#FridayThoughts: Republicans, the anti-life party.

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Well Roe is overturned. That means there is no nationwide right to a safe abortion in the United States anymore. The land of the free is no longer, at least for women.

Guns are fine though.

The guns are very, very free.

Republicans are ruining this country, bit by bit, doggedly making lives more miserable, existence more awful. Not only to make a buck–and that’s their thing, money–but I think because they genuinely enjoy harming others.

They are, in all senses, anti-life. They don’t care about bundles of tissues inside women’s bodies; they care about controlling those bodies, subjugating them. Making women something less than human.

Yay.

If they weren’t anti-life, we wouldn’t have guns everywhere, something the Supreme Court ensured more of days ago. If they weren’t anti-life they wouldn’t be trying to starve children and seniors and people with disabilities.

If they weren’t anti-life, they would have abolished the death penalty and backed health care and police reform and education and daycare.

They are anti-life.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you differently, and say it loudly and often.

Republicans are anti-life. A lot of women, girls and other pregnant people will die and/or be permanently physically and psychologically harmed.

They’re celebrating that. As only the anti-life can do.

Have a weekend that will help you to work toward change.

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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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#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Meta

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Photo by Min An on Pexels.com

It’s time for our #ThursdayTen!

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

EXACTLY ten words.

No problem, right?

Right.

Ready? Here’s mine:

“It’s EXACTLY ten words!” she shouted to the valley below.

#WednesdayWisdom: Just do the thing that you’re doing.

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It’s definitely summer, with sunny skies and sweaty temperatures. I’m on an iced coffee kick, there’s nothing quite as good when the temperature heats you all the way through like this.

This is one of those days where I need to be efficient, but though my brain knows it, the rest of me is stuck in leisurely mode. “I’ll get to it” mode.

Barely moving mode.

I definitely need to pick up the pace. Or establish a pace.

I’ve got to get going already.

Then again I have to remind myself it’s OK to just do the thing that you’re doing. You don’t have to have your mind ahead on tasks still looming.

Slow and steady, or something like that.

One thing at a time, or something like that.

You can do it!

Or something like that.

That was for both of us.

Anyway, I’ll wrap up this task and on to the next one. 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.
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#TuesdayThoughts: Blog potpourri

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Here is my Tuesday Mom Update, “However it comes, whatever it means.” And now Tuesday.

It’s wildly sunny, which feels appropriate for the summer solstice. I didn’t realize it had arrived already, it feels so soon.

It’s going to be hot again, close to a hundred degrees. But that’s nothing compared to the heat Republicans will face with the next January 6 committee hearing, which will begin in just over an hour, as of the time of this writing.

Hang on to your seats, as they say.

If you don’t have access to the hearings but are curious to follow along, you can always go over to my twitter account, I’ll be live-tweeting. These hearings have been fascinating, to say the very least.

And that’s it for this pretty scattered Tuesday. I hope you have a fantastic 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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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: Especially on a Monday.

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It’s sunny and summery. The good summery, not the sweltering kind. Though maybe you like the sweltering kind.

I am not a fan.

I’m trying to get myself going in an efficient way today, but for some reason the Mondayness of it all is pulling me back, slow, plodding.

But plodding is still forward. Especially on a Monday.

Especially on a Monday.

You probably know by now the answer I think will work is coffee. I should be making a second cup at this point and yet…I am just typing away. Well, typing away is a little bit of an exaggeration. Typing haltingly while trying to do two other things is more accurate.

Probably one thing at a time is the way to go. That’s really what I’m doing, anyway, little chunks of one thing at a time. And little chunks add up.

Anyway, that’s it for me today, I’m going to try to focus on two things at a time. Have a great 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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Admiring the view.

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Sometimes I think people forget how the internet works. It’s not like a physical space where someone can follow you around and pester you with insults.

Our personal little corners aren’t open to the public, aren’t required to welcome everyone regardless.

And yet.

Frequently you come across the types who get indignant when you don’t want to engage. As a woman, this is not new to me. The utter sense of entitlement they have to attack or berate me with the firm belief that I am obligated to listen.

In public, women do this because we are calculating our risk. It’s not “respect.” It’s not that person’s right or their due. We just want to get out of the situation intact and unharmed.

But.

Virtual spaces don’t carry that physical danger, and there are tools to make these men–inevitably they are men–disappear.

Poof.

It turns out I had one such man, though I didn’t know it. Incensed I had blocked him on twitter, he came here to berate me. Left an email address and everything.

To berate me.

But even WordPress seemed to know he didn’t deserve a platform on my platform; there it sat pending approval for weeks without my even knowing it was there.

Imagine that.

That angry, angry fly beating his wings against the screen, and here I was, oblivious, admiring the view.

The world has changed, and the bullies don’t like it. The rest of us are tickled. Let them writhe in their frustration, let them seethe.

It has nothing to do with us.

Have a great Friday and a fantastic weekend.

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.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Issues

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It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for a #ThursdayTen!

It might not always mean that, but for now it does. We’ll see.

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

EXACTLY ten words.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Their laser vision was becoming problematic, thought Finley to themself.

#WednesdayWisdom: Feel what you feel

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I, like the weather, am grumpy today. We’re supposed to get rain, but it’s not going to do anything for this soggy, stifling heat.

Nope, the day after tomorrow, the temperature will drop like a stone, more than 20 degrees. Perhaps close to 30.

Everything’s totally normal.

I’ve got another iced coffee brewing. One of the features of this coffeemaker I didn’t expect to enjoy as much as I do, at least once the weather turns muggy. But enjoy it I do.

How about that.

We all have our grumpy days, our days when we’re out of sorts, our days when the world seems to grate endlessly on a frayed nerve.

Even Mother Nature, apparently. She is not happy with us.

And you know what? That’s OK. Not the Mother Nature part, that’s a serious problem growing more serious, but the our emotions part.

Feel what you feel. You’ll feel better sooner than if you try to pretend it away.

And that’s it for me today. 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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Steamy

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First, my #MomUpdate, if you’re interested, “‘The meaning of life, the universe and everything.'”

And now Tuesday.

Yesterday we had a tornado warning complete with tornado sirens. On and on they went for about an hour or so, something we rarely hear here outside of their testing. Eventually the sky darkened completely and rain fell in almost solid sheets. You couldn’t tell which thunder what with which lightning strike.

And then it was over.

Today it’s wildly, wetly humid, and the temperature is supposed to climb steeply into the high 90s. I have the icemaker going.

I suspect I’m going to need the ice.

And in a few days, no doubt it will be back to cool. It’s hard to know what the weather is doing this time of year.

It’s hard to know what any of us are doing, really. Why should the weather be special?

Anyway, I’m going to get on with it, and by on with it, I mean corral the ice that’s accumulating and probably melting, just to go through the whole thing again.

Have a great Tuesday, and stay a pleasant temperature, whatever that means wherever you are.

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: How to empty.

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It’s a sunny cloudy day today, not sure which way it’s going. It’s too hot either.

Very moderate.

Today is one of those days when I have nothing much to say, which, I suppose, is still something to say. I feel like I have hit my maximum capacity.

I am full.

The question is how to empty.

I have every intention of watching the January 6 hearing I’ve recorded, but right now, the best I can do is drink my coffee and get the basics done. Honestly, I think that’s a lot for a Monday.

A slow Monday.

A sunny cloudy Monday.

Whatever yours is like, have a great 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.