-A mostly true journey of a girl, her man and their three kids; all trying to live harmoniously in a house somewhere in Utah. Names and exact locations may be changed in order to protect the grouchy.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fly on the Wall: September 2015


Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the September Fly on the Wall Group Challenge. This month, 15 awesome bloggers and I are describing what it would be like if you were to take a peek inside our homes....



Have a "look" around mine, and then go visit the other blogger's pages. There's always something fun, sentimental, or better yet, embarrassing going on. It's like your house, only we're admitting to the craziness. You have our permission. Buzz on over!


Cast:
Me
The man
Alex, the eldest 
Micah, Alex's husband 
C., The middle (son, 17)
J., The youngest (son, 10)

A Fly's View through a camera lens:

This is The Man's way of saying, "I love you so much that I cooked for you, Michele!" The presentation shows me he took the time to microwave the popcorn AND open 2 packages of Chewy Sweet Tarts all on his own. The use of my favorite scalloped bowl makes me question whether or not he's hiding something. But, then. Eight Sweet Tarts, people. He didn't even sneak any. That is true sacrifice, right there.

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If you know exactly how "NON-SPATIAL" I really am, you'll find the irony in my latest sewing project. Add to the mix that two lights in my room have burned out AND I'm wearing my newest coke bottle glasses progressive eye wear, and you'll understand why I spent twenty-five minutes crying in the corner like a five-year old.

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As a birthday present, my awesome baby brother sent me a 12-pack of my favorite soda from Michigan. After opening up the first can, I called him. 
Me: (after many thanks) "Charley. There is a strawberry on this can! Did you know this? Did you know RedPop is strawberry-flavored? I know we grew up a little "trashy," but I always thought "Red" was the flavor of the pop!"
Charley: (as surprised as me) "I never gave it a thought, Shell. "RedPop" is a flavor. Just like yellow Gator-ade. Who needs sophisticated palettes when you're little?"
Apparently, not us.

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This contraption was C's invention for "high-efficiency" note taking for his College Chemistry class. Each student was given one large index card for notes. It turns out that they receive a new card for EACH chapter, not just one per year. Well, at least he didn't think "Red" was a flavor...
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This is a photo Alex sent me from a restaurant she was at. She still is cutting out gluten and sugar, so sadly, this wasn't for her. It was for her husband.
Alex: (via text) "Seriously. Do you remember how in cartoons the hungry characters would see someone else as a delicious Turkey leg? I feel a bit like that now. Except I want to punch that Turkey leg and marry this bread."
***

This is our deep-freezer. In some circles, people might question our nutritional choices or ask, oh, I don't know...why there are a pair of blue jeans in our freezer??? Not the man.
Me: "Hey. Open that freezer. What do you see?"
The Man: "Whoa!"
Me: "I know, right?"
The Man: "You found the four-cheese pizzas? Score!"

Only at our house, folks.


Take a peek at this month's other Fly participants:

Baking in a Tornado                          
Spatulas on Parade                          
Follow Me Home                          
Menopausal Mother                          
Never Ever Give Up Hope                                   
Just a Little Nutty                                  
The Momisodes                                        
Someone Else's Genius                           
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                                      
The Angrivated Mom                     
Nichole Mom of 8                           
Searching for Sanity                          
Cluttered Genius                                    
Eileen's Perpetually Busy                 
Southern Belle Charm                          
Go Mama O                                        

Happy Friday, friends
-Michele

26 comments:

  1. Love the inventions. It is so true about the soda. Growing up all you care about is the soda never what the flavor is. You learn your favorite can and always grab it :)

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    1. Thanks, Nichole! I loved that RedPop so much. I'm guessing that soda was such a treat, I just drank it and never asked questions!
      Still love the taste of that RedPop :)

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  2. Not only do I love how much of this post is about food (now I know why we get along so well), but I love how well your husband "gets" you.

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    1. Food is our "constant", Karen <3
      What would I do without, my Chef-Boy-ar-Mark? He know the key to my heart?
      Miss you.

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  3. Mmmm... Faygo. My favorite is Rock-n-Rye... still trying to figure out what flavor that is! Lol. Love how clever and funny your kids are, and love you and the man... I miss you like crazy. Can't wait to see your new sewing project, and your new coke bottle glasses! Thanks again for sharing these tiny slices of your life... it's almost like being there. Love you, girl. <3

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    1. Creme Soda and Rock-N-Rye. And Frosh. I can't believe I took that Soda for granted. :)
      Love and miss you, Stacy. I hope you know how much it means to me that you took the time to comment here. Sorry that it took a few days to get back to you. It was a difficult weekend.
      I'm sewing a "MOD" suit. Can't wait to start back up on it again.
      The glasses...I'm finally getting used to them. Wish you were here <3

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  4. Gavin and I were hiking last Sunday. In an attempt to keep me from getting hangry, he handed my a package of fruit snacks about an hour and a half into the hike. The flavor on the package was marked as "fruit smoothie." I was surprised when I noticed that there were multiple colors of gummy snacks in the package and commented on it. Gavin asked, "Well, what flavor are they?" To which I replied, "Red. You know, like red popsicles and red Kool-aid."

