Friday, April 30, 2010

Ooooo I gots the pretty

  The very pretty yarn I've ordered for Misty came today, I am so glad I got myself  some of it too. It is soooo pretty I know she will love it,  a few of her other items came in today as well! Squee!  I wish i could share here what they are but (insert evil laugh here)  I must keep Misty in the dark :)
I hate that work has been keeping me from participating as much as I normaly would do during a swap. I haven't gotten to do any of the chats or  quidditch games.  I work an 8 hour day at a school and then if I'm lucky I have an hour and half between that and my job at a retail store (we wear read and have a bullseye logo)

Thankfully I have a few evenings off coming up in May just before the packages are set to go to Owl post.  i can't wait to get everything together for this kit. :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hi all another quick post from me, life keeps changing around me.   I am 99% sure now that I will have a job next year teaching which means that I'll be able to say bye bye to retail and to living  with my parents! Scary but exciting! I'm still not sure that Teaching is what i want to do for the rest of my life but i do enjoy  the work  and I'm happy that I'll have the chance to continue with it.  Also tomorrow is my Birthday, my friends are taking me out tonight to go to Mideveal times  for dinner. Tomorrow  I'm going to relax and do nothing. I can't wait :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

just in the nick of time

 It's 11:41 as I'm starting to write this, nothing like slythering in at the last moment! It's been a crazy week for me, my trip went well it was a great deal of fun and I hope I'll have some pictures for you  some time tomorrow.  I got home very late Monday night and I've pretty much stayed at work since then( I work at a school and  in retail) so I haven't really had any time to catch up  ( I haven't even unpacked yet and I'm getting seriously  low on underwear.)  I'm hoping I can get everything sorted tomorrow and  get in some Hogwarts homework. At least   my crazy week is over and I can go back to my slightly less crazy schedule. A big sorry to my house for not contributing to  the points this week, I'll try and make it up to you guys.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

 I'm off!  My Friend and I are taking a road trip to Washington DC, it started as us driving up there to see a concert (Trans-Siberian Orchestra Beethoven's Last Night) but we decided to make a nice trip out of it since it landed during both of our schools spring breaks (we both teach)  So I'll be away from here until  Monday and you like won't hear from me for a little bit after that. Hmmm now I just have to decide what knitting projects to bring.  Squee!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Transfiguration homework- Hargid's Rock cake

 Now some of you may  believe that what follows is potions and not transfiguration but  as Prof Snape will tell you it takes much longer then five minutes to create a potion, but if you know the proper spells you can  change uncooked ingredients into cooked goodies. Now I admit this would taste better if you did the longer potions version of this but sometimes, like Hargid you don't have the time or energy to fire up the old cauldron and spend two hours baking a cake. This is just as good for a quick snack when you can get to the kitchens to ask the house elves for a treat!
The spell is micro-onde! ( mee-crow-owned!).

 My creativity markers

The items to be transfigured
  • 2 tablespoons self raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg ( white only )
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Icing (Ready made)
  • Rock (Chocolate egg)
  • 1 large coffee mug


And the end result is a A in transfiguration

For muggles:
If you want to make this your self using a large coffee cup add the dry items (minus the chocolate egg) first then then wet. Mix together then add the  chocolate egg to the center. Place in the microwave for 3 minutes  on high. and you'll have a yummy quick cake! I didn't have the proper kind of flour for this  so it turned out smaller and fell a bit but it still tasted fine. Recipe  for this came from Blue Peter.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Our first homework assignment is to post about our three characters and why we chose them.
My three are Severus Snape(of course), Albus Dumbledore, and Arthur Weasley.

Severus Snape is my favorite character, and has been ever since he walked onto the page (pg 136 :)).I knew he was going to be a favorite, and a good guy.I loved how passionate he was about his subject and his biting humor. It's hard to describe why I like Snape so much, I think it is because he is such a strong character, he made horrible mistakes and paid the price for them, but it is the fact that he tried to make things better that make him so different, he never gave up. His only wish was for someone to understand him and the  only two people where ever willing to try Dumbledore and Lily and later Harry. Snape, Harry, and Voldemort where in many ways the same, they where given the same choices in life but how they acted upon the choices where what made them different. (And I need to stop now or I'm going to write an essay :) I had to put him down as someone to make a kit for the items for him could be so much fun!

Dumbledore is simply an awesome character; his willingness to see the good in everyone and give them a chance to prove themselves is just wonderful. Again I love his sense of humor and his appreciation of people and his love of knit items.I thought he would be so much fun to make a kit for between his love of muggle candy, socks and humor the ideas for him could be very fun.

Arthur is so different from the other male characters he is the everyman,he’s not the wisest,the best looking or the most successful and yet he is the happiest. He chose the love of family and friends and really the love of life over fame and glory. But he also stood fast to what he believed in; he never tried to be anything other that what he was. I love his fascination with smuggles, that he wants to learn and understand other cultures ;and his value of life. In many ways he is wisest character in the books.I also thought a kit for him would quite fun to make!