Day 3677: Out of the frying pan

Today’s Daily Bitch has a different ending for “out of the frying pan into the fire.”

It still means the same thing: going to a worse situation when trying to better your current one.

No matter how we phrase it, that’s a fear that can worry us or even paralyze us about taking action — maybe I should stay in this frying pan because if I move, it might get worse!

For example, we stayed with a malfunctioning dishwasher for months (Michael had to bail out the non-draining water every day!) and now that we finally got a new one (delivered yesterday), I’m thinking we were afraid we might be going out of the frying pan into the fire, imagining things like “What if the new one doesn’t work?” “What if the installation people scare Harley so much he gets sick?” and other fire-y thoughts. Instead, now our frying pans can go into a dishwasher that was installed easily and works great. And Harley, as you can see, is neither in a frying pan nor a fire.

Now it’s time to move out of the frying pan …

… into the rest of the images for today.

Because we’re focusing on frying pans and fires today, you might think that “Burns Supper” means something other than this:

Happy Burns Supper Day and because it’s also National Opposite Day, maybe I’ll assume that I’m going out of the frying pan into BETTER situations today.

Here’s what I find when I search for “out of the frying pan” on YouTube.

Thanks to all who accompany me as I go out of the frying pan into other places every day, including YOU!

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13 thoughts on “Day 3677: Out of the frying pan

  1. I’m glad to hear Michael no longer has to bail out and Harley is still a happy cat, Ann.

  2. as is the way of life, we often don’t do things or fear them, because of things that never actually happen 99% of the time. we are clearly human

  3. Best advice came from my mother: “Don’t do that!” Wish I listened to her more.

  4. Your new dishwasher is very smart-looking. I’m glad that Michael won’t have to bail out water anymore.

    I love that quote about out of the frying pan and into the crack between the countertop and the stove. So apt!

  5. I think you and Michael gave it a good “go” for long enough with the water-bailing evening project. So glad you have a new, state-of-the-art machine. And I love the book banning message. Those who are interested in banning books because they are afraid of the “offending titles” are definitely jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. To save some discomfort we will cripple a generation. What a plan!

  6. Great saying! ❤ ❤

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