Dear Diary

A 1362-post collection


It wasn't as late as it could have been, but it still ran me a teeny bit ragged. I hope not ragged to the point where I fall over with this damned ekka flu.

Chaos brought it home. Mayhem caught it. I'm... in close vicinity to both these darling little vectors of mine.... Getting run down is a guarantee for catching Lurgi.

I owe y'all a story, too. But if I need to take a week off from the novel so I can sleep through a bug... well... It's not like I have a real deadline.

Unless there's a publisher somewhere who wants to give me nice things?


Yeah, I thought so.


We have another game night tonight and I am excited to try some SOLID GOLD BULLSHIT that I've made up for this event. Basically, our crew is stuck without a clue and desperate to find the Macguffin that don't want to be found, so I'm'a try some Divine Inspiration to see if the DM is going to hand us a bone.

I have a whole ritual plotted out including a partial filk of this thing because serious bits should always be peppered

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Thursday Again?

At least this time I had enough shit together to get the bins out before the early arrival of the rubbish peeps. Huzzah.

Everything else may literally fall apart but I have that handled. I've GOT this, and my knees are already grateful.

I've done things. I have things to do, and I might just have a handle on them. I got the Instant to get out there, and five hundred to one thousand words in KOSBOB to write... and that's it.

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Okay! We're back!

Steemit is back on track and the past two days' stories are up there and earning me fractions of coin. Huzzah.

I've decided to not mess with the distributions on other platforms. People can follow the trace if they so whist. People who care will find out about the Steemit shenanigans. People who don't will show me that some people actually read my old stuff.

I just assume nobody cares since my responses are generally that of a howling vacuum.

Speaking of

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So Steemit is down. For now. Which means I can't earn fractions of a cent per diem that I post. I honestly thought this nonsense would last less than a day. Now I'm stuck with a story in limbo and little in the way of a PLN in order to line up what happens next.

Those of you who know me from my days as and XME fanwriter will know that I have ALWAYS had problems with what happens next.

My kids

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Not Getting the Hang of Thursdays

So the recycling collectors were hellishly early today. Causing me to have to do an urgent bin-run twice because I couldn't recall which week was recycling week.

My knees hate me now BTW.

I am more distracted than a kitten in a discotheque, this morrow and things are going S-L-O-W-L-Y as a direct result. With Mayhem sick at home with yet another Lurgi, it's looking like a lovely day to just... give up on doing anything productive.

But I'm not going to

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Monday Again?

My week is off to a fantastic start with Chaos being the one with the Lurgi and Mayhem due back to school. Since he's officially an adult, I won't get on his case until it's about time to leave...

Which makes literally everything else that should be routine today a complication.


On the other hand, there may be time to gather me some Halo Tops because my stash is officially empty.

Also, I binged the entirety of The Dark Crystal: Age

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This Time For Sure

Beloved is home today and currently out getting bolts so we can make the bottom junction box into a permanent installation. Ain't nothing shy of a sledgehammer breaking this thing.

Anyone wanting to use my carefully-constructed kitty kondo as a chook pen or whatever is going to have to firkin work for it.

Anyway. I should probably work on the story before my love returns with the bolts.

Story is most likely to happen after we fix the dang cat cage.

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Nothing to do...

Spring Carnival - aka Melbourne Cup Season - is upon us, so my Beloved is spending some extra time in the office. Which means I won't see them for extended passages of time. This is the time of year when EVERYONE is at the betting emporium to have a flutter on the ponies, so it's the busiest time of year for my love, making certain the servers are serving all the needs and anticipating the flood of incoming bets on the Big

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More Shenanigans

Yesterday, our internet access went down. Our Wifi LAN was fine, but the internet connection is down. This has been happening on and off since we moved in, and through various ISP's, it's been the same. Every now and again, with no hint that things are going to go pants, the internet connection just firkin DIES.

This morning, it's back up again without so much as a how-do-you-do. Whatever.

At this point, I'm starting to wonder if it's us. This area, some

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Okay. Let's Do This

So far this fine morrow:

  • Got the kids organised and off to school
  • Acquired kitty necessities (food & litter)
  • Acquired fuel for vehicle

So now I'm broke and can't afford to restock my supply of Peanut Butter Cup flavoured Halo Tops. Dag.

The things I do for love.

Today has a Wordpress piece due, so I'll be ranting about another aspect of saving the world, since I only have two more unpublished novels for y'all to take a free gander at, so

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Busy Day Ahead

Because Ekka Flu, the nice people who help me unfuck my house are a day late in helping me go do that thing.

I have Patreon things to post, the Instant to create, five hundred to one thousand words to accomplish in KOSBOB. At least I was able to get the kittens exiled for the unfuckening and the kids pointed towards another day at school.

Now? My battle is with my own procrastination.

Have at thee, foul fiend.

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Back to the Grindstone

It's been six weeks, and the person who said they'd get back to me about Adapting has not got back to me in the time they said they would. I may have wound up in their trash folder. Sigh. Welp. Time to trawl #MSWL again to see if anyone else wants to nibble at my fantasy-scifi weirdness.

Plus la change, plus la meme chose.

One down, five to go.

And by the way...

[Shown here: Daffy Duck as Robin Hood repeatedly swinging

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Mayhem's Merry Birth!

On this day, long about four in the afternoon, Mayhem was extracted via surgery. He is now adult. Officially. He is now entitled to do the adult things.


So of course he can't make up his firkin mind about what he's doing today, so the default is farting around on his compy. Kids these days.

Still, his default allows me to go do the thing you are looking forward to - writing my weird little daily tales and maybe even getting

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