Meme Monday

June 23rd, 2008 Melanie Posted in Meme Monday 13 Comments »

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I’m going to try doing Meme Monday for a few more weeks and see how participation goes. But since it has really been dropping off I might stop doing it. Or maybe start doing it every other week or something like that. Any thoughts about that?

Anyhoo, I wasn’t tagged last week so I decided to post this fun little question and answer thing I saw over on Zam’s blog a few weeks ago.

On the outside:
Name: Melanie
Birthday: October 20th
Current Status: Married
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Way too light (more about that tomorrow- do be sure to come back for a picture of me and my hair)

On the inside:
My Fear: Someone in my family being sick, spiders and drowning
My Weaknesses: Food, blogging, food, blogging
My Perfect Pizza: the kind that Rich makes

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow:
My thoughts first waking up: I can’t possibly go to church with my hair looking like this (again, more about that tomorrow)
My bedtime: usually sometime after midnight but before 1am.
My most missed memory: High school years

My pick:
Pepsi or Coke: Yuck to both.
Single or group dates: Single with Rich (and Hailey too since we don’t leave her with a baby sitter)
Adidas or Nike: Doesn’t matter either way
Tea or Nestea: The kind of iced tea my cousin Beka makes
Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee: Both please

Do you:
Smoke: No
Curse: No
Take a shower: Of course
Have a crush: on Brad Pitt
Think you’ve been in love: Yes
Go to school: No
Want to get married: I’ve been married almost 8 years.
Believe in yourself: Not really
Think you’re a health freak: As far as food and exercise- no, but where germs are concerned- yes.

In the past:
Smoked: No
Gone to the mall: Yes
Been on stage: Yes
Eaten sushi: I have tried it but will never have it again.
Dyed your hair: On Saturday (more about that tomorrow)

Have you ever:
Played a stripping game: No
Changed who you were to fit in: Probably.
Done something your kids will never know about (at least till they are adults): Yes

Age you’re hoping to:
Get married: Already am
Take your dream vacation: 30 (that would be this year)

In a guy:
Best eye color: the color of Rich’s eyes- kind of greenish, blueish, hazel
Best hair color: Brown
Short hair or long hair: Clean cut
Best attribute: Sense of humor, kindness

What were you doing: (times reflected when this post was written on Sunday afternoon, not when it posted)
A minute ago: Checking on Hailey while she is napping
An hour ago: Eating a bowl of cereal
A month ago: Oh, probably blogging
A year ago: Oh, probably blogging

Finish the sentences:
I love: my family
I feel: exhausted
I hate: lying
I hide: from problems
I miss: being young and not having anything to worry about
I need: to play with Hailey, she is up now.


Then I received this award from Chuck.

The other day she (yes, she) posted a lovely photo that she had taken and we had to guess what it was. My guess was “It’s obviously a shadow” and Chuck was quite impressed with my abilities and bestowed this award on me.

Thanks Chuck!!

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Meme Monday

June 16th, 2008 Melanie Posted in Meme Monday 5 Comments »

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Welcome to another round of Meme Monday.

This week Pam tagged me for the 8′s meme… goes!

Eight Things for which I have a Passion For:

  1. God
  2. My family
  3. Blogging (how sad is that, my number 3 choice is blogging.)
  4. Planning learning activities to do with Hailey.
  5. Creating excuses for not exercising
  6. Eating
  7. Creating excuses for not cleaning
  8. Organizing

Eight Things I’d Like to do Before I Die:

  1. Know that certain family members are saved.
  2. Move (hopefully in the near future, the sooner the better).
  3. See Brooke and Hailey become successful and happy adults.
  4. See Brooke and Hailey get married and have families.
  5. Travel to Hawaii.
  6. Sleep for 8 hours in a row.
  7. See Rich get his dream boat.
  8. Reach my goal weight and maintain it.

