Monday, June 26, 2006

Jo Rowling gave an interview recently in which she states that two main characters will die in the 7th and final installment of her Harry Potter books. You can read the article here . I'm not even going to guess. It just makes me sad.

Our Harry Potter bedroom is coming along impressively. Another week should see us all set, except for some antique furnishings that we are hunting down in shops around here as we go. Woo hoo!

Made a trip to the ER this weekend. These superbugs like MRSA are becoming frighteningly common. I have heard of several people who have had it. I had it just over a year ago. Traumatic! And now my 2 year old has it. More Traumatic! It really makes me itch to get out of this big dirty city. And then I have to sit and be grateful for all that I have because we're NEVER getting out of here!

-grateful, grateful, grateful....-

A big Kudos to Janet Evanovich on her 12th installment of the Stephanie Plum series. It was great! But as always, too short! It's been tough lately to find good stuff to read. All my life I have been almost entirely a sci-fi/fantasy reader, but good books in that genre seem to have become fewer and further between. (although I am very much looking forward to the next Mercedes Lackey/James Mallory book out this summer!)

I'm such a nerd. No more book talk.

Pirates II comes out in less than two weeks! Woo hoo! (ahem) I suppose I'd better stop before I reveal my entire gamut of nerdiness. Happy Monday! Nearly half through with 2006.... It's almost Christmas! Ack!

Monday, June 12, 2006

My dh took off w-f last week, and I had it off as well, so we were able to enjoy a little mini-vacation. Took the boys to LegoLand on Thursday and though we did have fun we will not be going there again.
Why you ask? Why not go to Legoland? 1) The only friendly staff we encountered were in the restaurant where we ate. 2) It costs just as much as Disneyland 3)But it's even further away 4)and it's less than half as small 5) and though the lines are very short they take a VERY long time to get through. 6) and then just when you're starting to have fun and think it may not be as bad as all that after all - - they close. At 5. That's right people!
But all in all we had a good loooooong weekend .
The boys have decided they want a Harry Potter room and since Craig doesn't do anything by halves we dove right into transforming their bedroom (in an apartment, which we cannot paint) into a castle. We will do this by hanging panels of fabric and nailing up painted ply-board on the walls. We're going to be searching craigslist (that's for a mirror, swords (unsharpened), brooms, and trunks. Tried to find a good large cauldron for a toy box but the only really good ones are in the vicinity of $200 and that folks, is just not worth it. So trunk it shall be and that will actually look a lot better. Add bookshelves and a lamp and we may actually have a finished product. (the bearskin rug we're still debating on).
When we will actually finish it..... well, I'll let you know.