Posts Tagged With: age

Day 3785: What makes me happy

What makes me happy includes

  • my family,
  • getting to do work I love,
  • living near the water,
  • being healthy and pain-free at my age, and
  • friends like Barbara.

Yesterday, it made me happy to spend the day with Barbara in my old stomping grounds of Belmont, Massachusetts. Barbara and I shared what makes us happy — including our both making it to age 70, realizing it’s okay for us to coast after working so hard in our lives, and appreciating that we are both in each other’s inner circle of important connections after over 65 years of friendship!

Can you see what makes me happy in my other images for today?

Migratory birds make me happy, including snowy egrets.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “what makes me happy.”

What makes you happy?

Thanks to all those who make me happy, including YOU!

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Day 3674: Bots

Last week, I chatted with a Jane Austen bot, who was witty, polite, and interested in my college thesis (which was about judgment in the novels of Jane Austen).

Because I knew she was a bot, I didn’t return for further conversation. I do prefer interacting with non-bots after all (even if they’re not as interested in my thesis).

Do you see bots in my images for today?

Because I’m not a bot, I’m feeling angry and sad about the latest mass shooting in the USA. I wish the non-bots in Congress would do more to prevent this ongoing and horrifying loss of life.

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

What are your thoughts and feelings about this bots post?

Human thanks to all my non-bot readers, including YOU.

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Day 3673: How old am I?

How old am I? I’m about to turn 70 on Groundhog Day.

How old am I? When I was a little girl, I saw a children’s encyclopedia with an illustration depicting the lifespans of different species, and the lifespan for humans was 70.

How old am I? As I mentioned in Thursday’s blog post, I’m older than expected to be, and it’s wonderful.

How old am I? I’m old enough to share these images with you.

How old am I? Old enough (1) to admit that I almost wrote about hugs today before I knew it was National Hugging Day and (2) to stick with my chosen topic without rewriting what I have so far.

How old am I? Old enough to do what I want without regret or fear.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “how old am I?”

How old am I? I’m old enough to be grateful for every day and for you!

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Day 3535: National Be Late For Something Day

Happy National Be Late For Something Day, everybody!


I usually feel bad about being late — stressing too much out about being on time (if not early) — so I definitely need to celebrate National Be Late For Something Day. I’ll do that today by being late posting the National Days on Twitter (which I try to do every day at 9 AM, Eastern Time). And I’ll try not to worry about being on time for anything else today.

Right before I started today’s blog, I scheduled my Lyft ride to get to Logan Airport two hours before my flight to Florida on Wednesday, which is NOT National Be Late for Something Day.

Do any of my images capture the spirit of National Be Late For Something Day?


I’m going to be late celebrating National Cheese Pizza Day.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “National Be Late For Something Day.”


How are you going to celebrate National Be Late For Something Day? Feel free to be late commenting on this blog.

Thanks to everyone who has ever been late for something, including YOU.

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Day 3250: Numbers

I’ve written many numbers of blog posts about numbers and here is another 1!

I have difficulty remembering numbers. There have been a number of times when somebody tells me a number and I forget it before I have a chance to write it down. (By the way, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve rewritten that previous sentence.)

When I’ve been scheduling therapy appointments for next year, I consistently enter the year number as 2021, and the hospital computer system replies “PAST.” I can’t get the number 2022 into my head.

Repairing the damage to our home because of the leak from the upstairs shower is going to cost a lot of money, but I don’t know the exact numbers yet.

1 day before Thanksgiving, I give thanks that I have 1 son, 1 husband, 1 ex-husband, 2 cats, and a good number of friends.

Do you see numbers in my images for today?

Personally, I’m glad that my 1 kid is in my house.

It took Michael 3 times to perfect this tofu dish …

… so that all 3 of us loved it.

Here is song #1 from Anaïs Mitchell’s 2010 concept album Hadestown, 6 years before it debuted as a stage musical.

I’ve listened to that beautiful track a number of times.

I look forward to the comments about this “numbers” post, below.

I’m very, very, very grateful for the numbers of people who read this blog, including YOU.

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Day 3116: If you could ask any question of thousands of people, what question would you ask?

If you have trouble answering the question in today’s title, here are some examples of questions you might ask thousands of people:

Right and wrong answers are welcomed for any of the questions in today’s blog.

One more question: what is the Daily Bitch trying to tell us today?

Here’s my answer to the question about the best television theme song ever:

Thanks to all who ask and answer questions, including YOU.

Categories: life during the pandemic, personal growth, Twitter | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Day 3103: The first time

Yesterday, in my Coping and Healing group, people spoke about doing things for the first time, like taking a trip alone.

Then, I noticed that my tweet about being blocked for the first time on Twitter got a kashmillion responses and hundreds of new followers, also for the first time.

Well, as my mother used to say, there’s a first time for everything.

What helps us deal with things we are encountering for the first time? Things that are new to us, even those things we might want, invariably cause some stress.

I hope you enjoy seeing these images for the first time.


It’s not the first time I’ve shared “Ain’t That Peculiar” here and it’s probably not the last either!

Actually, it IS the first time I’ve seen and shared that fabulous video.

What are your thoughts and feelings about this first-time post?

For neither the first nor the last time, thanks to all who help me create this daily blog, including YOU.

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