Monday, January 16, 2017

Anybody Wanna Buy A Dog......CHEAP?

Hello future readers,

If you're a little confused by the title of this entry, let me clue you in. No, I'm not really selling my dog, but right now I'm mad enough to do it! My dumb dog messed up almost my whole 3 day weekend! Lemme tell ya what happened...

Friday morning I got up to go to school, I got dressed and made my bed.

I packed up my books in my book bag. Last night I just finished a project for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. It was a composition and a poster I colored for the Art board in my class. I couldn't wait to show it to Miss LaSalle. I gave it one last look to see that everything was just the way I wanted it.

I thought it was really far out, (even if I do say so myself!).

Then my mom called me down to breakfast. I grabbed my radio and went downstairs and left my project on my bed. Usually when I go downstairs, Boomer follows me, only this time he didn't.

Sometimes I like to listen to the radio in the morning when I eat my breakfast. My mom doesn't mind, because she can hear the weather report  while I listen to "Way Out Wally's Morning Show".

I didn't know it at the time, but Boomer was still up in my room.

Usually after I finish my breakfast, I feed Boomer his. When I called him and he didn't come, I went upstairs to find out why.

"Oh NO! Boomer, you BAD dog! That was my homework! MOMMMMYYY!!!!"

Boomer just sat on my bed, chewing away, like he wasn't doing anything wrong! My mom came running up the stairs , after hearing me scream and saw what Boomer had done. She took him downstairs and locked him in the kitchen.  By now I was crying my eyes out.

It took me 2 days to finish that project, and I didn't think Miss LaSalle would believe a stupid excuse about my dog eating my homework! (Do kids still use that excuse in the future?) My mom came back upstairs to calm me down and told me she'd write me a note, and that Miss LaSalle would understand. She also told me that I have to do my project all over again, and turn it in when I went back to school next Tuesday. That means I would have to spend most of my 3 day weekend doing that project, and I had plans this weekend! I was gonna sleep over at Raychel's house, and her mom was gonna take us to the museum and out to a fancy restaurant for lunch in the next town. My mom said that I could still go out to the museum and the restaurant, but the sleepover was out. Thanks a lot, Boomer! My mom says that when you have a puppy, these things sometimes happen, and that I would just have to deal with it. *sigh* I guess this will teach me never to leave my homework lying around again. AAARRRGGHHHH! What a way to start the weekend!

Well, I hope you guys had a nice weekend, anyway.
Until next time, future readers,
Your (really MAD) friend,
Julie Newman

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year's Eve Fun and Friends!

Happy New Year, future readers!

I hope everyone had a dynamite time ringing in the New Year! I know I sure did! I invited 5 friends over for my annual pajama party! My mom got a new movie camera from my Uncle Richard for Christmas, and said I could use it if I was VERY careful!

                                                         Isn't it groovy?

My mom and I set up the island of blankets on the floor and I got out my Honey Hill Bunch Clubhouse. Jennifer, (who brought her Lil' Kid doll over), Shante' and Wendy had a super time playing with it.

Meanwhile, Sunny brought over her Hungry Hungry Hippos game and she and April had fun playing with that.

And I was having a groovy time filming everybody!

Later after we put the toys away, we decided to have a pajama fashion show! The big red blanket was the runway, and I pretended I was a big time movie director and fashion show hostess.

"Ladies,..uh ladies. Presenting the latest night time fashions from New York!"


"Here we have Miss Wendy Miller sporting a beautiful lavender evening outfit accented with hearts. She shows off her funky style with her pom pom cap, black shades, and a beautiful sparkly red Christmas boa. Fuzzy lavender slippers completes the look. Isn't she beautiful? Thank you Wendy."

"Next we have Miss Jennifer Murray in a fabulous bubble gum pink outfit, with embroidered butterflies and matching slippers.  She is ready for opening night at the movies with her gorgeous superstar sunglasses and ready to party in her New Year's Eve crown and blue Hawaiian lei. Simply divine, Jennifer!"

"Coming to the runway now, a special treat, direct from Paris, the beautiful Miss Shante' Crawford. Doesn't she look warm and cozy in that superb lime green outfit with rainbow polka-dots and green and white fuzzy slippers? And Shante's not afraid to be outta site and Dyn-o-Mite with her tie-dye hat, shiny boa, and pink and white sun shades! Show'em what you're made of, Shante'!"

"Fashion not only looks good, but is really comfortable too! Miss April Miller, with an identical look to her sister Wendy, shows us that this outfit is so comfortable you can do the splits in it! And then go right out and celebrate the New Year in style! Just wonderful, April, thank you."

