#MondayThoughts because it’s really Monday

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Sunshine just in time for Monday. Yesterday was bleak and chilly, and it started raining later in the afternoon. Still, I got outside at the Morton Arboretum, where the trees were in beautiful bloom.

At least it wasn’t crowded.

I’ve only got one foot in Monday, the other is somewhere else, somewhere dreamy.

I need that one.

Two feet are good. Or so I hear.

We’re nearly halfway through May already, and I feel like the year just started. But the weather is turning, in theory, and the grass is green now, in practice, and the seasons march on no matter how we feel about them.

I think this is going to be a timer week. I have so many things to get into, it always helps me to focus, because I know, for that stretch of time I work on what I’m working on and only that.

I’ll let you know how it’s going on Friday.

Have a productive Monday!


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.

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What a Wednesday

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Today started off weirdly for me, mostly because of Twitter, which is clearly the root of many of my problems.

MANY.

And now I’m trying to get into the groove. Groove of what, I don’t know. On the plus side, I think the weather is evening out, which is good news for both me and my head.

Yesterday was not so.

Meanwhile I finally got a painting that’s started to annoy me off the wall, but now I need a replacement. I’ll have to work on that. Not an actual painting, that’s way above my pay grade, but replacement art. I have a photo from a very talented photographer I still need to frame, that could work.

Meanwhile it’s time to unshirk all those tasks I’ve been shirking. You know the type.

Hope you have a productive 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.

To coffee or not to coffee

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That is the question.

Whether ’tis better to be energized in the morning, but restless at night, and by restless, sleepless…

OK, that’s enough near-Shakespeare.

I really want the second cup of coffee. But last night I got a lot of sleep. A whole lot of sleep. Nearly eight hours of it.

Can you imagine?

So that was pretty cool. That won’t happen if I have more coffee. Decisions, Decisions.

It was one of those nights that felt like constant dreams, and in one of them, I was writing. Nearly two pages worth.

Did it have the courtesy to stick around when I woke up?

It did not.

I have no idea what I was even working on. Also, I may have been on a plane. At some point, I was on a spaceship, so I would think that would prove very inspiring.

Anyway, point is sleep is good, feeling antsy, not as good.

But that siren call of coffee.

Have a great Tuesday.


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.

Mildly Monday

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So this morning it was brightly sunny.

And then it rained.

And then it was sunny.

And now it’s cloudy but bright, possibly about to rain again.

Today has no idea what it wants to be. But we’re all like that sometimes, I guess the weather gets a turn too.

I had a weekend largely away from the interwebs, and I can’t say that I minded. I went to an art fair yesterday, out in the sunshine and the muddy, squishy fields.

Probably shouldn’t have worn my new shoes. Alas.

And here we are with a new week and a new perspective. Or sort of a new perspective. Maybe mostly the old perspective.

Hmm, it seems the weather’s mood is catching.

I hope you have the loveliest of Mondays.


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.

Wishy-washy Wednesday

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Had one of those nights with my thoughts piling like rocks in my head, one thought after another, and they felt like they were still spinning underneath my dreams.

Not a restful night of sleep last night.

It’s another bright day, though, not as sunny as yesterday but mostly sunny, and I think warmer. I’d like to feel inspired, motivated but mostly I just feel…blah.

It’s one of those blah days.

I’m going to need my list. Only a list will get me motivated. Or annoyed enough at the lack of crossed-off items to get me crossing off.

Well a list and coffee. Which is getting cold. Give me a second, I’ll be right back.

OK, it’s reheated. Where were we? Ah yes.

Stagnation.

Perhaps bright-eyed and bushy-tailed is overly optimistic these days. Perhaps. There’s a lot going on.

Sometimes one foot in front of the other, even with the smallest distance between them, is all a person can muster. Sometimes just standing still is a step forward.

You know what I mean.

So off I go into the expanse of the day, having sufficiently talked myself into medium. Have a wonderful 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.

Like life, starts out OK and ends with angst.

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(Photo by Gabriela Palai from Pexels)

So umm…yeah. Brightly sunny, good breakfast, great workout and…zero motivation today.

Zero.

I wish I could say it’s because the outdoors beckon, but it’s still pretty cold, and I suspect rather windy. It’s not that.

Maybe it’s the distinct sense of the end of the world lurking ever closer.

Who knows.

All I can say is I wanted to grab this day by the horns and I’ll be lucky if I manage the tail. Which, when you think about it, kinda means the same thing and shouldn’t.

Metaphors, amirite?

Everything feels like it’s in a kind of flux, and a lot of our optimism has been wrested from us, ripped up, scattered. Healthcare’s the next to go, gleefully, it seems, with a childish delight unfitting of dooming people to preventable deaths from preventable disease.

But, in the words of one of the greatest of all time: So it goes.

My head is filled with words, but I’m not ready yet to to make them mine.

Have a great Tuesday, or as great a one as can be had given our impending collusion with a political asteroid.


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.

So we meet again

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Ever decide to look at something on Amazon and end up down the rabbit hole of endless pages of slightly-different versions? It can prove maddening.

Of course I shouldn’t have been on Amazon in the first place, I had some drama with an item that was allegedly shipped in February but never arrived. I have doubts it was ever shipped at all.

I tried contacting the seller, heard nothing, and then contacted Amazon on Twitter, then chat, and then suddenly, miraculously, the seller responded and issued a refund. Or so they said, I haven’t checked yet.

I probably should have done that while on Amazon.

Just checked. I see no evidence of a refund, despite the claim it was issued. So we’ll see.

Ah, Amazon.

Meanwhile, be very careful of third-party sellers. You have fewer protections and there are many unscrupulous people out there. I don’t know if I’d use one again, and I used to be one.

Enough of that. Monday.

My Amazon rabbit hole took up a huge chunk of the morning. It’s weird how conveniences can be so inconvenient.

It’s a bright day that looks like it could be spring, but that whole “out like a lamb thing” doesn’t seem to be on the way. It’s under 40 degrees today. Come on, weather.

So I’ve had a morning of starts-but-not-finishes, and I should probably correct that. Have a great Monday.


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.