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At least so far. It’s 2:00 in the morning. I made the mistake of taking some Excedrin for my raging headache, with the result that I now have a headache and what I call “aspirin tummy”. Throbbing head; stomach a vat of seething acid. I tried to go to sleep and forget about the whole […]

I thought I’d feel relieved and happy once the whole storage debacle was over, but I don’t, really. Sure, I’m glad that we aren’t spending all that money every month when we have so little to begin with. Yes, I’m glad that I’ll never have to go there again and see the sad remnants of […]

The Long and Winding Road
April 28th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

And I thought I had a rough day yesterday… My brother, sister and I have a tradition* of calling each other when we get home from a visit. Emptying out the storage doesn’t exactly qualify as a “visit”, but we still agreed to call each other. I knew it would take my brother at least […]

April 27th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Well, if that wasn’t a manic Monday, I don’t know what is. I was just settling down to work when the phone rang. It was my brother. Calls before 9 am on my landline tend to be either my boss or my brother (sometimes the same thing), whereas calls before 9 am on my cell […]

Past Imperfect
April 26th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 1 Comment

I’m feeling nostalgic on this sunny Sunday afternoon. Maybe it’s knowing that Mike and Jennifer’s little ones are going to be spending the next few days with their Grandpapa while their parents are (hopefully) in Paris. Maybe it’s the roses blooming so extravagantly in my back yard. Maybe it’s just getting older. Whatever it is, […]

April 25th, 2009 by suzy in Cats,Henry,Moving No Comments

Now that the heat wave is gone and my mind is more or less back in working in order, I’ve been thinking a lot about the great house hunt. It’s probably just as well that I didn’t get that house. I’m not sure I could handle the stress of sudden packing, giving notice, having to […]

My dear friend, the Lipstick Gardener, fierce defender of feral cats, guardian of my kittens’ mother, and all-around Renaissance woman, mentioned that she had some musicians staying at her charming Victorian house. Their names sounded familiar. I dug through my mental attic, finding years’ worth of rubbish, like old high school biology tests and ex- […]

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
April 23rd, 2009 by suzy in Cats,Henry,Weather 3 Comments

View from my porch The heat wave has gone back to hell, where it definitely belongs. Probably good practice for me, though. It’s nice to be able to open the blinds instead of living in the strange, hot gloom, feeling besieged by the relentless sun. The sun is feeling kinder and gentler today, possibly sorry […]

Stylish Suzy
April 22nd, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Remember how I mentioned that my recent Vogue purchase was research? I’ve been doing some fashion and beauty writing for the San Francisco edition of It’s fun, but it’s more work than I anticipated. I have to come up with three story ideas a week, get any additional information I need by phone or […]

April 21st, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 6 Comments

The view from my office window I’m coming to you from my office, high above the streets of San Francisco. I can look down on almost everyone from here. My boss/partner and I share an office, but we’re rarely here at the same time. Today is no exception: I’m here, and he’s somewhere else, possibly […]

Hot Melted Audrey
April 20th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

It’s 96 degrees as I write at 5:30 pm. The sun can’t get its ass out of here fast enough for me today. I’m kind of offended that it chose my blog’s birthday to be so unreasonable, since my dislike of heat is so well-known, but perhaps the sun was just being extra unreasonable in […]

April 20th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 5 Comments

Fear not – it’s not a post about the dreaded Octo-Mom. Nor have I decided to see how far I can push the fertility envelope. (Pause for collective sigh of relief) No, today is my blog’s 8th birthday. Can you believe it? Never has so much been written about so little for so long! I […]

Make Yourself at Home
April 19th, 2009 by suzy in Cats,Henry,Weather 5 Comments

Henry in his tent under the rose bush June & Audrey on the porch All the cats are enjoying the sunny day more than I am. It’s supposed to be 85 today, which is just too hot as far as I’m concerned. Especially in April, when some people are still waiting for Spring to spring. […]

Audrey Takes the Air
April 18th, 2009 by suzy in Cats,Henry 3 Comments

Here’s the baby girl, interrupted during her post-prandial bath on the porch. Cats have no problem bathing in full sight of the neighbors, or, in this case, other cats. You can see Henry’s rose bush in the background. He has a tent under it and his dishes are next to it, and he also has […]

Now We Are Six
April 17th, 2009 by suzy in Jessica 2 Comments

Those in the know of course know that Jessica’s birthday is every April 15th. If you didn’t know, mark your calendars for next year – it’s clearly more important than that silly tax filing deadline thing. Also, shame on you! I couldn’t be there for the celebrations, but I mailed my offering (Cinderella’s Magic Pumpkin […]

Buzzing Around Town
April 16th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 1 Comment

I’ve been a busy little bee the past few days, flitting up and down Market Street wearing slightly more sensible shoes than usual, going from conferences to meetings at the office to fun errands like selling my jewelry* and sneaking into Walgreens to buy Vogue** and antacids. There were two days of conferences, held at […]

Sunny Morning
April 15th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 6 Comments

My kitchen, 7:30 a.m.

Suzy Eyre
April 14th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Few things make a girl feel more like a distressed gentlewoman than selling her jewelry. I almost felt as if I should be clutching a threadbare shawl about my shoulders and writing answers to advertisements for governesses in remote country houses. The possible purchaser (not surprisingly, I haven’t made up my mind yet whether I […]

I finally finished looking through the boxes today. I had originally thought I could get rid of half of them. Ha! I have three boxes of books to be sold, and a box and a half of things for the auctioneer, but that leaves 30-mumble boxes taking up valuable space in my dainty living room. […]

April 12th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 2 Comments

During one of my many recent trips to Petaluma, I noticed that part of the dreaded 580 is officially named the John T. Knox (whoever he is/was) freeway. This is not the kind of immortality I’d like. Dad and I used to talk about everything, and one thing we talked about was having things named […]