This being Claire's birthday, in an effort to provide her with one of her very favorite things on this grand occasion of her birth, rather than post a cyber-cake for Claire I have posted a cyber-Guinness as I know for a fact it's definitely one of her favorite things! As a matter of fact, were she on this side of the pond I'm sure we'd be lifting a few of these in her honor over at The Harp & Dragon! Alas, though, she returned to England a few weeks back and has since then been swamped with school work, life in general, and another bad turn for her Mum who is in and out of hospital constantly. Right now, she's back in hospital and Claire is spending a good part of her birthday visiting her there.
If you have a chance, pop on over to A Little Piece of Me and wish Claire a happy birthday and while you're at it go ahead and yell at her that I have an absolutely great picture of her that I would have loved to share with you but because she has a horrible aversion to having her picture taken and posted I made her a promise not to post it. Which is too bad because it really is a lovely picture!
While I'm at it, I also wanted to issue forth an apology for not having been able to visit your blogs in the past few days and let you know that I probably won't be able to get around to them until tomorrow evening - if I'm lucky! Since coming back from Salem, my work schedule has been horrendous and I'm only home right now until I take Darci down to the train station and then it's back to work for me until 11:00 tonight followed by an early morning back in dispatch tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. I don't get a day off again until Thursday but will do my best to fit some blog reading in tomorrow and Tuesday evening in between trying to sort through those pictures from Salem! I really wish our IT guy would let us read blogs at work but alas ... no such luck.
Just know I haven't forgotten all of you!