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Date:2005-01-27 20:10
Subject:Announcement
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Mood: ecstatic

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a position as first assistant to the PR manager of a blossoming company located just off of Diagon Alley. I was very selective about my place of employment, as you all know, and I feel I've made the perfect decision in agreeing to take this position. Public Relations has always been of interest to me, and it will still allow me time to pursue my writing. I am ever so happy to be among the wizarding workforce. My first day is Monday, so I will be spending tomorrow shopping for all new robes. One must start a new job on the right foot, after all.

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Date:2004-12-25 22:43
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Mood: ecstatic

I have just had what can only be called the best Christmas I've ever had. It was magical. Mum, Dad, and I spent the entire eve of Christmas with my great aunt at her country home. We went riding on her Arabian horses, were the special guests at her yearly dinner party, and didn't make it back home until nearly 2am. Christmas was much quieter with leisurely opening of gifts in the morning after a gourmet continental breakfast. We've just come back from the Hunt Club's annual Christmas Feast and Ball, and it was simply magnificent. I knew the holidays would be perfect without Alexander to muck it all up.

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Date:2004-11-28 23:11
Subject:Tragedy
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Mood: somber

I just saw the paper and I was simply horrified to learn of the passing of Neville's grandmother. I know he broke up with me ages ago, but it's still incredibly sad to hear that one of his nearest and dearest is no longer with us. I only wish I could have met the woman while she was still here.

Neville, if you still read this, please accept my condolences and do not think to ill of me for attending the services. I will, of course, avoid them if you wish it.

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Date:2004-11-16 08:35
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Mood: content

This is just a little note to say that everything continues to go well. The book is going swimmingly, and Alexander (Thank Merlin) has decided to stay at school for the holidays. We may just have to go on holiday for Christmas in celebration. I'll send him a card from Milan.

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Date:2004-10-07 18:23
Subject:Familial Serenity and Personal Satisfaction
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Mood: jubilant

Much as I expected, life at home is sublime without Alexander. Mum and Dad don't seem to miss him in the least either. We've had pleasant dinners and gone to parties as a family. I cannot remember the last time things have gone so swimmingly among us. Mum and I had a delightful shopping trip for this year's Halloween festivities. I accompanied Dad to the theatre. I sincerely hope Alexander never comes home, though I don't say that to them of course. I think we all secretly hope for his permanent absence.

In other news, I have moved past a block in the action of my novel. It is once more flowing from my pen and the heroine is on a track of reclaiming herself that I approve of wholeheartedly.

I do hope everyone else is doing as well as I am.

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Date:2004-09-25 21:52
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Mood: ecstatic

The most brilliant thing happened today. I was sitting in my room, working on yet another chapter of my forthcoming novel, when I heard quite a screaming match downstairs. Not one to get involved, I continued writing until my mother swept into my room to inform me that Alexander has failed four examinations in a row and is now being forced to go to an inferior school. This school is in Brighton and the only one that would take him mid-term. Since we are so far away, he's going to live in the dormitory. Finally, he and his friends will be out of this house and we can have the familial peace I've always longed for!

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Date:2004-08-01 11:52
Subject:Rejuvenated.
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Mood: hopeful

It is yet again a new month and I feel decidedly more optimistic. I just spent 3 delightful days and nights at a charming little inn out in the country. It did wonders for me, and helped me to make a decision. I am quitting my position at my father's office in order to pursue my passion: writing. Oh, I know I never spoke of it at school, but I have always loved writing fiction. At the inn, I had the most lovely idea for a novel, and last night I stayed up well into the early hours writing its first chapter. I just may post it here, if I feel like it later.

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Date:2004-06-16 12:42
Subject:Letter to Neville
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Neville,

I really do not see how I should understand it. I have given it quite a bit of thought considering that thinking is something I have had lots of time for while I spend my nights waiting for you to take a stand. I guess I was hoping far more than was reasonable from you. All I wanted was for you to act your age and tell your Gran just once that there is no reason she can keep you penned up in that house.

I love you, Neville, and you ought to realize that you're better than that old witch treats you. You are (in brutal honesty) the first person that has truly cared for me other than my parents, and I gave up my past in the hopes that I could inspire you to rise above the status you have been given. Either my hopes are foolish or you simply do not desire to become independent. It's a shame.

I will miss you and hope we can still be friends.
Love,
Tracey

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Date:2004-06-16 12:39
Subject:Vincent, Gregory... Are you about?
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I'd love to meet up with you boys for a drink and chat a bit if you can find the time. I've been ever so scarce lately and I do miss my housemates. I simply cannot believe that it's been over a year since we left that school. Would you like to bring Milicent as well? Please do.

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Date:2004-06-13 14:39
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Mood:fed up

Some people simply do not have the courtesy to bugger off when they're not wanted... even when their bodies and the fates work together to help them leave. Honestly, it's so impolite.

