#FridayThoughts: Nuclear

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Well it turns out it’s Friday. And what a rollercoaster of a week.

The news has been intense, with information coming out last night that some of the documents trump took and refused to return contain nuclear secrets. That’s not very reassuring.

And this morning, Republicans went on TV to tell everyone it’s not a big deal.

Not. A. Big. Deal.

These people who scrutinized John Podesta’s recipes for signs of classified information think it’s fine for trump to take our government secrets by the truck full and then refuse to turn them over when they were subpoenaed.

And hide them for the first search back in June.

Personally I think the possible sale of nuclear information is a big deal and a bad thing, but we are living in a post-truth bizarro world.

Meanwhile it’s gray today, I don’t know if we’re supposed to get rain but my energy levels are fluctuating. I would like to write more on Medium which means I hope you’ll read more on Medium but I have to work out the details.

I don’t know if you’ve had the kind of week where taking care of one thing leads to problems with another, but I’m feeling more tired than I probably need to. I think part of it is the constant fighting to keep reality reality.

Anyway that’s it for me this week, I hope you have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.

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Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
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#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Busted.

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Shinsuke Ikegame, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Could I help myself? No, my friends, I could not. It’s THURSDAY and time for a #ThursdayTen!

Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

While this week’s image MIGHT have been inspired by current events, of course the creativity is up to you!

With the reminder that this space is my own and I am free to allow or not allow whatever I choose.

Ready? Here’s mine:

For us, it was only the beginning.

For him?

The end.

#WednesdayWisdom: Dance a little

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It’s been a clunky kind of week. News-wise we’re getting some really great stuff, but personally people seem to be having a rough time. Me included, but that’s my normal these days.

But one thing, I’ve found, can break the bouts of gloom. Dancing bursts.

Even just one song. I’ve been doing dance workouts on youtube too, those really get me going in the morning when I feel slow.

I’m still doing daily yoga, now not always with a guided practice. Sometimes I do my own thing for however long strikes me. It does give me a few minutes to ground myself.

But in terms of renewed energy and getting a little movement in as well, dancing is the best bet.

And the thing is it doesn’t matter if you’re good at it or bad at it or feel ridiculous.

Who cares?

You can literally dance like no one’s watching because no one’s watching. Unless someone’s watching then this isn’t really applicable but you get the idea.

Anyway, that’s it for me today. I hope you dance through 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 and FREE!
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#TuesdayThoughts: Other half of velcro shoes.

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First things first, my #MomUpdate, “I’m human Jenga.” And on to Tuesday.

Everything is frustrating, including the things that are supposed to be easy. I’m irritated and sleep-deprived and I want some things to work out.

Why does that seem like such a huge ask?

Sure, I’m absolutely tickled by the search of Mar-a-Lago, which is second only to my delight at trump’s dismay that the FBI opened his safe.

BUT.

My days lately have been made of velcro and I’m wearing that other half of velcro shoes.

At least I have the thought of bad people having a bad time to comfort me. That does help.

A little.

Meanwhile it’s wildly sunny and pretty cool, especially for August. Believe me, I’ll take it.

And that’s it for me this irksome Tuesday. I hope you have an irk-free 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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#MondayThoughts: Creaky

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It’s gray and rainy today, with a constant fine drizzle. I didn’t sleep well last night, but sometimes that happens.

I’m tired today.

Yesterday had some drama over a package that still hasn’t been delivered, so Monday is off to a creaky start. Plus, it’s Monday.

So.

Monday.

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “how is the coffee helping?” And my answer to that is a very halting…eh.

I had to take some Benadryl and I’ve got to say it’s not helping with the alertness. Proof to that: I originally left out the “not” in the previous sentence, which would have been wonderfully ironic if I didnt’ catch it.

That plus weather makes me think sleeping the day away wouldn’t be a bad thing.

Not going to do it.

But I’m tempted.

Anyway, that’s it for me on this slow-moving Monday. Have a lovely 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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#FridayThoughts: Fold-up boat.

