There is always life beneath the snow...
Hey, it's Monday again/already! What do you do when your last nerve is frayed and you just feel like banging your head against the wall because life won't let you pause for breath and the hits just keep coming? It's been one of those days -- one of a string of several of those days … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: November 4, 2019
Well, here we are at the end of another Monday. 🙂 How are y'all? Fall is always a busy time of year for us (the kids have their annual checkups, school is in full swing, and I'm currently trying to get my art stuff off the ground, so I've got craft shows and projects galore … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: September 23, 2019
Hi, y'all! This Monday has just about gotten away from me. How's it going? Fall is definitely in the air here, at least in the evenings. I love it! It's so natural, this gradual darkening and deepening toward winter. It's supposed to be warm-ish most of the week in the afternoons, but I know that … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: September 9, 2019
Hi, y'all. 🙂 How's it going? It's been a busy week here, as we're down to the last days before school starts. I'm trying to work out the wake-everyone-up schedule to maximize sleep but minimize the hassle of getting three kids out the door. Two of mine will ride the same bus, even though they … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: September 2, 2019
Hi, y'all! What's on your mind tonight? Stuff is getting real with the craft show; it's this coming weekend! Setup is Friday afternoon, and then Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 9-3 it's "showtime." (Kind of a big deal for this introvert...I really hope I can be "on" for everyone. I love the stuff I … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: August 19, 2019
We are natural, but we've forgotten.
I woke up this morning excited for the day. Then reality happened.
Two things for y'all today (hopefully you'll get something of value from at least one of them!): 1. At a meeting for a large and beloved annual town festival, I gave a committee report to a room full of influential townspeople I don't know, as my face flamed (my co-chair, a native, always gives the … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 28, 2019
Every year for the past five years or so, in the final weeks of December, I've chosen a word for the following year. My "word of the year" (you've probably seen the concept in a dozen places by now) encompasses a trait or a goal or something else that I hope will serve as a … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: December 17, 2018