Friday, May 25, 2007

pic of Mama and me

So, who thinks we look alike?

Thursday, May 24, 2007

we're back......

.....from our excursion into the States.....and what a great time it was!! I'll post more about that later. Right now, I'm just going to post this silly little meme. You're supposed to google your first name followed by the word needs, and list the first ten you come up with. It sounds funny, so here goes.

  1. Melissa needs at least 10 hours of sleep a day......amen!
  2. Melissa needs someone from near there who will work with her today to get a van and crates and come up with some kind of temporary holding place.......
  3. Melissa needs to take a break......amen!
  4. Melissa needs to get on board with her new
  5. Melissa needs to find a new agent.
  6. Melissa needs hydration after the walk.
  7. Melissa needs you to do her homework for her.
  8. Wow, that Melissa needs to get over it! :)
  9. Melissa needs to board the blob ship that is hovering overhead......I'm not even gonna ask!
  10. Melissa needs to go to school, and she needs her coffee to do so.

Hmmmm, I guess I need some things I hadn't even thought about.......

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


I don't feel like writing anything today, so here's a pic instead.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Well, I'm not really sure what to write today. Life has fallen into a sort of rut, what with working, sleeping, and eating. I guess that's not entirely and Jamie have been spending a bunch of time together lately, which is always nice. On Monday, we walked up and down Broadway, sat and had a drink at the coffee shop, went to the Christian bookstore, went to the regular bookstore, then walked to the mall, looked around, and then ended up at Swiss Chalet for dinner. :) That was a mouthful. It was great that he got home from work early so we could hang out for a bit. It really doesn't happen as often as we'd like. And now my husband and I have something to add to our running joke about Swiss Chalet........that was the first time we actually ate there and paid for it! And believe me, we have eaten there quite a few times. Okay, I know y'all won't get it, but it's funny to us.

Here's a great recipe I tried the other night for dinner. It was not at all complicated, and Jamie really seemed to like it. So here ya go:

You need:
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/2 dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup shredded cheese, any kind
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp oregano
1 lb lean ground beef

Mix together the first six ingredients, and then add the beef and mix very well. Shape into a log and divide into four parts. Make each part into a hamburger patty, 4-5 inches across. Pan fry them in hot oil about 5-7 minutes per side. I think I did mine about 6 minutes or so each. I make my burgers pretty fat, and they were still done on the inside. Serve on toasted buns. And to this I say -- yummy! They were extremely moist.......we loved them!!

Okay, I'm done for today. I'll post again soon. I have the entire day on Saturday to myself. Well, except for the obligatory dinner at the in-laws. But other than that, Jamie is gone all day, and I don't have to work at either job (a miracle in itself!). So I'll have to find something to do.....

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

just finished reading......

......Silent Witness, the Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death, by Mark Fuhrman.

I honestly don't know what to think yet. When I started reading it, I had a definite opinion of what happened and now I don't? Well, it's not like I don't have an opinion anymore, but the book/author surely opened my eyes and reminded me that things may not always be as they seem. I really appreciated the author's objective approach -- he was almost annoyingly objective at times. You could tell what side he was on, but he was not trying to push that on anyone else. I'll have to mull this over in my mind over the next few days.

Could it be possible that someone has changed my mind???? (considered by some to be a very hard thing to

Read a review of the book here.

Friday, May 4, 2007

a beautiful day (in more ways than one)

What a gorgeous day it is today! I must say that having warmer weather just keeps me in a great mood. So, for the benefit of those who have to put up with me, I say the weather should be warm year-round. :) I know, I know, move south...... Anyways, I set out this morning and went and got my hair cut. Then I went up to Broadway, which is the main street that has lots of little shops and vendors and stuff and just enjoyed the sunny warmness (or the warm sunniness, whatever). I wore my new sunglasses'll have to see if I grow to like these as well as the last pair. :)

The other reason today is such a beautiful, wonderful, amazing day is that as of today.........drum roll please......we are DEBT-FREE!!!!! What a huge load off our minds. I am beyond thrilled. I think we paid it off in a decent amount of time w/o being too penny-pinching. Now we can begin to save in earnest for a house/car/etc. Life is good. And the weather is warm. And Spiderman 3 opens in the theater today (another great part of the day). Yeah, I'm a freak, I know.

The only thing that could possibly make this a better day would be if a Rita's suddenly opened up in our town. Yummy. You PA people know what I'm talking about. Fortunately, I'll be there in two weeks to partake in the goodness. Yummy. :)