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Today, I’m reminding myself that I am grateful for A JOB. But that doesn’t mean that I hafta like it! 😛 Life is full of surprises, and I hope that what they say is true: what doesn’t kill, makes you stronger. Ready for my big change?? Here we go..for those of you who don’t know…. … Continue reading

Teacher Themed Baby Shower

Today, I am grateful for: nap time….especially after such a crazy few weeks!!  My very good friend and co-worker, Anna, is having a little boy very soon. She’s due in mid-February and since it’s her first, we had to have a baby shower!! Heather and I decided that a teacher themed shower seemed appropriate, since everyone … Continue reading

walkers reunited

Today, I am grateful for: my local walking buddy and her flexibility. Workout: 6 mile walk (I’ll post the time once my Runkeeper is fixed!) , 1 hour yoga It’s been about a month since I last walked with Audry, and I have missed her dearly! We were finally reunited today, and I thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading

babysitter’s club

Today, I am grateful for: no rain for my mini San Francisco adventure with my Sissy and Bubba. Workout: 3 treadmill miles, 30 minutes Pilates Bubba had a meeting in the city this afternoon, so Sissy (in law) and I decided to tag along and do a little thifting while Bubba was business-ing, then we’d … Continue reading

thift store high

Today, I am also grateful for: people who purchase high end things and donate them so I can purchase their items at a thrift store!! Hi. I’m Melanie, and I’m a shopaholic thrift store-aholic. Ok, not really, but I do get my craving for thrift store finds. Do you ever get that itch to shop, … Continue reading

disney vacay part 1

Today, I am grateful for: early shopping hours. I finished all my shopping today before noon! And the stores weren’t even that busy. Thank goodness for early holiday hours! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We’ve been back for a week now, so I suppose it’s time I tell ya’ll about our awesome trip. We are Disney Vacation Club members, … Continue reading

congratulations, bro!

Today I am grateful for: my amazing, caring, cutie pie, always-there-when-I-need-him, little brother. workout: 3 treadmill miles, 1 hour of pilates. My little brother is amazing in every way. And I’m so proud of him because today, after 2 years, he graduated from his Respiratory Therapy program!! He’s work sooooo hard over the past couple … Continue reading

mint cookie heaven

Today, I am grateful for: the yumminess called Andes Mints. I might not be the best cook in the world (although, I am learning!), but I can bake pretty well. What can I say, I love following directions! I have a  MAJOR sweet tooth. I know it’s not at all healthy to consume so much … Continue reading

i’m baaaack!

Today I am grateful for: my new washer and dryer for allowing me to wash vacation clothes in as few loads as possible. 🙂 Not to fear, friends…MELLIE IS HERE! Ok, like ya’ll missed me that much. 😛 Vacation was absolutely fabulous, and I will post details and pictures soooon. But trying to catch up … Continue reading

my bags are packed, i’m ready to go

Today, I am grateful for: VACATION TIME!! workout: 1 hour of yoga …I’m leavin’ on a jet plane! Ok, am I the only one who thinks Armageddon every time I hear that song?? Oh Ben, you’re so cute. I have been crazy productive today; it’s almost unbelievable. First thing this morning, I made a loaf … Continue reading