This and That and a Blogging Schedule

My thoughts have been all over the place. Efforts to unite them into a powerful subject that can conquer the evil antagonist prove fruitless. So, faithful readers, you’ve a mismatched mess of pottage from which to sup after your travels through the desert:

First, I’m inclined to mention the elephant in the world, Coronavirus. I’ve been home for about 2,365 days. People ask me how it’s going, by way of polite conversation. They don’t ask in person, of course, unless you count our shouts from porch to sidewalk or car window to front yard.

Many areas Out There are stranger. Yet, inside our house is just the same as usual for me. It’s one of the perks of being a stay-at-home mother with internet. I’m also realizing how a tailbone injury, surgery, impregnation, bedrest order, and C-Section delivery have all prepared me for The Long Dark of Coronia.

Hey; I’m looking on the bright side of things.


I’m exercising again, too. Yes, I count if I did so today and yesterday. Many stars need to align for exercise to happen, so I may not be consistent. I’d like to align my stars (aka children) to either go with me or stay asleep around 6:30 a.m. so that I might try this exercise thing outside our four walls.


The Kickstarter for our online dice store wrapped up nicely. If you contributed, thank you!! If you’d like gaming candles, dice, dice sets, figurines, or some of the music dice from the kickstarter; go to Game Master Dice or shoot me a message.

Speaking of, Coronaphant has been running amok of our supply chain. Downside? Shortages and closures. Upside? We’re still open and shipping while others are not. Washing your hands and working from home helps, people. -We just can’t get some of the regular products in at the moment.


I’d like to try gaming with friends. I understand that many games are available as apps. We have Ticket to Ride and know something like chess would be easy. Have any of you tried games online with friends? What works well? Are they freeeee?


Despite deciding I need a plan for this ol’ blog, such a plan is still not forthcoming. I’ve grabbed bits of idea-fluff here and there but not a substantial soup. Here’s a rough idea so far:

Monday – Quote. I have them scheduled till July, anyway.
Tuesday – Currently, it’s poor Ron the postman. Once he’s finished, I’ll do poetry.
Wednesday – My IRL observations with a weekly review.
Thursday – An Open Day for poems, shares, an interview, or book review. Ooh! Maybe I’ll have guest posts.
Friday – Terrible Poetry Winner.
Saturday – Announcement of the next prompt for terrible poetry. As fun as being terrible is, I anticipate this evolving into a different prompt soon.
Sunday – Carrot Ranch’s 99-word prompt answer.

I know we’re all busy holing up, but let me know if you’d like to contribute a story or interview. Let me know if you think my schedule’s potty as well; can’t no one ever say Chelsea’s not open to new ideas.

Look at that pottage. I’d rate it a birthright or two.


For slightly more organization, here’s last week’s stuff:
Wednesday, April 8: Instead of going political, I shared a photo of my fifth son.

And, shared Pam Webb’s virtual book launch ofย Someday We Will!

Thursday, April 9: An update on life at home.

Friday, April 10: Winner of the Weekly Terribly Poetry Contest. Congratulations to Joem18b and Bruce!

Saturday, April 11: Announced the Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest. The theme is a parody of a popular song, Coronavirus edition. PLEASE ENTER!

Sunday, April 12: Re-blogged Stuart’s post from Storyshucker, “Hand on the Plow.”

Anarchists and Aliens,” in response to Carrot Ranch’s prompt.

Monday, April 13: An inspirational quote by Anne Copeland.

Tuesday, April 14: An update on a day in the life of COVID-19 from the day before.

And, “Going Postal, V.” Poor Stan.

Thursday, April 16: Today.

I also posted on ye olde motherhood site. I wrote a limerick, “Mother of Three.”


Photo Credit: Pottage stolen from Brand New Vegan‘s recipe site.


ยฉ2020 Chelsea Owens

38 thoughts on “This and That and a Blogging Schedule

  1. Denny K April 16, 2020 / 5:58 pm

    Its amazing that you can keep all those plates spinning when they are so full. Don’t forget to catch a couple winks of sleep when you can.

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  2. Peregrine Arc April 16, 2020 / 6:50 pm

    Well done on the exercise voyage! Air high fives from six feet all around. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

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  3. Doug Jacquier April 16, 2020 / 7:02 pm

    So disappointing that you aren’t getting your act totally together like all the rest of us refugees in our own land. Make a note to self: Must try harder? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously, how is it that I was better organised when I rarely wanted to go out than I am now when I can’t? Contrarian doesn’t even begin to cover it. PS – Put me down as someone who might be able to contribute some mess to your otherwise sumptuous looking pottage.

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    • Chelsea Owens April 16, 2020 / 9:05 pm

      Yay! Thanks, Doug. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure you’re very organized.


      • Doug Jacquier April 16, 2020 / 9:16 pm

        Just showed your comment to my wife. ROFL personified. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Miriam Hurdle April 16, 2020 / 7:39 pm

    Nothing is regular under the circumstances. Chelsea. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. petespringerauthor April 16, 2020 / 7:57 pm

    The scary part is that this is only the fourth week for us. I finally got some writing done today. Perhaps I’ve finally snapped out of it.

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  6. Ian Kay April 17, 2020 / 2:01 am

    Wow, thatโ€™s organised. Be sure you donโ€™t make a rod for your back, Chelsea. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
    Weโ€™ll forgive you if itโ€™s a bit looser.

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  7. kat April 17, 2020 / 3:39 pm

    Ah, good reminder that I’m still supposed to send over a guest post, or my tears. Whoops. Anyways, I have my tears in a little fiction piece about disappearing dishes that may or may not actually be based on real events, if you’re interested. Or I discovered a long buried post about the rules I keep for maintaining sanity as mom.

    Your schedule sounds more like a schedule than mine right now. I’m barely keeping my head above water and have confused myself several times, mostly because I can’t figure out what day it is. When Monday bleeds into Thursday and you’re sure it’s Wednesday but it’s actually Sunday or you lost Tuesday somewhere along the way, “schedule” just feels like a funny word in a foreign language. I’m absolutely certain I’ll never remember your schedule or anyone else’s, or even mine, but good luck! Maybe your Monday quotes will remind me it’s Monday.

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    • Chelsea Owens April 17, 2020 / 9:07 pm

      Eh, no worries. I’m surprised you have time to comment. I’m micromanaging my distracted children with their schoolwork and still trying to live….

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      • kat April 19, 2020 / 11:15 pm

        I only have 2 kids and I spend most of my days giving up on living and am certain I’m just a breathing zombie. Or maybe I just need sleep because I stay up to write comments.

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  8. TanGental April 17, 2020 / 4:03 pm

    Sounds like a plan. Tell me if i can help with any of those ideas

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  9. Lisa R. Howeler April 17, 2020 / 5:41 pm

    Hmmm…schedules for he blog. I don’t think that’s really going to happen for me right now, but I’m glad you’ve found a way to be organized! Whoot! Way to go!

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  10. H.R.R. Gorman April 17, 2020 / 8:50 pm

    Good luck with continued similar lifestyle. I think the schedule will be fine, and I wish I could follow one!

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    • Chelsea Owens April 17, 2020 / 10:51 pm

      What do you do? Do you read and write when you can? I know you’ve got that monthly thing going.

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      • H.R.R. Gorman April 18, 2020 / 11:21 am

        Haha – I read and write. I try to convince myself to query a novel. Try to convince myself to send shorts to magazines.

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  11. S. Chersis April 21, 2020 / 10:25 pm

    Table Top Simulator’s pretty awesome! It’s either free or low cost.

    Just make sure you turn off the table flip setting.

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