#FridayThoughts: Overflowing

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It’s brightly sunny and cooler today, true May rather than true August, though May is not hanging around for much longer. Some of the restrictions will be lifted next week.

We’ll see how that goes.

It’s been a long haul, and with so many people uncommitted, it seems this is not going away. Not great, that’s for sure.

Not great.

We’ll just have to remain cautious, remain vigilant, and get rid of this regime in November, as we won’t survive any longer.

Though I just got an email that my salon is reopening. With a whole lot of restrictions. Still, I think I’ll have to try to get in. We have to sign a waiver for a service, though.

Ah, this weird new world.

And in some ways, same very old world, where oppression is the hobby of those with power. That’s tough to escape right now.

Anyway that’s me for the week. Have as great a Friday as you can 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!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt: Thoughts

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Photo by Streetwindy on Pexels.com

It’s ten word photo prompt time! Using the photo above as a writing prompt, create a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

Ready?

Here’s mine:

Condensation formed as she contemplated the end of the world.

#WednesdayWisdom: None to spare

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It’s been a long short week, and I thought it was Thursday this morning. It is not Thursday this morning.

The weather turned hot, and I can’t get the temperature right, I’m too hot or too cold, and the news of the world shows no signs of improvement.

I’d say my mood today is glum. Fitting, I think, given the state of things.

It’s weird how people have just decided the pandemic is not a thing, and 100,000 people dead or not, off they go to be normal, with a great big shrug to life or death.

As long as it’s someone else’s life or death.

That doesn’t bode well for humanity.

I told you I had no wisdom to spare today. Or to even fill my own cup a quarter of the way. I guess that will happen in the apocalypse.

Anyway, have as great a Wednesday, which isn’t Thursday, as you can.


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: Take a break

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My mind is filled with non-bloggy things, so today I suggest you read my books. Start with Aunty Ida, she’d know how to get us out of this place.

After getting us into it first.

#MondayThoughts: And onward yet

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Here we are at the far end of May, Memorial Day. When we started this month it felt like it would last forever, yet another stretch of sheltering in place.

But it was gone in a blur, a series of slides of the view from my window, a collection of lounging clothes.

Outside today it is blue and green and dotted with what remains of the flowering trees, my favorite part of spring, missed until next year. Parks are still closed, as they should be, I was walking on Saturday and people crowded the sidewalks, many without masks despite the requirements.

I don’t know when or if this will ever end, not with the packed scenes online, people on boardwalks and in pools, jammed together defiantly.

We’ve entered a realm where reality is not reality, and the masses agree, whatever you think is what it is, until it’s not.

Meanwhile, a moment to honor the men and women who have lost their lives in service to this country, and the many who have lost their lives needlessly at the hands of this regime.

Have a peaceful Memorial 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.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt: Messages

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Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com

It’s THURSDAY! And time for a ten word photo prompt! Using the picture above, write a ten word story.

Exactly ten words.

Ready?

Here’s mine:

Knot fuzzing transmission, he heard “ignite” not “hang tight.”

Oops.

#WednesdayWisdom: Well THAT was an adventure

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Today was grocery shopping, for me and my parents, but they are getting a lot of stuff delivered, which really makes it easier for me. Still, I know what they like and what they’ve mentioned that doesn’t make it onto the list, and what might brighten this quarantine for them.

The store was pretty empty, and people kept their distance, which was nice. I had a bunch of coupons from the Monopoly contest I couldn’t use and managed to give them to someone in the parking lot.

Score.

Smooth sailing, right? So I drop off the groceries, I’m talking to my dad outside their building and there’s this huge BANG. He says a car blew a tire, and as we watched, it hit one parked car, driving it onto the sidewalk, and then crashed into another.

We went over to see if the driver was OK, a jogger was already there. The man behind the wheel was shaking, and I asked if he needed medical attention, and he said yes.

So we called for an ambulance, and it took a while so we each separately tried again, and finally it arrived, right after the fire truck.

And that was where we left it, because then we were in the way, and I still had groceries in the car.

Remember the groceries?

I had to go a very long way around to get home, only to realize I forgot to give my mom her flowers. Sigh.

I turned back and handed them off to my dad on the far side of their building, since the front was blocked.

So the smooth trip turned extra bumpy. I also discovered I have my parents’ blueberries and peaches.

Double sigh.

I mean, I thought it was an adventure in these days of nothingdom. Anyway, I hope you have a much smoother rest of your 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.