Friday, October 23, 2015

Fly On The Wall In A Sick House


    Welcome to another edition of Fly On The Wall group postings hosted by Karen of  Baking In A Tornado. Today, 14 bloggers are inviting you into their homes to catch a glimpse of their life if you were a fly on the wall.

     The first two weeks of October rocked! National Geographic came to our house to film a follow-up episode about my pet chinchillas. The crew was delightful and made us feel very comfortable. If you'd like to see the original television program with Hubs in action at the exotic vet pet's office, check out Nat Geo Wild if you have cable On Demand. The name of the episode was "Chinchillin' Like a Villain." Then you can click on this website to watch the follow-up video they filmed at our home: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/dr-ks-exotic-animal-er/videos/animal-update-kirby-the-chinchilla/ What a blast!


     The other exciting thing that happened this month was that I got to meet my idol, NY Times Best Selling Author Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess). Folks, she is unbelievable funny and sweet! I was thrilled to get a signed copy of her recent book.

     After all the excitement died down, things were pretty quiet around my house unless you count coughing, sneezing and nose blowing as rigorous activity. Yes, the dreaded head cold from hell invaded our home and is still lingering here like the ghost from Christmas past. My only reprieve from this miserable ordeal was the birthday I celebrated last week. It was great having my family around and of course, the perfect opportunity to pick up some weird tidbits of conversation from them to include in my FOW blog post!

"I just accidentally squirted nose spray into my eyes, thinking it was my eyes drops. At least my eyes will breathe better now. "

"If you eat that chunky bleu cheese dressing, it's going to be chunky on your salad AND chunky on you thighs."

"If you let me sleep in a little later in the mornings, I promise your world will be a better place."

"It's a good thing snot isn't fattening because I've been swallowing a ton of it with this head cold. "
"That's 'snot' funny..."


"I need a new mirror. This one makes me look fat."

"If I was a pigeon, I know EXACTLY who I would poop on."

"I'm not sleeping in the same bed with you tonight. Your snoring is so loud that it shakes the bed. Last night it registered 4.3 on the Richter Scale. "

"I'm great at multitasking. I can start three diets at once while simultaneously snarfing down a bag of Hershey's Kisses."

"It never fails that when I'm having a great hair and makeup day, I don't run into anyone I know. But the days I pop over to the grocery store in my pajama jeans, a stained t-shirt and ratty hair, I run into my entire graduating class in the liquor aisle."

"If parents were smart, they'd just put food dispensers in their teenager's rooms and call it a day."

"My granddaughter spent the night last night. This morning she decided to teach me the entire alphabet by naming three things for each letter. All this before coffee. I forgot how much 3 yr. olds chatter."

"I was really excited to receive tickets in the mail for a complimentary lunch until I saw that it was for a pre-planning seminar held at a funeral and cremation center."



     Despite being sick, my family is still a great source of entertainment. Where else can I laugh so hard that I cough, sneeze, and pee in my pants simultaneously?


***WANT MORE MENO MAMA? This week I was featured on BLUNTmoms with my post, FIVE STAGES OF A HEAD COLD. You can read it here: http://www.bluntmoms.com/five-stages-head-cold/





50 comments:

  1. Loved your post! Very awesome news and congrats! I hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Sorry for you Marcia, but after the Chinchillas the whole text seemed like a blur:) I adore them and find they're one of the cutest animals on the planet, so no matter how much I was trying to concentrate on your article I could not stop thinking: I have to watch that episode online right now! BTW that's just so cool that you had National geographic people at your house! xx

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    1. I'm still in shock that it happened, but they were such nice guys----they were here for 3 1/2 hours filming and drank beer with us, ha-ha!

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    2. I'm so sorry for Kerby:( You must be heartbroken, Marcia. I loved the NG episode even if it had this sad overtone. xx Abby

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    3. Thank you---yes, we sure do miss her, She was such a sweet girl.

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  3. Oh man hate to hear you guys got the funk! We had it too! Horrible.

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  4. Hershey Kisses are the start to any great diet :)
    Sorry you had a sick house; hope you're on your way to feeling well again soon.
    I'm now off to ponder who I'd poop on if I were a pigeon. LOL.
    Happy birthday, hot mama!

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    1. Thank you, Michele! Just promise you won't poop on me!

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  5. I started that same multitasking diet. Maybe that's why I need a new mirror too.

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    1. Ha-ha! They're on sale right now at Target!

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  6. Marcia, I love the one about the snoring being a 4.3 on a Richter scale... my father registered that even when he wasn't sick... I am sure he shook the house... funny thing now is I love the sound of snoring... lol...

