#AccountaClub Friday, December 14, 2018

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Hard to believe another week is gone. We started #AccountaClub in June, six months ago, and here we are, nearly at the end of the year.

Wow.

As for this week, my organizational frenzy is pretty much at its end, and I am LOVING the results. Loving them. I’m hoping I can keep them up. The key element, though, I think is the Roomba. Which has to be returned tomorrow.

Sigh.

I’m not thrilled about that. I really need one of my own.

But on the plus side, it has shown me that, much like the way keeping the dishwasher ready for dishes can make keeping the kitchen clean easier, keeping the floors clear so the Roomba can do its thing really tends to cut down on clutter. It’s a bottom up effect.

No serious writing this week, I was straightening out Real Life Stuff like health insurance and other such things you don’t want to have to deal with. While it hasn’t been a creative chunk of time, it has been a productive one. I even got a maintenance task I’ve been meaning to do for ages done, and made a plan for another one.

Exercise-wise, five days, five live workouts. Or “live” workouts, I’m not sure if this week’s were taped ahead of time, the host of my exercise program is still out of town.

So that was my week! How was yours?


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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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#AccountaClub Friday, December 7, 2018

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I nearly dated this post 2008, so that says something about this week. 

But, the organizing is going like gangbusters. And here’s the thing: when an area is organized, it’s just so much easier to navigate. I’m talking deep system revamping, space reconsideration. Looking at the things that don’t work and finding ways to make them work.

In some ways, it’s fun.

I decided to look at each issue as a puzzle, and I love puzzles. How can I solve the problem? Can I solve it with something I have on-hand? If not, what do I need?

Earlier I shared the tip on how to fold reusable bags. Paper bags were another problem. So I looked around, saw a large cereal box, sealed the end, cut out the top using a straight-edge and a razor and put the folded bags inside upright. I had some pretty contact paper, so I covered it. Instant paper bag storage that cost me nothing.

A shoe rack I’d bought needed rails screwed to the top wooden shelf, but the holes were not drilled properly. I knew the wood would fit a different shelf I was using for boot storage, so I put that on the top, used some dollar store canvas storage bins below and it looks great. 

As for the rest of the shelf, before I took the wooden piece, I made sure it could be assembled without it, and now I have a separate 2-tiered shelf.

It’s like I have puzzles everywhere. As with any game, some are more fun to solve than others. Unfortunately I can’t skip any of these.

Now the exercise.  Five days, five workouts, but I didn’t do them all live. Again there were technical issues, this time this morning. So that put me behind. I ended up doing an old one of Erika’s, one of the trainers I like who left. I figured out how the back catalog works under “Library,” so I guess that’s another win.

It’s been good for my brain to tackle something completely different. I’m looking forward to utilizing all my new systems. You’ve got to revamp now and then.

How was your week?


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!
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AccountaClub Friday, November 30, 2018

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I started this post while waiting on hold. They told me it would be an hour; I was at 27 minutes when I figured I might as well get going on blogging.

While trying to make a payment on a site, the site kept glitching. I’d tried yesterday as well, and thought it would be back to normal by today, but it wasn’t. Clearly I wasn’t the only person with the issue, given the wait time. But while on hold, I decided to try a few things based on what I was seeing while the site hung up, and lo and behold, 46 minutes into holding, I’d solved the problem and made the payment.

Woo. Hoo.

It’s been that kind of a week. Yesterday, I got all ready to work out at my usual live Daily Burn time, only to find there was no workout. No hint of a workout.

Whaa???

Apparently they had some technical difficulties, so no live workout ever aired. They ran a previously recorded one, but I don’t know when it started, by the time I saw they were running it, it was in the middle. 

So I found one by Erika, an awesome trainer who just left and did that one instead.

Lemonade from lemons this week and there have been many, many lemons. I’ve spent more time away from the computer, as technology is obviously out to get me right now, and am focusing on some larger organization projects. I’ve gotten my front closet nearly under control (it’s tough in Chicago with all the coats) and I have other things I want to work on, so probably another update on that next Friday.

Was the week what I wanted it to be? Eh.

I did do five workouts, even with the glitch with the live workout. Some things are out of our control.

How was your week?


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!
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#AccountaClub Friday, November 23, 2018

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It’s a sorta holiday at the end of a holidayish week so no real post from me today, but please feel free to do your thing in the comments! I want to hear how you’re doing.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving if you had one.


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

#AccountaClub Friday, November 16, 2018

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Well, somehow it’s Friday again, and that means it’s time to ‘fess up or brag about our weeks. Or any combination thereof.

I said on Monday that I thought I was out for NaNoWriMo this year, and given my lack of writing, that seems to be the case. Alas.

Sorta.

Here’s the thing. As you probably know, I had that horrendous microorganism intent on taking over the world, and by the world I mean my body, and it really wiped me out. I couldn’t exercise for the full week a last week, and I still haven’t completely shaken the cough that just keeps going.

This week, it was really important to me to get my fitness routine back on track. It’s my base for everything, and I managed it, five live workouts, one every morning.

Woo-hoo.

But I also recognized that the pressure of NaNo–totally self-imposed–wasn’t going to help me feel better. So I let myself let it go.

The key here is “self-imposed.” This isn’t something upon which someone else is relying; there’s not external pressure, there’s no bigger picture to which I’m failing to contribute. Just a recognition that I may not be able to do everything I want to do while still doing my best interpretation of a seal, so it’s best to pick one and stick with it. Build slowly.

That’s some major growth for me, to treat self-care as a priority. Because without it, we have a flimsy foundation that could, at any moment, collapse.

Sometimes our accomplishment is in not doing.

Sometimes.

Not often. But sometimes.

So how was your week?


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

#AccountaClub Friday, November 9, 2018

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So. This week.

Yikes.

This virus is finally on its way out, but I have a lovely, disgusting cough it’s given me as it goes. It really knocked me out this past week, and I haven’t been able to do much.

So what does that mean?

Very behind on NaNoWriMo. No exercise. Lots of tissues and grumbling. I’m not sure if I’m going to try to continue NaNo at this point; I may just write and see how far it gets me.

It’s amazing how much how we feel can affect things you don’t even think about as physical, let alone the ones you do.

So that was my week. How was yours?

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

#AccountaClub Friday, November 2, 2018

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So you know how yesterday I said with NaNoWriMo my posting times might be weird?

Definitely weird.

I finished my words for the day, and I wanted to wait until I had them done to post. I can’t say for sure if I’ll do the same every Friday, but since it’s only Day 2, I figured why not.

I’ve implemented my plan of finishing the manuscript I was working on first, and it’s been slow going. But I’m 4,431 words in, so progress is happening. Woo-hoo!

Also the site wasn’t working so I couldn’t buddy up, but I think it’s probably up and running properly, so I’m planning on that. So writing: check.

Another five days of live workouts, even though I found the theme this week very patronizing, it was about optimism, and under the current circumstances, that seemed ridiculous. But I got the exercise in, words in, not a terrible week.

How was yours? And if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, how’s it going?

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