#TuesdayThoughts: Technical difficulties plus also the opposite of that.

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Nothing is working right today. I don’t know if it’s me or it.

Probably me.

So I am behind in my posting, with a little bit of a scramble to get it done. Mmm. Scramble. Must be lunch time.

And yet a pair of headphones that I’d completely written off and left to die an electricityless death suddenly sprang back to life with a new charge.

Feels like a metaphor.

Let’s take it as a metaphor.

It’s sunny and coolish, I think, and it feels far more Wednesday than Tuesday, but it’s not the first time that’s happened. With everything working correctly at the moment, I’ll call it a day and a post.

Have a great Tuesday.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
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#TuesdayThoughts: January 6th hearing

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I’m watching the Commission hearing about the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. And it is heartbreaking, and enraging, and utterly disgusting.

That Republicans have insulted these officers who nearly died trying to save their very own lives, enduring physical abuse and racist seething all in the service to people who claim it never happened.

And if it happened it wasn’t a big deal.

Hugs and kisses.

Tourists.

And again, I am angry. Not just angry but enraged.

So please take a thought for those officers on this Tuesday, and have a reflective Tuesday.

#TuesdayThoughts: Swift summer

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Welp, it’s Tuesday. It’s definitely, definitely Tuesday.

So we have that.

Now’s probably the time to tell you I’ve thought it was Wednesday repeatedly today. Time is weird.

It’s a blue-gray day today, the colors already fading into the sepias of August. Summer is so strange, it’s always in a rush, the days tripping over one another.

Not like winter’s slow, languid, frigid saunter.

Nope. Summer is aflutter, a tangle of gangly limbs running wildly under a hot golden sun.

So what are you doing reading this post? Go enjoy it, if you can. And have a wonderful Tuesday.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#TuesdayThoughts: Moods in moody.

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The weather and I are moody today. It’s nice when that happens, when you feel like the whole sky gets it.

But then there are the juvenile birds soaring with the joy of their recently mastered flying I can see from my window and honestly, that’s not terrible. Around and around they go, just to prove that they can, like teenagers with shiny new driver’s licenses.

Maybe not all of the moods in moody are bad.

I’m into my second cup of coffee and I still wouldn’t call myself fully awake. I had the kind of dreams that leave you tired, crammed with details and actions. And here I am thinking sleep should be restful.

Silly me.

It’s quiet though, today, it seems like that endless construction is constructed, and the rest of the world is taking its cues from the heavy sky. Meanwhile, I think I’ll try to sort myself out, one feeling at a time.

Have a great Tuesday. I typed “Monday,” but I think it’s too late for that. Though I hope it was.


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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.
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#TuesdayThoughts: Unexpected benefits

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I love it when a plan comes together. My plan was a little scattered, but this morning in culminated in two lovely cups of iced coffee.

Yup.

Iced coffee.

It may not sound that exciting now that I say it, but with the temperatures this summer already hitting sweaty highs, an easy iced coffee sounded like heaven. And now I can do that.

Woo-hoo.

My fridge doesn’t make chilled water or ice, there’s no way to connect a water line. So when the temperatures rise, I either have to remember to chill water and make ice, or make do.

But I got a countertop ice maker–not that super-expensive one, mind you, but a much, much cheaper one–and an item with such an unglamorous purpose made a universe of difference.

I don’t ration ice when I make it now, because if I need more, it’s not hours but minutes. A whole cup full for iced coffee?

No problem.

It helps that my new coffeemaker has an iced coffee setting, and it really got the whole thing going, when I think about it. One leaky, broken coffeemaker can lead to so many new things.

Whatever that leaky, broken coffeemaker may be.

And with that, I am off. 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.
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#TuesdayThoughts: When did granola bars get so complicated?

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I decided I wanted to have some granola bars on hand. No problem, I think, I will just choose among the ten thousand available kinds.

Only.

Almost all of them have something I can’t eat. Or they’re over 200 calories which, to me, seems like a lot for a granola bar. I could have an ice cream for that, and a good one.

Sigh.

