#FridayThoughts: Overwhelming everything

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The cementing of our future is mere days away, and it seems everyone is raw with it, the uncertainty, the hope, the fear. So much will be decided for so long.

Emotions are right on the surface, and patience no longer exists.

My dreams have been no respite, vivid and crammed and never entirely pleasant, but with luck that will change.

Just a few more days now. Just a few more days.

Last night I dreamt of long-ago faces, and it’s like time is tangling up, these antiquated ideas pushed with an evil furor slicing into the very fabric of space. All of it, just tumbling together.

Anyway, that’s Friday for me, still not entirely out of the dreamworld. Have as calm a weekend as you can, considering.


#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Story: Careful

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Photo by Denise Rodrigues dos Leal on Pexels.com

It’s Thursday and time for our #ThursdayTen! That’s our new hashtag, in case you’re wondering, and a way from here on out to find the Thursday prompt!

Using the photo above for inspiration, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

No problem right?

Here we go. This is mine:

“A deal,” he said, and the smoke curled around him.

#WednesdayWisdom: Make the most of what’s good

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It’s seriously sunny today, after a long stretch of gloom and rain. It’s warmer today too, although not by much. The sun makes it seem so.

I’m stalling, really, hoping my Big Thought for today will just pop into my head. But all I can think is that I need to cut my fingernails, typing is uncomfortable.

Doesn’t seem like much wisdom there. Ahh, did it, much better.

If there’s something you can do, a concrete step that will make you more comfortable in the moment, take it. And then enjoy it.

With all the stress we’re under right now, it’s tough to relax for even minutes. But there is light through the cracks and when it shows up, take a sledgehammer to the rocks and let that light through.

Not a literal sledgehammer, unless that’s your thing, then go for it.

But make the most of what’s good. Last night it was a meme based on the Marie Antoinetteness of Kim Kardashian.

And yes, I’m going to share mine with you, bc why not? Sometimes I amuse me. Others amuse me too, go check out twitter for more.

But we took the meme and laughed, genuinely laughed, in the midst of all of this.

and from others:

Anyway, that’s Wednesday. Have a good one and find a little joy.


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: Unexpected time travel

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We’ve been thrust backward in time, much to most of our dismay, by a tiny minority who managed to seize power, and a lot of it. If you helped in that effort, congratulations, honestly I hate you.

I won’t try to be diplomatic, because what is the point in the face of what’s to come? You probably thought we could be friends in spite of it.

Unlikely.

Anyway, to the rest of us dragged along by those without the ability to think critically, to have compassion for others, or to live in the present century, I get it. The stress is a kind that’s entirely new, an uncertainty about things long-settled.

I wouldn’t call it fun.

And that’s all I have today, because any more and I could get mean. What I said above? Not mean.

Have a great Tuesday, but only if you tried to stop this from happening.


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.

#MondayThoughts: Snow and panic

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Edge of hysteria? Maybe. Election day looms and the thought of four more years, if we all survive that long, is daunting.

It’s snowing today, not sticking, but still it’s snow, the small mean flakes that usually pile up. The ground’s too warm for that, but still, here we are, October nearly gone and November sending up a gloomy wave.

Yay.

I’m ready to do a lot today, and perhaps that just the comfort in frenetic motion, going and going with no time for thoughts between. That’s one way to get through the unknowing.

It’s been a terrible four years, and I suspect it hasn’t worked out as well as the orchestrators had hoped, at least for them. The saddest part is that it’s money that drives the whole thing, a thirsty greed that cannot be quenched, a sadism so intense it’s blind to how it all leads back to start.

Hopefully that will end.

Hopefully we’ve cracked it all open like a seed, and we are growing upward toward the light.

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.

#FridayThoughts: mind drizzle

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It’s rainy today, not sort-of rainy but rainy in earnest, with thunder and lightning earlier. The sky is a bit brighter now, though, but it looks like the rain will be hanging around.

I guess you never know.

I’ve been feeling the stress of the times intensely lately, the closer we get to the election. Of course I hope things turn out well, but it’s the fear if they don’t.

That’s what gets me.

I’ve decided I need to focus beyond reality for a while, maybe get some new projects going, perhaps revisit old ones, at least in bursts, just to tear myself away from the news. That’s what I’m thinking on a late Friday morning, at least.

And that’s it for me for the week. It’s been an intense one, yet so little to report as I watch the trees take their final bow in their their full autumn color glory. By next week, they’ll be largely bare.

And around we go. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: New Day

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Photo by Helena Lopes on Pexels.com

It’s Thursday! You know what that means. Or maybe you don’t, that’s also possible.

It’s time for a ten word story! Using the above image as a prompt, write a story of ten words.

Exactly ten words.

Any genre, as long as it’s ten words.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Sunrise proved it. They’d saved the planet, just one last time.

#WendesdayWisdom: Patterns

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We all have behavior patterns, relationship patterns, patterns we fall into sometimes without thinking, sometimes reluctantly when someone yanks us in. And the moment you recognize that’s where you are, all the feelings rush back.

The specifics are essentially irrelevant, because my patterns are not your patterns. What’s universal is that sound of the spring-loaded trap.

Snap.

Look, I’m no guru. I’m no expert in anything aside from trying to keep my head above water, and some days, especially these days, that’s about all I can do.

But taking a step back from the maze of a lifetime of twists and turns can help you to see it still twists in the same places, and the turns haven’t moved. That’s not great but it does mean you’ve been there before, and you know how to navigate them.

Sometimes that’s something you can do on your own. Sometimes you might need help and that’s OK too. Know that going beyond yourself to get through what you’re dealing with is strength, not weakness.

Anyway, with everything going on right now, how you take care of you matters. Have a great 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: Scattered with a slight chance of coherence

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It’s dark and gloomy and rainy today and it might as well be that. Stress is high, next week either there’s hope of normalcy again or never again. Basically the only options.

I’m edgy in a scattered way, and I suppose that’s to be expected. Sometimes it’s really rough not knowing the future.

But here we are.

I think I’m going to have to distract myself as much as I can this next week, just to keep some semblance of sanity. If that’s possible.

And that’s all I have today, I’m not doing a great job focusing on a blog post, I suspect longer writing will be more challenging, but I also think it might get my mind out of this slipping state and into gear.

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.

#MondayThoughts: Let’s go! Ish.

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It was cloudy but now it’s sunny and it kind of looks like the clouds might make a comeback. Ambivalent weather.

Seems right.

It’s a very Monday Monday, not for any particular reason, but largely because it feels difficult to propel forward into another week already. There’s so much going on at all times, I can’t remember a time that was like this, this endless bombardment.

It’s probably the point.

I’m not super focused today, and I’ve been contemplating more coffee for at least an hour. Maybe it would help. maybe it wouldn’t. It’s anyone’s guess.

Anyhow, that’s it for me today, nothing terribly deep or even, if we’re being honest, terribly interesting, but some days are like that. Have as great a Monday as the universe allows.


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.