Day 2345: M.I.A.

Last night, at a Sunday working meeting to prepare for next weekend’s group therapy conference, somebody told me they thought I’d been M.I.A. for the last few days. I had many thoughts about that, including:

  • “Missing In Action”?  I’ve been right here all along!
  • Does that mean I’ve been Missing Important Action?
  • Has my responsiveness and accessibility changed since my son came home for the summer?
  • People notice when I’m missing!
  • I’m missing my very close friend from the organization, who passed away this time last year.
  • I don’t like to miss anything.

Last night, I dreamed about being lost with my sister and my son, leaving them to find help, and then missing my phone and ways to get back to them.  I was searching desperately for everything that was missing, over and over again, and then told somebody in my dream, “I can never get a break!”

I woke up deciding to write about M.I.A. Then I noticed that, as usual,  the action in some of my latest photos fit the action of my daily topic. I don’t want you to be missing any of those pictures, so here they are:


















Here‘s “Borders” by M.I.A.

I don’t want to be missing the action in your comments, so please leave one below.

Gratitude is never M.I.A. here, so thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.


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22 thoughts on “Day 2345: M.I.A.

  1. The action is on its way, Ann!

  2. All humans in your pictures are M.I.A.

  3. Nice name MIA!

    • MIA is the name of the wonderful woman who cuts my hair (see yesterday’s blog post). Thanks for another nice comment, Peter.

  4. Some people I work with have asked that others avoid the “alphabet soup” of acronyms. It’s a perfectly reasonable request and one I try to keep to because I wouldn’t want to say “M.I.A.” and have someone think I meant “Molluscs In Appetizers” unless that’s what I were offering.

    • You offer a lot, Chris. Thanks for not being Missing In Action and for being so Marvelously Inspiring Always.

  5. Harley: Master In Analysis

  6. Your not MIA you are here and by here I mean there

  7. MIA, huh? You should have said, “Really? What’s up with that?”

  8. Mama MIA! LOL! ♡〜٩( ╹▿╹ )۶〜♡

  9. I’ve been a little M.I.A this week, but that’s another story! I read the post you linked to about the loss of your friend last year. That touched me, Ann. And I can’t imagine you being M.I.A. in your professional setting, no matter what. I’m sure you’re VERY present. Maybe you need to start wearing brighter clothing. 🙂 LOL!

    • Even when you’re not here, Debra, you’re here in my thoughts. Maybe we are never as “missing in action” as we fear. Thanks for being so present, my friend.

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