#FridayThoughts: Not very thinky

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It’s foggy outside and foggy in here, but only the metaphorical kind. Foggy inside would probably only be damp, because fog never looks like fog up close.

Hmm, that sounds deep.

Feel free to find some profundity in it. Meanwhile it just took me like three minutes to come up with the word profundity, so that pretty much proves it on the fog.

It’s been a long week, maybe because it’s right after a holiday week, maybe because the world is on fire, and in some places, quite literally. Maybe it’s something I can’t quite put my finger on.

Maybe.

But it is Friday, with a weekend peeking through the door, looking impatiently at its watch. So may your Friday be smooth and your weekend even better.


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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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Timely

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Well, here we go, Friday thoughts instead of #Accountaclub. The weirdest part is I still feel like I should tell you about how my workouts went this week.

I did all five days. Though a yoga one today.

There. See?

Yesterday was so oddly warm it trended on Twitter, but today, December is back, and the sky is gray, and I don’t think snow is completely out of the realm of possibility.

Winter doesn’t vacation for long.

It’s tough to believe we’re right back at the end, another year speeding toward timely retirement. Fast and slow, time is both, all the time, at the same time.

Weird.

Whichever way your time is flowing, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.


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.

#FridayThoughts about #AccountaClub Friday

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I’m thinking I’m going to scale back on #AccountaClub next year. Perhaps make it once a month; perhaps cut it entirely.

Though I’m leaning toward once a month.

You may or may not have noticed, but my blog posts have taken on a certain rhythm this year, and I like it. Most mornings, when I sit to write, there’s the post, ready to go, in my brain.

Except for #AccountaClub.

I’d like a little more flexibility on Friday. And we can still talk about our weeks, because why not?

But writing is always evolution, and for now, the weekly posts feel stagnant to me. Presto chango, I can fix that.

Like magic.

We’ll see. Luckily blogs are not written in stone. They’re written in mystical electrons that are somehow visible to the human eye or something like that.

I’m pretty sure I’m close.

Either way, have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.


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.

#FridayReads: Spring clean your noggin

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Mind teeming with deep, dark wintry cobwebs? Aunty Ida’s just the one to clean them out.

Perhaps a little too enthusiastically.

So, you know, keep an eye on your brain. 

And if you’re brave enough for more…

Six more weeks of winter?! Cozy time!

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Make the most of the long winter ahead (according to one certain groundhog with a persistent shadow) and use the cozy time to curl up little mystery. Well, cozy time for everyone but Venetia. She’s too busy figuring out who murdered her cousin.

And why.

 

Contemplating Coffee

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There is so much more going on right now than this. I know that. Far, far more important things, but with that warning, I’m going to talk about it anyway.

My new coffeemaker is kind of a bust.

I really wanted it to work. I really, really did, but this morning, I eagerly scooped the beans into the integrated grinder, pressed the button and watched as my cup filled with light brown water, a clump of grounds at the bottom.

Not really the coffee I was looking for.

I’ve had this machine long enough now that I know this hot bad-pipes-looking cup meant that the chute that sends the coffee from the grinder into the basket is clogged, so I opened the top to pull out the grinder.

It wouldn’t budge. And when I say it wouldn’t budge, I mean it was like it was bonded to the machine. Which it probably was, with steam-dampened coffee cement.

I tried putting it on the floor for leverage. I tried a screwdriver. I went online, and some people suggested putting the entire thing in the freezer. Hmm.

I finally just left it to cool down and pulled out the old Keurig.

Finally, just now, I managed to pry the grinder out with the screwdriver, using various tools to clean the chute and the grinder itself. I then promptly dropped the lid, itself covered in coffee dust, and thus just spent 20 minutes cleaning the kitchen floor.

Alas.

So I will either grind my own coffee or buy ground coffee. The grinder just isn’t worth the trouble. The coffeemaker itself wasn’t expensive, and it does solve the K-cup problem, but the on-board grinder? Well, that’s a fail.

You are now free to return to your much more important issues. Or if you don’t wanna, check out my books. They’re escapey, and 100% guaranteed not to leave coffee grounds on your floor.

For more on my thoughts about Charlottesville and rising bigotry, please read An Open Letter to My Friends of Color.

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.