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What a Bunch of Nonsense!

It’s Gratituesday! Today I’m grateful for silliness and nonsense. Yes, you read that correctly.  From seated bleacher “dancing” at the local High School football game, (that band rocks it!) to one liners and zingers on Facebook, from tickling to hot pink sparkly toenails on a woman over a certain age, from nonsensical YouTube video featuring llamas or dancing cats to old cartoons and sitcoms from the dark ages. Whatever the reason for a short break from life’s daily serious menu, I willingly embrace it.

minionsI’m lucky to know friends who’ll scream and giggle like teenagers in spite of being several decades older than the giggly screamer age. Fortunately I also know some quick-witted people who can go toe to toe with me with jokes and nonsense and movie quotes. Happily when our family gets together laughs and guffaws outweigh tension and discord fifty to one.

Life’s full of serious business, contemplative moments, heartache and worry.  I used to scare away potential friends with the weight of the world sitting solidly on my shoulder for all to see.  Laughter didn’t fit in with my earnest desires to make the most of my time on the planet. And then, someone taught me by example years ago that silliness didn’t take anything away from life’s solemnity. In fact, I saw and began to experience the load lightening magic of nonsense, laughter and silliness.

photo-19 copy 9Like downing a huge glass of ice water in the middle of a hot and sweaty task, silliness refreshes and refills and rejuvenates.

Too much of any good thing will cause more harm than good. All silliness and nonsense makes life a shallow pointless effort. Finding a good ratio between “LOL” (laughing out loud) and putting one’s “shoulder to the wheel” might make all the difference in my success at the hard work side of life.

If you happen to see a woman in a little truck doing some car dancing or belting out a tune like she’s some rockstar, it might just be me, taking a silliness break before heading back to my rock and my hard place.

Turn off your serious button and laugh a little. It’ll do you good. Click on these short links.

What is this Car Dancing she talks about?

Who said Cat’s can’t dance?

Okay, maybe llama’s are funny.

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Not Really a Blog Post, More Like a List

Things that have put a smile on my face this week

Dog Joy

Dog Joy (Photo credit: CaptPiper)

1. Hand wind surfing out both sides of a car window.

2. Dognose wind surfing out a truck window. What a way to experience the world.

3. Mom’s giggles.

4. The physical therapist’s jokes.

Hummingbirds at the house

Hummingbirds at the house (Photo credit: niclindh)

5. Hummingbirds at the feeder, zipping around the yard.

6. My sisters surrounding and serving and loving.

7. Seeing Chicken and Waffle flavored potato chips for sale. What the heck???

8. Kid History YouTube videos, bizarrely funny.

9. Watching my brothers rock their worlds with new directions and smart choices.

10. Fifty two degrees overnight, eighty-eight degrees daytime. Can you say “mmm….”

Black Eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susans (Photo credit: Rachel D)

11. Black-eyed Susan’s blooming like crazy.

12. Fresh trout, fried up in lemon butter, with fresh corn on the cob and watermelon. Oo la la!

13. A cat that can’t be tuned. Did you miss this story about cat tuning? Click here 🙂

14. A panoramic mountain view out the front window.

15. Buttery, chewy, warm chunky chocolate chip cookies baked by my nephew.

16. Some new ideas about organizing and bringing order to my life.

Holding Hands With a Newborn Baby

Holding Hands With a Newborn Baby (Photo credit: storyvillegirl)

17. A kind, thoughtful remark by a twelve-year-old boy.

18. Seeing a newborn babe sleeping in his mother’s arms.

19. A new season of “Burn Notice” available on Netflix. Hooray! Now I can find out what happens next.

20. Dad’s Wiley ways and his extra vigilant and protective attitude about Mom.

21. Figuring out when to hold ’em, and when to fold ’em. Figuratively speaking, of course.

Just noticing some of the good stuff.

There’s plenty of attention paid to the hard things, the challenges, the break your heart moments. I’m just trying to balance the scale a little here.

It kinda works. I’m smiling, at least.

Are you?

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The Best Love Song I’ve Heard in Ages

Yup! That’s the way I’m calling it. The best love song I’ve heard in ages.

“The Woman I Love”

The first time I heard it was on Pandora, the live version of a simple guitar and Jason Mraz with his relaxed song styling.

Pleasantly surprising, refreshing.

But even more I found words and music that said what I’ve tried to explain for years.

I could be wrong but I think this is how most women want to be loved. Unconditionally, no matter what, regardless of our craziness, or our moods, or frustrations or tiredness or self-loathing. We just want what this song describes.

Well, I do anyway.

So I’m posting two versions for you to enjoy. First is the version I heard, live, just the guitar and Jason. The lyrics are there if you want to follow along. Or, you could close your eyes and just take in the song.

Then the second one is the official video with the backup band and visual interpretation. I prefer just to hear the words with the tune, get the meaning in my head, not someone else’s idea of what it means.

Either way, Thank you Jason Mraz, for a great love song in an era with so few really good ones.

“I’m holding steady, my heart’s at home…”


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