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On Turning 48 (Just One Step Closer to 50)

On Turning 48 (Just One Step Closer to 50)

Today is my birthday. Yep, I'm 48 years old. F@*k. That’s old. But as my daughter told me today, “You don’t look 48. And you definitely don’t act 48.” Thanks kid. I should have spent an extra couple of bucks on your Hanukkah present.
Of Self-Centered Teens And Getting Older

Of Self-Centered Teens And Getting Older

I woke up later than usual this morning, having slept in because my son’s high school had a late start. (I love it when they do this.) So it was already a good day. I expected it to become an even better day because today is my birthday. Birthdays aren’t as big of a deal...
Life Is Like A Cosine Wave

Life Is Like A Cosine Wave

For me, life’s ups and downs come in cosine waves. High peaks, low valleys. Extremes. Don’t get me wrong. I have a really nice life. I’m blessed with a husband who I love and kids that can bug the shit out of me but who are healthy, smart and usually kind. But it just seems...
Don't Mess With Me: My New License Picture

Don’t Mess With Me: My New License Picture

I received a notice a few weeks ago that my driver’s license was due to expire on my upcoming birthday. And as my birthday is in two weeks, I made my way to the local DMV office this morning to renew my license. I walked in at 9:36. With out an appointment. I walked out...
Reaching 50 Without Any Chin Hairs

Reaching 50 Without Any Chin Hairs

I’m turning 47 soon. (No. No. No. It can’t be.) Thinking back on when I turned 40, I remember saying, “Oh, age is just a number. You’re only as old as you feel. Forty is the new thirty. Blah, blah, blah.” Fuck that. Forty-seven is old. Forty-seven is almost 50. And in the past year,...
A Quick Trip: Key West

A Quick Trip: Key West

I know I said that I wasn’t going to do any traveling for a while. But I guess that I’m a big fat liar. My husband’s birthday is today. And, last week, when I asked him what he wanted to do, he said he wanted to go away. Guess last year’s stay-at-home celebration was too...