TODAY THE WORDS are DO IT UPSIDE DOWN. It is time to have a little humor on my blog today as I have special guests coming for the weekend so this is a playful blog message based on some fun times my only sister and my niece who was named after me, so that means some of me and Lord help us when we get together. Let me go back in time to when we worked together in a business I owned, Interiors by Arline. Juanelle was my right hand person and was my purchasing manager. Pam was my bookkeeper and both of them did an excellent job. I don’t have enough space to tell all of the stories but I do remember the “rat” saga. We had a large warehouse of accessory items for decorating the houses and we had to keep the doors open for loading and unloading the service vans we used on the trips. We were located in the industrial park which backed up to a wooded area so it wasn’t hard for a vermin to sneak in. One day we were busy working and I had walked into the office where Pam was and Juanelle was near. I had 13 young women working in the business and it seems like all of us were there when this event happened. All of us could see out of the office door and when the dark shadow ran past, I think all of us thought we might have imagined seeing it. It was a large wharf rat and the place went wild. Wanda Medders, you were there so I know you are grinning. It took a trap that looked like a bear trap, just kidding but if you have ever seen a trap this size you would understand. The biggest and the funniest part was not having a rat the size of a small opossum; it was when the trap went off. Eyes got bigger, screams got louder and our entire staff was turned “upside down”. We called in reinforcements to get our critter out. When things settled down and everyone’s nerves calmed; a snake crawled in but that is a story for another day. These were days we worked so hard; did excellent decors; but probably laughed as hard as we ever worked. I thought of this story when I was baking the cake in the photo for my sister and my niece and we hope to fill this time with laughter and fun and more importantly be able to share love. Live life; love life; live and love life to the fullest.

Psalm 126:2 ESV 

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

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Author: sippingcupsofinspiration

A blogger since 2012, a published author of three Five Star romance novels, A MISTRESS, A WIFE and TELL ME LIES; LOVE ME STILL and RIDDLE ME THIS, LOVE OR BLISS. Still a small town girl with a lot of experience of people watching. Ten years of blogging experience.

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