Posts Tagged With: cats

Day 3552: You never know

You never know exactly what the day will bring, but you know the Daily Bitch will have something to say about it.

.

You never know what images I’m going to share in these posts and I hope you enjoy these (with or without a stick of butter).

You never know. I thought I knew that there would never be a National Take Your CAT to Work Day. However …

I’ll never know why that didn’t show up in the list of National Days on Monday.

You never know what you’re going to find on YouTube.

You never know how I’ll express my thanks to all who help me blog every day, including YOU!

Categories: life in the USA, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Day 3550: Two wrongs don’t make a right

“Two wrongs don’t make a right” was one of my late mother’s favorite sayings. Another favorite saying of my mother’s was “there’s a place for everything and everything in its place” so I think this is the place for today’s Daily Bitch Calendar.

It sure as hell would make me feel better right now to share a photo of my mother. It’s right that I coincidentally captured an image of my mother with my son Aaron yesterday when I took a picture of our cat, Joan (on the right).

Two humans — my husband Michael and I — were wrong in worrying that our old and fretful shelter cat Harley would never accept shelter cat Joan. Those two together definitely make a right.

There’s a place for everything and this is the place I’ll share a story about my mother and me and “two wrongs don’t make a right.” I was born with a heart that was wrong, which resulted in many hospitalizations and my needing pacemakers from a very young age. We didn’t know what kind of heart condition I had until my very right and still current cardiologist, Dr. Deeb Salem, figured out in the 1980’s that I had the very rare heart condition of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA). When Dr. Salem rightly described how my heart was very wrong in two different ways — (1) the aorta and the pulmonary arteries are switched and (2) the ventricles are also switched — and

  1. that means all the blood ends up in the right place and
  2. having just one of those wrongs would have killed me when I was born in 1953 because of what kinds of heart surgeries were available then,

I turned to my mother and said “You know how you always say ‘two wrongs don’t make a right?’ I guess not!”

There’s a place for everything and this is the place for me to say that I miss my mother and my father every day.

It’s right that many of my images for today have twos in them.

It seems wrong to me that onion rings and kissing — both very right in their own way — are celebrated on the same day.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “two wrongs don’t make a right.”

I also find this very right rendition of “Two Wrongs” by Wyclef Jean with Claudette Ortiz:

It’s right for me to end each post with thanks to all who help me blog every day, including YOU!

Categories: heart condition, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Day 3546: Better than expected

Yesterday was a day that turned out much better than expected.

Let’s see if my photos are better than expected.

That cookie might be better than expected and that slogan was better than expected.
Capturing two bunnies in a photo was better than expected. Also, the weather during our evening walk was better than expected because it had been humid earlier in the day.
This photo of a big orange cat in a window was better than expected.
If this sweet lost kitty is ever found, that would be better than expected.
This typical still life in our neighborhood is better than expected.
What my husband Michael said about this combination of restaurants was better than expected. He said it was Mex-Ken. His reaction to his own pun was better than expected because he hates puns unless he makes them. Then they’re not puns, they’re “shmuns.”
Harley’s reactions to Joan are much better than expected.
We thought we would never get over the loss of our beloved cat Oscar, but Joan has made everything much better than expected.
If these three photos of Harley and Joan are better than expected, that’s because Michael took them, not me.
I’m curious about things that are better than expected, in case you haven’t noticed.
Michael’s homemade dinners are better than donuts, which might be better than expected for some.
These National Days are better than expected so I think I’ll splurge and get away today by visiting my ex-sister-in-law, Deborah, whose dog Casey’s recovery from heartworms was better than expected.

Brian Regan (a comedian I found out about thanks to my Twitter followers) was better than expected.

When I searched for information about Brian Regan just now, I found out that he’s appearing at a great venue near me next week, which was better than expected. I just splurged on National Splurge Day and got two better-than-expected tickets for that show.

If Michael agrees to go with me, that will be better than expected.

What’s been better than expected for you?

Thanks to all who are reading this better-than-expected blog post, including YOU!

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Day 3544: Why the hell?

Why the hell would I start today’s blog post this way?

Well, I’ve been asking “why the hell?” about people’s behaviors for years. Why the hell else would I become a therapist?

Why the hell aren’t people doing more about

  • climate change?
  • the threat of Fascism?
  • injustice?
  • systemic biases?
  • greed?
  • war?
  • inhumanity?

Why the hell do I ask so many questions? And why the hell am I sharing these images today?

Why the hell are there so few National Days today?

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “why the hell?”

I also find this

this

… and this.

Why the hell are there so many videos about “what the hell?” and none for “why the hell?”

