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Monday Listicle: Seventy!

My mom turned seventy exactly a week ago.  Seventy! She doesn’t look seventy, or act seventy—whatever that means these days—but nevertheless, that’s what the calendar says, so that’s what she must be. She’s got mixed feelings about hitting this milestone—or rather, having this milestone hit her—but she is handling this birthday as she has handled just about everything else in her life: with grace and good cheer. I wanted to …

in which i pull down the blinds and hop around

First I had to shut the blinds.  No, first I had to make sure the kids were asleep, then I had to shut the blinds.  I don’t want to be responsible for sending peeping toms into cardiac arrest. Then it was just me and…it. Alone together. Twenty minutes later, I was sweaty and sore, and harboring very nasty feelings towards the person responsible, who smiled and told me everything was …