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
Holy hats; it's March already! How's it going? Are you starting to see signs of spring where you are? We are, I suppose. My town received almost three feet of snow Thurs/Fri, but today it's 45F and raining. That would be great and all if we didn't currently have about 8 small trails of water … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: March 2, 2020
Here's to the craziness.
"I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks." --Sarah Grimké, women's suffrage advocate and abolitionist (as quoted by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) This has been a rough week. The massive injustice carried out today (and throughout this disgustingly incomplete … Continue reading Your Foot is Still on My Neck
What happens to women if the Supreme Court swings to the far right?
(Warning: graphic image below -- visible blood in medical tubing, iodine, etc. ...It doesn't bother me, but some people might not want to look.) It's February 14th. I'm not going to rehash my story (find it here if you're curious) but it's important to me that I mark this day. Eight years ago, I came … Continue reading Not an Obligation to Me
(Family and friends, you know this one. Feel free to skip. If you don't know, it's important. Please read.) I thought I was doing the smart thing. The right thing. I'd had three babies in three years and eight months. We were poor -- not food stamp poor (we had family members helping us out … Continue reading Day of Blood