Day 1859: That was then, this is now

January was then,  February is now.




That was February 1st when I took those photos, this is now February 2nd, Groundhog Day, and my 65th birthday.

For those of us who are still recovering from the past, this is now the time to tell ourselves: “That was then, this is now.”  The then is still with us, but the now offers the gifts of opportunity, healing, and hope.

That was then when I watched and listened to The Monkees This is now “That Was Then, This is Now.”


That was my blog post for the day.  This is now my gratitude for all who have helped me get through the then and the now, including the Monkees, The New Yorker, Roz Chast,  and YOU.




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40 thoughts on “Day 1859: That was then, this is now

  1. Happy Birthday, Ann!!

  2. Hope you have a great (and fall-free!) birthday, Ann! Just as knowing how to recover from a fall is an important life skill, knowing how to fall safely (!) is one you must learn: go limp. Anyway, hope you enjoy the day and are treated like a queen!

  3. Eleanor

    One of the greatest New Yorker Covers. Good-bye January.
    February is one of my favorite months — the light starts coming back and brings interesting skies (although not today) in the morning and evening. And then it is a great month because you were born on the 2nd day of it.
    Peace and love.

  4. Happy Birthday, Ann! And many, many happy, healthy returns of the day. Medicare! It’s wonderful. Welcome, my friend!

  5. Luis del Castillo

    Happy birthday!!
    hope you have a wonderful day!
    All the best!

  6. Happy Birthday Ann, welcome to the 65 club. In Canada this is when our pension and old age cheques start coming in. Not sure I like that term ‘old age’ but I’m not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. I worked a lot of years to earn that money. 🙂

  7. Happy birthday! And congratulations on making it through January. Perhaps the worst part of that month was the flu falling right in the middle of the weekend. But that was then, this is now, and there’s still so much more to come.

  8. May you now have many more

  9. Happy birthday, Ann!

  10. Happy birthday, my dear friend Ann! May you be treated to many smiles this Groundhog Day.

  11. Happy Birthday Ann, now you’re younger than me, but then, I’m older than you. 😊😚

  12. I am much older than you, Ann, this is why I think you’re still very young. So enjoy the coming years. They can be very good! Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂

  13. 🎶 Happy Birthday dear A-nn. Happy Birthday to you❣️ 🎶 Have a wonderful day!

  14. Happy birthday Ann, I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

  15. Happy Birthday to you Ann! Hope you are feeling ok after your tumble and can get out and enjoy!

  16. Birthday’s are great, we have them to celebrate surviving another year of stuff, hope you had a great one

  17. Craig

    Happy birthday !!!
    You are young and flexible!

  18. Happy Birthday. Haven’t heard that song from the Monkees before.

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  20. Since this was posted on your birthday I am going to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Because I read it now but it was posted then. I feel like I time traveled. 🙂

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