Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Two New Things....and Maybe THREE

Hey Y'all!  Happy 1st Day of Summer to you!  I hope you're having a wonderful day today!  It's 10:00 AM here at The Doublewide and Robbie is STILL sleeping!  I'm on my 2nd cup of coffee and thought I'd blog right quick since it's been so long!
School's finally out for me...finished up last Thursday.  I still have a few things in my old room, but I DO HAVE A JOB for next year, so we're happy!!!
I'm going to be teaching Language Arts and Social Studies in the 6th grade.  I'm getting to stay at my school so I couldn't be more happier!  I just finished up my 18th year of teaching.  I've never taught middle school language arts or social studies, it's always been math, so this will be a new year of learning!
I have a LARGE room, so that makes me even happier!
Wondering what's new at The Doublewide?
Well....Mother's Day weekend, I hosted a Girls' Night Out party here at The Doublewide for the women of our church.  We painted toenails and fingernails, ate until we were about to pop, and laughed HARD at old videos I had stockpiled in the closet.  Our sweet girl, Lulabelle, went outside when I did, but didn't come back inside.  The next thing we knew, someone was knocking on our door and said she had ran over Lulabelle.  My daddy came from across the road, and took her to the woods to bury her.  The very next day some friends of ours gave us Tennessee, a mini doxie.  He's about 3 months old now and is precious.  Could you say NO to these eyes?
It's hard for us too!  He's adorable, but we are ready for him to stop chewing on our shoes!  hee hee
The second NEW thing is my new baby, Hattie!  She has been named after my great-great grandmaw.  I found her on Craigslist and she is wonderful!  Take a look...

She sews like a dream!  On Sunday night I cooked a big supper for my daddy and the rest of the family.  When I brought her to the kitchen table after we had finished eating, my daddy and my brother in law both had to try her out!  It was funny watching two men sewing, but I did get the stamp of approval from daddy.  You cannot beat an old sewing machine!!  Those new ones hop all over the table while you're trying to sew and this one doesn't budge.  It only does a straight stitch, but that's what I mainly needed.  SO happy!
Now for the third newbie....hmmm....I am thinking of trading in this:
My payments would be about $30.00 cheaper and I'd have a brand new car that is WONDERFUL!
I will be turning fourty in a couple of weeks and I am tried of driving around in a minivan.  The jury is still out on this one right now!  What do you think?
Hope you have a wonderful day today!  Stay cool--it's supposed to be a HOT one out there!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Showin' Off!

Hey Y'all! 
Well the ole Bloom Loom FINALLY got it's workout this past weekend!
I ordered all of that synthetic raffia and went to work!  There are SO many uses for the flowers that can be made and after brainstorming with my students this morning, I found even MORE ideas.
Here's a picture of two flowers that I've made so far.  They were put into thrift store frames and I am completely smitten with them!  They'll be in my Etsy Shoppe right after this!

Also, Robbie graduated from daycare this past Thursday night, I emceed the talent show at my school, we had soccer finale Saturday morning, and then I collapsed on the couch for the rest of the weekend, other than going to church.

Sunday night a terrible thunderstorm came through while we were at church.  It knocked the power out and my poor little piggy fingers never even struck a single piano key.  Church was dismissed early and here's what we drove into the yard and saw:

We are so thankful that we weren't home when those horrible winds blew the front corner's siding plumb off the house!  So now we are on the phone and fax with our insurance company hoping to get everything taken care of, after a stinkin' $500.00 deductible.  UGH!
This is our last week of school and I have two days next week to work to finish up the year.  I will hear Friday from our principal, where I'll be assigned next year.  The last word I got from her was 6th or 7th grade math--probably NOT AIG.  So...we'll keep praying and waiting.

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day!  Enjoy the pictures from the weekend....

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I made it in a DAY!

Hey Y'all! 
We are SO busy right now at The Doublewide, but I wanted to stop in and share with you a few pictures of a new earflap hat I made yesterday!  I found the pattern to be very easy and well written.  If you are interested in making one for yourself, please click HERE to visit Ms. Teresa's website!  She has SO many free patterns and I'm sure if you can crochet, you'll find something you just HAVE to make!  Here's the hat I made following her pattern.  I made up the flower as I went and tacked it down. 

My baby graduates from daycare tonight.  I am so heartbroken as this is a slap in the face that time marches on!  Seems only yesterday we were going back and forth to DSS and court and lawyers to get his adoption finalized!  Now he's headed to kindergarten in August....**sigh**

Have a wonderful day today!