Friday, March 02, 2007

It's on!

Ultimate Blog Party

It's finally time for the Blog Party from 5 Minutes for Mom!

Finally, a party I'm invited to! Yay!

Ok, so we're supposed to introduce ourselves.

My name is Melissa. I'm 30 years old, I'm married, and I have a five and a half year old daughter. And no, she's not in school yet because her birthday was a month after the cutoff. And no, she wasn't a bit happy when she found that out either.

I work full time at our county's only newspaper. I'm the News Editor, which is really just a fancy word for "the only person in the county who attends all the events, public meetings, and other functions, takes pictures, writes stories, and lays out newspaper pages." I also write editorials each week, in addition to my feature and news writing duties.

Sometimes it's fun - today, I spent about an hour taking pictures of first graders wearing striped hats for Read Across America Day (and it's also Dr. Suess's birthday I think). Sometimes it isn't - in about a month, I have to cover my first murder trial.

I like to scrapbook and make cards, but I don't have time for much of either. So I just look at other people's stuff and sigh.

My husband and I lead music at our (very small, located in a strip mall) church. We've been married for nearly nine years.

And if you read this site any time at all, you'll know that I'm fighting the Battle of the Bulge, like many of you are. I've lost nearly 70 pounds so far.

I've been blogging since last summer, and I've met some really wonderful folks. I hope that you'll stop by, stop lurking, and post a comment! And I'm always in need of another blog to read, so I can't wait to meet all of you!

So to sum up: Welcome to Melz World!


Magnolia Mom said...

I'm just party hopping! I don't have my party spot up yet, but I hope to do that tonight! I'll definitely be back for me. Have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

Welcome! You know, the magnolia is one of my favorite flowers - and being from Mississippi, I carried silk ones in my bridal bouquet.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Hello Melissa! Love your pink/brown blog colors! Very cool!


doodlebugmom said...

Hi Melissa, I need to do this too. Thanks for the reminder!


Lissete said...

Hi Melissa, just stopping by your party. See you soon.

Susie said...

great party! cute blog! I have a dil who is a worship leader in S.C.!

Melissa said...

Susie - we used to live in North Augusta, SC. Where does your DIL live?

And about the colors - I changed them just today, in honor of the blog party. Glad you enjoyed them.

Valerie said...


Susie Q said...

Just wanted to be at your party Melissa!
This is a fun blog and I hope you get loads of traffic!!

Have a great weekend!


Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

Just stopping by to say hello!!!

Enjoy the party!


Steff said...

I found you from Linda's message board...hope you don't mind me stopping by!

I had to comment about taking pictures of the first graders dressing up like Dr. Seuss. Our school had something going on Friday at our school, but Thursday everyone at our school dressed up too. I posted a picture of myself (decked out in my full Cat glory) on my blog. It sure was fun and the kids loved it!

Your newspaper job sounds like fun! My mom always wanted to be a journalist and I think some of her writing tendencies were passed on to me.

Sweet blog by the way!

EEEEMommy said...

Nice blog!
I do a lot of "sighing" over other people's scrapbooks too! Mine have been sorely neglected!
My husband and I love to lead worship. I'm all about strip-mall churches! :)

redmaryjanes said...

Great blog! I'm a Blog Party Girl! This is a lot of fun. Come on by my place if you have time..

BeckyD said...

My father was a minister and we actually had a church that didn't have a building of their own yet, so they met in a bar. We would go an hour before services started and clean up the remains of Saturday night. It gave communion a whole new twist.

I came by way of the Blog party, but will come back often. Please, if you have time, stop by and visit my place.

Monkey Giggles said...

Swinging in for the Ultimate Blog Party. It was nice to meet ya.

Party On!!

My first party favor give-away has started, when you get a chance come on over.

Qtpies7 said...

Hi, I'm making a pit stop on my party tour!
I bet your job is fun!

Sarangeti said...

Hello! Got via the party. Isn't this fun?! I enjoyed my visit here. :)

Wendy said...

sounds like you had a great day with your Dad. Wish mine lived closer.

Loved the recap about you, not sure how I found you, but you said the lurkers should post so here I am. Happy Monday!!

Kelli said...

Hi! Stopping by for the party. Nice to "meet" you. :) My girls both missed the cutoff too and were highly disappointed. ;)

Jen said...

Hi Melissa nice to meet you.
Your job sounds interesting

Brandie said...

Hello! So nice to stop by and meet you =)