#TuesdayThoughts Pick a post: Since you asked…

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First #ChatTuesday, “Perhaps you can also relate.” And now Tuesday.

After last week’s resounding success, and by “resounding success’ I mean I’m not sure anyone noticed, I’m again going to pick a random post from my twitter feed and use it as inspiration. Maybe next week it will be Spoutible.

We’ll see.

Anyway, today I will pick the seventh post in my feed, excluding my own posts. Let’s see if this works. I’m not sure what to do if it doesn’t.

I swear I didn’t cook the books.

Welp. I mean. I probably don’t want to share all my thoughts on this matter because this is the internet and the internet is is forever. It would have been very ironic if the very beast he apparently deliberately unleashed turned around and got him. And I can’t say that he’s done anything since to better anyone or anything, aside from his own net worth.

Let me put it this way, I wouldn’t have cried. I wouldn’t be sorry to see one less source of strife, derision and plain evil in the world.

He has created an environment where people feel free to be the very worst version of themselves. It’s incredible to me that people who call themselves Christian follow him at all, as he sounds a whole lot like the warnings of the devil.

When he does finally depart this earth, I suspect few will be sorry to see him go, the result of a life very poorly lived.

And that’s it for me for this Tuesday. Still not entirely sold on the new theme but this was kind of fun. Have a great day.

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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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#TuesdayThoughts: Pick a post Tuesday

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First, #ChatTuesday, “The mere act of acknowledgement.” And now Tuesday.

So as you probably know, I’ve been thinking of new themes for Tuesdays, and last week, on Wednesday, I randomly chose a tweet and used it as the inspiration for the post.

I’m going to try that today. This time, I will chose whatever is ninth in my feed, excluding my own tweets. Let’s go grab it!

Well here it is. And an interesting one it turned out to be.

The reason this is so fascinating is the right has been twisting itself into pretzels to try to equate the turning over of classified documents from the time President Biden was vice president to the search of trump’s “hotel.” Apparently Pres. Biden also consented to a search of his residence to be certain there were no more classified docs to be had.

Contrast that to repeatedly requesting the documents from trump, trump refusing, trump doing a partial handover, and eventually the government requiring a search warrant to enter his property. Interestingly, none of the articles I’ve seen have noted that distinction.

So now, with this Pence situation, the right is in a position to defend Pence while attacking Pres. Biden for exactly the same situation. Not that they’ve ever let hypocrisy get in the way of a good false equivalence.

The point is watch this space (well not mine literally, necessarily, but the whole issue) and think critically while reading stories that are trying to make two very different circumstances sound the same.

So that was a Pick a Post. What do you think?

I had fun.

And with that I wish you 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: Thinky

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First, this week’s #ChatTuesday, “The only way through is through.” And now Tuesday.

My ideas for new Tuesday themes have been underwhelming, at least to me, which is as far as they’ve gone because, well, underwhelming. Well, I’m sure I’ll get it eventually.

Possibly.

Maybe.

Maybe it doesn’t really matter and it’s just mental energy better spent elsewhere. Who knows.

Might as well ponder it more.

I’m proceeding onward with the yoga challenge, and it’s going. I’ll probably see it through but I’m not sure it’s hitting me in the way I really need. On the other hand, I’m feeling slightly more drawn to the mat, in terms of getting the day started.

I don’t know, yoga requires a lot of mental presence and that’s not where I am right now. Which is kind of funny when you think about it because how far can your mind go?

Very very very far, if you’re imaginative enough.

Anyway, that’s it for me this rainy Tuesday. Have a great day no matter your weather.

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: Specific realm.

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First #ChatTuesday, “And that’s some truth.” And now Tuesday Tuesday.

I still haven’t figured out a different format of post for the blog on Tuesdays. Since Friday is TV, there’s no sameness, but there’s a bit of one with Tuesday. It’s not that I don’t have a lot of thoughts, but how many of them do you want to read?

My ego hopes you said all of them. Though wait that could be a little creepy.

There’s got to be a good balance somewhere.

Anyway, it’s another sunny day and I think it’s a little warmer than yesterday. But as I said, you can’t tell just by looking, the January sun in Chicago is a trickster who will break your heart and freeze your face.

Still the sun is nice, even if it’s cold.

My adventures with Cricut continue, I used it in at least three completely different ways yesterday, it’s as easy to use as a printer but it cuts. I mean what more could you want.

I’m sure a lot of things but I mean in this specific realm.

Anyway, that’s it for me today. Have a marvelous 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: Used up?

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My focus on the new continues with #ChatTuesday, “What can you make happen?” And now Tuesday.

It’s completely gray and rainy today, or snowy but I think it’s rain. Maybe it’s just foggy?

Tough to tell.

It doesn’t really matter though because it’s out there and I’m in here. So that works for me.

And as I’m writing this post, I realized that I used up all of my thoughts today on the Chat Tuesday. I mean you’d think I’d have more, I’m always brimming with thoughts but today, the inside of my head seems quieter than usual.

Go figure.

So we’ll make it a super, super quick one today, and if you want more, check out the chat!

