This week is all about taking chances and holding fast, friends.I can't talk about her. I'm not ready yet. Anything I might think to say right now, when the collective wound is so fresh, has been thought by brighter minds and stated by more thoughtful lips and hands than mine.I will, when I'm ready. In … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: September 21, 2020
Small good things for today:There are a lot of birthdays coming up. Most are for pets, but we'll take that right now! The furbabies coming up:Sept. 20th is Loki's 8th birthday. Darned cat.Sometime in the last week of September is Teferi's 10th birthday. Awesome cat.Around the first of October is Teddy's 4th birthday (best guinea … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: September 14, 2020
I've added Swahili and Norwegian (Bokmål) to the languages I flit among in Duolingo. I find Bokmål to be surprisingly intuitive, at least so far!We have the pool 99% closed down for the season. Just need to add more water-bag weights to the leaf cover that sits on top of the winter cover itself. (Keeps … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: September 7, 2020
What "momversations" look like these days w/my mom-friends...
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
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
What bodies of water matter to you?
Don't look away
Hi! Well, we did it! We've made it through the final Monday of 2019! Can you believe it? Today was...not a good day. Yesterday really wasn't either. (Different reasons, which I guess is a good thing overall?) 2017 was terrible and filled with losses; 2018 held a lot of other changes; 2019 has been hella-stressful, … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 30, 2019
You got this.