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Chemicals 1; Humans 0

May 7, 2016


I went to the Mom 2.0 conference last week. I didn’t attend the conference itself, just drove down and spent the night nearby so I could see a few friends, most especially Schmutzie, who is well worth driving for.

A bunch of people didn’t recognize me. I know it has been a while, but I recognized THEM. I wondered if it was my haircut or my glasses or the fact that I am fat again. But on the other hand, I wasn’t that surprised.

When I was sitting on the table at my doctor’s office, getting my hormones changed up for the third time (it’s as much of an art as a science, people), I complained to my physician’s assistant, Karen “I don’t feel like myself anymore.”

“That’s what all my menopausal patients tell me,” she said.

It was kind of a relief to hear external validation. No one feels like themselves.

It’s not US. It’s the chemicals.

I am here to admit that I haven’t felt like myself for over a year now and it has pretty much sucked. I haven’t been myself. I feel like a drone circling an empty parking lot, endlessly, my little video camera waiting for something interesting to happen.

The hormones are starting to kick in. I can feel it. There’s still a bunch of parking-lot-circling going on, but I can see something on the horizon. Maybe at BlogHer, I will be recognizable again.



  1. byjane permalink
    May 7, 2016 14:52

    I dunno…I sure recognize you from your writing.

  2. dwookus permalink
    May 7, 2016 16:09

    Have you tried not taking the hormones?

  3. May 7, 2016 17:03

    I loved seeing you, even the not-yourself you🙂

  4. smacksy permalink
    May 7, 2016 17:27

    Happy to see you! The hormone thing is totally an invasion of the bodysnatchers situation over here. Xo

  5. Anonymous permalink
    May 7, 2016 21:58

    Just visiting for the first time; great page. Will come back for more.

    • Anonymous permalink
      May 7, 2016 21:58

      Gheesh; this is Karen Mondragon

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