Suzy Says
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September 28th, 2011 by suzy in Cats,Country Life,Family 5 Comments

Well, today did not go exactly as planned. I left the house at the dark and starry hour of 6:30. By the time I got to the store, the sky was brightening, and even at that hour, the ocean was blue. The ocean was also feeling particularly frisky and beautiful today, and it was so […]

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
September 27th, 2011 by suzy in Country Life 3 Comments

Surprise! I came home from the pool* on Saturday to discover that the generator fairy had paid me a visit. Those of you who live in civilization may scoff at the generator fairy, but when the power goes out this winter – and it will – it will be a lot more useful than that […]

Sunday, September 25, 2011
September 25th, 2011 by suzy in Cats 2 Comments

Audrey’s busy being Audrey these days. Staying out all night and wandering back in when I get up at 6:30. Or not. When she’s in, she’s either demanding canned food or insisting on sitting on my lap and licking me until she’s bored and leaves, or goes to sleep, whatever comes first. I think her […]

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
September 21st, 2011 by suzy in Cats 4 Comments

Matched set Being the bad cat parent I am, I failed to keep Clyde in yesterday. It was sunny and warm and he was raring to go. It’s hard to keep one cat in while letting the other two out. And Clyde seemed to feel fine, even though his chin was pretty gross to look […]

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
September 20th, 2011 by suzy in Cats,Family 2 Comments

The patient On Saturday night, I was watching “The Hoodlum” (with Lawrence Tierney, on a brief hiatus from jail, and his real-life brother, Edward) with Clyde cuddled up to me. Clyde’s cuddling style is to stare at me, then jump on my lap, climb up my body, and collapse with his head on my shoulder, […]

A beautiful day for a fair First things first: happy birthday to Rob! He stopped by this morning and when I wished him happy birthday, he looked surprised. I hugged him and told him I was glad he was born. He took a couple of things to repair and vanished after he hugged me back. […]

Friday, September 16, 2011
September 16th, 2011 by suzy in Country Life,Family 1 Comment

So I have kept up with aquafit, even though the year has clearly turned its face resolutely toward winter and it’s now dark when I leave the house at 6:30 am. The splendid pool where aquafit takes place has been struggling to stay open, so they have slowly decreased the water temperature to about 79 […]

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
September 14th, 2011 by suzy in Country Life 5 Comments

The thing about having unplanted plants on your hands is that you have to plant them. Sooner is better than later. But since the soil around my house is hard and unforgiving, dirt had to be imported. Also, it occurred to me that I might want to bring the twin palms with me if I […]

Mugshot Megan was getting ready for work when she discovered that she couldn’t find her handbag. In all fairness, it must be said that she is a little careless of it at times. Mostly it lives on the backseat floor of her car, just as her keys live in the ignition, except when she’s at […]

Thursday, September 8, 2011
September 8th, 2011 by suzy in Country Life 3 Comments

The dilemma Ah, the joys of the listserv… I joined the local listserv back when Erica was looking for a place in or near Hooterville, and Jessica was attending the local school. Now, of course, they are basking in the joys of high speed internet and home-delivered food in Portland, but I got attached to […]

Monday, September 5, 2011
September 5th, 2011 by suzy in Country Life,Family 3 Comments

And in the “never a dull moment” department… My brother woke me up at 1:00 am on Saturday night. Oddly, when the phone rings late at night, I still instinctively think “Mom”. Once I wake up a little more, I think “Rob”. In this case, it was Jonathan, who got a fire call for our […]