#AccountaClub Friday, January 25, 2019

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Hello AccountAbles!! It’s AccountaClub time, and let’s get into how it’s all going.

As you may or may not know, my big project for this week was making my armoire desk an inviting place to work. I’ve cleaned it out (VHS tapes, anyone??) taken out the old desktop computer that still has a 3.5 inch floppy drive, and managed to detangle the wires, which was, perhaps, the most onerous part of the job.

I mean what is it with wires? The moment I got them straightened out, they tied themselves in knots again.

I’ve got a surfeit of wires I don’t know if I’ll ever use or are needed in the 21st century and a bunch of stuff to take to Half-Price Books, where I’m sure I’ll receive a sum princely enough to purchase half a book.

But it will be gone, and that’s the key.

The only step left is the contact paper, which I’ve started and will wrap up today. So it should be done! Oh and I still have to get the stick-on light, but I’ll get that this weekend.

And I’ve got to tell you, I’m already excited to use it.

I’d like to get one of those white “leather” executive chairs, but one thing at a time.

Exercise-wise, I’m not going to lie, this week was HARD. Every single workout, except today’s Body Art flow, was a real struggle.

But.

I did it.

Five down.

OK, friends, how was 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!
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#AccountaClub Friday, January 18, 2019

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So it’s Friday again and it’s been another week that feels like about three years. I’ve been purging, purging purging, and now I have a big pile of donations I’ll be taking to a charity shop in a little bit.

I’m hoping to to beat the snow that’s supposed to be coming. How much? Like so many things these days, that’s unclear.

Yesterday, I went through a bookshelf. I have many bookshelves and many many many books, something that should surprise exactly no one. Apparently in one of the episodes of “Tidying Up,” Marie told a woman to get rid of all of her books, which raised a scandal and rebellion.

I skipped that episode because the woman was trying so hard to be cheerful and was clearly so very, very sad, I couldn’t watch it.

So I remain un-enraged.

But I looked at all of the books in that bookshelf and realized most of them didn’t, in fact, bring me joy. Also libraries exist.

After the apocalypse is complete I may regret this choice, but I suspect I wouldn’t have much time for casual reading anyway, what with the trying to stay alive and the zombies and the whatnot.

The exercise went well, though the site was glitchy again. And that’s 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#AccountaClub Friday, January 11, 2018

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It’s that time of the week! #AccountaClub time, when we talk about how our goals are going. And since we’re at the beginning of a brand-spanking new year, everyone was flawless, right?

Right?

Yeah, me either.

I’m learning that I absolutely have to inoculate myself to mood when writing. Easier said than done, no?

It almost feels as though all of writing is mood. So ignoring that is pretty complicated. I probably need to go back to some regular yoga, but adding that in with my new fitness routine is complicated.

Speaking of fitness, I got my five workouts in, but it was a struggle. Partially because of me, and partially because of technical issues during the live broadcast. With Thursday’s I just picked another workout; today I waited until the live broadcast ended. Not perfect, but done.

So that was my week, AccountAbles. How about 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.

#AccountaClub Friday, January 4, 2019

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Well, it’s a new year and our very first #AccountaClub of 2019! In case you haven’t been here before on Friday, it’s our time to talk about how things are going, what are weeks were like and how we’re doing with our various goals.

No pressure and and lots of support.

So Happy New Year, all! My week was a typical of a holiday week, some productivity, trying out some apps for productivity (not sure yet how useful they are, but adjusting always takes time) and even a little writing.

A little. More to come.

But I definitely stuck to the fitness. Not all live again this week as the workouts themselves weren’t all live, but 5 days, 5 workouts. So that’s good.

Beyond that, with the vacation tone dissipating, next week will be time to buckle down and get to it.

How about you? How was your week? Any resolutions you want to share?


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, December 28, 2018

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It’s the final AccountaClub for the year! Kicked off in June after #MAYkingItWork, AccountaClub has aided us, together, as we trudge through the year, week by week.

How about it.

Hard to believe this year is winding down, now in its final few days. Time flies and time stands still, often both at the same time.

I’ve had writing goals not yet met this year. Focus, given all that is happening in the world, has proven very, very challenging. Next year may have some of the same goals, and some new goals, and possibly new techniques.

We shall see.

This week I learned how to make gifs, and I have to tell you, it’s a favorite new skill. Which I should probably demonstrate.

Here’s Katherine Hepburn making coffee because of course.

Trust me, it was relevant at the time.

I’ve maintained my new organization systems, and I’ve got to tell you, I find it very gratifying. Getting there was extremely challenging, but it was worth it because maintenance is so much easier.

As for the exercise, five workouts this week, but not at the live time. They also didn’t have “live” workouts this week, with the holiday, and even had a couple of repeats that were new to me and so much fun I didn’t care. So I gave myself a break with the time.

The Daily Burn site has been a little glitchy when streaming the workout when they load it. Hopefully, they’ll get that worked out. If you’re looking for a new workout routine in the new year, I can’t recommend Daily Burn enough, there’s just no boredom possible, and it’s a fun, efficient 30 minutes of exercise.

And so that’s it for 2018! How was your week? How do you feel about your year?


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

AccountaClub Friday, December 21, 2018

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Just noticed that, at least for the month and date, we have a palindrome. Cool. The things you learn by typing.

So it’s another Friday somehow. Wild week, it lasted about a month and yet suddenly it’s over.

Maybe, besides all the chilling world-stuff, it felt longer because I had such weird dreams every night. Very vivid, very tiring.

While sleeping. Seems unfair.

But that’s not what we’re here for, now is it?

I’ve really been enjoying my organization of a couple of weeks ago, along with my new Roombie, so I highly recommend it if you’ve been thinking about that closet or cabinet that always irks you. I still have spots to go through, mostly now because I’m loving my new systems. Yay.

Writing-wise, I’ve made a tiny bit of progress in my erstwhile NaNoWriMo manuscript, I’m hoping to dig further into it today. My organization has led me to rethinking my furniture, and how and where I write. So I’ll be musing on that.

And exercise-wise, 5 days, 5 live workouts! They had some technical difficulties, the picture was out of focus for a few days this week, but at least the workouts were there when they were supposed to be. So it was a good week fitness-wise. Though today I was expecting and looking forward to something yoga-y, and it definitely was not.

So, how was your week?


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

#AccountaClub Friday, December 14, 2018

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Hard to believe another week is gone. We started #AccountaClub in June, six months ago, and here we are, nearly at the end of the year.

Wow.

As for this week, my organizational frenzy is pretty much at its end, and I am LOVING the results. Loving them. I’m hoping I can keep them up. The key element, though, I think is the Roomba. Which has to be returned tomorrow.

Sigh.

I’m not thrilled about that. I really need one of my own.

But on the plus side, it has shown me that, much like the way keeping the dishwasher ready for dishes can make keeping the kitchen clean easier, keeping the floors clear so the Roomba can do its thing really tends to cut down on clutter. It’s a bottom up effect.

No serious writing this week, I was straightening out Real Life Stuff like health insurance and other such things you don’t want to have to deal with. While it hasn’t been a creative chunk of time, it has been a productive one. I even got a maintenance task I’ve been meaning to do for ages done, and made a plan for another one.

Exercise-wise, five days, five live workouts. Or “live” workouts, I’m not sure if this week’s were taped ahead of time, the host of my exercise program is still out of town.

So that was my week! How was yours?


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