They were at a silent auction, standing in the back of this very large barn. The wife noticed mutual friends. She pointed them out to her husband. He saw them and waved – and ended up being the highest bid on a packet of restaurant gift cards. It was a very expensive wave.
I think I’m contagious.
At some point, long before this blog happened, friends of mine would message me with their own personal ‘ej story’ – a most embarrassing thing that happened to them becomes funny moments later. They would totally refer to it like that - "Hey. I totally had an ej moment yesterday!" It flatters me greatly to know that I’m associated with someone's most embarrassing possible moment and that knowing me has turned it into someone's funniest story.
I have loads of embarrassing moments every day. I'm not sure if it really is just me or if I just try to see the funnier side of things so I don't die. Yesterday was a rough day but even rough days are pocketed with moments of mirth. While trying to change one twin's diaper, the other twin quietly emptied a packet of diaper wipes. I turned and he was covered in them. Later, when I tried to grab the wipes, the first twin did a runner. Thankfully, I had plenty of wipes readily accessible to clean up the mess.
I worked late and ran into a sub shop for a sandwich and only just realized I was partly dressed as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - the red nose part. Then, Tigger the Dog, trying to get a little ear love pushed my chair around in a circle and couldn't understand why I wouldn't rub her ear when she put it right there, (chair moved), right there, (chair moved) right there (chair moved).... It's hard not to enjoy that silliness, no mater the day.
Today, on my to-do list is mulching and digging the front yard. With my special talent for stepping on rakes or running my pelvic bone into wheelbarrows, I'm sure to have a story to tell. Or maybe, I'll just have a pretty section of yard. Either one will work. I'm not picky.