Today, I just wanted to drop a few positive things here, and I invite you to do the same! What's made you smile lately? My list: -Season 3 of Queer Eye -- seriously, go watch it! It's such a feel-good show in an era of pettiness, manufactured outrage, and toxicity. (Also, you need to see … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: March 18, 2019
I woke up this morning excited for the day. Then reality happened.
Hello, dear ones! Here we are in February! How have you fared over the past week? I'll have something more profound to say next week (we're closing in on a date with great personal meaning), but today is another "simple pleasures" kind of day. It was an unusually warm day here, for February (50F!). We've … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: February 4, 2019
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
This past week or so, I've been getting acquainted with a whole new level of cold weather. It was rare to even go below freezing in TX -- same for eastern NC where I grew up. But here in NNY? Yeahhh-- we've been below zero quite a few times here, and this weekend had seriously … Continue reading Mel’s Monday Musings: January 21, 2019
Looking into the future amidst the chilling November winds...