    So, you aren't the only one that thinks of things as "red" flavored. Maybe it's a thing with kids from our era...

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    1. "Red." See? You get it! LOL! Maybe it's a cool Mitten thing :)
      Um, "Fruit Smoothie" gummies sound really good!!
      I'm so delighted to see you stop by the blog <3

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  5. Red as a flavor...I can't blame you on that. There are so many flavors that are red! I love the ingenuity of the magnifying glass on the pen! My hubby needs that for every day use since he refuses to wear his reading glasses.

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    1. I understand the "avoiding glasses" thing, Eileen! It's hard admitting to needing them.
      As for the RedPop, it really does make sense that it's strawberry-flavored. I just hope it's not the reason I love strawberries so much! Ha!

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  6. Jeans in the freezer?! Awesome! I also liked how your son "cooked" for you! Sounds like a bunch of entertaining members of your sweet family!

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    1. The middle child put the jeans in the freezer because he had candy in his pocket that melted. Although it was effective, I wish he would have mentioned it to me first :)
      The man is a chef when it comes to microwave popcorn! LOL.
      So glad to have you stop by and comment <3

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  7. Yep, I count exact eight chewy sweet tarts in that picture. Glad you were able to enjoy every one of them! Isn't that pattern in the second picture also the one that had the instructions in a foreign language?. C is very clever and had a great plan. With one card per chapter, perhaps he could just hand write all the text from the book on the card. I see a food trend in this blog post with the red pop, bread and pizza. I'll have to remember to eat first next time before I read your blog. Thanks for another funny post!

    Love,
    M

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    1. Not eating those SweetTarts showed determination.
      That pattern! Ugh. Yes. German, Russian and in tiny letters...English. Actually, they were all tiny letters; thus the glasses :(
      Unhealthy Food trends are my reality. Reading over my blog sure does explain a lot about our world, doesn't it?

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  8. What, red isn't a flavor? Since when? Man, just ruined my day learning that..........
    Jeans in the freezer give a whole new meaning to cool?

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    1. Right??? Haha!
      The jeans in the freezer about did me in. I wasn't expecting that. I guess I should be glad they didn't get thrown in the washer without my knowledge. My son had a ton of melted candy in his back pocket. I guess I should check on them pretty soon....
      :)

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  9. So are you going to tell us about the jeans in the freezer????? I loved the line that you want to marry that bread!

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    1. My 17 year old son had a bunch of candy that melted in his pockets. He didn't tell me about any of it, he just threw the jeans in the freezer hoping he could "crack" it out. I'm hoping it worked out...
      Hey, Who doesn't love bread?

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  10. Oh how you gave me the giggles. C's note particularly made me giggle!!!

    The pants have definitely piqued my curiosity.

    We could share a pizza, while you tell me all about it...

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    1. There is pizza available at this house 24/7, Jules. Come over any time. I really should have explained the bluejeans story. My son had melted candy in his back pocket. He was trying to freeze the candy and crack it out. He just never told me about it. I find stuff like that all over the house. I really should be more like my husband, and not even question it. :)

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  11. I just love that the pants didn't even warrant a mention. That's domestic blindness at its finest. And how in the heck did your son write that small? I don't even know if my hands can make marks that tiny with a magnifying glass. That is some real skill and brilliance, which almost makes up for him believing this would be his one and only index card for the year.

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    1. Domestic Blindness pretty much says it all, Erin. I like that very much!
      C. was bragging about the size of lead it took to write that small. I don't even know how he thought that was all going to work! When he told me the story about the index card, I knew it was going on the blog. :)

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  12. Four cheese pizza, hahahahaha!
    You should submit this picture for Funny Friday!
    Did I miss your birthday? When was it? Hope it was a happy one :-)

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    1. I thought about doing that with the photo, Tamara. I should have!
      My Bday was on the 6th. It was a very happy one. Thank you, my friend <3

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  13. I laughed the whole time. BTW, every time I'm driving past on Highway 89, I think of you! :)

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    1. Thanks, Robin. Hey, when you get to the top of 89, come say Hello! I's love to see you!

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