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Day 3670: Brain space

I just searched for a definition of “brain space” online and and found this…

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… and this:

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I actually meant “brain space” and I asked a question about it last night on Twitter.

We over-thinkers often give too much brain space to difficult people and situations we can’t control. Here’s a famous quote from Ann Landers about that:

What’s taking up brain space for me, here and now, is an echocardiogram test I’m having this afternoon. I’m hoping the results show my mechanical valve working properly, because needing another open heart surgery would take up way too much brain space.

Home repairs and potential problems also take up too much brain space, but I’m working on that.

Can you see other things taking up brain space in my images for today?

Today, I choose to give brain space to cats and Winnie the Pooh.

Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “brain space.”

That Scrubs clip about Dr. Cox’s brain space reminds me of a college professor telling his class that he was not going to learn any of the names of his students “because whenever I remember a student’s name, I forget the name of a fish.”

I always have brain space for gratitude, so thanks to all who helped me find the brain space to create this blog post, including YOU.

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Day 3662: Favorite words

Do you see any favorite words in today’s blog post?

I’ve shared many favorite words in this blog post so far (resilient, compassion, peace, questions, flowers, laughs, power, write, story, superheroes, coping, healing, curiosity, content, clear, slow, fearless, quintessential, relax, synopsis, appreciation, save, travel, chocolate, energy, etc.). Let’s see what happens when I search for “favorite words” on YouTube.

I also find this when I search for “favorite words.”

I look forward to reading your favorite words in the comments section, below.

Finally, two of my favorite words are “thank” and “you.”

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Day 3650: Changes over time

I’ve been contemplating changes over time because

  • We’re approaching the end of another year,
  • I’m approaching my 10th anniversary of daily blogging,
  • I’m approaching my 70th birthday,
  • My 24-year-old son (who has changed over time, of course) and I have been talking about changes over time,
  • Plans for our shower remodel are FINALLY set after many changes over time, and
  • There have been changes over time at Twitter (and everywhere else, actually).

Do you see changes over time in my images for today?

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Here’s what I find on National Tick Tock Day when I search YouTube for “changes over time.”

What are your thoughts and feelings about changes over time?

Timeless thanks to all who experience changes over time, including YOU.

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Day 3634: Bringing it all together

Last weekend, when I spoke to my ex-sister-in-law Deborah about our shower remodel, she suggested ways of bringing it all together. For example, since we’re going to use this shower seat because of space considerations …

… we talked about a teak look for shelves and elsewhere, bringing it all together.

Also, using this tile for the shower floor and maybe a trim …

… is another way of bringing it all together.

Honestly, it’s taken so long to do this shower repair and remodel that I can’t imagine bringing it all together.

Also, because all my photos aren’t loading this morning, I’m having some trouble bringing it all together for this post. I’m going to turn my phone off and on, because that often helps in bringing it all together.

That didn’t work, so now my thoughts are bringing it all together this way:

  • What if I can’t post new photos any more in this blog?
  • What could be causing this?
  • How can I fix this?
  • Who can help?

I’ll turn off my phone again to see if that helps me in bringing it all together here today.

That didn’t fix things and now I’m realizing that I’m running out of space on my phone so I need to delete photos if I want to keep bringing it all together on this blog.

Do you see bringing it all together in my other images for today?

I don’t know why I’m encountering so many challenges to bringing it all together today. The National Day Calendar has changed its website and it took me twenty minutes to figure out a way of bringing it all together, above.

It seems like whenever I’ve figured out ways of bringing it all together, something changes. I’ll just keep bringing it all together the best I can, over and over again.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “bringing it all together.”

How have you been bringing it all together lately?

Thanks to all who support me in bringing it all together in this daily blog, including YOU.

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Day 3627: Work in Progress

Progressing to work at the hospital yesterday, I saw this sign:

I will pardon your appearance if you pardon mine, because we are all works in progress.

Do you see work in progress in my other images for the day?

Our bathroom renovation has been a work in progress for 18 months, but I haven’t lost my temper. I’m looking forward to progress today with several workers showing up.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “work in progress.”

Thanks to all who support this work-in-progress blog, including YOU.

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Day 3620: Comfortable

I’m comfortable writing these blog posts, after almost 10 years of doing them daily.

