#FridayThoughts: Well we made it

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To Friday, at least. As trump keeps throwing himself on the ground like an outraged toddler told no at the toy store, we’ve discovered just a few of the many, many things we weren’t supposed to know about, like pardons for cash, a surveillance list based on no evidence at all and that trump himself profited from the assistance intended for small businesses.

Fun.

But we are closing in on the end of this awful chapter, and soon he will be gone. Into obscurity, no question, into prison, perhaps.

Let’s hope it’s prison.

Meanwhile it’s a bright sunny day in December, a month after the election that won us our nation back, and I think tonight calls for a pizza. Which means cinnamon rolls in the morning with the other half of the dough.

Yum.

And with that, I’m off. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.


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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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#ThursdayThoughts Ten word photo prompt: Atypical

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Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Pexels.com

It’s Thursday! That means it’s time for a ten word story, also known as our #ThursdayTen!

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

Easiest thing you’ll do all day!

Or not.

Try it and find out!

Ready? Here’s mine:

The rain finished, leaving behind a man.

That was new.

#WednesdayWisdom: It’s OK

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It’s sunny today, though chilly. We’re all the way in December, and it’s hard to know what happened to the year, though we weren’t outside much to see it.

It’s all been very taxing while not doing much, which seems ironic but there we are. I think worrying burns calories and you’ll probably never convince me otherwise.

So it’s OK if you’re not firing on all cylinders right now. It might be weird if you were firing on all cylinders right now, considering. I mean a former general just advocated a military coup because trump is still a pouty boy over his resounding election loss.

Of course that general has known ties to putin, so his advocating for overthrowing the Constitution probably has a lot to do with that, but still, sore losers will sulk.

Processing all of this takes a lot of bandwidth. Add in the interminable pandemic, which, already raging, is about to flare because people had to get together to eat turkey, and your brain is dealing with a lot.

So let it. And have a great Wednesday.


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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.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Delivery in Social Isolation

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This time around, I’ve started doing grocery delivery. There are no words to describe how fantastic it is to browse without trying to maintain six feet of distance, especially when others refuse to do the same.

But make sure to tip the shopper well, because it’s not an easy job right now.

Instead of winding my way through the aisles of the supermarket, at this exact moment I am typing this blog, the food magically on its way to me. I’m not entirely sure I’ll change this habit when we’re finally clear of the pandemic.

I hope we’re soon finally clear of the pandemic.

The idiotic lawsuits from trump have faded into an annoying background whine, it seems no one now is paying much attention, we have moved on, the world has moved on. Everyone but trump and his nebulous backers have moved on. But it’s over, the states are certified, Biden has won, in two weeks the electors will meet and that will be that.

It’s funny how embarrassing trump has made this for himself, when he could have pretended to have a little dignity. But he’s like a pathetic little boy who refuses to believe he doesn’t get the trophy. He’s not getting the trophy. And now he’s breaking things on his way out.

Anyway, my groceries are getting closer and I have Tuesday things to do. Have a great day.


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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: It’s not Friday

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I just titled this post “Friday Thoughts.” Which is all fine and good, except on a Monday that might be a little confusing.

Perhaps I am a little confused.

It’s a fully gray day, it looks like it could snow, and the temperature is just low enough to do it, though we’re more likely to get sleet. Now THAT’S November, but of course it’s the last day of November so…well…yeah.

We are all settling in for a brighter tomorrow, though we still have a fascist-filled today, and waiting that out is no one’s favorite activity. It will be such a relief for the world to stop pointing and laughing come January.

As terrible as these trump years have been, they’ve exposed the rot under the flooring, we can see it all now and if we can see it, we can fix it. And when we fix it, we’ll pour a concrete foundation so it never seeps again.

Anyway that’s me for Monday. Have a great day.


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!
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#FridayThoughts: Sale priorities

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The sales have definitely increased in intensity this week, and I’ve been spending money. More than I should, that’s for sure, but this year I’ve bought very few things. Even clothing sales don’t bring the excitement they did.

Where would I wear them?