"Like a ray of sunshine, Miss Sunny Albright steps onto the runway in a rainbow of beautiful colors that makes the world brighter! Her sky blue outfit with big, bold hearts just puts a smile on your face. And speaking of smiles, Sunny shows us fashion can be funny with her sideways cap, hot pink sunglasses and ducky slippers! Thanks for sharing the happy side of fashion, Sunny!"

Then my mom took the camera from me and said it was my turn! All right! She did the speech for my outfit.

"Here we have the fabulous Julie Newman decked out in full holiday regalia! Julie's really got the Christmas spirit in her Charlie Brown Christmas PJs and Santa Claus slippers! And she looks all ready to be the Toast of Time Square in her gorgeous New Year's crown! And giving a nod to the nostalgic 60s, Julie struts her stuff in these gorgeous pink and white cats' eye glasses. Isn't she wonderful? Thank you Julie! And now let's have all our models back on the runway, for a group shot!"

*giggle* Thanks Mom!

Then it was time to settle down on our sleeping bags for snacks and some T.V.!  Time for the Twilight Zone!

At 11:55, my mom passed out horns, and turned on Dick Clark so we could ring in the New Year!

I hope whatever year this is for you is your best one yet! And I hope you'll keep on reading, 'cos I got a lot more groovy stuff to share with all of you! Happy New Year, future readers!

Until next time,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

Thursday, December 29, 2016

It Was A Super Merry Christmas!

Hello future readers!

I'm sorry it's been so long since my last entry, but you know the holiday can be so crazy! Christmas shopping, school projects, going to see The Nutcracker, visiting Santa, our school concert...whew! It's enough to make your head explode! But it's all been a groove, and now I actually have time to sit down and write all about how I spent Christmas!

On Christmas Eve, my mom and I went down to the Tree Lot and picked a beautiful tree and decorated it. That's my favorite part about Christmas Eve. When it was all done, I got my Christmas Charlie Brown jammies on. Christmas would soon be here! I was so excited!

My friends in West Virginia sent me a "Waiting For Santa" present. It was another ornament with my name on it! Outta site! Now I have 2!

I really like this one. It looks like Santa's tummy! *giggle*

Mrs. Walton (my friend Vivienne's mom), even sent my mom an early present. It's a Nativity scene!

My mom also gave me a "Waiting For Santa" present; a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer book! It's just like the television special!

On the day before Christmas Eve, my mom and I baked Christmas cookies. I ate my share, but I remembered to leave some for Santa!

After my mom read my Rudolph book to me, it was time to go to bed. I was tired, but I felt all fluttery inside! Santa was coming!

The next morning, Christmas Day, I jumped outta bed, got the candy from my stocking, and ran to get my mom. I couldn't believe it! On the floor under the tree was the biggest Christmas present I'd even seen in my life!

My mom said "I guess someone was a good little girl this year!" I just stood there with my mouth hanging open. My mom laughed at me and said "Well what are you waiting for? Open it!" So I did!

The box was almost bigger than me! I thought I'd never get that wrapping paper off!

Wow! It was a Honey Hill Bunch Clubhouse Gift Set!

Inside was a clubhouse you had to put together, a table, 2 barrel chairs, a see-saw, a wagon, a rope ladder, a sign, a trash barrel tunnel and 3 dolls! Far out! Thanks Santa!

Here are the 3 dolls: I.Q. with her book, Sweet Lee with her gingerbread man, and Spunky with his sack lunch.

I also got a cool Scooby-Doo t-shirt from my mom! Thanks Mom!

My mom helped me put the clubhouse together. Man, was it ever neat!

I had Spunky climb up the rope ladder, while Sweet Lee and I.Q. played on the See Saw.

I played until mom made me stop and eat breakfast. It was a groovy day. I played with the clubhouse, watched TV specials, and called some of my friends to see what they got for Christmas. Then I had to get dressed because Jennifer and her parents were coming over for Christmas dinner. I was playing with my dolls and clubhouse when Jennifer arrived.

And guess what? She got a Honey Hill Bunch doll too! Lil' Kid with Good Dog!

She flipped when she saw the clubhouse! She sat right down and started playing with me while our moms got dinner on the table.

Spunky pulled Lil' Kid in the wagon, while Sweet Lee and I.Q played tag.

Then our moms called us to the table for dinner. The grown-ups sat in the dining room, while Jennifer and I sat in the kitchen. We had turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and rolls, yummy!

After dinner, we all sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, and had cake and ice-cream, which is the tradition in our family.

Chocolate cake and strawberry ice-cream! Mmmmmmm....

Y'know, it's funny. A few years ago, I thought Jennifer and I would never be friends, and now here she was in my house having Christmas dinner with me. I guess life is funny like that. But this was absolutely (spelling word) one of the best Christmases I've ever had! I hope in the future Christmas is just as much fun.

Merry (late) Christmas, future readers!
Until next time,
Your friend,
Julie Newman