Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just found out there are new points for potions on Pottermore.....
11 Points: Sleeping Draught

9 Points: Wideye or Awakening Potion, Forgetfulness Potion, Herbicide

7 Points: Antidote to Common Poisons

3 Points: Cure for Boils

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Got Some Get Glue Stickers In - YEAH!!!

Here are some Get Glue Sticker sheets that I've gotten in recently. There are some really good ones in these batches....

Sunday, September 11, 2011


It was fun to take this quiz & imagine life at Hogwarts.

This was taken prior to Pottormore even existing. Amazing how accuarate it is though because when I sorted in Pottormore I was truly a Hufflepuff. And regardless of the naysayers out there, Hufflepuff is an wonderful house to be in!!!

Your in-depth results are:
Hufflepuff - 14

Ravenclaw - 12

Gryffindor - 10

Slytherin - 8

My Pictures from Ground Zero from July 2008

My Pictures from Ground Zero from July 2008 

I have been watching all the shows about the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I am glad to see the memorials coming to shape around the country. I have a new hope to be able to go visit those sites.  I went to Ground Zero when I was in New York in 2008 but they have made so much progress on the memorial that it doesn't even look like the same place.  I keep remembering when I was there how enclosed the area was. I don't know if I got there the back way because I was lost or not but the streets seemed small and closed in. It was hard not to stand in that spot and picture that horrible giant cloud rushing through those streets and how that cloud indicated the loss of hope for saving so many. Now we have to find out hope in other things and that is what is so wonderful about being an American - the freedom to do so!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I have been wanting to make a centralized blog for my various interests and was finally motivated enough to take the steps today.  I view my blogs as places where I can record things that I am interested in, memorialize fun times and exciting memories and to give me a place to try to coordinate my interests.  In the process of doing this, if other people benefit from the information I share then that is even better. I ran through a few ideas of what to name such a place but my interests are so varied, I had trouble deciding. I checked on the availability of a few the ideas but they were already grabbed up by others...sigh..  So I decided to go with one of my favorite words - serendipity. I have loved this word since I was little. There was a small store that we passed on the way to the library when I was growing up. Their name was Serendipity and I loved how that sounded. On the Serendipity Wiki, serendipity is defined as "when someone finds something that they weren't expecting to find". Considering I am always finding things that catch my interest that I was not expecting to find, this seems to be a pretty appropriate title.......