#MondayMood…sluggish

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Drinking out of my “embrace your inner unicorn” mug this morning, but I’m having a hard time finding a sparkle, let alone a rainbow. And you can forget the glorious, shimmery horn.

I am off today.

Yes, it’s Presidents’ Day (PLURAL POSSESSIVE!) so I can, technically, take it little easier, but by off I mean off my game. Like I just had to try three times to hit that period.

Yesterday I had a headache, and I think it’s still with me, slowing down the old noggin. And fingers. I actually dropped a piece of sushi yesterday.

Sushi.

On the floor of the restaurant.

Never done that before. It’s sushi.

The day started gray and ominous, but suddenly it’s sunshine, the surprise snow–they said one to two inches, but they didn’t say they meant repeatedly–fresh and white.

Hopefully it’s a metaphor for the rest of the day.

So I’m going to Monday my Monday. I hope you have a fabulous start to your 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!
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Monday Mondaying up the joint.

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(Photo by mark glancy from Pexels )

And a good Monday to you. Especially if you’re feeling the same way about it I am, which is…unenthused.

I did get a new keyboard, though, and I’m trying it out right now. I think once it’s had a little wear, it will be pretty nice. I can use it on the keyboard tray as opposed to my lap, which is good. It’s a super cheap one, and it’s pretty loud and clicky, but who’s going to complain?

I can pretend I’m speeding away on an old-fashioned typewriter.

A debate over whether to have a second cup of coffee materialized into a second cup of coffee. I don’t regret it, at least not yet.

We’ll see how I feel when I’m wide-awake at midnight.

I got my additional power cord, so now I don’t have to carry it back and forth. My little desk office is pretty much complete, though I may get a gel wrist rest or cover thing, the edge of the keyboard tray has nice wrist support but edges.

I’m hoping this week will have lots of writing, though it will also have lots of folding of laundry, again. It’s strange how you have to keep doing that.

And off we go. I hope you’re having a perfect start to your week, but if you aren’t, feel free to complain about 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.

Can I hear a “Monday??”

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  • Snowing far more than I expected today. Check.
  • Fuzzy sweatpants. Check
  • Dalek “PROCRASTINATE!” t-shirt. Check.
  • Blogging from my newly-revamped amoire desk? CHECK CHECK CHECK.

I’m waiting on a new office chair for my writing comfort, and a desk lamp for my seeing comfort as I discovered late yesterday afternoon that once it gets dark, my black keyboard becomes invisible. Of course I spent at least 15 minutes this morning perusing Amazon for non-black keyboards, but this one is barely used and it’s very, very nice. Not sure about the action on it, every keyboard takes a little adjustment.

And this one has two tilt levels, so it offers a lot of adjustment. Go keyboard.

So I guess what I’m saying is Monday is here and I am ready for it. At least until it gets dark. Turns out, I probably need more lamps in general. The dollar store fake candles I used yesterday didn’t quite cut it.

Gotta say, it’s a cozy little nook in here. Even more so once I cut the darkness. And my fingernails. What is happening there?!

I’m inspired to write and ready to work. I think the time away from the computer was well worth it, I’m excited to get back to my imagination after being so firmly lodged in practicality.

Happy Monday to you, I hope you’re warm and snug wherever you are, and have an amazing 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.

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.
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.

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