Posts Tagged With: “Jolene”

Day 2958: Plans

My plans for yesterday included seeing my fabulous dentist Dr. Del Castillo about an unplanned missing filling.

My plans for today include singing my new and timely lyrics for Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” at a remote Open Mic, which you can hear in this planned YouTube video.

My plans for my vacation this week included testing out a new microphone before tonight’s performance. Because of the distortion on the high notes, I plan to post a new video of “Vaccine” tonight right after the Open Mic.

Before I share my other plans for today with you, I plan to share some thoughts about plans:

  • I enjoy plans when they combine structure and creative freedom.
  • There is a big difference between worries and plans, although we tend to confuse and combine the two.
  • It is possible to plan without worrying and I plan to continue to get better at that.

My plans for today include sharing all my planned and unplanned photos from yesterday with you.

I hope your plans for today include leaving a comment about this “Plans” post.

Every day, my plans include ending my daily blog with gratitude, so thanks to all whose plans included stopping here today, including YOU.

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Day 2952: I got nothing, part 2

Yesterday, I wrote “I got nothing” and apparently there’s a lot more where that came from.

Today is the first day of my birthweek vacation, and I got nothing I have to do.

I got nothing but joy about that.

When Michael recently asked me what I wanted for my birthday (and nothing is cooler than having your birthday on Groundhog Day), I replied, “Nothing.”

When he asked me again, I said, “I got nothing but love for all things chocolate.”

Yesterday, I told him I got nothing when I look in the mirror at night, so could he please switch these bathroom lights for my birthday?

I got nothing but excitement about performing my new lyrics for “Jolene” at an open mic this Friday.

VACCINE (to the tune of “Jolene”)

by Ann Koplow

Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine.

I’m beggin’ you please shoot it in my arm.

Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine.

I need it to protect myself from harm.

Coronavirus everywhere, pandemic panic in the air

With masks and death and sanitizer too.

We’ve tried our best to quarantine to hide from COVID-19.

The vaccine is what we need to make it through.

© Ann Koplow, 2021

If you got nothing better to do this Friday, February 5, between 7 – 9 PM Eastern Standard Time, here’s the sign-up link to be in the audience to hear me sing those lyrics and more:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4eadaa23a2f49-jamn20

I got nothing better to share than Dolly Parton singing her amazing song “Jolene.”

I got nothing but these other images to share today.

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I got nothing more to say than please comment, below, and thanks to all who help me make something out of nothing here every day, including YOU.

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Day 2743: Sunshine and hurricane

The sunshine in my life includes family, friends, my work as a group therapist, cats, music, this blog, humor, nature, good memories, the riches of the present moment, persistent hope about the future, and a helpful stance of curiosity.

The hurricane in my life includes the imminent death of our sweet, plucky, and ailing kitty Oscar; losses of good friends;  bureaucracies; corrupt world leaders; social injustice; the coronavirus pandemic; and yet another taxes-related fiasco (the IRS rejecting our e-filed return yesterday because “your spouse’s birthday doesn’t match the IRS records”).

When I was freaking out and focusing on the hurricane yesterday, my spouse (whose birthday SHOULD match the IRS records!!!!) said to me:

“What is it that you tell your patients?  Nothing is actually hurting you now. I think the taxes glitch will be easily resolved.”

My spouse brings so much sunshine into my life, even during the hurricane.

Do you see sunshine and/or hurricane in these images from July 4, 2020?

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Here‘s Dolly Parton’s  “Jolene” covered by Sunshine and the Hurricane:

What are your thoughts and feelings about sunshine and hurricane?

I like to end every post, no matter what the weather,  with the sunshine of my gratitude for everything, including YOU.

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