Posts Tagged With: depending on others

Day 1392: Depends

What’s my attitude about life?  Depends on what’s going on around me, how I’m perceiving things, and people I depend on.

How am I feeling as I recover from my recent open heart surgery?  Depends on how much sleep I’m able to get, which depends on how much pain I’m having.

How do I answer questions from myself and from others? Depends on the question, my attitude, my experience, and what I know.

How  do  I come up with a title and topic for each of my daily blog posts?  Depends on what’s happened the day before, usually.

How do I decide which pictures to share here?  Depends on which ones I think you might like.

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How well do I quote other people in this blog?  Depends on my memory and what they have to say.  Yesterday, the dependably hilarious, brilliant, and charming Mel Brooks responded to a question from the audience as follows:

Question:  Boxers or briefs?

Mel Brooks:  Depends!

My choice of music for each post depends on several factors. Here‘s the theme song from Blazing Saddles  — the movie Mel Brooks showed and discussed yesterday:

 

Will you comment on today’s blog post?  That probably depends on what you have to say.

I depend on others to create every blog post and on you to read them, so many thanks to Mel Brooks, to my neighbor Karen for driving me yesterday to a realtor’s open house AND to see Mel Brooks, and to you — of course! — on whom I depend more than you know.

 

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Day 552: It’s time to relax

Yesterday, on this Independence Day weekend,  I went for a walk with Barbara, on whom I can always depend.

Barbara was my very first friend, as I wrote about here.  She remains a true-blue supporter of my writing (and all my other endeavors, too).

This weekend, Barbara requested a visit to some places I’ve shown in this blog.

At the Alewife Reservation, I stopped our walk when I saw some red flowers. Almost immediately, I decided to add more loveliness to the shot.

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Here are more photos I took, while Barbara and I did our usual journeying down different paths of conversation.

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I told Barbara I’ve taken several shots of the field of pink ribbons before, but I’ve never been happy with the results. Somehow, with Barbara there, I felt the confidence to take a better photo

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Barbara seemed thrilled to discover these locations with me and observe my blog-creating process.

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After our walk, we had lunch. Barbara told me her new helpful saying is “It’s time to relax!”  I said, “That’s the title of my post tomorrow.”

Yesterday evening, Michael and I did some errands, at a local mall.  As Barbara taught me, it was time to relax.

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The key to relaxing?  Knowing what your essentials are.

Thanks to Barbara, Michael,  all my other essentials, and you — of course! — for any relaxation you might find, today.

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