January 28, 2011

Hi! I’m new here, are you?

So, about a year ago, several friends asked if I had a blog.  They were completely aghast when I said no and insisted I needed to get one.  I only spent a year thinking about it, planning to do it, reading about it.  That’s not that long right?  It doesn’t make me a procrastinator.  But, finally, about two weeks ago, I decided to “just do it!”  Now, I’m wondering what took me so long.  I mean I’m a girl who likes to talk, a lot! Those who know me personally can attest to the fact that I’m a talker.  And I talk fast, always have, and probably always will.  So really, what could be better than a way to engage in conversation with anyone, everyone and maybe, sometimes no-one?  Where else can you talk (maybe just to yourself,) and not be considered crazy?!  And people wont know how fast I’m actually talking.  I think I’m going to love this. 

So, here’s What you should know about me….

I believe in balance.  Having just turned 40 last year, I think I’ve finally achieved it (for now.)  I like that I only work part time, leaving me the other half (or more) of my week to take care of my kids, take care of me, spend time with friends and my other half and more importantly to CREATE. 

Given this, through my blog I’ll share all kinds of things with you; places I go, crazy or sweet things my kids do, my creative pursuits, what inspires me, and the beauty I find in everyday life. 

Speaking of beauty, I went out on New Year’s Day to capture a piece of it.  Where I live, we were knee deep in snow; with the most beautiful blue sky on the first day of 2011.  I started out close to home and took this beauty.  This is the street that I photograph each season.  Wait till you see it in the Fall; it’s breathtaking!


Then I headed out to the country to capture winter in all it’s majesty. I travelled along my favorite route to where I dream of living. (I’ll tell you about it sometime.  If I told you about it now, I’d get too distracted, and start rambling along, oops, see there I go.)  Anyway, so I’m out in the country, alone, enjoying the peace and sunshine.  Here’s a little bit of what I saw.


Then I took this one,


and then I put my truck into the ditch.  Now mind you I was sitting still and just beginning to pull forward, and basically just slid off the road. I didn’t drive into it deliberately.  And eventually, my husband Steve, showed up with the kids in tow, and proceeded to man-handle it; driving it back and forth in the ditch on it’s side, finally bursting forth from the ditch at great speed (narrowly missing our other car, I might add.)  And here’s the really pathetic fact.  I stood there watching in awe, camera in hand and took not a single picture (or video) of my truck in the ditch or my husband’s heroic rescue. Sometimes, you just have to live life’s moments and capture them in your mind.

Well that’s it for me today.  I hope you’ll come back and visit often, but I’ll still be here if you don’t….talking to myself.

Feel free to leave me a comment and introduce yourself (that way I wont feel like a crazy person.)


  1. Well, hello Melody. I aready find your blog interesting and am excited to follow your blogging journey. Look forward to meeting you at CU!

  2. Congrats Melody on your first post! It is a great one, complete with humor, excellent pics and a story. My perfect combo for a great blog. :D

  3. Welcome to the blog world. Your pictures are awesome!!