practicing flex(ability)

"Be infinitely flexable and constantly amazed." ~Jason KravitzIt started when I tried to put on my right sock. My toes were just out of my reach. Only by an inch, but enough that I had to shift once, then twice, before I could get the damn sock on. It may have been a sign that red and orange polka dots with purple stripes weren’t age appropriate. Or, even more alarming, a sign that I wasn’t … flexible. At all.Ouch. Literally, ouch....more

Summer Fun in Dana Point

When I created Adventures of Empty Nesters, I intentionally defined the word adventure as "anything that you wanted to write about"....more

The Mileage Plan

She’s 20, and attending university in another state, 500 miles away. The same exact number of miles I traveled for my own college experience. Only half the miles her older sister traveled, but still, it’s far enough.Her sister Kate is now in grad school, 2000 miles away. My daughters are playing leapfrog, using my heart as their springboard. They claim I raised them to do this, to be curious and intrepid. I say that might be so, but clearly I didn’t know what I was doing....more

It's Our 12, 755-Day Anniversary

A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal ―Anne Lamott, Joe JonesI married Steve on June 30, 1979. I was 21 and he was 23. It’s fair to say that we were children and that we didn’t know what we were doing, but we did it anyway. Is that lucky, or what?...more

Action Heroes R Us

Among other things (heart-shaped rocks, vintage globes, miniature chairs) I collect female action figures. It began, of course, with Wonder Woman, and I have several versions of her. I have Bat Girl, Spider Woman, She-Hulk, Elektra, Princess Leia, and about 20 more, including a few villainesses. Also, the more loosely defined action figures: Rosie the Riveter, Marge Simpson, Nico the Barista, The Librarian (with push button shushing action), Jane Austen and Marie Antoinette. My favorite, representing moms everywhere, is Mrs....more

The Quality At Bat

I have loved baseball every day of my life since 2011. Yes, that’s me on the bandwagon. You may scoff, I deserve it....more

Another Slimmer Story

Tank Slimmer: Wrinkles Due to Tight Fit and Acrobatic Removal...more

Eat Pray Love

These are some of the random thoughts I have when I try to meditate…You can’t unsay what you didn’t say.  ...more

To Cook--Or Not

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Taste in Men: 30:30 Somethings

When we discuss the beauty of relationships, we typically describe them in terms of good or bad. But as a woman who’s dated many men and married none, how about considering them in the range of taste buds? That's what I ponder in this Taste in Men post....more