote "A History of Magic"?
Bathilda Bagshot

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Oh snow....Updated

So, last night I was working dinner theater with my culinary students at the muggle school where I teach. It went off without a hitch. We were a hit, the patrons loved our food. So packed up and came home. Well, then I was getting out of my muggle car at home and.....I fell in the snow. My ankle twisted underneath me. It is either broken or severly sprained. It is very swollen and I can barely move. My DH had, luckily for me, not left for work yet. I call him from the parking lot from our apartment and told him I fell and come and get me. I scared the crap out of him! He got me in the house. He put me to bed and iced me up. When I got up this morning, I couldn't even walk, so much for going to school today. DH has been wonderful. Once I got up, he got me all set up in the living room with my computer, all my knitting stuff and my homework for my class. He even served me breakfast!

Now, I prayed for a snow day yesterday! This is not how I wanted to get a day off. I can't even get to the bathroom on my own. I can't get help from DH because he just went to bed so that he can take me to the doctor this afternoon and still go to work tonight. If only I was much thinner, then he could just carry me everywhere. But he has been really wonderful taking care of me. I really hope that it's not broken, but I've had all the symptoms of a broken bone. It's very swollen and sore. When it happened I was really dizzy and nauseas(?). Well, I go to the doctor this afternoon, so we'll see what she says. Until then...

Update - 5:00pm

Ok, after 4 x-rays, I'm not broken, very happy about that. It is severly sprained, the doctor said that it could take up to 2 months to fully heal and until then, I really can't do much. And I'm scheduled to begin volleyball in 3 weeks. Oh my, what to do. I'm still very much in pain and not sure how I'm supposed to teach and stay off my feet for the next week! On the positive note, I found a new doctor that is covered under my insurance!

Thanks for all the support, I really appreciate all the thoughts!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Quidditch Round 1

1. b. Voldemort and Wormtail plotting to kill him
2. a. It vanishes after a few hours
3. c. Malfoy attacked Harry when Harry's back was turned
4. Snape
5. c. The special protecton Harry received from his mother would also pass to Voldemort
6. d. 77
7. b. The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
8. Neville
9. a. 30th
10. a. Navy Blue