September 10, 2006

It's a Long Long Way to Tipperary!

We're here, still waiting for new furniture to arrive, camping on our living room floor and still living out of boxes, but I've managed to do a bit of quilting second hand pieced border is ready to be sewn onto my Dear Jane!

I found the patchwork group is small, but the ladies seemed nice. I think I overwhelmed them with my Dear Jane quilt when I brought it gave me some "street cred" LOL as a quilter! I will have little Aisling babysat once a week so I can go to the class and will have to see about my life as a graphic design worker as well...that is not as regular as it is freelance so will have to see about workload before setting up anything permanent for that. I figure I have to treat myself a bit first, so between a gym membership and swimming and the patchwork, Weight Watchers, and plans for Irish set dancing on Wednesdays ( I met my husband doing traditional Irish dancing in DC) I will be spoiling myself rotten here!

My oldest Aine (onya) goes to a montessori that is in the same facility as the pool we just joined, and I can have Aisling there for the hour I want to swim most mornings. I used to swim a lot before the kids, it helped me to lose the weight the first time I did Weight Watchers, so I am happy to find a gym with a creche, esp. when the montessori is attached to the same building, ideal!! Aine will be in school till noon M-Thurs, and then every Friday they do a special day for 2 year olds to get them accustomed to the montessori environment, so Aisling will go there, and I will take Aine swimming for those two hours. Aine loves to swim, and Aisling, not so much, so it is a great way to get some time for us together. Aisling and I will have lots of time alone while her sister is in school.

Anyway I am finding my feet here and have met some nice people already! Another American girl called last week for a playdate for the kids...having never had kids in America, I've never been invited for a "playdate" LOL!

I am definitely not going to show photos of the house yet, as we are still in camping mode, but after we get our furniture hopefully tomorrow, things will start shaping up.

I will have to take photos of my walk to the gym...poor me... I have to walk out my door down a hill to the Shannon River, with a beautiful view from our Tipperary side of the river over the lovely County Clare hills and the beautiful town of Killaloe on the other side of the river. It is a hardship, but I think I might be able to get used to it!

No broadband yet, so I am still not surfing long (dialup is 5 euro cent a minute, about 8 cents US)...hope to have broadband this week or next week though... I am looking forward to catching up on everyone's blogs again soon! Posted by Picasa

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