Friday, November 20, 2009


Have you ever had one of those days where left and right you're hitting "Aha" moments? This has been one of those days for me.

I realized after watching Deidra's mom laughing so hard to the point of tears over Pink Panther that this girl needs more laughter in the house. I'm going to fill every corner with opportunities to laugh every so often and if that doesn't work, then I'm sending laughter somewhere else.

I also realized that when people get older, they tend to be more focused on getting old and their ailments as they get older that they really forget to have a good time being silly. I wish I lived close to my parents in North Carolina....they'd be laughing all the time.

I also realized that I often ask my dogs questions and wait for them to respond. A few minutes ago I asked Humble, "Are you tired?" I swear he said that he was so I told him that he needed to lay down and rest. I know for a fact that I'd run if they really did talk.

There's also a profound realization that hit that changes possible directions that Boo and I have been discussing. I don't want to move. I like where I live and the community where I'm at. Boo loves it too. The only thing missing is solid employment. I'm hoping and praying that something comes through because I really don't want to call anywhere else home but here.

Then, while at Sam's Club, I realized that the samples are seriously booming on Fridays. So, the next time, I won't bother eating breakfast before I go...I'll just fill up on samples courtesy of Sam's Club.

I also realized that when I wish for something, sometimes it come true when I least expect it. I was shopping at Target and saw a book that I wanted there. Being that I'm trying to save money, I went to the library to see if I could find it there instead. It wasn't in their catalog. I decided to browse around in their used books for sale section and found the book for 25 cents. That's the type of surprise that I love!

Speaking of surprises....sometimes, there are not so good ones too. Yesterday, when I got ready to climb into the shower, there was an almost 3 inch centipede waiting to eat me. He resembled the creature from the movie, Alien. He gave me this look that said, "Step one foot in the shower and you're dead meet." I called Boo the bug exterminator and wouldn't you know it, the dang creature hid. I was smart though. I took a picture of him just so Boo wouldn't think I was exaggerating. He told me that he was probably down the drain. The water ran for a good five minutes before he convinced me that he wasn't coming back. As I showered, I felt like I was in the movie, Psycho, waiting for the psychotic centipede to appear. All of a sudden his face came out from the stopper and I jumped out of the shower yelling, "He's back! He's back!" Boo took him outside but there was no convincing me that he was gone for good.

I love realizing something out of the blue. It rocks my world.


Nezzy said...

Sweetie, let me know if those doggies start answering. Your shower story is too funny. How come if a man doesn't see or hear it first hand it didn't happen. Like when the car makes a funny noise, nope doesn't mean a thing till it happen to him. Maybe the big bad centipede will invade Boo's shower and snack on his toes! Hahaha!

Have the best weekend, girl!!! :o)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Wow, you've had quite a day! I hate bugs in the shower, ewww!!!!

Never enough laughter and I love that you talk to your dogs.

Yes, those samples at the warehouse grocery stores could easily fill you up as much as breakfast, just skip the orange juice Lol!

Deidra said...

Our house in PA had those darn centipedes. They looked like little monsters. Yuck! The sight of one of those things just set my whole day off in the wrong direction.

I'm glad my mom's laughter brightened your day! She is a hoot, for sure!

Heart2Heart said...


Yikes, I would have a hard time having anyone convince me that said creature wasn't really gone either. Something is just creepy about drains and showers.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend, and God comes through with a great stable job for you.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Saranne said...

Just watched the video and I'm still laughing - thanks for sharing!

Ina in Alaska said...

About the book: You saw the book you wanted, you sent an Intention out to the universe and your Intention was granted!

Centipede!!! EEEK!!!!! Check out the cricket in the MAXDOG blog... it was in... their.... house.....

Breakfast at Sams: Great idea!!

Laughter, just the best. Have a wonderful weekend dear Simone xoxo

Mari said...

I would have been pretty hesitant to get into that shower too!

Veronica Lee said...

Yikes!! That's quite a centipede!
Very brave of you to step back into the shower again!!

Have a great weekend, Simone!

Lin said...

Oh, I talk to the kitties all of the time. I think we both like it.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Laughter really is the best medicine... well, that and a talking dog :-)

I really hope you and Boo don't have to move.

Have a great weekend.

Buckeroomama said...

That centipede would have freaked me out, too!

When I was a little girl, we used to have dogs, too and I also used to talk to them. I swear, they are the best listeners. :)

Anita said...

I hope you will accept me saying this as a compliment - You have the sweetest personality, and a way of looking at things with such an innocent quality. I can't help but smile.

Nana said...

I have a centipede story. When I was about a year old, my mom sees me (trying) to chew. She opens my mouth, and to her surprise, is a hairy centipede!

Frau said...

Laughter is the best medicine! Bugs period freak me out...I so miss the warehouse stores. Have a wonderful weekend.

My name is PJ. said...

I don't just talk to my animals (of which I own 7), I sometimes talk to inanimate objects - particularly when I'm cleaning. And, of course animals answer back!

I'm glad you had the AHA! moment about moving because, just through reading your posts, I knew you didn't want to do it. Pray about this. Things will work out as they should.

Happy Saturday!

blueviolet said...

I'm glad you've realized you should try to stay where you're living. It worried me when you said you were going to uproot, especially since you were uncomfortable with it.

I'm glad the bug was taken outside. ICK!


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