I told a friend last week that I will enter menopause on September 23rd, and she was astonished because she thought I was already there, and I was like, oh no, no, no, that's all the bullshit building up to it. The appetizers served before the meal. The preview watched before the movie. The calm… Continue reading September 23rd
Today is our 14th wedding anniversary; it's not really a "monumental" anniversary, but any anniversary you can celebrate is monumental and I think now more than ever, we realize this. We've been together almost 18 years this October, but dating is always the easier part of the relationship, so those years almost don't count, do… Continue reading 14
In searching for another "love language," I stumbled onto this article, and it turns out I missed one: Japanese! In researching the Japanese language a bit for this post, I saw this and felt it necessary to add it in: ""I love you" in Japanese: Aishiteru （愛してる), although it is important to note that, due… Continue reading Sore o nejikomu, watashi wa teitātottsu o tabete iru – pāto 10 (Screw It, I’m Eating Tater Tots- Part Ten)
I loved writing this post in 2018 for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is that having a list of things you enjoy in one place is quite convenient. I've referred to this list (which is still in my phone notes) several times over the last two years. First published November 30,… Continue reading 100 Things I Love
I mentioned in part one the traffic hell we experienced on the road to Destin. Just after the Alabama rooster incident, Ella got car sick and had "sick" all over her clothes. Thank God she had layers on (us Midwesterners, always ready), so we literally stripped her down in an abandoned parking lot, … Continue reading Smothered, Covered, Chopped-Florida Spring Break Part Two
First published November 20th, 2017 I've been going through perimenopause for the past ten years. Just kidding, it's only been two years. It only feels like ten. Because the symptoms of perimenopause are SUCKING MY SOUL RIGHT OUT OF MY BODY. According to the website 34 Menopause Symptoms Dot Com (yes, it's a real website), there… Continue reading Did You Know There Are 34 Menopause Symptoms?