#WednesdayWisdom: So

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Having one of those days when I feel like I need to be doing the thing I’m not doing when I’m doing the other thing I need to be doing.

You know what I mean?

Come on, that was totally clear. In my head, at least.

Well, I ran off to get the other thing going, and now I’m going to finish this post. I bet you didn’t even miss me!

Or maybe you did. How very sweet of you.

It’s a no-headed chicken day which somehow sounds worse than the other way, so we can pretend I didn’t call it that. The sun is shining with thin clouds and I think it’s hot again.

Writing may or may not happen today, it probably should, as should some editing, but that antsiness is tough to battle. It’s a day for being in motion, I think.

Hello errands.

However you spend your Wednesday, I hope it’s a good one.


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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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#TuesdayThoughts: Sticky

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Coffee, yet again, seems to be keeping its full glory from me. I’m already nearly down to the bottom of the cup, and I’ve found no inspiration.

How dare it.

It’s a sunny day today, one with a haze more suited to August, but I suspect it didn’t mind that September borrowed it. Streaky clouds in the sky and not a bad day for getting things done.

Which I need to do.

We had yet another new trainer this morning on Daily Burn, and I wonder who will be leaving. It seems to be the cycle of life with that program; trainers arrive, trainers leave.

He seems good. We’ll see when he leads the full thing, who knows.

Meanwhile, I’m thinking there just may be another cup of coffee in my future. Have an alert Tuesday.


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: Must we?

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Is it just me or does it feel extra extra Monday today? Like as though a month of Mondays got together and said, “Hey, let’s make a SuperMonday and by SuperMonday we mean ugh!”

It does, doesn’t it?

It’s gray today–fitting–though no rain, I think, only an impression of rain. My coffee refuses to go to the top floor, instead settling in somewhere around antsy.

So.

I made marshmallows this weekend for the first time, and I discovered that gelatin doesn’t smell good. I thought it had no smell, but it turns out, that is not the case. Live and learn, I guess.

I may be trying out agar next time.

They taste good, though.

I also made some pretzel rolls, which were meant to be pretzels but I couldn’t get the dough to roll out so finally I said to heck with it, shaped it into balls, and proceeded.

They’re actually kind of yummy.

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and experiment. It may not work out, but then again, you might get pretzel rolls.

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!
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#WednesdayWisdom: It’s not Thursday.

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I was all ready to do a ten word photo prompt and then I realized it’s Wednesday. Not Thursday.

Consider this your public service announcement.

Today started out beautiful and blue but clouds rolled in and I’m not sure of the weather’s intentions. Could go either way.

Like a lot of things these days.

I’m not full of deep thoughts today, so I’ll keep it short and simple. And have a good Wednesday, because it’s not Thursday.


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.

#TuesdayThoughts:

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It was darker than it should have been this morning when I got up. Rain, with heavy clouds. By the time I finished my workout, the sun had broken through, gorgeous golden streaks breaking up the gray.

But that didn’t last.

There’s a thin silver layer of clouds now, punctuated with lower, bulky clouds, and I think it’s raining again in the distance.

Appropriate as we shift into fall.

I’m amazed how this year has zipped along, and now we’re in the back end of it. Incredible.

This week I’m setting my sights on some new and/or unexplored writing projects, letting my completed manuscript sit before I tackle it for a first-round edit. It seems like the week for that, or maybe it’s just me and rainy weather.

Whatever the weather where you are, I hope you have a great Tuesday, and if you’re in the path of the hurricane, please stay safe.


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.

#MondayThoughts: Labor and baking. Sure it’s coherent.

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Well, I filled in half the title and this post sat blank for at least ten minutes as I looked at recipes. So goes this holiday Monday.

It’s Labor Day here in the US, our annual mark to the end of summer, and a tribute to the labor movement (read: unions.) For some reason, organizing for fair working conditions has become a bad thing, probably because the people who tell us good things from bad things don’t want to pay wages and benefits to organized employees.

Food for thought.

Apparently limitless profits are the new morality. Happy Labor Day to all.

Back to the recipes. I am newly into baking for some reason not quite explicable, even to me. I do love sweet things; it’s tough to find them now without additives, so that’s a part of it. The other is figuring out the science, the tricks, I think.

And it’s a good exercise in controlled chaos. Messy kitchens, even those with cheesecake batter strewn far and wide, can be cleaned. Sure, the strewn cheesecake batter was for illustrative purposes only.

Sure.

Of course the calories are something to consider. I think I’m going to turn into that person who hands off baked goods to strangers, just to save myself from eating them all.

Needs must.

Anyway, I’m going to go holiday it up (trust me, I live a wild, wild life, and by that I mean I’m probably going grocery shopping). Have a great day.

#MondayThoughts: Thinky.

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Didn’t even think twice about the second cup of coffee today. I got down to the bottom quarter of the cup, it was cold, I was going to reheat and I thought, hey, a fresh cup would be so much better.

And a fresh cup it was.

I started my day with technical difficulties, my the livestream of my workout didn’t work, and eventually I just did the one they’d aired on Saturday. It’s a bummer, today was one of my favorite trainers, but I love the one from Saturday too.

Still, it put me behind. I don’t know what is happening with Daily Burn, but it seems to be a frequent issue lately. It’s frustrating.

It’s a gray, rainy day and I love it. I can feel Fall in the air. I’m not ready for it, but it’s not like we can fight it off. The seasons change, that’s what they do.

Meanwhile, finishing my first draft means time to work on some other things that have been brewing, and this time I don’t mean coffee. I hope you have an awesome 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.