A 28-post collection

Thursday, SIDEWAYS!

I was actually awake at 6AM, but I had Other Things to Do (tm). So after I washed and dressed and managed a majority of my stretchies, I was offski to the depths of The City [dramatic music sting].

All to see an expert about my hormone nonsense so I can achieve some personal presentation goals. Better to do this stuff under supervision instead of messing around with it on my own.

Since I was in the "neighbourhood", I also decided to cart along the oat milk that Adorable needs. Managed to get some on the cheap, so I passed it along.

I like doing good things for the fam.

Now that I'm back, I've got The Bikkie baking and shall be on to my bullshit the daily offerings in very short order.

I think the B complex is finally kicking in, but we shall see how well that estimate works long about 4PM.

Let's get on with getting on.

Wednesday, SIDEWAYS!

SO. Beloved mistook an appointment time and we had to rush to get her to the place to do thing.

The makeup PLN for tonight is to go shopping, get a bunch of treats, and have an indulgent bath and reading night.

I have done my reading for the day, and cooked up some carb-a-riffic soup to nom on. Makes up for me forgetting to eat, yesterday.

Yes, I am aware that I am a collection of bad habits in a trenchcoat.

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Monday, Day 0, AUGH!

Plague news: one new case, a local. Sixteen total active cases and fourteen of those are in hospital.

My alarm didn't go off again, despite my best efforts to fix that. I'm going to have to get a different clock app if I want to wake up regularly.

As a result, today is sideways.

I'll get on top of it.

Meanwhile, household cyclone Beloved has seized all of my favourite smalls and laundered them all at once. They're still too damp to

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Monday, Day 0, Sideways!

Plague news: Nine new cases, all local. One hundred and forty-eight total active cases, sixty-five in hospital and one in the ICU. And yet... lockdown is over.

Miss Chaos is back to school and everyone's wearing masks until further notice. Well. Everyone except the Knomiras.

I hope to have my terror cough available if I meet one. I have yet to meet one. Best luck for them, I reckon.

A glimpse at the news:

  • Olympics
  • Plague
  • Political word choices
  • Covidiots continue to
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Monday, Day 1, Sideways!

Twelve total cases, eleven in hospital. I have bad news and good news in an interesting cycle that is making my entire life go sideways today. Huzzah.

Bad news: I broke my glasses by taking off my T-shirt. Good news: I have the frame and the lens. Bad news: but not the teeny tiny screw that has fallen out AGAIN.

I am going to have a sharp word with the manufacturer, telling them it's BAD DESIGN to screw the screws in from

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Tuesday, Day Two, SIDEWAYS!

So here's the situation... Miss Chaos fell off a bouncy ball at school and bumped her noggin in a worrying way. I had to take her to the doctor's, then home for observation. She's staying home today.

The problem with this? Today's the day I'm taking my car in for a service. I have to keep her with me for those shenanigans. Which means bring along some entertainment devices for the love of Harry and St George.

In a few short hours,

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::strangled anguish noises::

It's day five into the days free of new plague cases, dear readers, and I am having a stream of bad days.

  1. My main compy is circling the drain
  2. So is my Drobo
  3. So is my phone
  4. I can keep the main compy struggling along for a while BUT...
  5. In order to get all my data and preferences and so on, I need the Drobo to be alive
  6. Which requires an upgrade because the current case of the old Drobo is busy
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One Day Plague Free


So here's why my story was super late yesterday, told in the rough timetable of my day:

  • Awake, clothes, cats, waking Chaos
  • Blog entry
  • Bus O'clock
  • Attempt to write Instant #1
  • A wild Mayhem appears. He has a thing
  • Taxi Duty Part 1
  • Following dropoff, I go to Costco to get essential supplies
  • 8/10 employees were not wearing their masks properly
  • Two of which weren't in Costco so I had to go to Bunnings for one of them
  • The one
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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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More shenanigans

The day after game night, following a carb feast of epic proportions, we are fixing what is broken in the kitty kondo. In this case, replacing a hinge I cracked with my idiocy, and replacing a sheet of roofing that got wobbled to death by the wind.

That's happening as soon as I get my clothes on.

Today's fiction nonsense will be happening... later. Possibly much, much later.

Because Pippi's former guardian is also planning a family visit. Whee.

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Game night woot woot!

I'm super excited for tonight and dreading tomorrow. Excited for tonight because I have another chance to RIDE THAT ANGST TRAIN HARD.

Choo choo motherflakker.

Tomorrow I must get the wriggles on to finish building the thing because the concrete we poured and moulded should be set enough to walk around on. Note that qualifier and the fact that Murphy has been laughing at us ever since the cement truck got bogged. Also note that I shall be exhausted out of my

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Halfway through the week. Huzzah, I guess.

Because of assorted shenanigans, Chaos gets her tuck shop on Wednesdays now. It's complicated and involves:

  • Tuck shop only being open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • An order-ahead system that completely obliterates the entire 'mercantile practice' thing
  • And also uses my credit card
  • "Healthy" choices that include sugary, flavoured milk 9_9 and processed, sugary juice
  • Also bread. Lots and lots of white, bad-for-you bread.

I might have to make the energy to come and talk

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The nice people with our dishwasher need me to call them. They sent me a message whilst other things were happening and the tiny ping of an incoming text was completely lost in the shuffle.

I have a hair appointment because the dye in my lurid hair has faded to the realms of euw. Apparently, you need to keep re-doing the new ones which are stains and not dyes. IDK from jack about hair dyes.

What happened to Fudge? Those colours were

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Sideways again? No problem.

I got derailed by doing two Years-in-Review over at Tumblr. First, showing all the highlights I'd found and reblogged, then showing off all the things I'm proud of.

Who knows? I might inspire other people to call out their faves this way. You gotta spread the love.

In other news, today's Instant may well be the weirdest one I've written to date. Buddy Cop/Soldier piece involving personified white blood cells. It was fun. After I went on a wiki walk 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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