Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Good evening all! Well, things are finally settling down a bit, and I'm taking some time in front of the computer without any school work to do. I spent most of last evening with my co-teacher trying to complete some required paperwork. Our county decided over the summer that all of the special education paperwork had to be computerized. So rather than gradually phase it in, we have to enter everything on the child done since February! It's taking forever, and with my caseload the way it is, I'm doing it all at home in the evenings. It's a bit frustrating:( Ah well. What's a body to do:)
The kids have been a trial this week also. I've got a few new bruises, and some pretty bad scratches from one little boy. We're battling almost daily at the moment, and I'm honestly not sure who's winning!

I got to see DH this past weekend. He drove up from Florida on Friday night, and stayed until Sunday afternoon. It was great to spend time with him. We ate breakfast out both mornings (one at Cracker Barrel and one at IHOP). I love the crepes and sausages at IHOP!!!

I haven't stitched alot this week, but I did a bit last weekend (the one before DH visited). I'm planning on doing a few hours this weekend, then I'll post an update pic. I've been focused on the baby sampler - I'd really like to get it all done before Christmas. I've also dug out Celtic Angel again, just to see where I'm at. I may start working on that one soon. So many WIP's, so little time!

Well, I'm off to play EQ for a while before bed. The morning comes early, and the kiddos are wide awake always!


Quote of the Day

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
Jack Handy. Deep Thoughts.

Posted by Claire at 7:41 PM 2 comments  

Monday, September 10, 2007

What a day! Two weeks ago one of my kitties, Anastasia, was limping, so I took her to the vet thinking it was a sprain or abscess. They drained it and sent her home. When we went back a couple of days later to get the drain tube out, the vet was concerned that all the swelling hadn't gone down. They x-rayed her and could see a mass, so they biopsied it. We got the results this morning, and it was a very aggressive form of cancer. The vet said the only possible treatment was amputation, and even then, due to the type of cancer, we probably wouldn't get it all out. So I made the difficult decision to have her put down. I already miss her terribly, and feel awful about having to do it. I know it was the right decision, and now she's not hurting, but that sure doesn't make it easier for me:(

Quote of the Day

"No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat..."
Leo Dworken

Posted by Claire at 8:16 PM 4 comments  

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Good Evening all!!! As you can tell, I'm having some trouble keeping up with my posting, and also with reading/posting on the other blogs I read. I'm trying to keep motivated to write, but this last week motivation for everything has been low:( I never noticed before how much the dogs annoy me when their daddy is not here! They follow me everywhere!! I'm feeling happier tonight because DH is coming home on September 14 for the weekend! Yeah me!!!! That's definately something to look forward to;) It will be great to spend some time with him, even if it is cleaning out the basement so I can start packing. (BTW, anyone wanna buy a house?) lol
Tonight I've been stitching on the Christ Church piece. I've been having difficulty settling down to get any stitching done this week, so I was glad to sit and talk to hubby and nephews on Skype and stitch for a couple of hours. It being the beginning of a new month, it's time to review last months goals, and set some new ones.

August Goals: 1. Start Christ Church piece - Yes
2. Work on Baby Sampler - Yes
3. Work on Noah's Ark - Nope
4. Work on Ho Ho Santa - Can't find it!!!!
(Gonna have to stash dive to find this one)

September Goals: 1. Work on Christ Church piece
2. Work on Baby Sampler

I think I'll just set two goals that way I'll be able to say yes to each at the end of the month!

Well, I'm off to bed for the evening. It's been a long day and I've had a couple of glasses of wine:)

9 days 'til hubby time!!!


Homerism of the Day

"Oh, honey, I didn't get drunk, I just went to a strange fantasy world."

Posted by Claire at 10:38 PM 1 comments