Confessions of a Middle Aged Mommy Jogger

July 7, 2010 2 Comments

Warning all males: Gross female commentary follows. Read at your own risk. It’s time you know the truth. I have a lot of truth to tell. Middle-aged mommy truth. You see, a little over a month ago I started jogging. I haven’t jogged since I was in my EARLY 20’s. There is a very good …

Going Green—Are They Serious?

June 14, 2010 0 Comments

Yesterday, number one daughter and I were assassinating a bit of time during our extended lunch break at massage class. We cruised through a couple of stores in the strip mall, and ended up at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I LOVE that store. If I had a million dollars,  I could probably blow at least …

Lilies, Birds, and Faith–Tuesday Randomness

May 25, 2010 8 Comments

This morning I sit here at my computer, less than one month from my final REAL paycheck. Only one more month of knowing exactly where my income will originate and when it will be deposited. And only three more weeks of showing up to work for someone else because I think I have to. It’s …

Perspective of a Goddess in Training

May 5, 2010 2 Comments

I can’t resist posting a link to my eldest daughter’s blog. The title alone was intriguing. Her story relates to the battle that exists between conforming and telling her truth. In this case she conforms in person and tells her truth to the world. Kind of ironic.  I Didn’t Get Dumped and Nobody Died

Hippozebrapotamus Sightings and Other Self-Image Issues

April 30, 2010 2 Comments

I like me. Really I do. I even like most of my body, most of the time. I can look in the mirror at 42 years old and say to myself, “Honey, you rock!” and really mean it. I clean up well. I think. Hunky Farmer Boy says it, too, so it must be true. …

The Clothes Line Murderer

April 28, 2010 10 Comments

This is my sweet man, Hunky Farmer Boy. He’s the lone source of testosterone amidst a sea of about five dozen females of various species. I think you’ve met previously. This is Hunky Farmer Boy on his Tonka Toy. (This is where you hear the Tim the Toolman Taylor grunting sounds.) For reasons never fully …

Natural-ly, Powerful-ly, Amazingly Smiley

April 11, 2010 0 Comments

Several months ago, I worked through a book by Danielle LaPorte called Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design. I rock when I am living 80% Natural, 20% Powerful. You’ll have to read it understand what that means. Trust me, it’s cool mojo. This time of year really makes me want to step up to …

Elephant Logic Part 1: Now I See Pink–Bring on the Straight Jacket

April 10, 2010 0 Comments

Flashback 1981: A group of about five thirteen year olds managed to convince management that we met the criteria for…..duhn…duhn….duhn……… Gifted and Talented. And I was one of them. And no, you don’t get to have an opinion on that, so there. I still don’t know how I “passed” that test, especially after the pattern …

Elephants are Stalking Me, but They Aren't Pink So I'm Still Sane

April 9, 2010 4 Comments

A few days ago, I mentioned some Wound-Licking, Truth-Telling, and Under-the-Bed-Clearing that I felt like needed my attention. That began a series of dialogs with some close friends about how best to gently but effectively lance and lick those wounds without causing major collateral damage. Two important facts here: 1) I’m good at generating collateral …