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09 November 2007 @ 09:32 pm
Sorry for the lack of update. Been pretty busy doing this that and the other thing. Namely getting things set up with Charlotte. I like her. I think. At the very least, I understand her, which is certainly something. More later.

Edit: Because I am an idiot and was very tired last night. Her name is CONSTANCE. At least I got the C right, yeah?
06 November 2007 @ 07:14 pm
It was absolutely amazing and wonderful and perfect and that's all I'm going to say on the subject.
04 November 2007 @ 10:39 am
We hereby interrupt this journal to present you with an important public service announcement...

He left England after the War, to start a new life. He's crisscrossed the U.S., living in a half-dozen cities and visiting a double-dozen more, settling finally in a cozy neighborhood in northern Seattle. He's had girlfriends and boyfriends along the way, including one relationship whose memory haunts him still. He's come to love the great outdoors; he'll take any excuse to throw the camping gear into his Jeep and take off for the deep woods with his German Shepherd-mix, Lady. In spring through fall, he plays softball in an amateur league, on a team called the Sabertooth Crotch Crickets. He's also a devotee of local indie rock, and enjoys the music of bands you've never heard of. He's acquired a nickname, over the years - people call him Dark. You can find his journal here:


After a less than amicable break-up with Ginny, Harry left England for the states and eventually ended up in San Francisco where he had his first fling since breaking up with Ginny and had a one-night-stand with a red-headed, blue-eyed man. After waking up feeling awkward, yet satisfied, Harry went to Golden Gate Park, sat on a blanket, and thought long and hard. He came to the conclusion that he no longer cared much for San Francisco and that he obviously liked men as well as women. Harry decided to move again and found himself in Seattle. He fell instantly in love with the city and felt at home right away. One day, in a fit of boredom, he walked into his local Starbucks and got a job working as a barista. He found himself enjoying the work and the basic knowledge of coffee he was getting, but had a growing disdain for the company. He quit and found a job at an independent chain where he learned about as much as there is to know about coffee. Eventually, the owner of the company sold out to Starbucks, leaving Harry jobless and bored again. One day during a walk Harry passed a newly renovated building with a "For Lease" sign on the front. He called the number and within a few months, he opened "Harry's Rainy Day Coffee & Cafe." He's had a couple of girlfriends and more than a couple boyfriends, but after a rather strained relationship that ended in a bad break-up, Harry has been single ever since, focusing on making his cafe the best damn place for coffee and sandwiches in all of Seattle. His journal can be found here:


Come and see! Draco has already posted a few entries.

The current adventures of Harry the photographer and Draco the transfiguration teacher and Teddy the godson will still go on as we explore these new characters.
Current Music: Poses - Rufus Wainwright
02 November 2007 @ 09:06 pm
Today was very productive. I've been working on updating the brochures and handbook and such for WAMAS. I minored in graphic design in college, so it's been fun breaking out those skills again. I'm really pleased with how it's going. I hope the headmaster, Harpendapple, likes it. I know what the school's been using has bothered me since I first saw the stuff. Since I'd already cut back on my other work, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do something about it.

In other news, Draco wants me to... um... well, yes. Basically, I'm going to fuck him for the first time. Generally, I really, really enjoy bottoming, I admit, but I've been wanting to... show him how amazing it can feel for a long time. Teddy is going to spend Saturday and Sunday with Bill and Fleur and we're going to have a romantic weekend, just the two of us. I'm looking forward to it. Now that I've got Draco a bit calmed down. He came home in a MOOD. His mum called. Apparently she's found the woman who is going to... well, bear our children. It's going to be an interesting few weeks.

In other news, Teddy is generally enjoying school though, as I predicted, vaguely annoyed with his teacher. I'm glad he likes it, though.
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24 October 2007 @ 03:46 pm
All of my suspicions regarding Jen (the woman who will be Teddy's teacher) are true. She is extremely irritating. In such a way that I know she'll be a good, dedicated teacher, but that doesn't mean that I have to like her, does it? She's a mixture of all Hermione's worst qualities, McGonagal's best, with Trewlawy's attitude. Unfortunately (or fortuantely, I suppose, depending on you perspective), Teddy and I are quite a bit alike as far as temperment goes, and I think she'll irritate him too. Luckily he's young and adaptable, so hopefully he will get used to her. I couldn't.

Other than that, it's been a fairly quiet week. I've decided a couple of things. I haven't worked hardly at all since Teddy got here, just the odd job here and there. And I like it that way. So I've decided that once Teddy goes back to school, I'll only work when he's not at home. It's not like I need the money. I'm a photographer because I like to take pictures, which I can do at any old time that I want. Unless I make an appointment with a client, it's not like taking pictures requires regular office hours.

In similar news, I've been contemplating what to do with my house and have finally come up with a solution. At first, I was all for selling it and leasing space downtown for my business, but then I had an idea. The town doesn't have a gallery yet, and is looking to attract more tourism, so I've decided to turn it into a gallery. It wouldn't take much, except a few minor alterations. Maybe downsize the kitchen, but keep it mostly in tact for receptions and the like. I think it would be cool to have a room devoted to WAMAS students art. Excellent for the Family Weekends (there are two a year, one next month, and one in the spring). And I know most of the local artists personally and also know what being on that end of the whole gallery scene is like, so I think it'll be a good addition to the town and an excellent way to use the space. Obviously, I'll have to hire someone to run the day-to-day business, which will be a fairly large chunk but again, money isn't really an issue, so unless we start losing money because of it, I don't care if I make any.

