Monthly Archives: February 2012

"Pinkberry Chandy"

The day before my daughters headed back to their respective lives in early January, we went to our beloved Pinkberry for three large yogurts. It pays to look up! Discovery of yet another great chandelier.


I’m hot, hot, hot !

NOT! I once thought that I would never experience hot flashes. I work out daily and eat healthily every day, I told myself. Hot flashes are for oooold ladies only. It just won’t happen to me, I thought. But it did, and it is… I remember Dr. Hiuga, my GYN, telling me a few years…


I’ve Lost It!

I’ve lost my looks — if I ever had any. I’ve lost control — of my kids, of what gravity is doing to my anatomical house, of my bladder (when I sneeze or laugh too much). I’ve lost loved ones way, way, way too early. I’ve lost control of getting my husband anywhere on time (Well, I never…


What Am I Doing Here?

I have to tell you that I am a true newbie at this whole blog thing. HUGE thanks and kudos to my youngest daughter, Julia, who has poked, prodded, motivated and encouraged me to do this. She kind of got me hooked on the blog world last summer when she introduced me to some of her favorites….


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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