Friday, December 18, 2020

Fly On The Wall During A COVID Christmas

     Welcome to another edition of Fly On The Wall group blog postings, hosted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado. Today, 4 bloggers are opening the "virtual" doors to their homes so that you can have a sneak peek at what goes on inside when only the nosy fly is watching. 

     I've been doing quite a bit of writing lately and wanted to share some links with you. I'm thrilled to share what I consider one of my funniest stories EVER---of course, it has to do with my hubs AND a recent plumbing disaster (gross but hilarious, I promise). Next, I had an article published in Covey Club about my anxiety during the pandemic and how my sweet little pug is getting me through it. Lastly, I am now a regular contributor to Alway Pets, and my most recent article matches the reader's horoscope with a variety of pets. You can find the links to all of these NEW articles here: 

"The Day I Learned My Husband Was A Crappy Plumber" on WRY TIMES 

"How A Rescue Dog Helped Me During The Pandemic" on COVEY CLUB 

"Best Pet Matches Foa All 12 Horoscope Signs" on ALWAYS PETS

     As many of you know after reading my last blog post, Tracing My Roots,  I have been knee-deep in family history and loving every minute of it. My husband Mac, however, has plenty to say about my research: 

ME: "This website is charging $300 for DNA kits that tell you what diseases you might be prone to."

MAC: "I'm prone to being stupid if I spend that kind of money on a kit."

ME "I can't believe how far back I'm finding my ancestors on this family tree!"

MAC: "Honey, you've gone so far back into your family tree that I wouldn't be surprised if you found a relative who was at The Last Supper."

MAC: " just sent me an email saying that my test results were inconclusive and that I have to do another test!"

ME: "Did they address your email to, 'Dear llama'......?"

ME: "Since you're adopted, I think it's important to find out your family roots so that we know what's in your gene pool."

MAC: "It's a cesspool, not a gene pool."

     As we prepare for the holidays, the fly on the wall has seen the hustle and bustle around here as I bake and wrap gifts. However, one bright spot in this lousy pandemic is that I was able to do ALL my shopping online, and in my pajamas, no less! The important thing though is that we are making our own kind of fun during these trying times, and the fly has witnessed it all.....

"Excuse me---you spent how much on Christmas decorations??"

"Sorry, but I had to---you know how our family is so steeped in tradition."

"More like steeped in stupidity."

 "Are you going to pick up a holiday turkey from Aldi's today?"

"No way, I hate that store. They only sell Faux-Turkeys there."

"I was a little nervous at our annual screening today when they put that ultrasound wand on my carotid artery. I was afraid of what they'd find."

"Not me. As soon as I heard the heartbeat on the ultrasound, I told the tech it sounded like my COVID baby was doing just fine."

"I still have some meds leftover from my last prescription. You can have them." 

"Your prescription is probably from 1868, but sure, I can go ahead and take it...." 

"My daughters must love me so much....."

"What brought that on?"

"They both texted me today and called me 'Hoebag'."

"And that's....a sign of love?"

"Sure! We have names for all six of us in the family: Hoebag, Dirtbag, Douchebag, Scumbag, Fleabag, and Barfbag."

"I don't even want to know which one of those names you gave me...."

     From our Hoe-Dirt-Douche-Scum-Flea-Barf Bag to yours, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Stay Save and MASK UP!!!

Click on these links for a peek into some other homes:


Baking In A Tornado        

Never Ever Give Up Hope   

Menopausal Mother         

Go Mama O.                


  1. It's a lot quieter around here without extended family nearby. I love how much fun you and your family are having while still being smart and remaining safe. You're my covidol(covid idol)!

    1. I feel pretty lucky to have all my kids living nearby.

  2. That Covid ornament is cute! You have a funny crew - love the turkey hats! I'll have to check out your other writing that you shared.

  3. Hahahaha! So fun! My Husby was teasing me about tracing my family tree so far back that my ancestors were swinging from the trees!
    Have I mentioned I love your family's take on everything?!
    Cesspool... Bwahahahaha!

  4. Hope you at least wash your pj's once in a ahile

  5. It's for darn sure gonna be different! Merry Christmas.

  6. Loved the family turkey pic! I agree that is a lot of fun and so far hasn't revealed any deep dark secrets. The pic of your grand on your lap is priceless. I envy you having your family close.

    1. I feel very blessed to have my family all living nearby.

  7. Love it! You and your family are so much fun, Marcia. Wish I could be there with you, with my mask on of course (except when I sip the tropical cocktail your hubs makes me). Congratulations on your published articles! Merry Christmas Marcia. enjoy the season.

    1. Would love to meet you too one day, Lisa! Merry Christmas!

  8. Cute Post! Congrats on your articles! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.



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