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Surprise!
March 30th, 2012 by suzy in Friends 3 Comments

Nothing cheers up a girl after a hard week of screwing up like an unexpected gift from a wonderful friend. Imagine my delight in discovering in my mailbox, along with a jury duty summons and a car insurance bill, an interestingly rattling box. When I got home and opened it, I discovered that it was […]

The Screwup
March 28th, 2012 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,Work 4 Comments

Maybe I need a reminding sculpture. Or a whole pad of neon Post Its. Or a personal assistant. Or a brain transplant! If Dick Cheyney can get a heart transplant, it just goes to show that you don’t have to have the original organ to get it replaced… Lately, my brain has not been functioning […]

Remembering
March 27th, 2012 by suzy in Dogs,Family,Schatzi 1 Comment

Megan’s Boss We all have little tricks for helping us remember things. Post-Its on the mirror so we are reminded of mundanities like picking up milk while applying our DiorShow mascara. The classic string tied around the finger (though I’d probably forget why I tied the string there in the first place, and then I’d […]

Springing Ahead
March 22nd, 2012 by suzy in Country Life,Garden,Weather 2 Comments

We had a brief break from the seemingly endless rain today (though it’s supposed to make a return engagement for another week starting tomorrow. It’s like Barbra Streisand’s farewell concert), so I emptied out the rain gauge (two and a half inches) and took a look around the rain-swept garden. Come and look at what […]

Well, it’s been storming up a storm out there. There’s another two inches of rain in the gauge – maybe more – and the frogs are peeping up a storm. Frogs rejoicing in the joy of rain is usually a winter sound around here, like chainsaws (for clearing trees and branches fallen in storms) and […]

81
March 17th, 2012 by suzy in Family,Memories 3 Comments

Today would have been my father’s 81st birthday. He never cared that much about his birthday – though he went along with how much I care(d) about mine; our plans for my 40th birthday were to go to Pompeii together, so I could be around things that were older than Me – and he would […]

Stormy Weather
March 14th, 2012 by suzy in Country Life,Weather 5 Comments

As the year slides forward into spring (don’t get me started about the clocks going forward an hour, plunging the kitties and me back into the hated morning darkness), it seems to be slipping back into winter. All the rain we didn’t get in January and February seems to be descending on us now. One […]

Catching Up
March 11th, 2012 by suzy in Country Life,Family,Friends,Garden 3 Comments

Being swamped with work from both the Job and the Jobette has made me too sleep and time deprived lately to give you the lowdown on what’s been happening around here. Amazingly, things other than work and more work have occurred. Such as… My neighbor Jim stopped by, bearing gifts. This is my very favorite […]

Doings
March 3rd, 2012 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Country Life,Family 1 Comment

One thing about being sick is that it gives you time to notice how your house is slowly descending into chaos around you. Dishes and laundry remained undone; dust and spiderwebs accrued at an alarming rate; gravel and pine needles drifted unchecked across the battered wooden floors. I’d notice all this, and then just go […]

Well, Le Bug has finally begun to loosen its Vulcan death grip. Sure, I cough myself awake a couple of times a night, and am still the major Kleenex consumer on the west coast, but I was well enough to go back to the jobette this week. It was a week that reminded me just […]