Friday, July 31, 2009

Bubble ~ Bubble ~ Toil and Trouble

Game #6 is afoot. (All my answers and guesses are listed in purple.)

My first potion guess, with the ingredients of Powdered Moonstone and Syrup of Hellebore is the Draught of Peace.

My second potion guess for what to use when someone has been petrified is the Mandrake Draught.

More to come later as the clues are revealed.

** Update **

My third potion guess for what potion you would use to hear nothing but nonsense would be the Babbling Beverage.

I'm confused on the fourth potion. The question asked what potion Fred and George TOLD Lee Jordan to use after testing the Fever Fudge. I found LOTS of references to Lee Jordan telling the twins about Essence of Murtlap ... but that is NOT what the question asks. Additionally, I found that the Fever Fudge is with the Skiving Snackboxes and when you bite one side of these "treats" you need to bite the other side for the antidote. But, does that mean the other side is a potion or part of the fudge itself? Here is where I am stuck on symantics. If Jordan tells the twins to use Essence of Murtlap in their Fever Fudge to get rid of the boils, then perhaps the antidote is the other side and did the twins tell him to eat the other end??? Hmmmm .....

Guess that leaves me with a combined answer ... the Essence of Murtlap/Murtlap Essence which is used on the other side of the Fever Fudge. (Hope that counts!)

*** Update *** again ***

Okay, I guess we aren't getting any more clues ... so I suppose I'd better come up with some potion guesses. As our headmistress did post a list of potions in her trunk, I'd have to say the following are the other three I'm going to list and hope I'm making the right decisions!

Wit-Sharpening Potion
Shrinking Solution
Mrs. Scower's Magical Mess Remover


Okay ... I've had enough of this heat. I can't take it any more! I am not a hot weather person. Much prefer the cooler and colder temperatures. I find it much easier to get warmer than I do to get cooled off! Blessedly our temps are down today. We reached record high heat a couple days ago at 106 degrees! My brain has been fixated on my boys who are at boy scout camp and in an area where there is little relief. Thankfully they are north of us and I found out yesterday that it hasn't been as hot where they are, and they get a cool lake to swim in during afternoon sessions!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mixed-Up Matched-up Mumblings - Game #5

Can you fill in the blank?

1. Man or Mouse? (4) = Anamagus
2. Start Spreading the news (4) = Daily Prophet
3. Stick Tree Guardian (3) = Bowtruckle
4. Telescoping Eavesdropper (5) = Extendible Ear
5. Brassicaceae danglers (4) = Radish Earrings
6. Prohibited Growth of Trees (5) = Forbidden Forest
7. Metallic rosy-faced child with wings (4) = Golden Cherub
8. Fleshless black-winged skeleton (2) = Thestral
9. Lofty philospher (5) = High Inquisitor
10. Instructive Order (7) = Educational Degree

Yeah! That was fun!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hunting for Eggs --- this is so NOT Easter!

Oh my goodness has this been difficult! We've been sent on a 40-egg hunt and it seems I look everywhere and then stop looking and when I get back to see how things are going ... someone has found an egg eggsactly where I was looking! BLECH! So extremely frustrating! I have a feeling, unless our other Erumpents hop on the bunny trail, we will not be doing well at all. I don't have time to spend hours searching and researching ... sigh :( Muggle life is keeping me busy with scout day camp, VBS, and Nutcracker auditions (that's just this week alone!).

Well, I'm done searching tonight. Off in search of a campfire to relax, snack on popcorn or s'mores, have a cup of cocoa or tea ... and just put the day behind me. Wonder if I can knit by firelight?????

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I detest snakes ... or snake skins ... even those behind glass ... even empty tanks that had a snake, because, now, WHERE is that snake??? (Of course, there are other things this nasty boggart could change into ... but today ... it was a snake!) It was horrible! I opened up the wardrobe and it just came at me ... this huge and shudderingly horrible looking snake!

Pulling out my wand from it's snugglly felted carrier I yell, "RIDDICULUS!"

And that nasty slippery slithering thing changes into ....

LICORICE! Yum! Anyone want to share some with me???

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Who Said It????? Game #2 Part #2

17-4, 14-1, 9-6, 3-3 = When
18-2, 3-3 = in
19-4, 11-2, 9-3, 8-5, 15-9 = doubt
7-1, 11-2 = go
15-9, 11-2 = to
15-9, 14-1, 9-6 = the
13-8, 18-2, 8-5, 16-3, 6-5, 16-3, 5-3 = library.

Ron said this about Hermione.

Such fun! Thank you for doing these games!!!