Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fly On The Wall In A Wild Kingdom

     It's that time again! For those of you new to my blog, welcome to another monthly edition of Fly On The Wall group postings, where 14 bloggers invite you into their homes for a peek at what goes on behind closed doors.

     This has been a quiet month for us, so I believe the fly has been catching up on his naps. I wish I could do the same. Most of my time now is taken up with book marketing strategies---the difficult side of a writing career. It's incredibly time consuming and takes away from what I love doing most---WRITING! The good news though is that my tech girl designed a new page on my blog for the book, which you can see here: http://www.menopausalmom.com/p/who-stole-my-spandex.html

     If you were a fly buzzing around my house this month, here are a few remarks you would have heard floating around the Doyle house:


"I would never go on a cruise ship. Too many rogue waves out there."

"Hey Dad, come here and let me prove to you how strong I've gotten since I've been lifting weights. I'll pick you up."
"No thanks---I don't want to end up with a broken clavicle."

"I wish my inner editor would stop waking me up at 4:00am to share her ideas with me."

"A fart is just a warning sign of what's to come."

"Our neighbor is having a garage sale and he's selling a giant plastic worm that kids can ride. Should I buy it?"
"No, I'm not riding the worm with you."




"I'd wrap that in bacon."
"You'd wrap anything in bacon and eat it, including your pillow."

"Can you please tell our son that changing the toilet paper will not cause brain damage?"

"Karma takes too long to catch up. I'd rather just smack you right now."


"I don't have a bucket list but I have a F@%k it list that never ends."

"Just because my reality is different from yours doesn't mean I'm crazy."

"Of course I love you, but you sound better when your mouth is closed."

I'd like to share a funny little story with you that happened yesterday. If you read my previous post about the odd things that occur around my husband--- http://www.menopausalmom.com/2014/12/good-intentions-gone-wrong.html ---then this story will not surprise you.

One of my chinchillas had diarrhea late in the afternoon, which can be dangerous with these types of animals. I called my vet, only to learn that he was out of town for a few days. They gave me the name of another vet at a different office and suggested I take my chinchilla there. Luckily, my husband had just gotten home from work and offered to take our pet so that I wouldn't have to change my dinner plans.

He was gone for two hours, and I began to worry that something was seriously wrong. Just as I was about to call him, he walked in the front door with a big grin on his face. Apparently, National Geographic was at the vet's office filming for their series, "National Geographic in the Wild" and asked if they could video my husband and our chinchilla during their doctor's visit! How crazy is that? My friends asked if I was disappointed that I wasn't there, and my answer was a resounding "NO!"  I hadn't washed my hair in two days and was still sporting a bleach-stained t-shirt from the previous day that had a few grease spots on it from my lunch. I'm grateful that I WASN'T there.

The episode will air some time in the fall---I'll keep you posted. Now, hop on over to the homes of the other bloggers participating in today's Fly post and see what they've been up to!


Want more Meno Mama? A few days ago I was a featured guest again on one of my favorite sites--Blunt Moms. You can read the post here: http://www.bluntmoms.com/little-white-lies-women-tell/




http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                          Spatulas on Parade
http://followmehome.shellybean.com                          Follow me home
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/           Stacy Sews and Schools
http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                     Battered Hope
http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                              Just A Little Nutty
http://themomisodes.com                                  The Momisodes
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                    Someone Else’s Genius
http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/    Eileen’s Perpetually Busy
http://www.juiceboxconfession.com               Juicebox Confession       
http://dinoheromommy.com/                    Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://www.menopausalmom.com/          Menopausal Mother
http://gndisney.wordpress.com                        Disneyland in Kentucky
http://www.gomamao.com                               Go Mama O
http://BakingInATornado.com                 Baking In A Tornado

             




34 comments:

  1. HA! Every mom of teenagers should have a t-shirt that say:
    "Karma takes too long to catch up. I'd rather just smack you right now."
    In fact, I think I need one for every day of the week!