All in all, I'm definitely looking forward to the next few months.
18 October 2007 @ 08:19 am

Yesterday afternoon, Teddy and Draco holed themselves up in the woodshop for a few hours. They came back with the nicest gift for me! It seems a bit silly to be so excited about it, but oh well. They made me a fantastic recipe box, complete with my name carved beautifully in the top and a little stand thing attached to rest the recipe card on. They made a good choice because I've been annoyed with my current recipe situation for ages. I had a crappy little platic box with no character and it was all disorganized because I hated it so much, I didn't want to look at it and put any effort into organizing it. So last night I spent the evening organizing and writing out recipes on cards, much to Draco's consternation because, "It won't suck itself."

We have a meeting scheduled with the local wizarding elemntary school teacher to see about enrolling Teddy in school. Part of me doesn't want to put him in school. I mean, Draco and I are perfectly capable of homeschooling him (unlike certain parents who are barely educated themselves and think they can teach their children). But I also know that being in school, around other kids would help him. Draco is very adament that we get him in school because "He's already introverted enough as it is." I don't think he understand the nature of the introvert very well. He seems to think that the fact that Teddy would generally rather stay in and read a book than spend the entire day playing with Ryan (neighbor boy... have I talked about him?) is somehow unhealthy. I've tried explaining that if Teddy holed himself up in his room and would never came out and never wanted to do anything, THAT would be unhealthy. But Teddy goes out and plays when he wants to, interacts when he wants to and isn't unhealthy in the least. But Draco is not the introvert that Teddy and I are. He doesn't really understand how exhausting social interaction can be, especially when a person feels forced into it. Anyway, I'm glad it's such a tiny little school. There are only about 10 kids in his class, so it won't be overwhelming for him, which is something that I absolutely DO NOT WANT after that past couple of months he's had. I've met Jen once, (he woman who will be his teacher) and frankly, she irritates me. In the way that people who are VERY earnest and VERY uptight generally irritate me. She's good at her job, from all I've heard, but... Parent/Teacher Conferences are going to be torture. 

I've started running. I did it on and off during college, but never really was dedicated about it. I'm sure I'll follow much the same pattern, but for the moment, I'm enjoying it. There's something about running in the fall, when the weather is chilly and the leaves are beautiful colours that I really love. And then I come in, sit on the floor and stretching and then just lie there in a boneless heap. And Draco sometimes gives me a massage.

Current Location: home
14 October 2007 @ 03:18 pm
Well, we've moved. All three of us, Teddy, Draco, and I. We're living in one of the cottages on campus. It's pretty nice. Cozy. We did it all yesterday. And now we are COMPLETELY moved in and unpacked. It was incredible. There were about 30 people all un-shrinking everything and putting it in all in its place. We went from an empty house yesterday morning, to a complete house this morning.

Teddy has a pretty awesome room. It's got a loft for the bed, big enough for the three of us to all sit up there. This, of course, means there is ample space underneath it where a fort could be created.

In all, it's been good. I'm so thankful for the WAMAS professors and staff. They're absolutely amazing.
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01 October 2007 @ 06:36 pm
Draco has pneumonia. Amelia, the school nurse, decided to send him to Montreal Magical Medical Center because the potions she was giving him weren't working as well as they shoudl have been. So we're in Montreal right now. Bill and Fleur were up here over the weekend, but they left. Narcissa is here now. Draco is finally starting to feel better, which is a huge relief. And he's been fantastic for Teddy. Apparently he was just as worried about Teddy's last experience in a hospital as I was. Every time Teddy came in the room, Draco gave him hugs and cuddled with him. Teddy went from being scared out of his mind to fairly content and cheerful fairly quickly. Of course, now that Narcissa is here, Draco is milking her presence for all that he's worth and generally behaving like the king of the hospital. I would mock him a bit if I wasn't so fucking happy that he's well enough TO behave like that. And, of course, if my mother were here, I'd probably be doing the same.

Narcissa forced me to leave and take a nap in a real bed and a shower. I've done both and am now going back as soon as Teddy is done washing up. Thanks for all the good wishes everyone!
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28 September 2007 @ 09:38 pm
Draco is in the hospital wing. I'm worried sick. I don't know what's wrong with him, but this is not a normal cold. And I'm so scared that I'm scaring Teddy and it's on big mess. I should take him to Bill and Fleur, but I'm afraid that will just freak him out more. I mean... his grandmum just died in a hospital.
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27 September 2007 @ 07:57 pm
I am extremely busy at the moment. Am attempting to cover at least some of Bill and Draco's classes, take care of my boys, especially Draco. Teddy is on the mend, Draco is still feeling awful. Can't really talk more. Am attempting to cook some food for the next couple of days, grade some papers, and attempt to convince an extremely ill Draco that not one teacher ends the year where they actually plan to be. But he's all worried because he's going off his schedule and omg... it is tragic. Wish me luck. I think I need it.
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