Friday, June 19, 2020

Fly On The Wall During The June Emergence

Welcome to another edition of Fly On The Wall group blog postings, hosted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado. Today, four bloggers are bravely inviting you into their homes for a sneak peek at what goes on behind closed doors.

At our house, life is slowly getting back to normal. We are emerging hesitantly from the quarantine and into the outside world. I'm feeling a bit like one of the Morlocks from H.G. Wells' movie "The Time Machine" ( and I probably look like one, too!). The lifting of lockdown restrictions in my area has meant more time spent with my adult kids and grandkids, which has been awesome. We were able to celebrate my daughter's 31st birthday after a quick stop at the cemetery to take flowers to her twin brother (you can read Jason's story that was published last year in The New York Times HERE). She and her fiance just moved into a house and lucky for us, it is nearby, plus it has a pool! Yay!

The not-so-great thing that happened earlier this month was that my youngest pug became very ill out of the blue and needed emergency lung surgery. He had an extremely rare condition but it was fixable through surgery, so of course, we did whatever possible to save our fur baby's life (Yoda is only three). I'm happy to report that he is now doing GREAT, running around, and playing with his other puggy siblings. Life is good!

As for the fly on the wall, he has overheard a few interesting snippets of humor around our house this month:

"By my calculations, I expect I'll be giving birth in December to my pandemic food baby."
"Lucky you. My COVID-19 food baby is already full-term."

"This coffee went right through me. I need to go to the bathroom ASAP."
"Me too!"
"That's how you can tell we've been married a long time---our bowels are in sync."

"Our water bill has gotten ridiculously high. Maybe we should only shower once a week to lower cost!"
"That would most definitely enforce social distancing."

"I was once young and virile."
"Now you're just old and sterile."

"You give me such large portions at mealtime that I'm afraid I'm going to get a hernia carrying my dinner plate."

"Aren't you going to stay and watch Good Morning America's 'Play Of The Day' segment?"
"No, because Mother Nature is calling and I need to go do my poop of the day."

"Hey Mom, can I borrow your air mattress? I think it's in your closet."
"I doubt that I can find it. There could be another family living in that closet and I wouldn't even know it."

     And....that's a wrap! See you next month with all of the other Morlocks!

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

Baking In A Tornado        
Never Ever Give Up Hope   
Menopausal Mother         
Spatulas on Parade            


  1. I'm not quite getting out yet (living in one of the current hot spots), enjoy that freedom.
    I'm so glad you were able to save Yoda, that had to be terrifying.

    1. It really was scary, not to mention extremely costly, but when I look at his cute little smooshie face, I know he was sooooo worth it <3

  2. I was so glad to hear that Yoda is doing well. When you first posted that I knew you were probably going through a scary time. When our little fur babies suffer it is extremely difficult because they can't tell us where it hurts. That pic of you and your grand daughter is priceless. Glad you are staying sane during this time.

    1. We are certainly trying to. Hope you and your family are safe and healthy as well.

  3. Enjoy the outings, Marcia. So nice your kids are nearby. You look great in a mask! Poopy's are a thing during covid, I think. Everyone in the house knows your business. Haha!

  4. My goodness that baby is growing up so fast. So glad you've been able to see the kids again AND that the pug is doing better.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

    1. Thanks, Dawn. Yes, I'm pretty happy right now considering everything going on, lol.

  5. I have beentoldby my daughters I can go shoppingagain on Friday

  6. So great that you got to spend time with your children, and lucky you to have them moving close by! My girls are coming today for a visit. Haven't seen one of them "live" since New Year's, so I'm very excited. This sure has been a crazy time. Fly me to FL and I'll take care of your closet LOL!

    1. Oh I wish I could! Hey, enjoy your time with your daughter---I know you'll have oodles of fun!

  7. Glad to hear you're enjoying time with your family and that your pug is doing well. I read your NYT story and was really moved. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

    1. Oh, thank you so much, Denise! We are doing fine now despite the craziness in the world!!

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