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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Daily Knitting!


Knitting Daily is a great place to find new free patterns. It will be up and 'daily' Mid-June, but the weekly emails I have received so far are a great indication of the fun we will have!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Trivia Time again!

"I'm not trying to say what she did was sensible. I'm just trying to make you see how she was feeling at the time."
"You should write a book, translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them."
- Hermione and Ron, discussing Cho [ch.26 The Order of the Phoenix]

Friday, May 25, 2007

One Dragon Skin is Done!

Number two will be much faster...I won't have to do the heel 3 times! Yipppeee!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Knitter's Tea Swap!


Yipppeee! I get to play! I'll share my stash as soon as I get moved home...some of the stash is in the cupboards at the apartment, while the rest is at home. Until then, I'll flash my button.

The trials and tribulations of owning land

Rick and I officially own my grandfather's pasture, but with that property we have also inherited the "ticks". Remember these ticks are also parasites, which means we are needing a lawyer to remove these critters from our hide....er, land.

I have already put in over 300 minutes of phone calls about this mess...now I get to visit with another lawyer today. As long as we have to have a lawyer, we might as well just evict this person now and save ourselves the hastle next year.

I'd rant more, but I don't want to provide fuel to a defemation of character fire...still, as soon has he called my mother in to the sherrif, it became public record...but I"ll still be nice. (She wasn't tresspassing...rather taking photos of his 60 pairs of cattle which are on the land we bought and he has NOT leased or rented from us.

Wish us luck!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Quidditch Round Two!

Trivia
1. Who is the Fat Lady's friend?
- Violet


2. When the Fat Lady was attacked by Sirius Black and fled her portrait, who took over for her as guard of Gryffindor Tower? Sir Cadogan

3. Usually when Harry is in Dumbledore's office, what are the portraits of previous headmasters doing?
- Snoozing


4. Which one of the Triwizard champions did not go to the World Cup?
- Fleur Delacour


5. Who did Harry give his Triwizard winnings to?
- Fred and George Weasley


The next two are anagrams. Rearrange the letters to get the correct words.
6. Live gong cram la man (two words) Minerva McGonagall

7. Owl or video Oliver Wood

8. What author's name appears on the book "Quidditch Through the Ages"?
- Kennilworthy Whisp


9. What does the Keeper do in a game of Quidditch?
- Guards the goal


10. In the Goblet of Fire why did the Mad Eye Moody imposter put Harry's name in the goblet?
- He wanted Harry to win the tournament

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Find these pictures and either post the pictures on your blog or links that will take us to those pictures.

- Dobby holding his sock from Harry
- Cho Chang and Harry's first kiss
- Viktor Krum and Hermione at the dance
- Mad Eye Moody





Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Quadratic Weaving!


Here is our first example of a Quadratic Function in weaving...I am SO excited to share this with you and my students! Thank you Brianne! OH, the equation is a^2 + 2ab + b^2 Enjoy!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Trivia! 5-13-2007

Trivia #1
What's the name of this potion?
This potion has the colour of molten gold, and while exposed to the air, large drops will leap like goldfish above the surface without spilling.Felix Felicis

Trivia #2
Which book is this line from?
"Harry and Cho were now too embarrassed to look at each other, let alone talk to each other; what if Ron and Hermione started going out together, then split up? Could their friendship survive it? Harry remembered the few weeks when they had not been talking to each other in third year; he had not enjoyed trying to bridge the distance between them. And then, what if they didn't split up? What if they became like Bill and Fleur, and it became excrutiatingly embarrassing to be in their presence, so that he was shut out for good?"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Trivia #3
Who utters these words?
"Oh I am glad I'm not on duty. I wouldn't fancy having to go and tell the Irish they've got to stop celebrating."Mr. Weasley

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Quidditch Images

Images
With the images you can either post them to your blog OR if you do not know how to resize images to fit on your pages without making your blog go all wonky, you can post the link to the image that you found. Below is the list of images that must be found.

Picture of Harry, Ron, and Hermione together



Hagrid
http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/gallery/2002/10/23/Hagrid3.jpg



Buckbeak



Sirius Black
http://lastamberga.altervista.org/immagini_sirius/poapic85.jpg"

Uncle Vernon
http://www.waynescomics.com/images/Cards/H/Harry%20Potter%20POA%20updt%20uncle%20vernon.jpg"

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Quidditch Time!

I get to answer these questions, so I am placing them here for me to edit and find...sort of an organizational thing!

Round One
Trivia
1. Who isn't or hasn't been a Quidditch captain?

Cho Chang


2. Who are the Gryffindor chasers? (books 1-5)
Katie, Angela, Demelza


3. Who are the Slytherin beaters? (books 1-4)
Crabbe and Goyle


4. What type of broom isn't made anymore?
Firebolt


5. The Slytherin team all ride the same broom, what is it?
Nimbus 2000


6. Which of these is not a Quidditch team?

http://www.hp-lexicon.org/quidditch/q_teams_britain.html Hmmmm...aren't they all?



7. Who is Head of Hufflepuff House?

Professor Sprout


8. Which Hufflepuff student is reported to have been one of the only people to have ever given Hufflepuff success?
Cedric Diggory

9. In Book 1 who was the first Hufflepuff student to be sorted?
Hannah Abbott



10. What is the emblem of Hufflepuff House?

Badger


Images
With the images you can either post them to your blog OR if you do not know how to resize images to fit on your pages without making your blog go all wonky, you can post the link to the image that you found. Below is the list of images that must be found.

Picture of Harry, Ron, and Hermione together



Hagrid
http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/gallery/2002/10/23/Hagrid3.jpg



Buckbeak



Sirius Black


Uncle Vernon

Spring finals are due Tuesday

Which means I would like to be knitting, stamping, or reading, but instead I am working on making a modeling project. Last week brought some happy times...Delaney is now 15 (as of Friday), Grandpa's pasture at Valley View is now ours (as of Thursday), and then there was Wednesday, which completely made me go into a time warp. I'll post about that mess later, but it has been years in coming, yet it was years too soon.