#FridayThoughts: Does anyone remember what normal means?

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It’s hard to believe the first week of November–NOVEMBER!–is just about done. Whatever time was, it doesn’t feel like that anymore.

My rash decision to do #NaNoWriMo on whim this year definitely bit me the writing focus yesterday. And it’s only the first week.

That’s not supposed to kick in yet.

But I pushed through and got it done and that’s the whole point of the exercise, I guess.

Meanwhile it’s sunny and chilly but not too cold, and while we haven’t settled into a new routine of visiting my mom thus far, we’re starting to get there. Timing is everything.

Which pretty much applies to all of life.

And all of life has been pretty weird for a while now. Can’t help but wonder if anyone remembers what normal means at this point.

Anyway, that’s it for me on this Friday. Have a fabulous day and a tremendous weekend.


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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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#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Later

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Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com

It’s THURSDAY again! That means #ThursdayTen time.

Yay.

Using the above image as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

Let’s do this!

Ready? Here’s mine.

Dancing on the ceiling had some drawbacks when gravity returned.

#WednesdayWisdom: Defeatism is forfeiting.

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Definitely a two-cup of coffee kind of a day. Haven’t made the second one yet, but with #NaNoWriMo and words to write, I can almost hear it brewing.

Almost.

Or…maybe hot chocolate. Maybe I’ll save that for later.

I’m a little worn from the defeatism, and honestly I don’t understand it. We win sometimes, we lose sometimes, but to assume we will never again win and they have always won because they won this time is to ensure they always win.

If there wasn’t so much at stake, they wouldn’t be so relentless.

In this world, you don’t “fix” things once. People will always try to undo what you did.

Is it exhausting?

Uh yeah.

You know what else is exhausting?

Having to constantly prove your value as a human being.

So let us roll up our sleeves and get on with it. Or leave your sleeves down. Whatever, I’m not in charge of your sleeves.

And now I’d better get to that coffee before it’s too late. Let’s get my brain caffeinated.

Have a great Wednesday.


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: Not not a bad idea, #NaNoWriMo edition

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I’ll have to go log in to #NaNoWriMo and grab myself a badge because guess who decided ON NOVEMBER 1 to do it this year?

Yep.

That would be me.

Is it the best idea I’ve ever had, especially now with everything going on with my mom? Probably not.

Probably.

But on the other hand, it’s not not a bad idea.

Yes, I realize where that lands me up.

I guess I figure this. Inside my head I can do whatever I want. There’s nothing quite like a fresh, new novel with no blind alleys, no impossible twists to navigate out.

Of course, talk to me on Day 15. Surely I will rue Day 1 me.

Anyway, with the 1st on a Monday, and access to my mom reduced (more on that in the weekly post,) what better time to create a brand new headache for myself?

And with that, I wish a fabulous Monday. I’m off to make something up.


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.

#WednesdayWisdom: Gloomy

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It’s a gray day, with uneven clouds that may or may not rain. I could check the weather and find out, but why ruin the mystery?

We’re halfway through October already, and it feels like this year is the last of the bathwater circling the drain.

Does anyone still take baths anymore?

Regardless, there it goes, glug glug.

November is looming and I’ve yet to make a decision on NaNoWriMo. I don’t usually commit until the day before. Last year I got a terrible cold, and just couldn’t finish.

So who knows with this year. Challenges are good, but they’re not always the thing you need, and that’s OK too.

Consider that your wisdom for this Wednesday. 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.

#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

#AccountaClub Friday, November 9, 2018

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So. This week.

Yikes.

This virus is finally on its way out, but I have a lovely, disgusting cough it’s given me as it goes. It really knocked me out this past week, and I haven’t been able to do much.

So what does that mean?

Very behind on NaNoWriMo. No exercise. Lots of tissues and grumbling. I’m not sure if I’m going to try to continue NaNo at this point; I may just write and see how far it gets me.

It’s amazing how much how we feel can affect things you don’t even think about as physical, let alone the ones you do.

So that was my week. How was yours?

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

NaNoWriMo Snafu

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short red hair woman blowing her nose

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So I’ve got a cold. One of those awful, dragging, persistent colds that makes the words swim on the screen and my voice sound like a layer of dusty gravel.

And it’s put me behind at NaNoWriMo.

I don’t know if I’ve ever been behind at this stage of the game, only 5 days in. The words pile up quickly, unwritten.

My little brown line in the graph sits far, far below the diagonal gray line. Behind.

So behind.

OK, about 3000 words behind. Not the end of the world but if I don’t write some today, it could spell the end of NaNo.

In all the years I’ve done NaNo, I think this is the first that I’ve been sick. It really adds another, not fun, layer to the whole exercise. Especially since all I want to do is lie down.

The cold also killed my workout streak, but I’ll whine about that on Friday.

OK, I’m going to go get in some words. Or take a nap.

Smart money’s on the nap.

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

#AccountaClub Friday, November 2, 2018

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So you know how yesterday I said with NaNoWriMo my posting times might be weird?

Definitely weird.

I finished my words for the day, and I wanted to wait until I had them done to post. I can’t say for sure if I’ll do the same every Friday, but since it’s only Day 2, I figured why not.

I’ve implemented my plan of finishing the manuscript I was working on first, and it’s been slow going. But I’m 4,431 words in, so progress is happening. Woo-hoo!

Also the site wasn’t working so I couldn’t buddy up, but I think it’s probably up and running properly, so I’m planning on that. So writing: check.

Another five days of live workouts, even though I found the theme this week very patronizing, it was about optimism, and under the current circumstances, that seemed ridiculous. But I got the exercise in, words in, not a terrible week.

How was yours? And if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, how’s it going?

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

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Strong

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man splitting on tree

Photo by The Lazy Artist Gallery on Pexels.com

Ten word story time! I’ll warn you, with NaNoWriMo up and running, my blogging times are probably going to vary widely. Words come first with NaNo!

So let’s get right to the point of this post: using the photo above, write a ten word story.

Here’s mine:

The universe’s fate depended upon his subduing the doomsday log.