#WednesdayWisdom…ish

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Tired today. Not that I have much of an excuse, I got a decent amount of sleep last night. It’s an in-between looking day, not totally gloomy, only little streaks of blue sky behind the clouds.

I’d say I’m not at peak motivation.

Still a fan of the tidying, though, which is not something I ever thought I’d be. Not that awesome at letting go of stuff, though, I could probably be better at that, but I think I’ve improved.

It’s the waste that feels weird.

But I want a better work space, and there isn’t room for it and all of this stuff. I’m going to have to tackle my books at some point. That’s going to be rough.

I mean, they’re BOOKS.

But I need the space where the bookshelves are.

So.

I said a while ago that I needed change, and I feel like this is the start to that. I’ve got to make space for it. We always need space for it.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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Tuesdaying Today

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I’m still in my workout gear from this morning, but I’ve made a utensil holder for my bright silicone tools, and I re-organized my dish cupboard and purged some mugs.

I also kept sitting down to do things and then realized that I forgot something, so, I’m probably moving at a solid six right now. Maybe seven if I get extra credit for creativity with the utensil holder. I used a nut can and some contact paper.

Voila.

It’s strange, but it’s almost as though all of the stuff just keeps its tendrils wrapped tightly around you, holding you in place. I never expected the purging to be so freeing.

Some people don’t have a close connection to things. I imagine their homes as sleek and clutter-free. Space everywhere.

Probably not my future, but who knows? (I kinda know.)

Still, I think we hesistate to start because we fear the process will be painful or difficult. Which can be said of so many things.

But if I hesitate, I look at my sock drawer, so tidy, nothing invisible, all right there. It’s good to have a little more sock drawer.

Hope your Tuesday is productive.


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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OK, Monday. Let’s do this thing.

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Here we are, back at the start. Last week was kind of an emotional doozy for me, but I’m righting the emotional ship, rough seas or no, and onward. And I am also very oddly obsessed with tidying.

Thank you Marie Kondo and thank you “Tidying Up” on Netflix for that.

I mean, I did start my organizational kick weeks ago, and the reality is that having things neat, easy to find and easy to store is its own kind of rewarding.

Is it a means of procrastinating with the writing? Maybe. I ask you this. How can I focus on my words when I know my pajamas could be so much neater?

I’m only human.

The funny things is my past self would have scoffed at my this self for finding this process fun. But here’s a thing in life: sometimes, people just have a way of doing things that resonates with you. The “KonMari Method,” as she calls it, is logical and really cuts to the heart of clutter.

So I’m hooked.

And if you know me and Daily Burn, I really do seem to enjoy my systems.

I guess you’ll find out how it goes on Friday. I hope you have a fabulous 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.

#WednesdayWisdom gauge low

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Let me start today by saying I had trouble spelling “Wednesday,” so if you had high expectations for today’s post, you should probably dial them back to avoid disappointment.

Hmm.

I got some sleep last night, which is better than the night before, and I woke early this morning to discover I’d left the lights on and the TV entertaining itself. Still groggy, though, but I don’t want to risk more coffee after having so much trouble sleeping on Monday night.

I do learn my lessons, in case you’re wondering.

So it feels like a trudging sort of day, with a sky full of bumpy clouds casting flat light on everything. Outside looks groggy too.

Some days we trudge, some days we soar, some days we fly a little awkwardly like a goose, who still get where they’re going anyway.

I’m hoping for a goose day, but I’m not holding my breath.

If anything, this is showing me I need to be as regimented with my sleep as I am about exercise. It’s as important. Maybe I should work on that, and add it to my #AcccountaClub reports.

So that’s my Wednesday, short on wisdom as promised. And I misspelled Wednesday again.

Sheesh.

Hope you have a fantastic 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

And now it’s Wednesday

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I was just sitting here, wondering if I should write a new blog post today or just leave my shameless plug for my books up another day, and figured hey, I’m here anyway, I’ve got fingers and a blinking cursor, and I’m pretty sure you can find those links.

So hello.

I hope all who celebrate Christmas have Christmassed to their hearts’ content, have given and received exactly what was wanted, and are feeling no regret over calories acquired.

And for anyone who finds this time of year difficult, at least that’s another one down, you made it, you’re here and that’s something.

The new year is looming, less than a week left, and that’s a tough thing to believe. It’s been a long one and a quick one, and here we are, back at the end again.

That clock is relentless. It just doesn’t stop.

I hope you’re having a wonderful week, a quieter week if at all possible, a chance to catch your breath and maybe just binge some TV.

If you haven’t watched “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon yet, trust me on this one. It’s divine.

Until tomorrow. Have a great day.


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

Only sort of Monday

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Given it’s Christmas Eve day (weird collection of words we’re used to) it’s not much of a Monday. People are busy and hurrying and readying and cooking, or, if outside the thrum of it, observing the scurry.

It’s not even close to a white Christmas here in Chicago this year. Lots of brown grass and empty trees, but at night the lights are lovely.

It’s far from night now, though, with a broad, clear sky, not even the memory of clouds. It doesn’t look cold, which is no guide here in the winter.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or don’t celebrate Christmas, I wish you joy and peace, health and stability.

I hope you enjoy all of the holidays, whatever form they take.


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

Wednesday Wants

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Wants are weird. Right now, I want another cup of coffee. You and I both know how that usually goes.

Eyebrow raise.

I also want a trip to Tahiti, a place I wasn’t so interested in, given how remote it is, and how difficult to reach, but now with “Below Deck” based there, and those incredible views and sunsets, I want to see it.

My odds are infinitely higher on the other cup of coffee. 

Wry eyebrow raise.

Sometimes our wants strike us out of nowhere, for things we hadn’t considered we wanted. The Roomba, or Roombie, as she is now known, for example. Until I borrowed her from my parents, I had no idea I couldn’t live without her.

And here we are.

Others are a low thrum we’ve heard most of our lives, all of our lives. We all have those, the wants we know we want but never quite manage. Some are so easily quenched.

Like that extra cup of coffee. Which is probably being made after I finish this post.

“Probably.” Right.

Today, give in to one of those wants, just for yourself, just because you can and sometimes you should. I’m about to do the same.

And it’s not Tahiti.

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