Monday, April 16, 2018

Meredith’s Monday Musings: Going to Monthly Posts




Hey Everyone!

Happy Monday! How are y’all doing today? I’m doing well. I’ve been super busy with real life stuff, so I haven’t had much time to contribute to my writing. With that being said, I have a big announcement to make about Meredith’s Monday Musings. 

I love getting to write Meredith’s Monday Musings. However, it does take up quite a bit of my limited writing time to keep up with these weekly posts. Therefore, I have decided that I will do a Meredith’s Monthly Musings. The posts will be published on the first Monday of every month. This way, I can devote more time to writing books, while also keeping my blog alive. 

Keep your eyes open for next month’s post! 

Have a great day, everyone! :-) 

XOXO 


-Meredith 


Monday, April 9, 2018

Meredith's Monday Musings: Criminal Minds






Hi Guys and Gals!

How’s it going? Did you all have a good week last week? I did. I got a bunch of work done, so I can relax this week. Woohoo!

Today’s topic is all about: Criminal Minds! 

I have to admit, I love the show Criminal Minds. Yes, it is pretty dark and gross at times. However, those dark moments make the sweet moments all the sweeter. Besides that, I thoroughly enjoy the relationships between the characters and the logic that they use to catch the killers. 

One thing though that I have to say that I don’t like about the show is how they view and talk about relationships outside of the typical vanilla relationship between a man and female. 



For instance, they like using the terms dominant and submissive quite frequently. To me, they make it sound like it’s a bad thing if people take part in a dominant/submissive relationship. That frustrates me. I understand that in some criminal cases there sometimes is a dominant partner and a submissive partner. Okay, I can live with that. However, there have been several cases when they’re talking about a married couple and the team discusses how one partner is the dominant and one is the submissive, and they make it seem like the submissive can’t think for herself and the dominant bullies her. 

When viewers hear this, I think it starts to make them think that that’s how a true dominant and submissive relationship is, which isn’t the case. I know a few couples who participate in relationships like this and they’re relationships are just as equal and loving as couples who don’t. So, I really wish that the writers of the show wouldn’t it make being in a D/s relationship sound so awful. 

Another instance of this is they did an episode about couples who participate in a swingers club. You could tell that even the writers didn’t understand this type of relationship because when the couple who were supposed to play swingers on the show explained their relationship to some of the FBI agents, they called their playtime as cheating. From my understanding, couples who participate in the swinger lifestyle don’t consider having sex with others at a swingers party cheating because both people in the relationship agreed beforehand about what activities are acceptable and what aren’t. As long as both people in the relationship think that the activities are okay, then that isn’t cheating. 



As much as this bugs me, it didn’t stop me from finishing all of the series on Netflix. Yes, I did have to clench my teeth at some points, but I made it through. I just hope that by some miracle, a new writer joins their staff and educates everyone and viewers on the truth of relationships outside the typical vanilla one. 

Besides that, the show is pretty good to watch. I’d recommend it to anyone who is into darker shows, with some sweet scenes tossed in.  

Well, that’s all I have for now. Happy Monday! 


Monday, April 2, 2018

Meredith's Monday Musings: Customer Service





Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! How are y’all doing? I hope that everyone had a Happy Easter (if that’s what you celebrate). Can you all also believe that it’s April already? I’m excited. As the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Consider I love rain showers, I’m happy for them to come. 

Today’s Meredith’s Monday’s Musing post is all about: Customer Service. 

How many of you have worked in a job that requires some form of customer service before? So many jobs have a customer aspect to it, I’m sure that there aren’t many of you that haven’t dealt with this before. 

I have to say, I truly believe that customer service is the hardest part of any job. Think about it, someone is paying for a service and they want you to be one hundred percent nice to them no matter how rude they are to you. This always kills me. You’d think that if you were expecting someone to be polite and nice to you, that’d you give the same respect and treat them the same way. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. 



I have to deal with people quite a bit in my job. There are times where I’m having to clench my teeth to stop myself from being just as mean to the people as they are to me. However, I know that my boss would seriously be pissed if I did that, so I keep my mouth shut. 

Obviously, I can’t tell any of you what to do, nor do I want to. However, I would like for you to all take a moment and just think about what you say or how you act towards a person who is providing you a service. We never know what they have to deal with on a daily basis or what is going on in their lives. Maybe a friendly thank you from you is what they’ll need to brighten their days. Granted, if they’re being rude or not doing as they should, by all means announce your grievances. But, if they haven’t done anything wrong, don’t be one of the patients that they’ll complain about later. Cause remember, you wouldn’t like to deal with that if you were in their positions, don’t make them deal with it either. (Again, not saying that any of you act this way, it’s just something to remember.) 

That’s all that I have for now. Happy Monday! 


Monday, March 26, 2018

Meredith's Monday Musings: Happy Easter





Hey Everyone!

Happy Monday! How are you guys doing today? I’m getting really excited for this weekend. Why, you ask? For one, it’ll be Easter. Do y’all have any fun plans for the holiday?

In fact, today’s Meredith’s Monday Musing post is all about: Easter!

Easter is a holiday that I always enjoy. To me, it signifies the beginning of spring. I know that there is another day that is supposed to be the official start of spring, but to me, Easter has always been it. There’s nothing better than the chilly air starting to warm, the day staying lighter longer, the flowers starting to bloom again. It’s just what the doctor order after the harsh temperatures of winter. (Okay, at least by me there are harsh temperatures). 

Besides the seasons changing, I enjoy this holiday because it’s one that I get to spend with my whole family. Having us all be adults now makes it so hard to get my family together. So, on the rare occasions that we can get everyone in the same place, at the same time, I enjoy it. 



This next reason why I like this holiday is going to sound super silly. No matter how old I get, my Mom always makes me an Easter basket. She fills it with candy, small little presents, and a stuffed animal. I know that I’m an adult, but it’s still so much fun to get an Easter basket. 

Lastly, and not to go much into religious stuff, Easter also signifies the end of Lent. After having to give up something I’ve loved for forty days, it makes it that much more special to get it back. 

That’s all that I have for today. I hope that you and your families all have a fun and happy Easter. 

Happy Monday!