Monthly Archives: June 2012

Then and Now…

   FROM                                                TO     * Miss                                                    * Ma’am * Red Mustang (miss it :()                 * Silver Acura * Chisled                                                * Fizzled * Bride                                                    * Mother of the Bride * Clean out my closet                           * Clean out my e-mails * Swag                                                     * Sag * Porterville                                          * Sacramento * 1300 square- foot home                   * 2900 square-foot home (thought it was a…

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My Dear Neck ~

My Dear Neck ~ We’re not in our 30’s (or Kansas) anymore. Those were the days, huh? (Sigh.) (Sigh some more.) So I saw some photos of us that were taken fairly recently. I bit the bullet and really scrutinized them. You’re not lookin’ too good, My Dear Neck. And then just yesterday, while stopped…

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Homage to Sacramento !

When you get a chance, please check this out! A piece I did for USA Today (The Pop Traveler) has been published. It highlights 10 of the many things that can be done in Sacramento. I just love spreadin’ some Sac Town love…   http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2012/06/the-pop-traveler-ten-reasons-to-visit-sacramento-calif/1

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How’s your DASH doin’?

In the summer of 1999, I discovered what I think is an extraordinary poem. It really resonated with me then, as I knew my Dad was nearing the end of his life. I remember calling him and Mom and reading them both the poem.  It just felt so good to speak the words to Dad, hoping that in…

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! Emergency Education !

What a week it has been. The excitement began this last Tuesday afternoon. I was told to take my 79-year-old, 4’9″, 102-pound, feverish, in-unceasing-and- excruciating-pain Mother to the Emergency Room. As soon as possible! (Good news: She’s coming home tomorrow from the hospital. More on all of that in another post someday. ) Now I…

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Woops!

Backstory: Julia had been begging me for months to check the expiration date of her passport. (It’s here at home; she’s away at college.) I never did, though. “Julia, trust me, it’s current! You just got it updated a  couple years ago.” (At least it felt that way to me.) You see, she suffers from a severe case of…

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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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