Ever since I was a teen girl I was bothered by my eyebrows.Continue reading “Midlife and cosmetics: skin care and eyebrow shaping (part 1)”
Something has been percolating in my brain for a while, but I couldn’t find the words to talk about it on a public forum until today. Perhaps I will find the words if I simply type them into the keyboard.
It began with a syndicated episode of The Big Bang Theory. I see the scene in front of me but I can’t find it when I google it. It’s not so much the scene that made an impression anyway, it’s the phrase.
This is how I remember it (paraphrased):Continue reading “Old and ugly”
Disclaimer: I understand that many/most people have bigger fish to fry while the world is falling apart than to sit and contemplate this vanity-induced post here, so if you do comment, please be kind (but still honest) – I have no qualms blocking anyone if you attack or put down someone’s opinion on my blog.
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Once upon a time when I was young and stupid, I dated some people I shouldn’t have.
Recently, I reflected on some comments one of them made, that have me irked. (sorry not sorry)
Here’s one that surfaced today: Continue reading “Letting (her/yourself) go”
I came across an article that smacked me upside the head in a aha! moment when suddenly, things start to make so much more sense.
The article is called The Other as Noise and talks about a condition called Misophonia.
There are different ways to define this condition. Continue reading “Noises other people make”
At around the midpoint of my 40s I felt myself standing at the proverbial fork in the road contemplating my path forward.
These were the questions I asked myself: Continue reading “Tomorrow never comes”
We interrupt regular reporting of vacation memories because of a major anxiety attack. Mine.
Did you know I had anxiety issues? If you read here regularly you probably made that assumption, I would guess. I may have mentioned it once or twice. 🙄 Continue reading “7.1 Vacation side note: what is wrong with me?”
It’s been a while since I’ve found noteworthy material to post here on a Saturday. Well, I’m back with two really good ones, this time. And I added some link-love. ❤ Continue reading “Reading and Reflecting: 11th edition”
Twitter is full of funny tweets about this topic…and it’s so true, isn’t it. You concern yourself with things when you’re pregnant, or a first time parent, that seems so foreign to you later when you’re eyeball deep in youth sports and high school applications and tween drama and all the rest of it. Continue reading “What they don’t tell you when you’re pregnant”
There is talk that my continuous on and off again immobility in my neck and shoulder area could be due some sort of degenerative disc condition.
That’s what my partner says. He thinks I should get an X-ray to make sure. Find out one way or the other, get a diagnosis, and some sort of prevention details or treatment. Because frankly, this condition has been affecting my mobility every few months, and it’s getting quite tiresome.
So I guess I’ll go see my doctor and ask for some imaging. Continue reading “Acknowledging aging with focus on pain management and prevention”
It never fails: ever since I hit my mid 40s, there’s a part of the month that makes me want to eat a horse.
Not a literal horse, you understand, but rather the implied quantity of a horse. 🐎
The family is getting ready to go camping in a few days.
I’m not going. Continue reading “When mom bows out of camping”
Yesterday I woke up to my teamsnap app exploding on my phone. So many messages… Continue reading “Drama-filled day with a twist: countdown to the last day of school”
So this happened to me today.
I reached into the microwave, which is situated above the stove (so at face level), and I heard my wrist snap.
Welcome to your 40s. You now get injured reaching for stuff.