Monday, August 25, 2014

The Funny Side of Life

I’ve long ago decided the only way to keep sane is to find the humor in life. I think an individual’s sense of humor is as unique as his fingerprints. My husband likes to play with words, puns, and double meanings. My son’s wit is more biting, especially when he spots pretension or lapses in logic. My daughter has a gentle humor, but with an eye for the ridiculous. Even the dog has a sense of humor.

“Don’t ever let me catch you on that bed.” Roxy must have taken that to heart, because I’ve never caught her. Yet every single day, the covers are ruffled, and sometimes I even find a dog toy hidden under my pillow. Keep in mind that I work from home. She’s obviously slipping into the bedroom while I’m occupied in the study. Apparently, the joke never gets old.

I’m thankful to be surrounded by people (and dogs) that don’t take themselves too seriously. I hope the characters in my books reflect this. Because, if you’re paying attention, you can’t help but notice that life is funny.  


  1. Beth, I agree. Life is too short not to enjoy a lot of laughs. I have a silly sense of humor. For instance, yesterday while perusing the pet supplies aisle at Walmart, I saw a sign, "Dog Training Aids." I glanced across the aisle at the Cat supplies and immediately started giggling. Who has heard of "Cat" training aids? Cat's rule. LOL. I know because I have a black year-old cat named Tux. He may be small, but he's big enough to bully Riley (our Yellow Lab) off his rug and claim the space for himself. So funny to watch. Hee-hee.

    I think I'll go over and blog about this. Thanks for sparking the idea. Have a blessed day.

  2. I'd love to connect with you on Twitter and Facebook I found you from a comment on I.B. Nosey's site. He's a friend of mine.

  3. Beth, I posted this incident on my blog, after leaving yours. Don't you just love animals?

  4. Hi Laurean. I always enjoy pet stories, and yours is great. I've followed your blog. I'm not on Facebook yet and although I signed up for twitter I admit I don't know how to use it, but thanks so much for the invitation. Old Nosey is an entertaining fellow.