Friday, July 21, 2023

Fly On The Wall In The Blistering Month Of July

Welcome to another edition of Fly On The Wall, hosted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado. Today, the two of us are inviting you into our homes to give you a fly's eye view of what goes on behind closed doors. 

Another amazing 4th of July celebration is in the books! Lots of food, fireworks, and fun with everyone!

The fly at our house prefers to stay indoors not only to overhear our conversations but to relax in the A/C since it's hotter than Hades outside. Can't say that I blame him---every time I sit in the backyard garden I have to surround myself with double fans and chug an ice-cold beverage. Even the hot tub is no longer hot---we have it set at a refreshing 80 degrees so that we can pretend we own a pool. But the nosy fly still follows us around, and here's a peek at what he overheard this blistering month of July:

I recently suffered from a bout of Perioral Dermatitis, which is an unsightly red rash that starts on the nostrils and spreads down all around the mouth to the chin. It's an itchy, stubborn rash that is caused by an allergic reaction to lotions, toothpaste, and certain medications. In my case, it was a new facial serum I'd been using that triggered the ugly rash. My husband accompanied me to the dermatologist, and when she asked why I was there, I said, "LOOK AT ME! I look like a lioness who was just finished feasting on the bloody carcass of an antelope!!" My husband thought my remark was hilarious, but the dermatologist....not so much. 

Speaking of uncomfortable ailments, Hubs is dealing with an annoying case of Plantar fasciitis. He is on his feet all day walking several miles at work, but now it hurts to put pressure on the heel and the arch of his foot. He has to wear a support pad in his shoe during the day and a special boot at night to keep his foot straight while he sleeps. It has been bothering him for several weeks now and after listening to his numerous complaints while hobbling around the house, I jokingly tell him to just cut the damn foot off. The other night when we were in bed, my husband was struggling to get the bulky plastic boot over his foot while I was reading about weight loss stories associated with Ozempic. Our conversation went something like this:

"Man, I wish I could have a prescription for Ozempic."
"And I wish I could have an artificial foot."
"Either way, we'd lose a few pounds---I'd lose the weight of my gut and you'd lose the weight of a foot."
"Always looking for the positives, arent you?"

And of course, the fly was privy to other weird conversations that always involved my husband.  

"Hey, look at all the mail that came for you today."
"Yeah, it's depressing.....because now I REALLY know how old I am since I'm getting mail for discounted burial sites and offers for affordable cremations."

"Do you think it's hot in this house?"
"No, but I think it's hot in your pants...."
"Wait, what?"

"Why are you slurring your words? Did you drink?"
"No, but I have so much food in my stomach that my mouth doesn't work."

"I'm going to fart on your pillow to give you pink eye."
"No, in that case, it would be called stink eye."

"I'm not aging like a fine wine; I'm aging like a banana."
"How so?"
"I have brown spots all over my skin and a soft middle section." 

My GORGEOUS Grandbabes! They are my LIFE!!!

This episode of Fly On The Wall was brought to you by a writer who is very grateful that her job is an indoor one with a thermostat set to 74 degrees. Meanwhile, her husband is outside in the scorching 95+ degrees pulling weeds from a hot garden that's melting like a Salvadori Dali painting. Maybe I can talk the fly into braving the heat to deliver an ice-cold beverage to my husband. He might even learn some new curse words from Hubs, too. 

***Want More Meno Mama? I'm thrilled to share one of my first food articles in THE GIRLFRIEND (you can read it HERE) ---a website I have been trying to get published in for several years. But stay tuned--there are quite a few more articles coming from me on the site! Also, I have a new foodie article on AARP/The Ethel about camp food which you can read  HERE, and one on light summer food recipes HERE

After you finish buzzing around here with the fly, be sure and stop by Karen's house to see what her fly overheard this month! 

Baking In A Tornado


  1. I wouldn't want to work outside the home in any part of the country this time of year (and especially looking like a lioness). Hope everyone is better, nothing like family fun time to take your mind off of your troubles.

    1. LOL NOBODY want to look like a lioness, hahaha! Yeah, this heat is killer.

  2. Come to Canada! It's not hot...oh...wait...
    Enjoyed this immensely, Marcia! Yep. Aging like a banana. That's me, too.

    1. Too many fires there right now. I have enough heat here, LOL.

  3. I don't like heat, I don't like the cold and like a normal person I like to whine and bitch about both because I am a normal person and that's what normal people do

    1. That's too funny. We just like to be comfy, right?

  4. Aw, cute. It's so important to keep our "cool" and humor this season. Stay hydrated and cool, guys!

    1. It's been raining most days here now but when it's not it's still humid. Crazy weather.

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