Mel’s Monday Musings: November 18, 2019

Hi! (Monday again, already??) How are you?

I’m still waiting for a weekend; I had craft shows back-to-back this weekend so I hustled the entire way through. I purposely did not schedule one for this coming weekend so I could actually have a break (though I will work both days to some extent; most artists and crafters I know have seven-day work weeks both out of habit and due to necessity). Just two more this year (unless something comes up)!

The closer it gets to the holidays, the more time I want to have to spend with my family — I also have the choral commitment, which means one of my December weekends is blocked off for dress rehearsal and then the concert.

I’m excited about that concert; we sounded great tonight!

My oldest goes into a custom scoliosis brace on Thursday. I hope it’s not a source of pain or stress for my teen. I think I worry more than the kids do about anything like that, heh. It’s a parent thing, I guess.

I have to scramble over Thanksgiving (there are always snatches of downtime) to put together my proposal for teaching gel plate monoprinting next year. I’ve never taught anything really; it’s not in my comfort zone…but I’m going to figure it out. If I hate it, I don’t have to keep doing it, but if I never try, I might miss out on something fun that generates a bit of revenue at the same time.

Thanksgiving is so late this year! I always use it as a marker as to how I’m doing preparing for Christmas, and let’s just say that it’ll be more like the starting line than any measurement of real progress this time around. I’m hearing that from a lot of people though, so maybe it just snuck up on everyone?

Speaking of sneaking up, that snowfall predicted last week did happen, but it was kinder than forecast, somewhere at or just shy of six inches. It’s almost gone now — ok, like 2/3 gone — but I think by the end of the week we might have a fresh inch or two on top of that. We’ll see; it’s supposed to be clear until the latter part of the week, which is convenient because I have All The Things going on this week.

‘Tis the season.

I’ve been musing lately on what it means to be your own sort of spiritual guide/master/teacher — Morgan Daimler posted a thought-provoking article on Patheos about that last year, and I agree with a lot of what she says but have more to add. Maybe that’ll be next week’s topic. Let’s just say for now that the more I study, the less I know, and the less I know, the more ok I am with being out in “left field” somewhere spiritually…

Anyway, it’s your turn. What’s new with you? 🙂