Monthly Archives: January 2012

Flippin’ Floaters

Okay. So about two weeks ago, as I was minding my own business, preparing my dog’s (Mia!!!) dinner, there suddenly appeared…..”black things” in my right eye. I thought, no big, it’s just a glob of mascara. And then the “black things” started moving all around. So I thought, no big, it’s a black cobweb (why I…

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Hair We Go!

I was never the girl with the beautifully lustrous and shiny head of hair. It wasn’t awful, though. And I’d like to think I made the best of it. I remember fondly the days when I could quickly put it back in a cute, full, bouncy pony. Two loops of the elastic band, and I…

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"Spoon Chandy"

Is this not one of the coolest chandeliers you’ve ever seen? I saw this in a shop in Nashville (Franklin, technically) and fell in love with it.

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Face It! (The eyes)

Nora “feels bad about her neck.” Well, I feel just awful about my eyes. popular online pharmacy When I was a young thing, my eyelashes were so long and lush and dark that I had to use mascara sparingly so as to avoid tarantula-eyes. My lashes now are sparse; they’ve shrunk in length; and they’ve…

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Yep, I'm one of those

So…how did I get here? What happened? I never in a million years thought my thighs would get this mushy.  I never, ever dreamt that I’d feel most confident about my face when hiding behind a pair of sunglasses and/or standing in a very dimly lit room. And if you had told me back when…

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About Me

It's true! Despite playing defense virtually all my life against the onslaught of this sometimes-ugly aging process, it...has...arrived! I naively thought I would escape cellulite (the Cottage Cheese) and crow's feet (the Crepe Paper). But I didn't! And why didn't anyone tell me about this emotional roller-coaster that comes with being an Empty-Nester?! My name is Jodie Barringer Myers. I'm a 54-year-old Friday/chardonnay/ hydrangea-loving wife/mom/court reporter living in Sacramento (Gold River!), California. Writing is cathartic for me. And because I look to find humor and humility among the rubble that is my now very peri-menopausal self, I'm hopeful that you will laugh, cry, learn, enjoy and, most of all, relate to what I have to say. After all, we're all in this together, right?

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