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Day 1218: If it isn’t one thing, it’s another

Yesterday, I saw the title of today’s post…

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… on the inside of a greeting card.

I agree. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.

Here’s another thing: This morning, my boyfriend Michael said to me, “Guess what Harley and I saw last night?”

I could have guessed any one of these things ..

  1. “Game of Thrones”
  2. Our other cat, Oscar
  3. Cat puke
  4. Computers

… but I guessed another: “Was it an animal?”

It WAS an animal that Michael and Harley saw last night, outside the window.

If it wasn’t any thing I guessed, it was another:

  1. Raccoon
  2. Possum
  3. Groundhog
  4. Bird (correct!)
  5. Big bird (correct!)
  6. Hawk
  7. Owl
  8. Crow
  9. Heron
  10. Swan
  11. Goose
  12. Eagle
  13. Pelican
  14. Penguin
  15. Albatross

At one point, Michael said to me, “You’re going to kick yourself when you guess it.”  I replied, “Believe me. I am not going to kick myself.”

If it isn’t one thing I’ve kicked myself for, it’s another.   Self-judgment has really been an albatross around my neck.  Therefore, I’ve decided to kick myself no more.

Here’s another thing: I DID guess the one thing Michael and Harley saw last night, which was walking down the sidewalk. If you try to guess that one thing, it might be another.

If it isn’t one photo I take for this blog, it’s another. Here are some photos from yesterday:

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If it isn’t one person making a pun around here, it’s another.  Last night at Market Basket, after the fish guy gave us more fish than we asked for, he said, “What the hake.”

If it isn’t one thing I’m asking my readers to guess, it’s another.  Which one of the greeting cards shown above had today’s title inside?

If it isn’t one thing I want to do on my vacation week, it’s another.  It’s time to end this post with not one thing but another:

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Day 1162: I’d be lost without ___

Yesterday, as I was lost in an enormous local supermarket, I saw this:

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During many lost and found times, I’ve thought I’d be lost without:

  • my parents,
  • my sister,
  • God,
  • my extended family,
  • friends,
  • books,
  • music,
  • my cardiac pacemaker,
  • writing,
  • my cat(s),
  • home,
  • school,
  • love,
  • a significant other,
  • a job,
  • my integrity,
  • financial security,
  • my son,
  • a sense of purpose,
  • a fulfilling career,
  • authenticity,
  • honesty,
  • my doctors,
  • support,
  • the kindness of strangers,
  • sleep,
  • nourishing food,
  • therapists,
  • good health,
  • group work,
  • travel,
  • the past,
  • the future,
  • the present moment,
  • this blog,
  • my readers, and
  • Geographical Positioning Systems.*

I’d be lost without my iPhone to take photos, including these:

Lost?

I’d be lost without my curiosity and I’m curious if you can guess what might be inside this greeting card:

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or this one:

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or this one:

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If you’d be lost without some music, here‘s Sting singing lyrics that include “I’m lost without you.”

I’m lost without gratitude, so

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* I’d be lost without Google to check that “GPS” actually stands for Global Positioning System.

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Day 1078: Unusual sizes

Back in the unusual days when my experience with daily blogging was unusually smaller,  I wrote this blog post about unusual sizes.

Yesterday, while food-shopping at a supermarket that is unusually large, I saw two things of unusual sizes:

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I usually notice chocolate, no matter what its unusual or usual size.

Those chocolates of unusual size reminded me of a text-message exchange of an unusual size I’d had earlier in the week with my ex-sister-in-law, Deborah, about the paint color-scheme she’d chosen for my new office of an unusual size:

Deborah: it will make it seem larger

Me:  Okay!  Larger is good!

Deborah: in most situations

Me: Right

Here’s a list that’s unusually small of some things in my life that are unusually small, these days:

  • My fear about trying new things.
  • My hair length.

And some things that are unusually large:

But as my taller-than-usual boyfriend Michael said in an unusually short statement last night:

As the kids say, “it’s all good.”

And various people I know,  of unusual and usual sizes, seem to agree that “it’s all good,” here and now.

Any reactions of unusual sizes to the multi-sized photos I took yesterday?

As usual, there’s room for any comments of unusual sizes from you.

Unusually sized thanks to all who helped me create this unusually-sized post and to all people of usual and unusual sizes — including you! — who are reading it, today.

 

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