Day 1898: Second thought

My first thought right now is, “What should I write about today?”

My second thought is to share this conversation I had with a doctor at work yesterday:

Me:  Hi! What’s going on?

Doctor B: I’m trying to decide what to do.

Me:  About the snow storm tomorrow?

Doctor B: No.  About what I’m dealing with here.

Me:  I suggest going with your second thought.  That seems to be working for me these days.

Doctor B:  Good idea.

My first thought when I heard the predictions about today’s snow storm was to respond the way I usually do:  go into work despite the weather and somehow get home safely.  My second thought was to cancel all my patients and stay home today. And that’s what I’ve done.

What’s your first thought about this blog post so far?  What’s your second thought?

Any first or second thoughts about these photos, all taken at work yesterday?









Second Thought is “a channel devoted to the things in life worth thinking about” which has 519,303 subscribers, approximately 515,000 more followers than I have (but who’s counting?).

Your first thought might be, “How am I supposed to respond to this blog post?”  I suggest you go with your second thought.

My final thought is always gratitude, so thanks to all who helped me create today’s blog and — of course! — to you, second to none.



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19 thoughts on “Day 1898: Second thought

  1. My first thought before I read your post today was “ I hope Ann stays home they say there’s over 17 inches in Boston”. My second thought on reading this was “Whew!” Stay warm, cuddle up and enjoy the views today💕

  2. Jan Woodruff

    My first, second and third thought is that it’s snowing like a b__ch out there!! Stay safe!

  3. Whenever I don’t see a new post from you first thing in the morning my first thought is always, I hope nothing’s wrong. My second thought is always, don’t panic. In fact that’s my second thought in a lot of situations. Now that I think about it, though, that should be my first thought.

  4. My first thought was I hope Ann stays home… which led me to not having to have a second thought as I read further…

  5. My first thought was not to blog today, my second thought was why not so here I am

  6. My first thought was that you must have gone to work, my second thought was how smart you were to have stayed home! My third thought is how smart I am to be in Florida!

  7. I do love those Daily Bitch cards. They make me laugh. I have been receiving photos all day from your area. My dear friend lives in Arlington and has been sending me texts all day with messages that say, “Still snowing…” and showing me the view from her home. Judging by what I’ve been seeing just in photos, I think you made the right decision in staying home! That’s a lot of powder. 🙂

  8. Geez Ann, I hope you stayed home today too. On second thought, seems like staying home the rest of the week might be the best thing to do.

  9. We have been warned of a possibility of a return to cold weather at the weekend. My first thought was “You must be joking”. My second thought was “You can not be serious”.

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