Post number 500!


Happy kind-of-birthday-but-more-like-a-landmark-anniversary, blog!

Man, it's been a journey...surviving the first job, getting the next, falling in love, learning to drive, becoming a Joinee, being a singleton, cutting hair, growing hair, meeting people... This also means I am halfway through my '1,000 posts' part of my infamous list. And right on time.
So here we are, 14th October 2009.

And when, I ask, did that happen?

Life here is busy but in a really good way - I just wish I could grow an extra hour or two each day to write letters and make phone calls and nap (and do laundry, hee).

My class are, for the main part, delightful. Although spending the vast majority of my day with eighteen 8 to 9 year old boys is having some rather strange effects. Not least the fact that I now find fart jokes one of the funniest things in the world! School is fun but demanding (just as it should be), and I'm doing my best to deliver good lessons and make learning fun. Primary school age is so key for getting people fired up about learning, and you're working with the most enthusiastic people ever...

Being in London is great too. I love love love getting to come home every night and see Matthew. Just a cup of tea and a cuddle and the chance to chat and be silly, really makes my heart sing. I'm also loving being down amongst friends. My life in the country was oftentimes very very lonely, and now I'm glad that when I do get some time to myself it's a blessing, rather than dealing with enforced solitude. Oh man, how I hated those grey and lonely evenings.

In ten days Matthew and I are off to Texas - YEAH! I feel woefully underorganised (ever the teacher, I hate not having my ducks in a row!), but mainly am thrilled to be seeing my girl Jenna, being part of the wedding of two adorable people, then having a holiday with Matthew! We've got three days in Houston and three in Dallas - so looking forward to it!

I may buy a Stetson.

I'm also getting geared up for Christmas a little - Matthew's present is done! Cards are bought! Spreadsheet has begun! I'm paring down Christmas a fair bit this year though...bundles of cards but gifts will mainly be Matthew, family, and then the closest of my friends. Everyone else shall get cookies! I'm looking forward to getting some gifts in America though - I may have to google 'Houston dollar stores'...

I'm also looking forward to doing the Nester's blog tour / carnival on December 14th - a Christmas tour of homes! I swear, that evening it will be me, a computer and a large hot chocolate, listening to Christmas music and appreciating the shiny.

Right, I have craft paper to cut and flowers to trim and poems to marks and dinners to plan here in my glamorous little world...off I go!

Wishing you all joy, as ever!



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11 comments:

  1. I love a woman in a stetson.

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  2. Hurrah for milestones and refelctions and spreadsheets (I soon get to look at spreadsheets lots and lots and it makes me happy)

    I am glad to hear all is well, if a little busy, in Claire-land.

    xxx

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  3. Wow! I can't believe Texas is only 10 days away!

    Also, congrats on the 500th post. :D

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  4. Please do buy a Stetson and I will take a picture when we meet!

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  5. Hi There! Thank you for visiting me to celebrate my SITS Day! U are deeply appreciated!

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  6. Congrats on your 500th post!!! Your blog is a place I come when I'm feeling down as it always puts a smile on my face! Have a wonderful vacation!

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  7. all sounds great. definitely get a Stetson...and take a picture!

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  8. Congrats on #500! I hope you have a fantastic time in the states, and in TX of all places. The whole state is on my bucket list!!

    I hope you buy the stetson. You'll wear it well! :)

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