#MondayThoughts: A wobble

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Another day, another problem, which I’ll get into in my longer update tomorrow. Nothing so far with this has been easy.

Nothing.

Meanwhile, we’re back to Monday at the very end of September which seems outrageous. All of it is a blur of hospital hallways and the cafeteria and beeps and alarms and complication after complication.

I wouldn’t call it fun.

But it’s pretty today, sunny and warm as though the weather doesn’t care that it’s Fall. There are many things I need to do, that I should have done, but my energy is low at best.

I went to bed before 10 pm last night. I’m not sure it helped.

Anyway, that’s enough of that for a Monday, the last thing you need is demotivation. I hope your week is off to a great start and you have a fabulous day.


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Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#FridayThoughts: Slight change. Well maybe not slight.

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So it’s Friday. My mom was moved to a hospital that also does rehab, we haven’t seen her there yet. We had to wait until she had yet another COVID test.

It’s much further away, so a complicated situation is now more complicated.

Such is life right now.

It’s still chilly here, I think. It was supposed to be warmer today, but I’m not feeling it. Just checked, we’re supposed to go up to the 70s.

So that’s nice.

I don’t have much to say, I’m hanging on by what’s left of my fingernails. I’m sure you know what that’s like.

And I’m sorry you know what that’s like.

And that’s it for me this week. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a truly enjoyable weekend.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
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#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Halls

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Photo by Harrison Haines on Pexels.com

It’s ten word story time! Also known as our #ThursdayTen!

Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story. EXACTLY ten words.

You can do it!

If you want to.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Homeship’s timing sucked as usual. Xanthabe still had three finals.

#WednesdayWisdom: Strange days.

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It’s rainy today, and much colder than it’s been. Given the chill inside the hospital, it may be my first sweater day of the year.

It had to come some time.

What strikes me right now is how things seem rocky for a lot of people, and not minorly rocky either. Big, undulating, treacherous waves jostling us, disorienting us.

Like the aftershocks of the last year, our attention focused in a singular direction, and suddenly the rest caught up with us.

“Hello,” it says, in that menacing, I’ve been waiting kind of way.

Indeed it has.

So if you, like me, are having at time of it right now, know you are not alone.

And if you, like me, are waiting for the seas to calm, I’m waving to you from my boat.

And if you, unlike me, are basking in glassy waters with turquoise skies overhead, enjoy them, because I know, without your even telling me, that you deserve them.

Have a great Wednesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: One step at a time.

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It’s Tuesday and you probably know that. I did write an update about my mom; you can read it here. Read part 1part 2part 3.

We are moving forward as though through mud, a phrase out of one of my mom’s exercise videos I’ve been repeating back to her as we hope for her to emerge from her current state.

It’s gray and it’s raining, and I’m a little written out with the update, so I’m going wish you a lovely Tuesday and get myself ready for the new routine.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: Slogging

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It’s a gray, rainy one today. Appropriate, I guess.

It’s strange to think we’re here at the beginning of another week, more than a month since my mom went into the hospital. The world has shifted.

Most people don’t seem to notice.

I am tired despite sleeping, and my thoughts are just jumbles right now. I’ll probably do another long update tomorrow, though, after missing last week.

You might as well know where we are.

Not that we really know where we are.

Anyway, that’s it for me, I have things to do before sitting in that ICU room for hours on end again.

Have a great Monday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Incremental both ways.

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It’s been a long, very rocky week. The ups and downs happen from minute to minute.

At some point, I’ll write about it.

But this is not that point.

All I know is one way or another, it’s suddenly Friday and we’re suddenly more than halfway through September in a year that is suddenly 3/4s over.

So very very strange.

And that is it for me this week, I hope you have a good Friday and a great weekend.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt Flashback: Unfinished

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red and blue hot air balloon floating on air on body of water during night time
Photo by Bess Hamiti on Pexels.com

So it’s a flashback #ThursdayTen today, I have too much happening and not enough bandwidth for a new post. But hopefully this one is new to you!

Using the image as prompt, write a ten word story. Exactly ten words.

Ready?

Here’s mine:

Resolved, she plunged the balloon downward. She was going back.

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Check out  my full-length novels: 

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   

Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 

 Her Cousin Much Removed

 The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.

And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free!

#WednesdayWisdom: Gray days aren’t always about the weather

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I think it’s sunny today, though I wouldn’t commit one way or another. For me, the world is flat and gray.

This time is a terrible time.

I know I’m even writing this more for me than for you, because in your world maybe the sky is extra bright, maybe the flowers extra vibrant.

Genuinely, I hope so.

But for me, there is only uncertainty and possible certainty looming. And I don’t like it at all.

Have a great Wednesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: No real posts for a while

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Things aren’t going well. In fact, they’re going disastrously. I am not ready to write about them in a longer format, and since that’s largely for me to think things out, I won’t be doing a Tuesday update today.

Life feels hard and then something comes along and makes it harder, I guess.

Anyway I hope you’re having a better Tuesday than I am.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.