There are so many things in the “Well, I never” category of life. Things I never heard, saw, did, said, etc. But in this very erratic and chaotic 2020, that has changed, and at times I find them incredibly funny. Today’s “Well, I never thought I would say this, let alone do it?” I just took a dump in my closet.” 🤣 Some will wonder how this came about, others may have already stopped reading because TMI. 🤣  

At the beginning of the year we started having plumbing issues in our one and only bathroom. The landlady said when we’re ready, they would rip up the bathroom and renovate it. We were supposed to be in Georgia this past June for a couple of weeks and figured that’s when it would get renovated instead of the bandaid repairs we’ve been doing all year. Anyhow, we never got to go to Georgia as Panama closed its borders because of the pandemic. Well, yesterday morning my bathroom announced it was no longer waiting.  

Our one and only bathroom was now entirely unusable. I found this out when I got home from a 90-minute walk and was truly gross with sweat. Yesterday’s “quirky” was me showing up at a friend’s house unannounced and saying, “Hey, I need a favor, ok to take a shower here?” 🥴🤷‍♀️  

I find it very heart-filling and funny that over the past two years that our group of friends have all been comfortable enough with each other that we can do that, and many of us have. It doesn’t seem an odd thing to do anymore. 🥰 TIP 🤣

After we got back, the plumber arrived at about 6pm and worked until after 8pm. Clueless at that point how long until we would have a functional bathroom, at about 9pm we made our version of a camping toilet, which ended up in our walk-in closet. So, thank you 2020, my closet was my only bathroom. 🤬

The plumber came back this morning at 8am, and by noon we had our bathroom back. I’m thankful I find things like this funny. If I didn’t, I would walk around in a very cranky, frustrated mood a lot. 🤦‍♀️

So, here’s to all the things we thought we’d never!

The following story still sticks out as one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard in my life!

Many years ago, my sister Dena and I were working together at a kennel/groomer. We were working at the front checkout one afternoon, and Dena answered a phone call. I was doing paperwork and not paying much attention. But I noticed Dena’s tone get very serious. Then I heard her say something I never thought I would hear. With a straight face and compassionate tone, she replied to the dog’s owner, “No, ma’am, she had all her nipples when she left.” 🤣  When I told Al later, he said, “Apparently, now she has 7 nipples and a scab.” 🤣🤣🤣

I still laugh hysterically when I think about this. The dog made a full recovery, but I also learned through that experience when you shave an animal, and it itches, at times they chew holes in themselves to relieve the irritation. 🥴🤦‍♀️

Yes, this all happened. The moral of the story? If you allow yourself to focus on your irritations, you may end up harming yourself with stress, anger, lashing out and hurting others. Try looking at these minor challenges through humor. It helps.