#FridayThoughts: Hazy shade of summer

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It’s sunnygray again today, with a definite haze, and even though it wants to be August out there, it isn’t yet.

Not yet.

It’s been a weird week for reasons I couldn’t articulate if I tried, it just feels odd. Maybe the moon is in something that makes everything go haywire. Don’t blame me, it’s just science.

I don’t think I’m the only one, either, people are weird lately.

So it goes.

And that’s all I have for you this week, I guess. Maybe not inspiring but at least relatable.

That should be my tag line.

Have a wonderful Friday and a great 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.
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#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Elevator

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Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

In honor of my bizarre elevator encounter recounted in the tweet below, today we’re going with an elevator photo for our #ThursdayTen from the photographer we can only believe is deliberately supplying us, “cottonbro.”

The tweet:

Using the above image as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Jasper yawned. Another proposal.

The dog was over time travel.

#WednesdayWisdom: It’s rarer than you think.

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When you find people who speak your language, hold on to them. I don’t mean whatever language you speak natively, that would be a difficult grip to maintain.

I mean your personal language.

People who take the ride with you when your train of thought goes off the rails. People who see humor in the same things, tragedy in the same things.

It’s rarer than you think.

It’s really what life is, largely, making connections. Some are looser than others, and some are longer than others. And sometimes, not that often, you find people who get you.

You can’t assume that everyone will, though maybe you’re one of those extremely gettable people, in which case you’re probably too busy getting your cult off the ground to read this. And sometimes that click is so easy, you feel like everything will be like it.

It won’t.

So enjoy it, savor it, and keep it when it does. And also 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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#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.


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.

#MondayThoughts: Almost thinky.

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It’s Monday again, strange how that happens. There was hammering earlier, but it seems to have stopped, and now I’m only hearing the noises of the street.

That’s nice.

My brain isn’t very much in a Monday place today, though I’m trying to get it there. My brain cells are sluggish.

Who can blame them.

It’s Monday.

I think we can all agree I probably need more coffee. So much more coffee.

Gallons more coffee.

I think I’m going to work on that, and I hope your Monday sparks much faster than mine has. 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts and #FridayReads Aunty Ida would like a word.

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It’s Friday! Read a book! Specifically this one.

And have a great weekend.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt: Trip

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Photo by Alex Zarco on Pexels.com

#ThursdayTen time! Using the above image as a writing prompt, create a ten word story.

Exactly ten words.

No problem, you say?

Then let us proceed. Ready?

Here’s mine:

Newly engaged, will signed, Caroline wouldn’t return up the river.

#WednesdayWisdom: Let the day unfurl.

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I think it’s gray today, it’s another one that’s tough to tell, and I just cut my fingernails, so my fingers feel unencumbered on the keyboard.

If only they had more words to write.

Some Wednesdays I am brimming over with wisdom, but today is not one of those days.

Nope.

Today is a let the day unfurl kind of day.

There are things I need to do, and they loom large as I type this, tasks I don’t particularly enjoy but I’ll be glad when they’re done. So one thing at a time, I’ll wend my way there.

And the day will happen as it does.

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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#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.


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.

#MondayThoughts: Plod along anyway.

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I’s gray yet bright somehow today. Seems fair for a Monday, I guess.

A lot of Mondays are like that.

I did cardio after my Daily Burn this morning, though two minutes in I realized that the trainer, Nora, had worked legs more than I realized at the time. I was jello-y.

But I plodded along and eventually, it felt pretty good.

So that’s what I have for you on this Monday morning: plod along anyway. Eventually it might feel good.

I mean you’re free to complain the whole time if you want. Whine away to yourself, who’s listening?

But put one foot in front of the other.

You’ll be at least two feet further than you were before.

And 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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.