#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Spill!

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It’s THURSDAY! That means it’s time for a ten word story!

Also known as our #ThursdayTen.

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

EXACTLY ten words.

And in a new twist, when this post is live, I’ll update with the twitter link so you can see the stories over there!

Which makes me hope there will be stories this week, you never know.

ANYWAY, ready? Here’s mine:

Silent debate over. Time to tell Jeannie the good news!

Here’s the tweet:

#WednesdayWisdom: A little of both.

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Rainy again today, and much warmer than it was, like a real spring soggy day. There’s a uniform grayness to the sky.

Maybe I should watch it rain for a while.

Sometimes that’s all you need, a little break to see nature do its thing, whatever it is. Because nature is going to do what it’s going to do, and we can’t stop it.

It’s far, far bigger than us.

I’m not sure if that’s a reassuring thought or a depressing one.

Maybe a little of both.

But isn’t that all of life? It’s rarely one thing or another. More often, it’s a messy jumble that clumps together all at once.

And with that, I am off. 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.
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#TuesdayThoughts: A wordy bumble bee.

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It’s Tuesday, so here is my Mom Update, if you’re interested. And on to Tuesday.

Today is overcast, it might rain. It’s supposed to do that around now. Spring flowers and all that.

Trying to be light in serious times is not the easiest thing to do. Here I chat about what’s on my mind and while I usually like to give you a little bit of fluff for your day, the weight of everything globally is definitely squashing down the fluff.

Well that’s a terrible metaphor.

But if you want more of my take the world and what’s happening in it, my twitter is a good place to go. Though most of you probably just came from there.

Make up my mind, am I right?!

Here. There. Everywhere.

But despite all that, my brain is in a floaty place. You only need to look at how it flitted through this post like a wordy bumble bee.

Huh.

Maybe I just found my brand.

Anyway, that’s it for me. 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: It’s got to warm up one of these days.

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Here we are, all the way around again. It doesn’t feel like a new week to me, just one long, continuous conveyor belt of days.

I wouldn’t call my energy level high or my mood great today.

It is Monday though. That’s all very acceptable on a Monday.

Ugh my coffee is cold.

I reheated it. I know people hold very, very strong opinions on that subject.

It’s very sunny, that cloudless kind of sunny, but I think it’s still pretty cold.

It’s got to warm up one of these days.

I think.

Anyway, I’m going to try to make this Monday into something. Have a great 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.

#FridayThoughts: And I’m the one who should.

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It’s a day that can’t decide if it’s cloudy or sunny, after a week of rainy gray days. It may rain today.

It may not.

I’m behind on everything, I feel like, this morning. I worked out late, and I’m starting to wonder if I want to keep going with the daily yoga.

I don’t know if it’s the particular sessions of this month’s Yoga With Adriene schedule or if I’m hitting a wall or if I’m tired of balancing it with my other exercise. Maybe I’m getting down to layers I don’t want to get to.

Yoga has a way of doing that.

Maybe it’s a big time investment I’m reconsidering.

Who knows.

Certainly not me, and I’m the one who should.

Well, that’s it for me this week. I hope you have an amazing Friday and a great 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: Paradise

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It’s Thursday! What do we do on Thursdays?

Think about Fridays!

But besides that?

Our #ThursdayTen! Using the above image as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

Ready? Here’s mine:

They took almost a year to escape the little island.

#WednesdayWisdom: No use crying over spilled weather.

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I’m in a fog today. A literal one, not a metaphorical one; it’s like winter and spring are battling for dominance.

Personally, I’m with spring.

But my head is not a fan of the shifting weather. Unfortunately, as my Weathenator 2000 is out of commission, I just have to deal with it.

That’s one of the most frustrating parts of life, isn’t it? The stuff that we cannot control, cannot do anything about. The stuff we have to accept for what it is, and find a way to work around it.

Some days it feels like that’s pretty much all life is, finding ways to work around stuff.

They should have told us that in the manual.

Or at least left a post-it. You know, something useful.

Oh well. No use crying over spilled weather.

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: Great weather when you’re annoyed

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It’s Tuesday so here’s this week’s Mom Update. It’s one of those mornings where small things keep going wrong, not with major impact but enough to annoy.

Which is, we can all agree, irksome.

It’s a rainy day, gloomy and rainy, and that feels about right. Great weather when you’re annoyed really ruins the mood.

It’s amazing how you can start the day with the best of intentions, and then all these potholes and bumps add up into full grumpiness. Does any one thing merit it?

Maybe not.

Yet here I am. And since bad moods are contagious, I don’t want to share mine with you. I’ll mask up and call it a post.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, I hope it lacks all of my annoyance.


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: A day without stress

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Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Typed out. Given everything going on in my world and the big world, even raising the topic seems silly.

And yet.

There are few things with a stronger siren call than a day entirely without stress. What would that be like? What would that look like?

A certain type of person may have gotten to this point and thought, “what are you talking about,” and if you are that kind of person, congratulations for being able to take everything in stride, for the things that get some of our hearts pounding rolling off you like water.

That has to be a great way to be.

But others are probably nodding along if they haven’t disappeared into their own fantasy of how a stress-free day would go. What it would include, what it would exclude.

Very optimistic for a Monday, I’m sure.

Oh well. All we can do is gear up, look forward and face the day.

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

#FridayThoughts: illusion of evolved.

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It’s gray today, maybe rainy. Feels appropriate.

I’m tired, but it’s more the weary kind of tired than the lack-of-sleep kind. Everywhere you look, things are a slog, and I say that knowing that thousands of miles away there are people who would love my slog over their life-or-death slog.

So I feel weird even raising it.

This awful war in Ukraine, this unprovoked aggression from putin, really illustrates how some people are only the illusion of evolved. He’s nothing more than one of our way, way, way back primate ancestors, intent on domination.

With much deadlier weapons.

Here we are in this 21st century, more the future than people could have imagined and we still have people who can’t just leave other people alone.

How weird is that?

How does the future get better if we don’t?

Maybe a bummer of a note to leave you on for a Friday, but here we are.

Either way, have a great day and a great weekend, if both of those things are possible.


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.