#FridayThoughts: Every day is like Sunday

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Somehow we’ve made it back around to Friday, and there’s loud hammering. It’s supposed to be an official holiday but those don’t matter anymore.

Every day is like Sunday, as the song goes.

It’s sunny and hot, and summer but not really summer as we had no spring.

I’m at a high level of fed up, like so many of us, and my tolerance is very low. Politeness seems like something not long for the rest of the 21st century.

But still, it is Friday and Hamilton is available to stream, and I’ll be making pizza tonight. All of those things are good things.

Still I think it’s fine to acknowledge that things aren’t good and they’re not getting better. They can get better if we make it so in November, but unless we do, they will not.

Anyway, have a good Friday and a nice 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!
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#FridayThoughts: Whistling in the Dark

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It’s a rainy day with a golden light at the horizon, and you know I love to write on a rainy day. Though no fiction for me today.

Nope, deep, serious thoughts about deep, serious things. Fueled by coffee with my Chobani creamer, which is utterly yummy.

Yesterday was groceries, so many groceries, a heavy cart filled for me and my parents. Everything is more expensive. Absolutely everything.

To be honest, we’re all just kind of whistling in the dark, a very odd phrase you know I’m going to look up for the origins. Hmm, no real answer on the origins, but a lot of sites have the meaning of the phrase wrong, saying it means being sure of something you’re wrong about.

Ironic, no?

Whistling in the dark is pretending to be brave when you’re not; pretending to be optimistic when it doesn’t look good.

It’s also a song by They Might Be Giants. From the song:

A woman came up to me and said
“I’d like to poison your mind
With wrong ideas that appeal to you
Though I am not unkind”

That feels painfully appropriate, I’d say. Anyway, as the gold in the sky fades to rain, I’m going to get some stuff done. Have a good Friday and a good weekend, and if you’re going to whistle, make it a good tune.


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: Oh right. My blog.

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I complete forgot about blogging today. I mean COMPLETELY. Just floated right out of my head like I don’t do it five days a week.

I’m tired, I guess.

Today I’m giving away my previous mixer, Stella, because she has been replaced with a fancy blue KitchenAid. That’s right.

I’ve got the gold standard of mixers, except not in gold, though that’s an option.

And yet I’m sad to see Stella go, but hopefully she will find a new home with someone who will use her to make all kinds of lovely things. It’s not like I need two stand mixers.

I don’t need two stand mixers, do I?

So off she goes, with a note attached introducing herself, to Goodwill, where hopefully she’ll find a perfect new home.

And that’s all I have for this sunny Friday in June, with a Happy Juneteenth and a moment to remember all the people brutalized and killed by the horrific institution of slavery. A better tomorrow without forgetting the past.

Have a good 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: Well, it’s Friday.

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Somehow we got to the end of the week in this surreal landscape that keeps shifting but not getting more solid. We are months away from solid.

Hopefully we will get solid.

I’ve settled into the routine of making pizza from scratch on Friday, or scratchish, I make the crust but use bottled sauce. It’s delicious and it’s so much faster than I expected.

The recipe I use makes two pizzas, so in the morning I make cinnamon rolls. I could, of course, freeze the dough and have it ready for the next week, or make something else.

But I like cinnamon rolls.

So that is me for the week, tired, saddened, but resolute. I hope you have a good Friday and a weekend filled with possibilities. Whatever they are, wear a mask.


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: Don’t be the wall

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Maybe conversation about what is happening in the world is not what you want to hear from me. Maybe you want something normal, something plain.

But not acknowledging reality is enabling it all to continue. Trying to end this upheaval is a desire to make it all just go away without change.

That is unacceptable.

Here, now, in this moment, defines who we are. We are the ones tearing the wall down, brick by brick, or we are the wall.

Don’t be the wall.

Have a productive Friday advocating for the humanity of all, and carry it through until Monday.

#FridayThoughts: Overflowing

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It’s brightly sunny and cooler today, true May rather than true August, though May is not hanging around for much longer. Some of the restrictions will be lifted next week.

