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I'm having a day

There's a thing on today about the NDIS, what you need to know, and all that blabla. Since both my kids have a mental disability, I have to learn things like:

  1. Where the bar is set on "disabled". Like, whether or not autism counts.
  2. If autism does count, can adults get in on it?
  3. How much is this going to cost me?

Meanwhile, I also have an Instant, the Patreon posts, my usual word count, and three -count'em- three TAZ prompts in my Tumblr in-box. I'm going to have to pace those bad boys out if I want my wrists to live.

Meanwhile, meanwhile, I've got a rocketing start on Yes, Chef! and I should be within range of pasting in that excerpt within -oohhh- ten more pages or so.

Novel writing has spoiled me for writing short stories. I'm ten thousand percent into all the worldbuilding and character establishment, and fifteen pages later I'm like, "There was a point in here somewhere..."

At least nobody complains about the volume of my chapters any more.

Doing my diddly darndest to get things done early before I get exhausted by the stuff later. Stay tuned, folks.

Pupil-Free Day

The kids have a short week, this week, because the Governments like to have paperwork, but not giving teachers time to actually do any of it.

I have to do a money run, of course, and thanks to paying for our tax financials, I'm not sure if I have the money to survive this week. If I don't, I'm just getting the cash to pay for the cleaners and that will be that.

I've squeaked through cashless times before. Hell, I've frisked

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Let's Have a Whole Weekend

My fic-less Saturday lasted for pretty much most of it. Then I got a prompt at chapter 17 of Tumbl Into TAZ and now I have more stuff to keep track of. Whee!

I have another fanfic prompt via Tumblr, so I'll be messing around with that today rather than getting on with any given one of my in-progress fics or the other ideas I have in my Plot Kittens File

I'm also going to begin tracking what I'm eating because my

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Mayhem needs some paperwork signed at his traineeship. I, therefore, have to uproot my usual Friday routine, get a transit card, travel with Mayhem to the city, sign documents, travel back, go home, and then fulfil my usual daily tasks.

At least I'm taking my lappy with me so I can work on my novel in transit. One bright point is that I get my 1K words in relatively early so I can focus (ha!) on other things.

What it means to

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The internet is back up despite the sogginess of the atmosphere, so my best guess is some form of minor corrosion has reconnected the points. One would think that an internet system would be built to ameliorate minor flooding, or major flooding. Especially in a land where droughts and flooding rain are a cyclical thing.

...but here we are, I guess.

Followers of my Plot Kittens File will note that there's another plot kitten and another exerpt waiting your eager eyes. The

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I made it another week

Critical Role will be live in five hours. I hope to be able to view it. That gives me five hours to do my Instant, write one thousand words, and generally make sure my meat suit is fed and healthy.

This whilst experiencing intermittent internet problems for some reason.

First diagnostic revealed that I was hooked up to the wrong wifi. Fingers crossed that that is all that's wrong with my connection.

I have my phone, so if things go very south,

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First Monday

It's the first Monday back to school, and the kids were actually organised. Huzzah. Which means the last quarter hour of this morning is free for blogging and getting organised.

Unfortnuately, I also have to untangle the slings and arrows of the carers' allowance and I need Beloved to supply things like income details. The good news is that I made an account with the Government so I can at least sort this out a little easier come next time.


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Tomorrow, I am forty-six.

Tomorrow, I'm posting Well Rendered for free up on Smashwords as my gift to all of y'all for supporting me in your own way throughout the years.

Tomorrow, I find out what my dear darling family has planned for me. Though I suspect it will be an evening out and that's pretty much it.

Tomorrow, MeMum is going to ring and sing at me :D Which is the highlight of the day to be honest.

And tomorrow, I

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Hello, Hello, I Must Get Going

It's that time again. I just posted the last installment of Sweet Child of Mine, which means that I may just be getting a new influx of people curious to find out what the hell else I'm doing with my alleged life.

Today, we have a delicious amount of nothing planned. Which is something of a rarity with a spouse who seems to hate lying around at home. Once I'm done with today's Instant [see my other posts, lovely newbies] I shall

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Gotta run!

Mayhem has an appointment with experts today. Today we find out about Schrodinger's gallstones. Today, also, I am getting a bunch of stuff for the stew I have plns for.

Slow cooker plus diced beefs plus some cheap scrag ends plus whatever veggies I like that fit in there equals yummy stoo.

Just like last night's rissoles, it won't last long.

We have to order more pig parts, sheep parts, and perhaps goat parts if we're feeling adventurous. We're definitely going to

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Let us commence...

Yesterday was strawberry picking and this silly goof managed to nick their thumb because swiss army knives are sharp and my thumb is delicate and fragile.

Today I got an email from the nice peeps at Betabooks asking me if everything is okay because I didn't instantly post one of my works up there.

Oh honey, you got a storm comin'.

Anyone familiar with the $1 tier of my Patreon will know I have a LOT of finished books that need some

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Yesterday, I didn't need coffee. But I took a couple of cups anyway because I was feeling a little worn out because new meds.

Today, when I don't have to drive, I am having a No Coffee Day. If I wish to have a hot beverage, I will return to my childhood comfort - tea.

There's little that can't be fixed by a nice hot cup of tea. Ask Douglas Adams and The Doctor.

For me, tea is relaxing. It's the calm-me-down

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Starting positions...

This week promises to be a humdinger.

Monday: Usual start of the week furforal. Escort quest, escort quest, fetch quest, fetch quest, grinding the Clean House quest, escort quest...

Tuesday: Shrink visit! Yay!

Wednesday: Mayhem's medical testing. Yay. Also, Chaos has an excursion. Yay.

Thursday: The usual round of escort quests, fetch quests, and grinding on Clean House again

Friday: I don't have to go anywhere or do anything! ...yet...

And somewhere in all this chaos I nevertheless will summon 3K words

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Blood tests, lurgis and other nonsense

Mayhem needs his veins plumbed to ascertain whether or not his liver is up to snuff. This has to happen sometime within two weeks. I am, of course, waiting until his lurgi is done with before getting that done with.

So this morning involves lying in wait for Mayhem to achieve consciousness so I can ask him if he's over The Bug yet. And if not, then I'm going nowhere and doing nothing.

And I really should focus on getting my story

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I have a lot of stress. Most of it is self-inflicted. And worse, I can't do shit about it.

  • The expert recommended more tests.
  • Mayhem doesn't want to do them.
  • I finally triple-checked Sweet Child of Mine and started posting it on AO3. It is a rough beast of a whump fic. Be warned.
  • I'm still watching Adapting in slush pile limbo. So far, it's in a state of not being looked at.

I should go with the most likely scenario, but.

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