Thursday Thirteen

Found this fun idea at, see info at the bottom of this post.
So here is my first:

Thirteen Things about
Melissa O. That You May or May Not Know
  1. I am 26
  2. I teach computers to elementary kids Grades 1 through 5
  3. I have been married since Aug 2002
  4. I have a 3 year old daughter
  5. I live and work in Pittsburg, California
  6. I have been one of Jehovah's Witness' for 3 years
  7. I have been an independent consultant with Top Line Creations for over 2 years
  8. I am also a rep for: Stuff A Friend, Discovery Toys, Jerky Direct, and Tupperware
  9. I failed the California drivers test 3 times before passing the summer I turned 19
  10. I went to 5 elementary schools, 6 if you count being home schooled half a year
  11. I repeated second grade and skipped 8th grade
  12. I have worn glasses or contacts since jr high
  13. I graduated college in 3 years and got my teaching credential in 1 year

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Post themes start with What's Your Happiness Wednesdays

So today I will start posting based on some monthly, weekly and day's of the week themes. Hopefully starting mid week, before the start of the month will help get me going : )

First up: Wednesdays are What's Your Happiness Day

Often by the middle of the week I, like a lot of people, am dreaming of the weekend and not the most pleasant person. Ali Edwards use to have a section of her blog just for posting daily happiness' so I thought that would be a great focus for this hard day of the week. Each Wednesday I will share my happiness', things that have made me happy, that day or week. Why not join me?

March 28th Happiness'

  • Elisa's giggle- we had the best tickle fight yesterday and laughed for almost an hour
  • Chi tea- Hubby bought me some chi tea at Starbucks last month (see my RoundUp) and found some tea bags at Costco. Yummy flavor to drink as we cuddle after work
  • Sunshine- Though windy we have had some beautiful sunny days this week
  • Sand- Elisa is having a blast now that it is getting warm enough to play in her sand box
  • New Kingdom Hall- the Pittsburg Kingdom Hall was dedicated on Saturday with a wonderful talk by a Bethal brother. Here is an outside photo

  • The Moon- Another happiness from Elisa. If we are out at night she has started saying, "Here Moony, Moony, Moony! Where are you?" until she finds the moon and says hello
  • New laptop and external hard drive - Got a new laptop for work and hubby bought me an external hard drive with his Staple's Cash. I love that I can organize and back up all my photos and digi kits now.
  • Many more but those are the highlights. I feel happier already : )

I was SPAM blocked!

So I have a good excuss for not bloging more this month, Blogger blocked my blog as SPAM! Took a little while to get it unblocked but I am back and looking to keep up with this blog and other things better. I have some ideas of monthly and weekly themes of what I want to blog so stay tune.

February Roundup

Well I am going to try to get on a schedule with this blog. I want to try to post my Katie the Scrapbook Lady's Roundup by the first week of each month. Going to just make it if you count a week as 7 days and today is the 6th : )

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
Still working on the Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown's Miss Murphy books.
Class materials for LOM class

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
So much TV that I will have to just list by category
With Elisa:
Live tv - Noggin is on all the time at our house with Sprout being the nighttime tv fav
TiVo - Cut this down a little this month
Blue's Clues (transfered a bunch to tape so down to 20 episodes); Jack's Big Music Show; Backyardigans; The Wiggles

With Efrain:
Not much live tv but we are an ABC household
TiVo - Desperate Housewives; Men in Trees; Grey's Anatomy; Ugly Betty; Heros; Prison Break now that we caught up online
Online-Day Break They finally posted the final episope so I have seen the whole thing; Brothers & Sisters, Knights of Prosperity

Watch Broken Trail on AMC and it is a must see

What special days did I celebrate and how?
Nothing big

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
Getting ready for some baby and bridel showers thing month but haven't given yet

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
Having headacks again due to stress at work.
A few colds came through

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
Had my Princess House/Open House for TLC at mom's

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
Nothing new this month

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
Got my Runway Sampliers from TLC. LOVE them

What were this month's disappointments?
Lots of computer problems at work

What were my accomplishments this month?
Decided to go for Katie the Scrapbook Lady's guest design team member and made it for March! Very excited

Anything else noteworthy to record?
Still having a lot of fun with my LOM class. Elisa is getting more into art so I am looking forward to painting and chalk outside as the weather gets better.