Hey, since you've decided you no longer want to be married, and you're destined for better things, would you mind getting your s**t out of the house?I've been tripping on this stuff for over two decades and I'm ready to be done. Don't you have somewhere else to store all this junk?...more
Hair turning gray is natural. Until it happens to you. In her early fifties, when my mother first saw silver sprouting at her temples, she dyed her hair a shade she called "Diane Sawyer Blonde."
Have you heard of the term ‘ageism’? It’s new to me. Let me rephrase that: The term is new to me the definition is not: “Stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age.” Thank you, Wikipedia. We’ve all experienced the definition of ageism in some form or fashion in our youth because society felt we were too young, inexperienced or expected certain behavior from us as youth....more
Facebook newsfeeds teem with Prom photos this time of year, and--if you are Catholic--with First Communion pictures. Both are rites of passage that many of us can relate to and which engender nostalgia (or PTSD, depending on what your Prom experience was)....more
My friend is moaning and groaning about turning 50. I finally got tired of her complaints and told her to pull up her control-top, big-girl panties, eat cookies, and get over it. When she continued to bemoan the fact that her gumption had no function, I asked if she would prefer to drop dead at age 49. She slumped away under a self-imposed cloud of doom....more
Hello Bloggers,Moving is exhausting. It's been a couple of months long ordeal for my family, and it seems like we've done a steady amount of unpacking since end of March. So, if you add in the packing we did in March, it's been a heck of a busy, exhausting, and stressful 8 weeks. But we're slowly settling in and experiencing much needed relaxation and comfort as days here go on. Enjoy today's YouTube channel vlog THIS IS FIFTY WITH LIL, starring me....more
Dear Diary:Me again. Hey, so I visited one of your predecessors a few weeks back, and, boy, did that totally bitchin’ trip back to the early 1980s reaffirm my love for Rush’s lead singer Geddy Lee; since then, my Spotify’s been cranking “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice” ’til a thin trickle of blood dribbles from my ear and down my freckled cheek....more
40 is a big year for everyone, for me. This year I get to hit this milestone…HARD. I feel it in my whole being, a change, a sense of renewed interest in a life I've handed in for children who are getting older. This is my year and with that in my mind, I have made myself six promises. 1. You will not run a marathon. If you feel the need to, you will quickly divert your attention to a less stressful activity such as drinking a glass of wine or watching a movie....more