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?


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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 free!
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Monday and closets.

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I should save this for #AccountaClub, but I cleaned out all of my closets. How crazy is that? All of them.

My one remaining problem spot is my file cabinet. The drawer came all the way out and as of yet I can’t get it back in. I’m going to have to empty it completely to do it, which should be fun. And by fun I mean not really something I want to do right now on the heels of cleaning out all of my closets.

I’ve donated about four bags of clothes and shoes so far, maybe five, and I have another one ready to go. So there’s that.

It’s like I had a NaNoWriMo, but with cleaning. Which would make it NaCloCleMo, but who would understand that?!

Well, you would. So thanks for that.

Aside from that, it’s a very Monday Monday. I have to straighten out my health insurance for next year, which is always a total delight, and other such non-cleaning tasks which get shoved aside.

And who knows. Maybe there is some writing and editing in my future. Without the distraction of the insides of my closets.

Eh. It sounded better in my head.

Happy Monday.


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

Monday strikes with full Monday.

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Let’s start of with I had to retype “Monday” three times. It’s so Monday and Monday MEANS IT.

I had one of those issues this morning with a part of bill-paying life we’ve started to take for granted. I don’t want to go into gory details on the world wide web, but I feel like I’m at the beginning of a long, twisted metaphorical headache.

Which could lead to a long, twisted non-metaphorical headache.

Woo. Hoo.

It’s gray and snowy and I set a goal to get my hall closet organized. It needed it like you wouldn’t believe, and I got ambitious with all the organizing I did for my parents. But I’m at the “What was I thinking” stage.

But here’s reality. If we don’t stop and take stock, we don’t know where we are or what we have. We become jumbled; it’s tough to see what’s what.

Or maybe that’s just hall closets.

So I’m off to the task at hand, made better by a lovely group of folks who helped me make a playlist. I highly recommend doing the same.

How’s your Monday going? Better, I hope, than mine. Have a great 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

Holiday frame of mind

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Look at my late, late blogging today. So tardy. I’m already thinking holiday week, already imagining my Thanksgiving meal.

Yum.

It’s quieter today, too, and of course as I typed that there was the whine of a siren, but I mean besides that. People are already traveling, already out of town.

I hate the cold but I love cold weather clothes, so if you can figure that one out, that would be great. Cozy sweaters, cute boots. Such a fan.

And we’re just at the leading edge of the cold, November is when Chicago reminds you who it is, reminds you that the wind isn’t always tinged with warm humidity, that the skies can be moody and flat dull gray.

But we’re still in the fun side of winter, the adjustment side. The side with the lights and the decorations and all the food.

I’m really stuck on the food.

So off we go again, into the ice and slush and snow. At least I’ll get to wear sweaters.

Yay.


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

Here we go again

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It’s sunny and it’s cold and it’s Monday. So much Monday. So very Monday.

It appears I’m fully ensconced in the new WordPress editor, and I’m still a fan. Very easy, very clean. One change changed.

The cough isn’t entirely gone, but it’s random and occasional. I’d call that progress. And here we are.

Thanksgiving week. I can’t believe we’re here already, this year has blazed by and crawled by, both at the same time, which is such a strange trick of time. 

But time is weird. We know that.

It might be the most contrarian force in the universe, the one thing that can be everything and nothing at once. The one thing that we’ve made up entirely, and yet it rules our lives.

Deep for a Monday. I hope we’ve had enough caffeine.

Here we go, guys. Have a good 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

Well, I asked for change

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Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels

And immediately the universe responded in the form of a new editor for WordPress. I’d clung to the previous previous editor for far longer than necessary, enjoying something about its clunky awkwardness, as perhaps we had a bit of a kinship.

So a few days ago I’d noted to myself how I’d adjusted to the newer-to-me editor, and couldn’t remember when I’d made the full switch. And kaplewie, an even newer text editor.

(Keplewie, if you were not aware, is the sound new text editors make upon arrival).

Here’s the funny part in all of this. I love technology. I love new technology. I love bells and whistles and buttons that look cool and take a while to figure out. Yet when I think blogging, I think page, words, picture, done.

I’m also quick to adapt to new technology. So why the reluctance?

I couldn’t say. I can say that I just discovered how you can edit paragraph to paragraph in this new “block” interface, and I think I kinda love it. The previous interface was sparse; I find this one clean.

So I got a change, almost on demand, took it, and I think I like it. One tiny change is still a change.

Now the real question is if it will keep giving me blog topics, because that would be the best feature of all.



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

Sheryl Crow said it best

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It’s a super sunny Tuesday, though a cold one, it’s only 20 F right now, and I have changes on my mind. Big changes, small changes.

Changes.

Maybe it was the election that got me thinking about them; maybe it’s because Thanksgiving is around the corner, which means New Year’s Eve isn’t far away.

But sometimes we need changes. For variety, because circumstances dictate. I’m an adaptable person but slow to change. I have to give myself a push to shake things up. Last week when I was sick, I ran out of yogurt, my usual breakfast.

I did not enjoy it.

But life itself is always changing, and either it can change around us or we can dive in, headfirst.

Well, don’t dive in headfirst unless you know exactly how deep it is, because we’re talking change, not recklessness.

I don’t know yet what my change will look like, the form it will take, it’s shape or depth. Only that it’s time to try something different, take on something different.

To evolve.

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