Wednesday, October 3, 2018


“Take a frown & turn it upside down”--isn’t that so cute you could just “fwow up”?  But you can make a bad situation better!! 

Thirty plus years ago I was called for jury duty.  While there I slipped on the marble floor & sprained my left thumb. It was in a splint & I couldn’t put on a necklace or button my right cuff.  Bud would leave for work before I got up, so I had to ask another prospective juror to help me.  I would hold out my right arm & say, “Please dress me, Mommy.”  She did, & we clicked.  We became best friends--& still are.

You can even learn to be a nicer person.  This is one of my favorite jokes:

Sadie & Molly, two old friends who haven’t seen each other in years, meet on the                          street.  Their conversation goes like this:  
SADIE: Molly, it’s so good to see you again!  How are you & your family?
MOLLY: I’m just fine, thank you.  My husband retired & his company gave him a million dollar bonus.  We’ve been travelling around the world!!
S: Fantastic!!  And what about your son?
M: He became a doctor.  He’s now Chief of Staff at Johns Hopkins.
S: Fantastic!!  And your daughter, how’s she doing?
M: She married a lovely man.  He’s rich, so they live in a mansion & she has a live-in staff to take care of her every whim.
S: Fantastic!!
M: But enough about me—what have you been doing?
S: I went to charm school.
M: You went to charm school?  What did they teach you?
S: You know how I used to say “bullshit” all the time?  They taught me to say “fantastic” instead!!

While in Acapulco I went parasailing.  I took off from (& was supposed to land on) a raft.  I missed the raft & landed in the water.  I could swim pretty well by then & I could float.  I was wearing a life vest & the water, which I had softly “floated” into without a splash, was the same warm temperature as the air.  This must be what it feels like in the womb.  The guys on the raft were yelling, “Don’t panic—we’ll be right there!!” & I was peacefully calling back, “I’m fine.  Take your time!!”

I’ll leave you with this video to enjoy.  It has lots of good advice!!

There's no way to worry when you're playing with dolphins.This is my son Blake & his ex-wife: