I just reread some of my recent blog posts! I wonder if those who don’t know me get the impression that I am a sad, grieving mom who only thinks about death, her loss and pain. Fear not! I am full of joy and laughter and have a wonderful life! My blog simply seems to be an outlet for my thoughts on grief and other serious stuff.
I desire that my joy and the hope I find in Christ shines through even in the midst of the trials I have experienced.
Today I am going to give you a glimpse into my sense of humor.
I recently posted the video “Why don’t chihuahuas run in the snow?” on my Facebook. Google it. I am sure Poncho the Chihuahua is just fine now. Lol.
I posted this picture with the caption “What color is this puppy?” the day after “The Dress” blew up social media.
One day I posted on FB from South Florida, “Why yes, I am sunburned. Thanks for asking” when my hometown was shut down for third day in a row due to ice and snow. My friends loved that! I tried not to rub it in that I was seeing old and new friends, eating on the patio with my hubby, and enjoying the sunshine. But a little ribbing is fun.
From Ft Myers Beach:
Sitting in a local restaurant while Ron works.
Three ladies in their early seventies sitting by me. Talking about unfriending people on FB because they were rude to them at their 50th high school reunion!
As I sat in the restaurant for about three hours working on homework, I laughed listening to some of the folks around me. People watching is entertaining! Not judging or condemning, just observing. Seems some things don’t change whether a gal is 17 or 70!
I really enjoy Minion posts.
Ron and I laugh often when traveling. I’ve gotten to travel with him for about 13 weeks since late September. We enjoy looking around and seeing sights as we drive the highways. The beauty of nature, the skill of man-made architecture, and the strange & odd stuff are all fun to see and share with the one I love.
We take time during our drives to talk about life, our kids, scriptures, hopes and dreams. Sometimes we listen to books, sermons, or great music. Ron loves jazz! I love Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin and other praise music.
At times we are silent, lost in our own thoughts.
And at times we get lost. Literally. Then we work together to figure it out, yell at the GPS and laugh. After Siri could not find any food or gas for us one day, I fired female Siri and hired the male voice on my phone. Until he got me lost. Then I fired him and rehired female Siri. Seems the few days off helped her attitude.
Anyway, here are a few pictures from our recent travels.
First trip was to Chicago for an industry trade show in late January. It was about 20 degrees the whole time we were there. We had a wonderful time – lunch with one daughter before we left town, dinner with two sons on the way, spent the night with dear friends in St. Louis the second night, dinner the first night in Chicago with friends from DC, a tiny bit of shopping, lunch with old friends the last day. Then to Lansing to see our #3 son and Chattanooga to see the grandsons and two daughters before heading home. This seems to be the only picture I took in Chicago. I guess I was having too much fun to take selfies!
Parents Weekend at Covenant College two weeks later! Activities included new tires for Maggie’s car and swimming at the hotel pool with the grandsons.
After Chattanooga and Parents Weekend, we went to Nashville (where I got snowed in and met lots of new friends who were also snowed in at the hotel) then to Memphis and onto South Florida.
Well, that’s our latest trip and a small glimpse of my humor. It is tax season now, so I am home for most of the next six weeks. Work time.