It is so much fun when a group of us start laughing and teasing each other. It can happen just about anywhere! Today it was while we were "working out" at water aerobics and again when we went for coffee. I have difficulty keeping my balance through some of the aerobics so we were laughing about it. Otherwise you might start splashing around and getting other people even wetter. Like I say.... it is better to laugh!
So..... we get to the coffee, and some of us eat breakfast, after water aerobics and we are laughing about the fun we have as we are all together. We also talk about some of them coming together to give me a "hard time" or "heckle" me when I'm trying to be serious -- like during a sermon. I encouraged them to try.
I did, however, warn them..... Dad used to give me a hard time regularly. He didn't care where we were when he did it either. It could be during a meeting, during Bible study or even during my sermon. He loved to try to "get me." Don't worry..... I could get him back!! But they would have to REALLY work to top what he could do!
Which is what got me laughing. Much better to have the memories AND laugh!! Something to think about....
The crazy weather limiting travel means we are spending more time on technology - if we can get it to work. Some people are lucky enough to have knowledgeable people living at least close by if not in the same house. I am not that lucky. My "technical help" lives several states and a 15 hour drive away. He has, however, helped by being able to "see" my computer with my phone and "fixing" what I was doing wrong.
When I hear people telling me they are too old to try to work with the computer I have to laugh. Dad did more with the computer than I am doing even now. He was working with the computer, learning Facebook and blogging for quite a while before he died. (And he has been gone 9 years now.) I point out to people he was in his 80s and going strong. The problem would happen when he got "stuck" on something and expected ME to help. I can remember several times looking at him and going "I have NO idea what you are talking about OR how to fix it!!" Call your grandson!
So.... yes, it is a new year. Yes, we should be trying new things. Yes, there could (and probably will) be difficulties. At which point start laughing! Then call whichever person in YOUR family can help with the technology.
Crazy schedules, with a wonderful vacation mixed in, have kept these memories from getting posted. Prayerfully schedule is settling back into as "normal" as it gets.
Part of the problem has been the repeating storms happening. I know a lot of places have had worse storms than we have. At least the power has stayed on here. We have even been able to have most of our worship services. We did have to cancel one joint Christmas Eve service.
It reminded me of the year Dad and I were snowed in, literally, for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Not only could people not get to worship service we couldn't get OUT of the house until someone came to help by starting at the driveway coming to the door. So....like this year we celebrated, with family, later. Thankfully we could "celebrate!"