Day 2554: Mood swings

Yesterday was November 22, a day when I’ve often had mood swings.  Why? Because fifty-six years ago on that date, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and I had my first heart surgery to get my first cardiac pacemaker.

After I swung myself out of bed, I put on my “I have mood swings” socks, hoping that my mood swings that day would be manageable.

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Thankfully, my mood swings yesterday were not remarkable. For example, when I noticed that Michael had removed stuff from two kitchen cabinets during the night, I thought, “That can’t be good.”

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But my mood didn’t swing dramatically.

When I noticed a truck that reminded me of death on my way into work …

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…. my mood didn’t swing that much.

Here are more things that caused negligible mood swings yesterday:

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Did any of those photos swing your mood in any way?

Here‘s The Mood Swings Orchestra, an all-woman big band located in the Boston area:

I expect my mood will swing up when I read your comments about this “Mood Swings” post.  Thanks to all, including YOU.

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21 thoughts on “Day 2554: Mood swings

  1. I have been fortunate enough to witness the Mood Swings Orchestra perform at our Syracuse Jazz Fest, Ann. Fine ensemble!
    I can imagine the great shows you will witness at the new Music Hall coming to Boston. Wow. That could put you In the Mood for wonderful concerts!

  2. Post your thoughts on your blog and get positive feedback! Upswing!

  3. I’m so much on an even keel that I don’t know much about mood swings.

  4. I am curious! Why did Michael empty the cupboards?
    Thank you for posting the photo of your guiding words: show up, be gentle, tell the truth. I made a little poster if that advice the other day (with your name on it) and hung 3 copies in my house. Thank you!

  5. I get giddy on the swings nowadays but I did notice that they have put someone else’s picture on that article about me in People magazine!

  6. Remember to be grateful for that day 65 years ago, dear Ann. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here now.

  7. My mood swung from concerned about stuffing my face to happy while listening to the Mood Swings Orchestra. Overall I think it’s better to have mood swings than to not feel at all.

  8. I have a niece who is a big one for mood swings

  9. puella33

    I think you are a very corageous person, Ann. You underwent a lot, and I’m happy you are here to tell us about it.

  10. By the way, we have a Lazy Susan that looks to be that exact size except there are no shelves, just the round trays, and our Rubbermaid containers are always crashing into our tinned food and falling all over the place,p. We find this cupboard hard to use.

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