Tag: midlife

Wide U.S. Open!

This past Saturday my friends Fran, Debi and I went to the US Open in Pinehurst for the day. I’m no expert on golf. I leave that to my husband, Lee, who has been down there all week covering the event. But when it comes to getting in trouble, the three of us gals can…




Marriage and the Whole Picture.

What’s wrong with this picture? The bed is made. The duvet cover is from Pottery Barn. I have the cute accent pillows and Lee’s lovely framed prints on the wall that match the color scheme of our room. There’s harmony going on in the middle. It’s the opposite sides of the bed that tell it…




Word of the Year Is…

…SELFIE. It’s official! The Oxford Dictionaries has declared 2013 the year of the selfie. http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/11/word-of-the-year-2013-winner/ To Thy Own Ego Be True. Please, selfies aren’t visual snippets of real life. They’re another calculated self-promotional tool for the young. Mutinous Midlife, Unite! We stormed Facebook. Now it’s time to change the face of the selfie. My good…




Embrace the Fake

My daughter, Charlie, loves acrylic nails and a change in hair color. She has a belly button ring and three tattoos. To really get me going she’ll even joke about getting breast implants. When I ask her about all these artificial enhancements Charlie responds, “I embrace the fake Mom, it’s what makes me real.” Now…




The Hand That Bit Me!

Maybe starting a blog this week isn’t such a good idea. I’m so caught up with memories and filling my ceramic owl bowl from Cracker Barrel with candy that only my husband Lee and I will eat. We live on a six-acre horse farm in the country on the outskirts of Chapel Hill. No kid…




Time for a change?

I feel a midlife blowing in and I’m ready to write about it. I love this time of year. It’s why I chose this week to launch my blog. Those green leaves of summer that had the weight of mother nature to nurture and protect, no longer give a damn. They can now show off…