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…


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…


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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