Notes from Jan

Laughter for Sale

June 17, 2019

There’s a shop in Maine that sells tiles. Not the usual kind for kitchen and bathrooms, though the salesperson said someone bought enough to make a serious statement in their bathroom. The tiles have quotes, most worth repeating. I suppose, reading the handwriting on the wall could take the place of the old Sears catalog.

My friend, Gail, and I stood in the shop, flipping tiles and disgracing ourselves in public with uncontrolled laughter. Who couldn’t identify with, “My favorite exercise is doing diddly squats.” But the one I ended up buying for myself, read,”I hate it when I think I’m buying organic vegetables, but when I get home they’re just regular donuts.”

Don’t you hate it when that happens?!

P.S. This blog is dedicated to my son on his birthday today. Thanks, Chad, for making me laugh, expanding my vocabulary, and pushing me to get a new knee. We’re even now. Sorta.

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  • Reply Dale June 18, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Well, if that makes you even with your son, you either have a short memory or are more filled with grace than cream donuts.

    Laughter is good and needs to be taught in schools.

    Blessings, Dale

  • Reply Hilda June 18, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Thanks for my opening my day with a hearty chuckle! 🙂

  • Reply Wendy June 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Some people are so clever (like you! You could probably make your own shop with “quotes by Jan Carlberg” that would sell like hotcakes!)
    Wendy Connor recently sent me a pic of a tshirt that made her think of me that said “Everything in the universe is either ice cream or not ice cream” Haha – laughter is indeed good medicine. <3

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