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Boomer Girl Diary

Waving goodbye to the wheat
January 15, 2012
Today’s wheat has been engineered to be addictive, just like tobacco. Why do you think we can polish off a bread basket in 10 minutes flat?
Boomer Girl Diary: Resolving to play more Twister in 2012
January 1, 2012
In case you haven’t fully gained consciousness after last night’s champagne-fueled Twister tournament (oh, wait! That was me), today is the first Sunday AND the first day of a new year.
Boomer Girl Diary: Recalling MawMaw
December 18, 2011
Cathy offers a touching remembrance of her mother-in-law, costume jewelry and all.
Boomer Girl Diary: It’s a dog’s life at 3 a.m.
November 20, 2011
It’s a weird and wacky world at 3 in the morning.
Boomer Girl Diary: Weathering the DASH Diet
November 7, 2011
Winter is a blessing for Cathy, who loves cold-weather clothing and comfort food, but this year promises to be different now that her husband’s on the DASH Diet.
Boomer Girl Diary: A love-hate relationship with Halloween
October 16, 2011
Cathy catalogs some costume successes and failures throughout the years.
Boomer Girl Diary: Mining for liquid gold in my own back yard
October 2, 2011
An impending trip to the veteranarian forces Cathy to get up close and person with cocker spaniel.
Boomer Girl Diary: New ‘do a don’t
September 18, 2011
This week, while the rest of the world fretted over the unemployment rate, government debt in Europe and the possible dismantling of the Big 12, I was having a full-tilt tizzy over my crowning glory. It was a haircut that — through no fault of my wonderful stylist — went horribly, horribly wrong.
Boomer Girl Diary: The real value of work
September 4, 2011
It’s no secret that the job market is unforgiving, but the true value of employment extends beyond a paycheck.
Boomer Girl Diary: Weddings then and now
August 21, 2011
Cathy has a wealth of weddings to witness in the next two months, which prompts me to examine how nuptials have changed since my “big day” in 1979.
Boomer Girl Diary: Enough already
August 7, 2011
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I’d like to use the next 750 of them to file a complaint about the rash of “look how freaking hot it is” photos circulating the interwebs this week.
Boomer Girl Diary: Dog day blues
July 17, 2011
With the heat index tipping 110, Cathy Hamilton finding it difficult to keep a sunny disposition.
Boomer Girl Diary: Working to slack off
July 3, 2011
Traditionally exercise-averse, Cathy may have found her recreation of choice.
Boomer Girl Diary: The perils of pop-ins
June 19, 2011
My dad’s been gone for over three years now, but each Father’s Day, while bittersweet, gets a little easier to take. Especially when I focus on one of my favorite Dad stories, like this one.
Boomer Girl Diary: Wretched wabbits
June 5, 2011
Hating bunnies. Is there a faster, more direct, one-way ticket to Hell than that?