This morning, as I read Darla’s She’s a Maniac post, I thought, How I envy her because she has small children at home and always has something funny to share. Heck, you don’t even have to write anything if you have children living with you. Just show their pictures and everyone oohs and aahs and writes a ton of comments about how precious they are. I have three children of my own who are quite as precious to me, but I have to admit that adult children are just not that funny. In fact, I’m sure they think I’m funny in an unintentional sort of way. So what in my daily life can I find that will give me blog ideas? Well, there’s my husband, but he does more laughing at me than I do at him. Maybe he should write the blog?
Okay, here are the only funny things I can think of that have been happening around my house lately.
1. I’ve had a new ipad for a week now, and this old dog is getting very confused because of it. It’s a touchpad so I have to touch the screen to go where I want to go and do what I want to do on it. However, for some reason, my brain can’t make the transition between using my ipad and using my computer, so I am constantly touching my computer screen and wondering why nothing is happening. Meanwhile, my husband points out that I’m always fussing at him when he touches my computer screen and here I am doing it over and over again. Actually, now that I’m writing this, I don’t see the humor in it.
2. Last week my Vietnamese friend, Chi, came for tutoring and she brought all the ingredients and made me some pho (a noodle soup) for dinner. We started talking about food and she asked me what I liked to eat for breakfast. I told her one of my favorite things was an eggwhite omelette I make with onions, mushrooms, and cheese. ”Oh, cheese. Americans like a lot of cheese,” she said. “We do, indeed!” I responded. Chi added, “That’s why Americans are so fat.” Again, now that I’m writing this, I don’t find the humor in what my thin little friend said.
3. The first Tuesday of every month my yoga instructor does ball yoga. This is yoga done with one of those big, inflatable balls. The yoga poses are done while sitting atop the ball or leaning against the ball, or holding the ball. I haven’t been to ball yoga in nearly a year because I’ve been doing t’ai chi at the same time instead. Yesterday I decided to give up t’ai chi and I was excited to get back to ball yoga. However, while everyone else was having no trouble balancing, I was spending more time falling off the ball than anything else. I tried to grab the ball and hang on for dear life, but it would have no part of me…Sigh…okay, I give up. Nothing funny has happened to me this week. Absolutely nothing. Can someone lend me their kids?