#AtoZChallenge: Underwhelmed

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It feels like a negative word to blog about, “underwhelmed.” And it mostly is, I guess, though it doesn’t always have to be, does it?

Well, maybe it does.

But sometimes, it’s just how you feel. And sometimes, it’s conveniently timed with “U.” Talk about your synchronicity.

Not sure if it’s me and my mood or things in general at the moment, but there is a lot with which I’m underwhelmed. With my performance during the A to Z; with the state of my writing right now as a whole; with the condition of my country; with my get up and go.

All very underwhelming.

Being underwhelmed can create an opportunity, though. See? Not entirely negative. Because it’s a sign to take stock, to reassess, to see what’s working and what isn’t.

Some of these things are out of our control. Some of them are within our control but feel like they are out of our control.

I’m sure you can draw your own conclusions as to which are which.

Nonetheless, Wednesday we will, in the hopes of being fully whelmed.


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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#AtoZChallenge: These

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So THESE books are my books. Did I take a shortcut today?

Umm…

YUP!

#AtoZChallenge: SLLOOOOWWW

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I should have had that second cup of coffee today. I really should have had that second cup of coffee.

I’m slow to blog and slow to get moving today. Slow to think and slow to find additional examples to finish this sentence.

Thus proving my point.

I’m going to go make that other cup of coffee.

That’s started. So here we are, all the way down at S and April has been a blur. This year has been a blur.

Time is so weird. But if you’ve read this blog before, you know I think that.

Second cup of coffee acquired. I probably should have called this post “second” at this rate.

I’m going to Monday my Monday. Have a fantastic 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#AtoZChallenge: Remember

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As in I just remembered that I’m supposed to blog today!

Oops.

Sometimes remembering is hard. If we were getting graded on A to Z, I think I’d be somewhere around the D range right now. I’d like to give myself a D+, but I think that’s ambitious.

Anyway I hope you remember to have a lovely weekend. It’s looking decidedly like spring around here.


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.

#AtoZ Challenge, AccountaClub Edition: Questions

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So…#AccountaClub Friday, where we talk about how our weeks are going and how we are doing with our goals. And in the spirit of A to Z, I’m going to ask myself a few questions.

Have I kept up with the blog posts?

Yep.

Am I hopelessly behind on comments and visits and generally not being a bad participant in A to Z?

Yep.

There’s something about this year, and all that’s going on in it. Not so much as excuse but an observation. Then with the headaches, I got way behind…and here we are at Q.

Did I work out this week?

Yep. Even with a weird knee pain that seems to have subsided, five days, five workouts.

That’s me. How was your week?


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.

#AtoZChallenge, Ten Word Photo Prompt Edition: Parenting

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Yes, I completely forgot to do this last week. COMPLETELY. I wrote an A to Z post but didn’t do a photo prompt.

Oopsies.

So in case you are unfamiliar, on Thursdays when I don’t totally blow it, I post a photo and we write a ten word story about it. Exactly ten words.

I managed to stick to the animals, too.

OK, ready? Here’s mine.

Oh Timmy’s VERY advanced. He stopped feet-sitting hours ago.

#AtoZChallenge: Or

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(Photo by Jean van der Meulen from Pexels)

Is anyone else running through the alphabet in your head each time you sit down to write a post? To make sure you have the right day?

I thought I’d have the alphabet down pat by now.

Or.

Maybe I didn’t?

Or packs a lot of punch in those two little letters, which, if I’m being honest and I’m always honest, are starting to look weird next to one another already.

You can change an entire hour, an entire day, an entire lifetime, an entire universe with that tiny little “or.”

“Sliding Doors” and all its progeny were built on or. Every single “or” is a Choose Your Own Adventure, a separate path, a fork in the road.

Or not.

See what I mean?


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.