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Doing Things Differently™ – My Week In Review [Part Five]


[Week Five: March 1st – 5th]

* For those of you who are NEW to ‘Doing Things Differently™’ or NEW to reading this blog, may I suggest you click on, and read, the links provided in the first paragraph of this post? I think that might clear up any confusion!

Onward.

Once Upon A Time, A Girl Named Meleah wanted to improve the ‘Quality Of Her Life’ so, she started ‘Doing Things Differently™’. And then she noticed the ‘Little Changes’ she made every day, had a huge impact on her life. And even though Meleah had a few ‘Setbacks’, she kept on forging ‘Ahead’.

Meleah realized that March 1st also landed on a Monday. And that not only meant it was a brand new week, but it was also a brand new month. And Meleah thinks anything is possible when you have a ‘Clean Slate’ like that. And therefore, she was going to use that opportunity to add something ‘New’ to her ‘Daily Morning Routine’.

So, Meleah woke up at 8am and she began ‘Day Twenty-Five’ of ‘Doing Things Differently’ [D25/DTD]. Meleah put on her ‘Outfit’ and went ‘Outside’ with her mother. And they walked around the block, five times in a row, for the first day, for the fifth week in a row. As noted by the following ‘Video Footage.’

Yeah, um, did anyone happen to notice how Meleah ‘Tripped’ and then tried to act like that didn’t happen? Meleah’s best friend, Amy The Bartender thinks Meleah was merely ‘Off Balance’ because of her ‘Lack Of Cigarette.’

[Side Bar: With all of this ‘Cigarette Talk’ Meleah feels the need to mention to everyone that she is absolutely NOT trying to ‘Quit Smoking.’ She is not ready to begin ‘Doing Things Drastically’ even though she is ‘Doing Things Differently.’ [At least, not YET.] And, in all seriousness, if Meleah ever does decide to start ‘Doing Things Drastically’ she’s pretty sure she would rather wear ‘Lipstick’ and possibly even ‘High Heels’ before she considers giving up her Cool-Mentholated-Newport100-Moments.]

By the time Meleah came home from her morning walk, her self-generated-endorphins had kicked in. And she put that energy to ‘Good Use’ by doing 50 ‘Stomach Crunches’. And then she took things to ‘The Next Level’ by attempting to do 50 ‘Push-Ups’. And by Fifty ‘Push-Ups’ she really means NINE.

[Hey, a girl has to start somewhere.]

Later that evening, Meleah watched the ‘Season Finale’ of The ‘Bachelor’ and she can summarize that WHOLE experience with ONE statement posted by her friend Kat:

“ABC needs to rename this season: The Bachelor – On the (Fairy) Wings of Love [Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That]”

Which probably explains why Jake chose Vienna. After all, she does look like a man.

Tuesday, otherwise known as ‘Day Twenty-Six’ of ‘Doing Things Differently’ [D26/DTD] sharply began at 9am. Meleah put on her ‘Outfit’ and went ‘Outside’ and she walked around the block, five times in a row, for the second day in a row, for the fifth week in a row.

And, when she came home, rather than smoking a cigarette, she did another 50 ‘Stomach Crunches’ and she did another 50 ‘Push-Ups’. And by Fifty ‘Push-Ups’ she really means TEN, for the second day in a row, for the first week in a row.

Meleah spent the ‘Rest Of The Day’ responsibly taking care of all her chores: cleaning, cooking, balancing the checkbook, paying the rent, doing the laundry, and making her daily ‘Internet Rounds’ all the while in her pajamas and watching a ‘Law & Order Marathon’ because Meleah firmly believes in being ‘Comfortable’ when being ‘Responsible.’

‘Day Twenty-Seven’ of ‘Doing Things Differently’ [D27/DTD] otherwise known as Wednesday, once again began at 9am. Meleah put on her ‘Outfit’ and went ‘Outside’ and she walked around the block, five times in a row, for the third day in a row, for the fifth week in a row. And it was friggen freezing. Thankfully, it was not snowing, and thankfully it was not raining, but Meleah is pretty sure she may have lost some of her eyelashes when she had to remove the icicles hanging off of them.

And, when she came home, rather than smoking a cigarette, she did another 50 ‘Stomach Crunches’ and she did another 50 ‘Push-Ups’. And by Fifty ‘Push-Ups’ she really means TEN, for the third day in a row, for the first week in a row.