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Date:2004-05-05 19:32
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Mood: aggravated

Maddening. Simply maddening.... I'm afraid I will have to devise more persuasive techniques if I am to get what I desire.

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Date:2004-04-19 08:04
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Mood: aggravated

I must say that patience is not my virtue of choice. Quite simply, it drives me mad. I have been trying to contentedly wait upon the timing of another and it is getting quite old. I fear I will have to take it into my own hands soon enough, though I do not yet know how.
It does not help that my own home is infested with these teenage boys that only operate at deafening volumes and that father is now insisting that I continue to work for him. He will not even adjust my breaks so that I may attend interviews for new employment. Instead, he insists that I am the best assistant he has had and the he cannot lose me.
Sometimes I do not know how I stand it all without losing my temper!

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Date:2004-03-15 09:02
Subject:Current activities
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Mood: productive

For those of you curious to know, I have been largely unseen lately due to my employment in my father's office. It is going swimmingly, and I am invited to stay there as long as I wish. I think I will seek employment elsewhere though as working with one's family can get taxing at times.
I hope all is well with you.

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Date:2004-03-04 18:45
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Mood: jubilant

Wasn't it just a glorious day? Nice weather, good news, and people getting treated as they deserve to be treated. Quite lovely in spite of having to work. Some days life is simply grand.

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Date:2004-02-04 16:24
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Mood: hopeful

Well Father and Mother both expect me to cover for them while they're in Italy, I've learned. At least Father is paying me. I am to manage his office while he is gone, which is nothing more than making sure the secretaries and legal assistants don't abuse his absence by slowing their work on his coming cases and talking to clients on his behalf. Three weeks of work that may just be interesting quite refreshing.

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Date:2004-02-02 14:19
Subject:Italy, etc.
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Mood: amused

Yet again I have neglected to update this journal. I blame this mainly on the fact that I doubt it is even read. C'est la vie.
My parents are going away to Italy in a few weeks. Mother has been complaining of the cold, and Father has a few weeks of vacation saved up to use. Though I'll have to watch and make sure Alexander doesn't burn the house down, I think he'll spend most of his time out doing things my parents wouldn't approve of. That really isn't my concern, luckily. Responsibility for him rests on my aunt who lives just a few blocks from us. I only hope that handing him some money will get him to leave when my patience for him runs thin.

How is everyone else doing?

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Date:2003-12-28 12:01
Subject:Happy Holidays!
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Mood: cheerful

Christmas went well, largely due to the fact that Alexander was on a ski trip with his troop of horrific cohorts. Not having him home for the holiday allowed the family to actually bond together and enjoy ourselves. I'm not yet sure what I am doing for New Years Eve, but I won't be spending it at home, since Alexander will have returned by then.
I hope the season finds you all well and that you all got your Christmas wishes.

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Date:2003-11-28 19:07
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Mood: annoyed

What's the penalty for murdering a dozen boys between the ages of 15 and 17?
Alexander's gang of disrespectful little twits ruined my entire day's work. Emma didn't have time with the rest of the housework to put together the pieces of a gingerbread neighborhood that my Mum needs for a charity event and Mum was out shopping so I had to put it all together with icing and decorations. It took hours of work, so afterward I rewarded myself by enjoying a cup of coffee at a nearby cafe. When I came back, the little delinquents had eaten the entire thing except the base, which they had pried the houses off of! Alexander won't take any responsibility for it, and mum had to pay a baker for extreme rush work to have it ready by tomorrow morning. He gets away with everything.

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Date:2003-11-09 09:54
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Mood: hopeful

Oh it's been a while hasn't it? I really ought to remember this thing more often. I've just been so caught up in things that I haven't had the time.
I do hope everyone's Halloween went well. Mine went swimmingly. I attended a few parties, staying out much later than I should have but c'est la vie.
I think I may relax a bit in Diagon or Hogsmeade this week. Sometimes we all need a break. Vincent, Gregory, will I see you there?

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Date:2003-10-09 19:30
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Mood: amused

I really should update this more often, but I've been rather busy. This weekend I went to a lovely quidditch match to see my old housemate, Milicent Bulstrode, play. She was quite wonderful, and I enjoyed it immensely. Vincent and Gregory were also there and kind enough to invite me sit with them. It was quite nice to see them all again.

I've just returned from a dinner party my aunt threw, and the food was incredible. Family functions can be dull, but my brother entertained us by making a fool of himself. He insists on talking about subjects he knows almost nothing about. It's rather sad sometimes. You would think that prep school would've taught him something useful. They still have two years to try.

I hope to get in touch with a few more of my housemates soon.
Milicent, Vincent, Gregory, perhaps we should get together for tea sometime soon?

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