Jun 30, 2013

Happy Fourth of July Week and Welcoming a New Puppy

During the past several weeks, I have (obviously) not been posting as often as usual. The month of June has been very busy at our house--in the last 30 days, I have planned and presented a mini-lesson for my monthly critique group, worked at and/or attended many swim meets and practices, organized a baby shower for a friend, hung out with and chauffeured my wonderful boys to various activities, planned for and taught Vacation Bible School, created a book of poems and led a poetry workshop for elementary kids, taught a group of lively preschoolers about rhyme scheme, gotten a new puppy, had my house painted, completely redone one of my boys' rooms (my husband painted the room and built the bed, I sorted and organized), cleaned three closets, made two trips to Good Will, and I know there is more but I can't remember...I am too tired! Although I have been working hard, I've had LOTS of fun, but I'm definitely ready for my "summer break" to begin. And it officially starts tomorrow! = ) 

I look forward to returning to blogging regularly in another week or so when I am rested and restored. Until then, I wish you all a very happy Independence Day week! Just for fun, here is a picture of our sweet new puppy, Gracie--we adopted her from the Greater Charlotte SPCA last Saturday, and we already love her so much. Gracie is an 11-week-old beagle mix puppy and was surrendered to the GCSPCA by her first owner, who decided that she was not ready for a puppy. Sweet Gracie spent a few weeks with a wonderful foster mommy, and then we adopted her through the GCSPCA. We still miss our Ellie, but Gracie has definitely cheered us all up! 

My husband made Gracie a new rope toy, which she absolutely loves!
If you live in or near the Charlotte, NC area and are in need of a new furry friend, consider visiting the GCSPCA website for an adoption event near you. It is a wonderful organization, and there are many animals in need of homes right now.


  1. Dear Becky,
    I am glad you have been having fun. Thank you for doing the lesson for our critique group. The new puppy is cute.

    Celebrate your many accomplishments.
    Never Give Up

  2. Welcome, Gracie-pup. I love her B&W patches just as much as she loves her rope.

    1. Thank you, Mirka! She also apparently loves toilet paper--yesterday she ripped up a roll. She is such a funny puppy! = )


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