#MondayThoughts: Snow

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All I can think about is snow because all I can see right now is snow. Snow. Snow. Snow.

Snow.

It feels unfair even though it is November and this is Chicago. Still, somehow it’s like we’re getting the short, icy end of the stick.

They’re the small, mean flakes too. Those are the ones you have to watch out for, they’re all business and accumulation.

It was a busy weekend, though I couldn’t tell you precisely with what, it just was. Saw a bunch of NaNoWriMo posts on twitter…or at least one I clearly recall, and all it did was make me glad I wasn’t feeling that pressure.

Editing has been slow, especially with my glitch, but I’m hoping to pick it up a little this week. I have errands to run, but I’m going to have to keep an eye on the weather.

Meanwhile, I’m getting to it. You have a great Monday.


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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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Ten Word Photo Prompt: Autumn

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Photo by Karl Starkey on Pexels.com

It’s Thursday! And what happens on Thursdays?

Ten word stories!

And given the season, we’re Autumn-themed today. Using the photo above, write a ten word story. Exactly ten words!

It’s that easy! Except it’s not easy.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Scattering the Fall with him, Autumn usurped Summer’s last light.

#WednesdayWisdom: Onward

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It’s definitely chilly today, with the kinds of clouds that mean snow if it gets any colder. Coats with fake fur of all varieties abound.

Here we go.

Still, it’s quietish. Kind of like the hush before the battle.

It happens every year. Yet somehow it’s a surprise.

I admit I’ve been slow on the editing recently, and wow am I happy not to be doing NaNoWriMo. This week, particularly would be a tough one with that pressure.

Slow and steady, right? That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Have a great Wednesday!


#TuesdayThoughts: Mixing it up.

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So I’ve had a change of scenery today. I’m sitting in my parents’ place, waiting for a fridge to be delivered.

Good, good times.

Nothing’s that different but the view, and the furniture, of course. But I’ve got a nice little corner set up and I’m torn between the delivery coming quickly and it taking its time.

Not that I have to clear out, but like the rest of the world, I’ve got Stuff to Do.

Ironically I thought I’d get away from hammering, as there’s hammering at my place, but it turns out they also have hammering.

Long live the hammer.

It’s a beautiful day, though, with big fluffy clouds, and it’s almost as though the weather forgot all about the snow.

Let’s not remind it.

So I’m going to take advantage of my cozy spot to edit, while you go and have the best of Tuesdays.


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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#WednesdayWisdom: Blah it out.

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I’m all kinds of blah today. The weather certainly isn’t helping, it’s rainy and gray and it’s probably going to stay that way until it snows, which may be sooner rather than later.

I’ve had zero coffee so far, which is probably contributing to the blahness of it all. Nothing like coffee to get that blah on its blah-y way.

I had a blah night’s sleep too, so that could be another wrench in the old, hmm, something funnier than “works.”

See what I mean?

Definitely blah.

So when blah, I propose you be the most blah you can be.

Extremes are the enemies of blah. Or so the theory goes. We’ll see.

Have a wonderful 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: Marshmallow Fluff-Based Lifestyle.

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Not that I’m living one. But I’m definitely considering a marshmallow fluff way of life.

In all honesty, I considered adding some to my coffee this morning. Not sure if it would work, but I’m kind of willing to give it a shot.

It’s good, that’s all I’m saying, and much easier to make than you might think.

What is this, a cooking blog?! Very food-obsessed this morning. Although I guess my rambling is my rambling. Today it’s floating in fluff.

It’s gray again and I’ve heard we’re supposed to get snow this week. I guess it’s that time, but I’m not ready. That won’t change the weather, though.

It’s great for cozying up with a manuscript to edit, and that’s what’s ahead of me. Have a fantastic 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.

#WednesdayWisdom: Now

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So it’s bright and sunny today, and it’s almost as though the rainy gloom of the last few days never happened. I’m not sure whether that cold I thought I was getting is happening, but I figure if I don’t bother it it won’t bother me.

Wishful thinking, I’m sure.

Still it’s the kind of day that makes Fall a favorite season. Cute boots and pretty trees, what more does a person need?

And I think that’s the thing for today. Take a moment to notice something, something that likely won’t be the same tomorrow.

Notice now.

And I’m off to notice how much work I have ahead of me in my manuscript. Have an awesome 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.