Sunday, April 29, 2007


Let's hear it for new seasons...every part of me is thrilled to be soaking up the sun again (with a healthy sheen of sunscreen acting as my protective barrier, of course).

God bless pretty flowers, good friends, fresh air and sunshine!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

dream a little dream

Most of the time, I think I'm doing pretty well with things (when it comes right down to it, I mean), but I would like to take this blog-opportunity to report on how utterly sad my life apparently is.

Night before last, I had a dream. This is not unusual for me....I'm always dreaming about something. The unusual facet of my dream world is that something (if not more than one thing) is always completely and totally bizarro about it.

Like the dream I had not too long ago about all these friends from all these different stages of my life coming together and hanging out with me. It was a little weird that we were all playing paintball, I guess, but the kicker came when I realized we were playing paintball in a department store. And then there was the time I dreamt something totally normal. I was really excited when I woke up, because the situation could have really happened, without my usual strange spin on dreams...until I remembered every single person in the dream was a perfect shade of blue.

So with my history, I shouldn't have been too surprised to wake up yesterday morning full of fun memories from the happy-go-lucky, girls-just-wanna-have-fun dream that I was having lunch with my new four closest girlfriends: Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda. That's right, kids. I was the official new fifth member of the SATC cast, and they absolutely loved me. They kept saying things like, "Why didn't we do this years ago?" and "You fit right in!"

Clearly, I've watched (and identified with) entirely too many episodes.

2:12 PM - 1 Comments - 0 Kudos

haha that's hilarious!! I think I have watched a few to many episodes of that myself!
Posted by Melissa on April 25, 2007 - Wednesday 8:01 AM

Friday, April 20, 2007


I'm so excited I can hardly stand myself...before the day's over, I'll see my sweet, adorable little nephew! He may be asleep when I arrive, but that's such a marvel to watch, too (it's the only time he's still).

We'll play hard, we'll make, in his words, "new tracks" for Thomas and Percy and James, we'll try out his new t-ball set, we'll munch on lots of Cheez-Its, and we'll see what's happening in the park these days.

What a weekend.

10:48 PM - 2 Comments - 4 Kudos

Hope ya'll have a great weekend and tons of fun playing!!
Posted by Melissa on April 20, 2007 - Friday 9:07 AM

Monday, April 16, 2007

heavy heart

I walked today with a heavy heart -- the same one I always tend to have when national, earth-shattering tragedies occur.

I'm not even sure what I prayed for when I heard about the terrible events that hit Virginia Tech's campus, but I do know I began praying for something, someone to comfort and touch the affected students, staff and families.

There's no way I could ever understand what those people are feeling tonight -- whether it be numbness, pain, or nausea -- but I certainly don't want to forget the value of the lives that were ruthlessly taken this morning on a quaint and normally quiet campus.

And I don't want to forget that there is a God, and He does care....even when things like this happen.

Psalm 139:17-18 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.

11:55 AM - 4 Comments - 4 Kudos

I am just amazed at how quickly life can be taken away from us. At least 3 mothers, and 2 grandmothers in my company were directly affected by losses at Va Tech... all I can do is pray, and be comforted knowing that God will provide some semblance of peace to those that are suffering right now.
Posted by Just Music on April 16, 2007 - Monday 5:31 PM

RJ - I think it is a testament to the Spririt within you that your heart is tender toward such tragedies. I believe your prayers - in a world gone awry - made and will make a world of difference.
Posted by lotts2tel on April 17, 2007 - Tuesday 6:21 PM