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  2. TOO COOL!!! Be sure to let us know when the episode is going to air!! :D
    I could use on of those T-shirts, too. LOL

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    1. Ha-Ha, right? Yes, I'll be sure to let you know!

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  3. THat's hilarious! Only in your house could your Chinchilla have the shits and your hubby gets a show about it! I love it! Make sure you let us know when so we can all check it out!

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    1. I'm telling you---he ALWAYS walks into these weird situations!!

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  4. Ooh! Look at that sweet face! And your husby is pretty cute, too! :p

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  5. Marcia, I had that very same inchworm when I was little! Too funny. You and your husband are destined to be famous!
    I have three boys who would wrap ANYTHING in bacon!
    <3

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    1. Thanks! I have to admit----I have a bacon fetish as well…..

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  6. Hahaha! Now I have to add the inchworm to MY f*ck list! :)

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  7. Oh my goodness this truly made me laugh till I coughed and then ran to the loo, it was once I started to laugh I couldn't stop

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    1. I'm glad you love my crazy family and that we can deliver some laughter to your day. Just make sure you pee next time BEFORE you read, ha-ha!!!

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  8. Yay for NatGeo, but was your chinchilla okay?

    Always a pleasure to be a fly on your wall!

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    1. She had to go back again today because she took a turn for the worse, but they think they have solved the problem and have her on some special meds. They are keeping her overnight night but in the last update, they said she was doing much better. Thank you for asking! And yes, the NatGeo crew was there again today to film my husband!!!

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  9. Marcia, that is awesome that your husband was filmed by them... and I am with you, I would not have wanted to be the one getting filmed... lol.. geesh, I just started letting photos be taken, I am not ready for video... hehe

    I like this one as isn't true... "Just because my reality is different from yours doesn't mean I'm crazy."

    Haha... I have to agree there xox

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    1. I strongly believe that one! Sometimes my family looks at me like I'm nuts.

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  10. Hi Marcia, How are you? It's been ages since I had a look at your blogpage, wow, first of all, congratulations on your new book! Where can I buy it? I want a copy! I am really happy for your success, I remember few years ago when we used to message each other on that website-bloggers.com? Anyways, good luck and wishing you more success!! take care always. love, love!! Cecille

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    1. So good to hear from you Cecille! Yes, it has been a long time and a lot has happened since then. If you click on the picture of my book on the the top right sidebar, it will take you directly to the link on Amazon where you can order the book. Thank you for asking! I'll be sure to stop by and visit your site soon.

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  11. I agree with the "wrap everything in bacon" philosophy – except chocolate – that tastes good on its own!

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    1. Have you ever had bacon dipped in chocolate? It's delicious!

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  12. What a cute little chinchilla! So cool about Mac being on National Geographic. And look at you at your book signing!!! Hell yeah! Wish I could've been there. Okay, favorite quote: "No, I'm not riding the worm with you." LOL

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    1. I'm excited to see the episode! And yes--the worm comment was one of my favorites, too. Another Mac-ism.

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  13. I always laugh so hard when I read your fly list...This is great. so true about the farts... Hubby feels the same way about bacon.

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  14. Yes, let me know when my adopted Papa is gonna be on the tube! I'll HAVE to watch!!
    One day, I will meet the rest of my adopted family. lol

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    1. Wouldn't that be a blast? I keep hearing about your new home---I can't wait to see it when I come back for ERMA '16 !!!!

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  15. I've heard that chinchillas don't make good pets, so I'm wondering if you're growing a coat.

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    1. Ha-Ha Nooooooo! They actually make great pets---very sweet! But they do have sensitive tummies and that's what causes a lot of their illnesses.

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  16. How fun for you guys and your chichilla! Can't wait to see it! :-)

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    1. Me too! I keep calling my husband "Super Star" Ha-Ha!

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  17. Shocked to hear about the chinchilla. Keep us posted -- didn't think they made good pets. Yes, the never-ending task of marketing your book - it is a full time job.

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    1. They actually make great pets but when they get sick, it's pretty expensive to care for them. Mine is still having issues---she had to go back two more times to the vet. Now they are keeping her over the weekend for observation.

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