Why the hell is Rowan Atkinson welcoming us to Hell?

Why the hell do I end each blog post with gratitude for all the wonderful people who also wonder “why the hell?” at times, including YOU?

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Day 3544: Why the hell?

Why the hell would I start today’s blog post this way?

Well, I’ve been asking “why the hell?” about people’s behaviors for years. Why the hell else would I become a therapist?

Why the hell aren’t people doing more about

  • climate change?
  • the threat of Fascism?
  • injustice?
  • systemic biases?
  • greed?
  • war?
  • inhumanity?

Why the hell do I ask so many questions? And why the hell am I sharing these images today?

Why the hell are there so few National Days today?

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “why the hell?”

I also find this

this

… and this.

Why the hell are there so many videos about “what the hell?” and none for “why the hell?”

Why the hell is Rowan Atkinson welcoming us to Hell?

Why the hell do I end each blog post with gratitude for all the wonderful people who also wonder “why the hell?” at times, including YOU?

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Day 3543: Sense of humor

I really like River Butcher’s sense of humor, so I’m going to share their full Comedy Central special, “A Different Kind of Dude.”

I especially love their bit about pronouns and white ladies, which I hope demonstrates that my sense of humor includes the ability to laugh at myself.

Do you see a sense of humor (or any kind of sense) in my images for today?

I’m glad I had the sense to write about sense of humor on National Smile Power Day.

I’m not kidding when I end this post with a sense of gratitude for River Butcher and for all those who have the sense of humor to enjoy my blog, including YOU.

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Day 3541: What might you say?

What might you say about my choice of “What might you say?” as the title of today’s blog post?

What might you say about wordgenius.com saying that a word I might say every day is one of the most overused words in the English language?

.

What might you say about these fascinating or prodigious images?

What might you say about what the Daily Bitch says today?

What might you say about this video I shared on Twitter about what I might say about my followers?

What might you say if I expressed my gratitude to all my amazing followers on social media, including YOU?

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism, social media | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Day 3539: Freaking Adorable

I think the Daily Bitch is freaking adorable and that’s why I share that calendar with freaking adorable people.

Today I’m going to attend a Zoom conference with some fellow freaking adorable group therapists. Tonight, for the first time since the start of the freaking pandemic, I’m going to attend an in-person party for the freaking adorable Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. I’m not freaking out about that because the party is mostly outside and I’ll wear this freaking adorable mask whenever I’m inside:

After all we’ve been through, we’re probably not as freaking adorable as we used to be, but I think we’re freaking adorable enough.

I hope you enjoy my other freaking adorable images for today.

It’s freaking adorable that the National Day Calendar sends you a puppy when you ask about a National Day that doesn’t exist (like National Fred Day or National Ann Day).

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

.

.

I think this comment about that video is freaking adorable:

.

By the way, I’m very close to 30,000 freaking adorable followers on Twitter and I’ll be sharing this video when I hit that freaking amazing number.

I look forward to your freaking adorable comments, below.

Thanks to everyone who is freaking adorable, including YOU!

Categories: group therapy, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Day 3538: Learning

I keep learning every day and I try to share some of that learning in this blog.

Yesterday, in a therapy session, somebody compared learning self-acceptance to maintaining a home. While we might wish that our hard work is finally done, we learn to keep recommitting to the upkeep, which is never finished.

This weekend I’ll be learning more about facilitating groups at the annual conference of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. I’m never done learning more about groups, too.

I have to say that what I’m learning about my country can be very scary and discouraging. I hope that people in the USA are learning that they have to vote in November if they care about the future of their country and the world.

Do you see learning in my images for today?

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

Thanks to all who support my learning, including YOU.

Categories: group therapy, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Day 3536: Irritations

I don’t want to be irritating, but have you noticed people experiencing and expressing more irritations lately?

Maybe I’m more keenly aware of trends in irritations because of all the people I encounter in my therapy groups and on social media.

This reminds me of something I read about irritations recently: “If you meet a jerk every month, you’ve met a jerk. If you meet a jerk every day, you are a jerk.” I’ve been quoting that in my groups, expressing my amazement at discovering that I am a jerk (which people don’t seem to find irritating).

What irritations can you find in my images for today?

People sometimes express irritation with the National Days (although most people seem to enjoy knowing about them). To celebrate today, I’m going to share a photo that demonstrates all of today’s National Celebrations.

.

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

Feel free to express irritations or anything else in the comments section, below.

No matter what irritations I experience, I am grateful to spend another day on this earth with people who don’t irritate me, including YOU.

Categories: group therapy, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Blog at WordPress.com.