Friday, February 15, 2013

Drum Roll Please...

I am so very excited to announce that I have been chosen as a cast member for Indianapolis' Inaugural Listen to Your Mother show.  LTYM is a national series of live readings in celebration of Mother's Day.  I will be in some brilliant company, and it is sure to be a night full of all types of essays about motherhood.  We'll definitely laugh, maybe cry, and we can guarantee that you will want to hug a mother afterwards.
The show is set for 7pm Thursday May 2nd at the Indiana Historical Society, so be sure to mark your calendars and buy tickets early.  A portion of the proceeds are going to Partners in Housing.  I promise to let you know when you can buy tickets, so that you can all come listen to me read my essay.  Don't worry if you can't make it though, because all of the cast members' performances will be video taped and place on the LTYM YouTube Channel.  
I'm already trying to figure out what in the world I'm going to wear for my 5 minutes of nerve fueled blur of a reading!  I'll be making a trip to Berlin between now and then, so perhaps I'll bring some Berliner fashion back with me. 
Learning that I get to be part of this amazing show was definitely the biggest highlight of my week!  
I'm also counting down the day until my first self-imposed due date of March 1st for a dissertation chapter.  I think I can.  I think I can.  I think I can.  
Lastly, one other thing made me jump-up-in-the-air happy this week, though I'm worried that if I talk about it, I might jinx it.  Throwing caution to the wind, I would like to announce to the world that Mayzie is officially potty trained!!!  She even goes to the potty when she needs to without having to be asked anymore.  It is AWESOME.  (At the same time this made me a little sad, as my ovaries started aching, but I'm choosing to ignore them.)  
My oh my, what an happy week it has been.  



    That wasn't terribly literary, was it?

    1. I <3 your cheers and I can't believe we're going to be on the same YouTube channel. :-)

  2. Oh, HOW EXCITING!!! Congratulations!!!!!! That is completely awesome!

    wait...and potty training news?! It has been a good week!!

    1. It was a fantastic week! Here's hoping this week is just as great.

  3. Michelle and I will be providing tips on dress and prep at our first rehearsal in two weeks. What I can tell you now is red is a "no." That was a disappointment for me last year because red is my FAVORITE color. So, I selected a color I thought no one else would be wearing. Wrong...try half the NW Indiana cast. In case you'll accept a link in the comment section (for your followers and friends), tickets can be ordered via
    To Mama Melch's followers and friends: her story is fantastic! Come see!
    Judy, Co-Producer & Director of Listen to Your Mother Indianapolis



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