#TuesdayThoughts: Swift summer

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Welp, it’s Tuesday. It’s definitely, definitely Tuesday.

So we have that.

Now’s probably the time to tell you I’ve thought it was Wednesday repeatedly today. Time is weird.

It’s a blue-gray day today, the colors already fading into the sepias of August. Summer is so strange, it’s always in a rush, the days tripping over one another.

Not like winter’s slow, languid, frigid saunter.

Nope. Summer is aflutter, a tangle of gangly limbs running wildly under a hot golden sun.

So what are you doing reading this post? Go enjoy it, if you can. And have a wonderful Tuesday.


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#TuesdayThoughts: Moods in moody.

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The weather and I are moody today. It’s nice when that happens, when you feel like the whole sky gets it.

But then there are the juvenile birds soaring with the joy of their recently mastered flying I can see from my window and honestly, that’s not terrible. Around and around they go, just to prove that they can, like teenagers with shiny new driver’s licenses.

Maybe not all of the moods in moody are bad.

I’m into my second cup of coffee and I still wouldn’t call myself fully awake. I had the kind of dreams that leave you tired, crammed with details and actions. And here I am thinking sleep should be restful.

Silly me.

It’s quiet though, today, it seems like that endless construction is constructed, and the rest of the world is taking its cues from the heavy sky. Meanwhile, I think I’ll try to sort myself out, one feeling at a time.

Have a great Tuesday. I typed “Monday,” but I think it’s too late for that. Though I hope it was.


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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#TuesdayThoughts: Unexpected benefits

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I love it when a plan comes together. My plan was a little scattered, but this morning in culminated in two lovely cups of iced coffee.

Yup.

Iced coffee.

It may not sound that exciting now that I say it, but with the temperatures this summer already hitting sweaty highs, an easy iced coffee sounded like heaven. And now I can do that.

Woo-hoo.

My fridge doesn’t make chilled water or ice, there’s no way to connect a water line. So when the temperatures rise, I either have to remember to chill water and make ice, or make do.

But I got a countertop ice maker–not that super-expensive one, mind you, but a much, much cheaper one–and an item with such an unglamorous purpose made a universe of difference.

I don’t ration ice when I make it now, because if I need more, it’s not hours but minutes. A whole cup full for iced coffee?

No problem.

It helps that my new coffeemaker has an iced coffee setting, and it really got the whole thing going, when I think about it. One leaky, broken coffeemaker can lead to so many new things.

Whatever that leaky, broken coffeemaker may be.

And with that, I am off. Have a great Tuesday.


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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: When did granola bars get so complicated?

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I decided I wanted to have some granola bars on hand. No problem, I think, I will just choose among the ten thousand available kinds.

Only.

Almost all of them have something I can’t eat. Or they’re over 200 calories which, to me, seems like a lot for a granola bar. I could have an ice cream for that, and a good one.

Sigh.

Let’s be honest, they’re basically very textured candy bars. Oh well.

It was rainy this morning, and it looks like it’s clearing, but I can’t be sure. The rain has done the grass good, the swaths of yellow are turning green again, and it once again looks like early summer. It’s cool, too, mid-seventies if the weather app is to be believed, which it isn’t always.

I’m on my second cup of coffee, going cup by cup, and here, with the morning mostly gone, I am finally feeling more integrated into the day. A little bit of a contrast from yesterday.

Anyway, that’s it for me. I hope you have a wonderful 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.
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#TuesdayThoughts: I really identify with my old coffee grinder.

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I’ve got to stop spending money. There are all these sales, and throughout the pandemic I bought little besides the essentials. Now we’re opening up again and I want stuff.

Not sure how healthy it is. Although it is healthy for the economy, so there’s that.

It’s cloudy today and weather apps are at odds over whether it will rain. I think it will, it has that feel about it today, but who knows. It’s cooler than it’s been.

I don’t mind it.

I’ve settled into my new coffeemaker, and I’m wondering if I should start grinding beans again. I used to, but it didn’t make much of a difference with the previous one I had, and now my previous grinder is available. I’d given it to my dad when I stopped using it, but I got him a new one for Father’s Day because I dropped this one and it still works but you have to hold it closed.

I feel a kinship.

Aren’t we all missing a latch or two at this point? Are any of us in mint condition these days?