Eight Things I say A Lot:

  1. Leave Dottie alone.
  2. Don’t pull Dottie’s ears.
  3. Be nice to Dottie.
  4. Please don’t pull on Dottie’s paws.
  5. Gentle touches, you’re going to hurt Dottie.
  6. Don’t chase Dottie with your popper.
  7. Yes, that is Dottie’s nose, please stop poking it.
  8. Tell Dottie you’re sorry.

Eight Books I have Read Recently:

  1. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  2. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  3. The Grouchy Ladybug
  4. Marvin K Mooney, Will You Please Go Now
  5. Green Eggs and Ham
  6. Taking Care of Me
  7. Silly Little Goose
  8. Count

Eight Movies I Have Seen Eight Times:

  1. Christmas Vacation
  2. The Christmas Story
  3. Father of the Bride part 1
  4. Father of the Bride part 2
  5. Family Man
  6. Sweet Home Alabama
  7. Lady and the Tramp
  8. Back to the Future movies (NOT by choice)

Eight People Who Should, but are in no way obligated, Do This Meme:

  1. Foster Me Up
  2. Just Talk
  3. Lifesong
  4. Makimeji
  5. Mindless Chatter
  6. Mom of Three Girls
  7. Not a DIY Life
  8. Spice World

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Meme Monday

May 5th, 2008 Melanie Posted in Me, Meme Monday 8 Comments »

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Is it time for Meme Monday already?  Wow!  The weeks sure do fly by fast.

So- what’s Meme Monday all about?  Every week we save up everything we are tagged to do and then post all of the memes we have been tagged with each Monday.  We also use it to post the awards we have received during the week before.  Get all of the details right here.

For the last two Meme Mondays I didn’t have anything to post because no one had tagged me.  So, some of you must have felt bad for me last week and decided to tag me.  I’m not going to post everything today though because that would be too overwhelming.  So, if you tagged me I will eventually get around to doing it just not necessarily today.

I was tagged by Zam for this high school meme.  Some of the questions I won’t be able to answer because I’m pretty sure the school system that Zam grew up in was a lot different than the one I grew up in.  But, I’ll do my best.

THINK BACK TO 4th year high school… Let’s see how much you remember and how much you regret.

What section were you?
This question, for example, I don’t know what a section is.  So, we didn’t have sections where I went to school.

Who were your seatmates?
I’m also not really sure what this means.  We had nine different class periods throughout the day so depending on which class I was in I had different people I sat next to.

Still remember your english teacher?
I won’t be putting her name here, but I do remember.  Which is pretty surprising considering I rarely went to her class.  Maybe once or twice a week I would show up.  I did well in her class and she didn’t care if I came to class, so I didn’t usually go.

What was your first class?
I have no idea. I can’t believe I don’t remember. I can remember what I had at all of the other times of the day but I can not remember what my first class was.  It’s driving me crazy!

Made friends to the lower years?
Yes, I did.  And much to my parents dismay there was a certain boy who was younger me that I spent lots of time with- and he was trouble.

How was your class schedule?
It was great.

Made any enemies?
I don’t think so.  I can’t remember making any enemies.

Who was your favorite teacher(s)???
My calculus teacher.

What sport did you play?
HA!  Me?  Play a sport?  That is just too funny.

Were you a party animal?
No.  I had lots of great times with my friends but I wouldn’t consider us to have been party animals.

Were you well known in your school?
I don’t think so.  I knew a lot of the people who were in the same grade as me but as far as school wide I don’t think I was well known.

A little too much.

Did you get suspended/expelled?
I had in school suspension… for skipping too many classes.  Which makes a whole lot of sense to me- you don’t go to class so you get suspended from going to class.  Huh???

Can you sing the alma mater?
Some of it.

What was your favorite subject?

Did you go to the dances?
Just to the prom.

Where did you go most often during breaks?
Out of the building to various food establishments nearby.  That is actually how I met Rich ;)

What did you do on the last day of school?
I have no idea.

Well, that was a fun little trip down memory lane!  If you’d like to play along let me know so I can read yours too!


