#TuesdayThoughts: Used up?

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My focus on the new continues with #ChatTuesday, “What can you make happen?” And now Tuesday.

It’s completely gray and rainy today, or snowy but I think it’s rain. Maybe it’s just foggy?

Tough to tell.

It doesn’t really matter though because it’s out there and I’m in here. So that works for me.

And as I’m writing this post, I realized that I used up all of my thoughts today on the Chat Tuesday. I mean you’d think I’d have more, I’m always brimming with thoughts but today, the inside of my head seems quieter than usual.

Go figure.

So we’ll make it a super, super quick one today, and if you want more, check out the chat!

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!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Elaborate magic trick

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First, #ChatTuesday, “Quiet corner of calm.” And now on to Tuesday!

I don’t know if it’s raining or snowing or all of the above or none of the above but it’s one of those heavy cloud days, which seems appropriate somehow. It’s a heavy feeling this week, I don’t know if it’s just me.

Or if it’s everyone,

Of course this time of year was bound to be tough for me, at least last year when my mom was sick, I could get her things or pick a gift for her.

This year there will be no gifts.

Not for her, not for my brother, but that’s one of those things no one can do a thing about. We can only accept it and move on, but when you think about the actions behind those words, it all seems like an elaborate magic trick.

Today I’m fresh out of magic.

Oh well.

Things are changing, as they always do, and I’m not entirely thrilled about that either. As if you couldn’t tell by now.

So I’m going to go grump my way through the day, or reread my Quiet corner of calm post to try to get back into that headspace, one or the other.

And you 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
See what I’m writing on Medium.

#TuesdayThoughts: Less metaphor, more literal description.

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First, #ChatTuesday, “Cacophony of baking dreams.” And now Tuesday.

It’s foggy out, at least that’s what I think it is, it could be rain. Probably not snow, though that’s what I thought it was at first. But it’s too warm.

Today is one of those gotta run days, things to do beyond the norm and that always makes this space feel different to me. Like there’s a little ticking clock next to the page, which, when you think about it there really is so that’s less metaphor and more literal description.

Still it feels different to me than when the amount of time we spend here together is completely open to whatever thoughts flit by.

Well, not today.

Today we will be precise, which I just spelled “prices” so I think we both know that’s extremely unlikely. Today it we will be as always are, I guess, a quick but meaningful hello in a sea of everything else.

It’s how things work around here, I suppose.

We do what we can do in the time allotted to do it, and the reality is that we can do no more than that. We can probably do less.

But we can do no more.

So let’s not put the pressure on ourselves to do otherwise.

And have a fabulous 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
See what I’m writing on Medium.

#TuesdayThoughts: Time flies and time stands still.

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First things first, our #TuesdayChat, “Not what I envisioned.” And now Tuesday.

It’s sunny today, after a lingering fog yesterday, and I can’t believe I turned the calendar page this morning. Into a whole new month.

This Saturday, it will be four weeks since we got the call about my mom.

Time flies and time stands still and there doesn’t seem to be much between.

It’s a week with plenty to do in a month with plenty to do. And the reality is that you still have to do it, and more besides. The world doesn’t stop for us.

No matter how special we think we are.

I probably should have had more coffee. Coffee isn’t ALWAYS the answer, but it often is.

At least I think so.

Anyway, that’s it for me this Tuesday. I hope you 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
See what I’m writing on Medium.

#TuesdayThoughts: Hello Chat Tuesday!

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So I’ve decided to keep up my Tuesday writing tradition, now that the Mom Updates have very sadly concluded, with #ChatTuesday. Here’s the first one, “Searching for the light.” Hope you enjoy it.

It’s a rainy, rainy Tuesday, the kind where the light has a bit of a green tinge to it. It’s very quiet too, and I don’t know if that’s because people aren’t out and about or if the rain is hushing everything.

If there was a weather alert, I’ve missed it.

No lightning, no thunder. At least for now.

As we slip into Fall, November looming already, my mind is already on ice and snow and the freezing cold. On the pretty leaves turning to mush, and the bare branches.

It happens every year.

And yet it still feels like a surprise.

Anyway, that’s it for me today, I’m going to enjoy the gloom from inside. Have a great Tuesday and if you’re so inclined, check out Chat 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
See what I’m writing on Medium.