Midlife Crisis? My Husband Feels Trapped By His Life!

For many of us of a certain age, the midlife crisis is a source of tired jokes and stereotypes. We think about sports cars and younger women, drastically changing our appearance or just plain running away. I've often ribbed my husband, telling him he can't have a midlife-crisis car because we had a midlife baby instead. ...more
Heavy. But why is she placing the fate of her and her daughter into HIS hands?! She's waiting ...more

Life Hack: Embrace Your Regrets

The stories find their way to my newsfeed all the time, and the headline is always a variation of the same theme. It’s usually something like: "40 Ways to Live Your Life With No Regrets." Or, the even snappier: "LifeHacks to Living With No Regrets." Image: quinn.anya Really? There’s a way to hack my life so it’s regret-free? In just 40 simple steps? What if I’ve lived close to half of my life and have already racked up a bunch? ...more

I'm Going to Try to Be More "Normal" In My Fifties

Johnny Depp, who really should call me, once said normal people are the most fascinating people, because he finds them the weirdest of all. I completely agree with that, which incidentally means Johnny Depp and I should mate, often and ardently, and did I mention he really should call me? Image: LaVladina...more
Hi here. In my Abnormal Psych class it was all about context, context, context. You're only ...more

Midlife Mom Jan.24 diary entry.

 Well,here I am once again.I actually slept last night,and for once wasn't awake at 4 AM Planning my life's journey.Lately,I have been in favor of simply not stepping on the scales  At all,this way I won't be saddened,I reason.Besides,I could have more serious problems. My house badly needs reorganization,I am reminded as I quickly shut my closet door,as it's contents threaten to spill out on the floor.Do you ever feel a sense of urgency;like the feeling that you have so much to do that your private time is encroached upon?? I suggest simply shedding this feeling like a coat you don't want to wear.In fact I have learned to do this kind of thing all the time. I kissed my husband goodbye as he set off for work(goodness he's starting to look old:Do I look that old??)Never mind.I have invented a smoothie recipe guaranteed to reverse aging.Here it is: Chop fresh pineapple,blueberries(as many or as little as you want),ground cinnamon,ground flaxseed,skim or 1percent milk,honey to taste,into blender.Hold onto lid as you blend unless you want the contents all over your cupboards.(I already did this).This drink has amazing powers,lowers cholesterol,provides protection against diabetes And heart disease,as well as breast cancer protection.So drink up.Cheers! Picture at top of blog....more

Dear OK Google

Dear OK Google,...more

I have what? When? How? Not really sure how this happened but apparently I have an elderly parent. I don’t know how to feel abo

Not really sure how this happened but apparently I have an elderly parent. I don’t know how to feel about that. Because I don’t think I do. I have Mama....more

Did You Get It? Did You Get It!

My last post was about dishwasher dreams.  It's been a long time since I last used some of my favorite appliances.  They're my favorite, because just imagine... What would we do without clothes washer and dryer sets and dishwashers?  (Implored the lady with dry, chapped hands.) Just as I typed that last sentence, I realized that I still have a load or two of dishes to wash.  So, I better make this quick. ...more

My Life (Reality) as I have known it!

I'm starting here in my middle 50's and have see the world change so much.  I use to spend time with the "old people" when I was younger and the stories that I heard, as well as the things that I learned about living life and the strength of perserverence. Throughout my 20, 30 & 40, these lessons I was able to put together and overcome obstacles that others tell me would have put them on the floor not to ever get up again,...more

Midlife Crisis? My Husband Feels Trapped By His Life!

For many of us of a certain age, the midlife crisis is a source of tired jokes and stereotypes. We think about sports cars and younger women, drastically changing our appearance or just plain running away. I've often ribbed my husband, telling him he can't have a midlife-crisis car because we had a midlife baby instead. ...more
Heavy. But why is she placing the fate of her and her daughter into HIS hands?! She's waiting ...more

This Makes My Head Hurt

Living with the monkeys in the middle :)...more

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

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Two Shades of Grey

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The Most Recent Time I Thought Suicide was a Brilliant Idea.

Sometime around the end of 2008/ beginning 2009 I found myself in the minivan in the garage of my beautiful home with a big pregnant belly, a daughter who was around a year and a half old, and a son who was three and a half. My husband was at work and I was trying to figure out the logistics of killing myself....more