A Fly on the Wall in my House (June Edition)

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 18 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.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Andrew and Jack have been out of school on summer break for a week now. This means that I’ve lost seven hours of my day. It’s like some off-kilter version of Daylight Savings Time, where instead of springing forward one hour, I’ve sprung forward seven. I call it Daylight Boy Servant Time.


James and I did sneak away on Saturday night for a John Mellencamp concert. He’s 61 years old and PHENOMENAL!!!!! That guy still puts on such a fantastic performance. He sang all our favorites–Small Town, Cherry Bomb, Check it Out, The Authority Song. And he’s so personable. I love it when artists take the time to talk and joke around with their audience. Mellencamp even told us stories about his 100 year old grandma. Love him!!!

Less than three weeks ago, I started a new website called Travel Ball Parents. Actually, God told me to do so. (I know how ridiculous that may sound to some of you, but I’m not kidding. It’s a great story for a future post.)

I’ve been a blogger for years on my Sanity Waiting to Happen site, grateful to get 200 to 500 views per day and wondering how hard people must work to get something to go viral. I’ve spent hours laboring over posts that I thought would be hysterically funny that hardly received a glance from readers.

Last week, I dashed off a post in like 20 minutes for this new Travel Ball Parents site. The 10 Team Mom Stereotypes. I posted it on the Facebook page, on Twitter and Pinterest and didn’t really think of it again.

Suddenly on Sunday, my stats begin to soar. 20,000 views one day, 50,000 views the next, 82,000 the following day. The next day over 100,000 views of this one post that I literally wrote in the time it takes for an average bathroom visit. I’m getting emails from all these companies wanting me to review their products. It’s insane! I’m still in shock.

Here’s the post, if you want to read it.

10 Travel Ball Mom Types We Know and Love (well, maybe).


Me and some of the greatest travel ball moms I’ve ever known.

Oh, and please like the Facebook page. We post all kinds of funny stuff throughout the day.

My husband’s new best friend is a 600 pound black bear that he goes to visit every week on our property in Rural Nowhere. Thank God, he’s only seen him on camera so far. But the bear is a bit of a camera hog.


James’ new BFF, Smokey.

And now onto some funny stuff.

In the Produce Department at Kroger

JACK (age 9): It’s a good thing you don’t have to pick out grapes and blueberries the same way you do apples and cantaloupes. We’d be here all day.

ANDREW (age 14): “Mom, why do you have to go bathing suit shopping?”

ME: “Because I’ve been wearing the same one for four years now.”

ANDREW: “Wow! I can’t believe you haven’t outgrown it.”

ME: “Does my hair look okay?”

ANDREW: “Sure….if you’re trying to attract birds.”

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                          Baking In A Tornado

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                          Spatulas on Parade

http://followmehome.shellybean.com                          Follow me home

http://www.menopausalmom.com/                          Menopausal Mother

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/               Stacy Sews and Schools

http://batteredhope.blogspot.com                                   Battered Hope

http://www.justalittlenutty.com/                                  Just A Little Nutty

http://themomisodes.com                                        The Momisodes

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                            Someone Else’s Genius

http://gndisney.wordpress.com                                Disneyland in Kentucky

http://www.juiceboxconfession.com                            Juicebox Confession

http://dinoheromommy.com/                               Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://www.angelaweight.com                                  Sanity Waiting to Happen

http://www.southernbellecharm.com                        Southern Belle Charm

http://thesadderbutwisergirl.com                      The Sadder But Wiser Girl

http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com                   Searching for Sanity

http://www.gomamao.com                                            Go Mama O

http://eileensperpetuallybusy.blogspot.com/              Eileen’s Perpetually Busy

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11 Responses to A Fly on the Wall in my House (June Edition)

  1. YOU WENT VIRAL! I’m so excited for you. Off to write a post in the time it takes for an average bathroom visit. Wish me luck!


  2. gndisney says:

    Hooray for going viral!! And he’s got a point about berries and grapes…


  3. Congratulations on the success of your new site and for going viral!!
    Smokey is huge!! Tell your man to stay safe!
    The berries and grapes comment made me laugh. It’s so true…
    Happy Friday, A!


  4. YAY for all of those views!!! That is awesome!!!! !


  5. Eileen B. says:

    Congratulations on the viral post. That’s great!
    I love your Husband’s new friend ;-D


  6. batteredhope says:

    The concert sounded great and WOW on the viral post — what a great idea and so glad it was so successful. That same black bear has been watching us as well!


  7. WOW how exciting. It’s amazing what happens when we are obedient! Congrats


  8. Congratulations on going viral~ That’s awesomeness.
    Bear is scary


  9. Karen says:

    whoa that’s a huge bear. Awesome that you are getting lots of visitors and comments, you go!


  10. someoneelsesgenius says:

    Awwwww. I want to pet the bear! Congrats on the viral post!


  11. Sarah Mac says:

    Wow, very impressed that you went viral – I’d be in shock too but well done! I have those kind of conversations with Miss Mac all the time, I sometimes think that she thinks it’s her job to educate me 🙂


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