Welcome to My Life

No one sets out to be the poster girl for middle-aged singlehood. A succession of life's lemons dropped in my lap led me on the path to that dubious distinction, with nary a clue in advance of where I was headed. But then, I can be pretty oblivious. The great recession of 2008 claimed me as one of its countless victims when I was laid off as a webcast producer in December that year. Disappointing, but I'd already learned the life lesson that jobs come and go....more

Episode 32: Middle-Aged Madness

Today I am feeling decidedly middle-aged! It is not something that I really want to admit (especially to myself), but I am a whisker away from the half-century milestone. I can feel it’s malevolence reaching out to me, trying to drag me over to the ‘other side’ where youth is  a forgotten memory, and old age starts to creep into every pore, ready to assert its authority over my still-protesting mind and body….....more

A Bad Dream - This is an Alice© Cartoon

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And Now I Am 49

Like most little kids, all I aspired to be was 16 years old. I longed for it and counted down to it. I thought 16 was the greatest age possible. Even when I was older than 16, I would have told you that being 16 was as good as life gets. Oh, the independence and the freedom that comes with driving. And dating. And general flirting turned up a notch or two because of those other things. I swung my keys and flung my hair. As perfect as being 16 turned out to be, it got even better....more

20 Signs Your Pop Culture References Are Probably Falling Flat

A lifetime ago I worked for a madman (all of the sexism and alcohol of Mad Men but without Jon Hamm) in an office with an eclectic cast of characters....more
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School's Out for Summer!

Finally!!!  The summer semester has finally ended.  That was a rough ten weeks! Now I actually have a bit of time off before the madness begins again.  I don't have to pick up my books for fall until the 12th and fall classes don't begin until the 21st.Okay...now that I look at those dates...that doesn't seem like that much time!!  Crap!!!  I have a huge (and I mean humongous) list of stuff to get done before school begins again.  Ugh!!...more
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Halfway

I'm halfway through finals for the summer semester.  Three down and three to go!!I don't think I've felt exhaustion like this since my youngest son was a newborn.  I'm talking exhaustion to the point of sitting at my desk and breaking down in tears because I am just so tired.  My brain is completely, totally fried!!I saw a post from an author friend the other day celebrating that she had done 10,000 words that day.  Oye, the guilt!!  10,000 and I couldn't even manage 100 for a blog post!! ...more

This Bookworm Turns

When you start a book you should always finish it; otherwise you have wasted the author’s time and you have wasted your time.So said my favourite 6th Form English Tutor in days of yore and an edict I took to my young heart as unbreakable law.Which was okay and all until one reads that, statistically, one is unlikely to finish all the books one has sitting on one’s nightstand when one is aged about one and fifty....more

Multi-tasking Mamma: Extraordinarily Ordinary

I call myself Multi-tasking Mamma because on a good day I don’t know if I am coming going or left. The good news is somehow, some way, I usually get there. In reality I wear many hats ranging from professional woman, wife, hockey, lacrosse and soccer mom, writer, professor. Who am I, and why should you care? I am simply a modern day middle aged woman taking life moment by moment. In a word, I am ordinary, two words, extraordinarily ordinary! And well, honestly you may not care, and honestly that’s okay....more