#MondayThoughts: Do I HAVE to?

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So. The time change.

Wow am I feeling it.

It’s only an hour, one single hour, and it didn’t affect my waking up, but I am dragging today and behind on everything. About an hour behind on everything.

Imagine that.

I’m grumpy and I want more coffee and today I won’t even have a hint of debate. Even though it’s nearly noon.

I’ll be back.

So that’s brewing. Hopefully the extra dose will do me good.

It’s gray and muddy and colder than it looks. It feels like spring should be here, but it’s reluctant. I don’t know why it would be, we’re always so happy to see it.

I’ve got Tasks ahead of me I don’t want to do, but they must be done. One of those days.

One of those weeks.

So on I go, optimistic only that my coffee will soon be ready. Have a great Monday.


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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#MondayThoughts: COLD

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Who is ready for a Monday blog?!!

A resounding me either. But here we go.

It’s far, far too cold for March, it’s currently 5 degrees Fahrenheit, which is -15 C for my friends on the Celsius side of the scale. Definitely not a warm one.

But the sun is shining away, like it means anything at 5 degrees.

I had one of those weekends that felt like one long errand, an endless, endless errand, aside from the fun break of dinner with a friend. Ooh, and I have leftovers. Hurry up lunch.

Last night I felt the effects of giving in to that urge for more coffee. I even had a sample of coffee at Trader Joe’s in the afternoon (Breakfast Blend. It was yummy) so I sent reminder out to the universe that the extra coffee is not as good an idea at 11 pm as it was earlier.

And yet today, still tempted. Sigh. Oh coffee, you complicated, complicated fiend.

So I hope your Monday is off with a roar, even it if, like here, it’s an extremely frosty roar. Have a great day.


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.

#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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

Monday Mondaying up the joint.

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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.

Zippy Monday

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Monday seems to be moving at the wrong speed. I glanced at the clock and can’t believe the time…I haven’t even posted my blog yet for the day.

Obviously, I guess, because I’m writing it right now. But by the time you read it, it will be posted, so we’re back in one of those time loop things.

I assume.

Sometimes the simplest explanation is the best.

Until I get my place to the point I want, I’ve decided to refresh my desk armoire, a word spellcheck refuses to know. What does it have against hidden storage, I wonder.

Side note: in a full fit of Monday, I’ve reheated my coffee in the microwave and have forgotten complete about it. Huzzah.

Excuse me for a moment.

OK I’ve returned, and brimming over with projects. So back to the desk.

I’ve never enjoyed the “working in a closet” aspect, so I’m going to brighten the interior with contact paper and some dollar store wall stickers that are more fun than they sound. I also had a suggestion to add a stick-on light to make it warmer, which I thought was genius. I think it will be a lovely place to work when I’m finished.

So that’s my big goal for the week, along with all the usuals. I hope you’re having a great Monday, and a fantastic 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.

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.