Ten Word Photo Prompt: Spells

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(Photo by Bia Sousa from Pexels)

It’s time for the ten word story based on the photo above! Exactly ten words, no more, no less.

Yes to titles; no to doubling the length of your story. Let’s keep it honest people.

OK, here’s mine:

Transformed, Lola vowed to love Martin.

To the last bite.

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#TuesdayThoughts eventually

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You know those days when you start one task but that task leads to another task and THAT task leads to another task?

Yeah, like that.

I wanted to write at my revamped desk, but the file cabinet drawer got stuck open AGAIN. I hate that file cabinet, it is beyond annoying but I haven’t replaced it because I get sticker shock every time I look at the cost of new ones. Why are they so expensive?

It seems unfair. Nothing so boring should ever be so costly.

So I struggled with that, and struggled with it and eventually got it but then couldn’t get the stuff that was in the drawer back into the drawer and frankly I’d love to put caution tape over the whole thing and pretend it never happened.

I came across some of my comedy sketches and I’ve got to tell you, they’re tedious. They are meta in a way that only I and perhaps one other person on the planet would enjoy and I don’t think that’s the way to get to comedy.

So a little additional opposite-of-sunshine in already less than sunshiny day.

Metaphorically only, though.

Outside it’s super sunny. Gorgeous, really.

So I am hoping that my afternoon leaves me open for lots of creativity but nothing like those sketches, wow, those never should have happened.

I hope you 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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#AccountaClub Friday, March 15, 2019

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It’s Friday! And I seem to have picked up a cold. Nothing major, I’m just stuffy and draggy, which kind of matches the weather today.

But because I’m stuffy and draggy, it’s going to be a quick one.

So no writing this week, but that wasn’t the goal, I had other stuff with deadlines that had to get done. And I did it. I used the method of breaking the task up to make it less overwhelming, doing a bit per day as I had the time before I had to get it in.

I highly recommend it for a big task you don’t really want to do but have to. It helps to make it less daunting.

So that’s a check.

And even with the germs brewing, I did my five workouts, all live. So that’s also good.

Besides that, I’m sniffley and just kind of tired, so I’m going to indulge that a little and take it on the easier side today. How was your 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 The week marches on.

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(Photo by Tomáš Malčo Malík from Pexels)

Another week, another Manafort sentencing, though this time, the judge isn’t calling him “otherwise blameless.” So that’s good and based in actual reality.

It’s strange to contemplate the things some people get away with and the things other people don’t. Disparities in the justice system are rampant; now is the best of times to observe it happening in real time.

Well, last week was.

Maybe not this week. Maybe not.

Still on the Tasks with a capital T, taking things in steps, which is one of my favorite things to do when something feels overwhelming. One little bite at at time, and before you know it, you’ve devoured the whole thing.

Much like I’m devouring the live threads about Manafort, which are not on the list but, well, you know.

Sometimes I need a little self-push to do the things I don’t really want to do. One of my tricks is setting a timer; it’s an artificial deadline, a contest between me and the clock.

Sometimes I bribe myself. Or reward myself, depending on how you want to look at it.

Sometimes I can just roll up my proverbial sleeves and go.

It all hinges on the mood of the day. But, however you get going, it’s time to do it. Have a great 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.

#TuesdayThoughts: Around we go

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Sometimes I feel like time is circular. MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday

And here we are back to Tuesday. Still Tasks ahead, the capital kind, not the minor kind, but the kind that need to be done, nonetheless. Or more important than nonetheless.

There are signs of spring outside, real ones, I think, or maybe I’m being optimistic. The ground is still muddy and brown, the grass last year’s dead growth, but maybe, just maybe there’s a hint of green to it.

It’s sunny today, and with a high of not so cold, maybe winter will be shrugged off after all.

That’s it for me for today, but I hope you have a great Tuesday, and I hope spring is near for you, if that’s your season now.


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.

#MondayThoughts: Do I HAVE to?

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(Photo by Vadim B from Pexels)

So. The time change.

Wow am I feeling it.

It’s only an hour, one single hour, and it didn’t affect my waking up, but I am dragging today and behind on everything. About an hour behind on everything.

Imagine that.

I’m grumpy and I want more coffee and today I won’t even have a hint of debate. Even though it’s nearly noon.

I’ll be back.

So that’s brewing. Hopefully the extra dose will do me good.

It’s gray and muddy and colder than it looks. It feels like spring should be here, but it’s reluctant. I don’t know why it would be, we’re always so happy to see it.

I’ve got Tasks ahead of me I don’t want to do, but they must be done. One of those days.

One of those weeks.

So on I go, optimistic only that my coffee will soon be ready. 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.

#AccountaClub Friday, March 8, 2019

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Well, if you’re curious about how the week went, I started out by typing “2018” as the year. Even though we’re into March at this point.

So.

It’s been a distractible week. Case in point: started writing, decided my fingernails were annoyingly long, got up, took care of that, noticed the extra set of feet for my sofa so the Roomba has more room just waiting to be placed, and just struggled those under the sofa, which was neither fun nor easy, and sat down to write the post.

Still have to empty the Roomba, but one thing at a time, right?

And I feel like that’s a good thought for the week. One thing at a time.

We can get so jumbled, so many things to do, not sure of the order in which to do them. That will be a puzzle for next week.

Side note, getting those feet under the sofa was so exhausting, it’s definitely tamed some of the distraction.

I did finish the banner I was talking about earlier in the week, and by popular demand (one person asked) here it is.

Yes, one side is higher than the other as it hangs, but you try hanging a banner by yourself!

Writing this week was very limited, though I’ve been thinking about a project I want to start, and I’m closer to getting it going. There have been a lot of not-writing-conducive things happening this week, so you just have to roll with it.

Fitness, though, was awesome. I loved every trainer and every workout was particularly good, so that was a big plus, especially given how tired I was by the end of the week. Well today. I’m tired today.

I’ve been a little better about going to bed earlier, I’d like to push it back a bit, but there’s an improvement, so I’ll take it.

That’s me, how was your 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.