Monday, May 24, 2010

HSKS 10 Assignment 5 - Arithmancy

*grumbles about the evils of sudoko*

Puzzle #1 - Dobby

Puzzle #2 - Harry Potter

Puzzle #3 - Hogs Head

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Toy!

*does happy dance*

Spent the afternoon in Fort Smith with my hubby, Sir Dragon Preacher. While 2 hours was to see the healers at St. VA clinic, the rest was for us and while we were out, he bought me a new sewing machine *goes back to happy dancing*

Thursday, May 13, 2010

HSKS 10 - House Assignment Week uhm 6? lol

So this past weekend I attended my son's college graduation and proudly watched my youngest, now a well-behaved young man receive his B.A. and share the moment with family and friends. A sedate and graceful time, right?

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh not in my family!

As you can see his sisters' were thrilled and respected his accomplishment so very much!



And of course, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Roommate/Best Friend!

Ok maybe a little heavy!!!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

HSKS 10 Assignment 4 - Potions

Part 1:
Go around your house, outdoors, for a hike, or wherever and take pictures of 5 different plants, herbs, or flowers that might be used in potions.

Make sure to remember your originality marker for these.

Also, include the names of these (if you don't know their name feel free to make one up) and the description of potential use(s) for each.

1) Oak Tree
The bark of the oak brewed into a tea has been used for healing varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and reducing fevers. Acorns from the tree are also crushed and used in various herbal preparations including mixing with milk to help counteract reactions to medication.

2) Iris Iris flowers and leaves contain vitamin C in quantities ...


3. Gardinia antiseptic potions


4. Lilac good for potions that bring harmony


4 points for each original picture, 2 points if pictures come from the internet, 1 point for each name, 1 point for each description of use.
Total possible points for this section is 30 points

Part 2:
Answer the following potions questions:

1. Sneezewort, scurvy grass, and lovage are used to make what?
Confusing Draught

2. Porcupine quills are to be added when to a Boil Cure Potion?
D: After it is removed from the fire

3. What potion, if brewed correctly, should change color numerous times throughout brewing including deep purple, lilac, and finishing clear?
A: The Draught of Living Death

4. This ingredient in the Draught of Peace, would likely bring you permanent peace since it is poisonous, what is it?
D: Hellebore

5. Chopped daisy roots, skinned shrivel-fig, sliced caterpillar, one rat spleen, dash of leech juice are all ingredients to what?
C: Shrinking Solution

Each correct answer is worth 10 points each
Total possible points for this section is 50 points

Part 3:
Take a picture of and list the ingredients and/or instructions to make one of your favorite potions that you have created.

This potion must have at the minimum, two ingredients to make it. Be sure to include you originality marker to prove it's yours!!!

For example it could be something as simple as your favorite coffee (with sugar or creme), or it could be an alcoholic mixed drink concoction that you have created. Your potion could also be an actual potion, oil, salve, or something else that you use as well.'


Nothing keeps me warmer than a good cup of English Breakfast Tea.

1 English Breakfast Teabag (made the traditional way with tea from Scotland but called English cause the English love to drink it)
1 autodrip coffee maker
1 pot of water

1) Put tea bag in empty mug.
2) Take out teabag put in husband’s old coffee mug from night before he left on counter and rinse quickly
3) Put tea bag in your own empty mug
4) Pour pot of water into Auto drip coffee maker and run through
5) Pour out pot of water you just heated, empty grounds left in coffee maker from last brew, rinse pot, fill with fresh water and run through again.
6) Pour water into mug with teabag and let steep 3-5 min.
7) Sip and enjoy.

Total possible points for this section is 20 points

The potion's homework is worth 100 points!