Sat, Mar. 11th, 2006, 02:43 pm
Something about going to the carnival and seeing Hogwarts again has made me feel rather reflective. Merlin knows why - it's not even like it's been a full year since I was last at Hogwarts.
But it was a year since I was in the position where I was leaving Hogwarts myself, waiting for my NEWT results, stressing about getting a job. And even longer since...well, I've been flipping back and I found the first entry
I ever wrote in this. Merlin it's been getting on two years that I've been keeping this journal. I don't...heh, I don't remember what I all wrote there that I scratched out, but it certainly did remind me that I've grown a lot since then. I ( actually, warded private after having been writtenCollapse )
Actually, on second thought, I don't need to particularly share that with all of you.
So moving on. I did want to say that I thought the carnival was very well put together. The carousel was lovely, as were the boat rides if not a bit choppy. Cho and Harry, you flew splendidly in that Quidditch match. Oh, and the food was delicious. To all of you who helped put it together, I just wanted to say that I'm very impressed with all your hard work. I really enjoyed myself.
And congratulations to all of you who are finishing school this year. The real world, I've found, isn't always the easiest place to be compared to Hogwarts, but I think it's still very worthwhile.
Well, that's enough out of me.
Mon, Mar. 6th, 2006, 08:04 pm
Sun, Feb. 26th, 2006, 04:50 pm
It was nice meeting up with Cho Friday night. I really wish I could see her more often but, war or no, I suppose that's just part of being a grown-up.
Been spending most of my free time these days with Mum and Louisa, just the three of us. After that scare, and almost losing her, twice, I tend to want to spend as much time with Louisa as possible. She's knows my name now, you know. She hasn't figured out any other words yet, but she'd certainly working at it, babbling nonstop with such expression you'd actually think she was holding a conversation in another language. I guess this is just a busy time of life for her, figuring out the talking thing, and trying to walk whilst holding onto furniture. She's just nonstop.
Ah well, I don't have much to say, I just wanted to write a bit.
Mon, Feb. 20th, 2006, 02:12 pm
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We went this week, Mum and Louisa and I, to go visit my grandfather Edgecombe in the country. This is really the first time I've been able to see him since he was in the hospital after the attack on Azkaban and it was absolutely wonderful. How could it not be? She's alive. And so am I. Grandad said he was proud of me for having gone out to the battle, even if I didn't fight - did the Edgecombe name proud, and he wonders if that's a sign that Louisa will maybe take after his side of the family when she ends up at Hogwarts. At this point, I don't care what House she ends up in eventually, I'm just happy enough that she'll be attending someday.
Work also hasn't been this relaxed in quite a long time. Sure, there's still a bit to wrap up on - rounding up Death Eaters, giving out warnings to celebratory rioters once we discover who they are, but everyone's just so cheerful and happy, even if they're still feeling a bit cautious. I think I do believe that this time it's over for good. Mum says it feels different this time than last time
though last time she wasn't really paying that much attention as she was still in mourning for Dad.
Cho! We need to meet up and celebrate, too, you know!
Tue, Feb. 7th, 2006, 09:53 pm
Oh this is just fantastic.
I'm barely home from work and the Ministry has sent some officials to search my flat for anything that might help them in their quest to stop You-Know-Who, and had just come from Mum's downstairs. I appreciate they're trying, I really do...but me and Mum? My family has worked with the Ministry for as long as we can remember. My bloody daughter was targeted in the last attack and they're trying to see whether or not we're Death Eaters? Just because we're Pureblooded? I suppose that's the way people's minds would go in a case like this, but really, it's ridiculous! I could have told them exactly what they'd find - some clothes, some divination tools and a few baby toys.
I just...ergh! There has to be a better way they could go about this. Now I have to put the flat back into order and I wanted to do some of my own divining tonight.
Mon, Feb. 6th, 2006, 11:23 pm
But...Louisa. I can't hope for a miracle twice. And Cho! Merlin, Cho...and Hestia and Tonks and...so many people I care for...( Shakily Warded to the OrderCollapse )
Thu, Feb. 2nd, 2006, 10:27 pm
I just looked and saw that the last time I wrote was the night of the storm, and as I don't want that to be the most recent journal entry I've written, I thought I'd rectify that. Not that I have much better to say now, or even much happier. In all honestly, these past couple weeks have gone by in a blur. I've done all that's needed to be done - work and more work, the funeral...but it seems almost like I've gone through motions more than actually lived. Though I did have a nice outing last Sunday. I'm happy for that.
Though as Tonks apparently went and got herself critically injured afterwords...
Oh, I don't know. It's evident I don't have anything of real importance to write, and I think this entry has served it's purpose of pushing the last ones back anyway. I might as well end it.
Though I suppose I should add...Cho, I know I've already said it, but thanks again for all your help this past little bit. It's made things much easier for me.
Well this is lovely. It would figure the one day I stayed after work is the day the weather goes absolutely insane. I can only imagine that Louisa is surely fussing and I hope Grandmum is managing okay. Not that I don't think she can handle a baby, but I never expected things to get like this when I asked her to pick her up from the daycare. This is just...I don't even know.( Private and Warded to the OrderCollapse )
Sun, Jan. 15th, 2006, 01:52 pm