#MondayThoughts: Problems and problems solved.

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It’s gray on this last day of January. It was also the last day of the Yoga with Adriene Move Challenge, and again today Wordle took me five guesses.

So I have a lot of emotions.

And with this end, I have to decide how I’m going forward with the yoga. I want to keep the daily practice, I think. I enjoy it, and it’s done a lot for me. Just from the fitness perspective I really like the strength and flexibility it imparts.

Spiritually I like the strength and flexibility it imparts.

I was definitely missing it in my life.

Still, all that said, I’m wondering how much coffee is too much coffee.

Right now, my thought is more than I’ve had, and less than I will have.

Problem solved.

Anyway, that’s it for me today. Have a great Monday and a wonderful start to your week.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
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#FridayThoughts: To sum it up.

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It’s snowing right now, big, fluffy snow globe flakes. According to the weather warning, there could be as much as 8 inches in places.

So that’s fun.

I have a bit of a cold, not a terrible one but I’m losing my voice. I took a COVID test, and it’s not COVID.

That’s good at least.

But I’ve found my colds don’t linger like they used to do. I’m not sure why, but I’m not complaining.

I’m closing in on the last days of the yoga challenge, and I’m glad I did it. I’m still not sure what I’ll do when it’s finished, whether I’ll continue with Adriene or with Gaia.

I’d like to continue though.

And that’s pretty much it for me this week. Have a wonderful Friday, a terrific weekend and if there’s bad weather where you are, please be careful.


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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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#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Transparent

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It’s Thursday! That means it’s #ThursdayTen time!

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

EXACTLY ten words.

No problem, right?

Ready? Here’s mine:

The membrane between dimensions thinned enough for Daotnea to travel.

#WednesdayWisdom: Huddling with our fellow penguins

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It’s another sunny January day, and another very cold one. It’s 0 degrees, and that’s F, not C.

Definitely chilly.

My phone is full of spam calls today, must be something in the air, and my focus isn’t exactly focused.

Could be the retirement announcement from Supreme Court Justice Breyer.

Yikes.

The battles just keep coming.

So I guess what we have to do, like the penguins huddling against the Antarctic winds and snow, is take turns on the outside and find our opportunities to get a little break in the center warmth. We can’t always handle the howling gales by ourselves.

This doesn’t work for everything of course, especially our current personal challenges, and we all seem to have them right now. But still, we should find our opportunities to huddle with our fellow penguins where we can.

And that’s it for today, have a great Wednesday.


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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 quick and weird and FREE!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Self-Care

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First things first. Since it’s Tuesday, here is my Mom Update, if you’re interested. If not, that’s also fine, there’s no obligation.

Today I’ve decided to go for some serious self-care. Well, maybe “decided” isn’t entirely accurate, it started accidentally with an extra-long workout, even before today’s yoga. And then that morphed into a leisurely shower.

A good breakfast.

And so on, until here I am with you, feeling about as good as I’m going to feel these days.

So it works.

And that’s my challenge to you today: do one thing, just one, that is purely self-care. And if you want to do more of them, do them, really do them. Make the time yours.

It’s OK.

You deserve it.

And with that, I’m off to do something else nice for myself. Because why not? 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 and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: No more one thing than another.

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To everyone who wordled in vain today, my heart goes out to you. The wordle X comes for all of us, someday.

I admit I spent some time on it this morning, working and reworking the letters I had left. Is it a good use of time?

I have no idea.

It’s not a bad one. Any time using your brain is good.

Isn’t it?

It’s a snowy, gray January day, as January days tend to be, and I am no more one thing than another. Not keyed up; not super mellow. I just am.

Not a bad way to start a Monday, I suppose.

And speaking of Mondays, I’m off to do mine. I hope yours is as lovely as a Monday can be.


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: The days are adrift…

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Here we are, back at Friday, and today was Day 20 of the yoga challenge. I’m still really enjoying it, I’d like to keep daily yoga or nearly-daily yoga as a habit.

So I’ll be figuring out how I want to do that. There are a few subscription options I’m going to weigh. I might go back to Gaia, or I might try Adriene’s Find What Feels Good.

We’ll see at the end of January.

Besides that, there isn’t much to report. I finished my crochet basket, and I’m very happy with it, though not sure yet exactly how I’ll use it. Probably yarn.

The days are adrift lately, most of the time taken by trying to get updates about my mom or arrange video visits, with the rest of it trying to not think about updates about my mom or arranging video visits.

And that’s it for me for the 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 ten word photo prompt: Up

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Photo by Julian Jagtenberg on Pexels.com

It’s THURSDAY! That means ten word stories with our #ThursdayTen!

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

EXACTLY ten words.

No problem, right?

Right??

Ready? Here’s mine:

The hardest part of Flying for Beginners? The first takeoff.

#WednesdayWisdom: The wordle of it all

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Yes, I too have fallen prey to those intriguing little box patterns all over our social media. I didn’t and I didn’t and I didn’t and then I did.

And it’s a blast.

A small one, sure.

A frustrating one, often.

But a great time, nonetheless.

I’m not really the type to do what everyone else is doing, I’ve never managed, really, my whole life. But this is one of the “everyone’s doing it,” that appeals to me. I mean it’s word game.

So.

And that’s what I have for you this Wednesday: don’t let what “everyone is doing” or “everyone is not doing” color whether you want to try something. You don’t always have to swim upstream.

Sometimes things are popular for a reason.

Conversely, just because your feeds are filled with undecipherable squares doesn’t mean you have to figure out how to decipher them if it’s not your thing. Whichever way you go, it’s fine.

Now I’m off to do today’s Wordle. Wish me luck and 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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: are not my favorite.

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It’s Tuesday, which this week means an actual Mom Update. See, I remembered.

It looked like snow earlier, with bright sun glazing the clouds, but the sunshine seems to have won. There’s a benefit to getting to the blog late, I guess.

And it is late, I had a grocery delivery today, my first since at least the summer. While the virus is still burning hot and we wait to be able to visit my mom in person, caution, caution, caution is the way for me.

Dangerous times mixed with stupidity are not my favorite.

Anyway, the groceries are put away, my update is done, and now I have some annoying tasks to knock out, one at a time, before we video visit with my mom.

Exciting day.

And that’s it for me on this Tuesday (now) afternoon. Have a wonderful rest of your day.


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.