Monthly Archives: October 2021

Day 3226: The best thing about human beings

Last night, this human being asked other human beings on Twitter this best question about human beings:

I think the best thing, here and now, is to share some of the answers from human beings.


Do you see best things about human beings in any of the other images in today’s post?

Maybe the best thing about human beings is knock-knock jokes, and that’s my best segue to the best knock-knock joke made up by my best (and only) son, Aaron:

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

The town detective.

The town detective who?

I’ll be asking the questions around here.

The best thing about Halloween, for me, is that was the day I met the best human being named Michael, who is now my husband.

The best thing about human beings, said one human being above, is music, so here’s a best song from one of the answers.

What do you think is the best thing about human beings?

A best thing about human beings is the ability to express and receive appreciation, so thanks to all of the best human beings who visit this blog, including YOU!

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Day 3225: What scares you?

What scares you, on this day before Halloween, 2021?

What scares you in today’s images?

Enemies scare me and, honestly, so does candy corn.

What scares me is how scared I can become about so many things. What helps is knowing I have survived so many things that scare me.

When I searched YouTube for “what scares you?” I found What Scares Me That Doesn’t Scare You.

I hope leaving a comment doesn’t scare you.

I am grateful for everything that doesn’t scare me, including YOU.

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Day 3224: Improve the Moment

“Improve the moment” is a set of DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) skills, as follows:




Relaxing actions

One thing in the moment



If you want to improve your understanding of that set of DBT skills, see here.

Yesterday, I tried to improve the moment by posting this on Twitter:

Do any of my other images for today improve the moment?

Eating a nutritious meal on National Cat Day while planning a trip to New York City in November would improve many moments for me!

I think I can improve this blog post by including this video here:

How can you improve the moment, here and now?

Gratitude always improves the moment, so thanks to all who are taking a moment to visit this blog post, including YOU!

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Day 3223: It’s always something

It’s always something (as Gilda Radner’s Roseanne Roseannadanna always said), and it’s always interesting to share it.


It’s always something when people respond with empathy and it’s always something when people really get you.


It’s always something when my husband cooks for us.

That Mexican Lasagna was something!

It’s always something, every day.

It’s always something when a family friend shares a photo of your parents you’ve never seen before.

Here’s something I find when I search YouTube for “it’s always something.”

It’s always something in the comments section, below.

It’s always gratitude at the end of these posts, so thanks for visiting my blog today, which is always something I appreciate!

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Day 3222: L-words

Let’s not Linger LaziLy; Let’s Look at the Latest LiveLy daiLy caLendar:

Look and Listen! Luscious L-words Like Let, Living, Life, LateLy, Last, and Loving:

L-words to describe Joan besides LoveLy, LiveLy and Liberated?

Let’s Listen to “La-La (Means I Love You)” by the DeLfonics:

Leave a comment?

Love to aLL!

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Day 3221: Keeping track

Lately, I’ve been having trouble keeping track of

  • the important news,
  • what I need to remember,
  • obligations,
  • my own self care,
  • other creatures’ needs,
  • the differences between working from home and at the hospital,
  • changing COVID precautions,
  • what life was like before COVID,
  • stuff which seems to disappear,
  • changes in technology,
  • my phone,
  • what I want to watch on TV,
  • books I want to read,
  • new movies,
  • my feelings,
  • my thoughts,
  • responses to my blog and my tweets,
  • the past,
  • the future,
  • the precious current moment, and
  • cat toys.

Yesterday, I was keeping track of many things in my office at the hospital…

… so I asked this question on Twitter:

People responded with practical solutions for keeping track of things as well as empathy for how keeping track can seem overwhelming.

Keeping track of the time, I need to finish this blog post before I start another work day (this time from home). Here are my other images for today:

Because I am keeping track of important days, I want to share that today is the marriage anniversary of my late parents, who always kept track of me.

Keeping track of my fondest memories, here’s what my father sang to my mother on one of their anniversaries, decades ago.

I’ll be keeping track of your comments and doing my best to respond to them when I can!

Many, many thanks for keeping track of me through this daily blog.

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Day 3220: Architecture

Because the architecture of this daily blog often includes definitions, I’m starting this post with a definition of “architecture.”

Last night, on Twitter, I asked a question about architecture.

At this point, there are over five hundred responses to that question. I look forward to reading those responses about beloved architecture during a day where I will be seeing some interesting architecture in the Longwood Medical area of Boston.

This morning, coincidentally, I discovered an email about architecture in my mailbox.

Do you see any interesting architecture in my other images for today?

Today I will also be consulting with someone who knows a lot about architecture regarding the structural damage to our home because of our leaking shower.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “architecture.”

This Steely Dan song has one of my favorite lyrics — “the dreary architecture of your soul.”

The architecture of these posts always includes gratitude, so thanks to all who visit here, including YOU!

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Day 3219: What month is this?

Have you been losing track of time? If so, you’re not alone. Perhaps the images in today’s post will help you identify what month this is.

Our cat Joan has had skin and ear problems since we adopted her from a shelter in August, and that’s not baloney. Today, she is celebrating National Food Day without a cone!

Here’s what I find when I search for “What month is it?” on YouTube.

No matter what month it is, I am grateful to YOU!

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Day 3218: What’s a good title?

What’s a good title for this post?

What’s a good title for your autobiography?

People shared many good titles for their autobiographies in response to my question, last night, on Twitter. At this point, my good titles for my autobiography include

  • A Very Unusual Heart
  • The Backwards Heart
  • It Takes One To Know One
  • Assault and Batteries
  • That Must Have Been Scary

I reserve the right to come up with more good titles before I actually write it.

What’s a good title for today’s collection of images?

What’s a good title for this precious day?

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “What’s a good title?”

What’s a good ending for this “What’s a Good Title?” blog post?

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Day 3217: Empathic

Yesterday, when I was considering and experiencing the pros and cons of being empathic, I asked this question on Twitter:

Some people didn’t know the definition of empathy, so I shared this:

Some people wanted to know the difference between empathic and empathetic, so I shared this:

How empathic are you about my other images for today?

The Daily Bitch isn’t very empathic, but I still love her.

And for those of you are empathic about our kitty Joan in the cone, you are not alone. My good news is that the cone is probably coming off tomorrow!

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “empathic”:

Empathic thanks to all those who took the time to visit here today, including YOU.

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