OK, Monday. Let’s do this thing.

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Here we are, back at the start. Last week was kind of an emotional doozy for me, but I’m righting the emotional ship, rough seas or no, and onward. And I am also very oddly obsessed with tidying.

Thank you Marie Kondo and thank you “Tidying Up” on Netflix for that.

I mean, I did start my organizational kick weeks ago, and the reality is that having things neat, easy to find and easy to store is its own kind of rewarding.

Is it a means of procrastinating with the writing? Maybe. I ask you this. How can I focus on my words when I know my pajamas could be so much neater?

I’m only human.

The funny things is my past self would have scoffed at my this self for finding this process fun. But here’s a thing in life: sometimes, people just have a way of doing things that resonates with you. The “KonMari Method,” as she calls it, is logical and really cuts to the heart of clutter.

So I’m hooked.

And if you know me and Daily Burn, I really do seem to enjoy my systems.

I guess you’ll find out how it goes on Friday. I hope you have a fabulous 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.
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Monday loves to Monday

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Today is, without question, a two-latte kind of a day. Did I say “latte?”

I sure did.

I bought a little electric milk frother/heater from a deal on Amazon, and it’s my favorite thing. It quickly heats milk and you can either make it a tad frothy or very frothy. I then brew my coffee into the milk and ta-da!

Latte.

Sorta. No, it doesn’t look at all like the one in the photo by Jonas Mohamadi above. I mean mine’s not going to win any coffee barista-ing awards or anything, and I’m sure somewhere there is a coffee professional recoiling in horror, but it does the trick.

The frother was $23, so a decent price given you can’t even get five lattes from a coffee shop for that amount, and I’m far over that already. You can also do non-dairy milks in it, which is what I do, so I’m a huge fan.

Haven’t quite gotten the proportions right, though. First one overflowed; the second one, all told, was only 3/4 of a cup.

Sigh.

It’s seriously gloomy today, rainy and overcast. It’s supposed to be warm, though. Like the weather’s saying “it’s going to nice, but you won’t enjoy it.”

Ugh.

So I must Monday ahead, I’ve got to find a file I’ve called something I don’t remember that was shuffled aside. Thwarted again by Monday. And perhaps overly-creative and underly-descriptive titles.

I hope you’ve had a nice start to the 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.

#MondayThoughts on the bleak side.

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It’s gray and snowy, and I think it’s going to snow some more, judging by the sky. Hello winter. We knew you were coming.

The year is winding down, and November is nearly gone. How strange.

It’s been a slow, lumbering year, and a quick one, all at once. We’ve seen some of the worst this country has to offer, and it’s not done yet.

Apparently.

I never really thought we’d live in such times. I thought we’d grown up, we’d learned from the past, but the reality is, different people take different lessons, and some of them are dark and horrible.

And bloody.

Deep, depressing sigh.

Here’s the day half-over, a Monday on fast-forward, time still misbehaving. Naughty, naught time.

Off I venture into those Monday tasks and tasks that have me dragging my heels, and I hope you have a very productive week. I hope this coffee hits my brain fast, I’m going to need it.


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

Here we go again

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It’s sunny and it’s cold and it’s Monday. So much Monday. So very Monday.

It appears I’m fully ensconced in the new WordPress editor, and I’m still a fan. Very easy, very clean. One change changed.

The cough isn’t entirely gone, but it’s random and occasional. I’d call that progress. And here we are.

Thanksgiving week. I can’t believe we’re here already, this year has blazed by and crawled by, both at the same time, which is such a strange trick of time. 

But time is weird. We know that.

It might be the most contrarian force in the universe, the one thing that can be everything and nothing at once. The one thing that we’ve made up entirely, and yet it rules our lives.

Deep for a Monday. I hope we’ve had enough caffeine.

Here we go, guys. Have a good 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

Roaring Monday

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There’s so much Monday in this Monday, I’m Mondayed out, and it’s not even 11 AM. Nazis are trending on twitter, and I got some “both sides” nonsense in the comments.

Yet another no.

There aren’t “both sides” when one of the sides is comprised of actual nazis. Nazis pushing conspiracies about Jews right on the heels of a mass murder in a synagogue which may not have happened had trump not dissolved the unit that tracked white nationalist domestic terrorist groups.

“Both sides” don’t put children in concentration camps or shrug when a journalist is brutally murdered and dismembered. “Both sides” weren’t sending pipe bombs or finding black people to murder in a grocery store when a black church was locked.

“Both sides” aren’t saying they want to kill gay people, but are willing to do it “humanely.”

There aren’t “both sides.” They are not the same. Nodding politely at such garbage normalizes people who intend to do grievous harm to others, who have done grievous harm to others.

It gives cover to such people. And in doing so, you become one of those people.

Do you want to be one of the people committing grievous harm on others? If you do, this is not the place for you.

If you don’t, it’s time to reconsider the way you filter information.

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

 

#MondayMood: Beast Mode

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Still reeling from my workout, it was something else this morning. Good, but tough.

Fine.

This week is about buckling down, and that was a heck of a way to start it. Not over at Daily Burn; no, there, the week is about self-care. But aren’t they kind of the same thing?

Here’s a reality. I want to do NaNoWriMo. I know what I want to write for NaNoWriMo. But to get to that, I have to finish a manuscript that hasn’t gone anywhere in a while.

The thing about writing is you just have to do it. There’s no other way for the story to get from inside your head to a page, virtual or otherwise. At least not yet.

Though Aunty Ida would probably have a method, if she weren’t fictional.

Probably fictional.

There may be a universe out there with an Aunty Ida. How terrifying is that thought?

But I digress.

So we’ll so how this week goes, right? I mean it’s easy to say big things on a Monday while still in the aura after a killer workout. The proof is in the #AccountaClub.

Time to put my typing fingers where my mouth is. But only figuratively because that sounds gross and kind of unsanitary.

Any big plans this week?

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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.

Howdy Monday

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My body got me out of bed for the live Daily Burn workout even though I didn’t set an alarm. But I woke up at the exact odd time as though I had set an alarm.

My brain and body are at odds about this am workout thing. But the body wins. Can’t sleep if the body’s awake.

I’m feeling focused and alert today, and I don’t think it’s just the coffee. Change is in the air, and it’s not only the seasons. Something shifted.

Can you feel it?

Maybe someone pulled out that supporting Jenga block. It feels like the whole thing’s going to come crashing down and I’m looking forward to that tumbling noise.

I had a Sunday of doing nothing, the kind of Sunday I think we all need now and then. A bit of a mental break, though I’ll admit I was still thinking about the issues of the world. But maybe some of those issues will soon be resolved.

With all this energy to spend, I’m going to try to use it productively. Have great Monday and a great start to 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.