I Don’t Even Like Fruit…

But I thought this was funny. Thanks Cate!

You Are a Banana

You are mellow, easy going, and a total softie on the inside.

People find it really easy to get along with you. You suit most tastes.

And while you’re very sweet, you’re not boring or ordinary.

You have an attraction to the exotic, and you could show up anywhere… doing almost anything!

You are spirited, energetic, and a total kick to be around.

You’re also quite funny. Your sense of humor is on the goofy side, and it fits you well.


My anniversary flowers

I spent Valentine’s Day with a hot water bottle. How romantic! I wasn’t feeling well until Saturday, so we waited to enjoy the sparkling wine I bought, and toasted our 11 years of marriage. Our plans for a big date this Saturday have been postponed until a later date, but we may still try to make our dinner reservation. I’ll work on that today.

I did end up reading a book this month, and never did touch the other one I got. I may end up returning it, since I picked up a bunch of parenting books to read.

I do plan to watch the Oscars on Sunday night, though I haven’t seen any of the movies nominated for big awards. I better start doing some research if I want to pick winners. The only one I’m sure should win, is the one movie I’ve seen…Ratatouille. Go Pixar!

I’ll close with a quote from that. (*note to Sharon, you have a Remy doll, what do you mean you have rat stories?)

Linguini: Ratatouille. It’s like a stew, right? Why do they call it that? If you’re gonna name a food, you should give it a name that sounds delicious. Ratatouille doesn’t sound delicious. It sounds like “rat” and “patootie.” Rat-patootie, which does not sound delicious.

Happy Anniversary!

I never needed love like I need you
And I never lived for nobody, but I live for you
Oooh, babe, lost in love is what I feel when I’m with you

Maybe it’s the way you touch me with the warmth of a sun
Maybe it’s the way you smile, I come all undone
Oooh, babe, lost in love is that I feel when I’m with you

Baby, oh I get chills when I’m with you
Baby, my world stands still when I’m with you
When I’m with you

I never cared for nobody like I care for you
And I never wanted to share the things I want to share with you
Oooh, babe, lost in love is what I feel when I’m with you

Baby, oh I get chills when I’m with you
Baby, my world stands still when I’m with you
When I’m with you

Baby, oh I get chills when I’m with you
Baby, my world stands still when I’m with you
When I’m with you
When I’m with you
When I’m with you…

Love you Geoffrey!

Melissa’s World

This is probably going to be scattered, so hold on.

I am busy with my training, which I feel like is taking over my life. It isn’t, I’m just being dramatic. I started a bible study at church, which I’ve been wanting to do since Mom To Mom ended 2 years ago. And I’m 4 days into it, I’m behind on my homework, and I’m frustrated that the plans I had for it did not come together. Geoff (or Ali, I don’t remember) said maybe God has His own plans for me & the study. So now I’m stuck wondering what to do next. I’m not sure how to let myself be open to where God wants to lead me. Does anyone else feel this way too?

Onto a happier thought, Geoff and I will be celebrating our 11th anniversary this week (Friday). But the real celebration won’t be until next week, dinner and a night away from the kids! Sigh. It’s hard to explain the joy & concern over leaving my boys for the night. We haven’t been alone in 3 years! Anyways, we booked a hotel downtown, and we’re going to do something I’ve wanted to do since we moved to Denver, which is take in Restaurant Week. I’m very excited.

Friday we got a DVR. Wahoo! It came in handy Friday night when I had a headache and wanted to go to bed early. Geoff recorded Psych for me, and I was able to watch it Saturday. And fast forward the commercials. Bwa-ha-ha.

I am trying to catch up on my blogging, I finally posted again on Elijah’s blog, the first time since November. My plan is to combine the two boys blogs into one. I’m just lazy about setting up a template I like.

I’m going to close with a quote from Jaws, since Roy Scheider just passed. Jaws is a classic for a reason folks, it’s a great movie.

Quint: Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark… he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be living… until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then… ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin’.

A Good Cause

This message is geared towards my Canadian friends…

Laurel (my best bud Lisa’s daughter) signed up to dye her hair pink and shave it on Valentine’s Day. She’s doing it to raise money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. I would ask that you consider throwing some money at this cause. This girl has a very compassionate heart for an 8 year old. I mean, would you do all this at age 8? Or even age 30?

Donate Here!

If you are unable, at least leave a message of encouragement here for her, and Lisa will be sure to pass it along. Way to go Laurel!