Might-See TV

I was born in the mid-1950’s, at the height of the baby boom. I have vivid memories of watching Leave It to Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet in glorious black and white. My sister will confirm that as a child, I lived for the Fall Premiere issue of TV Guide, which I devoured and memorized…

Don’t Say It’s Ovary

Sorry about the title of this post, which was meant to update you on last week’s total hysterectomy, when doctors removed my uterus, cervix and yes, both ovaries. I cannot resist a bad pun centered around a movie or song title, so it’s a good thing the whole ordeal is over or you may have…

Over and Ovary

I am having a hysterectomy tomorrow and I’m not feeling good. Physically, I’m fine. I am not in any pain, and ever since I entered menopause, I’ve barely thought about the uterine fibroids that plagued my life with heavy periods and dangerous anemia. They were supposed to shrink after my periods stopped, and most of them did….

Many (not just two) Drinks Away

Over the fourth of July weekend, Donna and family came up, as well as my brother-in-law and his wife. The in-laws arrived Thursday and left Monday morning after I went to work. There were a lot of wine drinkers in the room… for days. Some champagne, too. When I went to work Monday morning, I can’t…

In Quest Of: A Perfect Cup of Coffee

Have you ever noticed how many blogs by women feature the word “coffee” or mention coffee in their tagline? A quick search on “mom blog coffee” pulled up Mommy Needs Coffee, The Coffee Shop Blog, Busy Mom (Better Parenting Through Coffee), Coffee Lovin’ Mom, Cafe Mom, and Mommy Loves Coffee. And that was just on the first page of results. I…

Travel Isn’t Fun

A funny thing happened to me on Tuesday afternoon, when I tried to check in for my 8:00 Wednesday flight home from Chicago: The United Airlines app I was using returned an error message informing me that I was unable to complete the transaction because I was too early. That’s when I looked more carefully…

The Sun and the Moon

When we were in our 20s and still both lived in Los Angeles, some of our mutual friends dubbed my sister and me “the Sun and the Moon.” I’m still not sure which of us was which, but the point is — we have very different personalities. My sister is a very social animal: She loves…

Goofy Friends

I often (every week or so) meet a couple of close friends for happy hour. Donna, you know who they are. We like to find the nice deals at the good restaurants. Sometimes, the nicer the restaurant the better the deal! We are all very different, but we know that and have a good time….

Disorganizzzation

Yikes! I couldn’t find my password book all morning. At first I figured it would show up, after all I never took it out of the house. But as time passed and it still wasn’t showing up, I started to get very uptight. Normally I take my disorganization in stride. This personality trait is in the…

Paying for College

Linda: Last week, a couple of friends invited me to join them to see a screening of Ivory Tower  that included a discussion panel with the director, Andrew Rossi. The documentary is about the cost of college, is it worth the cost, how did we get here, and more. I didn’t want to go. Normally, I will…