#TuesdayThoughts eventually

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You know those days when you start one task but that task leads to another task and THAT task leads to another task?

Yeah, like that.

I wanted to write at my revamped desk, but the file cabinet drawer got stuck open AGAIN. I hate that file cabinet, it is beyond annoying but I haven’t replaced it because I get sticker shock every time I look at the cost of new ones. Why are they so expensive?

It seems unfair. Nothing so boring should ever be so costly.

So I struggled with that, and struggled with it and eventually got it but then couldn’t get the stuff that was in the drawer back into the drawer and frankly I’d love to put caution tape over the whole thing and pretend it never happened.

I came across some of my comedy sketches and I’ve got to tell you, they’re tedious. They are meta in a way that only I and perhaps one other person on the planet would enjoy and I don’t think that’s the way to get to comedy.

So a little additional opposite-of-sunshine in already less than sunshiny day.

Metaphorically only, though.

Outside it’s super sunny. Gorgeous, really.

So I am hoping that my afternoon leaves me open for lots of creativity but nothing like those sketches, wow, those never should have happened.

I hope you have a great 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!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Around we go

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Sometimes I feel like time is circular. MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday

And here we are back to Tuesday. Still Tasks ahead, the capital kind, not the minor kind, but the kind that need to be done, nonetheless. Or more important than nonetheless.

There are signs of spring outside, real ones, I think, or maybe I’m being optimistic. The ground is still muddy and brown, the grass last year’s dead growth, but maybe, just maybe there’s a hint of green to it.

It’s sunny today, and with a high of not so cold, maybe winter will be shrugged off after all.

That’s it for me for today, but I hope you have a great Tuesday, and I hope spring is near for you, if that’s your season now.


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.

#TuesdayThoughts: Distraction

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(Photo by FOX from Pexels)

I was looking for a banner, but decided they are just silly given how overpriced they are. It’s a banner. Why should it be pricey?

You use it once, probably.

So I’m going to make one. And I’m so filled with plans to make one that I am having trouble sitting here doing my blog instead of checking out how hard it is to cut out the font I chose.

I thought it looked easy. I could be wrong.

Can’t wait to find out.

It’s funny how many things there are that seem more fun than the task at hand. Life seems to be a lot like that.

And the universe handed me a gift: a phone call. I got most of the letters cut out, three more to go. Is it as fun as I thought it would be?

Of course it is.

Nothing like an emergency craft project to divert attention from, well, everything.

Yet again it’s bitterly cold and brightly sunny. If you didn’t check the temperature before you went outside, you’d get a terrible shock in the form of a wind that feels like the ghosts of the Arctic on a sightseeing tour.

That could be what it is, who are we to say?

Anyway, I have much Tuesday to do and less Tuesday in which to do it. 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Most snails are faster

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So today I am 0% more awake than yesterday. I’m so much not awake that I didn’t even hesitate to make the second cup of coffee.

I’m a wild rebel.

Wild. Rebellious. That’s me.

Of course if you know me at all, you’re probably laughing as hard as physics allows, which is, I guess your right.

It’s another gray day, with those small, tiny angry snowflakes that always mean business. Not sure if it’s supposed to amount to much, I guess we’ll see.

And today is the mayoral election here in Chicago. I have to admit I’m not bowled over by any particular candidate, and am actively leery of several, so…this should be interesting.

I don’t expect anyone to get a clear majority, though, so it should go to a runoff.

Gotta tell you, cup two of coffee isn’t doing its thing. I thought we had a deal.

I’m getting ready to muddle through the day and go do my civic duty. Voting is always important.

Always.

Meanwhile, I hope your Tuesday is effective and productive.


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.

#TuesdayThoughts, I guess

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Yesterday’s headache seems mostly abated, which is good. I don’t like the molasses feeling of slow thinking. It’s much better when my mind is sharp.

I like it sharp.

Behind today, though, for some reason. Got caught up in a little tidying, though there is yet more to do.

There always is.

It’s Tuesday, and it’s sunny and it feels like something is the air. If you were thinking spring, it’s definitely not spring, winter is holding fast and enjoying its moment.

An attention hog, is winter.

A quick one today, I think I’m going to have some tea and get myself ready for some writing and editing. I’m going to need an extra boost.

I hope you’re having a wildly successful 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.

#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.

#TuesdayThoughts include why am I having so much trouble typing today.

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My fingers are all tangled or something, because I am not typing very accurately this morning. I’ve had my coffee.

I have no excuses.

Still adjusting to the keyboard I’m using in the desk, so maybe that’s part of it. It’s very fancy, but I’m not sure I like the touch of it.

Which is what happens whenever I start with a new keyboard, so…I’m fickle

At least about keyboards.

I shifted it a little, I wonder if that will be a plus or a minus.

We’ll see.

Accuracy hasn’t improved, though.

Took me three times to get through “though.”

Aside from my typing troubles, we’ve got bright, lying sunshine, as it’s about 9 degrees and not likely to get much warmer. This week, weather-wise, is supposed to be the stuff of weather legends.

Not in a good way, though.

Strike that on the sunshine, the clouds are coming in. They don’t look like they mean business, only like they want to add a little gloom to the cold. It’s not like that isn’t the right tone to set.

I’m still awaiting the arrival of my desk lamp, which will make it so much easier to work once it gets dark, but I’ve got to say, even with my makeshift chair with it’s makeshift padding (old yoga mats have many uses!) this is already a vast improvement on my previous writing situation.

Still not sold on the keyboard though.

I hope your Tuesday has fewer typos than mine. Onward we go.


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.