#WednesdayWisdom: Sometimes mock a troll.

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I’ve mocked several trolls in the last 12 hours or so. Most of the time I block them and move on with my life, but maybe I’m ornery right now.

Got to get the frustration out somehow.

Thanks for getting in my way, people who deserve it.

Besides, they weren’t even MY trolls so I consider it a public service. It did kind of eat up my morning though.

Oh well.

Sometimes I am too slow-moving in the morning, despite my best intentions. I think the whole situation is really taking a toll, and maybe there’s a little avoidance as well.

Aunty Ida would say yes.

Aunty Ida would say a lot of things.

It’s a blazingly sunny day, the kind we’re supposed to have in Chicago’s October, though there’s not much October left to have it.

Typical.

And that’s me for this Wednesday. Have a marvelous 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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#WednesdayWisdom: But at least I have cute flamingo socks.

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Somehow it’s Wednesday again. How, I’m not sure. The days are very blurry lately.

It’s sunny today, like it’s supposed to be around here in October, but I think the chill has settled in. Which is to be expected.

I’m well into the sameness of days, so many piled on top of each other, I’m not sure how they disappear. Must be quicksand.

I kind of hope it’s not quicksand.

But at least I have cute flamingo socks.

I guess that’s what I have for you today. No matter what is going on, no matter how wearing, not matter how bright or dim, you can always bring something into your day to make you smile.

Always.

In my case, these socks.

It will be another day of unknowing and sitting and waiting and watching, but through it all, there will be flamingoes on my feet.

Have a great Wednesday.


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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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#WednesdayWisdom: You don’t always have to listen to your brain.

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Granted, this sounds like it could be the advice of Aunty Ida, but I swear there’s no sci-fi aspect to this one. Well maybe a little.

Basically very little sci-fi.

This whole morning, no matter what it was time to do–get up, work out, brush my teeth, make breakfast–my brain screamed “I don’t wanna.”

Not one part of it.

“I don’t wanna.”

But I got up, I worked out, I brushed my teeth, I made breakfast. Thing by thing, I plodded through, regardless of what the voice in my head said.

And I still don’t wanna. I don’t want to get ready to go, I don’t want to drive for an hour, I don’t want to participate in the ritual which has become the routine.

I don’t wanna.

But I’m gonna.

I hope all the things you’re gonna do are done easily. 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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#WednesdayWisdom: The world keeps turning

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Well it’s Wednesday, which is about the best I can say for it. It’s not it’s fault, it’s mine, I’m probably not at my intellectual best.

Understandably, I’m sure.

It’s another sunny day, another one when it could be 60 degrees or it could be 80 degrees and there’s no real way to know by just looking at it. I could check the weather though.

Modern conveniences.

As I muck onward, weary, uncertain, I’m groping in my empty bag of tricks for something to illuminate your Wednesday, as has become our habit. And I guess what I have today is this:

The earth never stops turning.

I mean if it did, I think it would be a huge problem. Huge. I’m not entirely sure but I suspect, if it suddenly halted, like unseatbelted people in a car that stops moving, we would fly, fly, fly off and perhaps into space.

Perhaps not.

But it doesn’t. Round and round it goes, in this seemingly infinite universe in which our planet is just one in decillions of decillions, spinning around stars so numerous they form almost a solid carpet from our lonely distance.

Maybe the indifference of the universe is upsetting. Maybe it’s a comfort to know our problems are microscopic in the face of all that endless enormity.

Either way, round and round we go.

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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#WednesdayWisdom: Strange days.

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It’s rainy today, and much colder than it’s been. Given the chill inside the hospital, it may be my first sweater day of the year.

It had to come some time.

What strikes me right now is how things seem rocky for a lot of people, and not minorly rocky either. Big, undulating, treacherous waves jostling us, disorienting us.

Like the aftershocks of the last year, our attention focused in a singular direction, and suddenly the rest caught up with us.

“Hello,” it says, in that menacing, I’ve been waiting kind of way.

Indeed it has.

So if you, like me, are having at time of it right now, know you are not alone.

And if you, like me, are waiting for the seas to calm, I’m waving to you from my boat.

And if you, unlike me, are basking in glassy waters with turquoise skies overhead, enjoy them, because I know, without your even telling me, that you deserve them.

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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#WednesdayWisdom: Gray days aren’t always about the weather

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I think it’s sunny today, though I wouldn’t commit one way or another. For me, the world is flat and gray.

This time is a terrible time.

I know I’m even writing this more for me than for you, because in your world maybe the sky is extra bright, maybe the flowers extra vibrant.

Genuinely, I hope so.

But for me, there is only uncertainty and possible certainty looming. And I don’t like it at all.

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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#WednesdayWisdom: Barrel bottoms

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Back around to Wednesday, the days all a blurry lump. Yesterday was a tough day.

A long, tough day.

Sometimes I feel brimming with insight, but the last few weeks, I’ve definitely hit that bottom of the barrel. Next thing you know I’ll be telling you not to take any wooden nickels.

I mean, you shouldn’t.

They’re not legal tender.

But that doesn’t seem like a relevant piece of advice.

Right now I’m just trying to keep my head above water, and it’s a major challenge. The constant uncertainty, the world of shifting sand, makes it very difficult.

There’s not much wisdom for that.

So I’m going to Wednesday it up. Have a good one.


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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#WednesdayWisdom: Thin on the ground.

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No idea what the weather’s like today, I don’t even have the blinds open, as I’ll be leaving for the hospital shortly. Maybe you know by now or maybe you don’t, but my mom is there after having a stroke. You can read about it here.

So my wisdom is a little thin on the ground right now.

But I guess I will say this. We have no idea what’s coming, what’s around the corner. Sometimes it’s good.

It seems like, in life, most of the time it’s bad.

But we can only do one thing at a time. Take one step at a time. We cannot spread ourselves out in all directions.

So when things get awful as they seem to frequently do, be kind to yourself. Be kind to your body.

And in the immortal words of Dory, “Just keep swimming.”

This is for me as much as you.

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.

#WednesdayWisdom: Not all surprises are good surprises

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I’ve had some family stuff come up suddenly, so I can make no promises about about posts for the next few days. There may be a ten word prompt tomorrow…

And there may not.

That’s how it goes sometimes.

Meanwhile, I hope you have a good 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.

#WednesdayWisdom: Just not seeing the rain.

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I think it’s raining. It sounds like rain and looks like rain, I’m just not seeing the rain.

So much how it goes.

It’s like that, isn’t it, that there are times you are certain something is true, and yet you don’t have the proof. And then there are people who are certain some things are true despite the endless proof to the contrary.

Right now, those people are killing people. And no matter how much they don’t want to hear it, the facts are the the facts.

You may not see the rain, but the rain is there.

We all have our blind spots. Most of them don’t end with ventilators.

Anyway, that’s me for Wednesday. 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.