Friday, July 20, 2018

Fly On The Wall In The Dog House

     Welcome to the monthly Fly On The Wall group posting, hosted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado. Today five bloggers are inviting you into their homes to catch a glimpse of what you'd see or hear it you were a fly on the wall. Come on in and buzz around my house to see what we've been up to this month!

     July has been another fun month at the Doyle abode, starting off with a BANG (July 4th fireworks, of course!) when our family gathered to celebrate Independence Day. My oldest daughter hosts a July 4th party every year at her condo---the views are spectacular where she lives near the Beach and on the 17th floor. We could see dozens of fireworks from all over the county. Family, friends, and just doesn't get any better than that. Well yeah, and LOTS of deviled eggs.

     We also spent much of the past month watching the FIFA World Cup. We were rooting for Brazil and sad to see them lose, but congrats to France. At least it gave me an excuse to indulge in some sinful French pastries after the game!

     My kids have been spending quite a bit of their summer traveling, which means more alone time with my husband. Yeah, I know what you're thinking....but the "fly on the wall" is never allowed to buzz around in the boudoir. He has, however, heard some of the weird conversations I've had recently with my husband:

"It sucks getting old. Rolling over in bed in the middle of the night is now a half-hour process just to get from my left side to my right."

"I swear to God, if that damn pet rabbit nips at me one more time, I'm making rabbit stew out of him!"

"How did I gain these extra pounds? Pretty soon, the only thin thing on me will be my fingers."

"Do you need more floss to get that food out of your molars?"
"No, I need a ROPE."

"Go to the tanning salon with me for a spray tan, she said. It will be fun, she said....what she DIDN"T say was that I would end up looking like an orange Oompa Loompa."

"I'm having a hard time figuring out my way around this DMV website to make an appointment. None of it makes sense to me. I'm gonna take a break with some rum and see what Captain Morgan has to say."
"Captain Morgan says you're an idiot."

"Look at all these dogs in our house! Since when did we become PUG Nation??"

"The repairman was here to look at our broken dishwasher. He said we need to rinse our plates off better before putting them in the dishwasher."
"If I have to wash them first, what is the point of owning a dishwasher?"

"I was thinking of baking a potato for dinner tonight."
"No, you-da-ho."

"I burn about 1000 calories every time I struggle to fit into this pair of Spandex."

"Guess what? My female finch just laid an egg in her cage!"
"So....we're having omelets tomorrow for breakfast?"

"How's the memoir writing going?"
"Really good! I'm writing a section right now about my childhood flaws."
"That must be a long chapter....."

***WANT MORE MENO MAMA? This past week I was featured on the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop with a humor story about my closet. You can read it here:

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado                  https://www.BakingInATornado. com
Menopausal Mother           
Never Ever Give Up Hope            https://batteredhope.blogspot. com
Spatulas on Parade                   https://
Paradoxical Suds                        https://paradoxicalsuds.


  1. LOVE the picture of the two of you at the end (and you don't look orange to me).
    Just a little FYI, if Captain Morgan is calling someone an idiot, they haven't had enough Captain Morgan.

  2. Thanks for the laughs today, Marcia! Needed that :D "Captain morgan says you're an idiot" LOL. Wish I could come for a visit. Could use some pug love!

    1. The door is always open and the pugs are waiting......

  3. "Fly on the wall" always makes me smile. Real life is so amusing, if you have the right perspective. Just the other day my daughter was saying "Forget about working your tail off. I need to work my muffin top off!"

  4. It's been far too long since I was a fly on your wall. I forgot how much I enjoyed those comments. :)

  5. Love the pug nation picture. So how IS the memoir writing going? You gave the whole spandex struggle a new life realizing I lose 1000 calories just getting into the stupid thing. THANK YOU

    1. You're welcome, ha-ha. The memoir is going great! I have a love/hate relationship with it, but I imagine that is how many writers feel. For me, it is cathartic, and I can't wait to share it with my readers!

  6. Looks like our house! Lol Only that we don't have pugs but we have a Lab, Spitz, and a whole lot of mutts.

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  8. Entertaining stuff - as always.

    And I adore the pugs.



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