Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quiet on the quilting front...

First, let me thank ALL of you who left a supportive comment regarding my volleyball resignation last Friday. I have been quite decided already for a couple of months, but going through the official submission was more difficult that what I had expected. So, forward I move....

Second.....I canNOT believe I didn't drop you all a note YESTERDAY!!! For those of you in the mathematical world-----yesterday (March 14....ahem....3/14.....) was an international mathematical holiday! It was PI Day!!!! As usual, I celebrated in style with my classes; doing an activity where the students discover how close they can actual calculate PI by dividing the circumference by the diameter of various circular objects.




My quilting time is on pause; a small (needed?) break. Allow me to give you an update on my Harry Potter reading. With reading levels equivalent to 5.3, 5.9 and 5.9 for the first three books, the reading has been quite quick and relaxing. This past weekend, be it the gloom-n-doom from my momentous decision on Friday, I didn't have much ambition to do anything that involved any amount of energy. Friday night, I finished book #2. And, this is the first weekend in MONTHS where I spend LESS than 30 minutes quilting. 20 minutes on Sunday were devoted....but then.....I had had enough. No interest. SO.....out came book #3; I had started it Saturday and finished it Sunday afternoon. I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with them, but it DO enjoy just sitting back, being lazy, because they DO keep me quite entertained and wondering "how is Harry going to be in danger this time?"

Also, I have been treating myself (more-so, my family) to the movies as I finish up the books. Candace is actually watching #3 again as I'm typing right now. I will admit, though......#3 is quite dark and quite scary for someone Candace's age. Today in school, a few of the students said that they get "darker" as Harry ages......hmmm.

Anyway---book 4. My first thought----"okay, it's quite a bit thicker!" ;0)

6 comments:

Ann Marie said...

Some of those books are HUGE! My daughter has the whole collection of them, and we have all the movies too I think.

Melissa said...

Hi Amy, I have to ask if anyone beat Tyler's record with Pi? He mentioned last night that they would be trying.

Julie said...

They do get darker as they go along. I love them!!!

Gari said...

We both read and listened to the books as they came out. Then we started going to the movies. Now we watch all the movies prior to going to the new one. This was a really fun series of books.

Andra Gayle said...

I knew you would love these books! I read the first four in 1 week-a few years ago. They do get darker...So, I finally get some sewing done and you are now the slacker. It will take a long time of that for me to catch up with you!
Enjoy your reading!

Amanda said...

I read these books as they came out, along with my sons who were just the right age to enjoy them. I enjoyed them too, as you say, light and easy reading. But they certainly do get thicker and darker as they go along. I've seen most of the films, which I think are really well done, unlike many book adaptations, but I've not seen the latest one yet.