Go, Figure (Well, at Least Part of My Figure)

Last week I did a really big thing.  In retrospect, it was much bigger than I anticipated.  People I spoke with who did the same thing stated, “it would be life changing”, “the results would be amazing”.  Naively, I thought since this was a standard procedure it would be eazy peazy. I’m here to tell […]

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Mama’s Boots

Mama always said that a lady should not wear white shoes before Easter Sunday; but, I don’t recall exactly when she said you should put them away for the season.  Near as I can recall, it would be the first hint of Fall or perhaps October 1st.  I would have said September 1st with the […]

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Loved you last, <3Mija

In the midst of the 4th anniversary of my mama’s passing, I believed I was too tired to blog tonight.  Then I realized – isn’t this the best time to write?  Two cups of emotion, one cup of sadness, ½ cup of fading adrenaline and 3 cups of chardonnay.  What’s not to write about? Mama […]

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To Pee or Not to Pee….

I have had 4 children within a nine-year span.  I have done my Kegels.  I have tried to be bladder compliant.  Nonetheless, truth be told, I wet my pants running, walking, laughing, drinking.  I come through the front door of the house after a 15, 30, 45, 60-minute drive stating “I have to pee”. Case […]

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Legal Tender

When I was a little girl, I got free breakfast at school.  For as long as I can remember, I packed my own lunch — anything from peanut butter and jelly with lays chips sandwiched in between, a cold hotdog sandwich on sliced bread with mayo and ketchup or a bologna sandwich on sliced bread […]

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JL Rave vs. #14 Lacrosse Bag

Cleaning out my son’s Lacrosse bag reminds me of a 1974 poem from Shel Silverstein in Where the Sidewalk Ends.    It started several days ago when we were transferring him from one house (his father’s) to another (my house).  It’s a maneuver that I have done every week now for approximately 176 weeks that never […]

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Genetics, Podiatry and Menopause

Every day I realize I am becoming more like my mother.  The things I say are her words repeated to me too many times to count.  Even the things she said that I detested – “Can’t cook it cold!” “The camera never lies!” – comes flying out of my mouth to my own children.  I […]

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EDD, Roxy, Flip Turns, The Book and Finish Something

I have been rather lackadaisical in my blogging the last two months.  It’s been a bit of a mixed bag. There is the continued priority of looking for full-time work while fighting with the EDD regarding my unemployment benefits.  It appears that if you inform that EDD that you were away for a week, they […]

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