Practice may not make perfect (because who or what is perfect?), but practice does make me more comfortable.

I’m comfortable looking for quotes for any blogging topic, like these:

I am not comfortable with home repair decisions because I make so few of them, but a plumber is coming in less than an hour to help make our upstairs shower a comfortable space.

Do you see anything comfortable in my other images for today?

The Daily Bitch is comfortable sharing her opinion about being conformance.

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

Thanks to all who help me feel comfortable here, including YOU!

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Day 3606: Hope-scrolling

Last week, when I was looking for good news online about the USA midterm election, I made up the word “hope-scrolling.”

Hope-scrolling is the opposite of doomscrolling, which is defined here.

Therefore, hope-scrolling is spending screen time devoted to the absorption of positive news, which could result in helpful — or at least harmless — psychological responses.

The problem with hope-scrolling is encountering bad news along the way because (in case you haven’t noticed) most of the news online is bad.

As this daily blog approaches its 10-year anniversary, my hope is to keep it a place where it’s easy to do hope-scrolling, like (I hope) today.

On America Recycles Day and National Philanthropy Day, let’s see what I find when I search for “hope-scrolling” on YouTube.

Looks like I’m not the first to think about hope-scrolling!

Thanks to Present Moment Spoken Word and to all those who do hope-scrolling, including YOU.

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Day 3592: The scariest

For some people, the scariest month of the year is October because, duh, Halloween. For those people, there’s probably relief that we’re now in November.

For me, the scariest month is November because

  • duh, Election Day,
  • President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, and
  • on that same day, I underwent my scariest heart surgery at age 10 to get my first cardiac pacemaker, which was scary enormous.

What’s the scariest is a matter of personal experience, perspective, and attitude. What’s the scariest image in today’s blog post?

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

Now I can breathe easier. Thanks to all who helped me create “The Scariest” post, including YOU.

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Day 3585: I am very busy

I am very busy

  • working at the hospital on Mondays,
  • doing remote therapy from my home the rest of the week,
  • blogging and tweeting every day,
  • keeping up with bills,
  • keeping up with technology,
  • maintaining my health,
  • doing word games,
  • making decisions about our upstairs shower repair,
  • dealing with insurance companies and contractors,
  • explaining things to people,
  • balancing my needs with the needs of others,
  • listening to music,
  • staying on top of the news even when the news is bringing me down,
  • rewatching movies that cheer me up, and
  • keeping track and taking care of those I love.

No matter how very busy I am, I can still feel guilty about all the things that I’m not doing, so maybe I need this “I am very busy” desk sign (which a co-worker showed me yesterday at the hospital).

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I am very busy, here and now, putting together the rest of this blog post.

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I am very busy trying to think of the perfect line to write here. How about this: The Daily Bitch is very busy celebrating Sourest Day.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “I am very busy.”

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Thanks to all who are very busy reading this blog post, including YOU!

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Day 3572: The latest news

The latest news is

  • work is progressing well on our upstairs bathroom repair,
  • Joan the cat wants to go out and play,
  • I want to go out and play,
  • I’m recovering nicely from recent medical scares,
  • the USA mid-term elections hang in the balance,
  • it’s the scariest time of the year, for so many reasons,
  • I have no plans to retire because I love my work so much,
  • I’m traveling down the Rhine River in May with people I love,
  • we broke our usual routine and went food shopping on a Tuesday,
  • I’ve schedule my booster shot and my license renewal for the same day,
  • I’m thoroughly enjoying The Bear, The Last Movie Stars, and Schitt’s Creek on TV,
  • I’ve discover the joys of bubble tea, and
  • the amazing Angela Lansbury passed away yesterday.

Do you see the latest news in my images for today?

The latest news is that there are soooo many National Days for October 12, 2022, including National Freethought Day (related to the Salem Witch trials, which is news to me).

It’s no news to me that the late Angela Lansbury was the definitive Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. The latest news is that this is the only version of “A Little Priest” on YouTube that includes that iconic performance.

And here she is performing “A Little Priest” (which is a good example of my sense of humor) in her late 70s:

The latest news is my sincere gratitude for all who helped me create this latest blog post, including YOU.

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