Monthly Archives: April 2012

What I know right now

  As of today’s date, April 30, 2012, this is what I know. For sure.     Carbohydrates annoy me. Hillary Clinton needs bangs. Badly. The days of checking in luggage for free on United Airlines flights are gone. Forever. The days of paying $2.50 to United Airlines for a tiny bag of chips that…

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The Genetic Jackpot !

Genetic Jackpot! I definitely did not hit it. buy levitra canada (Waa-waa-waa-waaaa.) Did you? Do you know someone who did? Oh, come on. You did not! And you don’t know anyone who did. And if you do think you won the Genetic Jackpot…you. are. delusional. Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, and all my beloved ancestors: I’m…

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Gentle Soles

“My feet are killing me!” I’ve screeched those words way too often lately. Once upon a time, not all that long ago, I could go to work, go to the mall and “run” into the grocery store, in one fell swoop. In my pumps. Even 4-inch- heeled pumps. Not a problem. My feet served their…

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

When Cassidy, my first-born, took off for college six years ago ( Yikes!), I compiled a bunch of my favorite sayings and artistically (well, as artistically as I do anything, which isn’t much) wrote each one on a nice piece of art paper. I also gave her a little picture frame, in the oft chance…

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Teeth Wedgies

Yet another malady and reality of aging. At least with me. The dreaded Teeth Wedgie. My family is astonished at the frequency and depth with which food chunks nestle down in between my teeth. Especially like asparagus. Or chicken. Stringy things. And the food does not discriminate on which tooth it decides to lodge itself….

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Green, Blue and Yellow

I returned late Monday night from my Spring Fling 2012, a five-day visit with Julia. It was wonderful! And as with all getaways, time passed too quickly. Before I get back into full-blown Re-Entry to Reality mode though, I wanted to share with ya’ll (yes, ma’am, I’ve been in the South) some of my thoughts…

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Spring Fling 2012

The birds are chirping (yay!), random ants are appearing on my bathroom counter (boo!), my eyes are puffy and¬†itchy (argh!), the camellias, tulips and azaleas are flaunting their colors, and one of God’s best-ever creations, the sun, is getting all bright and warm. Spring is here! Oh, and visions of Chocolate Bunnies and Marshmallow¬†Peeps are…

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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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