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! It's been a nice day here; hope you can say the same! Any day that starts out with time on (or in) the water is good by me. We went on a boat tour today, on the St. Lawrence River. It's gorgeous. (That's a castle through those trees!) And now I'm happily mid-chainmaille … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: August 12, 2019
Hey, y'all! Not a lot of cohesive thoughts here today, just random snippets. (Didn't sleep long enough or well; one of those things was my own fault.) A smattering: -Board games are good at riling even the most normally-harmonious family members (although Machi Koro is still much less divisive/enraging than Monopoly imx). -I'm going to … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: July 8, 2019
Saluton! Kiel vi fartas?
I said in the previous MMM that we were coming up on a few anniversaries in my life. The first was on the 7th and I touched on it in my latest post, on the 8th. I lost my best friend in all the world two years ago, to them walking out of my life. … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: February 11, 2019
I have one of those faces. Well, no, it's probably not my face, since I don't always wear a friendly expression and tend to get lost in thought a lot, even in public. There's something about me, though, that induces complete strangers to come up to me in public places (including restrooms) and ask my … Continue reading Mango Lady
Dear 2017, As tempting as it was to leave this at, "Bye, bitch!"...I feel there is more that needs to be said, in fairness. Thank you, 2017, for showing me that what I thought were mortal wounds -- though they be grievous and still-unhealed -- weren't. Thank you for arranging it, somehow, such that even … Continue reading Dear 2017
What is the most powerful sentence in existence?
Thanks to Facebook's "On This Day" feature, it was brought to my attention that my latest ink is a year old today. [Clearly it's time for something new!] It's been quite a conversation-starter, this particular tattoo. It's just line work, but it's different enough to make people stop and ask, "What is that? What does … Continue reading Happy Birthday to…my Ink?
As most of y'all know, my grandfather died in late January (we were very close). Two and a half weeks later, one of my longtime closest friends abruptly terminated our friendship and all contact (it wasn't as sudden for them as it felt to me, but that's not my story to tell and, frankly, I … Continue reading Healing, aka The Life You Have