#WednesdayWisdom: Chilly

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I mean, I know. It’s winter. I live in Chicago. That’s not hard math to do.

And it’s brilliantly sunny out today, with bright white snow and a bright blue sky. Beautiful.

But I’ve got that inside cold that doesn’t quite go away until often the end of April, the kind when you’ve been cooled all the way through.

Like I said. Winter.

The sunshine is so deceptive, because the sun lets off zero warmth. Absolutely none.

Yet it shines merrily away up there as though it’s helping out. Not so, sun.

It does make for good writing weather, though. Listening to that cold wind, knowing there’s nowhere cozier than my new little writing spot. Looking forward to getting to it.

The writing, I mean. I’m blogging from there right now.

That’s the thing. Anything can be a motivator, if you look at it the right way. I’d much rather be in here, perhaps with a cup of tea in the not-too-distant future, than out there somewhere, that wind making ghosts of us all.

In here, my worlds are as warm as I make them. That’s a control I like.

I hope your Wednesday is appropriately warm.


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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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#TuesdayThoughts: Why is this Tuesday a Monday?

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(Photo by Ajayvir Pal)

So it looks like I’ve done all the fiddling around I can do before sitting down to write. Yep, I even emptied the dishwasher.

The dishwasher.

The DISHWASHER, people.

Though I got these little bowls from Costco. They are colored on the outside with different patterns on the inside.

(Saved by the bell. Literally. Phone call.)

OK, I’m back. The bowls, I have larger ones that are similar, and I couldn’t resist these little ones. I was actually happy to put them away in their space in the cupboard.

I don’t know what Marie Kondo has done to me but I like it. Joy indeed.

Yesterday was a bit of a wash, I had an unexpected family emergency (which, I suppose, is the nature of family emergencies) and while everyone is doing OK today, I am behind.

Which is probably why I’m pro-procrastination today.

And slow. I went to bed early, I’m just not sure how I can be so tired.

Basically I’m have a Monday on a Tuesday. In my opinion, Mondays should stay in their lane.

Anyway, that’s me this morning. I hope you’re having a fabulously productive 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

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.