Moody doesn't quite cover it. Volatile would better describe the way some of us are lucky enough to feel, the week before our period. I'm considering starting a support group for those of us that suffer from PMDD, also known as Psychotic Menstruating Diva Disorder.
The truth is, I have microscopic boobs. Phil Mickelson's are bigger. Perhaps my husband might have more judiciously said that I'm "fashion model-sized" up top, but I'm okay with his answer. Lucky for me, my husband is a leg and butt man.
My 18-year-old daughter is going through a really rough time these days and my heart is just breaking for her. I do not know how to fix her troubles but I did share with her these traditional ways of dealing with a crisis situation.
It has to do with avoiding five types of people who suck joy out of a room the way air gets sucked out of a pressurized cabin in "Snakes on a Plane." You need to protect yourself when you're near these people; they are seasonal vampires.
Earlier this year, I turned 50. It was mostly a non-event as I've been telling people I am 50 since I was 42. Adding years to your actual age always elicits a 'you look good for your age' response and I am not against shortening my life span for a compliment.
Her heroines were witty and perceptive even while being vulnerable and appealing; they were independent and capable, yet filled with that weird fear of overdoing everything or doing everything wrong that engulfs the most stunningly competent woman.