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.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
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#TuesdayThoughts: The smallest adjustments.

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First #ChatTuesday, “Broken wheel holidays.” And now Tuesday.

It’s very sunny today, and a little less cold which is a weird way to say it when you think that it means the temperature is a higher number. Or maybe I’m thinking about it too much.

I do that.

But at least it’s not below zero, so that’s a plus. Get it?

A plus?

I’m weird today. I mean weirder than usual. I got a decent amount of sleep, that must be why.

Anyway yesterday I set out to clean out the fridge and make granola and I am pleased to tell you I did both. I mean I took out the shelves and the glass from the shelves and the drawers and the effort was worth it, in the end.

The granola, on the other hand, is very easy, you just mix the stuff together in a bowl and then bake it on parchment (key: parchment), stirring once halfway through. And it’s so good in my yogurt.

Since I took out that shelf in my cabinet with my baking pans, it’s made it so much easier. I made caramel nut bars and a very simple fudge, and it was nothing to find the pans I needed, versus when they were all stacked. For the granola, big baking pan out, big baking pan in, all without removing other pans to get to them.

The smallest adjustments can make a difference. And you don’t have to do them all at once. One thing at a time. They add up.

Anyway that’s it for me today. 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.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird and FREE!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Just get it done.

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First, #ChatTuesday, “Things we don’t understand.” And now Tuesday.

The sky is looking pretty ominous right now. We’re not supposed to get snow until Thursday, something I had no idea about until my friend Sherry (HI!) warned me over on Twitter. I blithely said “oh I don’t think so” and then looked at the forecast.

Dramatic for sure.

And now it looks like it wants to get going early. I am not on board.

Yet somehow I don’t think the weather is going to listen to me. Weird, right?

So obstinate.

The last several days I’ve had things to do and at some point I realized if I tried to do them perfectly, they’d never be done. Perfection is a very cruel siren, always beckoning.

Always bashing you against the rocks.

That’s my gift to you this week, if you need outside permission. Don’t worry about perfection.

Just get it done.

And with that, this post is now done. 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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#TuesdayThoughts: Elaborate magic trick

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First, #ChatTuesday, “Quiet corner of calm.” And now on to Tuesday!

I don’t know if it’s raining or snowing or all of the above or none of the above but it’s one of those heavy cloud days, which seems appropriate somehow. It’s a heavy feeling this week, I don’t know if it’s just me.

Or if it’s everyone,

Of course this time of year was bound to be tough for me, at least last year when my mom was sick, I could get her things or pick a gift for her.

This year there will be no gifts.

Not for her, not for my brother, but that’s one of those things no one can do a thing about. We can only accept it and move on, but when you think about the actions behind those words, it all seems like an elaborate magic trick.

Today I’m fresh out of magic.

Oh well.

Things are changing, as they always do, and I’m not entirely thrilled about that either. As if you couldn’t tell by now.

So I’m going to go grump my way through the day, or reread my Quiet corner of calm post to try to get back into that headspace, one or the other.

And you have a fantastic 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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#TuesdayThoughts: Less metaphor, more literal description.

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First, #ChatTuesday, “Cacophony of baking dreams.” And now Tuesday.

It’s foggy out, at least that’s what I think it is, it could be rain. Probably not snow, though that’s what I thought it was at first. But it’s too warm.

Today is one of those gotta run days, things to do beyond the norm and that always makes this space feel different to me. Like there’s a little ticking clock next to the page, which, when you think about it there really is so that’s less metaphor and more literal description.

Still it feels different to me than when the amount of time we spend here together is completely open to whatever thoughts flit by.

Well, not today.

Today we will be precise, which I just spelled “prices” so I think we both know that’s extremely unlikely. Today it we will be as always are, I guess, a quick but meaningful hello in a sea of everything else.

It’s how things work around here, I suppose.

We do what we can do in the time allotted to do it, and the reality is that we can do no more than that. We can probably do less.

But we can do no more.

So let’s not put the pressure on ourselves to do otherwise.

And have a fabulous 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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#TuesdayThoughts or #TuesdayVibes? Hmm.

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First things first, #ChatTuesday! This week it’s “When it did hit me.” And now on to Tuesday.

Still thinking about a different tone for over here than Chat Tuesday, and I’m wondering if moving to Tuesday Vibes is the way to go. Though honestly I don’t really know the difference.

I thought the vibes were supposed to be more positive, but I’m not sure.

We could do with a guaranteed positive post once a week. Would I be in a position to write it?

Maybe. It might be good for all of us.

We’ll see.

We were told it would rain today, but here it is, sunny as anything, a few streaky clouds in the sky but not the kind that rain. Maybe that’s rain way down on the horizon.

It’s really too difficult to tell.

I’m moving a little faster and a little better than I was yesterday, metaphorically speaking. In terms of the moving. That’s metaphorical.

Can’t say my clarity is up though. Apparently.

Anyway, that’s it for me today. Have a fantastic Tuesday, with a lot of the positive. See? Not so hard.

Ish.

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
See what I’m writing on Medium.