Posts Tagged With: Stop & Shop

Day 3682: Quisquous

I woke up on this quisquous day with a fever and an email about the definition of “quisquous.” Since COVID, fevers are more quisquous, don’t you agree? Also, fevers are more quisquous for me because I have a history of endocarditis, due to my unusual heart.

It’s also quisquous for me to cancel all my patients, especially because I offer an in-person drop-in therapy group on Mondays.

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

Thanks for that quisquous reminder, Daily Bitch.

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

Thanks to all who help me get through my quisquous days, including YOU.

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Day 3674: Bots

Last week, I chatted with a Jane Austen bot, who was witty, polite, and interested in my college thesis (which was about judgment in the novels of Jane Austen).

Because I knew she was a bot, I didn’t return for further conversation. I do prefer interacting with non-bots after all (even if they’re not as interested in my thesis).

Do you see bots in my images for today?

Because I’m not a bot, I’m feeling angry and sad about the latest mass shooting in the USA. I wish the non-bots in Congress would do more to prevent this ongoing and horrifying loss of life.

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

What are your thoughts and feelings about this bots post?

Human thanks to all my non-bot readers, including YOU.

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Day 3669: Responding

Because I’m a psychotherapist, a blogger, and a denizen of Twitter, I spend a lot of time responding to others.

Sometimes I feel guilty that I’m not responding more quickly and completely to responses here and on Twitter, but I’m responding to guilt the way I suggest others respond — I’m letting go of it.

Lately, I’ve been responding better to people who respond differently than I do. For example, when my husband Michael and I saw the musical Preludes this weekend, we discovered we were responding very differently: I liked it and he disliked it. Instead of responding negatively to that, I accepted Michael’s viewpoint and was also able to stay with my positive feelings about the play. I have to admit it’s taken me many years to reach that evolved level of responding.

Because responding effectively and appropriately can be complicated, I tweeted this simple Daily Bitch resolution/solution yesterday:

Now I’m wondering how you’ll be responding to that and the other images in today’s blog post.

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The Daily Bitch seems to be letting go of guilt about how she’s been responding.

Here are musicians responding to each other in the movie Whiplash.

Thanks to all who are responding to this blog post here and now, including YOU!

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Day 3648: An important date

Today is an important date because

  • it’s the third anniversary of when Michael and I got married (after many important dates),
  • my son Aaron is coming over to stay for a few days before we take a trip together to New York,
  • every day is an important date for somebody, and
  • I have all these images to share with you.

Today is CLEARLY an important date.

Here’s what I find when I search YouTube for “an important date.”

Thanks to all who make every day an important date for me, including YOU!

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Day 3632: Hugs

Hugs were a big thing in my therapy groups last week. During the in-person group on Monday, several people spontaneously gave and received hugs. In the on-line groups, I suggested giving oneself hugs as a mindfulness exercise.

I think people need hugs these days, so I’m including some hugs in today’s images.

Hugs to the Institute for Therapeutic Ridicule and to everyone else who answers my questions on social media.

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

I also find this.

Thankful hugs to all who help me create these daily posts, including YOU!

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Day 3612: Weirdos

How many weirdos can you find in today’s post?

This weirdo loves stuffing and red mittens; gingerbread cookies not so much.

Here’s “Biutyful” by the Weirdos.

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Day 3605: Kindness

Kindness is always out there, even when it’s difficult to see.

Yesterday, I asked a question about kindness on Twitter (a place not known for its kindness) and I received many wonderful and kind answers.

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Do you see kindness in my other images for today?

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

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Thanks to all who show kindness, including YOU.

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Day 3500: This is why we can’t have nice things

Whenever our nice cats scratch, barf, or otherwise wreak havoc on something we own, my nice husband Michael says, “See, Ann? This is why we can’t have nice things.” It’s nice that Michael and I agree that cats are nicer than things.

A few days ago I saw and shared this nice cartoon from the New Yorker:

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It’s nice to know that Michael isn’t the only one who says that.

Do you see nice things in my other images for today?

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My late parents, whom I greatly respect, were very nice and they liked cats more than things, too.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “this is why we can’t have nice things.”

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Now I need to put on some nice things to go and work in-person at the hospital.

Thanks to all my nice readers, including YOU!

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Day 3463: A good cry

These days, it seems like it’s always a good time for a good cry.

When there’s yet another mass shooting of innocents in the USA by a young man with a weapon of destruction, I don’t know if a good cry does any good.

Yesterday, before I asked that question about a good cry on Twitter, I attended my neighborhood July 4th parade in the USA, unaware that a similar event near Chicago was about to be transformed into a scene of cries and carnage.

That’s Francis and Etta, two wonderful children who watched the whole July 4th parade with me. I’m having a good cry right now thinking about all the wonderful children who’ve been traumatized over the years by gun violence.

While I’m having a good cry, I’ll share the rest of the images I captured yesterday with my good readers.

I’m not a workaholic, but I’m glad I can work today as a therapist and witness other people’s good cries.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “a good cry.”

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Thanks to all who helped me create a good cry post, including YOU.

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Day 3455: What’s trending

I don’t look for what’s trending, but that list automatically popped up when I was googling the National Days for June 2022, the currently trending month.

The only thing on that list that’s trending where I am is the coronavirus. Also trending here are:

  • the recent Supreme Court decisions on guns and women’s rights,
  • injustices,
  • climate change,
  • denial,
  • the mid-term elections,
  • inflation,
  • George Carlin’s American Dream,
  • group therapy,
  • home repair, and
  • every image I recently captured on my iPhone.

PTSD is definitely trending, which I’m very aware of as a psychotherapist.

Here’s what I find when I search for “what’s trending George Carlin.”

What’s trending where you are?

What’s always trending here — no matter what day it is — is gratitude, so thanks to all who help me create these blog posts, including YOU.

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