Sunday, April 19, 2009


Hello? Hello? Anybody still out there?

I'm back, finally.

These are the things that happened while I was gone:

1. I had to move to a new office at work. This new office came equipped with its own nutso. But, that's another post for another time.

2. My niece Alex rode her bike for the first time, all by herself.

3. She also lost her first tooth. She asked her parents to write a note to the tooth fairy asking that her tooth be left. I was on the phone with her mom the next night as Alex was being tucked into bed. Her mom found the tooth under her pillow again that night. Seems Alex saw losing her tooth as a business venture and intended on leaving the tooth under her pillow every night so she'd get a dollar the next morning. As my friend Kelly told me, "She's got to have money to get herself cheeseburgers!"

4. My new cat Nick and I are getting along just lovely. He's the sweetest little guy and it's been a real blessing to have him though everything that's been going on the last month or so. Seems we met at just the right time. Now, if he'd just stop knocking everything off of every flat surface in my house and stop eating my plants, we'd be cooking with gas!

5. We had the dedication for the playground built in my cousin's honor. I'll do another post about that too, but it was a special day.

6. My tv boyfriend was on the Bonnie Hunt show the day after I started my break from blogging due to my personal stuff. He was adorable, but one of the Real Housewives of New York was trying to pick him up and I was just thinking: back off, be-yotch! Keep your gnarly hands off of him! (btw - I've never seen the Real Housewives of New York, so she may be perfectly pleasant, but just .... no!)

7. Now for a PSA: If you have someone in your life that's suffering from depression and won't do anything to help themselves, please help them get the help they need. They might not appreciate it at the time (and might even scream and yell at you and say they never want to talk to you again), but once they begin to get well, they will thank you.


Diane said...

I already knew all this stuff, so I won't comment on anything except to say that I'M GLAD YOU'RE BLOGGING AGAIN!!!!!

Kitten said...

Welcome back!

I, too, have some things to say about depression, having suffered from it myself. If you need to get help, get it! It's way too easy to let it take over your life!

I've missed you!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Mel, it is a delight to have your goodness and wisdom, and the Ginger Tom, back amongst us...

You are so right about depression - And I would reflect it is sometimes very difficult to broach the subject with a person who does not accept there is anything wrong with them - Which sometimes happens in those with mental health issues...

You are a treasure, and I hope you are well rested, and glad to be back here, yourself? xx

Joyful said...

I've missed you and thought of you often. So glad you are back!

Heather said...

YAY!!!! Oh, Mel.. how I've missed you! I'm so glad you're back. I anticipate some funny stories very, very soon. :)
Glad that you and the kitty are getting along well!!

everydaysies said...

YAY!! I'm so happy to have you back in BlogLand!

everydaysies said...

YAY!! I'm so happy to have you back in BlogLand!

Jenners said...

I'm so glad you are back! I missed you ... I kept checking your actual blog and not just the reader to ensure I wasn't missing your return. Welcome back! And I'm glad you helped whoever in your life with whatever .... you done good. :)

Protege said...

Happy you are back Mel!;)) We missed you.;))
And how great that Alex can ride a bike now,I remember how it was when I learned to ride a bike.;))
Give a big hugg to Nick.;)