#MondayThoughts: Makes sense

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Well it’s definitely Fall, which, given it’s October 18, it has every right to be. I’m chilly.

Which makes sense.

It’s sunny though, and the trees are well into their quick-change routine. They’re always pretty and always different, every single year.

Which also makes sense.

My days have taken on a kind of sameness, as we watch and wait with my mom, watch and wait. It’s made me less interesting, I think, less rounded.

That too makes sense.

It hasn’t stopped me making up stories, even while sitting in the hospital, and maybe I will share it with you. I’ll figure out how to do that, I’m not getting a ton of writing time these days. Mostly it’s the drive, I think.

Anyway, I’m going to launch myself into the rest of this thing known as Monday. Have a fantastic Monday and a great start to your week.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#MondayThoughts: Engine unrevved.

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A Happy Indigenous Peoples Day to all! Yesterday was the marathon, and though I usually go watch, this year I didn’t. I didn’t want to risk being around so many people with my mom in the hospital.

Today is the Boston Marathon, I have no idea why they put them so close together.

It’s like some things are working hard at being normal, but we’re not there, not yet. Maybe not ever, really, with the people who are doggedly continuing this pandemic, sometimes at the ultimate cost, but not always to themselves.

It’s gray today, maybe drizzly, maybe not, it’s difficult to tell, but there’s no hint of sun in the sky. Feels more like November than October, but for the temperature. Still in the 70s.

If I’m being honest, I’d love today to be a day of nothing, but that’s not going to happen. I have a long drive ahead, and I’m not sure how long, it can vary so much with the traffic.

So I’m going to get on with all things Monday. Have a great day and 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 and FREE!
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#MondayThoughts: Docurecovery

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It’s a gloomy Monday and despite the coffee, I’m not exactly peppy. I’ve been trying to shake myself awake since I woke up.

So far, no luck.

The situation with my mom is very draining, I think it’s claimed all of my energy reserves. And it’s tough to replenish them.

I’ve tried with a few documentary series, like LuLaRich, The Way Down, and 100 Foot Wave. They were all fascinating, at least, I recommend them. Especially the one about surfing, that was really interesting and it had the bonus of gorgeous, gorgeous locations, especially Portugal.

But that’s the way it’s going, try to get some stuff done, visit, wiped out in the evening. I think can safely say there’s no way NaNoWriMo is happening this year.

And that’s it for me today, I hope you have a fantastic 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 and FREE!
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#MondayThoughts: A wobble

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Another day, another problem, which I’ll get into in my longer update tomorrow. Nothing so far with this has been easy.

Nothing.

Meanwhile, we’re back to Monday at the very end of September which seems outrageous. All of it is a blur of hospital hallways and the cafeteria and beeps and alarms and complication after complication.

I wouldn’t call it fun.

But it’s pretty today, sunny and warm as though the weather doesn’t care that it’s Fall. There are many things I need to do, that I should have done, but my energy is low at best.

I went to bed before 10 pm last night. I’m not sure it helped.

Anyway, that’s enough of that for a Monday, the last thing you need is demotivation. I hope your week is off to a great start and you have a fabulous 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 and FREE!
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#MondayThoughts: Slogging

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It’s a gray, rainy one today. Appropriate, I guess.

It’s strange to think we’re here at the beginning of another week, more than a month since my mom went into the hospital. The world has shifted.

Most people don’t seem to notice.

I am tired despite sleeping, and my thoughts are just jumbles right now. I’ll probably do another long update tomorrow, though, after missing last week.

You might as well know where we are.

Not that we really know where we are.

Anyway, that’s it for me, I have things to do before sitting in that ICU room for hours on end again.

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 and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: Stormy

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I know two things today. It’s Monday.

And I’ve forgotten the second.

It was a rough weekend, a very rough weekend, and I’m not sure today is going to be any easier. I just cancelled an upcoming dentist appointment, had to explain why and, well, that was not fun.

The twists and turns are daunting, and I’ll write more about that tomorrow, but it seems like the more it goes on the less people are interested.

Such is life, I guess.

And that’s it for me today, I hope you 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 and FREE!
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#MondayThoughts: Labor Day and some thought dribbles.

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People actually died to create and protect unions, to create workplace safety standards, to obtain a minimum wage. Think about that the next time you bash all organized labor.

With that out of the way, the past nearly three weeks is catching up with me. I’m impatient, I’m stressed, and I want things to improve.

We all want things.

It’s sunny out today, I think, a lovely day, but I’ll see very little of it. That happens when you’re in one of life’s twists, looking for a turn.

And that’s it for me today, I hope, if you get the day off, you have a great time and if you don’t, it’s still a fabulous Monday. And tomorrow I’ll be doing another update on my mom, if you’re interested, it’s becoming a Tuesday ritual.

Part One is here. Part Two is 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 quick and weird and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: It’s not great.

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Looks like it’s going to be a rough day on the Mom front, and I don’t know what kind of day it is out in the world. Perhaps sunny, but it’s not my sunshine.

I’m hanging in.

What else is there to do but hang in? There is no controlling this situation. There are no sneak peeks at how it will turn out.

All I can do is sip my coffee, and watch the minutes tick by until I can go visit, go see for myself.

The world is an uncertain, scary place when you’re an adult.

So many dusty corners, so many twisty dark hallways. So many alleys that could lead…anywhere.

Anyway, I’m going to get on with it, my days are structured very differently now. 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 and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: Avoidance

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It’s tough to blog and avoid the biggest thing going on right now. And yet, I just don’t have the energy to write about it out in the world quite yet.

Maybe later today.

Maybe tomorrow.

Maybe not.

Maybe it won’t be here. I still don’t know.

Meanwhile it’s a gray Monday, a formless kind of gray, and I don’t know if it’s supposed to rain or it’s only the weather being moody. It’s OK weather, I get the point.

Anyway, that’s it for me today, I hope you have a good Monday and a great 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 and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: About as much Monday as Monday.

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It’s a sunny morning more than halfway through August and I’m having a slow time. Not that I’m any more behind than usual, but I am definitely slogging through mental molasses.

We all know what that means.

This weekend, Saturday was one of those days where things just keep popping up, one end to the other, nothing too terrible, but all to be solved, and then Sunday went by in an impressionistic blur.

Now here we are.

Mired in a Monday.

And I have nothing more amusing for you today, or at least as I write this post, I’m sure the moment I finish and publish, the mirth will be flooding.

I’m sure.

But who’s to say, it’s Monday. Either way, 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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.