Meleah decided to ‘Pamper Herself’ that afternoon, by giving herself a ‘Home Waxing and Home Facial’. She is happy to report this time, absolutely nothing went wrong. And that is nothing short of a miracle.

Later that evening, Meleah enjoyed some ‘Much Needed’ ‘Girl Time’ with two of her craziest and dearest friends of all. Nightingale and Fanny. Meleah and Tiffany played ‘dress up’ with hairpieces, while Nightingale waited for the color and the keratin treatment to soak in. Nightingale and Fanny amused Meleah while singing for the camera.

When she came home, Meleah thought about her friends, and fell asleep laughing.

Thursday, otherwise known as ‘Day Twenty-Eight’ of ‘Doing Things Differently’ [D28/DTD] began sharply at 7am. Mostly because her son missed the bus and she had to drive him to school.

Meleah realized she was suffering from a ‘Severe Case’ of ‘Intolerable PMS’. And all she wanted to do when she got home was stay in bed, in her pajamas, watching sappy love stories, and sobbing until her tear ducts burst, while stuffing her face with ‘All Things Chocolate’.

But…

Because she is ‘Doing Things Differently’?

She didn’t.

Instead?

Meleah put on her ‘Outfit’ and went ‘Outside’ with her mom, and they walked around the block, five times in a row, for the fourth day in a row, for the fifth week in a row.

And when she came home, rather than smoking a cigarette, she did another 50 ‘Stomach Crunches’ and she did another 50 ‘Push-Ups’. And by Fifty ‘Push-Ups’ she really means Ten, for the fourth day in a row, for the first week in a row.

That afternoon Meleah and got dressed in her ‘Big Girl Clothes’ and went to have lunch with her mother at KHCC to spend time with ATB. And, they reconnected with a long lost friend.

Friday, otherwise known as ‘Day Twenty-Nine’ of ‘Doing Things Differently’ or, [D29/DTD] didn’t get off to a very good start. In fact, Meleah was suffering from ‘The Worst Cramps EVER’ and she couldn’t even move. But for the fact that Meleah’s friend from ‘High School’ was flying in from California, Meleah probably would have never gotten out of bed at all.

Meleah spent the day anxiously awaiting ‘The Calls’ from her friend ‘Sarah Sunshine’ providing all of Sarah’s ‘Travel Details’. And after thirteen-different-gate-changes, and a five-hour-lay-over in Somewhere Arizona, Sarah was finally on her way to New Jersey.

Meleah is glad she is ‘Doing Things Differently’ because otherwise she would have never been brave enough to get on that ‘Whore Of A Highway’ and ‘In The Dark’ to drive all the way up to the ‘Newark Airport’ all by herself.

Meleah gave herself enough time full well knowing there would be a very good chance she would wind up driving aimlessly and terribly lost within the confines of the ever-so-confusing Newark Airport. Because that’s exactly what happened.

And after circling the airport a mere twenty-five-times, Meleah and Sarah were ‘Reunited’ after being separated for ‘Nineteen Years’.

[- insert two chicks screaming like 15 year olds. -]

And then Meleah decided to ‘Take A Break’ from ‘Doing Things Differently’ to simply enjoy her time catching up with her girlfriend.

And it’s been was WONFDERFUL.

Except for the day they almost couldn’t watch the ‘Academy Awards’ because ABC was yanked from our Cable provider. But THAT is a whole other story.

Meleah’s girlfriend Sarah will be returning to California on Wednesday, and that’s when Meleah will return to the Internet, and resume ‘Doing Things Differently’.

And that’s a wrap!

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  • So glad you got to reunite with your friend Sarah. I was impressed at the pace you were walking at in the video. You'll be running soon. Good on you, hon!

  • My role model! :p

  • Thanks Love! I had a great time with Sarah, and MAYBE one day I will have
    enough stamina to RUN! xoxo

  • Aw!!! * blushing *

  • You TOTALLY ROCKED MY WORLD when you tripped and just kept on walking… you need to be in a beauty pageant!!! Grace.. absolute grace. I would have face planted. 😉

    OK, the smoking thing. My husband smoked ALL his life… he hasn't smoked now in almost two months. The trick? Chantix! NO LIE. Nothing helped him quit EVER. He started taking chantix and even before they said he should stop smoking, he stopped. Then he quit taking the chantix early and isn't smoking at all. Feels better, looks better… is actually doing all kinds of things outside now! OK, speech over ha ha… but I thought you would like to hear about a diehard smoker that actually quit! 🙂

  • Aw. Thanks Kathrine! I was impressed with the fact that I didn't eat dirt too!
    Ahahhaha

    I'm glad that Chantix worked for your husband, that's terrific.

