#MondayThoughts: Skepticism

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Here on this gray Monday, after a week of peaceful protests turned to riots by aggressive, brutal police and organized white supremacists, I can’t help but wonder how this will all turn out.

I hope we’re on the path for change for good. We can see it, all see it, in sharp relief, the truth. So how will we move forward with it?

The people itching for a civil war seem to be getting one, and it’s hard to know how the story will end. These turbulent times were not necessary, they could have been avoided.

We could have made so much more of the 21st century.

Anyway that’s it for me today. Have a reflective Monday, and honor the humanity in all of us.


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!
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#FridayThoughts: Overflowing

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It’s brightly sunny and cooler today, true May rather than true August, though May is not hanging around for much longer. Some of the restrictions will be lifted next week.

We’ll see how that goes.

It’s been a long haul, and with so many people uncommitted, it seems this is not going away. Not great, that’s for sure.

Not great.

We’ll just have to remain cautious, remain vigilant, and get rid of this regime in November, as we won’t survive any longer.

Though I just got an email that my salon is reopening. With a whole lot of restrictions. Still, I think I’ll have to try to get in. We have to sign a waiver for a service, though.

Ah, this weird new world.

And in some ways, same very old world, where oppression is the hobby of those with power. That’s tough to escape right now.

Anyway that’s me for the week. Have as great a Friday as you can and a fantastic weekend.


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.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt: Thoughts

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Photo by Streetwindy on Pexels.com

It’s ten word photo prompt time! Using the photo above as a writing prompt, create a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

Ready?

Here’s mine:

Condensation formed as she contemplated the end of the world.

#WednesdayWisdom: None to spare

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It’s been a long short week, and I thought it was Thursday this morning. It is not Thursday this morning.

The weather turned hot, and I can’t get the temperature right, I’m too hot or too cold, and the news of the world shows no signs of improvement.

I’d say my mood today is glum. Fitting, I think, given the state of things.

It’s weird how people have just decided the pandemic is not a thing, and 100,000 people dead or not, off they go to be normal, with a great big shrug to life or death.

As long as it’s someone else’s life or death.

That doesn’t bode well for humanity.

I told you I had no wisdom to spare today. Or to even fill my own cup a quarter of the way. I guess that will happen in the apocalypse.

Anyway, have as great a Wednesday, which isn’t Thursday, as you can.


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: Take a break

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My mind is filled with non-bloggy things, so today I suggest you read my books. Start with Aunty Ida, she’d know how to get us out of this place.

After getting us into it first.

#MondayThoughts: And onward yet

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Here we are at the far end of May, Memorial Day. When we started this month it felt like it would last forever, yet another stretch of sheltering in place.

But it was gone in a blur, a series of slides of the view from my window, a collection of lounging clothes.

Outside today it is blue and green and dotted with what remains of the flowering trees, my favorite part of spring, missed until next year. Parks are still closed, as they should be, I was walking on Saturday and people crowded the sidewalks, many without masks despite the requirements.

I don’t know when or if this will ever end, not with the packed scenes online, people on boardwalks and in pools, jammed together defiantly.

We’ve entered a realm where reality is not reality, and the masses agree, whatever you think is what it is, until it’s not.

Meanwhile, a moment to honor the men and women who have lost their lives in service to this country, and the many who have lost their lives needlessly at the hands of this regime.

Have a peaceful Memorial 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Thinky?

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Don’t know about you, but after months of this sheltering in place, here at the far end of another week, I am tired of the sound of my thoughts. They’re willfully disorganized and very, very loud.

So many times I’ve tried to file everything neatly away in there, but they force themselves out of the drawers, tumbling, one after another, an inside-head tornado.

Definitely too thinky.

And they aren’t productive thoughts, they aren’t thoughts I can run with, because everything wants to be done at the same time.

I think it’s this feeling of having nothing but time to do things, it makes you want to do…nothing. Who isn’t at their most productive with deadlines looming?

Today’s Daily Burn 365 workout was a fundamental yoga one, and I found myself everywhere but in the moment, itching to be more physical, to do anything but be still and breathe. I think I’m out of practice.

I ended up doing the Daily Burn HIIT workout on Amazon Live afterward, the exertion helped.

So that is me on this Friday, thinking I need to get yoga back in my life. You have a magnificent Friday and a perfect weekend.


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.