Tuesday, September 29, 2009

dear reader.

I am in Utah.

That is why I am not really posting on the blog (does it seem like I always have a good excuse?).
When I was explaining that really---I LIVE in Texas, but am here VISITING--- to some old friends, their mom corrected me and said, "No, what she MEANS to say is that she LIVES in Utah, but sometimes goes to Texas to visit her husband."

Interestingly enough, Aaron said the SAME thing to someone today at the dental school. Not knowing MY little anecdote. Can you believe it? Does that mean there is some truth in that statement?
Oh, sheesh.
My heart is with my hubby in Texas, but I have to admit, it is still here too. Can't I have my cake AND eat it too???

Yes. I say yes. As long as the airlines keep flying and we score good deals on tickets, then YES. Love will find a way. Sheesh, someone quote me. That was a good statement. Oh wait, I ripped that one off.

But, let's talk people. When the mountain outside my parent's window looks SOOO amazing (pictures to be posted soon) and the backyard is THIS inviting---you would like to vacation here as well. Just sayin'... You SOOO don't blame me. And, add a little bit of CRAZY FUN FAMILIES (yes, another blessing of having our families live in the same town) and DELIGHTFUL FRIENDS to the mix = good times.

But, truthfully, I've only had TIME to take a dip in this pool ONCE since my arrival. I am here on OFFICIAL business. I'm the hired help. My parents decide to go on a delightful vacation, so I am the TRUE babysitter. And, let me tell you, it's not all fun and games.

I find myself saying "Denise-quotes" way more often than I'd like. For example, "I feel like all day long I'm cleaning up messes" or "Lizzy, kick it in gear!" or "Lizzy, I haven't heard you practicing" (the piano), or "I'm on my way to pick up Lizzy."---that last one isn't so much of a "Denise-quote" but what I hear her often say on the phone to me. Lizzy is involved in dance, and that means she has a different dance class pretty much EVERY day.

So, I'm the wo-man in charge. Hear me roar. And, to Lizzy, sorry I have to crack the whip so much with you. But, I want to be hired again, so we gotta make sure we do this to perfection!! (she'll forgive me one day for making her practice the piano at 8:45 p.m. before her lesson tomorrow. One day she'll forgive me).


Let's discuss the latest quote I found. Did you know that I just purchased a BEAUTIFUL new printer BEFORE I vacated? Yes, the big purchase is so recent, that I didn't even have time to OPEN the box before I left (see, I knew if I opened it then I wouldn't have done things like LAUNDRY and PACKING... etc.). So, I have been trying to come up with new PRINT ideas that can be put up on people's walls.

Here's something I think needs a home in the melimba.com shop.

"Anyone can be cool, but awesome takes practice." -Lorraine Peterson

How in love are you with that quote? I know. Me too.

So, look for it sometime soon. Perfect for your favorite friend/spouse/sibling/co-worker/you-get-the-drift/but-I-like-this-long-list/so-I'm-gonna-go-with-it/ok/stopping/now.

Anyway, here's a shout out to you, my blogging world of friends.

Feel free to vote in the COMMENT section if you are a FAN or UN-FAN to my latest quote- find. And, if you're lucky, maybe I'll choose you as the winner of a give-away WHEN I actually create the print.

You are on pins and needles. I can feel it.
Let it hurt so good.


a pair of pettijohns said...

can i be the first official comment to tell you that both pettijohns give the quote a dashing TWO THUMBS UP!

and let's talk about that inviting backyard for a sec...it's delightful.

u enjoy utah.

Life, Love and a Lil Sauce said...

Just so you know ... that quote encapsulates everything i feel about you. loved seeing you!

aaron said...

melis, come back and visit me please. thank you.

also, my brother adam is actually on the cover of the book you are referencing:


he's wearing the white red and black sweater.

come visit, just for a week or so.

Kristen said...

You know I love anything you create Melis. Your parents backyard is gorgeous. And I used to work in the foothills of Mount Timp and every fall I would look out the windows and I couldn't believe how lucky I was to be living. Fall is gorgeous in Utah with the mountains looking like they are on fire with all the leaves changing.

Lyssa said...

lol guess what?! I am i UT too :) Just for fun, one last hurrah before this baby comes.
Anyways, good times in UT except for the weather today...blah and blah!
I love the new quote. You just keep pullin' them out...

Becky said...

I love it all! did i win???

kennan said...

random but its me... kennan williams from LP, jesse's old friend.

i think you are amazing. just thought you'd like to know.

Brian and Elizabeth Shelley said...

I love that quote. I was thinking as I read it that I want to display it in my house! Miss you guys!


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