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.

Moving through Monday

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So to the casual outside observer, it might look like I’m behind today, but actually, I’m ahead. Just not with my blog.

But I’ve tackled a bunch of those tasks you simply don’t want to deal with, and with those tucked away, here I am.

Yay!

Also in the amazing news front, the Roomba is here to stay. My parents were planning on upgrading theirs, and with my slavish devotion, they decided to do it sooner rather than later. “Roombie” and I are ecstatic.

You may or may not be surprised to know that one of the inventions that was most liberating for women was the washing machine. With it, a task that took most of the week could be completed in far less time; their hours opened up like flowers.

The robotic vacuum has the same feel to me. Here is this onerous task, vacuuming, which is physical and irritating and difficult to do thoroughly, and now it can be done with the push of a button and not even much of a second thought, especially with the newer models.

It may not be my robot butler, but we’re getting there. Don’t you love a happy ending?

So I’m off for more Monday. I hope you have 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

#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

#MondayThoughts on, surprise, a Monday

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I am finally, finally on the road to recovery from that new plague. I worked out this morning (yay!) only to discover another favorite trainer is leaving Daily Burn (boo! But good luck to Cece, she deserves only good, she’s worked hard and is amazing and I hope this opportunity is wonderful).

Last night, my DVR recorded absolutely nothing, there was some kind of glitch with it, so all the things I’d looked forward to, including my much beloved “Doctor Who,” were everywhere but in my queue. Bummer.

Luckily we live in a magical age where I can watch everything I missed today through various glorious means. Nowadays no TV shows are lost, only transformed.

Also you have to wait a day, but I already did that.

As for NaNoWriMo, my lack of writing over the last week and this weekend would definitely imply that I’m out. This year just wasn’t my year. Am I going to stop working on my project?

Nah.

And who knows how the words will shake out in the end. But sometimes the world gets in your way, and that’s just how it is. It’s OK.

Anyway, happy Monday all. I hope you’re off to a nice fresh start.

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