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Remus J. Lupin
07 September 2005 @ 01:44 am
I can't sleep. I thought a walk around the castle would help; it didn't. If anything it just woke me up further, my mind more alert. I thought reading a bit would work (and believe me, it usually does), but that just pushed my thoughts aside instead of dulling them. They were there waiting for me when I put the book away and extinguished the light.

I'm trying not to think about anything. I'm trying to keep myself busy enough to keep my mind off of everything, until I'm so exhausted I fall asleep without a second thought. I wonder how long it will take. It doesn't matter. I'm hoping things will make more sense in the morning.

It's silly to get so worked up about things out of my control. Because for right now it is out of my control. Tomorrow might be another matter, though.

Right. I can't sleep? Time to be productive. Lesson plans for next week it is, then.

Severus, I'd like a word, please.
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Remus J. Lupin
28 August 2005 @ 01:12 am
I had every intention of sleeping in until tea time today but the sun had other plans, deciding to wake me very rudely this morning by shining in at the perfect angle to hit me right in the eyes. No doubt it was intentional. Plans of sleep were lost.

Sometimes I wake up and before I open my eyes I think I'm still living in the dormitories. But then I realize how much quieter it is and I remember the last twenty or so years of my life all at once.

Tomorrow I'm going to get up early and reorganize my desk drawers. And yes, I'm very aware of how sad that sounds but I can't bring myself to care. It is a Sunday and I will do what I please. What I please and not what I should do, because what I should do is look over the schedule and see how I can reorganize things to catch the third years up after their disasterous lesson on Thursday. But that doesn't particularly sound any less sad, does it? And there is the voluntary sort of sad and the involuntary sort of sad, and I choose to go willingly into my boring Sunday, with a quiet sort of fanfare.

That being said, I'll probably go for a nice, long walk around the grounds tomorrow afternoon, if the sky decides not to dump on us, and if anyone would like to join me I would be most willing to have company.
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Remus J. Lupin
19 August 2005 @ 02:35 am
It's a little more difficult finding amusing ways to occupy one's afternoons at Hogwarts as a teacher rather than a student. Now I know why my professors always looked so cross when they caught any of us sneaking about. It wasn't because we were breaking any rules; it was just because they weren't allowed to explore secret passageways or anything.

Still, I'm keeping occupied. Always plenty of hobbies to keep a person occupied. I think I took for granted the library when I was a student. I have a little more time to read now. Books, newspapers, other things.

Curious things, these Pribblers. How do they manage to be more interesting than that stack of essays sitting over there on the corner of my desk? The world may never know.

I never thought I'd be the one grading the papers rather than turning them in. Never never never. All my friends predicted it years ago, but I never believed I'd become a teacher. I don't even remember what I thought I'd do. I quite fancied going to work for Ollivander for awhile. But I suppose he always managed on his own.

I'll be off tomorrow, for obvious reasons, or at least obvious to anyone who is either taking astronomy or pays slight attention to the night sky. Have a good time with Professor Tonks and have a good weekend. I'll see you all on Monday.
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Remus J. Lupin
29 July 2005 @ 01:35 am
Harry, do you think you could stop by my office sometime when it's convenient? I've been meaning to have a chat with you for days now, ever since school's started again. There's some things I think we should talk about, one being the incident Professor McGonagall informed me of this afternoon, and the other being... well, I suspect you know what the other is. Plus I think we're about due for a chat, anyway. Either way, I'd like to see to see you, whenever you can.
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Remus J. Lupin
28 July 2005 @ 01:58 am
I don't think the second years have taken to the idea of essays yet. I've received several that trail off nearly three inches short and spend the rest of the parchment going on about how there are much more valuable ways of spending their time such as preparing for Quidditch tryouts or reminiscing about summer holidays. Honestly, such attitude. I did however receive quite a pleasant half-foot about the charming quaintness of a charming little seaside village on the southern coast of Spain. Ah well.

I'm pleased to say that I've yet to be given a reason to confiscate a Pribbler from any student. Bravo everyone. Keep up the good work.

This school year is not going to go down quietly, I can tell.
Current Mood: listlesslistless
Remus J. Lupin
21 July 2005 @ 01:31 am
Dumbledore's asked me to keep one of these things while I'm teaching here. Quite frankly, I stared at it for probably close to an hour, hoping against all hopes that it would do something on its own and I wouldn't actually have to touch it. No such luck. Still, I think I've got the hang of it now. Or at least the basics. I got to the point where I can write in it, at least!

After a bit of prodding, I'm back teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts again this year, after several years away. This year should run very smoothly, especially as the very intelligent and talented Nymphadora sorry, Tonks will be assisting me with the class. But that's Professor Tonks to a lot of you. Perhaps I'll call her that as well, just to see that face she makes when anyone calls her anything but Tonks. Either way, the class should run more smoothly this year without having to rely on substitutes from time to time, when I am not well enough to teach.

Oh, who am I kidding? I can already see no one's mind is on actual school.

I'm not quite sure why Dumbledore's insisting I write in one of these dribbler things. He certainly can't imagine that it'll have any effect on what's written here. I am sure that I will have learned entirely too much about each and every one of you by the end of this year. I just hope the tables won't be turned. What does the other d stand for, anyway?

Right. Back to school. Everyone looking forward to it? After this summer I'm glad to be back to the relative normality of Hogwarts.

...I honestly never thought I'd be using "normality" in that context.

Oh, those aren't d's at all.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished