Humor, Life, Marriage, Menopause, Motherhood, Music, My Book, Universe

September 23rd

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

Anxiety, Humor, Life, Nonsense, Tater Tots

Screw It I’m Eating Tater Tots-Part 14

How are we all doing? I'm in another migraine cycle that might have been avoided if my neurologist and insurance company had worked together, and while this would normally be something I would despise, I would persevere. But, with the lockdown still in effect, I am exhausted on many levels. Hair Update I mentioned a… Continue reading Screw It I’m Eating Tater Tots-Part 14

Favorite Things, John Hughes, Life, Marriage, Music, Photography

100 Things I Love

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

california, girls trip, budget, travel
Family, Humor

I’m Okay. Trust Me, I’m Shocked Too

  Recently, I wrote about Anna leaving for college and talked about how it was difficult but that it was also good. That wasn't just for keeping face. Since she's been gone, I have been good. Really good, in fact. So good that at times it kind of scares me. Like, is this it or are… Continue reading I’m Okay. Trust Me, I’m Shocked Too

Family, Life, Motherhood, Music

These Will Be The Good Old Days

  There's this catchy song by Macklemore and Kesha (I know, I am just as surprised as you) that has been humming in my head all summer; playing on the car radio in between destinations; on the Apple Music account when Ella is dancing or when Anna is getting ready for the day.   I… Continue reading These Will Be The Good Old Days

hollywood, california, travel, budget
Humor, Motherhood, Travel

California. On a Kari and Anna Budget

A few years ago, Anna and I discussed going on a girls' trip after she graduated from high school. I'm not sure when we started talking about it, but it became less talk and more action over the last two years. Because when your teenager requests to vacation alone with you, you take it seriously. We also… Continue reading California. On a Kari and Anna Budget