A Year With Myself, Everything Miz Meliz

The FUN ZONE

Life should be fun, right?  I totally think so!  I wish everything was fun.  Or, even more fun!  We love to laugh in our family.  I am grateful for all the different kinds of laughter.  I love when people have “laugh-lines” instead of wrinkles.  I love when people laugh at my jokes or think I am funny.  I love to tickle little kids.  I still try to tickle mine.  I love smiles and snickers, giggles, and guffaws.  Welcome to my very own “Fun Zone”!  Tell me, what makes you laugh?

Here are my favorite laughs:

  • I know a kid who loves babies and kittens.  He’s a pretty tough guy most of the time, but has a soft spot for cute adorable little things.  There is this sound that he makes when he sees something that strikes a chord. . . a high-pitched whiny “Ohhaawwhh!”  Followed by a an airy gutteral half-laugh as if in utter disbelief that anything could be so cute.

 

  • This one is a crack-up to witness and then hilarious when you join in.  It’s that uncontrollable contagious giggle-snort-laugh that you just can’t stop and at first think it’s annoying until you get it too and everything seems funny and you just keep laughing and laughing until your eyes water and you think you might have just peed in your pants!!!!

 

  • The head-shake/nervous laugh combo.  AKA the “tell.”  When I want to know what happened and I say something totally funny and I get this reaction, I know they either don’t get the joke or they are up to something.   I don’t want to give away my secrets, but I can read this one like a book!

 

  • The sigh giggle that girls make when they are in love.  It starts with a deep breath and then a light “hahhhh. . . . hee hee hee.  They most likely are thinking about something he said or did.  Ah, young love.  Butterflies.  Hearts and roses.

 

  • The histerical outburst laugh that is made when you are reading something funny.  I’ll hear this once in awhile from my kids when they are playing a video game or using head phones, too.  It’s that loud. . . “HA!” followed by, “Oh my God!”  Ha ha ha ha ahhh ha ha!! Chuckle chuckle. . . trails off and then another “Ha!”

 

  • The laugh so hard you scare yourself gut-busting laugh.  This is the one that can actually wear you out if you keep it up long enough.  I went to a comedy club when I was pregnant once and the comedian was so funny, I laughed so hard I thought I was going to hurt the baby!  Comedy shows and movies are always on at my house and laughter is going on all the time.  I just love it!!

Everything Miz Meliz

Hitting the Wall

Home sick today.  Stomach flu and cramps.  Last week I went to work even though I had the flu pretty bad.  I felt obligated because I knew it would be busy and I was needed.  It was a tough week for me.  My kids were all sick with varying degrees of the flu.  As a mother, I wanted to be able to focus on them and take care of them better than I did this past week.  I feel badly.  They are great kids.  My husband, who managed to not get sick this time, did just fine taking care of us.  Somehow being sick put me in a funk.

I felt great Friday and Saturday.  I went out with my girlfriend and had a fantastic time on Saturday night.  Then I hit a wall on Sunday.  I am glad today is the 1st of the month.  I feel like I can get a fresh start.  I am home.  I am sick.  But the wall is breaking down.  I know what I need to get better and get motivated.  I need to go shopping!

Seriously, I need to get groceries!  Some fresh homemade food is definitely in order.  All that comfort food from last week is weighing me down.  I need the antioxidants.  Berries, yogurt, and whole grains usually does the trick.  A salad and some lean meat for dinner sounds good.  Even the walking while shopping gets me going.  I have been pretty lazy lately.  Maybe I will even clean out the fridge and clean the kitchen.  That should do it!

Now, if I can only get off this couch . . .