#AccountaClub Friday, February 15, 2019

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Well, #AccountAbles, we made it to the end of the week. The very, very distant end of the week.

And it’s been a week.

Though I got a lot done writing-wise, but I’ve been trying out Fade In, a reasonably-priced screenwriting software. My computer, without telling me, decided to update itself, and somehow I lost a whole bunch of work.

A. Whole. Bunch.

I think I managed to recreate most of it, but that’s not great. So save often, people. We get so used to programs that automatically save, sometimes we assume.

Do not assume.

But it’s amazing how having a comfortable place to work can up your productivity.

As for fitness, it was a really great Daily Burn week. Fantastic workouts, I loved the trainers this week, and today’s was Barre-inspired, which I always find fun on a Friday. Five days, five live workouts. They seem to have gotten those technical difficulties under control.

So the world maybe be in shambles, but my week was pretty effective. How about yours?


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.

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Ten Word Photo Prompt: Release

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( Photo by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels)

You know the drill by now…with the picture above, write a ten word story! Exactly ten words.

You can have a title though.

OK, here’s mine:

Sprites scattered from her hands, star-like, their purpose her bidding.

#WednesdayWisdom: Chilly

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I mean, I know. It’s winter. I live in Chicago. That’s not hard math to do.

And it’s brilliantly sunny out today, with bright white snow and a bright blue sky. Beautiful.

But I’ve got that inside cold that doesn’t quite go away until often the end of April, the kind when you’ve been cooled all the way through.

Like I said. Winter.

The sunshine is so deceptive, because the sun lets off zero warmth. Absolutely none.

Yet it shines merrily away up there as though it’s helping out. Not so, sun.

It does make for good writing weather, though. Listening to that cold wind, knowing there’s nowhere cozier than my new little writing spot. Looking forward to getting to it.

The writing, I mean. I’m blogging from there right now.

That’s the thing. Anything can be a motivator, if you look at it the right way. I’d much rather be in here, perhaps with a cup of tea in the not-too-distant future, than out there somewhere, that wind making ghosts of us all.

In here, my worlds are as warm as I make them. That’s a control I like.

I hope your Wednesday is appropriately warm.


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.

#TuesdayThoughts: Why is this Tuesday a Monday?

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(Photo by Ajayvir Pal)

So it looks like I’ve done all the fiddling around I can do before sitting down to write. Yep, I even emptied the dishwasher.

The dishwasher.

The DISHWASHER, people.

Though I got these little bowls from Costco. They are colored on the outside with different patterns on the inside.

(Saved by the bell. Literally. Phone call.)

OK, I’m back. The bowls, I have larger ones that are similar, and I couldn’t resist these little ones. I was actually happy to put them away in their space in the cupboard.

I don’t know what Marie Kondo has done to me but I like it. Joy indeed.

Yesterday was a bit of a wash, I had an unexpected family emergency (which, I suppose, is the nature of family emergencies) and while everyone is doing OK today, I am behind.

Which is probably why I’m pro-procrastination today.

And slow. I went to bed early, I’m just not sure how I can be so tired.

Basically I’m have a Monday on a Tuesday. In my opinion, Mondays should stay in their lane.

Anyway, that’s me this morning. I hope you’re having a fabulously productive Tuesday!


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.

It’s Monday, read a book.

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It will only tickle your brain a little.

#AccountaClub Friday, February 8, 2019

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I had the strangest urge to write “1998” as the year. That’s a whole drinking age ago, as horrifying a thought as that is.

Why 1998 of all years?

I do not know.

Time glitches aside, it’s Friday! Let’s talk about our weeks.

I’m starting with fitness today. Five workouts this week despite a possible career-ending injury last night: my remote slid off of the couch and dive-bombed the bony part of my ankle. Now, you might think, come on, that didn’t hurt that much and I say to you, OH MY GOODNESS THE PAIN WAS RIDICULOUS.

Utterly ridiculous.

It’s still a bit bruised, but I made it through the workout and now I will rest for two days.

This week on Daily Burn, we set benchmarks of our fitness, testing how many of various exercises we could do in a minute. Push-ups, sit-ups, squats, BURPEES, and alternating lunges. We recorded the number of reps and will repeat in a few months apparently. It’s a great way to track progress.

Writing-wise, my new writing spot is really, really working for me. It’s comfortable, it inspires me, and I got a first draft of something in a new medium done this week.

Time to go back to the books.

So that was my week, overall pretty productive. How about yours?


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.

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Teamwork

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(Photo by Milena Fotografia from Pexels)

It’s a little tardy, but it’s Thursday! Using the photo above, write a ten-word story. Yes to titles; no to extra, extra long titles.

OK, ready?

Here’s mine.

Hands entwined, they saved the world, magic balanced between them.