#AtoZChallenge: Yay!

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(Is it just me or does this yak have great hair?)

So I had to fax something today. Fax. As in information sent over a telephone line. Woo. Hoo.

And before that, I called to verify the fax number. It required maneuvering past two different computer systems and two different people just to verify, and when I got there, the woman I spoke to didn’t have this number on file.

But she was able to verify the correspondence.

And then the attempt to fax. And for some reason my printer which also has fax capabilities because why not, didn’t give me a confirmation.

It’s hard to live in 1999 while simultaneously in 2019.

Back to the yay.

We’re one day away from finishing A to Z! I’ve only been half a challenger this month, as I’ve been a terrible visitor but I’m going to still try to catch up, perhaps as part of #MAYkingItWork, which will be #AccountaClub, essentially, but in May with a focus on finishing up some nagging projects.

Feel free to hop on board!

And that’s Monday, soggy, rainy and technologically challenged. Hope yours runs smoothly.


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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#AtoZ Challenge, AccountaClub Edition: Questions

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(Spotted quoll SeanMack [CC BY-SA 3.0 ])

So…#AccountaClub Friday, where we talk about how our weeks are going and how we are doing with our goals. And in the spirit of A to Z, I’m going to ask myself a few questions.

Have I kept up with the blog posts?

Yep.

Am I hopelessly behind on comments and visits and generally not being a bad participant in A to Z?

Yep.

There’s something about this year, and all that’s going on in it. Not so much as excuse but an observation. Then with the headaches, I got way behind…and here we are at Q.

Did I work out this week?

Yep. Even with a weird knee pain that seems to have subsided, five days, five workouts.

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.

#AtoZChallenge: Or

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(Photo by Jean van der Meulen from Pexels)

Is anyone else running through the alphabet in your head each time you sit down to write a post? To make sure you have the right day?

I thought I’d have the alphabet down pat by now.

Or.

Maybe I didn’t?

Or packs a lot of punch in those two little letters, which, if I’m being honest and I’m always honest, are starting to look weird next to one another already.

You can change an entire hour, an entire day, an entire lifetime, an entire universe with that tiny little “or.”

“Sliding Doors” and all its progeny were built on or. Every single “or” is a Choose Your Own Adventure, a separate path, a fork in the road.

Or not.

See what I mean?


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.

#AtoZChallenge: Just

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So just one thing before I get into just: still at battle with my head. I’m sorry I’m a bad visitor and comment responder right now, but at least I’m still posting…

Right?

OK, just. Just is just my my writing tick. Why? It just is.

No matter what I’m writing, “just” just sneaks right in. Even in my fiction, I always have to do a search for “just,” and when I see how many hits there are, I’m just flabbergasted.

We all have those ticks, those words that always show up no matter what our intention. “Just” isn’t even a very useful word, really.

The key is identifying them so that we can destroy them, destroy them with the might of a thousand word-processing programs.

Or just the one. Really, you only need the one.

What’s your tick?


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.

#AtoZChallenge: Fog

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(Photo by me. That’s one of Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos!)

It’s foggy today, metaphorically and literally. It looks like the fog outside may be breaking up; hopefully the fog in my head won’t be far behind.

My thoughts feel like the trees outside, wrapped in a soft layer of concealment. I can make out shapes, but not much more.

I’m definitely taking a nap today.

Have a great Saturday!


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 29, 2019

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I’m out of order?! YOU’RE OUT OF ORDER!

Just kidding. It’s me.

I decided to get some laundry done this morning, and thus I’m posting later. I like a little flexibility with my blogging time, I may experiment on days when the morning is more opportune for other things, so watch this space. But maybe at a different time.

It’s AccountaClub time! Let’s talk about our weeks. I’ll go first, for obvious reasons, namely if you go first there will be no post to go first on.

OK, so writing is eh, I’ve been doing some research to try to figure out how to make my project that disappointed me better. It was a bit helpful, but I need more of that.

I’m doing laundry so I’m going to count that.

And exercise was great, five days, five workouts and that’s the full month of March! When I do a full month, I am rewarding myself with something exercise-y. For January, I got myself a new pair of yoga pants; for February it was headbands.

We’ll see for March.

So that was my week. How was yours?


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.

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Good News/Bad News

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(Photo by Noelle Otto from Pexels)

It’s Thursday! Ten word story time!

Using the above photo as a prompt, write a ten word story! Exactly ten words.

That’s the challenge.

OK and here’s mine:

After escaping her sunflower prison, Jenna couldn’t find her keys.