The essential people are on the frontlines. Then there are the rest of us.
Multifocals: Not Your Grandma’s Glasses
When I was about to start the first grade back in 1979, my mother took me to the eye doctor. I am not sure what prompted the visit, nor do I recall an awful lot about the experience. I do know that my life going forward was different. After an exam, I was asked to […]
Lash Extensions and Panic Attacks
The cosmetic game has really changed since I was a kid. My daughter talks about makeup using words like highlight, bronzer and contour. She watches YouTube tutorials like it is her J-O-B. I can’t seem to take myself seriously enough to think that three more steps of smoke and mirrors would be a visual game changer. […]
Grandma’s Cookbook : A Recipe For Feelings
Today, I ran across an old cookbook that used to belong to my grandmother. The book itself was an original print, copyrighted in 1954. On the inside cover she had written “This book belongs to” along with her name and address. As though it was possible for her to lose and in the event, she […]
I Turned 46 and Passed a Pregnancy Test
For some reason I always get a little blue around my birthday. Which is weird because I absolutely LOVE the actual day. I wrote a recent post about 46 being the downhill slide to 50. This year my birthday took a weird turn though. If you are squeamish about menstruation then you might want to […]
A Day That Ended With The Christmas Tree In The Yard
I have been married for fifteen GLORIOUS years. My spouse, like most husbands, does not especially enjoy honey do lists. For years I have talked about outdoor holiday lighting. I see to the indoor decorations but outside stays mostly unimpressive. We live in a neighborhood where many families let their Christmas cheer spill over into […]
The Downhill Slide to Five OH!
It occurred to me this morning that I am three weeks away from wrapping up my 45th year on the planet. That means the official downhill slide to 50 has begun. As optimistic as I am about life in general, I am not going to lie, that is a little unsettling. I don’t need a […]
That Time I Left Youth Football In An Ambulance
I love football. So when my son begged to play rec league three years ago, I was beyond thrilled. I am just Jonathan’s mom on the sidelines. I probably have a reputation for being overzealous where my kids are concerned. My middle school band son said that I am no longer allowed to dance beside […]
When Did TV Watching Become Overwhelming?
Back when I was a kid, we didn’t have handheld devices like phones or tablets. We had a television and a radio and if you were lucky, maybe an Atari. (River Raid was LIFE) Most homes only had one TV back then and the parents decided when and what you would be watching. You certainly […]
Just Buy The Readers Already
I am not exactly sure how I came to be a middle aged women. Yet, here I am. I don’t feel 45. That is for sure. I am usually the oldest in any circle that I find myself invited to join. I tell myself that it is because I have a youthful spirit. A lot […]
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