Since my art career appears to be taking off (!!) and since art is one of those underrated things getting us all through this pandemic and this crazy year in general, I thought I would take the opportunity to point people at a few other artists whose work I admire and enjoy. John Avon, renowned … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: August 3, 2020
What "momversations" look like these days w/my mom-friends...
I wasn't planning on it, but I'm going to be dragging out my sewing machine (Jolene, my modern gal, although I may see about going antique for part of this), dusting out her innards, and putting her to work again on masks. More. Masks. I've already made over 800 of them. Some of these will … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: July 20, 2020
Hi, y'all. The next Dresden Files book drops tomorrow. It's been years. I know where I'll be! Except... I'm right in the middle (well, 43%, according to my Kindle app) of The Priory of the Orange Tree, and it is SO GOOD, y'all. So.good. I think I'll put it down to read Peace Talks, and … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: July 13, 2020
One thing I know is this: if you get a chance to leap for a brass ring, even if you're absolutely certain that everyone else is in a better position to make the jump and has longer legs than you do besides, take the leap anyway.
Happy Pride Month -- and...
Hiii! How are y'all tonight? Not a lot of musing on my end at the moment, I'm afraid; it's been a scorcher for the past few days here. Hot weather saps my energy and makes my thoughts muddy and nebulous. It also negatively affects sleep when one constantly tosses and turns trying to get a … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 22, 2020
Hi, y'all! Did you have a good weekend? We did; yesterday we celebrated my oldest child's FIFTEENTH birthday!! Where does the time go?? Other news: I'm working on getting my Etsy shop up and running again after spending my mask-making time with it in Vacation Mode; I want to list my pendants and chainmaille bracelets. … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 15, 2020
I've been keeping a Covid-19 diary (not particularly faithfully; slightly less often than once per week at this point) with stats and my impressions, etc. just in case it has historical value/interest someday. The entries are usually hurried, more of an afterthought, but life is kind of like that these days, scattered and demanding, so … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 8, 2020
#BLM #BLACKLIVESMATTER #JUSTICEFORGEORGEFLOYD Black lives matter. The job of the police force is -- or should be -- to protect and serve the citizenry, the banner of which absolutely always must include every citizen of color. Good police officers de-escalate confrontation. They are willing to put their own lives on the line rather than cross … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: June 1, 2020