#MondayThoughts: Do I HAVE to?

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So. The time change.

Wow am I feeling it.

It’s only an hour, one single hour, and it didn’t affect my waking up, but I am dragging today and behind on everything. About an hour behind on everything.

Imagine that.

I’m grumpy and I want more coffee and today I won’t even have a hint of debate. Even though it’s nearly noon.

I’ll be back.

So that’s brewing. Hopefully the extra dose will do me good.

It’s gray and muddy and colder than it looks. It feels like spring should be here, but it’s reluctant. I don’t know why it would be, we’re always so happy to see it.

I’ve got Tasks ahead of me I don’t want to do, but they must be done. One of those days.

One of those weeks.

So on I go, optimistic only that my coffee will soon be ready. Have a great Monday.


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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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#AccountaClub Friday, March 8, 2019

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Well, if you’re curious about how the week went, I started out by typing “2018” as the year. Even though we’re into March at this point.

So.

It’s been a distractible week. Case in point: started writing, decided my fingernails were annoyingly long, got up, took care of that, noticed the extra set of feet for my sofa so the Roomba has more room just waiting to be placed, and just struggled those under the sofa, which was neither fun nor easy, and sat down to write the post.

Still have to empty the Roomba, but one thing at a time, right?

And I feel like that’s a good thought for the week. One thing at a time.

We can get so jumbled, so many things to do, not sure of the order in which to do them. That will be a puzzle for next week.

Side note, getting those feet under the sofa was so exhausting, it’s definitely tamed some of the distraction.

I did finish the banner I was talking about earlier in the week, and by popular demand (one person asked) here it is.

Yes, one side is higher than the other as it hangs, but you try hanging a banner by yourself!

Writing this week was very limited, though I’ve been thinking about a project I want to start, and I’m closer to getting it going. There have been a lot of not-writing-conducive things happening this week, so you just have to roll with it.

Fitness, though, was awesome. I loved every trainer and every workout was particularly good, so that was a big plus, especially given how tired I was by the end of the week. Well today. I’m tired today.

I’ve been a little better about going to bed earlier, I’d like to push it back a bit, but there’s an improvement, so I’ll take it.

That’s me, how was 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: COLD

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Who is ready for a Monday blog?!!

A resounding me either. But here we go.

It’s far, far too cold for March, it’s currently 5 degrees Fahrenheit, which is -15 C for my friends on the Celsius side of the scale. Definitely not a warm one.

But the sun is shining away, like it means anything at 5 degrees.

I had one of those weekends that felt like one long errand, an endless, endless errand, aside from the fun break of dinner with a friend. Ooh, and I have leftovers. Hurry up lunch.

Last night I felt the effects of giving in to that urge for more coffee. I even had a sample of coffee at Trader Joe’s in the afternoon (Breakfast Blend. It was yummy) so I sent reminder out to the universe that the extra coffee is not as good an idea at 11 pm as it was earlier.

And yet today, still tempted. Sigh. Oh coffee, you complicated, complicated fiend.

So I hope your Monday is off with a roar, even it if, like here, it’s an extremely frosty roar. 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.

#AccountaClub Friday, February 22, 2019

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Hello AccounAbles! It’s Friday, so it’s time to dish about our weeks and our goals and how things are going.

So.

Not my most productive week, writing-wise. These weeks happen, though, ups and downs are inevitable. I’ve been bad about sleeping and being regimented about getting to bed, and it absolutely shows for me the next day. That’s definitely something I need to work on.

Fitness-wise, though, I still powered through 5 live workouts this week, and I have to tell you, I really, really, really didn’t wanna today. I was hoping for some yoga, but it was old-school-style cardio, which is very much not yoga.

It was also one of my favorite instructors, Cheri, who is a rare treat, so that did balance it out. I don’t know if the workouts were harder this week than average, but I’m feeling them more.

Lack of sleep?

Maybe.

Something to see about next week.

The host did mention they were tough workouts, so maybe they actually were more physically challenging. Maybe fitness for me this week was just more challenging.

But I did it, so that’s cool.

Anyway, that’s me this week. How was 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#AccountaClub Friday, November 16, 2018

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Well, somehow it’s Friday again, and that means it’s time to ‘fess up or brag about our weeks. Or any combination thereof.

I said on Monday that I thought I was out for NaNoWriMo this year, and given my lack of writing, that seems to be the case. Alas.

Sorta.

Here’s the thing. As you probably know, I had that horrendous microorganism intent on taking over the world, and by the world I mean my body, and it really wiped me out. I couldn’t exercise for the full week a last week, and I still haven’t completely shaken the cough that just keeps going.

This week, it was really important to me to get my fitness routine back on track. It’s my base for everything, and I managed it, five live workouts, one every morning.

Woo-hoo.

But I also recognized that the pressure of NaNo–totally self-imposed–wasn’t going to help me feel better. So I let myself let it go.

The key here is “self-imposed.” This isn’t something upon which someone else is relying; there’s not external pressure, there’s no bigger picture to which I’m failing to contribute. Just a recognition that I may not be able to do everything I want to do while still doing my best interpretation of a seal, so it’s best to pick one and stick with it. Build slowly.

That’s some major growth for me, to treat self-care as a priority. Because without it, we have a flimsy foundation that could, at any moment, collapse.

Sometimes our accomplishment is in not doing.

Sometimes.

Not often. But sometimes.

So how was 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