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My second iced coffee is right there, already made. I wasn’t taking any risks or pulling any caffeine punches today.

I can’t even say this morning because it’s already noon.

Someone is a tardy blogger. I won’t name any names.

It’s a brightly sunny day, not too hot, the kind of day that makes summer summer. The kind of day that makes me wish I had a boat.

Don’t know what I’d do with it the other many many many days that I am not wishing I had a boat, but today it seems like a leisurely trip out on Lake Michigan would be perfect. Breeze and sun and the water.

Ahhh.

I’ll have to settle for my iced coffee.

Maybe someday. But probably not, the thing with boats is you have to have somewhere to put them.

I don’t think they fold up for storage. And if they did, I’m not sure I’d want that boat.

Anyway, that’s it for me this week. Have a great Friday and a perfect summer (or winter!) 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 and FREE!
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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Smash

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Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

It’s THURSDAY! And that means it’s time for a #ThursdayTen! Even though yesterday turned into a Wednesday ten sorta because no one saw last week’s post.

Until yesterday.

Thus the Wednesday…never mind, you get it.

ANYWAY, using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

Ready?

Here’s mine:

Those trapped characters were coming out, one way or another.

#WednesdayWisdom: Break a rule.

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I may get my thunderstorms today, but I’ll probably have to wait until later. That’s fine, I can wait.

I can wait.

The heaviness of the air makes me think I may not have to wait as long as promised, but we’ll see.

I’m inventorying my wisdom right now. So many bits gathered over the years, like plan ahead and break up large tasks into smaller ones and don’t sit on the remote.

That last one is mine.

Don’t sit on the remote.

It’s advice I never seem able to take myself. I once returned my TV to factory settings somehow by sitting on the remote. I still don’t know how I managed that.

But it does bring me to today: at some point, break a rule. Now, I’m not talking anything illegal or unethical or that will get you fired. Not society’s rules, aka laws, or your employer’s rules or boundaries that someone else has set.

Break one of your rules.

We all have them, these codes that we live by that make sense to only us, that don’t necessarily impact much aside from keeping us in the same pattern.

So today, break one.

If you want, let me know how it goes. And 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.

#TuesdayThoughts: Counterintuitive to the mission

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Since it’s Tuesday, here’s my #MomUpdate, “Ping pong ball in time.” And now let’s do Tuesday.

You know, I think it’s kind of funny that WordPress went to calling each section of a post a “block.” Because, well…they’re writers’ blocks.

Feels a little counterintuitive to the mission if you ask me. Which you kind of did because you’re here reading this.

Watch out, hypothetical reader, I’m weird today. I guess if we’re being honest, I’m weird every day but again, you kind of know that because you’re here reading this.

I can’t tell if it’s sunny or cloudy today, which feels in many ways apt, and pretty on point for August. I’ve checked, no rain today, but maybe tomorrow.

I’d love a good, crashing thunderstorm. As long as I don’t have to be out in it.

Which is pretty much the key to everything, isn’t it?

Anyway, that’s it for me on this Tuesday. I hope your day is magnificent.

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.

#MondayThoughts: You know who they are.

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In order to have thoughts, I guess my brain would have to be thinking. That feels like a tall, tall order this Monday morning.

We’ve landed in August once again, the days like calendar pages flipping in an old movie.

Now that’s meta.

Last week, Republicans blocked a bill to aid veterans purely out of spite. They were open about it too; joyful after they successfully stopped its passage.

And then suddenly it was like they realized everyone could hear and see them.

Including the veterans they claim they support.

If you’ve never accepted the raw cruelty of Republicans, think about that. Think about the people they sent to war and then abandoned.

Just to get at Democrats.

If the kiddie concentration camps didn’t get you, if the alleged forced sterilizations of detained women from the “pro-life” (read: anti-life) party didn’t get you, if the deliberate refusal to try to contain COVID by making masks and vaccines a political issue didn’t get you…

Maybe this will get you.

Now, of course, that reality tapped back in, they’re making up all kinds of excuses for flipping their votes.

But we know who they are. You know who they are.

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 and FREE!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.