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Day 3687: Scares

I’ve had quite a few scares in my long life. Today’s scares are related to the subzero cold, here and now.

I’m experiencing scares about people, animals, and pipes freezing. For me, scares are exaggerated when they are something new, and I don’t remember ever experiencing temperatures this far below zero. (I’m discounting wind chill factors, with their typical subzero scares).

I reduce scares by naming and sharing them (in case you haven’t noticed), so do you see any scares in my other images for today?

Just the thought of playing outside or being a mail carrier today is giving me scares.

The cold-related scares woke me up in the middle of the night and are preventing me from falling back asleep. I think my scares might abate once the temperature starts to rise, even just a little.

Yay! As the temperature goes up, my scares go down.

Here’s what I find when I search for “scares” on YouTube:

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Thanks to those who help me create these blog posts no matter what the scares, including YOU!

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Day 3686: Defining moments

I’ve decided that turning 70 years old is a defining moment for me. From now on, I will:

  • abandon perfectionism,
  • be more tolerant of mistakes, and
  • relax whenever possible (using Joan the cat as my teacher).

Do you see defining moments in my images for today?

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

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Thanks to all who help me create and recognize defining moments, including YOU!

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Day 3683: Stupid shit

When I try to do things when I’m running a high fever, I inevitably do some stupid shit. For example, last night I noticed that the incredible Manual Cinema, whose breath-taking productions I’ve seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, was coming to Boston soon with a short run of Frankenstein (which I missed when I was last in Edinburgh in 2019) and when I tried to buy a ticket in the middle of the night, I did this stupid shit: I bought it for the wrong performance. Rather than beat myself up about that (which is REALLY some stupid shit), I got another ticket for the performance I wanted and let go of any judgment about my mistake.

I assume I’ll be able to get rid of the other ticket and that I’m be over COVID by then because, yes, I have that stupid shit again and during my birthday week, no less, which is really some stupid shit.

Do you see any stupid shit in my images for today?

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This is what I find on YouTube when I search for “stupid shit.”

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Thanks to all who are reading this “stupid shit” post, here and now, including YOU.

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Day 3651: Highlights

As the end of every year, I make a list of my personal bests and worsts — the highlights and the lowlights.

Yesterday, I told my son that he’s always a highlight, no matter what the year. We also discussed how it can be easier to remember the worsts than the bests, so it might take effort to remember the highlights.

I expect that our trip to NYC today will be a highlight of 2022. Can you see highlights in my images for today?

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The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical “A Strange Loop” is sure to be a highlight of our trip to NYC. Here are highlights from that musical:

Thanks to all those who are highlights to me, including 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 3649: Upliftment

I’m thinking about upliftment, here and now, because I saw this last night.

As I approach the completion of my 10th year of daily blogging, I only hope that my thoughts give hope, guidance, and upliftment to all (or, at least, to some). I know that blogging has given me the upliftment I’ve needed to face medical and other challenges, big and small, over the years.

And while “upliftment” keeps getting flagged by spellcheck …

… it gives me upliftment to discover that it really is a word!

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I like how that definition of upliftment says “countable and uncountable” because (1) that covers everything and (2) I believe everything counts.

Can you find countable and uncountable upliftment in my images for today?

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I get upliftment by arranging and sharing the images in these posts (including, today, four photos taken by my ex-husband Leon during the upliftment of Christmas Eve).

I can only guess what I’ll find when I search YouTube for “upliftment.”

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I also find “Upliftment” by Colah Colah.

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Thanks to all who give me upliftment, including YOU!

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Day 3642: Weird

It’s weird to me that, according to Spotify, Weird Al was my top artist of the year.

I love Weird Al, saw him in concert this year, and thoroughly enjoyed the movie Weird, but I find it weird that Stephen Sondheim wasn’t my top artist for 2022.

It’s also very weird to me that Mandy Patinkin is on that list while Todd Rundgren and Pat Metheny are not.

I find many things weird these days, including applying for Social Security, getting billed for things that my health insurance should be paying for, and Elon Musk.

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

It’s weird how difficult it is now to do a screen capture of the National days and it’s weird how my mood always improves on the winter solstice (probably because I know the days will start getting longer).

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

It’s weird (and wonderful) watching Daniel Radcliffe play Weird Al knowing I’ll be seeing him in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along very soon.

Thanks to all who accompany me on this weird journey through life, including YOU!

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Day 3629: Who needs a break?

Who needs a break from

  • COVID?
  • negative self talk?
  • the news?
  • physical pain?
  • emotional pain?
  • loss?
  • fear?
  • worry?
  • decisions?
  • self doubt?
  • overreacting?
  • obligations?
  • perfectionism?
  • shame?
  • confusion?
  • politics?
  • injustice?
  • greed?
  • cognitive distortions?
  • lists like these?

Maybe today’s images will give us a break.

I don’t know about you, but I definitely need a break from being appropriately confused by certain technology.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “who needs a break?”

I’m glad that judge gave that Ann a break.

Many thanks to all those who need a break, including YOU!

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Day 3628: Overreacting

I notice that I’m overreacting these days about

  • filling out forms (like renewing my passport),
  • mistakes,
  • aches and pains,
  • ongoing decisions I need to make about our shower remodel,
  • money issues,
  • all the things that could possibly go wrong everywhere,
  • imagined criticisms and slights,
  • my weight,
  • TV shows,
  • people who don’t vote the way I would,
  • the news cycle, and
  • the weather.

Do you see overreacting in my images for today?

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

If you are overreacting, you’re not alone.

Gratitude modulates my overreacting, so thanks to all who follow my daily reactions in this blog, including YOU.

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Day 3619: Mind changes

I’ve been going through mind changes about several things lately, including:

  • home remodeling details,
  • a support group I’m trying to get started for the doctors where I work,
  • balancing my needs with other people’s needs,
  • social media,
  • prioritizing contentment over happiness,
  • food choices,
  • exercise,
  • masking, and
  • travel.

I have NOT been going through mind changes about my core values, which include authentic connection with others during the precious time we have together on this earth.

Do you see mind changes in my images for today?

Originally I was going to call this blog post “The Little Things,” but I had a mind change about that.

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

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Thanks to all who experience mind changes, including YOU!

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