I couldn’t stop laughing …

My best friend from high school, Marianne, and I lost track of each other for about two years when my family and I moved up north. Other than that, for the past almost 4 decades we have been in contact. With texting and social media we usually message each other every day and a lot of that involves making each other laugh. Today was definitely one of those days. This morning Marianne texted me something that cracked me the heck up! It’s one of those things that probably isn’t funny to anyone else, but it was certainly funny to us. It literally had me laughing all day long. And I love that. A lifetime of friendship certainly comes with a lot of perks and one of my favorites is getting to laugh with her.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you couldn’t stop laughing!!!

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Rain, rain go away …

I will surprisingly admit that I have loved our gloomy mornings. The sun coming out in the afternoon has been perfect. I’ve been enjoying it because I know that it is typically the precursor to everything I love seasonally. BUT when I saw that rain was in the forecast for later this week I felt offended. HA! This is supposed to be MAY GRAY. You know, that “California season” that happens right before our other season, JUNE GLOOM, and leads into the best season of the year … SUMMER. Rain has no part in this process. None. Zip. Zilch.

Well, I hope you all have a day where RAIN, RAIN, GOES AWAY!!!

A genuinely good soul …

My beautiful green-eyed girl Libs is 16 years old today. She was born into this world to a room full of laughter (no joke!). Her birth was like a party and life has been that way ever since! I remember when I first held her and I felt an unexplainable familiarity with her. Like I had held her my whole life. She fit perfectly into my arms, my heart and our family. We wouldn’t be US without HER. Libs is one of the funniest people I have ever known. She is my JOY! I love how she sees and greets the world. She is REAL and honest. She has always been my justice-seeker and she is one of the fairest people you will ever know. She is a gifted artist and sings like an angel. And she is brilliant. But most of all, Libs is kind. She has a precious heart for others. Compassion lives in every fiber of this girl’s being and I am SO SO SO proud to be her mom.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you celebrate a genuinely good soul!!!

Clunk, clunk, boom …

One of my dear neighbors is doing some home improvements and there is a lot of demolition going on at their house. Um. I never realized how disturbing large chunks of concrete hitting the bottom of a metal bin would sound when you are in a deep sleep. I do now. And I’m happy to say, that once I came to my senses I realized that the world wasn’t ending. Oy.

Well, I hope you all have a day that goes CLUNK CLUNK BOOM!!!

There is no plopping pose in yoga …

Let’s discuss Chaturanga Dandasana. Chaturanga is a yoga pose, otherwise known as, a low plank where your elbows are held at a 90 degree angle. Not your typical low plank! It’s used in a yoga flow usually to connect poses like downward-facing dog to upward-facing dog or cobra pose. It all flows together beautifully in the sun salutations. But it is SO HARD when you are doing your BAZILLION-TH one for the day. I have been practicing yoga for 8 years. EIGHT. And no matter how many chaturangas I may have under my yoga mat at this point (there has to be 1000s by now) they still EXHAUST ME. During yoga this morning I did A TON of them. By the end I was shaking so badly that my last three were not very … um … flow-y. Grace had completely left this body of mine. My inner peace was replaced with just hoping that my arms wouldn’t fall off. My ability to gently float down to the floor and to sweep my core elegantly into the next pose was replaced by a grunting sound fueled by my natural instincts to survive. It wasn’t pretty but I basically did what I had to to finish, HA! In the middle of all of that misery I convinced myself that I had created a new pose for all of us wiped out yogis. I’m not sure if it will ever catch on. But it sure made me laugh.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you went PLOP!!!

Drugged and confused or is it just insomnia …

I’ve been dealing with bouts of insomnia since I was 10 years old. Sadly, this is no joke. I have always had the kind where I can fall asleep, I just can’t stay asleep. I made peace with my insomnia in Grad School when I realized it just gave me more time to study. And that is pretty much how I’ve looked at it ever since. Insomnia gives me more hours in my day to live life.

But I realized something about my insomnia this morning. I only embrace this positive outlook if my insomnia wakes me up after I’ve slept a few hours AND I don’t fall back to sleep. THAT is the key! If I don’t fall back to sleep I can remain a normal functioning human being for the rest of my day. But if I do fall back to sleep that is not the case. Not. At. All.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t feel drugged and confused!!!

A line in a Dr. Seuss book …

This morning’s laughter started early here. Which is always a good way to begin the day! To be honest, I was so sleepy when I woke up that I’m not really sure what happened was all that funny. But it certainly got me going, so I’ll take it.

Despite waking up before my alarm clock went off this morning I just laid in my bed until the last possible minute. Libs usually gets herself up, but I always make sure she is up by a certain time. She has a range of when she likes to get up. But because I didn’t want to get up, I pushed it to the very end.

Now, I have been known to wake my kids up in silly ways, with songs, etc. but today was not one of those days. I had one job to do in my groggy state and that was to tell Libs what time it was and that she needed to get up and start getting ready for school. No fun or funniness planned just sharing some pertinent information. And that is exactly what I did … and then I immediately started laughing.

LIBBY LU, IT’S 6:42!

OK, maybe it’s not that funny to randomly find yourself rhyming when you are wide awake and it’s the middle of the day. But it sure was when I could hardly keep my eyes open! Libs just looked at me and shook her head. I’m sure deep down she thinks I waited until that exact time, just so I could say it that way. But I promise, I didn’t! I guess after 17 years of waking my kids up with laughter, being funny just seems to come naturally.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you sound like a line in a Dr. Seuss book!!!