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Having Fun is Hard…..

May 19, 2017

I have been working diligently on my new website as well as doing a wonderful amount of speaking engagements for the last three months. I am so happy with my work right now.  I think I forgot how old I am, having fun is hard.

I was fortunate to get a free pass to the party of the season, the Kentucky Derby, two weeks ago. This was between some intense prep for speaking and trying to work on two online classes I’m taking to be a better speaker, a booked speaker and an entertaining speaker. Steve Martin is one of my teachers. I got an email from Steve today asking me where the hell have I been? How do you expect to be funny if you don’t show up for Steve’s class? I was working on it while having fun. I did my best at the Kentucky Derby to be hilarious. Just ask my friend Jim, who saw me trip in front of 158,000 people and still keep my hat on.

See, Steve. Jim is laughing.

Last night at a dinner party, I was doing my best to wow the crowd with the antics of my mother and her kleptomania.

You can’t be trying out new material while taking a class, Steve.

I’m procrastinating right this minute as  I’m supposed to be practicing my talk for tonight. In an effort to ramp up my hilarity, I have changed my talk completely, added props and new stories, mostly because the venue doesn’t have PowerPoint capability so I had to come up with some new crutches. Since Steve is my mentor now, I thought emulating him would be my best effort.

I don’t know how to make balloon animals and I didn’t have time to go find an arrow like Steve’s but these turkey legs were just hanging around my house. I hope I can find just the right words to integrate this into a talk about the legal and practical issues confronting caregivers.

Never be chicken to laugh at yourself!

Perhaps it will be funny enough that I will bring a free package of Depends as a door prize for the participant who laughs the hardest.

See why I’m tired? Having fun is really hard.

By the way, that picture is with Jim’s mom. At least I have two fans!


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Cathy is the author of Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial Caregiver  and

Who Moved My Teeth?

cathy sikorski

After more than 25 years of caregiving and Elder Law, Cathy writes about the comedy of caregiving in her blog; "You just have to Laugh..."She is the author of "Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial (killer) Caregiver" published by HumorOutcasts Press in 2015.

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10 Responses to Having Fun is Hard…..

  1. May 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Seems you’ve found the theme of this post, Mark, which is amazing because it took me years to understand the difference between theme and plot.

  2. May 21, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I’ll bet you’re a hit whenever/wherever you present, Cathy! You deliver such important information, wrapped in humor. Just stay upright! 😜

    • May 21, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Thanks, Roxanne…best part is we are having a great time!

  3. May 21, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Now the Depends is quite the door prize!

    • May 21, 2017 at 8:24 am

      You should have seen the disappointment in those who didn’t win.

  4. Bill Y "The Legend" Ledden
    May 21, 2017 at 3:26 am

    Two fans? – If you can count imaginary kids, I’m the proud owner of two fans myself!

    • May 21, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Not only do imaginary kids count, they are better fans than real kids…you’re up to four!

  5. Bill Spencer
    May 20, 2017 at 7:22 am

    You are a “wild and crrrazy” gal.

    • May 21, 2017 at 8:25 am

      And a thief of the lowest common denominator.

  6. May 20, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Having fun? At my age, nothing is easy!

    Except complaining. That gets easier by the day.

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