Unexpected, but good news!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

G'day to one and all!
It has been an interesting day:) I received some wonderful news yesterday that I can't wait to share with you all. I just found out that my younger brother and his wife are expecting their first child!! I'm soooo excited for them. I can hardly believe my baby brother is going to be a daddy! Yeah!!!!

On another upside, I do have something that resembles a web page up and running - just like I promised. There's not a whole lot on it right now, but I do plan to expand on it. Here is the link:
http://blarneyngrits.bravehost.com/
Hope you enjoy it.

Cheers

Posted by Claire at 7:48 PM 1 comments  

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Howdy all!
Well, the weekend is at an end, and I feel like I've had no rest at all! MIL has been in town visiting, so we've had family dinners, BBQ's and picnics galore! Now she's up at Pat's brother's house before she heads home on Thursday.
School continues this week, but shorter hours and a short week, which I'm really glad about. I love working with the kiddies, but it does get tiring after a minute:)
Continuing on my lazy theme, I'm not gonna post any new pics tonight, however, I'm getting together a number of my stitching pics, and making a webpage, so I'll have it up and going by midweek. Please check back then. I'll also post some pics of my many WIP's (aka UFO's) and maybe be able to chart my progress and even get more accomplished.
Thank you all for your patience:)

Cheers

Posted by Claire at 7:08 PM 2 comments  

It's finally Friday!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Hey y'all!!
Thank you so much for all your good thoughts and prayers. Pat's interview went very well, and he also got a call this afternoon for a phone screening with another company. Hopefully we'll know something by Tuesday on one of them.
We've got MIL staying this weekend with us, and the wine is flowing freely, which never actually helps my typing, but makes the mistakes easier to laugh at:) We're planning a picnic tomorrow at the state park - BBQ and a lake. What a wonderful day! But tonight I'm simply sipping wine and blogging.
I do love Fridays. They give me such a sense of liberation. Almost like I'll never have to be accountable to anyone ever again, at least not until Monday.
I'm slowly working on a website to accompany my blog. I did start it earlier this evening, but I think I just managed to delete everything I had started, so I quit working at it.
Right now it's a balmy 86 degrees, and I think I'll finish my drink and take the puppies out for a walk.

Cheers and happy Friday!

Posted by Claire at 9:13 PM 4 comments  

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Good evening one and all! Thank you Dani for a great plug on your blog:) I tell you, I about fell outta my chair when I logged on this evening to see that I'd had over 30 visitors and 8 comments left for me!! Now that is motivation to keep blogging!

Today has been a busy day. As always school was a hoot. It's definately a change for me working with kids who can talk. I'm not sure what to say to them half the time!!! The little guy I'm shadowing had a tough day - lots of tears and non-compliance, but he seems to calm down a little quicker and easier these days. Only one more week of summer school, then I get a little time off!

Pat finally got a call for an interview tomorrow morning, so all the good wishes and prayers you can spare would be greatly appreciated. (I really hope he gets this job, because I am in desperate need of some new tank tops!)
Now onto the fun part - pictures! Since a couple of you did express interest in my animals, let me give you the rundown and some pics.


Hubby, Patrick and I. (He always cheeses for the camera, while I force a smile!!)

Now for the pets. We have two mini schnauzers called Dargo (L) and Charlotte (R). I think Charlotte poses so pretty for pictures.
Finally, we have 4 kitties. In order of age they are Cammy, Dante, Anastasia and Smudge.

Sweet Queen Cammy.

Ana and Dante.



And little Smudge.

Well, that's my little family, cute and dysfunctional:) Hope you find me as entertaining as I find myself.

Cheers


Posted by Claire at 7:21 PM 7 comments  

Day 1 - So it begins

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Welcome to my blog! I'm not sure that anyone will ever read this, nor am I sure that I will keep this up - that all aside, here I go with a little background info.
My name is Claire. I'm 32 years old, married, no children, 2 dogs, 4 cats and some fish. I live in Tennessee with my loving, but incredibly annoying, husband Patrick. I am a special education teacher and he is a currenly out of work computer engineer.

Hmmm, my life sounds pretty dull, and I can hear you all ask why I am blogging. *WARNING* Honourable Mention Incoming! Well, blame it on one of my very few bestest friends in the world, Dani (BTW, check out her blog at http://tkdchick.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html ) I FINALLY began to check out her blog recently and loved the idea of it. Her blog and website have inspired me to new heights. Sadly, I am nowhere near as motivated as she is currently, so you'll all have to bear with me until I get the hang of this:)

Well I guess that's it for now. I do hope someone reads this and wants to know the names of all my animals.

Posted by Claire at 4:37 PM 11 comments