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!


Patty Sumner said...

I am so glad you have a teaching job for the next year. I am so sorry to hear about your doggie but your new one is precious. I love the sewing machine. If it did not work it would still be beautiful as a piece of decoration...love it! Blessings!

Melissa said...

Congrats on your new position! What a blessing not to have to change schools! I think that would be rough, having to learn the ropes of a new place. Mmmm...that sewing machine...what a find! I don't even sew, but I can tell that's great! We have my granny's old pedal type machine, and she always said it sewed better than Mama's electric one.

Charlotte said...

Happy summer! You have more nerve than me to be able to teach kids! I wouldn't be able to keep my cool that long! :-) As for the car, go for it! If it makes you happy, that's all that matters!