#AccountaClub Friday, November 15, 2019

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It’s been a week, I’ll tell you. She’s going to be OK, but my mom had a heart attack on Monday, I had a friend in from out of town and I, of course, managed to pick up a cold.

So it might shock you to learn I haven’t gotten much done in the way of editing or writing. I even forgot to write a blog post entirely on Wednesday.

My mom is home from the hospital and recovering well. It’s important to know that heart attack symptoms in women may not be like those in men; I did a thread:

I’m proud of the fitness though, because I did my five days, even with all that was going on. I think it may have even helped me get through it. The exercise definitely did.

I’m pretty tired overall. So that’s me. How was your week?


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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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#MondayThoughts: Snow

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All I can think about is snow because all I can see right now is snow. Snow. Snow. Snow.

Snow.

It feels unfair even though it is November and this is Chicago. Still, somehow it’s like we’re getting the short, icy end of the stick.

They’re the small, mean flakes too. Those are the ones you have to watch out for, they’re all business and accumulation.

It was a busy weekend, though I couldn’t tell you precisely with what, it just was. Saw a bunch of NaNoWriMo posts on twitter…or at least one I clearly recall, and all it did was make me glad I wasn’t feeling that pressure.

Editing has been slow, especially with my glitch, but I’m hoping to pick it up a little this week. I have errands to run, but I’m going to have to keep an eye on the weather.

Meanwhile, I’m getting to it. You 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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Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#AccountaClub Friday, November 8, 2019

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Friday again! And so quickly, too.

I’m not feeling bloggy today, so it will be a quick one. Some progress was made with editing, but then I had a weird glitch and I lost my work which did not make me happy.

Plus side, only the first time through so it wasn’t very substantive.

Minus side, that’s still annoying.

I’m not missing doing NaNoWriMo, so I’m glad I opted out this year. As for fitness, five days, five workouts, so that was good.

How was your week?


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.

Ten Word Photo Prompt: Autumn

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Photo by Karl Starkey on Pexels.com

It’s Thursday! And what happens on Thursdays?

Ten word stories!

And given the season, we’re Autumn-themed today. Using the photo above, write a ten word story. Exactly ten words!

It’s that easy! Except it’s not easy.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Scattering the Fall with him, Autumn usurped Summer’s last light.

#AccountaClub Friday, November 1, 2019

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Well here we are! End of the week and a brand-new month, all in one. It’s been a bit of a strange week, and we have snow on the ground already. When I said winter was on its way, I didn’t mean immediately, but here we are.

Final decision on NaNoWriMo was a no, and an unrepentant one. I just didn’t want the pressure this year; it didn’t sound fun. So I’m striding into November without even the pretense of doing it.

It doesn’t feel bad, I’ll tell you that, which makes me think I made the right decision. Besides, I have a ton of editing ahead.

Speaking of, I’ve made inroads, and while there will be a lot to hammer out, I had a line that made me laugh aloud and feels tonally perfect.

That’s rare.

Workouts were five days, five workouts, and this week we had some fun ones on Daily Burn 365. Zombie Apocalypse on Wednesday. Yesterday everyone was in costume.

So that’s me! How was your week?


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.

#WednesdayWisdom: Blah it out.

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I’m all kinds of blah today. The weather certainly isn’t helping, it’s rainy and gray and it’s probably going to stay that way until it snows, which may be sooner rather than later.

I’ve had zero coffee so far, which is probably contributing to the blahness of it all. Nothing like coffee to get that blah on its blah-y way.

I had a blah night’s sleep too, so that could be another wrench in the old, hmm, something funnier than “works.”

See what I mean?

Definitely blah.

So when blah, I propose you be the most blah you can be.

Extremes are the enemies of blah. Or so the theory goes. We’ll see.

Have 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.
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.

#MondayThoughts: Right round, baby, right round.

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It’s sunny, but the leaves are hitting the ground. I ordered some additional bad-weather boots and I’m preparing myself.

Winter is coming.

It always does. Meanwhile, this year, the very year I’d swear only just started, is breezing by. Breezing is the wrong word.

It’s squealing by like a rusty merry-go-round with crumbling, reluctant gears. But it still moves faster than you think it should.

I’m leaning toward no NaNoWriMo this time, the idea of greeting November without the pressure sounds much better to me, more enticing than the fun of getting it done.

But we’re not at November yet. Almost.

But not yet.

I’ve miles and miles of editing to go, as I’m only taking my first run though, so I should get to that. Have a marvelous 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.