#WednesdayWisdom gauge low

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Let me start today by saying I had trouble spelling “Wednesday,” so if you had high expectations for today’s post, you should probably dial them back to avoid disappointment.

Hmm.

I got some sleep last night, which is better than the night before, and I woke early this morning to discover I’d left the lights on and the TV entertaining itself. Still groggy, though, but I don’t want to risk more coffee after having so much trouble sleeping on Monday night.

I do learn my lessons, in case you’re wondering.

So it feels like a trudging sort of day, with a sky full of bumpy clouds casting flat light on everything. Outside looks groggy too.

Some days we trudge, some days we soar, some days we fly a little awkwardly like a goose, who still get where they’re going anyway.

I’m hoping for a goose day, but I’m not holding my breath.

If anything, this is showing me I need to be as regimented with my sleep as I am about exercise. It’s as important. Maybe I should work on that, and add it to my #AcccountaClub reports.

So that’s my Wednesday, short on wisdom as promised. And I misspelled Wednesday again.

Sheesh.

Hope you have a fantastic 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!
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#TuesdayThoughts that are only OK.

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I don’t know if you know this, but Tuesday frequently arrives after Monday. Fascinating, right?

And tomorrow will be Wednesday, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Yesterday was a humdinger of a Monday, packed full of various unpleasantness, none of which I’ll bore you with, but all of which has left me with a bitter aftertaste.

Monday doesn’t want to stay in its lane.

So here’s innocent Tuesday, minding its own business, trying to get on with the Tuesdayness of it all, and it’s being sullied by Monday’s brush. That seems unfair.

Sometimes a mood is internal, and sometimes it’s brought about by external forces. Both can be tough to shake.

Sometimes it’s just not shakeable.

Sometimes you just have to sit with it and through it and plow forward even when it wants to keep you exactly where you are. And forward’s not always possible.

So that’s OK too.

I’m going to try to let Monday fade away in to the murk that is the past, and I hope you 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#AccountaClub Friday, January 4, 2019

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Well, it’s a new year and our very first #AccountaClub of 2019! In case you haven’t been here before on Friday, it’s our time to talk about how things are going, what are weeks were like and how we’re doing with our various goals.

No pressure and and lots of support.

So Happy New Year, all! My week was a typical of a holiday week, some productivity, trying out some apps for productivity (not sure yet how useful they are, but adjusting always takes time) and even a little writing.

A little. More to come.

But I definitely stuck to the fitness. Not all live again this week as the workouts themselves weren’t all live, but 5 days, 5 workouts. So that’s good.

Beyond that, with the vacation tone dissipating, next week will be time to buckle down and get to it.

How about you? How was your week? Any resolutions you want to share?


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: Joy

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It’s the first picture writing prompt of 2019! In case you’re new, every Thursday I post a photo writing prompt. You write a ten word story. Exactly ten words every time.

You can have a title, just don’t go overboard! Post here, on your blog, wherever, just make sure you leave a link so we can find you.

And a reminder of the house rules, we a respectful of others here, so it should go without saying, yet these days it doesn’t. So keep that in mind.

OK and here’s mine:

They celebrated The Day’s arrival. They’d waited for so long.

My brain at the start of 2019

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It’s 2019 and a Wednesday that feels like a Monday. Only it’s not, it’s Wednesday.

2019 is a little confusing.

I’ve been thinking about organization’s cousin, productivity, so I spent a small part of the morning checking out productivity apps. Because there’s no better way to procrastinate doing what you’re going to do than by finding a way to sharpen all the virtual pencils possible before you do what you’re going to do.

This may surprise you, or this may not surprise you, I don’t know how surprise-prone you are, but there are a plethora of apps intended to help your productivity. Or intended to make it easier for you to mask your lack of productivity by putting a whole bunch of layers between you and it, whatever.

To avoid being overwhelmed, I found an article posted on Lifehack.org. Honestly, for some I couldn’t fathom the purpose. There was one that promised to improve your focus by playing music specifically tuned to your psychological profile…for $9.95 a month. That’s the cost of a streaming service subscription.

No thanks.

Different things will appeal to different people, I found a couple I thought were interesting, and I’ll report back to you, you know, as always.

What’s on your mind for 2019? Hope it’s off to a great, great start.


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, December 28, 2018

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It’s the final AccountaClub for the year! Kicked off in June after #MAYkingItWork, AccountaClub has aided us, together, as we trudge through the year, week by week.

How about it.

Hard to believe this year is winding down, now in its final few days. Time flies and time stands still, often both at the same time.

I’ve had writing goals not yet met this year. Focus, given all that is happening in the world, has proven very, very challenging. Next year may have some of the same goals, and some new goals, and possibly new techniques.

We shall see.

This week I learned how to make gifs, and I have to tell you, it’s a favorite new skill. Which I should probably demonstrate.

Here’s Katherine Hepburn making coffee because of course.

Trust me, it was relevant at the time.

I’ve maintained my new organization systems, and I’ve got to tell you, I find it very gratifying. Getting there was extremely challenging, but it was worth it because maintenance is so much easier.

As for the exercise, five workouts this week, but not at the live time. They also didn’t have “live” workouts this week, with the holiday, and even had a couple of repeats that were new to me and so much fun I didn’t care. So I gave myself a break with the time.

The Daily Burn site has been a little glitchy when streaming the workout when they load it. Hopefully, they’ll get that worked out. If you’re looking for a new workout routine in the new year, I can’t recommend Daily Burn enough, there’s just no boredom possible, and it’s a fun, efficient 30 minutes of exercise.

And so that’s it for 2018! How was your week? How do you feel about your year?


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

Ten word photo prompt:

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It’s ten word photo prompt time! Use the above photo as a prompt for a ten word story!

You can have a title, but keep it reasonable.

Here’s mine:

She tried drawing him from memory, but time fades all.