Friday, August 19, 2022

Hair Dryer Legality: Fly on the Wall


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 Welcome to a monthly Fly on the Wall group post. Today 4 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house. At the end of my post you’ll find links to this month’s other participants’ posts.

Hubs walks into our office, I'm sitting in the recliner looking quizically at my Kindle.
Me: I think my Kindle is punking me.
Hubs: Huh?
Me: This morning when I started reading, it said I had an hour and a half left to this book.
Hubs: OK?
Me: I read for almost an hour, went to fold the laundry, came back, opened my Kindle and it says I have an hour and 15 minutes left to this book.
Hubs: The Kindle can't punk you.
Me: What then?
Hubs: The book is probably just getting longer.

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What if I were to show you this picture and tell you that nobody admits to taking bite of dessert and leaving it on the serving plate? I bet you'd say something like "that's what happens when you live with kids." 

That's what I would have said a few years ago too, and with a laugh.

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What would I say now? 

Well, right now I live with only adults . . .

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Sometimes I really do worry about that man:
Hubs: I need to go out and buy a hair dryer, mine just stopped working.
Me: Just take mine, we have the exact same kind.
Hubs: But you need yours.
Me (rolling my eyes, just a bit): First of all, I haven't dried my hair in two years, thanks for noticing the mass of curls. And second, although it could well be coming, the Supreme Court has not yet outlawed two people using the same hair dryer.
OK, so I was rolling my eyes more than just a little bit. But really . . .

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But then, sometimes he worries about me:

came down from the shower, did a few things I needed to do and went to sit down at the kitchen counter. Hubs comes over and he's standing there with a funny look on his face.

Hubs: You feeling OK?
Me: Yeah, why?
Hubs: Well, you just put your clothes in the trash and your Qtip in the washing machine.
Me: I meant to do that.

What else could I say?

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Hubs was going to stop at the store to pick up just a few things. As I've said many times before, whenever he goes to the store, he ends up calling me at least 5 times to answer questions, or verbally walk him through the aisles.
As I was sitting there waiting for the 4th call, he walked into the house. Not a good sign.
Me (inspecting what's in the bags): Wait! You have to go back.
Hubs: Why?
Me: You only called me 3 times.
Hubs (reaching for his cell and calling my cell): Oh, OK, I'll just call you a few times from here. 
And he did.


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Peach Upside Down Cake

When I actually get down to creating a recipe depends on a lot of things, when it's all come together in my head, when I have all the ingredients, when the lighting is right for an attempt at the least crappy picture, then I just go for a first attempt, followed by taste testing for any adjustments.
Me: Want to try a cocktail?
Hubs: It's 10:30 in the morning.
Me: And?

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Hubs and I were watching the Red Sox when one of the players got hit by the ball and had to leave the game.

Hubs: I hope he's OK, we need all of our best players healthy.
Me: I know, hopefully he'll be able to return for tomorrow's game.

Just then, the announcer gave an update, the player has a contusion on his right hand.

Hubs: What was that they say he has?
Me: A boo-boo.

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College Boy came into the kitchen as I was trying to get the top off of the soda bottle. Seeing me struggling, he took it and opened it.
College Boy: I hear that's a sign that you're getting old, when you can get the tops off of bottles.
Me: No, I'm not getting old, they're just putting them on tighter.
College Boy (sarcastically): Yeah, that's it. 

Later . . .

Me: I guess I am getting old after all.
College Boy: Because you couldn't get the top off of the soda bottle?
Me: No, because I couldn't get it back on.


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I get a whole lot of junk mail for the boys, unfortunately, most of it is cigarette enticements. Recently I got a different one for PurDude, and just had to text him a picture.

Me: Sam's Club is offering you diapers. Guess the mom's the last to know, I didn't even realize you were having a problem.

Yeah, I may need to get a life.
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Hubs walks in the house and hands me a lottery ticket.

Hubs: I bought you a ticket, the jackpot is up to 700 million.
Me: Oh, that's going to be a hard choice if I win.
Hubs: Hard choice?
Me: Yes, should I use it to buy groceries for the week? Or a tank of gas?


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Peach Upside Down Cake

2 peaches
3 TBSP butter
6 TBSP brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp flour 

1/3 cup peach preserves
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 box yellow cake mix
1 box (3 oz) peach jello mix
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/2 cup oil

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bundt pan.
*Slice the peaches, discard the pit.
*Melt the butter, mix in the brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and pour evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Arrange the peach slices all around the bottom of the pan to cover the entire bottom. Press them gently into the butter mixture.
*Whisk together the preserves and remaining cinnamon. Set aside.
*In a large bowl, whisk the cake mix and the jello mix together. Add the eggs, water, and oil. Beat for 2 minutes.
*Toss the pecans with the flour and fold into the batter.
*Pour about half of the cake batter over the peaches in the bundt pan. Using a toothpick, swirl the preserves around just the top of the batter. Top with the remaining batter.
*Bake for 35 - 40 minutes, until the center springs back to the touch.
*Allow to sit in the bundt pan for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges, then flip over onto a serving plate but do not remove the pan. Allow to sit for another 10 minutes before carefully removing the pan and allowing the cake to cool.


  1. The junk mail thing is hilarious! Also, I would have NO problem coming voer and having a cocktail with you at 10:30am!

  2. I loved the sneak bite out of the dessert! It's hard to resist having just a taste. The Pampers mailer was funny. Sometimes marketers get it wrong! So fun to read about you and your crew again.

  3. If I was going to be a grandma, I think I would find out in a similar way. My husband taught his noncommication skills to dear son quite well.

  4. Hahahaha! Hilarious!
    A few things: I'd say just match the bite marks. If none of them match, you've got a problem!
    My Husby absolutely LOOKS for reasons to go shopping. Having to share a hair-drier? Yeah. That would do it.
    Yeah. I'm officially old. Lids off. Lids on. They're both beyond me.
    And I just found the empty can I was doing to put in the recycle in the fridge. Sigh.
    Sam's Club knows...

  5. That recipe looks delicious! And since it's now freestone peach season it would be extra-easy.

  6. Heeheehee

    That is such a boy thing to do. A female knows to take a thin, even slice off of the end, leaving it just a tiny bit smaller than before, but providing a nice, tasty nibble, and no one can tell.

    Stores use an algorithm of what you buy to figure out what they think you might need. Your son must buy things taht parents of young children also often buy, like maybe he drinks a lot of milk or consumes kid cereal or pop tarts.

    Your husband and my Sweetie both do the several phone calls thing. They're both smart college graduates, too, it's as if their brains shut off as soon as they walk in the store. That's okay, though, at least we don't have to go ourselves, right?

    Thanks for the laughs.

    1. LOL, so true, boys take a chunk and don't care who knows, I take little slivers off of a piece here and there and no one's the wiser!

  7. Oh that was hilarious. The phone calls from the store and the walking through the aisles had me nodding with yep, yep, that’s me and my mine, though we also do multiple texts with product pics and FaceTime too 🤣

    1. It's possible Hubs can take a pic, I'm not sure, but I do know he couldn't figure out how to send it to me. Oy.

  8. My husband used to use a fork and take a bite of things I made to see if he liked them. There would be little pieces missing from everything.

    1. That's actually pretty funny. Either he admitted it, or you had him figured out.

  9. Love the banter once again. I dry my hair way too much and its beginning to show. I have to go back and forth between two shampoos to take the dryness out. The desserts look scrumptious.

    1. I've started doing that too with shampoos. Not sure it's helping with the dry hair, but I'm trying it out.

  10. I guess I am getting old. I can't take the lids off or put them back on!


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