Day 530: Circular Reasoning

On my 530th consecutive day, posting on WordPress,


I woke up with the title of this post on my mind.

I realized that, sometimes, I like to leave a light on while I’m snoozing.


Lots of the lights here have circles, including this one,



… which I’ve owned for many years.

Michael, my boyfriend, is away for a week, so I am feeding the cats.





When I take a photo on my iphone, sometimes it shows up, soon, on my laptop.


Other times, I need to fool around with the phone and the laptop, so I can get the photo here.  Sometimes, I need to email a photo to my phone (like that photo above).

We mix these foods together, for Harley:


Oscar, our other cat …




… needs a different kind of special diet:



Yesterday, it was pouring, so I decided to forego my walk and take the shuttle to work:



I wore my headphones


during the shuttle ride to work, but I wasn’t listening to music. Instead, I was looking at the comments from WordPress readers, in response to yesterday’s post.

I looked up and noticed that we were stuck, near historic Fenway Park:


This is not unusual on this shuttle ride, during baseball season. The next time I looked up, I noticed that we had somehow circled back to our beginning:


That was unprecedented, in my personal experience. I tried to get a shot of some statues I love in front of Fenway, as we moved past them the second time, but this was the best I could do:


I also noticed this, on my way to work:


That’s the wonderful doctor who treated my son, Aaron, almost exactly a year ago, when he ended up in the hospital with a spontaneous lung problem.

When I got to work, still wearing my headphones, I saw Jackie:



I love Jackie. Because Jackie reads my blog, now she knows how I feel about her.

Last night, my son and I went to our usual Friday haunt, but without Michael. We took Aaron’s friend Clark with us.


I noticed that our number was 13, on the Friday the 13th with a full moon — probably a once in a lifetime day. (At least, for me).

I know that last photo focuses on a square, rather than a circle, despite the title of this post.  I do have lots more photos of circles from today, though. And because I like games and puzzles, let’s make this into an eyeball bender (if you choose). In other words, can you identify all these objects?







































Oooo!  You know what happened, for the first time ever, as I was composing this?  My worst fear, regarding my daily WordPress postings: I accidentally pressed the publish button, too soon.

As Michael sometimes says, “You’ll live.”  And I did.

Thanks to Michael, Jackie, my son, my readers, and all the other people who make my life better (even when I’m going in circles or making mistakes), no matter what day it is.

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36 thoughts on “Day 530: Circular Reasoning

  1. Laughing as I tell you I had a cat named Harley!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who had grey circle patches of fur!

  2. You need a direction at the very end to go back to the beginning. Then it will make it really circular.

  3. I like all of your pictures–especially your cat ones! 🙂

  4. Prescription pill lid. Shower faucet control. Sink drain clogger. Kitchen stool seat. Foot scraping apparatus. Bowl of sunflower seeds.

    I do not believe I have No. 5 correct.

    Great circular post, Ann.

    On my last morning in your state, I must share that I like the way stand-in-line restaurants here give you a number to take back to your table. I wish they did that in Syracuse. It establishes rhythm and order.

    Happy round WordPress number day, my friend.

    • Thank you for your kind, supportive, and insightful words, Mark. I think you might have read the incomplete version of this post (published too soon). But you know what? That doesn’t matter. I am grateful for your guesses and your thoughts. And you are correct about the one you have wrong.

  5. LOL.. I Love this post. Love going through your day and seeing how it comes full circle. 🙂

  6. Loved the story told in pictures. Beautiful.

  7. That is some achievement, really.

  8. Mags Corner

    That is a lot of circles. You think of the most interesting things to blog about. I enjoyed your tour of circles. I knew what most of the circle items were but not all of them. Congratulations on your 530th consecutive day of post on WP, that is impressive I could not do that. Have a super weekend! Hugs

  9. It’s interesting how, because of a movie or superstition we attribute an important to a full moon on Friday the 13th. There is statistically just as much likelihood of a full moon on any other day. Whether it is a Dec. 25th on Saturday, an October 31st on a Tuesday, or just a regular old July 10th on a Thursday. Obviously it is we who attribute importance to these things. Whether it is circles, full moons, or dates. 🙂 But I find comfort in the fact that everyday might be a once in a lifetime occurrence. It’s a nice thing to have tucked into the back of the mind. 🙂

  10. Good thing that when you make mistakes you can always circle back and do it again Ann! 😉
    Hope you have a fantabulous day!
    Diana xo

  11. I sometimes go to sleep with the light on too. I wake up and think it is morning, only to find it is 4 am and the light is on. 🙂

  12. Gene Phillips

    I was hoping to see pie (not pi), but then I would want some, so it is just as well you didn’t have one around to photograph. I remember my surprise at seeing a big billboard featuring a picture of Sayoko’s heart surgeon. It seemed somehow surreal.

    • Sorry I didn’t have pie for you this time, Gene. I hope you still felt sustained and welcomed (as you always are). I do find it strange to see giants, up above … but happy when it’s somebody truly great.

  13. 530…wow, that is amazing and such an accomplishment as you bring such interesting things to light ~ and while reason is so often circular, I think when the circular movement moves upwards into a great spiral we all win ~ so thank you for that. Cheers to a good week.

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