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Professor Minerva McGonagall

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I believe I have everything planned. [Aug. 29th, 2003|10:27 am]
Professor Minerva McGonagall
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And so I am all set. The other Professors are returning. The mood in the air is almost tangible; a slight excitement mixed with apprehension. It's a feeling I have never grown used to in all of these forty years. I never expect I will anymore.

My mother Owled me again, spending the entire Owl talking about how lovely each of my sisters are and how awful it must be to stand myself up against them. I am forced to wonder how on Earth she ever got that notion...

The worst part is how little she knows of each of us. Anne's husband is a drunk who disappears to God knows where from time to time, while Lana feels trapped in a world of oppression for reasons I have yet to understand. But mother ignores that. She would. I've tried to help them but they refuse any help I would give. They still hold on to this insane notion that what they are going through is normal for any married couple, that both of them should be happy... that somehow they're the cause of the problem.

Human beings always find ludicrous ways of fooling themselves into believing that something that isn't there is, and I've never understood why.

One thing that bothers me, though, is that even the Professors have succumbed to arguing over things publicly. If we can't keep ourselves in order, how on Earth are we supposed to keep our children together?

Sincerely,
-Professor M. McGonagall
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-08-29 08:10 am (UTC)
One thing that bothers me, though, is that even the Professors have succumbed to arguing over things publicly. If we can't keep ourselves in order, how on Earth are we supposed to keep our children together?

I know exactly. It's been so crazy here.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-08-29 09:49 am (UTC)
It's completely unprofessional. If the Professors must argue about anything they should do it in the privacy of the Staff Room, or their own rooms.
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-08-29 10:38 am (UTC)
I have to agree with you there. It's a wonder I was able to keep myself away from all this. How have you been holding up though? Rolanda's been a little hermit like. She's been avoiding everyone for two days.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-08-29 10:40 am (UTC)
I'm feeling better. I think I have a slight cold, do you have anything you could send me?

Rolanda has an excuse, the poor thing...
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-08-29 10:50 am (UTC)
I've just the thing for you. Come on up and I'll have it ready and waiting for you. Poor dear. I wish she'd talk to me. I've no clue what's been going on with her.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: atabbycat
2003-08-29 11:23 am (UTC)
I'll be up there in a minute. Thank you.

-Minerva
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-08-29 01:55 pm (UTC)
You are most welcome, Minerva. I'll be waiting.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: hoochie_harpy
2003-09-03 04:40 am (UTC)
I'm alright now, Poppy. I wasn't feeling very social for a time there.

-R. Hooch.
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-03 08:08 am (UTC)
Oh, good. I was exceedingly worries about you m'dear. Had enough laps around the quidditch field then?

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: hoochie_harpy
2003-09-03 08:45 am (UTC)
Hardly, Poppy. I could never fly too much. You should know that by now.

-R. Hooch
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-03 09:11 am (UTC)
I know that you were born with a broom attached to you *winks* ...

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: hoochie_harpy
2003-09-03 10:35 am (UTC)
Now you're being ridiculous, Poppy.
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-03 11:52 am (UTC)
Yes, but isn't it fun?

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: hoochie_harpy
2003-09-04 08:24 am (UTC)
Not really. *sigh* I'm sorry, I keep ending up out of sorts. This is not a good start to the school year.
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-04 10:41 am (UTC)
Well then I shall ask the headmaster if we both can have a day off in which you and I will go into Hogsmeade and we'll have a day of leisure and fun. You need it and I need to stretch my legs and get out.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: hoochie_harpy
2003-09-04 11:17 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, that's just what I need. And I really need to talk to you as it is.

-R. Hooch.
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-04 01:36 pm (UTC)
Lovely. I shall go to the headmasters office before dinner and request that we have a day off.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: hoochie_harpy
2003-09-04 03:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Poppy.
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-04 04:00 pm (UTC)
You are most welcome m'dear. If he does grant us permission I know where we'll both head: to the quidditch supplies shop *winks* and we'll talk about the Harpies and the Appleby Arrows.

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: hoochie_harpy
2003-09-04 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, you mean how the Harpies are going to cream the Arrows in their next match? ;-)
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-04 10:22 pm (UTC)
*glares* They will not. The Appleby's will triumph!

-Poppy
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[User Picture]From: hoochie_harpy
2003-09-04 11:05 pm (UTC)
*snort* Only in your dreams.

R.H.
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From: mediwitch_poppy
2003-09-04 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hmph!
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[User Picture]From: hoochie_harpy
2003-09-05 12:14 am (UTC)
*wink*
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