My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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The Year-End Post

The Year-End Post

By on Dec 31, 2014 in Blather | 0 comments

Every January 1, I start the year with so much hope. Every December 31, I cannot wait for the new year to start. 2014 was a difficult 12 months for me. But it was never going to be anything else. The year was dominated by the fact that my baby girl was turning 18, graduating high school and starting college. I would not have had it any other way, but that...

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They Came in Through the Bathroom Window

They Came in Through the Bathroom Window

By on Nov 25, 2014 in Blather, Getting Old Sucks, House and Home, NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

Last week, my husband and I became victims of a crime. As such, he has some thoughts of his own and asked for co-writing privileges. His contributions are indicated in green. I hit a milestone last week: I managed back-to-back marketing events with nary any pain. I was patting myself on the back Thursday morning for bouncing back from the first one well enough to...

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Politics

Politics

By on Nov 5, 2014 in Blather, NaBloPoMo | 2 comments

I do a political podcast on Wednesdays, and told the people I work for about it — but for some reason, they always try to get hold of me while I’m “on the air.” Maybe it’s because once I told them about it I stayed very, very quiet. It’s not smart to bring politics into business… and I’m a liberal Democrat performing...

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I Blame Menopause

I Blame Menopause

By on Nov 4, 2014 in Blather, Getting Old Sucks, NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

My mind is a jumble this afternoon, which has become my go-to state… and is one of the reasons I find it so tough to write these days. I blame menopause. I find myself blaming menopause for everything that goes wrong in my life: I blame it for my mood swings, my uncontrollable weight gain, and my inability to focus on anything for more than 10 minutes at a...

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Because I Really Do Care

Because I Really Do Care

By on Nov 3, 2014 in Blather, Empty Nest, NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

I love the first couple of days of the month. Not only does it feel like a fresh slate, but there’s the added joy of finding NO NEW BILLS in the mail. But today’s mail included an envelope addressed to “Parents of” from my daughter’s college – with the notation: “FINAL EXAMS INFORMATION ENCLOSED.” Naturally, I opened...

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