The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


So what? I missed another day!!!! Therefor I will post 2, yes, 2 posts on what I am thankful for!!!


I am thankful for a sense of humor. I love to laugh. Laughing loud, long and hard is one of my favorite past times!!! Whether it's a knock, knock joke from one of my kids or a very funny story about my mom, I love to giggle. Speaking of my mom, here's one of my favorites. Mother, please forgive me for the story I am about to tell.

A few weeks ago, we were in SLC for my cousin's wedding. I called my mom to check on her while we were gone. My dad was driving school bus up North, so she was home alone. When I called her, she was really unsettled. She told me that everything in the house was dim. The lights, the computer, even the TV. As if it was only running on half the power. She called 2 of my brothers-in-law and quizzed them about it. She flipped a few of the breakers and nothing helped. She was really worried that there was something dangerous going on, electrically, in her house. The boys informed her that she was safe to spend the night there, but if it kept going to call an electrician on Monday. No one could figure out what was going on.

So, fast forward to a couple of days later, we were at my birthday lunch and Blanche mentioned something about my mom's lights (with a laugh), as my mom threatened her from spilling the beans, I tried figuring out why my mom would be so mad at Blanche if she told and THEN IT HIT ME!!!!!!!! I turned to my mom and asked one simple question that would keep us laughing for the next few hours....... "mom, were you wearing your sunglasses in the house?". With an angry/embarrassed look on her face, she confirmed that on that night, she indeed, had her sunglasses on!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, I have never laughed so hard. It was great fun on my mom's behalf.

Some people are funny when they try to be, like my dad. He can keep you going for DAYS with laughter, and then you have people like my mom and grandma Albrecht. When they TRY to be funny, it totally bombs, but when they are just being themselves, it cracks everyone up!!!!! I love that I have parents with 2 different kinds of sense of humor. It keeps us all on our toes!!!! This last year has been an absolute joke, between the 6 kidney stones I've passed, Randy's broken pelvis, my dad's cancer diagnosis, the kids getting swine flu, my miscarriage, my crash and Cambelle's possibly broken elbow on Wednesday, if we didn't have a good sense of humor, I would be in the loony bin by now!!!! The fact that I get to laugh at situations that would make anyone else go crazy, has saved my bacon more than once!!!! Randy has a great sense of humor also, I think it's saved our marriage!!! He makes me laugh so hard I will start dry heaving!!!! Now, that's love!!! So, let's keep laughing!!!!


Today I am thankful for Angie.
She is going to cut my hair today and make me look purty. She makes everyone look purty. Her talent has enriched our family for years, now!!!! I am as low maintenance as they get and she knows that, therefor she never gives me more than I can handle. Today, I am just cutting some layers into my hair, so don't expect a blond mohawk or anything!!!!! Now, I'm off to the land of cutty, cut!!!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Thanks for sharing the story of your mom. I love stories of people being themselves and making people laugh. She is not going to live that down. Here is a short story of my grandma... She had us over for cornbeef and cabbage for my g-pa's birthday.... she forgot the cabbage...