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Women of a Certain Age

Kimberly Anger
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  • Kimberly's blog celebrates the trials and tribulations of being "a woman of a certain age."
Sunday 11/27/2011
Who said he could leave the court?

Like a great number of women my age, I have adult children. Getting to this point has been a combination of joy, struggle, frustration, happiness and pride. There have been millstones and milestones as they have reached new levels of responsibility and achievement.

Posted in Women of a certain age on Sunday, November 27, 2011 9:43 am. Updated: 6:09 pm.

Thursday 11/17/2011
Keeping it real in the ’burbs

I went for a morning walk earlier this week. Because the mornings are crisp and clear, this is my favorite time of year for walking. As I walked along I was enjoying an eclectic selection of music on my iPod. It started with Toad The Wet Sprocket's Dam Would Break, followed by I Shouted Your Name by Curtis Salgado, Blondie's Dreamin' and then I'll Be Here Awhile by 311. See? Quite the varied playlist and I was secretly congratulating myself on my musically open mind.

Posted in Women of a certain age on Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:07 pm. Updated: 6:09 pm.

Sunday 11/13/2011
Some stories simply do not end ... ever

Many years back, in my teens, my mom casually mentioned that when she was in her 7th month of pregnancy with me, she threatened to miscarriage. This wasn't an informational exchange, this was just conversation. I asked her what happened and she told me she took a drug, went to bed and rested. Oh, and she couldn't hang out wash until after I was born. One day before Mom's due date I appeared; all 8 pounds, 12 ounces of me. Fat, pink and healthy...kind of like today. So can we assume the story ended well?

Posted in Women of a certain age on Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:42 pm. Updated: 6:10 pm.

Sunday 11/06/2011
Get her some sweatpants! STAT!

I know I've written about blue jeans before, but like a dog with a bone, I just can't seem to let it go. Most people absolutely love jeans. To quote the advertisement produced by the cotton industry, they are the fabric of our lives and as meaningful to many as food and water. Even little Max knows the difference between "pants" and "jeans". Sorry, but I do not share this love affair with man's oldest fashion, right after animal skins.

Posted in Women of a certain age on Sunday, November 6, 2011 9:50 am. Updated: 6:10 pm.

Sunday 10/30/2011

In the opening credits of the movie The Blind Side, Sandra Bullock narrates the preceding play and epic career-ending injury Joe Theismann sustained during an NFL game. She explains in detail which player missed his assignment and allowed Lawrence Taylor to hit Theismann from his blind side. After that, the movie pretty much was lost on me.

Posted in Women of a certain age on Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:49 pm.

Thursday 10/27/2011
The ugly side of nature

"With wings spun of silver and hearts of gold, these tiny creatures our hearts behold. With angelic features and colors so bright, make even the heaviest heart seem light. The magical way they flit through the sky, they appear, then vanish in the blink of an eye. They're sending a message for us to retrieve: Anything's possible for those who believe!" - Christopher Griffiths

Posted in Women of a certain age on Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:28 pm. Updated: 6:10 pm.

Monday 10/24/2011
They were Ohana to us Haoles

We recently took a trip to Oahu. It was after our son's wedding and we figured if they could go on a honeymoon, so could we. Our 29th honeymoon to be exact. (I'll add a note here about those who think Oahu is all flash and traffic and tourists and LA-like development. Well it is in some places but there are other parts of the island that are just magical and I'm glad we chose to go back)

Posted in Women of a certain age on Monday, October 24, 2011 3:15 am. Updated: 6:10 pm.

Tuesday 10/11/2011
Now the fun begins

It was the perfect wedding. The sun smiled down on them as they exchanged their vows and then sealed them with a kiss. Then they danced back down the rose petal lined aisle to join their family and friends for photos that would forever capture the moment.

Posted in Women of a certain age on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 3:15 pm. Updated: 6:10 pm.

Sunday 10/02/2011
If it’s pink ... it must be October

I know right up front this blog is going to offend the sensibilities of some breast cancer survivors and their supporters; yet I persist.  

Posted in Women of a certain age on Sunday, October 2, 2011 7:17 pm. Updated: 6:10 pm.

Sunday 09/25/2011
Why I'll never be the ‘Get off my lawn’ gal

Its Sunday evening and I'm sitting at my computer.  There is a huge window next to the computer and with this welcome change in the weather, it is wide open.  Its dark out but I can hear the neighborhood children playing in the street.  Young voices running and laughing and being children.  That wonderfully innocent song of kids enjoying the late summer evening.

Posted in Women of a certain age on Sunday, September 25, 2011 7:32 pm. Updated: 6:10 pm.