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May 4, 2010

A Very Short Fairy Fish Tale

Once upon a time...
There was a "40ish" woman
Who wanted to run away!

Away from laundry, dishes and mopping
Her usual household chores.
"I need blue skies, white sand and foamy surf," she cried.
No more dirty kitchen floors!"

So she donned her floppy hat to keep "crow's feet" at bay.
Grabbed keys, a drink, her girl and her man.
"To the beach we shall go. Chop-chop. No delay!" "But no pictures!" they cried, "We're tired of your Sony." "Yeah...right" she muttered, pulling her hair in a "pony." From the van to the water...she mulled over her plot. "Take photos, I will. A lot! A lot!"
Once on the sand, her hubby exclaimed, "The Shred is working!
Your abs are so tone~y."
But too bad, so sad...this pic's a fake-out.
A real phony.

And so is this one
With short hair.

It's not me.

It's Sharon Stone-y.

Now, listen my friends, parts of this "fairy tale" are true.

And we will live happily ever after

But for now my little rhyming must come to an end.

And as for this mermaid,
The face belongs to my girl.
But the "tail" is pretend.


  1. You are too cute!!! So glad you had a fishy day.

  2. Okay, you made me laugh. Love your rhymes! And I think you look great, you don't have to put your face on someone else, because you look MAH-valous!

  3. Oh my gosh, you are so clever!!

  4. You are so precious sis, love you.

  5. I have laughed myself silly!! Melanie! I love this!!!!Of course, Runner mom subscribes to Runners World...I think they need you on the cover for real next month!!! Precious!! Love this, girlfriend! Wish I were closer; I'd go to the beach with you all the time!

  6. Haha! Nice photos! You, of course, are beautiful enough to be on Runner's World, for real. A family of pure lovliness.

  7. Oh how I enjoyed this, haha....So clever...You look really good! HUGS

  8. You made me smile! Plenty of bizarre rhymes in my own past.

  9. You're so cute! LOL! It's really good to see you sparkle again. :)

  10. Totally clever and a delight to see and read.

  11. Ahhh, that's my kind of day. Can you literally WALK to the beach??? The first picture looks VERY real! You look fabulous Melanie!

    I thought the same thing when I saw Justin Bieber for the first time. He reminds me so much of Andrew. Only...Andrew is cuter. :)

    Good to get a glimpse of laughter in your voice, Melanie. Thanks for sharing that. And, thanks for sharing the tough days too. You are a blessing.

  12. You are too cute!! Ahhh...a day at the beach does sound like such fun:)

  13. Very cute, Mrs. Seuss. And glad you had a day of sun and some moments of fun together.

  14. The magazine cover looks so real, I thought it was you. :)

    Ahhhh, the beach, ultimate relaxation!
    My husband mentioned a weekend getaway to Clearwater soon. We love the beach there, the powder white sand. When folks think of Florida and the beach, Clearwater is the perfect image of a beautiful beach.

  15. I love knowing you are feeling well and happy. Watching you enjoy your family is wonderful.
    Be happy my friend, you are loved.....:-) Hugs

  16. This was great and so clever! Thanks for sharing your rhyme! Glad you all had a great day at the beach!

  17. You never cease to bless my soul!!

    Love you Melanie~

  18. This is wonderful. Makes me want to go play with that site, but I MUST resist! I must. Really.
    Blessings to you, all toney!!

  19. Love it Mel!!!I might have to try to put my face in the hole to look like Sharon Stone:)!

  20. wow what a body!!! love them all :)

  21. hello lady. I am thinking of you this mothers day. read this sweet girls post too.

    "Fiona and Twig"... shes a follower of mine...

    I wish I could share a cup of coffee with you.

    So much love to you too.

  22. That is adorable Melanie! How fun. I think I'll have to go visit this site and have a bit of fun myself.

    Happy Mother's Day to you my dear. I will be keeping you covered in prayer as I know it won't be the same this year. However, just as you will all be a 'Family of Five Forever' you will be a treasured and beautiful mother of 3 forever as well!

    God bless you!

  23. Just stopping by to wish you a "Happy Mother's Day" Melanie.

    I know this day is will be bittersweet for you.

    You are one amazing mother! I pray you feel God's love and comfort all around you as you remember how He graciously blessed you with those 3 beautiful children.

    May they rise up and called you blessed!

    Love you~

  24. Fun, fun post! And, quite creative.

    Thanks for sharing. You made me smile as I read!


  25. Very cool... I am glad you had a good time with your beautiful family...

  26. Lol! Even in pain, you bring smiles! Only Jesus can do that! He is shining!
    Love to you, love your poetry!

  27. Mel, tomorrow may be painful for you as you will be thinking of how great it was last year on Mothers Day. It will hard for your husband, Audra and Avery as well sweetie. Be strong and enjoy the love surrounding you.

    I only want you to know I am thinking of you and keeping you and your family in my heart and prayers......:-) Hugs

  28. Melanie, that was soooo cute! You are so talented! Love your pictures and your poem. Kudos! laurie

  29. This is so funny! Thanks for the laugh. :)
    Hope you were sent a Happy Mother's Day from Andrew in heaven today Mel in some sort of God-way.
    Love to you,