#AccountaClub Friday, December 14, 2018

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Hard to believe another week is gone. We started #AccountaClub in June, six months ago, and here we are, nearly at the end of the year.

Wow.

As for this week, my organizational frenzy is pretty much at its end, and I am LOVING the results. Loving them. I’m hoping I can keep them up. The key element, though, I think is the Roomba. Which has to be returned tomorrow.

Sigh.

I’m not thrilled about that. I really need one of my own.

But on the plus side, it has shown me that, much like the way keeping the dishwasher ready for dishes can make keeping the kitchen clean easier, keeping the floors clear so the Roomba can do its thing really tends to cut down on clutter. It’s a bottom up effect.

No serious writing this week, I was straightening out Real Life Stuff like health insurance and other such things you don’t want to have to deal with. While it hasn’t been a creative chunk of time, it has been a productive one. I even got a maintenance task I’ve been meaning to do for ages done, and made a plan for another one.

Exercise-wise, five days, five live workouts. Or “live” workouts, I’m not sure if this week’s were taped ahead of time, the host of my exercise program is still out of town.

So that was my week! How was yours?


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!
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#AccountaClub Friday, October 5, 2018

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#AccountaClub time, and it’s been another doozy of a week. Apparently that’s the only size weeks come in these days, doozies.

Terrible, disappointing, grating doozies.

Would I like things to be different? Of course.

Is it within our power to change them? Well, we’re trying our darnedest, but the weight is very, very, very heavy. Crushing, in fact. Still we’re shoving at it as best as we can. So doozies they remain for the foreseeable future.

Minus side: writing and editing were again put aside for advocacy. But I think advocacy matters right now, so I’m counting it.

Plus side: awesome workout week. Live workouts every morning, and I have to say Daily Burn knocked it out of the park with the variety. Every day was so different and every day was a new challenge. That was great.

Talk to me, my fellow AccountAbles. How was your week?

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.

 

#AccountaClub Friday, September 14, 2018

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accountaclub-woodBoy, am I late today with the #AccoutaClub post, AccountAbles! I swear my reasons are good. I’ve been following the news, and today might prove historic in two different directions. It’s tough to look away from historic.

Which could sum up most of my Getting It Done issues.

So it’s going to be a quick one today, I have much gawking to do.

Editing is getting onto an even keel, I think. Could I have done more? Always. But is the manuscript getting better? I hope so, I guess I’ll find out the next time though. I’m solving some puzzles I have with the story, so I think that’s always a plus.

Workout wise, very solid week. I did the live Daily Burn workouts every morning, though not through any particular effort. My body just woke me up even when I didn’t want to be awake. Too bad, it said, you’re up, might as well do it.

And so I did. I definitely struggled with some of the classes this week, I don’t feel that I crushed it, but I did do it, so there we go.

How about you?

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.

Monday comes around again.

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See this tiger? It has eyes. EYES OF THE TIGER.  Work with me here, people. Photo by Flickr on Pexels.com

Having a little bit of chocolate with my Monday morning coffee. Because why not? For all we know, some unseen asteroid may be hurtling toward us at this very moment, or a certain orange despot wannabe might try to change the conversation in a big big big way, and that square of chocolate could remain uneaten.

No one wants that.

Basically, I’m eating it for the universe. And because chocolate and coffee are the BFFs that put all other BFFs to shame.

Take that, Monday.

I’m still wearing my workout leggings because they have flowers and stars and they’re ridiculous and I love them, and why not? I haven’t quite settled into the day, though the morning is nearly over, so let’s not even get started on the week.

I think I’ve finally shaken a very persistent migraine, though, so I score that as win.

And here we are.

Still sticking with Daily Burn, which I love. I’ve started doing the live workouts, and it’s a fantastic way to begin the day, an accomplishment right out of the box. This week, they’re talking about setting goals.

Ah goals.

So my goal today is to do some editing. Some messy, tedious, exasperating editing. If I could handle this morning’s workout, 30 minutes alone in a dark alley with my manuscript should be a breeze.

Happy Monday! Have a goal you want to share? Please feel free!

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.

#AccountaClub Friday, August 10, 2018

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accountaclub-woodIt’s that time, AccountAbles! #AccountaClub Friday, where we talk about how our weeks went, and how we’re doing with our goals.

Mostly writing goals, but they don’t have to be; all goals and life changes are completely welcome! You can leave a comment here, or, if you prefer, write a post about it and drop the link in the comments so we can come cheer you on!

This week was definitely more productive than last. I think I’ve finally recovered from my vacation, which was amazing and fantastic and wonderful. And exhausting. Still haven’t gone through my pictures; maybe I should add that to the goals.

Writing-wise, not too bad, I started something that I thought was new, but then realized it was part of a project already underway. That’s a weird and kind of fun feeling when the writing seems somewhere outside of you.

Did my political piece, got a little editing done on that novel that is, at the moment, like plunging my hands into a trough of spaghetti. I really need to build up my editing endurance again.

Speaking of endurance, on a non-writing note, if you hang out here, you probably know I enjoy my yoga, which I try to do every day. That wasn’t possible on my vacation, as I was on a cruise ship and couldn’t even unfurl a yoga mat fully in the cabin, but I’ve gotten back into it since I’ve been home.

But I’ve found that, even when coupled with walking, the yoga just isn’t enough. I’ve tried to do other workouts later in the day, but found my motivation flagging. I’m a big fan of variety in my exercise, so I finally decided to try Daily Burn, a streaming exercise service with new interval workouts every day, I think, or probably Monday-Friday.

I didn’t join their site, I did it as an Amazon add-on, so it’s a little less ($14.99 a month versus $19.99) but it appears you don’t get access to the community features or live workouts. You can still stream the live workouts; you just don’t get them live.

And I love it. I LOVE IT. The workouts are really challenging, but only 30 minutes. You can’t get bored because they’re different; there are even different instructors each day. It has a positive, honest vibe. Totally a convert.

The best part is that it has really helped my focus. It burns (ha!) off much of the excess energy that can interfere with concentration. I think I’ve found a good balance between my AM yoga and these workouts, because I don’t have to worry about trying to intensify the yoga, I can just do what feels good.

And that’s my extra-long week!

How was yours?

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.