A 6-post collection

Thursday, Day 0, Sdrawkcab!

Plague news:

  • 22 069 new cases
  • 130 947 total active cases
  • 555 hospitalisations
  • 30 in the ICU

Vax news:

  • 327 415 new doses nationally
  • 72 952 new doses in Queensland
  • I want the infographic back, damnit

I messed up and posted my stories (a) backwards, and (b) before the blog update today. While I could go fix it, it's too much of a pain in the arse with my current brain fog. Please forgive.

Still in my TTD list is:

  • Build more Dungeon for the players to Dragon in
  • Edit minimum of one page of Adapting
  • Check 50 titles in the anthology
  • Work out bells and whistles now that I am Twitch Affiliate ::fanfare noise::
  • Personalise the new masks

Which is probably going to take me most of the day because Attention Deficit -- SQUIRREL! Aka Mondo Brain Fog.

Is it the plague? Is it some other Lurgi? Only time will tell.

We have new Supermasks(tm) which will be replacing the colourful cloth masks. Yay? The fact that they are necessary is teh Problem(tm).


In the news:

  • Even more palaver about Tennis Snowflake's drama fallout
  • New rule makes for 92K new cases in NSW
  • 42 new demands for Scomo. I hope one of them is "pull your head our of your arse"
  • Plague can cause shrinkage of the dinkage
  • Construction company collapses
  • Aforementioned Snowflake could be going to jail
  • Judge rules that Randy Andy is not above the law
  • Olympic star dies in car crash
  • Man orders $2K worth of KFC, China miffed
  • Bunnings hit by cyberattack
  • There's a mask shortage now
  • One of the substances that can help block Covid is... [drumroll]... cannabinoids. Let's see the Right Wing deal with THAT

Hopefully, I shall have my organise on by tomorrow.


Today promises to be some kind of fun.

1) Worming the cats
2) Acquiring new upright freezer
3) Unfuckening the house
4) Chaos is back to school, and I didn't get notified about when the bus arriveth

So far:

1) The cats are sequestered with doped foodstuffs in separate rooms... and objecting.
2) It's already half an hour into the time window the freezer people gave us for them to arrive and install [6:30 AM to 10:30 AM] but we

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Once again, I got my approach to organisation catty-corner, and did NOT focus on telling y'all about my alleged life before getting rolling on today's Instant.

Which, by the way, tips more than a hat-rack at The Adventure Zone. Spoilers if you haven't listened through.

Listen through, btw. It's full of dick jokes and cussing, but it's funny as hell and you WILL cry. It's one hell of a ride.


Today's plans involve pickling more strawberries and teaching my Beloved to

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That Went Well

Here's my yesterday:

  • Attempt to get little darlings organised and pointed at school
  • Mayhem complains of gutsache and throws up
  • Book doctor's appointment and call school for Mayhem
  • Get Chaos off to school minus hitch
  • Do a cash run
  • Have five minutes to self before running Mayhem up to the doctor's
  • Hurry up and wait
  • Get recommendation for a CT scan (!) after bounce test doesn't give encouraging results
  • Paperwork
  • Hurry home to do what work I can in the interim
  • Rush off
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I'm Sorry For the Mess

Yesterday, as things are wont to do, things went completely do-lally because I've been fretting about MeMum's health.

The good news is that Mum's been tested and found not showing any signs of Senior Dementia. Halleluja. I've also seen signs that Mum's Vaguely-Waving-At-the-Mediterranean-From-Very-Far-Away Diet is actually working for her, so far. MeMum and I are keeping a weather eye on her triglyceride levels, and I know what to do to help IF mum wants said help.

We also both forgot to ask

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So let's recap:

  • I forgot to post yesterday's Instant on Tumblr
  • Nobody noticed
  • I spent so much energy fetching the ingredients for the proposed noms that I had zero energy to actually make said noms
  • I had trouble going to sleep last night
  • I had trouble staying asleep last night
  • I woke up tired
  • And the process of making myself make those noms meant that I missed out on most of my morning activity. Including my daily walk and dog-annoying.

I have

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