#FridayThoughts and #FridayReads Aunty Ida would like a word.

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It’s Friday! Read a book! Specifically this one.

And have a great weekend.

#FridayThoughts to #FridayReads: Hang out with Aunty Ida

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We’ve somehow gotten to the end of the week, and Aunty Ida wants to hang out with you this weekend. OK, not quite hang out. Rearrange your brain-parts.

Same thing.

#FridayThoughts: As much consideration as an air conditioner filter

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I had to try three different methods to clean the filter on my air conditioner, one after the other. And I noticed when one didn’t work and I moved on to the next, I did it without judgment, without any recriminations.

It just didn’t work so I tried something else.

And I thought about how we don’t treat ourselves with the same consideration we show an air conditioner filter. When something doesn’t work for us, we often blame ourselves.

Maybe sometimes it is our fault. Maybe we could try harder or put in more effort or go more quickly.

Maybe sometimes we’re stubbornly clinging to the dust on our filters.

But.

What if we aren’t? What if it’s not us but the approach that doesn’t work?

What if we only have to try another way? Without judgment, without recriminations?

Next time, think of the air conditioner filter. And have a great Friday and a spectacular 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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Not entirely shameless plug

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It’s Friday and I figure it’s as good a day as any to tell you to read my books!

Try Aunty Ida.

You’ll enjoy adventuring with her.

She insists.

Or click my name when you get to Amazon and pick another! This collection of short stories below is FREE!

Have a great weekend!

#FridayThoughts: Needle me

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I’m late today not because I forgot, or got lazy, which we both know have been late post reasons before. Nope, today I’m late for a different reason entirely.

I got my first COVID vaccination.

I’m not going to wax poetic about it, I know how it feels to want it and not have it available, or want it and not be eligible. But I have to tell you, it was like living out the exposition to a dystopian movie.

The site used to be a furniture store, and it was vast and empty, but for small folding tables well-distanced, and lots and lots of beige metal folding chairs. So many beige metal folding chairs. It’s largely staffed by the National Guard, so there they were, in uniform, along with the nurses who had their needles at the ready. After two confirmations of the appointment and the scheduling of the next.

Some questions, an arm preference and a nurse so talented I barely felt it, and I am halfway to fully vaccinated.

But for the scale of the operation and the sheer number of people who need to get vaccinated, it’s no big deal. The operation is incredible to watch, I’ve never seen our National Guard in action before, it was a sight to behold.

So here I am, partially protected and entirely nanobot free. Probably.

But if I have nanobots, they were here before the vaccination, we can all agree on that. And we can also agree Aunty Ida breached the world of fiction to put them there.

Anyway, that’s it for the week, I hope you have a lovely Friday and a great weekend.


#FridayThoughts: Free read! And also it’s weird!

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It’s been a WEEK, as you know, so today my only thought is this: Amazon has finally price-matched my short story collection, Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, so grab one! They’re quick, odd, fun reads, just right for a little distraction.

And have a great Friday!

Grab me, I’m FREE! (It’s a link for Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities.)

#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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
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 and FREE!
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 and FREE!
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…