Monthly Archives: December 2012

True Confessions : I faked it

I admit it. I faked it. I'm shocked that I actually pulled it off.  In celebration of my sweet success, I just sequestered myself in my bedroom and burst out in Gangnam Style song and dance! Here's the history, and what happened… I have only the fondest of childhood memories of family sojourns to Porterville's finest Christmas tree lots…

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Deep Breaths and Eggnog

‘Tis the season to be jolly… And busy, and excited, and extra stressed-out. I mean that in a good way. This year our house will be full to the brim on Christmas day! We’ll have a record number — 14, maybe 15 — for Christmas dinner. Besides the usual wonderful suspects, we’ll be hosting Julia’s…

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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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