#TuesdayThoughts: Confessions

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On Sunday I braved some frigid, frigid temps to go to Michael’s and buy yarn. So much yarn.

So very much yarn.

In my defense, I had a great coupon. And the yarn was on sale. But purchases beget other purchases and now I need something in which to store all that yarn.

I did get a reusable shopping bag where I have the yarn for the project I’m crocheting right now, and it’s got a zebra with a crown of flowers and I ask you, how does a person resist such a thing?

How?

Besides, right now, crochet is a thing that I need. There are worse habits to feed.

It’s still frigid, but it’s gleaming outside like an ice cube, the sky a bright, cool blue except at the horizon, where even now there’s a faint band of color. Maybe the sun didn’t feel like getting up this morning.

I get it.

This is January in Chicago, determined sunshine with no warmth at all, and it’s its own kind of beautiful.

Less beautiful is the state of my manuscript, so I’m going to get on to that. I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday.


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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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#AccountaClub Friday, December 13, 2019

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Huh. Didn’t realize it was Friday the 13th until I typed the headline. No wonder there’s a Christmas Friday the 13th movie coming out. I thought that was an odd combo.

It all makes sense now.

But on to #AccountaClub! There was some editing, and there was a lot of other stuff, including taking care of some things that had been hanging over my head. So if you missed Wednesday’s post, and you have one of those, do the thing!

I did the thing. It felt great.

I also saw the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Art Institute, and it was amazing.

And on other fronts, I’ve been teaching myself to crochet through the plethora of Youtube videos, and I made two scarves! A regular one and an infinity scarf. I’m working on number three, it’s a great way to get the brain going.

Fitness was also good this week, five days, five workouts.

That’s me! How was your week?


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: Distractions

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I’ve been working on learning to crochet, and I’m nearly through my first project. A scarf.

It’s pretty.

That’s largely to the credit of the yarn, which is multi-colored and beautiful, but go me for picking it.

I’ve tried before and it didn’t quite take, but I found a great video and I’m well on my way. Now all I want to do is practice, but of course, life exists.

It’s as effective a distraction as baking, only way fewer calories. So that’s a plus.

The purpose of this distraction is to keep me from focusing on other ones, deeper ones, broader ones, ones outside of my control. So much of the world is outside of our control, especially now.

I can control the yarn.

Sort of.

I mean in the most general sense.

At least the scarf should be warm. Winter is here.

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