#TuesdayThoughts: Glitchy.

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I wrote an update about my mom, you can read it here.

Technology is against me today, I hope that doesn’t carry through beyond my current issues. I’d love it if we could just get on the same virtual page.

Stress is a constant right now, and even the small things are magnified a thousand times, again and again, little irritations insurmountable obstacles.

Woo. Hoo.

Even the phones seem to have it in for me. Phones.

You know it’s rough when they’ve turned on you.

Anyway, I don’t have much else for you today, I hope you have a great Tuesday.


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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.
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#MondayThoughts: It’s not great.

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Looks like it’s going to be a rough day on the Mom front, and I don’t know what kind of day it is out in the world. Perhaps sunny, but it’s not my sunshine.

I’m hanging in.

What else is there to do but hang in? There is no controlling this situation. There are no sneak peeks at how it will turn out.

All I can do is sip my coffee, and watch the minutes tick by until I can go visit, go see for myself.

The world is an uncertain, scary place when you’re an adult.

So many dusty corners, so many twisty dark hallways. So many alleys that could lead…anywhere.

Anyway, I’m going to get on with it, my days are structured very differently now. 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 and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Not much to say so read what I’ve already said

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In my books.

Here, start with Aunty Ida!

Or any of the others!

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Plans

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Photo by Sami Anas on Pexels.com

So it’s #Thursday and we’re doing a #ThursdayTen this week, even with everything going on.

Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

That’s all there is to it. Ready?

Here’s mine:

They would split the cash, then go separate ways. Forever.

#WednesdayWisdom: Thin on the ground.

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No idea what the weather’s like today, I don’t even have the blinds open, as I’ll be leaving for the hospital shortly. Maybe you know by now or maybe you don’t, but my mom is there after having a stroke. You can read about it here.

So my wisdom is a little thin on the ground right now.

But I guess I will say this. We have no idea what’s coming, what’s around the corner. Sometimes it’s good.

It seems like, in life, most of the time it’s bad.

But we can only do one thing at a time. Take one step at a time. We cannot spread ourselves out in all directions.

So when things get awful as they seem to frequently do, be kind to yourself. Be kind to your body.

And in the immortal words of Dory, “Just keep swimming.”

This is for me as much as you.

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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Here’s what’s been going on.

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I know I’ve been cagey. I know I’ve been nonspecific.

I know I’ve danced around it, and I did it deliberately.

It was too long to go into detail here, so I put it all down in an article on Medium.

Read it if you’d like. Or feel free not to, you’re not required to have that much interest in my life, not here where all you expect is a dollop of a quick read.

The short version is my Mom is in the hospital. She’s not great but she could be much worse.

Like so much of life.

And I’m all confessed out. I hope you have a lovely 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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: Avoidance

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It’s tough to blog and avoid the biggest thing going on right now. And yet, I just don’t have the energy to write about it out in the world quite yet.

Maybe later today.

Maybe tomorrow.

Maybe not.

Maybe it won’t be here. I still don’t know.

Meanwhile it’s a gray Monday, a formless kind of gray, and I don’t know if it’s supposed to rain or it’s only the weather being moody. It’s OK weather, I get the point.

Anyway, that’s it for me today, I hope you have a good Monday and a great start to 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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Jet planes.

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Well, fighter jets, anyway.

They’re practicing for the Air & Water Show, which starts tomorrow. It’s weird. I’ve always had issues with celebrating the pageantry of war, but the timing this year is particularly bad.

Particularly.

And not just personally. As I said earlier in the week, I’ve had family stuff, and though I will talk about it, I’m not yet ready to talk about it. At least not on the blog.

Maybe elsewhere.

This is our tiny corner where we try to keep most of reality at bay, at least for a snippet of a read.

Anyway, that’s it for me this week. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.


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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts: No photo prompt this week; it’s a free write.

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I’ve got stuff going on, and I just don’t have the bandwidth for it this week. Maybe next Thursday.

BUT in the spirit of #ThursdayTen, you can still write a ten word story…about ANYTHING.

That’s right.

Or write.

Anything at all. As long as it’s ten words.

I’m giving it a pass this week, but have fun!

#WednesdayWisdom: Not all surprises are good surprises

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I’ve had some family stuff come up suddenly, so I can make no promises about about posts for the next few days. There may be a ten word prompt tomorrow…

And there may not.

That’s how it goes sometimes.

Meanwhile, I hope you have a good 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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.