#MondayThoughts: So very, very close

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Here we are, less than 48 hours away from the end of trump, and we’re all so happy to see him go. Aside from the terrorists, but apparently only harming other people with impunity makes them happy so they’re out of luck.

It’s gray again, I’m not sure if we’re in for more snow, but we haven’t had much. It’s been a pretty mild winter so far, maybe the planet figures we have enough to deal with. And soon we can return the favor.

It will be a strange thing not to have so much of our thoughts and time and energy usurped by the functioning or nonfunctioning of the government. Think of all the hours free, of turning down the dial on the worry. That it’s been like this for four years is a travesty, and not one that can be repeated.

So on we go, into this week that will change everything, afraid of the damage yet to be done by the terrorists, but forging ahead nonetheless. And that’s me for today, have a great Monday. And confession, I wrote “Wednesday” instead of Monday. You can tell I’m ready for this week to get a shift on, as the Doctor would say.


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#MondayThoughts: Aftermath

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As the enormity of what those terrorists did on Wednesday sinks in, as their intent to assassinate members of Congress becomes clearer, it’s difficult to take a day as a normal thing. It feels like we are still in the midst of something, and President Biden cannot arrive soon enough.

The excuses and the normalization from Republicans are nauseating. The ones who have supported this Big Lie, the claim that a legitimate election was somehow stolen, when they know it was not, must see consquences.

This is not like 2016, where we have proof, even some of it from Republicans in Senate, that trump coordinated with Russia to “win.” And with a Justice Department not under his purview, we might discover just how extensive that help was.

No, these were lies created from nothing at all, examined and rejected in court after court after court. Did Putin aid in Wednesday’s coup?

I suspect we will find out.

So here we are, regular citizens of the United States, regular citizens of Russia, separated by thousands of miles and a system that will remove trump next Wednesday, whatever he says. I hope, some day, the same for you, freedom from an oppressive dictator, and the right to have a say in your own government. We’ve gotten a taste of what you live under these last four years.

And that’s it for me, here on this Monday, nine days from getting rid of trump. Have a great day.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
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#MondayThoughts: New Year, New…something

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Here we are, freshly in 2021, on our way to something better, or so we hope. It’s been a rough haul, no question.

Tomorrow is the special election in Georgia, and just how much we can recover depends so much upon it. Mitch McConnell has already made clear he will hold us hostage, crippling the economy under soon President Biden if he has the power to do so.

I really hope Georgia refuses to give him that power.

McConnell believes that he can force Americans to blame Democrats for his actions, and it’s not outlandish, he’s gotten away with it for so long. He needs to go, and he can’t keep this hold over the Senate.

And once he’s gone, we need to ensure no one ever abuses power like this again.

These thoughts are not the thoughts I thought I’d have this morning but so it goes. If you’re in Georgia, please vote for Jon Ossoff and Rev. Rafael Warnock. Let’s make this country America again.

And have a great Monday.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#MondayThoughts: The future is past

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It’s brightly sunny and my eye has been twitching for days. It happens sometimes, and it’s annoying, but it’s not like I’m out and about where people will see it. It does seem like an appropriate way to end 2020 though.

I’ve got to admit that in envisioning the far-off future, I definitely thought the year 2020 would be better than this. Infinitely better than this, universes better than this. It was a terrible year.

Perhaps what makes it worse it much of it could have been avoided if it were not for trump. It was the culmination of his maliciousness, and boy, talk about a snowball. In Hell.

Huh. I’m on to something there.

Anyway, I’ll keep it brief because, well why not. I hope you have a great Monday, and even more so, I hope it’s a vacationy Monday.


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#MondayThoughts: Off we go

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Well, it’s Monday. You probably knew that, and if you didn’t, I’m sorry to break the bad news. It’s a holiday week, though, so it’s not the Mondayist of Mondays except mine started out that way.

My workout this morning wouldn’t start, there was something wrong with it, so I had to find a different one to do, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but I was so fuzzy this morning. Often I’m up a half-hour before my alarm, but this morning, I slept until it woke me.

So I wasn’t my sharpest.

But I did it and it got done so at least there is that. I’m awaiting my groceries, I’m now firmly on team delivery, it’s so easy. Then I parlay the groceries into ready meals and I’m set for a few days.

Talk about your win win.

