Posts Tagged With: halibut dish

Day 2908: Something to celebrate

It’s difficult to find something to celebrate these days. Also, people are used to celebrating in person with loved ones, which spreads the coronavirus and is nothing to celebrate.

So I guess we have to practice finding something to celebrate alone.

Let’s try this: Can you find something to celebrate in today’s images?

Besides celebrating a new USA administration, a new way to see something familiar, and not having to commute to work in a blizzard, I am also celebrating this: Michael will be making potato latkes on the last night of Chanukah and serving them with sour cream AND applesauce.

I am also celebrating Lines for Ladies (featuring Kristin Korb) performing “Something to Celebrate.”

Do you have something to celebrate? Celebrate that in a comment, so we can all celebrate it together with you (without making COVID more widespread).

Now it’s time for me to celebrate all the humans and cats who’ve helped me find something to celebrate on this blog every day for almost eight years, including YOU!

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Day 2815: The Sixties

Yesterday, the temperature here was in the sixties (Fahrenheit), although it did get into the seventies in the heat of the day.

During the day, I uploaded to YouTube the song I wrote and performed for my 50th high school reunion on Zoom: “We Grew Up in the Sixties and We’re in Our Sixties Now.”

Now that I’m in my sixties, I’m seeing lots of articles (like this one) about how the current times — with civil and political anger, unrest, and change — are reminding people of the sixties. If you remember the sixties, what do you think about that?

Here are some photos I took yesterday, when the temperature and I were both in our sixties:

I’m hoping that my fulfilling work as a therapist, accepting all feelings (including anger), nature walks, cats, the results of the November election, and eating delicious nutritious meals (like Michael’s halibut dish) will get me through my sixties.

Hey! Maybe the number of likes on this post will be in the sixties!

To thank you for reading this “Sixties” post, here are sixty images of gratitude:

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Day 2809: Percentages of life

I have spent significant percentages of my life

  • writing,
  • reading,
  • talking,
  • listening,
  • asking questions,
  • answering questions,
  • crawling,
  • walking,
  • learning new things,
  • making mistakes,
  • crying,
  • laughing,
  • making others laugh,
  • being afraid,
  • being brave,
  • singing,
  • playing musical instruments,
  • playing games,
  • watching TV,
  • watching movies,
  • wearing watches,
  • being in school,
  • being in the hospital,
  • being on the phone,
  • cooking,
  • eating,
  • making messes,
  • cleaning up,
  • staying home,
  • going out,
  • traveling,
  • working,
  • running groups,
  • participating in groups,
  • worrying,
  • hoping,
  • thinking about the past,
  • thinking about the future,
  • living in the present moment,
  • living with cats,
  • living with humans,
  • missing my late father (whose birthday is today),
  • mourning ,
  • celebrating,
  • taking care of others,
  • taking care of myself, and
  • taking pictures.

I’ve also spent a significant percentage of my life day-dreaming.

Here’s “Percentage of Life” — a short student film by Dragos Pascu about social media addiction:

According to ranker.com, a notable percentage of the best songs about life were written by Beatles. Here’s #1:

Here‘s #39 — “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall,” performed by The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald:

My father and I agreed about Ella Fitzgerald, 100%.

Consider spending a percentage of this beautiful day leaving a comment, below.

I’ve spent a major percentage of life experiencing and expressing gratitude, so thanks to all those who have helped me spend about 12% of my life creating these daily blogs, including YOU!

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Day 2578: Hate’s a strong word

Whenever I use the word “hate” (which I have in blogs here and here), my husband Michael says:

Hate’s a strong word, Ann.

The other day, Michael used the word “hate.”  I said, “You always say that hate’s a strong word, Michael!”  He replied, “It is a strong word, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things to hate.”

I hate when my memory doesn’t do justice to what somebody else said, like just now.

Last night, I said I hated something and Michael, as usual, replied, “Hate’s a strong word, Ann.”  I said,  “That’s going to be the title of my blog tomorrow.”

Let’s see if the strong word of hate shows up in the photos I took yesterday.

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I hate to be late for work, so I need to wrap up today’s blog quickly.

There are lots of songs about hate and here’s one of them:

Do you think hate’s a strong word?  I look forward to all your words in the comments section, below.

“Thanks” is another strong word and thanks to all who help me create all the words in these posts, including YOU.

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