Mildly Monday

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So this morning it was brightly sunny.

And then it rained.

And then it was sunny.

And now it’s cloudy but bright, possibly about to rain again.

Today has no idea what it wants to be. But we’re all like that sometimes, I guess the weather gets a turn too.

I had a weekend largely away from the interwebs, and I can’t say that I minded. I went to an art fair yesterday, out in the sunshine and the muddy, squishy fields.

Probably shouldn’t have worn my new shoes. Alas.

And here we are with a new week and a new perspective. Or sort of a new perspective. Maybe mostly the old perspective.

Hmm, it seems the weather’s mood is catching.

I hope you have the loveliest of Mondays.


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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Ten Word Photo Prompt: Mirrored

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(Photo by Tobias Bjørkli from Pexels)

So back to our ten word photo writing prompt! In exactly ten words, write a story about the above photo. You can have a title, just don’t go overboard.

Especially not into that water. It looks chilly.

OK, here’s mine:

She flipped the sea and sky, but no one noticed.

#AtoZChallenge: Lackadaisical

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Before we talk about how I am it, can we talk about what a great word “lackadaisical” is? Despite being nearly impossible to spell?

It is, itself, nearly musical in its tumbling lazily toward its finish. Lackadaisical. It’s careless and it doesn’t care.

Which, I suppose, is the crux of being careless.

I, on the other hand, do care, but I also nearly forgot to blog today. Just as I nearly forgot it was #AccountaClub yesterday.

Wherever the ball is, I am not on it.

But I may have made a discovery. I was talking toothpaste with my father, as one does. He’s a doctor, and I told him that the one I use has potassium nitrate in it.

Nitrate.

Which is a migraine trigger. “Eureka!” he exclaimed.

Well, he didn’t really but it makes for a better story.

Is it possible that my scrupulous oral hygiene has set me up for these headaches? We’ll soon see. I’ve changed the toothpaste.

Don’t worry though, my lackadaisiality doesn’t extent to brushing my teeth.


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.

#AtoZChallenge: Computer

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( Photo by slon_dot_pics from Pexels)

Here we are on day 3 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, and SOMEONE is having some computer glitches. Not to name any names.

(It’s me.)

And though I could easily still write and post my blog with a manual fix, no, I have just spent an amount of time I refuse to calculate trying to find the missing setting.

(OK, you got me, 45 minutes. That’s right. 45.)

I guess I’m having one of those days where one small frustration morphs into another and another, until suddenly the entire day is frustration. It happens.

It’s patently unfair that we can’t control everything. If we could control everything, it would be so much easier. Although maybe it wouldn’t because while we like to think we’d always get things right, humans have the notorious trait of not doing that.

Meanwhile, by putting that frustration aside and just getting to it, my post is done. A lesson in that perhaps?

Who knows. I’m off to tinker with my computer. It will be fixed.

Frustration or no.


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.

#AtoZChallenge: AAAAANNNND away we go!

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(Image By SheltieBoy – Flickr: AKC Helena Fall Dog Show 2011, CC BY 2.0, Link)

It’s April, and with April comes the A to Z blogging challenge! I know many of you are familiar with the challenge because we met doing it (hi guys!) but in case you don’t, during the month of April you blog six days a week, each post relating to a letter of the alphabet, A through Z.

And the best part is you visit all the other blogs who are also doing the challenge. It’s fun, and I realized while signing up that this is my fifth year.

Time flies.

This year will have a bit of an extra complication, as I will try to keep up our ten word photo prompts and #AccountaClub. That should be fun. So make sure you’re here on Thursday and Friday to see how I twist myself into a pretzel to fit the letter (hmm. Pretzel begins with a P. Noted).

Essentially here you’ll get my random thoughts as usual, only in alphabetical order this month. And an extra post on Saturdays.

Yay!

If you’re new here, hi and welcome! And if not, it’s so nice to have you back!

So, A to Zers…how are you feeling about this year’s challenge?


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.

#AccountaClub Friday, March 29, 2019

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I’m out of order?! YOU’RE OUT OF ORDER!

Just kidding. It’s me.

I decided to get some laundry done this morning, and thus I’m posting later. I like a little flexibility with my blogging time, I may experiment on days when the morning is more opportune for other things, so watch this space. But maybe at a different time.

It’s AccountaClub time! Let’s talk about our weeks. I’ll go first, for obvious reasons, namely if you go first there will be no post to go first on.

OK, so writing is eh, I’ve been doing some research to try to figure out how to make my project that disappointed me better. It was a bit helpful, but I need more of that.

I’m doing laundry so I’m going to count that.

And exercise was great, five days, five workouts and that’s the full month of March! When I do a full month, I am rewarding myself with something exercise-y. For January, I got myself a new pair of yoga pants; for February it was headbands.

We’ll see for March.

So that was my week. How was yours?


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.

So we meet again

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Ever decide to look at something on Amazon and end up down the rabbit hole of endless pages of slightly-different versions? It can prove maddening.

Of course I shouldn’t have been on Amazon in the first place, I had some drama with an item that was allegedly shipped in February but never arrived. I have doubts it was ever shipped at all.

I tried contacting the seller, heard nothing, and then contacted Amazon on Twitter, then chat, and then suddenly, miraculously, the seller responded and issued a refund. Or so they said, I haven’t checked yet.

I probably should have done that while on Amazon.

Just checked. I see no evidence of a refund, despite the claim it was issued. So we’ll see.

Ah, Amazon.

Meanwhile, be very careful of third-party sellers. You have fewer protections and there are many unscrupulous people out there. I don’t know if I’d use one again, and I used to be one.

Enough of that. Monday.

My Amazon rabbit hole took up a huge chunk of the morning. It’s weird how conveniences can be so inconvenient.

It’s a bright day that looks like it could be spring, but that whole “out like a lamb thing” doesn’t seem to be on the way. It’s under 40 degrees today. Come on, weather.

So I’ve had a morning of starts-but-not-finishes, and I should probably correct that. Have a great Monday.


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.