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

Getting Old Sucks

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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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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Halloween Time at Disneyland — for Grown-Ups

Halloween Time at Disneyland — for Grown-Ups

By on Oct 6, 2013 in Food and Drink, Getting Old Sucks, SoCal Life, Travel | 1 comment

This post is a mushy love letter to the folks at Disneyland, whose kind invitation to their annual #Halloween Time Media Day allows me to bask in all my Disney dreams… despite the fact that my child is no longer a little kid. I am living proof that you don’t have to be a kid or have young children to have a good time at a Disney park. You can even be a...

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A New Mess

A New Mess

By on Aug 2, 2013 in Getting Old Sucks | 2 comments

On Monday, the day after I returned from BlogHer, I went to my doctor’s office for what was (for me) a routine ultrasound. She looked at the image and shook her head. “You have a new mess on your ovary,” she said. I have a history of really large uterine fibroids, and it seemed perfectly natural to me to refer to them as a “mess,”...

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College Essay Boot Camp and the Unbearable Feeling of Letting Go

College Essay Boot Camp and the Unbearable Feeling of Letting Go

By on Aug 1, 2013 in Education, Getting Old Sucks | 2 comments

On Tuesday, I had to get my flu-ridden self out of bed and take my daughter to school. No, the Fall semester hasn’t started THIS early (she still has another two weeks, but the summer still feels like it’s been too short). But as this will be her senior year, there are additional events and activities on her agenda. She’s been talking about next...

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No More Reunions

No More Reunions

By on Jun 28, 2013 in Blather, Getting Old Sucks | 2 comments

I just received a reminder about my high school reunion, which is taking place this summer. I tossed it straight into the circular file. As I said when I received the “Save the Date” notice last year, I don’t do reunions any longer. That’s what Facebook is for. Besides, I’ve spent the last 40 years trying to forget the horrors of being...

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