Whew.

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So it’s May, and the A to Z Blogging Challenge is history. I didn’t to well this year, falling down on the visits, and I’m not sure if I’ll do it again next year.

But that is quite a way away, so we’ll see.

The blogging part went OK, I basically wrote mostly what I would have written anyway, given the mood, so that’s good.

It’s a quick one today, April felt long and short all at the same time, and while you’re missing me (how could you not be?) check out my books.

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#AtoZChallenge: Zenith

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(Zonkey. I mean…Zs are limited. Ruth boraggina from Belleville, USA [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)])

We did it. We hit the zenith of our challenge, April 30, the letter Z.

Go us.

I really only did half the challenge, after my migraine-plagued start I was so behind on the visiting I never got back to it, which makes me a bad, bad participant.

BAD ME.

I’ve been regularly blogging 5 days a week for a while now, but for some reason, that extra day seemed more challenging. Which I guess is the point.

Anyway, I hope to see you guys after, as I plan to catch up during #MAYkingItWork during May. Cheers to a job well done!


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.

#AtoZChallenge: Yay!

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(Is it just me or does this yak have great hair?)

So I had to fax something today. Fax. As in information sent over a telephone line. Woo. Hoo.

And before that, I called to verify the fax number. It required maneuvering past two different computer systems and two different people just to verify, and when I got there, the woman I spoke to didn’t have this number on file.

But she was able to verify the correspondence.

And then the attempt to fax. And for some reason my printer which also has fax capabilities because why not, didn’t give me a confirmation.

It’s hard to live in 1999 while simultaneously in 2019.

Back to the yay.

We’re one day away from finishing A to Z! I’ve only been half a challenger this month, as I’ve been a terrible visitor but I’m going to still try to catch up, perhaps as part of #MAYkingItWork, which will be #AccountaClub, essentially, but in May with a focus on finishing up some nagging projects.

Feel free to hop on board!

And that’s Monday, soggy, rainy and technologically challenged. Hope yours runs smoothly.


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.

#AtoZChallenge: Xenolithic

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(Xantus’s Hummingbird. Ron Knight from Seaford, East Sussex, United Kingdom [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)])

Why yes I completely forgot that Saturday was a blogging day. To make up for it, and my behindedness on the social aspect of A to Z, I decided not to cheat on X and bring you a real word.

Xenolithic.

It refers to a piece of rock (xenolith in the noun form) that is different from the rock that surrounds it. I felt like we could all identify.

Nature sure is something. And not always something good, because it’s snowing and it’s nearly May.

Nearly. May.

I’d call this weather xenolithic.

I hope it’s a nicer day wherever you are.


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.

#AtoZChallenge, #AccountaClub Edition: Would

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(Woodchuck. Šarūnas Burdulis from USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D)

Would you believe it’s Friday again? And would you believe I’m behind because I’m bravely doing laundry, despite so many odds stacked against me, namely the washers in the laundry room were mostly taken?

So laundry for #AccountaClub? Check.

It will be quick today, becuase I have a bunch to do away from devices on which I can blog. Writing? Yeah…no.

Exercise? Big yes!

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

#AtoZChallenge: Vary

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Normally on a Thursday, when I don’t forget as I did the week before last, I post a photo for a ten word photo prompt.

Well, this week, given the scarcity of animals starting with “V” and the limited photos available of those animals, no photo prompt today.

Just a regular blog post.

Satisfaction may vary.

If the vervet monkey above inspires, though, feel free to go ahead with a ten word story. Exactly ten words. You know the drill.

Sometimes it’s good to shake things up. Sometimes it’s a necessity, as in today, as in I can’t spend the entire day hunting for the perfect picture. Thoughts are brewing.

I’d like to take advantage.

Meanwhile it’s bright and sunny, the only clouds the streaky kind that seem to exist solely for effect. I really could have slept in another hour, but besides that, I’m feeling kind of energized.

Long live coffee.

Have a very nice Thursday,.


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.

#AtoZChallenge: Underwhelmed

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(Umbrella bird. Hectonichus [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D)

It feels like a negative word to blog about, “underwhelmed.” And it mostly is, I guess, though it doesn’t always have to be, does it?

Well, maybe it does.

But sometimes, it’s just how you feel. And sometimes, it’s conveniently timed with “U.” Talk about your synchronicity.

Not sure if it’s me and my mood or things in general at the moment, but there is a lot with which I’m underwhelmed. With my performance during the A to Z; with the state of my writing right now as a whole; with the condition of my country; with my get up and go.

All very underwhelming.

Being underwhelmed can create an opportunity, though. See? Not entirely negative. Because it’s a sign to take stock, to reassess, to see what’s working and what isn’t.

Some of these things are out of our control. Some of them are within our control but feel like they are out of our control.

I’m sure you can draw your own conclusions as to which are which.

Nonetheless, Wednesday we will, in the hopes of being fully whelmed.


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.