Posts Tagged With: baked ziti

Day 2735: For now

For now,

  • Oscar seems to be feeling better, perhaps due to his steroid medication,
  • friends and family seem to be well,
  • I am not suffering,
  • a lot of people are in pain,
  • I am facilitating a telehealth version of my Coping and Healing groups five times every week,
  • I am using the word “mute” and “unmute” way too often,
  • I’m working from home for the foreseeable future,
  • I am still President of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy,
  • pasta is still my favorite food,
  • the weather in Boston is beautiful,
  • I am living near the water,
  • most people in my neighborhood are wearing masks when they are outside,
  • I see a lot of white male rage,

  • I love Melissa Villasenõr,
  • I believe in skill, perseverance, flexibility,  and luck,
  • I was inexplicably able to fix an inexplicable and annoying display change on my laptop,
  • when somebody calls me “annoying” or any other critical label, I have trouble letting go of that,
  • I think saying “hello” and “goodbye” are both very important,
  • focusing on the future often raises anxiety,
  • I’m trying to avoid fortune telling, mind reading, and the other cognitive distortions,
  • I prefer to live in the now,
  • I am very grateful for all that I have, and
  • I am sharing all my photos from yesterday.

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For now and forever, I don’t drink wine because I’m on Coumadin for the rest of my life. For now, I am totally fine with that.

For now, I need to end this post and get ready for work, so thanks to all who helped me create another “For Now” post, including YOU!

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Day 2455: Get in touch

Get in touch with your reactions to these two notifications I recently received from Facebook:

It’s not easy for me to get in touch with Oscar right now. Why? Because I’m at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Oscar’s back home with Michael and Harley.

I’m getting in touch with my excitement about my son Aaron and I both having shows at the Fringe.

Get in touch with these other new photos on my phone:

Get in touch with this YouTube video of Aaron performing a version of his Mail Room show.

Get in touch with me through a comment, below.

Every day, no matter where I am, I’m in touch with appreciation and gratitude for you!

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Day 1093: What are you eating/What’s eating you

The title of today’s post is inspired by:

  • all the people who are talking about food during this time of the year,
  • worries that tend to eat away at people,  and
  • every single photo I took yesterday.

What are you eating these days?  And what’s eating you?

Personally, I’d like to let go of all worries that are eating me. One worry I can let go of, immediately,  is about what we’re going to have to eat during  this week between Christmas and New Years,  what with that enormous baked ziti Michael made for us yesterday. I don’t think it’s eating away at my son Aaron that Michael made that baked ziti  instead of the lasagna Aaron had requested, especially since all the Christmas shoppers had eaten away all the lasagna noodles from the supermarket shelves on Sunday.

If it’s eating away at you, now, that you can’t see Michael’s lasagna, here it is —  in a 2015 video created by Aaron and his friend Cameron (which is currently eating up bandwidth on YouTube and two previous posts of mine, here and here):

It’s eating away at me to share one more thing before I end this post and eat some baked ziti for breakfast.  My use of the word “bandwidth” above reminded me of this exchange I had during a work meeting yesterday:

Co-worker:  We should do it this way because we don’t have the bandwidth to do it otherwise.

Me (raising my hand): Excuse me?  I keep hearing people use the word “bandwidth” in conversation lately and I’d like to know: What exactly do you mean?

Co-worker: Ummm.  It means we don’t have what we need to do it.

Me: Okay!  So it means “resources.”  Thank you!

I also explained, before much more time was eaten up at that meeting, that it ate at me when people used the word “bandwidth”that way,  since “I’m not a computer.”

Then, my manager offered me some chocolate (not pictured), which I promptly ate.

If there are any thoughts or feelings eating at you right now, I hope you leave them behind in a comment.

Thanks to all whose time I’ve eaten up with this post, including you!

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