It's the simple things that make you happy: #2

It’s no secret I’ve reached perimenopause. With it comes hotflashes which randomly strike without any notice or provocation. There’s no hiding them either - my face turns beet red and I have to strip down at least one layer to cool off. And because of these, it’s hard to figure out what to wear on any given day. I’m hot; I’m cold; I’m comfortable. All within the space of a few minutes. ...more

Do You Pee Standing Up? Stay Out of My Bathroom.

I love my son, really I do. Nick's everything one could ask for in a child - handsome, smart, funny, charming, considerate. And if it weren't for the fact that he pees standing up, he'd probably be the perfect specimen. But, alas, that testosterone coursing through his male frame stereotypes him as the gender who can only do one thing - successfully - at a time. Hitting the inside of the toilet is not one of those things. Cleaning up after himself isn't his strong point, either, and we've wagered many a battle over his messes. ...more

Good on you !

It's too often not spoken about as if we girls are supposed to spend our ...more

Healthcare Reform: A Macro Viewpoint

I'm taking a moment away from my usual lightheartedness and addressing a serious issue, which seems to be a hotbed these days - our severely deficient healthcare system. Over the years, the problem has worsened instead of improved. So what is the problem and how do we solve it? Obviously, I don't have the answers, but I offer up some thoughts. ...more

Do Your Buttcheeks Show?

Please! Tell me! When did it become fashionable for guys to wear their pants hanging below their butt crack? I mean, seriously. Watching them walk is painful - it looks like they've got a corncob stuck up their ass. ...more

these guys look RIDICULOUS but of course, being me, I just figured I was totally uncool and had ...more

Don't Hurt My Kids

I am so pissed. One of my neighborhood kids, “Jimmy,” showed up at my door around 10:00pm last night after having been attacked and beaten in a local park by kids from a neighboring town. He didn’t know these kids - and he didn’t do anything to provoke the attack; it was racially motivated. He did rightfully defend himself, and fought against the kids - coming away with bruises and a bloody nose. Of course it was at night, when only the cowards would dare attempt such an act. ...more

Ditto all of the previous posts ...

Hi bloghers! I just discovered this great place. Although I've been blogging for several years, it seemed like it was a "mans' man's world". Happy to have the opportunity to network with you fabulous ladies, and make some new friends along the way! Looking forward to sharing with all y'all. Donna ...more

I've visited your photoblog in the past but don't think I've visited the others. On my way ...more