The Wait is Over

“Good things come to those who wait.” a/k/a “Patience is a virtue.” I have been searching for a new cell phone for months. One that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg and half of my life savings. And, yet, I wanted a phone that wasn’t already two years old. I found said phone in a Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Yes, I know the Note 9 was just released, but that’s why the Note 8 was reasonably priced. I alsoRead more

Holiday Thanks

As 2016 draws to a close, I want to thank all of my blogging buddies, Tweeters, Instagramers, Facebookers and Googly people for being part of my world this past year. In case you don’t know, you all rock! Although my daily and main priorities lie in family, friends, faith and that lovely hobby called work, the online world has been a source of comfort, hysterical humor, important information about trains and such, beautiful photographs and the development of a fewRead more

The Dawn of a New Melange

The thoughts of yesterday forgotten I like the way this new skin feels Bring me splinters of tomorrow Collect the parts where I win ~from the song Dawn of a New Day~ It went without fanfare, without neon lights or trumpets sounding. March 17th was the third anniversary of Mary J Melange on WordPress. I actually hadn’t thought about it until today. It was an “oh yeah” moment, followed by a cough or two from this dang cold. I’m homeRead more

Sing a Song

The epic blogging anniversary is in two days. I started out on Blogger on March 1, 2013.  On March 17th, I headed over to WordPress and never looked back. Chocolate cake (or martinis) all around! Time for a song! Happy Blog-iversary to MJ It’s been one crazy year  She blogs about cats and chocolate and people and stuff Happy Blog-iversary to MJ Happy Blog-iversary to MJ It’s been one silly year  She’s sending a sympathy card to all of her readers Happy Blog-iversaryRead more

Humbled by a Pressing

…being Freshly Pressed for “What Time is it?” I don’t know what to say. *dumbfounded* I’m thankful…grateful…humbled…honored. Thankful to WordPress, to my readers, followers and fellow bloggers; to family, two silly felines, girlfriends, fishing stories, and Oreo cookies. Grateful that my dad gave me his sense of humor, my mom can still ask for her brandy manhattan, and God gave me the ability to write in complete sentences. Humbled by the pressing. Honored, really. And still…dumbfounded. Thank you all. ThankRead more

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Liebster!

My fellow blogger David at Not All Wanderers Are Lost has nominated Mary J. Melange for The Liebster Award. Thank you David! The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. -Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them. ☑ -Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator. ☑ -Nominate 5 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers. ☑ -Create 10 questions forRead more