Saturday, December 4, 2010

Magic Wand

Good Afternoon, my bloggy pals. I don't have much to say today...ok, stop with the dramatics you all out there, I know what you're probably saying or at the very least I know there's some major eye rolling going on there!!! I wanted to share a Christmas gift I made my oldest grandson, Sean. He's 10 going on 4 million, hence his nick-name, The 4 Million Year Old Midget!! He's really into Harry Potter and has read all the books and seen all the movies, so he's a Potter expert.

While I was visiting in Austin this past October, he and I were having a very interesting conversation about all matters of Harry!! I actually enjoyed watching the next to last Potter movie and he explained everything, bringing me up on the current Potter dilemma. A week after I returned home, he won tickets to the premier. He attended with a couple of his mother's Potter fanatic friends and he even went in costume....super nerd, right??? THANK GOD!!!

During our discussion, he asked me if I knew how to make a magic wand and my reply was, "Can your Meema make a magic wand, well, hell yea!!" So I returned with this little conundrum, how in the hell do you make a friggin' magic wand!!?? Well, leave it to my mother, Miss Daisy the Sage. We were at Home Depot and I had the idea of getting one of those decorative moldings, have them cut it for me then adhere the two flat sides, then painting. Soo, there I am looking at just exactly what I was thinking of, but the price of this long wooden stick was outrageous!!! However, I was willing to go the whole enchilada with this wand. While she was waiting for me to make my decision, she asked, "Will this work better?" There in her hand was a unfinished chair leg!!!!!!! FRIGGIN' EINSTIENEAN, MOM!!!!!!! And the cost of said leg was just a mere $2.50, or less, don't recall now, but it was lots cheaper than that decorative stick!!

So here is the finished product with black bag and all. I know it's not exactly a Harry Potter wand, but hey, it's still magical, Meema magical!! I know Sean will love it and come up with all kinds of magic spells, while little brother Zachary, age 6, will undoubtedly, play "caveman" with it. Better contact the FBI and warn them about my wand!!! LOL I'm also including a pic of my 4 little guys. As you can tell, Senor Sammy is not too happy sitting on the fat guys lap...poor fat guy!! They are from left to right, Sean, Zachary, Santa (the fat guy), Sammy and Ryan.

Have a great weekend and for those of you under a blanket of snow, enjoy! My hubster is out on the links the lower 70's out here!! Peace out.


Anonymous said...

Meema's magical wand...sounds like a great children's story. Is there one in the works? =) Where are you located? 70 degrees??? Enjoy your day.

La Doña Jenny said...

Hey Georgina - nice wand - can you cast a spell over my way; Thanks for stopping buy my blog house. Not doing much other than friggin working. No snow here just rain today and tomorrow we'll be under a blanket of fog, for sure. Take care.

Incipient Wings said...

what an awesome grandma you are!
they look so precious sitting there with Santa.
Remember how each wand is perfect and unique for it's owner...I bet this one is perfect for Sean:)
have a wonderful day!

oldblackcatboo said...

Cool Wand! I hope he doesn't hit anyone with it! Ha! I'm always the worrier! and if it was smaller I'd worry that he'd poke someone's eye out. Seriously though, very cool Meema!
Hey, I'll trade you weather! We just got at least 4 inches of snow here!
XOXO - Cindi

Gloria said...

I know Sean is going to love his wand. What a great idea and so very nice of you. I have Harry Potter's movies or at least 4 of them. I'll have to get the other.

Whish, Whish, Alakazam, Mammalapippa, hootsy, mottsy....Whish!!! hehehee
Have a great Sunday.

yoborobo said...

That wand is so cool! Good for your mom - they surprise you, don't they? lol! Your grandsons are adorable! All festive and merry stuff, my friend. xox!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Of course you would know how to make a magick's in all of us, you big silly. He is going to be thrilled. You are the bestest Meema ever, ever, ever. Got your address and I'll send my card on Monday. XOXO The Olde Bagg

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

But his would NOT look like Harry's because the proprieter of Olivanders would hand choose the wand for him, thus, it would no doubt look like the one *YOU* made......
(yeah, I'm a bigger nerd...)
Bravo Georgina! He'll have a ball!


Janine said...

I think it is wonderful when children (and not only children) get lost in a world of phantasy.
Do they still believe in Santa?
The photo looks great and the boys really look like believers.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Please send us some of your extra sunshine...we are in the single digits tonight. We all need a magic wand from time to time...I think I will make one to get through the holidays. The Santa photo brought back memories...and laughter. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Anonymous said...

You rock as a Meema!
70 degrees out...can I just say how much I'm loving being back in central Tejas! I mean, beyond the REAL chorizo...and the carne guisada...and the cute Mexican's WARM here!

Abi said...

Aw, it's Father Christmas :O)

Thanks for popping over... luckily we are veggy's, so the piggys will be staying as pets only! LOL

Hope you have a good week
take it easy
Abi x

Gloria said...

Georgina. Hi pal! Don't worry aboutg the chili's, I'm going to be sending for some seeds. Please do not go out of your way to get the chili's. Not too worry, I got it covered. Have a great day and Happy Holidays. Thank you for being so thoughtful. Take care.

Pattee said...

What a GREAT wand you made Georgina!

It's sleet and cold up here!

I love the Santa photo! That little one crying get me off this guys lap....pleassseeeee...

Happy holidays!