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A 38-post collection

Air Con Day!

Also cleaning day, but the prospect of unfucking the house again is not nearly as interesting as having an office I can actually work in and survive.

Chaos seems to have recovered from her lurgi, but Mayhem is taking longer to get there. He's got the rest of the week off. Chaos is back to school today with crossed fingers for her staying there without any ill effect.

The best news for the day is - the Democrats won the US House. Which means that they can halt the Muppet's bullshit and actually use that mountain of evidence to get that lying, sexually-assaulting, sack of shit thrown ignominiously out of the White House. Maybe.

There's actually more representation happening. Firsts all over the place. First Muslim, first openly gay people, first native... More women coming into the picture, inspiring even more to put their hat into the ring. It's like watching heroes coming in to save the day during the darkest hour.

That, and it's an immense relief.

States across the US are turning towards sanity. Upholding rights that never should have been contested, introducing laws that should prevent further murders by cop... all that good stuff that the Repugnicans are usually steadfastly against.

The world is revolting against revolting conservatism and I could not be happier about it.

Later today, I'm taking a doctor's note up to Mayhem's school, and coming back with mascarpone because I think I deserve a little treat. If I want to lose weight, I've learned that I can only have my "ice cream" if I have lean steak. Same with smoothies and coconut milkshakes. Today, I want "ice cream". Tomorrow, I see if I've actually lost weight this week and have therefore earned a treat.

It's looking good. I'm down by 0.8 kilos this week. Still ages away from my goal, but slow and steady wins.

Speaking of slow and steady, I have to get on with my nonsense.

Time enough?

I'm pretty close to fixing the last bits of this Year of Instants, so that means time for me to faff around with whatever I please. In this case, it may mean finally catching up with the TAZ Fic Writers' Discord.

Or it may mean (gasp) working on a stalled fanfic!

Or it may mean doing the Patreon/Wordpress stuff a li'l earlier. Who knows? I'll see where I am when I get there.

Progress on the lectin-free diet is... suspicious. Good

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Corner Turn

When something changes, we say that we've "turned a corner". Sometimes, it's deeper into the maze, but for me... well. I think things are looking up.

Our higher protein diet adjustment lets us have a little more freedom with the other things we have with said protein. Which means we can have the occasional treat.

Last night, it was small tubs of Häagen Däazs. The most luxurious ice cream on the market. Let me tell you, I have never tasted it before

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Progress?

Good news: A tablet of Melatonin helped me sleep for most of the night and I approach today with a much better energy level.

Bad news: I'm still gaining a little bit of weight.

BUT that should change soon, because I'm monitoring my intake and making certain that I get the proper balance of macros. With some help on the supply side from Beloved because I have $10 that isn't already spoken for.

Fingers crossed it works, and that something else naughty

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Checklist and Progress

My day so far:

  • [X] Kids off to school
  • [X] Money grabbed
  • [X] Learned I can 'float' down stairs after about fifteen years of not being able to do so (Hooray for Keto!)
  • [X] Washing up gathered in one linear sprawl, ready for processing
  • [X] Nearing the end of a pretty epic fanfic

What I've still got to do:

  • [ ] Clean the firkin house
  • [ ] Arrange a dinner
  • [ ] Cook 'special' vegetables for Mayhem
  • [ ] Blast scheduling
  • [ ] Instant story
  • [ ] 500 words in Clockwork Souls
  • [ ] Edge further
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Initiating Quarantine Procedures

The ur-cold feeling in the back of my throat is getting worse. I feel alternately feverish and chilled. Worse than my usual "too-hot/too-cold" lack of body temperature control.

Which is, I have found out, one of the multiple comorbs that happen with ASD. Yay.

We were running around, yesterday, so I only got 500 words in during the events of the day. Still, progress is progress and I swore I would not fuss.

1K during an entire weekend feels like a

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Getting there

I just cleared two hundred stories in the editing of One Year of Instants (2017). And in the middle of a Queensland Summer, the best time to do that is when I wake up at fuck-off in the morning.

Tomorrow, I will get up to three hundred. And the day after that, I shall reach the end of all the stories and footnotes, and then I get to see if I did it right.

If not, I have to spend another early

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Not a lot to report

I have finished transferring Clockwork Souls from Novl'r to Stackedit. And just as well, because something didn't like me using Novl'r on my lappy and the dang thing kept reloading just as it finished loading up. Made my life hell.

Other than that, there's a whole lot of nothing that's getting done around here and I'm loving it.

Of course, there's still cleaning and whatnot, because you can't have the smell of prawns in your house for a week. Euw. But other

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Welp...

Once more a shiny idea has waved its butt seductively in my direction. The good news is that all my $5 Patreons will be seeing it next week. At least, that's how I assume the Patreon stuff works.

Yes, folks, I have started writing some The Adventure Zone fanfic. Including my headcannon about what Taako looked like before the Animus Bell adventure.

I'm already having huge amounts of fun with it, so my $1 Patrons are in for a treat.

Today, however,

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Slow Progress and Updatey Promises

It's cleaning day, so that means that anything I post will likely be posted in the afternoon.

I will be attempting to post a progress speedpaint of the cover-so-far for Beauties and the Beastly. That's going to be... "fun".

Also in the "fun" pile is unriddling what the flip is wrong with the latest animated shot for SESP. I might have to brute force that mofo or something. That's probably not happening until tomorrow.

Also, all art is slowed because my time

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Almost there

There's just a few wood scraps waiting for their destiny in the skip. We got a majority of the sheer volumes of crap GONE.

Our yard no longer looks like a disaster zone. The patio concrete is firkin filthy, and that won't change any time soon. Sadly.

There's still mountains of Beloved's crap to deal with, but they're going to run out of excuses or get tired of my asking one day and just deal with it.

Or I could shove every

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Finding a New Swing

Getting into the swing of things has always been a major league hurdle for me. Holidays are when I drop one of the balls I have flying about and stop arting. However, my current project is inspiration enough to make me want to art. Finding the time is the problem.

My entire schedule normally revolves around the kids. Kids who are now in Scenic Coominya for some time-share with their Grandmother. So the time I reserve for arting - waiting for Miss

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Help is coming

The cleaners are coming, today! This just one day after I get the mess in the kitchen down to the stuff that has to be hand-cleaned only, and a few minor mop-ups from dinner spills.

I am much looking forward to having an orderly house. That way I can focus on working out what to do for Chaos' birthday [She wants a steampunk party and I'm kind'a stuck for ideas that don't involve me doing a shit ton of artsy fartsy stuff

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Challenge #01545-D084: Hoarded Labyrinth

Unpacking a Packrat's Hoard. -- Anon Guest

It was a lovely old house, that was certain. It was such a shame that it was filled, floor to ceiling, with packrattus. Great-Aunt Shirl had been one of those people who kept the wrapping paper off of her presents and the stubs from her movie tickets. Everything she had, was kept in the box it came in. And the shopping bag it arrived home in. About the only thing she threw out was the

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A good start. Almost.

Everyone is organised, lunchboxes are packed, everyone is clean and dressed and ready. I even have time to sit down and write this blog. Before 7AM.

We just forgot to go on our walk, today.

If we still have time by the time I've finished my salty broth, I may poke my love to go walking. The plan B is park the car far away from Chaos' new school and get our walking in that way.

But the fact that I have

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