Life as it Comes Podcast

Life happens, but rarely as expected. These amusing short stories and observations by author and storyteller Theresa Boedeker focus on the quirkiness and surprises of life. Because everyone needs a smile, . . . perhaps even a laugh. Ask questions, give your opinion, and and share your own funny stories at
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Dec 14, 2016
Traveling Toilet Seats

When our toilet seat breaks, my son and I invent the traveling toilet seat plan.

Dec 6, 2016
The Big Whopper of a Whopper

Sometimes the more we plan, the more Murphy and life's hick-ups disrupt our plans.

Nov 30, 2016
Trying Not to Laugh When Pretending to Sleep

Sometimes when you need a nap, others are keeping you from your nap.

Nov 22, 2016
Turkey Day

Turkey Day was so much simpler when I was a child.

Nov 16, 2016
Socks and the Myriad Possibilities

Sometimes when a sock gets a hole in the toe there are lots of possibilities for its second life.

Nov 7, 2016
Mother of the Bride Dress

Finding and bagging an MOB dress has more etiquette rules than first imagined.

Nov 2, 2016
The Toilet Paper Mystery

So who is using all the toilet paper in our house and how come they never replace the used rolls?

Oct 26, 2016
Shopping Pains

I loved grocery shopping as a child, but now it has lost some of its charm.

Oct 19, 2016
Dad's Reading Legacy

Dad's reading aloud to me as a child was a small thing to him, but a big thing to me.

Oct 12, 2016
Finding Embarressment  at the Dollar General

Giving Noise Putty to boys at my son's birthday party doesn't produce the best results.

Oct 5, 2016
Turn Off That Pressure Cooker and Get a Life

My 12th summer, my brother, sister, mom and I canned 1,243 jars of fruits and vegetables. We desperately needed Canners Anonymous, but couldn't find one.

Sep 27, 2016
Conformist Garages

Tidying a garage is not always as easy as it seems, especially when it involves a tarp and ropes.

Sep 21, 2016
Spider Dancing

When spiders starts crawling into my dry and warm basement every fall I have several methods for dealing with them and their cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Sep 14, 2016
The Irritating Robot Voice

Sometimes a quick trip to the grocery store and self-checking a cart of groceries turns into your worst nightmare.

Sep 5, 2016
The Art of Spraying

Most people think spraying is easy. Little do they realize the self-control, the analytical math mind, and the sense of timing that accompany this job.

Aug 30, 2016
Big Game Hunting at the Campsite

A camping trip goes crazy when a squirt gun wielding guy tries to take out all the flying insects.

Aug 23, 2016
Bunny Foo Foo Here and There

Bunny Foo Foo, a small young bunny, has been sneaking into my yard to fill himself up in the early morning and in the cool of the evenings on the tender young parts of my perennials.

Aug 16, 2016

Chaos develops when we learn how to play Fictionary, a word game that takes an active imagination and the talent of making something unbelievable seem like truth.

Aug 9, 2016
Motels, Sisters, and Cardboard Boxes

When my spendthrift sister and I try to book a trip together using hotel point, we run into a bit of a snag.  

Aug 1, 2016
What Are the Chances?

This episode tries to get the answers to some of life's mysteries that haunt us in the middle of sleepless nights. Questions like, when to call a company so as not to be put on hold as soon as your call is answered? Where does the deja-vu feeling come from? How long can two people take a shower before running out of hot water?

Jul 26, 2016
Waffle Glue and Bamboo Skewers

Sometimes you think you have breakfast under control, and then a waffles gets stuck in the waffle iron and your day suddenly turns into much different experience. 

Jul 18, 2016
Busy the New Fine

Sometimes people make us doubt our self, which can lead to a disastrous overhaul of some area of our life. Sometimes though, we need to just keep being our self.

May 26, 2016

This story is about those peace invading, pesky, almost invisible fruit flies that move into one's house and remain as unwelcome guests.

May 26, 2016

This story is about the chaos that a surprise tornado has on a music recital.

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