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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Oh! Hi!

Hello there! 

 I is cold.  It was warm and sunny, now it is not.  Mom won't close the windows.  Something about airing out the house.  I promise.  I did not do a "no-no Charlie". So, mom is busy with getting her school year done with finishing her school year (she made me fix that.  She said it didn't sound polite.  Well, then why does she keep talking about summer?), and I am taking over her blog for now. I don't know.  She had time to go to a garage sale, Shupp's Grove, out to eat, and have cake at Mom-mom's and Pop-pop's, but NOT for blogging? I think you all should be suspicious. Oops.  Here she comes.  Don't tell her I back-talked, okay? So, um, yeah.  

Do you want to go on a mini-tour with me?  Mom said to show you stuff she got when she was out "not-blogging". She said that she can't show you house changes.  May be my fault.  She puts things out.  Then, she sees I can gets it.  She has to change it again. She throws her hands in the air. I guess she is hot.  I guess that's why the windows are up.

Eating birthday cake.  Yeah.  Her birthday is tomorrow.  Oh. Oh. Yeah, wait... Mom said I could say her age, but it has to be in a math problem since she is a teacher. Pshaw.  That's lame.  How about I just barks it to you.  Okay, ten's place (See? Math.)- woof.woof.woof.  Okay, now one's place- woof.woof.woof.woof.woof.woof.woof.woof.woof.

Presents.  I got a present the other week.  I chewed it up.  Not have present anymore.

Cake.  Mom brought it home.  My sister, Bailey, is too small to reach the counter.  Mom says I may be the first dog they ever had that could grab food off of the counter.  Is that good or bad?  She put the cake up.  I am thinking not so good for me. 'Sides, see how much is left??? There were only 4 people! They ate half a cake!

This is her birthday stuff.  I like it.  Wood.  Good to chew.  Pottery- bah!

Mom says this is for posies.  Mom-mom got it for her. I eats posies.  They will never make it to this little thingy. Hah!  Shhhh.  Don't tell.

She said this is for something called a pin cushion.  I like cushions! Not so sure about pins, though.

Basket.  Primitive.  All the same- crunchy...

So get this... This is PART of a wheel (She paid $6, and she didn't even get the whole wheel).  She said she is going to hang it from the ceiling and put things on it that she doesn't want me to chew.  Bet the basket is going up there... Oh. She just yelled from the other room.  She said, "Yup." Rats...

Bobbins.  She got 2 for $5.  She likes the "beehive" bottom.  Will there be bees?  Hmmm.  I need to keep my eyes on these. They are going on the table.  She said she will share it later.

Arg.  Another crock. A man at my grandparents' church is a potter.  He sells his seconds to make money for the youth group.  Mom said that it was $8. She said, "If that is a second, what are his firsts?" I think that is a good thing. He is very talented.  God gave him talented hands and a kind heart.

Ooops.  Blurry picture.  Um. Oh! $5 at a garage sale.  Can't chew it.  Rats again.

She said she bought this box from an old lady named "Morgan". I don't think that is nice at all to say about people.  I like the box.  Wood. Crunchy.

Mom said not to show this to someone named "Granny". So, if you are "Granny", don't look.  She said it was $4 at the garage sale. 

Wicker purse- $3 at Shupp's Grove.  It is WAAAAY up high! Ya know, they lets dogs at Shupp's Grove.  Why have I not been there? I think it's a con-speer-a-see. Yup.

Okay.  So she was making these boxes.  She knocked over her bottle of "Modge Podge". She made a BIG mess. I try not to laugh.  Her one cloth placemat thingy is a little stiff.  Ha ha!

This basket is way up.  Why?

$5 at garage sale.  Getting painted black. Dad says, "Shocking." Oh, and he said, "Yes.  That is sarcasm."
Little bear. Etsy. Yum...

 Well, I gots to go now.  We is watching a movie about some guy name Ferris.  He's got a day off. Mom says it helps her to know students' tricks.  All I know is I wants a day off... Bueller... Bueller... Bueller...

Have a great day!

Love and Hugs,

Anyone? Anyone?


P.S. Mom is going on a field trip to Longwood Gardens tomorrow. She will post pictures later...


  1. Charlie, you did such a good job blogging! I enjoyed seeing all the things your mom got and you made it all so interesting. You knew just how to describe everything and tell how you would use it! Happy Birthday to your mom!

    1. She says, "Thank You!" I like prim stuff like my mom. I really like making things prim. I think chewing things gives it that worn look!

      a big puppy lick for you!

  2. hello dear, i always love your sweet posts...everything is just so beautiful..
    big hugs and blessings x

    1. You are such a kind friend! I love seeing your stitcheries on Facebook!

      Have a beautiful day!

  3. Wonderful treasures Heather!
    The school year went by FAST!
    Happy Birthday

    1. Yes, yes it did! I am soooo ready for summer! Thank you for stopping by!
      Love, Heather

  4. Happy happy Brithday to my teacher friend!!
    Wow what wonderful treasures you have found.
    Hope you have a very wonderful birthday.
    Woolie hugs ,joy & cake!
    Granny Trace

    P.s I did see the hen too and it's a good thing I don't know where you live. Hehehe

  5. Morning Charlie, you are such a good boy at blogging, love the post......Such great goodies your Mom found, but you better leave them alone, :)......Happy Birthday, same day as mine.....Blessings Francine.

    1. Happy Same Day Birthday! Oops, um did you say let them alone? Uh... Just kidding I did! I actually can't reach them. She put them way high! I am not a Great Dane!

      Love and Licks!

  6. Oh I'm so pleased I saw your post so I can wish my favorite teacher a very happy birthday!!! And you had chocolate cake too! YUMMM! Just lick that last spot of chocolate off the spoon now !!!!
    I love all your finds and the blanket box is awesome!
    Hugs, dear friend!
    PS not long to go and summer will be here! Yippee!

    1. An Ode to Summer... Get here fast! The End. Like it?

      Hope you are doing well!!!!! I'd say there was some cake left for you, but it's long gone! I will make some for you when you visit PA again... Is that a good bribe?

      Love to you, dear friend!

  7. Happy Birthday, dear friend.. Love love your stuff... Save me a piece of cake.. smile.. xo


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