Well, I thought the carnival went quite well, don't you? There were several things I was nervous about, but they didn't turn out as badly as expected.
Everyone from the kissing booth is still alive at least, even if the Merfolk Concert didn't turn out to be such a great idea. We made a grand total of 98 galleons, 15 sickles and 26 knuts which is fantastic! A big thanks to everyone who participated (and ate, as that seems to have been our biggest seller!)
And now...I can't believe we leave tomorrow already. I guess because I was just there last month, it doesn't seem like it should be time to go home already. So now it's to the last minute packing. I think Annemarie accidentally packed my trainers. I'd probably better catch her before she closes her trunk because I sort of need my shoes.
So I'm off. I just haven't had time to look at my journal recently and wanted to get out my thanks for the Carnival
It was nice to have a day off today for the first time since OWLs started. Four more exams to go, but I think I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. After all, I'd like to do well on Divination and History of Magic, but as there's no way I'm going to continue with either of those classes, it's not that important, I don't think. If I don't do well on my Muggle Studies exam, then there is seriously something wrong with me. That leaves Astronomy, and as I spent a good part of the afternoon just reviewing for that, I should hopefully be fine.
At least I don't take Arithmancy which means I'll be free as a bird on Friday to finish up on carnival stuff. Next Wednesday was the date we finalised, right? My brain's just been full of five years with of classes these past few days, I can hardly keep things straight.
Well, I suppose I'd better try some last minute study in Divination, though I think that's a hopeless cause by now.
Please tell me I'm not seeing things!
Someone else tell me that the clouds disappeared where they were! I could swear they just disappeared over Nottingham, and that I can see the stars...
Unless I'm dead. But I don't remember the lightning striking, and I can still see and talk to my family and...
Have we really been saved?
The clouds are back! How long was it last time, a couple hours? I...I...
I'm not going to sleep tonight, assuming I last...
I'm so scared.
It's odd being home. My family went to my favourite restaurant last night, because...well, now that they understand what's going on...anyway, and we saw one of the girls I went to primary school with. She asked what I was home for - didn't I go to boarding school, so why was I home already? And I just...didn't know what to say in response. I couldn't say the school had closed down in case she went searching the news for any schools that have done that and didn't find anything, and I certainly couldn't tell her the truth, because even now I respect the statute of secrecy. I ended up finally saying that I was home for medical reasons. At least that will give Mum, Dad and Sam something to work off of...after, when people ask questions...
Oh, I don't even know. I wish there was more I could do. I just...have to stop thinking of all the things I'll never get to do and try to be with my loved ones as much as possible these next few days. And I do want to say...to all of my friends out there on the journal network: I love you all and appreciate the friendship we've had. Thank you so much.
I've spent the last little while hard at work on the fundraiser. I think it helps keep my mind off the other things that are going on in the world. Which, in that vein, charity design team members - what would you all think if we donated the proceeds to the War Victims? I know it won't make up for what they lost, but it's something, and our way of aiding how we can from the school, I guess.
As far as activities go, this is what we've come up with so far:
1) All-Star Quidditch Match
2) Forbidden Forest Tours (Professor Hagrid said he'd be happy to chaperon)
3) Kissing Booth (we would need volunteers for this
though given some of the people in the school, they shouldn't be hard to find)
4) Merfolk concert?
5) Food, of course (we'll have to see if the house-elves wouldn't mind making it)
6) Boat ride on the lake
And maybe something Muggle, like one of those big blow up things people can bounce on?
Does anyone have any other ideas to add to that? I mean, you all have come up with some fantastic things, but just in case some of those activities don't work out, it's always good to have a few extras.
God, I'm tired. In between this and studying for OWLs, there's hardly time to breathe anymore. Still, I suppose it's better to keep busy in times like these.
Did anyone else see the lightning strike over Hogsmeade? So close! I hope there's not a fire or anything there, though green lightning isn't really very normal, is it? I mean, it was...
Really strange. Shouldn't there have been thunder by now, what with it being so close and all? And...clouds don't normally disappear this fast after a storm, do they? They're like...rapidly being sucked away I I I
What's going on?! I don't like this! I don't I don't I don't this bad very bad what's happening out there what HAPPENED?!