There's No Place Like Home: Especially When Home is HERE

Getting Old Sucks

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...

Read More
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,”...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
Serious As a Heart Attack

Serious As a Heart Attack

By on Apr 22, 2013 in Blather, Getting Old Sucks, Health and Fitness | 3 comments

I’ll get to the point as quickly as possible: 1. Yes, I spent Friday night in the hospital. 2. I am fine. After spending Wednesday and Thursday picking up the pieces from my delayed trip back from Denver, I was finally set to work on Friday. You would think that all the notes I take would make it easy to write up a report on the conference I attended…...

Read More
Give a Care for the Caregivers

Give a Care for the Caregivers

By on Nov 21, 2012 in Getting Old Sucks, Something Unselfish for a Change | 1 comment

Welcome to the blog carnival featuring some of the blogosphere’s most eloquent writers. We’ll be highlighting the work of 8 women who write about what it feels like to be a primary caregiver to someone who depends on you — whether you’re on vacation, it’s a holiday, it’s an emergency at three in the morning, or through all the highs and lows of sickness and...

Read More
Page 1 of 11