Countdown to Harry Potter book activated, T-minus 36 hours.
I am officially going offline tomorrow until I read the book. Spoilers are abundant, and I live in terror of a mean-spirited person sending out spam with a spoiler subject line. (Not that the spoiler would necessarily be correct, nor could it fully cover all the open questions hopefully answered in Book 7).
We plan to spend the weekend reading — though Violet will have to maintain the tradition of having Harry Potter for her bedtime reading, which means that Eggmaster and I will plow through our books (yes, books, we buy 2 and then give one away so that we can read at the same time!) while the children play on the swingset, watch movies, sleep, and otherwise suffer benign neglect. Eggmaster is taking Violet to a Harry Potter bookstore party Friday night, and we are going to a Harry Potter party Friday afternoon too.
I have a load of goodies for making “potions” — ice cream sundaes with all kinds of re-named toppings. That’s my fun project for tonight — making jars of nargle spleens (butter crunch cashews) and shredded moth wings (shaved white chocolate) and such like. I found these great Harry and David malted milk balls coated in a funky marbled green — eye of newt? — and jordan almonds to be some kind of egg — mini dragons? Keebler makes graham crackers shaped like insects too.
In fact — who has some ideas for these items:
Peanut Butter jelly beans
Crushed mint oreo cookies
Person with the best ideas will recieve a pack of Chocolate Frogs!