Nancy has come up with a tickling assignment for this week. We are to share a story or two about a “cheek hurtin’, gut wrenchin’, snortin’ out loud, almost wet my pants laughing moment” This was a hard assignment for me. Everyone’s definition of funny is different. We laugh all the time here, so trying to remember a specific event has been hard. There are two events that stick out in my mind.
The first involves a slushy machine. When my oldest was little, we used to go to a video store that had a ‘make-your- own’ slushy machine. It was like a ritual, we’d rent a movie, and then we would get a slushy on the way out the door. This one summer day, my son had decided he wanted a cherry slushy. I placed the cup under the spout to get it and the thing went haywire shooting red syrup all over the place including down the front of the light blue t-shirt dress I was wearing. All I could do is laugh. It was like something you’d see on one of those hidden camera shows. I looked like I had been shot. The clerk was shocked, but when he saw that I wasn’t freaking out, he started laughing, too, as did a few other customers in the store. From then on, I let someone else handle the slushy machines.
A more current incident involves our cat Willow. Besides her recent adventures up the tree, she has proven to be a great source of laughter. About a month or so ago, she was outside on the front porch guarding the birdfeeders. She’s very good at this, making sure that no particular bird over eats. Our porch is pretty high. (to get to the front door you have to climb 12 steps) I was doing something or another with the kids in the kitchen. Out of the corner of my eye I see her jump up to one of the feeders. I figured she would land on the rail, but apparently she didn’t have her cat legs, because she went up and over the rail and tumbled through the azalea bushes below. The kids had seen it, too and we ran to check and see if she was all right. She was fine and went right back to her post. We thought it was hilarious.
Like I said, everyone’s definition of funny is different.
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.