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Girl Day!
April 30th, 2012 by suzy in Family,Friends,Garden 2 Comments

On Friday, I postponed work and all other obligations to spend the day with my sister. We’ve both been so busy lately that we’ve hardly seen each other. I was shocked to realize that even though Megan has had her new car for almost a month, I hadn’t been in it. That alone tells you […]

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
April 28th, 2012 by suzy in Cats 1 Comment

As for my own kitties… We had a summer preview last weekend, with temperatures hitting 80. I dragged the fan out of the shed and brought it upstairs (it gets hot up there if it’s over 65 outside), and went to the Gro for Otter Pops. Needless to say, the weather changed to rain and […]

Digital Digit
April 27th, 2012 by suzy in Cats,Work 4 Comments

Digit sitting in the window behind my desk I know you’ve all been dying for more pictures of Digit, the office cat, and an update on how she’s doing. So far, so good! She hasn’t tried to escape, which surprised me. She lounges on her giant beanbag bed and watches the UPS guy, Roger the […]

Office Cat
April 23rd, 2012 by suzy in Cats,Work 6 Comments

Meet Digit, the office cat! My co-worker Erin and I have been (subtly) campaigning for an office cat at the jobette, facing opposition from our dog-owning colleagues. Finally, Erin was able to persuade the CEO that we needed a cat, for mouse hunting purposes as well as decoration and purring purposes. And, you know, giving […]

Number Nine
April 18th, 2012 by suzy in Jessica 2 Comments

Those in the know know that every April 15 is Jessica’s birthday. Far more important (and enjoyable) than filing income taxes is finding the right gift. Despite the fact that Jessica is the least material of children – when Megan asked her what she wanted for Christmas last year, Jessica replied, “a candy cane” – […]

Last Day
April 15th, 2012 by suzy in Cats,San Francisco,Sports 5 Comments

Well, my last day in the City did not go exactly as planned. I packed my bags and the car and otherwise managed to kill a couple of post conference call hours in the early morning. Around 9:30, I set off for Swan Oyster Depot, knowing that they open early. What did not know is […]

April 13th, 2012 by suzy in San Francisco 3 Comments

Storm clouds on Polk Street Well, here I am, ending my trip as I started it, with a pre-dawn conference call. I’m drinking reheated coffee from the French bakery, which I bought just for this purpose, figuring that it would be better than the dreaded in-room coffee. So far, I’m right, though I managed to […]

View from the Top
April 11th, 2012 by suzy in San Francisco,Work 4 Comments

Conference day dawned cloudy, but not rainy, as predicted. I disguised myself as a responsible adult and hailed a cab. Other than the driver, the whole thing was computerized, with a disembodied voice informing me how to exit safely, and a printed out receipt which said “Happy Cabbing” on it. Is there any other kind? […]

April 10th, 2012 by suzy in San Francisco,Work 1 Comment

Well, it’s been a long day. It started at 5:30 am, when my Moonbeam alarm clock kindly flashed its rays over my sleeping face. I almost sobbed as I turned it off in the rainy darkness. Roscoe didn’t bother moving. I was sufficiently caffeinated to hold up my end of a 6:00 am conference call. […]

Spring Planting
April 8th, 2012 by suzy in Country Life,Garden 4 Comments

It seems kind of unfair that you don’t get Easter baskets as a grown-up, which is when you need it most. I’d love to wake up to a basket full of chocolates and cuteness and then test my ability to eat the chocolate before noon. You can skip the marshmallow Peeps and substitute a mimosa. […]

Mom’s Birthday
April 4th, 2012 by suzy in Family,Memories 2 Comments

Teeny picture of Mom at her parents’ house Today would have been my mother’s 80th birthday. She lost her long, valiant battle against cancer seven years ago this summer. She was a fighter, and fought until the end. Her ability to withstand pain and not complain about it was astounding. Sometimes I wonder whether she […]

Apparently, March did not get the whole “in like a lion, out like a lamb” memo. It both came in and went out like a particularly rambunctious and attention deprived feline. Or, you know, an Audrey. I woke on Saturday night to rain and wind battering my hippie hovel. I checked all the doors to […]