    Unfortunately, I tried taking it back in January of 2008. And I cannot even begin to tell you how horrible I felt. Some of the side effects are: Serious neuropsychiatric events, including, but not limited to depression, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt and completed suicide have been reported in patients taking CHANTIX.

    And THAT is EXACTLY what happened to me.

    All I can say about Chantix is NEVER AGAIN.
    My family was thrilled when I started smoking again!

  • Hi! What a great story! You go girl! You'll be as fit as a fiddle real soon! Before I go, I'll let you in on a little secret – I read this post without the need for a cigarette!

  • Thank you! And you're lucky NOT to need a cigarette!

  • You are doing wonderful and really the cigarette things is going great…I'm watching and enjoying the change and even considering doing things differently…it's a novel idea….go girl..

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

  • It's great that you're sticking to this. Consistency is the key. Wish I had it in me. Every time I decide to do things differently, it goes well for about a month and by a month, I mean nine days.

    I'm hoping you fill us in on this friend after nineteen years.

    Have a blast!

  • Im doing my best! 🙂

  • Ha! I usually have a hard time sticking to things too. I tend to lose interest, drop the ball, get distracted, or sidetracked, or whatever. This BLOG is the only thing have kept up consistently for years! I hope to be DTD for a long time! 🙂

  • “ABC needs to rename this season: The Bachelor – On the (Fairy) Wings of Love [Not That There's Anything Wrong With That]”

    “Which probably explains why Jake chose Vienna. After all, she does look like a man.”

    You're awful! LOL! I looked her up. she's not that bad Meleah. Geez.

    I read of push ups and now I see power walking as well. this is great.

  • She IS that bad!! Trust me!

  • You're killing me over here. LOL! She's not my type but she did not seem manly from the pictures I saw. I did not follow the show.

  • OMFG! Had you watched one episode you would know why I think she's so
    nasty! Ahhahahah

  • I have to youtube her now. Is it her voice?

    — Sent from my Palm Pre

  • And her hair, and her face, and the hipless shape of her body! Maybe
    I'm just a tough 'audience'

  • I just saw a video. Very Paris Hilton which is NOT a good thing in my book. I'm talking personality. She crashes her cars? Come on.

    Looks, not my type. She's got the porn star body at first glance but then the more you look at her, something is off. Is she cross eyed? 

  • She has that 11 year old BOY shape! It's like straight up and down with NO curves except for her fake boobs She just creeps me out!

  • Lol! That's not manly, it's just flat out unpleasant. She is not my cup of tea and I'm not even crazy about her dog.

    There HAD to have been better women on the show.

    — Sent from my Palm Pre

  • GIA was way hotter and sweeter!~

  • I'll check her out.

    — Sent from my Palm Pre

  • 🙂

  • Gia is WAY hotter. I just saw her on youtube. Hot and she seems down to earth but you never know. either way, yeah Gia is a better choice.

  • Thank you! Now you know what the heck I was talking about!
    HA!

  • Was this man drugged? I think they pick stupid people on purpose.

    — Sent from my Palm Pre

  • HA HAHA HAHHAhahahhahaha
    Prolly!

  • I want to smack the guy. And the relationship will go belly up. Mark my words.

  • I don't think Jake and Vienna will last One Year!

  • Three months!!!

  • Ahahahhahaha

    Wanna bet on it? And by wager I mean One Dollar?

  • Deal.

    — Sent from my Palm Pre

  • awesome

  • Gia is WAY hotter. I just saw her on youtube. Hot and she seems down to earth but you never know. either way, yeah Gia is a better choice.

  • Thank you! Now you know what the heck I was talking about!
    HA!

  • Was this man drugged? I think they pick stupid people on purpose.

    — Sent from my Palm Pre

  • HA HAHA HAHHAhahahhahaha
    Prolly!

  • I want to smack the guy. And the relationship will go belly up. Mark my words.

  • I don't think Jake and Vienna will last One Year!

  • Three months!!!

  • Ahahahhahaha

    Wanna bet on it? And by wager I mean One Dollar?

  • Deal.

    — Sent from my Palm Pre

  • awesome

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