Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Hodgepodge

Let's do a round-up of Melissa's Life today. *grin*

On Writing...
I broke through my mental barriers the other night and managed to write some great stuff in my novel. I feel 100% better about it, and can't wait to write more.

On Exercise..
Due to our snowstorm, Curves was closed Monday and Tuesday. This is the first time in my life I've ever been disappointed and upset that I could not exercise. I consider this a good thing.

On Women's Health...
Yesterday I had my first mammogram. I was a little uneasy about it, but knew I had to do it. When I got there, two elderly women were in the waiting room, talking. When I was called back to get my test done, I said, "Wish me luck, ladies. This is my first time." They told me it was much better than it used to be, gave me lots of encouragement, and sent me on my way. I'm happy to report my test came back normal. One of the women was still there and she was so happy for me that I left with a smile on my face and thought about how awesome the solidarity of women can be.

On Times Past...
 I recently found some pictures of my high school play, "The Return of the Pink Panther" and posted them on Facebook. I'm friends with almost everyone that was in the play, and we all loved reminiscing. I was a Russian spy named Olga who was supposed to kill Inspector Clousseau, but ended up falling in love with him instead. I sometimes can't believe I got on stage and did this. I really do not have any desire to do it again for a few reasons: 1) my memory is shot and memorizing that many lines would probably result in disaster and 2) I'm old enough to know better. Ha!

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Love the high school pictures. So you've been intrigued with words for a long time, going back to memorizing all those lines of words!

    We woke up to more than a foot of snow here today, and it's still falling. The State is basically shut down for the day ... Happy Wednesday :)

  2. We're surrounded by fog here today, but I don't mind at all as I don't need to go anywhere.

    Congratulations on the writing and the clear mammogram. I had my first one last year too and was so nervous, but thankfully everything was clear and they were lovely at the hospital.

    Love those photos. I know exactly what you mean about not being able to remember things. I can't imagine how actors memorize so many lines of dialogue.

  3. That's a good sign that you were disappointed about not being able to exercise and congrats on getting some words down that you feel great about.

  4. So glad you feel some momentum on your WIP.
    First mammogram? I don't want to tell you how many I've had. I used to think they were easy and the last one actually hurt. She made me sit down so it was easier for her!

  5. Glad to hear the writing is back on track! And good for you for getting a mammogram. Not my favorite thing, but necessary.

    LOVE the high school memories!

  6. I'm digging those legs in the last shot.

  7. Glad you've broken through the writing barrier. The pics are hilarious! Give us a few lines from the play!... :)

  8. Sorry you missed 2 days for working out!! But HURRAY for writing breakthroughs!


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