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...
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
#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
I don't really have it today...I thought I was going to write something witty, but then something happened that bumped my brain right out of creative mode. I know better than to try to force it right now, so I'll save that thought for another day. I did end up writing a bit on Facebook … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: May 11, 2020
(I'm NOT going to say it. I hate Star Wars.) Hi! How's it going? No, really, how are you? These days are not easy. Doing alright over here; lots of mask-making and gardening. I applied to be a contact tracer for my state. It seems like a decent job (dunno what they pay yet) and … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: May 4, 2020
Hi! Can you believe it's almost MAY?? My puppy for The Stitched Puppy Project arrived today! I need to take "unboxing" photos. I'm going to add a patch of needlework to this blank plush dog, then send it to the next stitcher in my group, who will do the same, on through the last person, … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: April 27, 2020
What bodies of water matter to you?
Hi! It is/was Monday, right? 😉 How are you? (How you are, no matter what form that takes today, is always OK to be/feel. I know sometimes it seems like there's an expected way-to-be or how to feel, but we're not all the same person; we don't all process life and various events the same … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: April 6, 2020
Hi! How are you? Need some good distractions? I thought I'd list my favorite generally-positive Instagram accounts for y'all this week. So, in no particular order, here are some folks you can follow when you need some cuteness or something happy to read: @the_happy_broadcast: News that offers hope and optimism about both current events and … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: March 30, 2020