#AccountaClub Friday, November 16, 2018

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Well, somehow it’s Friday again, and that means it’s time to ‘fess up or brag about our weeks. Or any combination thereof.

I said on Monday that I thought I was out for NaNoWriMo this year, and given my lack of writing, that seems to be the case. Alas.

Sorta.

Here’s the thing. As you probably know, I had that horrendous microorganism intent on taking over the world, and by the world I mean my body, and it really wiped me out. I couldn’t exercise for the full week a last week, and I still haven’t completely shaken the cough that just keeps going.

This week, it was really important to me to get my fitness routine back on track. It’s my base for everything, and I managed it, five live workouts, one every morning.

Woo-hoo.

But I also recognized that the pressure of NaNo–totally self-imposed–wasn’t going to help me feel better. So I let myself let it go.

The key here is “self-imposed.” This isn’t something upon which someone else is relying; there’s not external pressure, there’s no bigger picture to which I’m failing to contribute. Just a recognition that I may not be able to do everything I want to do while still doing my best interpretation of a seal, so it’s best to pick one and stick with it. Build slowly.

That’s some major growth for me, to treat self-care as a priority. Because without it, we have a flimsy foundation that could, at any moment, collapse.

Sometimes our accomplishment is in not doing.

Sometimes.

Not often. But sometimes.

So how was your week?


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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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Ten Word Photo Prompt: Escape

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It’s ten word photo writing prompt time! And today I’m using the new editor again. For people who write on mobile, it’s going to be really helpful, I think.

So, here’s the drill, as if you don’t know: using the picture above, write a ten word story. Yes to titles; no to titles that violate the spirit of the exercise. Please feel free to put your story in the comments or on your own blog, just make sure you leave a link for us to find you!

I’m still playing with the text colors.

OK, so here we go:

Amazed, Anne watched Edith Fairy struggle free of the pages.


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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 free!
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Well, I asked for change

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Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels

And immediately the universe responded in the form of a new editor for WordPress. I’d clung to the previous previous editor for far longer than necessary, enjoying something about its clunky awkwardness, as perhaps we had a bit of a kinship.

So a few days ago I’d noted to myself how I’d adjusted to the newer-to-me editor, and couldn’t remember when I’d made the full switch. And kaplewie, an even newer text editor.

(Keplewie, if you were not aware, is the sound new text editors make upon arrival).

Here’s the funny part in all of this. I love technology. I love new technology. I love bells and whistles and buttons that look cool and take a while to figure out. Yet when I think blogging, I think page, words, picture, done.

I’m also quick to adapt to new technology. So why the reluctance?

I couldn’t say. I can say that I just discovered how you can edit paragraph to paragraph in this new “block” interface, and I think I kinda love it. The previous interface was sparse; I find this one clean.

So I got a change, almost on demand, took it, and I think I like it. One tiny change is still a change.

Now the real question is if it will keep giving me blog topics, because that would be the best feature of all.



Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces 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 free!
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Sheryl Crow said it best

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It’s a super sunny Tuesday, though a cold one, it’s only 20 F right now, and I have changes on my mind. Big changes, small changes.

Changes.

Maybe it was the election that got me thinking about them; maybe it’s because Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means New Year’s Eve isn’t far away.

But sometimes we need changes. For variety, because circumstances dictate. I’m an adaptable person but slow to change. I have to give myself a push to shake things up. Last week when I was sick, I ran out of yogurt, my usual breakfast.

I did not enjoy it.

But life itself is always changing, and either it can change around us or we can dive in, headfirst.

Well, don’t dive in headfirst unless you know exactly how deep it is, because we’re talking change, not recklessness.

I don’t know yet what my change will look like, the form it will take, it’s shape or depth. Only that it’s time to try something different, take on something different.

To evolve.

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces 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 free!

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#MondayThoughts on, surprise, a Monday

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I am finally, finally on the road to recovery from that new plague. I worked out this morning (yay!) only to discover another favorite trainer is leaving Daily Burn (boo! But good luck to Cece, she deserves only good, she’s worked hard and is amazing and I hope this opportunity is wonderful).

Last night, my DVR recorded absolutely nothing, there was some kind of glitch with it, so all the things I’d looked forward to, including my much beloved “Doctor Who,” were everywhere but in my queue. Bummer.

Luckily we live in a magical age where I can watch everything I missed today through various glorious means. Nowadays no TV shows are lost, only transformed.

Also you have to wait a day, but I already did that.

As for NaNoWriMo, my lack of writing over the last week and this weekend would definitely imply that I’m out. This year just wasn’t my year. Am I going to stop working on my project?

Nah.

And who knows how the words will shake out in the end. But sometimes the world gets in your way, and that’s just how it is. It’s OK.

Anyway, happy Monday all. I hope you’re off to a nice fresh start.

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces 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 free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing

#AccountaClub Friday, November 9, 2018

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So. This week.

Yikes.

This virus is finally on its way out, but I have a lovely, disgusting cough it’s given me as it goes. It really knocked me out this past week, and I haven’t been able to do much.

So what does that mean?

Very behind on NaNoWriMo. No exercise. Lots of tissues and grumbling. I’m not sure if I’m going to try to continue NaNo at this point; I may just write and see how far it gets me.

It’s amazing how much how we feel can affect things you don’t even think about as physical, let alone the ones you do.

So that was my week. How was yours?

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces 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 free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Speed

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sunglasses girl swimming pool swimming

Photo by Juan Salamanca on Pexels.com

It’s that time! In 10 words, write a story about the writing prompt image above. Couldn’t resist this one as we move into the chillier season, with snow (!) predicted soon.

As always, you can have a title, but don’t go overboard…get it? WATER?

No?

You’re probably right. I’m still not entirely over this bug I’ve had, I’m a little punchy. So punchy I’m trying out a new color for the story. Like? Don’t like?

OK, here we go:

Linda in the lead, Maisie set her doughnut to “turbo.”

 

Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces 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 free!

Peruse Montraps Publishing