Monthly Archives: September 2012

Falling For Purple

The morning air’s getting nippy. The leaves are losing their green-ness and will soon be showing off their just-this-side-of-neon colors. The sunshine, sadly, is taking more time off from work each day. Fall is here… I’m already missing the summer sweetness of cherry tomatoes, having to water my potted plants every other night, and the…


Let there be light !

Or NOT… As we age, light can be cruel and harsh.  I know:  You 40- and-under brats will not relate to, or understand, a thing about which I’m going to tell you. Midday sun is unkind. Fluorescent lighting is intensely unpleasant. Overhead fluorescent lighting is downright horrifying. Which is why I’m in love with my dimmer switch. Yep…my dimmer…


Just one more time

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Thirteen years ago today. September 13, 1999. The day my Dad passed away. Life has not been the same, or as sweet, since. Losing him has created a massive hole in my heart, in my life, in my family. Because he left way too soon — when he was a young and vibrant 67-year-old, and…


What I know right now

As of today’s date, September 6, 2012, this is what I know. For sure.   The Today Show blew it when they fired Ann Curry. I’m pretty sure I like the smell of geraniums. “cancer” will never earn the right to be capitalized. The Supreme Court isn’t that supreme. The latest Cheerio TV ads are…


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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