Friday, December 23, 2016

Fly On The Wall During The Holiday Season


     Welcome to another edition of Fly On The Wall group blog postings, hosted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado. Today, eight bloggers are opening the doors to their homes to give you a glimpse of their private lives if you care to eavesdrop on some pretty crazy stuff. If nothing else, it will make you realize that you are not the ONLY one living in a looney bin. Every family has their share of the crazies, and mine is no different.

If you were a fly on the wall in my home this past week, you would have heard me cursing up a storm, because planet Mercury decided to mess with me once again. I've written about "Mercury Retrograde" before, and I swear, it's a real thing. Sure, there are plenty of nonbelievers out there, but let me tell you a little story of woe about my week from technology/electronic hell. In the course of six days, my computer crashed, the jets on my new hot tub stopped working, two of my indoor ceiling fans broke, three of my brand new outdoor holiday lawn decorations fritzed out, and then my car died. To add insult to injury, my once sturdy towel rack fell off the wall while I was showering and the plug to my favorite hair straightener snapped off in the electric outlet 30 minutes before I had to get ready to go to a party. Somebody hold me, please----I'm ready to murder Mercury.

 
   Despite the streak of electronic bad luck I've had lately, there has been a frenzy of holiday activities going on around the Doyle house these past few weeks. The whole crew was here to celebrate a wonderful Thanksgiving, and as usual, while we were gathered around the dinner table, the conversation turned to food....as it always does.....

"You're not a Doyle male unless your overeat on Thanksgiving and throw up afterwards."

"Why are you breathing so heavy?"
"I'm practicing Lamaze for when I give birth to my holiday food baby. "

"The hot dogs have gone rogue. They abandoned their packaging and fell down into a bin at the bottom of the fridge."
"Yeah, I know about that bin---our refrigerator is an official wiener collector. "

"Has anyone ever told you that you look like a T-Rex when you get up in the middle of the night to pee?"
"I can't help it----my belly is too full so I have to keep my arms up, which makes them too short to reach the toilet paper roll."

"Why are you standing so long in front of an open refrigerator?"
"I'm looking for the answers to life....or maybe just a piece of pumpkin pie."


     I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season (without Mercury's interference) and I wish y'all a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!


Be sure to click on the links below for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado                   http://www. bakinginatornado.com/
Menopausal Mother                    http://www.menopausalmom.com/     
Spatulas on Parade                     http://spatulasonparade. blogspot.com/                        
Searching for Sanity                    http://singlemumplusone. blogspot.com                         
Never Ever Give Up Hope             http://batteredhope.blogspot. com                         
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy         http://dinoheromommy.com/                      
Southern Belle Charm                   http://www.southernbellecharm. com
A Little Piece of Peace                   http://little-piece-of-peace. blogspot.com  



31 comments:

  1. Whew that's a lot of electronic woes going on. And big big boo to the car problems!!! In any case, it sounds like your sense of humor is intact, and that's always a good thing!! Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rosey! Humor gets me through it all. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  2. Oh my! Lots of things breaking but I still want to hang out with y'all! You crack me up every time.

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  3. Wow! You make my tirade over a single burned-out bulb look . . . silly. Just silly. You are obviously in a wholly different class from me. Curse you, Mercury!
    And I love that you can eat your thanksgiving dinner in you uber-gorgeous back yard. We could,too. Of course it would require parkas and mitts and a whole new method of eating. Sigh. :)

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    1. LOL You are in some frigid temps up there! I love snow but I don't want to live in it. I can admire it from afar....as in photos....

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  4. Yikes, that's a whole constellation of bad luck. Good thing it's holiday season to keep your spirits up. Oh, and alcohol. That helps too. Just made your Butterfingers Rum Cake again so I'll be eating my rum! Happy Holidays.

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    1. Still a favorite recipe of mine! Enjoy, and happy holidays to you, too!

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  5. I am sorry to hear of all the incidents you have been dealing with... I am beginning to believe in Mercury Retrograde... my good friend had to get her car fixed, have major dental work, take her cat to the vet (she had an expensive bill there), it seemed like everything that could break happened all in two weeks...

    That was funny about practicing breathing heavy to birth the holiday food baby...lol

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Marcia xox

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    1. Hope you had a lovely holiday too, Luanna

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  6. I had my stupid dishwasher die the day before Thanksgiving I didn't think I would survive it. Nothing compared to your week! Happy Holidays!

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    1. I do not know----losing a dishwasher right before a major holiday is pretty bad.....

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  7. Haaaaa! T-Rex. Hilrious. Thanks for the humor today, which is much needed. I'm cooking my turkey today and feeling a little stressed. It's silly for me to stress about this shit that I've done over and over again. Same questions; will there be enough? Is there enough dessert? There's always too much! It must be the Mercury retrograde messing with my brain firings. Merry Christmas Marcia! Enjoy!!

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    1. Hope everything went over well and that there was plenty of turkey left over for sandwiches!

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  8. I wish I could say I can't relate to any of this but that would be a lie, Merry Christmas

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  9. Sorry to hear that there are a little bumps along the road.
    But Merry Christmas still.

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  10. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hope you and yours had a wonderful day!

    From seeing all your hot tub pics it looks like your family had a blast!

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    1. We are truly enjoying that latest garden installment. Best. Decision. Ever.

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  11. holiday food baby, LOLOL. Awesome. That is way too much electronic bad luck in your place.

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  12. I often search for life's answers in the refrigerator too. If you ever find them there, let me know. I can see why you think mercury has it out for you though, that is definitely a long string of bad luck you had going there. I'd be feeling pretty stabby too if I were you.

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    1. LOL very stabby, but things pulled together nicely just in time for Christmas....thank God.

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  13. That was such a good read - thank you! I'm curious about this Mercury Retrograde thing. Definitely going to google that. Still giggling at the Lamaze/food baby conversation :)

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  14. Holiday food! I enjoyed way too much of it this season and am working on being fine with that. Mostly. HAHAH to TRex and the toilet paper. That's hilarious! Happy 2017 to you and yours, Marcia!

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    1. Happy 2017 to you too, Kristi! Big hugs!

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