We’ll see how that goes.

It’s been a long haul, and with so many people uncommitted, it seems this is not going away. Not great, that’s for sure.

Not great.

We’ll just have to remain cautious, remain vigilant, and get rid of this regime in November, as we won’t survive any longer.

Though I just got an email that my salon is reopening. With a whole lot of restrictions. Still, I think I’ll have to try to get in. We have to sign a waiver for a service, though.

Ah, this weird new world.

And in some ways, same very old world, where oppression is the hobby of those with power. That’s tough to escape right now.

Anyway that’s me for the week. Have as great a Friday as you can and a fantastic 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: Thinky?

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Don’t know about you, but after months of this sheltering in place, here at the far end of another week, I am tired of the sound of my thoughts. They’re willfully disorganized and very, very loud.

So many times I’ve tried to file everything neatly away in there, but they force themselves out of the drawers, tumbling, one after another, an inside-head tornado.

Definitely too thinky.

And they aren’t productive thoughts, they aren’t thoughts I can run with, because everything wants to be done at the same time.

I think it’s this feeling of having nothing but time to do things, it makes you want to do…nothing. Who isn’t at their most productive with deadlines looming?

Today’s Daily Burn 365 workout was a fundamental yoga one, and I found myself everywhere but in the moment, itching to be more physical, to do anything but be still and breathe. I think I’m out of practice.

I ended up doing the Daily Burn HIIT workout on Amazon Live afterward, the exertion helped.

So that is me on this Friday, thinking I need to get yoga back in my life. You have a magnificent Friday and a perfect 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: Doubled up

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I did two workouts this morning. That’s right.

TWO.

The usual one at 8 and then a live one at 9 on Amazon. It was with Becca, one of my favorites from Daily Burn, and I couldn’t resist. The first was yoga with Amanda, so they complemented one another well.

It’s gray and misty and likely rainy, there was wild thunder last night, the shaking kind of thunder, so close I wonder if it hit something nearby. Nearly certainly it did.

I think the two workouts mellowed me out, so if you’re in need of mellowing, that’s one way to go.

Otherwise, here we are, another week of sheltering done, we’re halfway though May already, and onward we go.

Have a great Friday and lovely weekend. If you haven’t tried “Rosehaven,” I highly recommend it.


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: Even keel

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It’s dramatic out today, with dramatic clouds and dramatic wind and it’s colder than it’s been. It feels more fally than springy and maybe it is, maybe we entirely missed summer and didn’t know it.

I had a great breakfast, with berries and yogurt and nut butter and wheat germ and nuts, and they were the first good strawberries I’ve had in a long time.

It’s the little things right now.

There’s a new season of show I like on Netflix, “Dead to Me,” I didn’t enjoy at first but the cast won me over, the chemistry between Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini is beyond superb. Christina is comic perfection, if you haven’t watched her short-lived series, “Samantha Who,” I highly recommend it.

So things are bad, as a whole, but today I don’t feel terrible, and I’m going to take that as a win. And you’re welcome to join me.

Have a wonderful Friday, whatever that means for you in this new world, and a great 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: Eh, why not

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Aunty Ida's Full-Service Mental Institution face mask in black with white and orange writing.

So I made some Aunty Ida face masks, largely because the idea of people wearing them out and about in public just completely cracks me up.

I think there’s no way you’re not getting space with those. I mean come on.

Perhaps the lockdown has gotten to my absurdist layer. It really didn’t have far to go.

I’m sure as May stretches onward, I’ll be adding other ridiculous face masks and other items, because honestly, why not? Also dressing up the store should be fun.

Because again.

Why not.

Anyway, here we are at another Friday, this one sunny and squeaky new, and I can see the dandelions popping up even from here. I love Spring. I’m sorry I don’t get to see it in person.

So that’s me for the week, have a wonderful Friday and a perfect weekend. Oh and the masks also come in white for that just-released institutional look!