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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15 thoughts on “Day 3221: Keeping track

  1. I keep track of the days by reading your blog. Because of our time zone difference it’s usually quite early here when I read it. It’s always a good way to start the day. Thank you.

  2. I have Alexa, Siri, Google, two electronic calendars and one paper diary keeping track of my every move. I still don’t know what day it is!

  3. puella33

    I like the saying on the poster of the pelicans.

  4. i have trouble keeping track of my trackers, so i just do the best i can, and in most cases nothing terrible happens if i lose track of something.

  5. I just read something about therapeutic journals and that reminded me of a time when I got a small organizer and made a note at the end of each day about how I felt. It can’t fix everything but a small act of mindfulness can help.

  6. I love this question, Ann! I keep track of most things through journals. I have a lot of different journals for different aspects of my life. I also love post-it notes for when I get overwhelmed. I have a hard time keeping track of self-care, and that’s something I need to work on. Thanks for giving me this question to ponder!

  7. Writing things down helps my mind somewhat, Ann, yes it does.

  8. I really like the statement on your therapy board that says “I did the best I could at the time.” I think this is most often true, and I wish I’d incorporated this focus into my life long, long ago. Sadly, keeping track of WAY too much blocked some of my insight. I do rely on lists, and then I have to sometimes remember where I put the list. 😏

  9. Keeping track requires both memory and self-preservation skills.

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