Sideways!

A 23-post collection

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, I need to do the royal ring-around, letting the school and the bus know that she's staying at home today. Fun.

Today technically started closer to midnight, so it's another week of effed-up sleep for yours truly.

In the headlines:

  • Media predicts months of horror during Muppet's insistence on clinging to office
  • Bad Muppet Tweets attract trolls like flies to poop
  • Moderna announces vaccine that's better than Pfiser's so ner
  • Pedo unmasked by own daughter
  • SA now has found the cause of their outbreak [no surprise, it was yet another set of institution workers] and announced that it only takes one mistake to get another one
  • SA panic-buying bog rolls, thus proving Humanity learns nothing
  • UK isolating again
  • Ivanka and hubby shunned from NYC, imagine how my heart bleeds
  • Muppet lawyers claim to have proof of vote rigging, but it's totes secret, you guys can't peek. Calling it now, another thick folio of blank pages
  • Tourists confused by Aussie lingo, chocolate, and the fact that Kangaroo is also a protein option
  • US giant Kraft in legal battle with Homegrown brand Bega over... peanut paste

Humans are insane. I have proof. Deny it all you like, but we are, as a species, completely bonkers.

Onwards to the story of the day.

::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

Sigh.

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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Sideways!

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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Wednesday!

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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Embuggeranced?

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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Sideways!

Disorganised today, dat-organised tomorrow.

And today was super-duper disorganised.

Because:

  • I didn't wanna get out of bed
  • Beloved needed me to track my food again
  • Which involved faffing about with a new app
  • Which made us late getting Mayhem to school
  • Chaos decided that she was "too tired" to be ready on time

And everything else has been a royal kerfluffle ever since.

I am tracking my macros, now, so that's a thing. And we'll likely find out that I'm nowhere near

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Fun Times Ahoy

Today is Mayhem's Discovery Day. He is spending 9-5 at the offices of his Traineeship place in Upper Tullagawoopwoop. And I'm the taxi.

Which means a pretty drastic re-arrangement of my evening schedule, but I can probably deal.

The pain in my butt right now is the fact that I had anxiety over this day to the point where sleep was (a) almost unattainable, (b) erratic, and (c) interrupted by just about anything.

So I need coffee.

LOTS of coffee.

And my

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Today is going to be "fun"

Here's what I know:

Capt S. is coming up via train to celebrate KIABIL's birthversary and, to a lesser extent, mine.

Here's what I don't know:

  • Where
  • When
  • How
  • Who's expected to cater
  • Will there be cake?

Because nobody tells me anything.

And I still have to scratch up an Instant for y'all, but my fluffy little brain wants to look at fanart of my favourite asshole elf, Taako. You know, from TV? And continuing on with that fanfic that's possessed me

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Sideways, again!

Did the story before I did my blogging. Derp.

On the plus side, this morning marks the first where I can do something that I haven't done since I began Keto. Yes, folks, I finally dipped my bread in my soup.

Of course, it's Keto-friendly coconut 'bread', and my usual cream of egg drop chicken noodle soup, but it's been so long. I love it.

Art work on shot #6 of SESP is finished, and commenced on shot #7 with barely a

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Officially buggered

So after yesterday's chronicled shenanigans, I had like $15 cash left because new license, which was just enough, including the change I had with, to purchase Friday's knackwurst.

I had to write Friday's 1000 words whilst waiting for Miss Chaos, and almost forgot she had to see the dentist. That subsequent side trip also involved me getting back into my clothes in a goshdurn hurry.

Check-up looked good. All there is to worry about is a minor inflamation around the gums, for

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