#WednesdayWisdom: If rain can think

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Sometimes I think if an airplane thought too much about how it flies, it would never get up in the air. So much of life is like that, really.

We just do it.

Like the writing. When I think too much about it, I end up having nothing to say, but when that glorious brain to typing fingers superhighway opens up, it’s a whole different story.

Sometimes literally.

Literally.

Wow, I’m like the Inception of puns today.

Anyway, it’s gray, and possibly raining but if it not yet, soon. I’m fine with that, the rain will bring green and flowers. And we like those.

I wonder if, when it looks like this and doesn’t rain, the rain looks down.

You’re never supposed to look down.

And it thinks, if rain can think, never mind. Not for me.

It’s that hesitation that gets us, almost universally. Not that good-for-you kind where you stop yourself before disaster, but the bad-for-you-kind that holds you firmly in place.

Perhaps even for rain.

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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#TuesdayThoughts: Thinking aloud.

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First, #ChatTuesday, “Flaws shine like rivers.” And now Tuesday.

It’s gray out, and it’s supposed to rain. It feels like it will rain, I’m tired like it will rain. I’m already drinking my second coffee.

I didn’t even think twice about making it.

It seems the weather isn’t done with me yet. Official spring or not.

Last week, trump posted that he was going to be arrested Tuesday, after news that officials were in talks to manage security concerns in the case of his arrest. While it sounds as though trump’s lawyers were told he’d be arrested or have to turn himself in today, being trump, who knows.

Seriously, who knows.

There were barricades going up in New York yesterday around the Manhattan court house, though, and new barricades around the US Capitol. We can remain forever hopeful.

But we’ll see if anything comes to fruition today.

Obviously I hope it does, it’s been a long time coming, but we have no guarantees. I hope it starts a whole cascade, one that gets to every single member of this entire power grab, and I hope trump tries to to throw them all under the bus to save his own skin.

To see them all come to justice would be beautiful.

And I’ll leave you with that very happy thought. 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.
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#MondayThoughts: Lamb part of March.

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It’s in the low 40s and the clouds and the blue are taking turns. It’s almost a springy day. Not quite but almost.

Yesterday, the wind was fierce, my hair a tangled tornado, and I wondered aloud when we would be getting to that lamb part of March.

Soon, I hope.

So after trump’s rant about being arrested Tuesday, there are heavy steel barriers going up in New York. Perhaps, but perhaps, the piper has opened his cashier’s window.

Time to pay up, trump.

One of the things that amuses me are all the people saying he did nothing illegal. If he did nothing illegal, why did Michael Cohen go to prison?

It’s not like Cohen took it upon himself to do all of this for trump’s benefit, that makes no sense whatsoever. And he got the money back, from what I understand.

And this case may be the first but it’s very unlikely to be the last. Maybe they’re going in the order in which the crimes were received.

I kind of hope not, though, because 1/6 and the Georgia call to manipulate the outcome of the election were so many terrible things later.

It all boils down to this: Justice is coming. At least it sure looks like it’s coming.

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!
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#FridayThoughts: Like most of life.

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First, #TVWatch, “Funny from the other side.” And now Friday. Which some are even happier to see than others this week, and to those of you, I salute you for getting through it.

It’s a sort of sunny day, but the weather said it was snowing. I think it might be wrong.

Given that there’s no snow. I also think it’s a little to warm for it but of course that could change at any moment. Chicago, after all.

Our weather is fickle.

I am finally headache free now for a few days, and the aftermath is pretty exhausting. I wish there was a magic cure for it, but I’m sure everyone who has that kind of a condition wishes the same. All we can do is our best to manage it.

Like most of life.

Anyway, that’s it for me this week. Have the most spectacular Friday and your dream 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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#ThursdayThoughts #ThursdayTen ten word photo prompt: Floaty

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Photo by Darius Bashar on Unsplash

It’s THURSDAY!! And you know what that means!

Or maybe you don’t. That’s cool too. It’s time for our #ThursdayTen!! Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

I bet you could do it in your sleep!

Well, probably not in your sleep, typing is a challenge that way.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Dave forgot it was the day gravity leapt forward again.

