Here’s Where I’m At.

I’ve said it many times over the past few months: I never imagined I could ever be this busy, ever. That’s a pretty amazing statement, considering everyone I know claims that they don’t know anyone who runs at full-tilt like I do. Just when I think I have more than enough on my plate, something else shows up.

My to-do lists are starting to regenerate themselves without my assistance. (And if that makes sense to you? Wow, you need some rest just like I do!)

The good news is, as each day goes by, I’m starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I see a time when things will slow down for me a bit. (That day is about a month from Wednesday, in case you’re wondering)

I have edited my book for the last time, with my sister’s and Jim’s help. The next time I see it, I will be holding all 260 pages of it in my hot little hands. (Ahem, have you pre-ordered yet? Books should be available by May 15th-ish.)

I am planning some special activities for my “official” book launch, which will take place the week before Memorial Day. This is what takes up much of my time.

Lacrosse season is in full swing. J plays two to three times each week, and I have attended all of his games so far. The games are a great opportunity for me to unwind a bit (and they’re fun!).

My house is a mess, but I am managing to keep up with the ironing so at least I have that going for me.

D was home this weekend for Easter break. I’m driving him back to school this afternoon, for the home stretch of his freshman year. Time flies.


On Saturday I took a break from everything and headed to the city with Lou to see Melissa, who was in town (along with her hubby) to see Duran Duran. I walked Lou’s feet off (sorry, Lou!), but we had a great time. I took the best first-try self portrait, ever, of Melissa and me.

I have to start thinking about press releases and other such marketing for my book. The challenge, especially after all I’ve had to juggle for the past few months, is daunting. But I know it’ll be alright.

The royal wedding is on Friday (did you hear?), and I have plans to get up early and watch, of course. I may have to watch the last part on my DVR, though (the horror!): I have signed up to accompany a busload of high schoolers to the city for a field trip. Call me crazy, but when J’s teacher emailed all of us parents, saying she was desperately low on chaperones for the day, I decided to go for it. This will probably be my last field trip ever.

I’m saying goodbye to lots of things, as a matter of fact. I’m at a point in my life where I have felt the need to let go of some of the old and grab onto the new. I gave my notice at religious school for next year: after fourteen years of teaching every Sunday (during the school year), I’m moving on. We will be leaving our scout troop at the end of summer, due to J’s lack of interest in continuing. I even said goodbye to my blogspot and opened up the doors over here. (Ahem, have you subscribed to the feed in your reader or by email yet? There’s also the brand-new Google Connect widget over there…)

The winds of change…feel pretty good right now.


  • lceel

    Saturday did my feet good. My soul, too, truth be told. I had a wonderful time. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

    As for the winds of change? Change is good, sometimes. It refreshes, sometimes. It keeps you moving forward, always.

  • Patty

    I get this: “My to-do lists are starting to regenerate themselves without my assistance.”

    Hope all your projects go well & you enjoy every but of them. I’m taking a break and waking up ridiculously early for the Royal Wedding! I’m looking forward to it being a sure 3 hours + I’ll be sitting down & relaxing 🙂

    • Melisa

      I’m so glad you get that! haha

      Maybe we can text each other during the Royal Wedding: the rest of my house will sound all cricket-y. (Remember, I have to get up an hour earlier than you do! Ack!)

  • Michelle

    Your change is a good change. And seriously, you went to see Duran Duran and didn’t even tell me you were going? I’m crushed. I need a blow by blow account of the concert. Crushed.

    I’m avoiding all news outlets until what … 2 weeks after this wedding when people will finally stop talking about it? *ducking*

    • Melisa

      *I* didn’t go to see Duran Duran! You definitely would’ve known about that . MELISSA and her hubby went. I just went to the city to hang with them for a few hours! 🙂

      Don’t worry, I have enough excitement about this wedding for both of us. And the state of Delaware.

  • Mrs4444

    Wind is good sometimes, especially given all the RAIN we’ve had lately–it’ll keep us out of the MUD! 🙂 Good luck in the coming weeks!

  • Tara R.

    I can’t believe D has finished his first year in college. I bet you’re looking forward to having both boys home again. Especially with your book coming out soon.

    I don’t think I’m going to be up for the wedding, but I’m counting on you to represent for us all on Friday.