I finally got myself a TV large enough that I don’t have to stand in the middle of the room to read things on it. It was a really, really, really good deal and yet it feels wildly extravagant, especially now. But there are few things I will use more in the coming months.

These times are tough to navigate, although now that President-elect Biden has won, the light on the surface is glimmering, showing us the way up. Maybe that’s what my inexplicable spending spree is about, really, that hope, that optimism for the future.

Or maybe I just want stuff.

Who knows. Either way, spend money, don’t spend money, but have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend regardless.


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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Thanksgiving Edition

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It may be Thanksgiving but it’s still Thursday! That means a ten word story.

And while our Thanksgivings may, or do, or SHOULD look different this year, we might as well mark the day with one of our ten word stories.

So long as they’re exactly ten words. No Thanksgiving theme required, either.

Using the image above as a prompt, craft a story of exactly ten words, and then have a great holiday.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Thoroughly misunderstanding “distanced holiday,” Holly found herself miles from home.

#WednesdayWisdom: Thanksgiving hasn’t been Thanksgiving for years

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It’s uniformly gray out today, sky to ground. Probably fog. Or the outside’s gone black and white.

Anything is possible in 2020.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and people seem obsessed with celebrating it as though there isn’t a deadly airborne virus that’s already killed a quarter of a million people. They want to pretend that every year it’s Norman Rockwell and cozy, joyous family time.

And to that I say: give me a break.

If we hadn’t watched people line up for sales, first at the crack of dawn on Friday, then midnight, and then on Thanksgiving itself, then maybe I’d say feel free to mourn a little but still, don’t do the big gathering.

But we did.

We saw as retailers forced their employees to work on this “sacred” day so that people could get blenders and socks at a modest discount. We’ve watched fights break out over televisions; we’ve seen people camping out for sales get robbed; we’ve seen stampedes over gaming consoles.

So this year, let’s not pretend that it’s stodgy Democrats and our stodgy desires to stop the death toll that shifted the tone of the holiday. People did it, voluntarily, for years.

If you can change your plans for a toaster oven at Target, you can change your plans to stop people from dying. And if you can’t, then what the hell is wrong with you?

Anyway, have a great Wednesday, and remember your choices for tomorrow could mean the difference between someone being alive at Christmas and someone not.


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!
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#TuesdayThoughts: It’s only TUESDAY?

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I’m having a hard time believing it’s not at least Wednesday, but here we are on Tuesday. It’s gray and wet out, I don’t know if it’s rain, sleet or snow, but we might have any or all of them today. Yay.

I have to go back to the drug store, they didn’t have one of my prescriptions, and the thought fills me with dread. It was not fun yesterday.

Not fun at all.

Meanwhile the states are certifying the election so the tantrum is almost over. But we must never, ever forget these last four years or try to to smooth them over into something better than they were, or we will have them back again.

It’s amazing, no one is telling trump it’s time for him to retire the way they did with Clinton. They’re not saying it’s time for him to go knit and be with his grandchildren. No they’re talking about how Republicans would back him for a 2024 run.

It’s disgusting.

But one problem at a time.

Anyway, that’s it for Tuesday. Have a good one.


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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: recycled

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It’s brightly sunny this morning, I’m not sure if it’s warm or cold, it could be either here. Even in January with the temperature in single digits, the sun can shine merrily away, as though laughing at its own joke.

The election is done and over and yet the most pathetic man on the planet–without hyperbole, he genuinely is the most pathetic man on the planet–whines and cries and throws temper tantrums because he refuses to understand he lost.

And he did lose.

Bigly.

I’ve got errands to do, but errands in this era bring a specter of apprehension, as here we are in the midst of this terrible pandemic Republicans have fanned into roaring flames. I hope when sanity takes over leadership, there will be consequences for their depravity.

So that’s all I have today, the same few thoughts rolling into a brand-new week. I’m too tired and annoyed for a Monday morning, gotta leave yourself a little room to expand.

I’m going to try to get my frame of mind a little on the better side and get my things done. You 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.