Day 3582: Cool

As the weather here turns cool and we approach the midterm elections, I am trying to keep my cool, which was difficult yesterday when Joan the cat suddenly disappeared when I momentarily got distracted when we were outside together and I was inspecting the cool construction work on our home. I lost my cool as I searched for Joan, catastrophizing that I would never see that cool cat again. After many uncool minutes when Joan was uncharacteristically silent while I was calling her, she suddenly popped up, cool as a cucumber (although cats actually are not cool with cucumbers, as you can see here).

Also, my cool yellow Honda Fit with manual transmission has a brand new alternator which travelled all the way from Arkansas to Massachusetts, so now I’m cool about it starting up in the cool mornings. I find it cool and fun to drive a car with a stick shift and I think it’s uncool that they’re phasing out those kinds of cars.

At the end of the day, I did some cool EMDR therapy to help me stay cool while others are losing their cool around me, and my therapist and I came up with a cool positive cognition: “I can trust myself.”

How cool are my images for today?


It’s cool to make a difference and here is “Cool” from West Side Story on The Ed Sullivan Show!

I have many cool memories of watching that show when I was a kid.

I look forward to your cool comments and thanks to all the cool creatures who help me blog every day, including YOU

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20 thoughts on “Day 3582: Cool

  1. cats almost always come back, they just love to get up to mischief, test their independence boundaries, and challenge us. they are smart and have an amazing sense of humor 

  2. Dreamer9177

    The weather is turning cooler, and that feels so

  3. Luis Del Castillo

    Your blog is pretty cool!
    I agree about the manual transmission, I just got a hold of a 1987 BMW 325 with a manual transmission and I’m loving it!! So much fun!

  4. I nearly lost my cool at the thought of you losing Joan.
    I also remember when then British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced a “Cool Britannia” initiative. The comedian Ben Elton said, “The truth is you can’t buy cool and you can’t create it with a label. Wearing the right clothes only takes money while wearing the wrong clothes takes initiative. And what, I should like to know, is so great about being cool anyway?”

  5. puella33

    It’s cool that you drove all the way to Arkansas! I could never do that. I’m glad you found Joan. Have a nice week-end, Ann

  6. I think Joan the cat is groovy, Ann.

  7. Lots of cool photos in today’s post! Am I cool? You bet! Today our accompanist was snowed in and couldn’t get to church. The two people who usually fill in for her when she’s gone were out of town. So, I dusted off my accordion and stepped up to the plate. Cool indeed! “Go Tell It On the Mountain” sounds great with squeezebox accompaniment!!

  8. Oh, I shoulda said “sound cool” instead of “sounds great.” Silly me… how could I miss that cool opportunity?

  9. I am so glad that Joan came back!

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