#AccountaClub Friday, March 29, 2019

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I’m out of order?! YOU’RE OUT OF ORDER!

Just kidding. It’s me.

I decided to get some laundry done this morning, and thus I’m posting later. I like a little flexibility with my blogging time, I may experiment on days when the morning is more opportune for other things, so watch this space. But maybe at a different time.

It’s AccountaClub time! Let’s talk about our weeks. I’ll go first, for obvious reasons, namely if you go first there will be no post to go first on.

OK, so writing is eh, I’ve been doing some research to try to figure out how to make my project that disappointed me better. It was a bit helpful, but I need more of that.

I’m doing laundry so I’m going to count that.

And exercise was great, five days, five workouts and that’s the full month of March! When I do a full month, I am rewarding myself with something exercise-y. For January, I got myself a new pair of yoga pants; for February it was headbands.

We’ll see for March.

So that was my week. How was 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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Ten Word Photo Prompt: Good News/Bad News

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(Photo by Noelle Otto from Pexels)

It’s Thursday! Ten word story time!

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

That’s the challenge.

OK and here’s mine:

After escaping her sunflower prison, Jenna couldn’t find her keys.

Wishy-washy Wednesday

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Had one of those nights with my thoughts piling like rocks in my head, one thought after another, and they felt like they were still spinning underneath my dreams.

Not a restful night of sleep last night.

It’s another bright day, though, not as sunny as yesterday but mostly sunny, and I think warmer. I’d like to feel inspired, motivated but mostly I just feel…blah.

It’s one of those blah days.

I’m going to need my list. Only a list will get me motivated. Or annoyed enough at the lack of crossed-off items to get me crossing off.

Well a list and coffee. Which is getting cold. Give me a second, I’ll be right back.

OK, it’s reheated. Where were we? Ah yes.

Stagnation.

Perhaps bright-eyed and bushy-tailed is overly optimistic these days. Perhaps. There’s a lot going on.

Sometimes one foot in front of the other, even with the smallest distance between them, is all a person can muster. Sometimes just standing still is a step forward.

You know what I mean.

So off I go into the expanse of the day, having sufficiently talked myself into medium. Have a wonderful 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Like life, starts out OK and ends with angst.

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(Photo by Gabriela Palai from Pexels)

So umm…yeah. Brightly sunny, good breakfast, great workout and…zero motivation today.

Zero.

I wish I could say it’s because the outdoors beckon, but it’s still pretty cold, and I suspect rather windy. It’s not that.

Maybe it’s the distinct sense of the end of the world lurking ever closer.

Who knows.

All I can say is I wanted to grab this day by the horns and I’ll be lucky if I manage the tail. Which, when you think about it, kinda means the same thing and shouldn’t.

Metaphors, amirite?

Everything feels like it’s in a kind of flux, and a lot of our optimism has been wrested from us, ripped up, scattered. Healthcare’s the next to go, gleefully, it seems, with a childish delight unfitting of dooming people to preventable deaths from preventable disease.

But, in the words of one of the greatest of all time: So it goes.

My head is filled with words, but I’m not ready yet to to make them mine.

Have a great Tuesday, or as great a one as can be had given our impending collusion with a political asteroid.


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.

So we meet again

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Ever decide to look at something on Amazon and end up down the rabbit hole of endless pages of slightly-different versions? It can prove maddening.

Of course I shouldn’t have been on Amazon in the first place, I had some drama with an item that was allegedly shipped in February but never arrived. I have doubts it was ever shipped at all.

I tried contacting the seller, heard nothing, and then contacted Amazon on Twitter, then chat, and then suddenly, miraculously, the seller responded and issued a refund. Or so they said, I haven’t checked yet.

I probably should have done that while on Amazon.

Just checked. I see no evidence of a refund, despite the claim it was issued. So we’ll see.

Ah, Amazon.

Meanwhile, be very careful of third-party sellers. You have fewer protections and there are many unscrupulous people out there. I don’t know if I’d use one again, and I used to be one.

Enough of that. Monday.

My Amazon rabbit hole took up a huge chunk of the morning. It’s weird how conveniences can be so inconvenient.

It’s a bright day that looks like it could be spring, but that whole “out like a lamb thing” doesn’t seem to be on the way. It’s under 40 degrees today. Come on, weather.

So I’ve had a morning of starts-but-not-finishes, and I should probably correct that. 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.