    I hope you are feeling better and yes toddlers can chatter endlessly xox

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    1. My pugs snore super loud, so I'm getting used to it!

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  7. I watched the Chinchilla thing. They are so cute!!! And I was all "I know them...I MET them!!! haha Yea, I have the same issue with my diets......pesky chocolates!

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    1. Love my chocolates! Thanks for watching the video---and keep your fingers crossed---I may be up your way again at the end of March for the conference.

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  8. I bet it is a blast to have chinchilla's around the house, so much fun!! Hope you get to feeling better soon <3

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  9. Our family does the "sick" thing all the time. In fact, you are reminding me to stock up on tissues for the upcoming season. Can you say "flu shot"?

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    1. I'm thinking that's the route I need to go from now on.

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  10. Oh, my gosh! I went from tears watching the video of your little chinchilla at the vet, to laughing tears with the FOW at your house! I just love your posts, Marcia. Who else could make having a cold seem like FUN? Very cool you got to meet Jenny Lawson! Her book has hit the #1!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa, and I'm glad you enjoyed the NG show. Yes, meeting Jenny Lawson was like a dream come true!

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  11. Oh my GAWD. So fricking FUNNY! There are a few quotes I definitely have to remember to use. Like sleeping later will make your world a better place! Or needing a new mirror! Hahahahaaa! My favorite quote has to be the free lunch at the funeral and cremation center! Hilarious! And HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marcia!!! I'm pretty positive it was sheer awesomeness:-)

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    1. Thank you, Katie! Yes, my birthday was WONDERFUL because I got to spend it with hubs and my kids---that's all the matters to me in life.

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  12. I love your conversation snippets - and I'm double loving your purple hair! I didn't realize your were famous chinchilla people - you'll be autographing books soon :) Hope the cold's better and the snot swallowing has stopped.

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    1. Yep---no more snot swallowing....for now. I love my purple hair too---my hair dresser is a genius. Thank you!! XO

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  13. hope you all feel better! Oh boy, my hubby snores like an earthquake too!!!!

    always so much fun in your house.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I really enjoy writing these FOW posts.

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  14. That chinchilla video was so stinkin cute. Now I want one, I can't believe you got to meet The Bloggess, I love her writing. I love the crazy things that come out of your families mouths, they almost make my family look normal *almost*

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    1. Ha-ha! I have to wonder, is there really a NORMAL family out there?

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  15. Free lunch at the funeral center? That's 'snot' funny..."

    Hope you guys are feeling better by now. Nose spray in my eyes certainly isn't my kind of a fun time.

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    1. Ha! No it wasn't fun at all. I panicked and ran into the bathroom to wash out my eyes. All better now. :)

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  16. I love your family, you guys are so much funny.
    Blue cheese and chunky thighs!!

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  17. Ugh. The head cold that hangs around like the Ghost of Christmas Past. And usually stays until Christmas IS past. Thinking of you!

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    1. So true! I thought I was finally over it but this afternoon, I started coughing again!!! HELPPPPP!

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  18. Your Hubby was so adorable during the episode. I'm glad Kirby (?) was made well again! I was holding my breath.

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    1. Thank you, Robin. If you watch the follow-up video, you will see that sadly Kirby passed away a month ago. It was hard on us but she lived a good, long life for a chinchilla. I have her offspring though---they are her legacy.

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  19. It is the cold from hell, we've had it 3 weeks now.....
    Can't wait to watch the videos!

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    1. I thought I was rid of it but I swear, in the past two days, I started coughing again!!!

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  20. Amazing video -- I'm such an animal lover and this was a new one for me. So you ar a multi-tasker doing all that coughing, sneezing and peeing at the same time - you GO girl. Where did you meet Jenny - at a book signing?

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    1. Thanks for watching the video. Yes, I met Jenny at a book signing and she was amazing. She had us all laughing, and when we went up to get our books signed, she was so sweet to us. Lovely lady and talented writer.

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  21. Congrats on National Geographics! Your family seems hilarious, but also loving.

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    1. We're pretty crazy people but yes, VERY close & loving. They are my heart and soul.

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  22. OMGGGGGGGGGosh,
    that video is spectacular.
    I love your face.
    And you husband is SOOOOOOOOO sweet.
    I'm sad about Kirby, though.
    Awesome to hear your voice, darling Marcia. WOWWWWWWWWWWW. xxxxxx

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    1. Thanks for watching the video---you're such a sweetheart! Yes, it was hard losing my precious little Kirby, but I have her offspring here and they are very healthy. Also---Thank you for the compliments on the video, too. I was nervous at first, but once the cameras started rolling, I got into my groove, ha-ha. Love you!!!

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