Aside from that, I can’t tell whether it’s sunny or gloomy today, it’s an odd combination, which makes sense in the scheme of things as we sidle down to the last bits of the year. And what a year it’s been.

Anyway, that’s it for today, so have a great Monday.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#MondayThoughts: Almost

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Well, we can start with me initially titling this “Tuesday Thoughts” so there’s that. But here we are, electoral college day, and the coffin lid is screwed down on the zombie that is trump’s dictatorial dream. Republicans in Congress might yet try to push their coup in January, but if anyone can put an end to that, it will be the Speaker.

Done and dusted.

Sociopaths are exhausting. And they should be banned from holding public office.

Anyway, it’s brightly sunny today, and I don’t expect much will get done besides watching our democracy heal itself. And I look forward to the day in the near future when I can go a full twelve hours without seeing or hearing his name.

Unless it’s in the context of a criminal prosecution. Then bring it on.

So I’m off to Monday, rather than to Tuesday, and wherever you are, whenever you are, have a good one.


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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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#MondayThoughts: Zombies with fewer brains

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It’s dark and gray today, and it looks like snow, though none is predicted. Here we are nearly at the deadline for the setting of electors, and now the time left on the trump clock can be measured in mere weeks.

It will be so wonderful to have him gone, to never have to deal with his whiny, pathetic malfeasance again. Good riddance to bad rubbish, as they say.

I’m still surprised it’s December, if I’m honest, this year is a blur of massive, terrible events with the endless drone of trump’s whine laid over it. How anyone actually voted for that man after the destruction he’s created is utterly flooring.

People are much dumber than I ever imagined, that’s really the bottom line.

So on that cheery thought, I’m going to call it a post. Have a great Monday, and watch out for the unthinking. They are real life zombies, minus the brains.


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#MondayThoughts: It’s not Friday

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I just titled this post “Friday Thoughts.” Which is all fine and good, except on a Monday that might be a little confusing.

Perhaps I am a little confused.

It’s a fully gray day, it looks like it could snow, and the temperature is just low enough to do it, though we’re more likely to get sleet. Now THAT’S November, but of course it’s the last day of November so…well…yeah.

We are all settling in for a brighter tomorrow, though we still have a fascist-filled today, and waiting that out is no one’s favorite activity. It will be such a relief for the world to stop pointing and laughing come January.

As terrible as these trump years have been, they’ve exposed the rot under the flooring, we can see it all now and if we can see it, we can fix it. And when we fix it, we’ll pour a concrete foundation so it never seeps again.

Anyway that’s me for Monday. Have a great day.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#MondayThoughts: recycled

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It’s brightly sunny this morning, I’m not sure if it’s warm or cold, it could be either here. Even in January with the temperature in single digits, the sun can shine merrily away, as though laughing at its own joke.

The election is done and over and yet the most pathetic man on the planet–without hyperbole, he genuinely is the most pathetic man on the planet–whines and cries and throws temper tantrums because he refuses to understand he lost.

And he did lose.

Bigly.

I’ve got errands to do, but errands in this era bring a specter of apprehension, as here we are in the midst of this terrible pandemic Republicans have fanned into roaring flames. I hope when sanity takes over leadership, there will be consequences for their depravity.

So that’s all I have today, the same few thoughts rolling into a brand-new week. I’m too tired and annoyed for a Monday morning, gotta leave yourself a little room to expand.

I’m going to try to get my frame of mind a little on the better side and get my things done. You have a great Monday.


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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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#MondayThoughts: Lockdown 2, the Relockdowning

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So we’re under a stay-at-home “advisory” here in Chicago, starting today. But people seem to be taking the word “advisory” flexibly, assuming it leaves latitude not to comply. That could prove problematic.

It’s clear we won’t have a normal Thanksgiving this year. For me, the last few years it’s meant going to a restaurant with my parents so no one has to cook, and that’s been great.

Clearly that’s a no-go.

This year, I will cook something and virtually meet with them. Better that than someone get sick.

It’s enraging that we’re here again, we had all the opportunity in the world to prevent it, but these idiots with their insistence that being a COVID Chris is their right have pushed everything right to the brink.

For what?

Anyway, this time we’re more ready, we’ve done it before, we can do it again. Have a good Monday and stay safe.


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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.