#AccountaClub Friday, March 22, 2019

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This week is a bookend, dentist on Monday, hair appointment today, so self-care of differing types and differing levels of “I don’t wanna.”

The Daily Burn theme this week was getting out of your comfort zone, and I did try to do that in several ways; I mean the dentist for one, though that was just good timing.

Ha.

Speaking of Daily Burn, even with the cold I had over the weekend, I hopped right back into working out and I really do think it sped up the recovery. Not all colds are equal of course. Some, like pigs, are more equal than others.

But five days, five live workouts. I rewarded myself for last month with a dozen new headbands.

I’m such a rebel.

Writing was an interesting bag this week. I came across those old comedy sketches I talked about earlier, which were just not good. That really put me in a bad frame of mind.

When I got to my project I’d been letting cool, I thought it was horrendous. Extremely, extremely horrendous. So that wasn’t awesome. I went back to it yesterday and was able to do a little work on it but it’s so incredibly first-drafty.

Which it is.

I also got back into another edit with a completed manuscript and that was, to my great relief, much better. It’s amazing, though how that kind of frustration can put you in a mindset.

So that was my week. A little shake up of routine, a little cold water to the face, and some great workouts.

How was 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: Spells

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(Photo by Bia Sousa from Pexels)

It’s time for the ten word story based on the photo above! Exactly ten words, no more, no less.

Yes to titles; no to doubling the length of your story. Let’s keep it honest people.

OK, here’s mine:

Transformed, Lola vowed to love Martin.

To the last bite.

Hello Spring!

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And it’s Wednesday and it’s raining. It needs to rain, it’s spring, and that’s kinda spring’s thing. But it’s gloomy-looking and there’s a big excuse to stay in.

Writing weather.

All appropriate digits crossed.

Yesterday was an over-enthusiastic, locally-produced commercial of a day, you know the kind I mean, the ones that you can never get out of your head, even twenty years later you can rattle the number off because it’s been annoyed directly into the fibers of your mind. It just would not be quiet.

But today is like its taciturn twin. Hushed. Observant. Laid back.

Yesterday was a day of problems. Today is a day of solutions.

Or so it feels.

So I will grab this opportunity to make things up or fix the things I’ve already made up as the world quietly renews itself.

Have a wonderful 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts eventually

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You know those days when you start one task but that task leads to another task and THAT task leads to another task?

Yeah, like that.

I wanted to write at my revamped desk, but the file cabinet drawer got stuck open AGAIN. I hate that file cabinet, it is beyond annoying but I haven’t replaced it because I get sticker shock every time I look at the cost of new ones. Why are they so expensive?

It seems unfair. Nothing so boring should ever be so costly.

So I struggled with that, and struggled with it and eventually got it but then couldn’t get the stuff that was in the drawer back into the drawer and frankly I’d love to put caution tape over the whole thing and pretend it never happened.

I came across some of my comedy sketches and I’ve got to tell you, they’re tedious. They are meta in a way that only I and perhaps one other person on the planet would enjoy and I don’t think that’s the way to get to comedy.

So a little additional opposite-of-sunshine in already less than sunshiny day.

Metaphorically only, though.

Outside it’s super sunny. Gorgeous, really.

So I am hoping that my afternoon leaves me open for lots of creativity but nothing like those sketches, wow, those never should have happened.

I hope you have a great 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.

Yet again, it’s Monday.

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Oh Monday. Monday Monday Monday. Fun times.

I have a dentist appointment today.

And found out on Friday my dentist has left the practice. I have no idea what this visit holds. Will my hygienist still be there?

I haven’t a clue.

The appointment went from something unpleasant but nonetheless predictable to something unpleasant and unpredictable.

Woo. Hoo.

But it seems, that is life. The moment you think you have a handle on something, the moment you think you’re getting it, the universe says, “not so fast, buddy.”

The universe often talks like a gangster from a 1940s film, because the universe does what the universe wants.

I could have cancelled the appointment, but then there’s the stress of finding someone new, and someone soonish as it’s time for that cleaning. Now I have six months to do it.

And I say again: “Woo. Hoo.”

Chaos seems to be the preferred state of everything, and we just don’t get to control all the details of life. Or even the major parts, really, when you think about it.

So I will go off bravely into the void, and by the void I mean the dentist’s office, and face my fate of scraping and that horrible toothpaste, not knowing who will be wielding the instruments.

Wow, I’m brave.

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.