Boo, hormonal surges. I've been having mild hot flashes these last few days. Could it be a sign of perimenopause? I am the right age. On the one hand, I'd be relieved to be shut of the monthly cramps and mess, but on the other, I would sorely miss my robust libido. How will I write unrepentant smut if all I want to do is read books and eat cake? The day I look at Karl Urban and think, Oh, what a nice young man instead of, Yeehaw! Just let Mama get the saddle out of the barn will be a day of grief, indeed.