Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I spent the whole weekend on a Harry Potter marathon with a couple of friends. I had managed to watch #1 with my kids, so we were down to the last 5. 2 movies a night for Friday and Saturday night. 1am bedtimes both nights. I am still recovering. I wasn't able to make it for Sunday so I finished #6 yesterday. There's a little bit of a sadness for me as I see the end of the movies in sight. The books came out in 1997. I was introduced to the first on in 1998. That's a long time to have something that fantastic in my life.
While I'm excited for the next movie (we are going to see it at Midnight on Thursday!) I don't know if I'm ready for the conclusion to happen as well. We have started reading the books to our kids and they have really enjoyed them. My 2 year old even recognized Harry while I was trying to watch the movie without them knowing during the day yesterday.
I just really have a soft spot for such a well written book. Guess that means it'll be time to start looking for a new series. This one though, will be one that I will read over and over again. (Especially now that I have all 7 of them in a nice box set.)
To the Boy who lived!

The tally begins...

I count one, that's one car I've helped push out of the snow. ah ah ah ah (The Count laughing and thunder in the background.) On the first real day of snow, I've already had to get out and help push a car out of the snow that was my street. And, it was a city car to boot. The driver, being from Ontario, I guess hasn't dealt with our kind of winters before. I wish him luck and a steep learning curve as he figures out how to get through the snow.
If our mayor also blog hops as much as he twitters - seriously consider snow removal in the residential areas.