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Archive for February, 2010

The Veil Lifts

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

I’ve decided to come right out and get the following down. I’ve been agonizing over how to word it, how to do the experience justice, how to stylize my prose. But in the end, all that is stopping me up, so I’m going to recount my Dr. Carolle visit best I can without engaging the [...]



It’s Not Who You Know, It’s What You Know

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

  Curriculum Vitae: A banana brain, nose job candidate, constipated, 34C.   I’ve lived a lot of places in my life, and nowhere has seemed as small town as the suburb I call home today. Everyone knows everything about everyone and Good Lord, you don’t want to make a wrong move…kinda like when a married [...]



Well At Least My Family Loves Me

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

I’m appearing on television in about a week. As is often the case with me, I am freaking the frack out. So I thought I’d “practice” being on camera so I don’t look like a weirdo dough-face on the morning news.   After making the below video, I am happy to report that I learned [...]



Listen, Listen

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

“Come in,” she said. “This is your home.”   And that’s how it began.   I’d come to Dr. Carolle in a last-ditch attempt to understand what was happening to me: the anxiety, the forgetfulness, the bodily changes. I had no where else to go, that’s how it seemed. Until she welcomed me home.   [...]



As The Life Turns

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Just a quick update on yesterday’s meeting with Dr. Carolle:   It was transformative and probably life-changing.   I simply can’t wait to tell you EVERYTHING. Even if it’s embarrassing to me. Like that’s anything new.   XO.  



PROMPTuesday #95(a): A Classic (Again)

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

YEP, I’m re-running last week’s prompt.   There are acorns! Acorns. If that’s not a story starter, I don’t know what the hell is…   So….   Here’s the genre: Cheesy romance.   Here are the prompts: Butter knife, roaring fire, acorns.   You know what to do. (But if not? Click here) And if [...]



The Saga Continues

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

If you’ ve read this blog for any length of time, you’re no doubt aware that I’m having major hormonal issues. At the risk of boring everyone completely, I am again documenting my struggle in this space. The imbalances in my body continue and I am truly, truly at the end of my rope. For [...]



Good Things

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

  Hello there! Where have you been? As for me, I’m back in the green after spending a week in Big Bear battling frigid 60-degree temps and pouring endless cups of hot chocolate. We’d promised the kids snow, and by God, He complied, even if the balmy weather belied the alpine vibe just a tad. [...]



TUNE IN TOMORROW

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

I’m making PROMPTuesday a day late. It’ll be posted this time tomorrow.   The reason is? Snow. Lots of it. Also I’m squirreled away in a mountain cabin and still in bed.   I do think I smell coffee downstairs though and is that bacon wafting on the cool alpine wind?   Why I believe [...]



The Bra Whisperer

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

I’m pretty modest. As in I don’t usually walk around naked or talk dirty, which was a real problem for me in the early ’90s when I shared a house with a “budding” actress who’d stand freshly showered in my bedroom door and flash me while feeling herself up. Turns out I’m not too progressive [...]



Oh No, She Di’int.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Look, I’m as irritable as the next person. Or the 10 next persons. So I get it. I understand wanting to tell the screaming kid next to you in Panera to shut up, or shouting at the idiot in the turn lane who is texting and ignoring the green GO arrow. I really, really feel [...]



PROMPTuesday #94: The First Two Lines

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Here I am! Late, I know.   So let’s get right to it…   Finish this story:   I gripped the steering wheel with both hands as flat white land rushed by, punctuated by the occasional scrawny tree. After three months of winter, the snow had hardened into a slab of gleaming marble…   Please [...]



The Hormone Highway* (UPDATED)

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Seriously, what are us forty-somethings doing about hormones run amok? Is it just me? I’m a leaky little boat bucked about on the hormone tide and I have had quite enough.   The latest is:   Continual night sweats   Boobs that hurt   Joints that hurt   Head that hurts   Uterus that hurts [...]



How Not to be a Mother

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Today before Toots’ kindergarten day began, I found out that she’d ripped the head off a toy that belonged to her friend’s sister. As the mom told it, Toots snapped the head off and laughed evilly when the little girl who owned it turned red. The story was corroborated by Alexa’s friend. Now, the mom [...]



PROMPTuesday #93

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

It’s been about a year since I last posted Elizabeth (“Eat, Pray, Love” author) Gilbert’s TED talk on creativity. Her take on the creative process is fascinating and liberating, and begs the question posed for today’s PROMPT:   What is creativity to you?   This is a boundary-less and limit-less prompt. You can write what [...]