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Like sands through the hour glass…

I realize that some women reading this post might want to whack me with a rolled up newspaper, but I’m in a bad place about aging right now. Specifically, the physical aspect of it. That’s right, I’ve gotten caught up in the ads, the anti-aging movement, the idea that “youth = beauty” that’s shoved down our throats by the entertainment industry and media. I used to think of...

Rut Alert! Rut Alert!

It just dawned on me that I always dress up for doctors appointments, but I’ll throw on any old thing to hang out with my husband. I’ve been making a concerted effort to get dolled up more often. I love the glint in Jim’s eyes when I wear something that hugs my curves or shows off my legs. It’s a nice break for him and it boosts my confidence to see that I still turn him on...

Boy do I wish I was a fly on Blago'...

So, the recent guilty verdict for ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich has me thinking about politicians’ wives. How many times have we seen men in power admit extramarital affairs, lawlessness, drug use, etc…while their long-suffering wives stand at their side, creating a united front. Her presence sending the signal: ‘He can’t be all that bad. Look! He still has the...

Unexpected sparks among the crumbs…...

I’m going to warn you, you might need to turn on your “Sappy Blog” filter for this one. We just received some home baked cookies from our kind neighbors. I baked them a cake last week and they returned my tin filled with some baked goods of their own. Very thoughtful! Yesterday Jim grabbed a couple for a snack and while he was munching, I asked how they were. He...

My womb ain’t nobody’s business but my o...

I was in the waiting room of my doctor’s office last week when I was addressed by a very pregnant woman, accompanied by a super-energetic toddler. The mom was drenched with sweat (it was 6 zillion degrees and really humid outside) and having a hard time controlling her on-the-edge-of-a-tantrum kiddo. She looked at me apologetically and then asked if I had kids. I think she needed...

Three things

1. I love California again. I can’t wait until two of the Housewives of the O.C. are married to one another. 2. Congrats to ROBYN and BETTY who each won a copy of the I Hate to Cook Book. (I promise there was no favoritism due to Robyn’s fabulous first name. I used a random number generator for these contests) 3. Honorable mention (which sadly wins nothing but my eternal...

Happy anniversary, Sugarbutt!

It’s our seventh anniversary today and it only hit us recently that we’re no longer newlyweds. It’s scary how quickly time flies past. We do our best to live in the moment and stay present, but regret there are still times when we tune out. In the past year or so, we’ve been doing our best to combat the dreaded Marriage Blackout and as a result we’ve been more connected,...

There are limits to my openness

Before reading this post, if you are related to me through blood or marriage, please stop now. It will save all of us a load of discomfort when we see each other face-to-face at the holidays. Thank you. I love you. Ok. Here we go. Jim likes to think that we are entirely open with one another. Physically. No embarrassment, no shame. He’s right to some extent. It’s true that we...

A feminist can wear an apron

When Peg Bracken authored the best selling I HATE TO COOK BOOK back in 1960, it was undeniably the wife’s job to put a hot meal on the table every night, even if she had her own career or busy life. It didn’t occur to many men back then, including several male editors who passed on publishing Bracken’s book, that women might not actually enjoy this task. Bracken’s attitude was...

Muchas gracias and congratulations

First, thanks all for your very kind emails in response to my last post. The medical excitement in my life is an emotional roller coaster right now, but all the support is so helpful. Jim’s being a superstar. He’s been in so many doctors and hospital waiting rooms lately that he’s beginning to rate and critique them. Maybe he should start a new section on Yelp.com. A...

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