Probably not.

Though some have been widely refurbished.

Good for you if that floats your boat.

Anyway, that’s it for me with a very random post. 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.
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#TuesdayThoughts: Tired of opinions.

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Well Monday attacked my coffee maker, and it didn’t survive the confrontation. I’ll have a new one by Wednesday, Amazon willing, but until then I have resorted to scavenged parts. It’s OK.

Not great, but OK.

It’s another sunny day, a few puffy clouds mainly for illustrative purposes only, and the construction is back at it, hammering, hammering, hammering away. That’s fun.

Oh now they’re slamming something. I hope it’s not each other.

Or maybe I hope it is, it would definitely eventually quiet things down.

I just realized that I’m tired of people’s opinions. With social media, every thought a person has can be expressed at any second of the day. Reality is bent to the will of those who chose to manipulate it, and their versions aren’t always questioned.

It’s tiresome.

Of course, as I write this the irony that it’s my opinion is not lost. But I like my opinions, I find them interesting.

And that is probably the problem.

We find our opinions interesting.

Who knows, maybe it’s my not-quite-coffee talking. Maybe it’s the last five years talking.

Or maybe opinions really are annoying.

What do you think?

(See? Inescapable.) Anyway, have a great Tuesday, I’m off to keep my opinions to myself. And of course we both know that’s not going to happen.

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: Middle of the night thoughts

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At some point in the middle of the night, I had this post all planned out. It was brilliant.

Probably.

But now it’s gone. That’s the thing about those middle of the night thoughts. One minute they’re there, vivid and clear and feeling indelible, and the next, poof!

They’ve vanished.

So whatever insight I planned to share, it’s now floating in the ether. Perhaps you’ll find it there.

There’s construction again today, careless loud thunks, disembodied voices, occasional drilling. It’s become a kind of insistent background now. Gotta adapt, I guess.

That’s kind of how it goes. Like one big boxing match. Sometimes you land the punch. Sometimes the punch lands on you. And sometimes, like Floyd Mayweather, you just float out of the way.

And that’s it for me this Tuesday. 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!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Quick blurt

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I think it’s sunny today and warming up. At least in theory, I’m still chilly. I wasn’t behind when I started writing this, but then stuff happened and here we are.

Here we are.

I really want another cup of coffee, but I’m pushing it, given the time. Normally when I do the second cup, it’s earlier, because later and it interferes with sleep. And I seem to be doing fine with interfering with my sleep on my own.

Thus the need for another cup of coffee.

It’s quite a cycle.

Anyway, that’s it for me today, apparently I don’t have much interesting to add to the ether, at least right now. 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 and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: “Maybe they know more about it than I do.”

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Another day of rain roulette, maybe it will, maybe it won’t. So far it hasn’t.

I’ve downed my coffee and yet I’m no more awake for it, perhaps a second cup is in order. Or maybe not. Today seems like a day of fluidity and focusing on the moment.

Or maybe I don’t feel like making another cup. Either one is possible.

I think I’m finally coming out of permanent high alert mode, and I know I’m not the only one. People are edgy and grumpy and sick of everything. EVERYTHING.

And reactionary. The automatic response to anything they don’t understand is that it is in somehow in service to trump and his cronies, that somehow he still has power.

He doesn’t and it isn’t.

President Biden and the Executive Branch can’t fix everything in five minutes. It took four years to liquify our government into the gelatinous mess trump left. And they’re still figuring out what he did.

So instead of yielding to the conditioning of our national nightmare, take a breath and think “maybe they know more about it than I do.” And watch a video of goats. Or cats. Or oatmeal.

Whatever.

You do you.

And 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 and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Slow to start

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It’s another day when I can’t tell if it’s sunny or cloudy, and that seems appropriate given my mood. Ambivalence feels like the theme of the day.

I slept last night, but with these wildly vivid dreams whose details escape me now. Just flashes remain, yet I know they were strenuous at the time.

Strenuous dreams seem like something that shouldn’t exist.

So I guess I’m a little tired today, which probably explains my lack of oomph. Or definitely explains my lack of oomph.

That said, after several days of weather-induced migraines, I’m ready to Get Things Done.

Capitals all around.

So I’m going to get started on, well, everything. 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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.