#WednesdayWisdom: Reality doesn’t care if…

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It’s sunny again today, cold but sunny, and at least the sunny is a step in the right direction. That heavy fog has lifted, both the literal one and the metaphorical one and I am, once again, able to string thoughts together at a pace slightly faster than a snail.

So good for me.

Though I won’t get too enthusiastic, there’s always more weather ahead.

Yesterday was a day of errands, and the things that had an upside before the pandemic, like a trip to Costco, just don’t feel the same anymore. There were too many people, and the variety has decreased, and it just doesn’t feel…

The same.

Maybe it never will. Maybe those little details of life are gone forever, the fun of browsing for example. While not looking at a screen away from maskless coughing people.

Certainly there were people in the store pretending it was the same, or maybe they weren’t pretending, maybe for them nothing ever changed. But it didn’t feel genuine.

It felt like the other side of the teeter-totter, defiantly opposed for those of us in masks, this air that everything is as it always was.

What’s the point?

Reality doesn’t care if you believe in it.

Let’s not pretend, let’s create new little joys, ones that acknowledge what has been while leaving room for good things in the future.

And with that, I wish you a wonderful 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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#TuesdayThoughts: Two days in one.

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First, #ChatTuesday, “As big as the universe is wide.” And now Tuesday.

It’s wildly sunny, as though all the rain and snow and dark skies never happened. The weather is behaving itself and I am finally free of it, my brain working as it should be.

So that’s a relief.

There are some clouds on the horizon, but hopefully they will not be my problem.

Today is kind of two days in one, since yesterday was not my most effective. It’s frustrating to have that kind of condition, one where you cannot control it, where it can dictate the type of day you have.

Of course I’m not alone in this, there are so many ways for that to manifest itself, none of them better or easier to manage than others.

Anyway, given I have to do yesterday and today today, I’d better get going with it.

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.
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#MondayThoughts: Inertia tired.

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It’s snowing. Enthusiastic snow, tiny little flakes snow.

Winter wants to hold us a little while longer.

Maybe it’s still the weather, maybe it’s just what it is, but I’m very tired, that hard to get moving tired.

Inertia tired.

I have a second cup of coffee but it’s still too hot to drink.

The almond milk foam on top is losing bubbles though, pop pop pop, fleeting worlds destroyed over seconds to us.

Maybe millennia to the bubbles. It’s all relative.

Perhaps that’s the gift in my glacial thoughts today, having the calmness to sit and watch the bubbles pop.

And that’s the way I’ll choose to look at it. 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!
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#FridayThoughts: I get it.

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It’s gray and maybe snowing, maybe raining, it’s tough to tell. No, wait, that’s definitely snow. No new #TVWatch, but you may have missed this one, “Sci-fi silliness.”

Like most of this week, I’m feeling a little underwater, my brain slow and plodding. I would like it to pick up the pace.

We’ll see.

I’m throwing coffee at the problem.

It’s tough to believe the week is over, but I’ve had migraines going which really mess with time. And then they leave me with a bunch of stuff that isn’t done that should be done.

Which seems to sum up life as a whole, really.

It’s stopped snowing, but the sky still looks moody. I get it, sky.

I get it.

I feel like I should take a word vacation, but I don’t even know what that would mean. Maybe some time off from all my writing endeavors.

We’ll see.

But it would be better if that was during a trip to somewhere else. Which seems very unlikely at the moment. At least travel is a fun dream again, so long as I don’t think about the logistics too hard.

So much of the world out there to be seen.

Anyway, that’s it for me this week. Have a great a great Friday and the best 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!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
See what I’m writing on Medium.

#ThursdayThoughts #ThursdayTen ten word photo prompt: Fancy.

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It’s THURSDAY! Which means it’s time for our #ThursdayTen!

Good times ahead!! Well, if you make those good times, this requires a little participation. Or not, up to you.

Where were we?

AH YES.

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

EXACTLY ten words.

No problem, right?

Ready? Here’s mine:

Her Dudedroid (TM) arrived uncharged and she was out of Cheetos.