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.
Yesterday, while I was on hold waiting to talk to a human being at the U.S. Social Security Administration, I tweeted this:
Because I can’t put my life and work on hold, I had to hang up several times throughout the day, losing my place in the “on hold” Social Security line. When I did finally reach a human being, I almost wished I was still on hold. That person couldn’t put their impatience with my questions on hold and I couldn’t put my negative reactions to that on hold. Let’s just say I didn’t feel any social security from that social interaction after being on hold.
In other on-hold news, our shower repair/remodel is on hold again as I await the delivery of a different tile sample, suggested by my ex-sister-in-law Deborah. That project has been on hold on and off for eighteen months, so I guess a little more on hold won’t hurt anybody.
If any of you feel like you’ve been put on hold waiting for the rest of today’s images, here they are.
Perhaps the Daily Bitch needs to put her solution for happiness on hold.
Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “on hold.”
My gratitude for thoughtful and caring people is never on hold, so thanks to you for reading this “on hold” post.
Yesterday, I got this friendly reminder email at work:
This friendly reminder triggered many unfriendly thoughts in the unfriendly parts of my brain, like “Oh no! My license is going to expire and I won’t be able to work and I love my work and usually they send me a renewal notice in the mail but I didn’t see it and bureaucracies are so screwed up since COVID and I better do something about this NOW!” So I went to the Massachusetts licensing board website and spent many unfriendly minutes trying to renew my license as soon as possible (as I was directed to do by that friendly reminder) until I found a screen that said “your license renewal code will be mailed to you approximately 60 days before the expiration date of your license.” There is absolutely nothing I can do until I get that renewal code, which made me wonder why I was sent that friendly reminder 90 days in advance.
I mean, really, how friendly is that?
Do you see any friendly reminders in my images for today?
There’s another not-so-friendly reminder from the Daily Bitch Calendar.
Two friendly reminders: today is a good day to have donuts and play outdoors.
I’ve been spending many hours thinking about how to remodel our upstairs shower, because I want that to be a hideaway.
I don’t want to hide away why that’s so important to me: When I was a child spending too much time alone in the hospital, the private bathroom with a tub, at the end of the long hallway, was really my only hideaway. The rest of the time, I was under the eyes of doctors and nurses, hooked up to a cardiac monitor that beeped out my unusual heartbeat, day and night.
Years ago in therapy, I gave myself the healing assignment of drawing a floor plan of that Children’s Hospital cardiac unit, and the room with the tub stood out as a precious and safe hideaway.
Today, October 23, is National Mole Day in the USA.
What kind of mole would you guess is being recognized?
Have you made your guess? If not, I’ll wait.
Okay! Here’s the answer:
Even though Avagadro’s number is something I learned in high school Chemistry that I simply CANNOT FORGET (although I can easily forget almost any other number that exists), I still didn’t put it together that the date 10/23 was related to 10 to the 23rd.
I do not have 10 to the 23rd images to share with you on National Mole Day, but the number is somewhere between 10 and 23.
Here’s what I find when I search for “National Mole Day” on YouTube.
Thanks to all who are helping me celebrate National Mole Day, including YOU!