Monthly Archives: January 2013

I was the perfect parent — until I had kids

I remember like it was yesterday — although it was 26 years ago — that Chuck and I vowed to each other, after our sweet little niece Jessica had just consumed a rather large piece (in reality, one-inch square) of chocolate fudge — that our children would never, ever (and I mean never, everrrrr) have such…


Weighty issues

W E I G H T. What's yours? I know — you're not about to tell me. Nor will I share mine with you. Ever. Even though it's just a number, and even though you have eyes and can see my relative bulk and amplitude, and even though you could estimate, probably pretty accurately, what my number…


Opening Doors

Gosh, I haven’t talked to you since…last year. Good to be back in the blogosphere. I hope you had yourself a very Merry Christmas, and that 2013 will be splendid.  The year is a week old already, and I’m just now beginning to come out of my post-holiday mini funk… …Because it was so much fun having my…


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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