The Cool Kids

Friday, June 21, 2019

Fly on the Wall June 2019

Welcome to the June Fly on the Wall Group Challenge. This month, 5  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!

A cast of characters:
The Man
Alexandra (daughter)
Christian (oldest son)
J. (the teenager)

At an appointment:
Doc: "I'm going to start you on this new medicine. Warning: It's not cheap."
Me: (looking at the name) "Hey, this is good. My husband makes this! Thankfully, it will be free."
Doc: (worriedly) "Um, what do you mean, 'He makes this?'"
Me: "He works for the company that makes that drug. A perk is that we get those prescriptions free. Why?"
Doc: "Whew. I thought by the way you said that he was making drugs in the basement. I was panicking there for a moment."
Me: "Nah. We only make crack in the basement." (joking, people.)

At the eyeglass store:
Kid at the counter: "Do you know Alexandra?"
Me: "Yes, she's my daughter."
Kid at the counter: "It's uncanny. you two look a lot alike."
Me: "We get that a lot"
Kid: (staring closely now) "It's look just like her except MUCH older."
Me: Thanks. A bunch.
We had the grandkids stay overnight:

See that adorable photo of the three of them? See how they look like they're almost asleep? Hahahahahahahaha. No chance.
Me: "Mark! We're so old. I don't remember the kids staying up this late. Are you tired?"
The Man: "I'm exhausted. Doesn't it feel like the longest day? The grands have so much energy."
J. : (rolling his eyes). Guys. It's only 8 o'clock.
Roaring Bubbles?
We've been wanting a hot tub for a LONG time. Usually, this is where I'd say. "By we, I mean ME!", but The Man is right there with me on this one. My doctor said we can write off the taxes we pay on it due to my "condition".  Let me tell you this is a first for a positive spin on that excuse! Anywhoo, we had to wait for the right time with money and added electricity, (also, money) but finally the day came and it's here. No joke this time. We can't wait to use it. After another trip to Michigan...
Water (and soul) therapy
Going back to the mitten:
I went back home in April to say goodbye to some special people thinking it would be a minute before I'd be back. However, my sweet grandpa Bonney passed on Tuesday morning. It always hurts when family passes, but I count myself as extremely blessed. I'm almost fifty and I had a grandpa this long. I cherish sweet memories of him. He was a hard-working father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and great-great-grandpa. His biggest wish was to join my grandma (his lovely wife) in heaven. I only cry for selfish reasons of not having him here. I know that he is dancing with grandma in heaven; likely with his own mama and papa watching over him.

Wrap your arms around your loved ones, friends.
See you next month.

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           
Bookworm in the Kitchen  


  1. Nice hot tub! We installed one three years ago--it has all the bells and whistles and we LOVE it! We use it every weekend, but it gets awfully warm in the summer. I turn the temp down so it feels more like a pool. Also, I wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about your grandpa. It's always so difficult to say that last goodbye.

    1. Thank you for your condolences, Marcia. Goodbyes are my least favorite thing.
      We are loving everything about that hot tub. The bells and whistles are always a fun addition. <3

  2. I can relate - bedtime is getting earlier and earlier! Our grands are coming in a week and it's going to be torture staying up past 9:00! Very sorry about your grandpa, and am glad you have so many fond memories to help you through.

    1. Thank you so much. Memories are precious. Good luck staying up late! It is so much harder these days. <3

  3. I'm so sorry, Michele, for this sad loss. Hope when you get back some hot tub (that thing is beautiful) therapy helps relax you.
    Thinking of you. ❤

    1. Karen, thank you. For this and for understanding the break I took. The hot tub is everything I needed it to be. So much love to you.

  4. Making drugs in the basement, that is a funny one. Everyone knows you do that in an RV in the desert so they can’t pin it on you. To counter the response to the kid at the eyeglass store, a lot more people mistake you as Alex’s sister. We are showing our age when it comes to keeping up with the grandkids. It was great spending time with them but also nice to get in a nap once they went home. Looking forward to spending some quality time in the hot tub, especially after a long flight. Sorry it is a bit delayed but glad we are able to be a part of celebrating Grandpa Bonney’s life with family and remembering all the wonderful life lessons and qualities he passed down, including to his very talented first granddaughter. Love, Mark

    1. Thank you, Mark. For helping me finish this post and for being there with my whole family back in the mitten. Your words, protection, and comfort meant everything to me. Where did you come from?

    2. I wouldn't want to be any place else and it was the least I could do for all that you have done for me and my family. As for where I came from, I was blessed to come from a loving and supportive environment and glad to be where I am now as I couldn't ask for a better partner than you on this crazy journey we call life. Love you!

  5. So nice to have had your grandma that long. I was a little girl when I lost mine and a teenager when I lost my parents. Family is so important to me and wish I could have shared them with my children as grand parents and parents enrich our lives.

    1. I've been so lucky to have my grandparents for so long, Carol. I'm sorry about you losing your family at such a young age. I know how much family means to you. Hope you're finding continual comfort in those grands of yours. <3

  6. Love grandpa Bonney so so much. ♥️ People only mix us up because you look like you could be my sister- NOT my mama!! I’d like to say we spent that night partying, but you know as well as I do that we were 100% catching up on our sleep.😂 they love their grandma shel and grandma (grandpa) Mark. Grandma’s house is the coolest!! I’m so glad you got that beautiful hot tub! You absolutely deserve it... although now I’m thinking my kids are NEVER going to want to leave your house. How do I explain that grandma has the coolest (with jets) “bath tub” of all time?! Love you and love this post♥️💗♥️

    1. I love you Alex. My whole family adores you. I wish things could have been different these last 20 some years. I shouldnt have regrets, but going home should have been something we all did much sooner. Your babies have brought your father and I so much joy. Now, come over and hot tub. <3

  7. So much here, darling girl. Making crack in the basement... classic. Much older... don't believe it for a minute! You two look like sisters. Being wiped out at 8... you are not alone. Happy for all your future fun in the hot tub. So, so sorry for your loss. I know he meant so much to you. Please know I am sending you extra hugs!! As always, love to you and the family! Xoxo

    1. Thanks, Stacy. You KNOW I feel my age and then some!! The hot tub has been excellent therapy and fun. Thank you for your sympathy regarding my grandfather; he is really missed. I miss my fam, the mitten and my ole' friends a lot. Love you, girl.


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