God’s Humor



The Princess and I, like thousands of others this winter season, are experiencing the dregs of the cold and flu season. Both of us, unfortunately, had to be placed on antibiotics.

And lucky us – we were on the same medication – a medication that had a number of nasty side effects affecting our stomachs.

At 3 o’clock in the morning that Saturday, after starting my first dosage of the drug and experiencing terrible abdominal cramps on my left side, Doogie Houser here diagnosed appendicitis and figured I’d soon be on a surgery gurney having my worthless appendix out. (It hadn’t dawned on me, yet, that one of the side effects of the medication was abdominal discomfort and diarrhea.)

It also never occurred to me in the two hours while I was waiting to be seen at urgent care earlier that day, that my partner’s never-ending visits to the ladies room, after starting her antibiotic the night before, should be of any concern to me. I was so congested and feverish that I could barely see straight, let alone think straight.

By 3:30 that morning, when I decided that I couldn’t get any rest from the constant coughing, sneezing, and stomach cramps, I figured maybe throwing together a pot of homemade soup would be just the thing for what ailed us.

Chicken soup seemed too arduous a job for me at that hour, so I brilliantly determined that Mom’s pasta fazool (a simple Italian soup of pasta and beans) would be just the thing for two, sick old women experiencing abdominal cramps and diligently set about to make it.

Yep, bean soup.

Genius here figured pasta and beans would be the perfect antidote for two old women experiencing a cacophony of delightful belly music.


God has a strange sense of humor, People. And he often uses me as his conduit for laughter.

Take care, Guys, and I’ll catch ya the next time, looking at life from my shoes.


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I'm a retired special ed teacher, born in upstate NY, who spent most of my adult life in the SF/Bay Area and moved to the Olympic Peninsula of WA in June of 2017. At the encouragement of family and friends, who followed my silliness on my FB page, I started this blog a few years ago. I try to keep my topics as humorous as possible (because I believe "LIFE" is pretty serious these days), but will, on occasion write about more solemn subjects. I sincerely appreciate all who take the time and effort to read and make comments and am truly humbled when people actually "like" what I write. I do not participate in the "Wordpress awards" because I feel "awarded" when individuals actually read me and comment, but sincerely appreciate all of you who have considered me "award worthy" and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hugs, Lucie

27 thoughts on “God’s Humor”

  1. Only you could make me laugh by writing about stomach cramps and diarrhea, my friend. And thanks for the heads up. Joel and I just returned from emergent care, each of us with a prescription for azithromycin, which we dutifully swallowed about two hours ago. Now I guess we’ll wait for the fun to begin. And I won’t be making bean soup.

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    1. Of course!!!!! ;>) Sorry that you and Joel have “the crud”….hopefully, the drugs won’t bother you guys like they did us. And I’d stick with canned chicken soup until you have the strength to make your own. Definitely stay away from anything with beans in it! (Can you believe me????? Bean soup!!!!!! Of course, in my defense, it was the middle of the night and I was feverish!) ;>)

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    1. Let me try that again, hope the maestro has calmed your belly music and things are much quieter round your house lucie. 😕
      I am not surprised to hear that you have had the flu with all your crazy cold weather over there. 🤒
      Antibiotics and bean soup sound like a pretty damaging recipe mate.😜
      Hope you and the Princess are feeling much better now. 😘
      It is so hot here, in fact I have the aircon on because I am sweating like a sexy pig mate. It ain’t pretty at all. 🐖
      Stay warm and shake that dash ol’ flu off Lucie
      Keep away from bean soup and the ED ward.
      There are certainly a couple of ironies in God’s Humor there mate..😉
      Loves ya from across the miles my dear friend, big hugs to you, The Princess and ya Mom from
      Annie in Australia 🌴🌞🌊❤❤❤❤❤❤

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      1. We’re doing good (on the “belly front”!!) The Princess looks like someone has been beating on her after cataract surgery, and I have had a cold sore under my nose the size of Africa, but other than that, we’re 2 fun gals just enjoying retired life on the Olympic Peninsula! Love you, Buddy! ❤

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    1. You’re so silly…..love you….and yes, we feel better, thank you. The Princess had cataract surgery yesterday…hopefully, she’ll be seeing better, soon! ❤


    1. Yes, indeed. And seeing that you have quite the “active imagination” your “follow up” should be a story and a half! ;>) PS Hope all is well with you and the munchkins!

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