Then I received this award from Dana at Just Talk.

Awww, thank you so much Dana!  I think you rock too!!

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Meme Monday

April 20th, 2008 Melanie Posted in Hailey, Meme Monday 5 Comments »

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It’s time, once again for Meme Monday.  Anyone can play along, so if you’d like more information about what Meme Monday is you can get that right here.

For the first time in a really long time, no one tagged me or gave me an award this week.  Woo Hoo!  Oh, that’s too bad.

Anyhoo, last week Pam did a couple of Mommy Memes and then said we could play along if we wanted to.  And since no one tagged me I decided I would play along with one of the Mommy Memes that Pam did.

Momma Meme #1

Baby’s Name?


October 7th

Where was he/she born?

What time was he/she born?
1:34 pm

Weight/length at birth?
6 lbs. 10 oz. and 21 1/2 inches long

Age as you’re typing this survey:

Are you a paranoid mom…?
Most definitely

Do you sterilize everything (like boil nipples or wash every toy)?
I don’t now but I did for the the first several months of her life.

Do you buy “sensitive skin” wipes because they’re “better” for baby’s skin?
Yes, but only because Hailey does have sensitive skin and she gets a rash if I use the regular ones.

Do you worry that your baby will stop breathing in his/her sleep?
Not as much now as I used to.  I used to check on her constantly.  Now that she is older I still check on her but not much as I used to.

Do you freak out if they happen to doze off during tummy time? (SIDS!!)
When she was an infant I did and I would roll her over onto her back.  But, she’s 18 months now, so I don’t anymore.

Do you overdress your baby, whether it’s warm or cold?
I probably did overdress her during her first winter, but I didn’t this year.

Do you wash your baby’s clothing in Dreft or other baby detergent?
I used Dreft up until a few months ago, now I just use our regular detergent.

Do you refuse to dress baby in anything with buttons (choking hazard)?
I used to refuse to put her in anything with buttons but I have relaxed about that.

Do you watch (and critique) when someone else changes baby’s diaper?
Not now, but at first I did watch- not critiquing, but just watching.  Now I am happy to have anyone who will change Hailey’s diaper.

Did you buy all of their furniture (crib, changing table, stroller) NEW?
Yes.  But, my parents bought Hailey’s changing table and my in-laws bought her crib, so we didn’t actually have to buy everything.  But since we didn’t have any baby stuff we had to buy everything else new for her.

Do you have to wash a pacifier that fell on the floor before giving to baby?
Not now, but for probably the first six months I would boil her pacifiers if they fell on the floor.

Do you worry about anyone else holding your baby?

When you leave baby with a sitter, is all you do worry about baby?
The only sitter Hailey has ever had has been my parents.  The first time we left her with them I worried.  Since then they have watched her a few other times and I don’t worry about her anymore.

Do you jump out of bed the second baby starts fussing during the night?
Yes- Hailey gets up in the middle of the night and then I bring her to bed with us for the rest of the night.

Do you worry about making baby bleed when clipping his/her fingernails?
Yes, I hate clipping her fingernails.

Do you call your pediatrician at least once a week?
Not now, but at first I called a lot.  I’m sure they made fun of the paranoid new mom when I was calling all of the time.

Do you cancel playdates because your baby has a runny nose and coughed once?
If the playdate was being held at my house I would just let the other parents know if Hailey had a runny nose and tell them I wouldn’t feel bad if they decided not to come. 

Do you refuse to go shopping without a shopping cart cover?
Yes, those carts are so gross- I always use a cover.

If you have a cat, do you worry about toxoplasmosis?
We don’t have a cat, but I would worry if we had one.

Is your baby allowed anywhere near your pets?
Yes, Hailey loves Dottie (a bit too much sometimes).

Do you only feed your baby organic baby foods out of fear of preservatives?

Do you think you are or ever have been a paranoid new mom?

If you want to play along, feel free- just let me know so I can check out your answers.

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