August 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Posted in Modern Society, Obsessions, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It is true. I finally quit Facebook. It was tricky because you cannot delete your entire account for 14 days after you make the decision. And even if you do not sign in again during the 14 day waiting period, if you go to a public FB page – for example an agency I wanted to interview with had no information on their website except a link to their FB page – when I clicked on it – BAM my account was set back to 14 days until deactivation. Continue Reading …

Goodbye Facebook

May 9, 2012 at 10:31 am | Posted in Modern Society, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello? Is there anyone out there? What’s everyone doing? How is Cindy’s daughter’s business going? What asinine argument has my Republican friend posed lately? What does my son’s new girlfriend look like? I am so out of touch. I deleted my Facebook account. Continue Reading Goodbye Facebook…

2012 – last year for my forties…

January 5, 2012 at 11:49 am | Posted in Modern Society, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I will turn 50 this year and like generations before me, I am startled by this thought.  Having elementary school age children at home and a partner decades younger distracts me from thinking about this half century milestone. Recently I read an article by woman who is 60 and she referred to herself as being in her “old age” and was happy that she and her husband had passed the point of needing physical intimacy very often. Really? At 60? Continue Reading 2012 – last year for my forties……

A Bump on the Head

April 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Just silly | Leave a comment

I have a concussion. I really do. Yesterday I was spraying insecticide around the perimeter of my house, feeling very competent and thrifty. I was under some bushes being all thorough and getting every inch when my 9 year old dragged the garbage can by and said “hey mom this can is full of ants!” Continue Reading A Bump on the Head…

An unusual situation

January 23, 2011 at 11:53 am | Posted in Modern Society, Parenting over 40, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Raised by New England Methodists I (until I was a teenager) had very little exposure to the world outside of the Eastern United States. I grew up with puritanical values such as; you never speak about money, show respect to elders, work hard, get an education and do the right thing. In addition, we were never exposed to any ethnic groups except our own anglo saxon middle class friends and relatives.  However, if you could glance at how my life has played out you would guess that I had been raised by California hippies.  Continue Reading An unusual situation…

Again a Cliche?

January 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I am about to start on a Masters program and my friend visiting from Alaska carelessly said “Oh, all my divorced mom friends are getting masters in counseling degrees right now, it seems the in thing to do when you get to be our age”. Sigh… apparently I am having a second go ’round as a cliche. Most of you know the whole “last one to know” story of my divorce, and my two clueless “other woman” situations.  But I honestly thought this decision was creative and forward thinking.  I really believe that with my personality and given the right academic tools I will make a good counselor. Now I am doubting myself. Are there a multitude of over forty, divorcees who believe this is the case? Continue Reading Again a Cliche?…

Aren’t people who end up lost during a hike really dumb?

August 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Posted in Fit over forty, Paddling | Leave a comment

When I read about an adult who manages to get lost on a day hike and is found wearing inadequate clothing, without water, emergency equipment or even a cell phone ~ I feel smugly self-righteous knowing I would never be such a nit wit. But if you have read this site you know that in my experience arrogance is always rewarded with a humbling of some sort. You can see where this is going.  Yes, I ended up miles from anywhere hiking through the harsh terrain of uneven lava rock wearing loose flip-flops, shorts and a tank top, no water, no cell phone, and most importantly – no flash light.  Continue Reading Aren’t people who end up lost during a hike really dumb?…

“Menopause is All In Your Head”

June 30, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Posted in Dating, Fit over forty, Modern Society | Leave a comment

I have recently learned that menopause symptoms come and go (for years).  I had honestly thought I had dodged this particular bullet because I am just so damn healthy and balanced. I am also a nitwit.  Every time I get arrogant I get the wind knocked out of me. Continue Reading “Menopause is All In Your Head”…

The Calm before the Storm

June 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Dating, Modern Society | Leave a comment

Yesterday I had a surprise party for my boyfriend’s birthday. It was a simple plan. He was coming into town for a meeting and then coming to my house where 14 of his closest friends would be waiting to have dinner with him. Continue Reading The Calm before the Storm…

Stage 2

April 23, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Posted in Dating, Modern Society | Leave a comment

I am so hot. Honestly, I am hot. I wish I were saying I am extremely sexy. Maybe I am sexy when I am hot but seriously I am burning up. I used to think these hot flashes were fun. And they are, in a way, amusing. Like a little secret. But they are trying to take over my life. Every few minutes it seems I start pulling at the neck of my blouse. Blouse? Who says that? It’s menopause.  It is turning me into my mother. Kind of. I am not really a controlling New England woman with a Jewish New York accent. But I am snapping more and more. Ask my sort of patient boyfriend. Continue Reading Stage 2…

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