Let’s be honest, they’re basically very textured candy bars. Oh well.

It was rainy this morning, and it looks like it’s clearing, but I can’t be sure. The rain has done the grass good, the swaths of yellow are turning green again, and it once again looks like early summer. It’s cool, too, mid-seventies if the weather app is to be believed, which it isn’t always.

I’m on my second cup of coffee, going cup by cup, and here, with the morning mostly gone, I am finally feeling more integrated into the day. A little bit of a contrast from yesterday.

Anyway, that’s it for me. I hope you have a wonderful 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.
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#TuesdayThoughts: I really identify with my old coffee grinder.

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I’ve got to stop spending money. There are all these sales, and throughout the pandemic I bought little besides the essentials. Now we’re opening up again and I want stuff.

Not sure how healthy it is. Although it is healthy for the economy, so there’s that.

It’s cloudy today and weather apps are at odds over whether it will rain. I think it will, it has that feel about it today, but who knows. It’s cooler than it’s been.

I don’t mind it.

I’ve settled into my new coffeemaker, and I’m wondering if I should start grinding beans again. I used to, but it didn’t make much of a difference with the previous one I had, and now my previous grinder is available. I’d given it to my dad when I stopped using it, but I got him a new one for Father’s Day because I dropped this one and it still works but you have to hold it closed.

I feel a kinship.

Aren’t we all missing a latch or two at this point? Are any of us in mint condition these days?

Probably not.

Though some have been widely refurbished.

Good for you if that floats your boat.

Anyway, that’s it for me with a very random post. 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 and FREE!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Tired of opinions.

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Well Monday attacked my coffee maker, and it didn’t survive the confrontation. I’ll have a new one by Wednesday, Amazon willing, but until then I have resorted to scavenged parts. It’s OK.

Not great, but OK.

It’s another sunny day, a few puffy clouds mainly for illustrative purposes only, and the construction is back at it, hammering, hammering, hammering away. That’s fun.

Oh now they’re slamming something. I hope it’s not each other.

Or maybe I hope it is, it would definitely eventually quiet things down.

I just realized that I’m tired of people’s opinions. With social media, every thought a person has can be expressed at any second of the day. Reality is bent to the will of those who chose to manipulate it, and their versions aren’t always questioned.

It’s tiresome.

Of course, as I write this the irony that it’s my opinion is not lost. But I like my opinions, I find them interesting.

And that is probably the problem.

We find our opinions interesting.

Who knows, maybe it’s my not-quite-coffee talking. Maybe it’s the last five years talking.

Or maybe opinions really are annoying.

What do you think?

(See? Inescapable.) Anyway, have a great Tuesday, I’m off to keep my opinions to myself. And of course we both know that’s not going to happen.

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.

#TuesdayThoughts: Middle of the night thoughts

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At some point in the middle of the night, I had this post all planned out. It was brilliant.

Probably.

But now it’s gone. That’s the thing about those middle of the night thoughts. One minute they’re there, vivid and clear and feeling indelible, and the next, poof!

They’ve vanished.

So whatever insight I planned to share, it’s now floating in the ether. Perhaps you’ll find it there.

There’s construction again today, careless loud thunks, disembodied voices, occasional drilling. It’s become a kind of insistent background now. Gotta adapt, I guess.

That’s kind of how it goes. Like one big boxing match. Sometimes you land the punch. Sometimes the punch lands on you. And sometimes, like Floyd Mayweather, you just float out of the way.

And that’s it for me this Tuesday. Have a great day.


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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#TuesdayThoughts: Quick blurt

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I think it’s sunny today and warming up. At least in theory, I’m still chilly. I wasn’t behind when I started writing this, but then stuff happened and here we are.

Here we are.

I really want another cup of coffee, but I’m pushing it, given the time. Normally when I do the second cup, it’s earlier, because later and it interferes with sleep. And I seem to be doing fine with interfering with my sleep on my own.

Thus the need for another cup of coffee.

It’s quite a cycle.

Anyway, that’s it for me today, apparently I don’t have much interesting to add to the ether, at least right now. 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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.