Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Birthday Wish and An Apology

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!


  1. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday Dear Claire,
    Happy Birthday to you. :)

  2. I'll go straight over and wish Claire a happy birthday.

    Don't work too hard Linda. x

  3. don't worry about me honey, i haven't done an interesting thing all weekend so save your time for someone else!

    smiles, bee

  4. I sent Claire a message omn Facebook.

  5. Anonymous4:27 PM EDT

    Happy birthday Claire!

    Linda, please dont' fret, just mark my items as read, and start anew whenever you can. I know you're swamped.


  6. Erm I do have a horrid aversion to other people taking photographs of me honest! So instead I stuck loads of photos that I took myself on my blog, lol.

    Thanks for the bloody awesome post :)

  7. Linda, I have been remiss in visiting the great blogs (such as yours). I haven't forgotten you, Duchess!

  8. Happy Birthday to Claire!

    And I hope you get some time for yourself! :D

  9. Is it me, or does that Guinness look a bit peakid??!! ;)

    That must be one for us fair-skinned people...although I like mine carmel brown with a head on it!

    Wait, ick! That just sounds wrong!

    Happy Birthday Claire!!!!

  10. Anonymous6:26 PM EDT

    Happy Birthday Claire !!!! I have had the extreme pleasure to see the photo in question and I must agree -- awesome pic. Claire, chin up and keep up the good work!

  11. Anonymous1:58 PM EDT

    Happy late Birthday to Claire!
    Have you ever had a Guiness, Linda?
    I'm part Irish (like everyone else in America!), and I couldn't finish one. I had to put salt in it just to get it down. Gross, huh?
    Actually, my mom's maiden name is Hurley. Cool, huh?
    I could go anywhere in Ireland and bump into a cousin! ;-)

  12. Happy Belated Birthday to Claire!

    I haven't been visiting many people this week either. Work and life seem to get in the way.

    I haven't forgotten about you, your Duchessness.

    Have a great day off today!


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