Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Now What?

So, it's over. It was a wonderful and imaginative ride, the Harry Potter Series. Despite what some folks will say, I enjoyed the books. A great break from reality. The woman is a genius, and I wonder if she will write again. I hope so. Fantastical books, those were, and I would so enjoy more of her creativity. Suffice it to say, I am a Harry Potter/J.K. Rowling fan.

But now that the final book has been written, and I stayed up late last night to finish the final chapters, I don't know what to do with myself. I mean, duh, husband, kids, house. But what of my free time? You know, all ten minutes a day I manage to get? Whatever shall I do with myself?

Currently, I am devoted to re-decorating the girls room. I use that term loosely, re-decorating. If you saw it before my latest kick, you would know it was never really decorated. A half cooked idea that managed to get the walls painted and then the oven quit. I have paint on my hands, linens cleaned and ready to go on their new bed, curtains to put up (there were none before) and items to hang on the walls (that never got hung that first time around). But I should finish all this up this week. Maybe. Especially since the older two are off with their Granny.

Oh, and I have to figure out how to fit a crib in the girls room. It is time for Baby Girl to move on outta Mommy's room! She sleeps a solid eight hours, so it is time. I will sleep better. Sarah Grace will have to adjust to sharing her room, but I don't anticipate that will take long.

Anyway, once that room is done, I think I shall be at a loss. No books to look forward to. Not fiction ones, and I do need my dose of fiction. NEED. Fictional books are my T.V. We don't bother with cable, although the rabbit ears do manage to pick up Smallville (my other escape from real life), but, alas, it's re-run season.

I think I will take up, well...I dunno, suggestions? Something that I can do sporadically as I manage to squeeze free time out of the clock.


If you are a Harry Potter fan, read on. Hope you enjoy the book. I found it entertaining. =)


Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

I can relate; I finished book 7 last night, and today I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do with my time!

Anonymous said...

Hello! This is your cousin, Katherine, Randall's daughter. Have you ever tried A Wrinkle in Time by Madelein L'Engle or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis? I work in the book world and thought I'd pass along those suggestions. Also:

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein
The Floating Island by Elizabeth Hayden
The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce

Email me sometime, krmelvin@bellsouth.net