Archive for May, 2009


Melody, what have you been doing with your time lately, since you clearly have not been updating this nice blog?

1. Buying a house. Yeah. The house isn’t officially mine yet, so I’m not going to say too much, although all signs currently point to go. I will just say that the house is fantastic, and as far as I can tell, it’s even better than what I was hoping for, and that I am excited.

2. Obsessing about all the stuff I will need to buy for my house. I already have most of my furniture covered. I am lucky. But I am going to need to put up a fence. I am going to need to buy some sort of little outdoor shed. I need to buy a lawn mower, of the environmentally-friendly push-mower variety. I really want to buy a compost bin. And wouldn’t it be cool to have one of those outdoor fire pit things? But most importantly, I REALLY want a hammock.

3. Obsessing about how awesome it will be when I can finally realize my life-long dream of owning a hammock. When I was four years old, I tried to convince my mom that she should take the bed out of my room and replace it with a hammock. Cruelly, she refused to do so. I could not understand her logic. She has never wanted a hammock. But soon, I will be in my own damn house, and I can fill up the entire backyard with hammocks if I want to. THERE WILL BE HAMMOCKS!

4. Losing seven pounds. Since my “seven in seven” post, I have lost five pounds. And I have two weeks to go until the dance recital. In a rare moment, I am actually accomplishing that which I set out to accomplish. I may actually not look terrible in my dance costumes. Go! Team! Melody!

5. And speaking of that, relearning how to tap dance. You know what happens when you don’t tap dance for six years? Your brain forgets how to do it. And I used to be such a competent little tap dancer. Thank god my dance teacher always puts me in the back row.

6. Pretending I’m not a complete introvert. Hey! It’s Derby! Hey! Your cousin is graduating! Hey! It’s Mother’s Day! Hey! You and your BFF live in the same city for the first time in years!

7. Writing blog posts and never finishing them. Right now, I have three drafts of blog posts started. One is about the Derby, one is about Anne of Green Gables, and one is about the dream of getting a PhD in history. I hope none of those topics sound terribly interesting to you, because apparently none of them were terribly interesting to me, and I seriously doubt that they will ever be completed.


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