Posts Tagged With: Stephen Sondheim’s Company

Day 884: Busy

I may have been too busy lately to share this with you, but the next 7 days are going to be very, very busy for me.

Let’s get busy with a list of my busy-ness, shall we?

  • Today will be a typically busy Wednesday for me, with  individual therapy and group therapy at work in the morning, an appointment in the afternoon, and then errands  and hanging with my boyfriend Michael in the evening.
  • Tomorrow I will be busy attending an all-day conference on medical practice innovation starting at 7:30 AM, busily rushing back to work in time for my therapy group at 5:30 PM.
  • Friday I’ll be busy at the very full and busy first day of  the annual conference of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP), a professional organization I’ve been busy with for over 20 busy years.
  • Saturday I’ll be busily attending a morning workshop given by my friend and colleague Maxine, attending a business meeting of the busy board of directors of NSGP, presenting a workshop on my busy therapy groups in the afternoon, and going to a busy NSGP dinner at a busy Boston restaurant,
  • Sunday is almost as busy — with the final day of the NSGP conference —  although I probably won’t be busy with anxiety, because my presentation will be over.
  • Monday I get back to my busy job an hour earlier than usual, because I’ve had to schedule patients I was too busy to see on Thursday and Friday.
  • Tuesday I need to busily drive out to Concord, Massachusetts USA  (the site of some busy revolutionary  activity in the 1700s) to sing a very busy and difficult song as I audition for a local production of the musical Follies, created by the very busy and talented Stephen Sondheim.
  • Something I was too busy to remember when I published this post, a busy hour ago: on Wednesday evening I’m going to the Boston Pops with my son Aaron and my ex-sister-in-law Deborah, for an all Sondheim evening of music.

Wow. I’m going to be busy. Also, busy cold germs started getting busy in my nose and throat, yesterday.

Speaking of yesterday,  I was busy yesterday afternoon saying goodbye to Laura, who I’ve been busily and happily supervising at work. Laura will be busy, from now on, getting supervision elsewhere. I’m too busy to tell you more details about that, but I’m not too busy to tell you I will miss seeing Laura, every Tuesday at 4 PM.

I hope Laura isn’t too busy to read this blog post. She often isn’t, so …

“Hi, Laura!”

I hope I haven’t lost you in all the busy-ness of today’s post. Here are some busy pictures I wasn’t too busy to take yesterday:




I’ve been busy thinking about some busy music to busily include in today’s busy blog.

That’s the first 10 minutes of a busy production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, which starts out with many busy noises of downtown NYC and includes many busily wonderful performances. Now I’m busily remembering how — in the 1970s — I was busy attending rehearsals for a local production of Company in Lexington, Massachusetts USA (another site of some busy revolutionary  activity in the 1700s).

I know we’re all busy these days, but if you leave a busy comment below, I’m not too busy to answer it.

Busy thanks to all the busy people mentioned in this post and to you — of course! — for being not too busy to visit, here and now.

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Day 818: Funny

It’s funny how funny is so important to me,  but this is my first post with “Funny” as the title.

It’s funny how I got this in a return email last week, from a doctor at work who is leaving the practice:

Don’t worry — I’m starting to catch on to your sense of humor after all this time! And you have already very kindly made it  clear that you’ll miss me — as I will miss you.

It’s funny how I am going to miss that doctor even more, now that I know she uses dashes for punctuation — like I do.

It’s funny how I have trouble remembering positive feedback I get from others, including these lists (from my family in the 1980s and from my co-workers at the job before my current one):


It’s funny how out of all the things on those lists, I am particularly proud of the ones relating to how funny I am.

It’s funny how if I hadn’t facilitated those two groups of people generating  Appreciation  Lists like those above for each other, I never would have known they appreciated me in all those ways.

It’s funny how the other people in those groups really appreciated their Appreciation Lists, too.

It’s funny how I took each of these photos yesterday, thinking about my post today:



It’s funny how I thought of Stephen Sondheim’s “(Not) Getting Married Today” from Company as a great song for this Funny post, and found three versions I wanted to share with you:

If you wish to find Carol Burnett, Madeline Kahn, and the original Broadway cast doing that song on YouTube, I wouldn’t find that funny at all.

Any thoughts, feelings, or songs about funny today?

Funny thanks to my co-workers, my family, chocolate, Philippe Petit, The Friendly Toast, the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge Massachusetts USA, What We Do in the Shadows, Stephen Sondheim, Carol Burnett, Madeline Kahn, the original cast of Company,  and all the funny people who have made my life worth living, including you!

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