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It Takes a Village
August 28th, 2012 by suzy in Bullshit,Family,Friends,Work 3 Comments

On Monday morning, I drove to the new jobette. Needless to say, other people had taken up our allotted parking spaces – we now have signs up, but didn’t then – so I parked two blocks away. At lunch, I went to the car to run some errands. I turned the key and the engine […]

Weekend Roundup
August 26th, 2012 by suzy in Cats,Family,Moving,Work 1 Comment

I slept in until 7:15 this morning! Audrey complained bitterly about the terrible service around here, but the boys decided to have breakfast before bounding out into the foggy morning. Speaking of the boys: I may have solved the mystery of Roscoe’s head wound. The other day, I saw Clyde getting ready to pounce on […]

Letting Go
August 21st, 2012 by suzy in Cats,Moving,Work 4 Comments

Sprucing up There seems to be some kind of bug that is making it impossible to comment. I have notified the Blog Doctor and he is on the case. And now back to our irregularly scheduled program… As I mentioned earlier, the jobette is moving. It’s only about three blocks, but as everyone who has […]

August 18th, 2012 by suzy in Family,Memories No Comments

Dad and Megan at our home in New York State, early 1970s Dad was never much of a swimmer. He’d edge gingerly into the water and finally, when it was inevitable, he’d plunge in – always keeping his head out of the water. He had a style all his own, a sort of determined, modified […]

Parting Gifts
August 15th, 2012 by suzy in Cooking 3 Comments

Before Mark left on his East Coast Adventure, he pretty much emptied his refrigerator into mine. Having been brought up with a horror of wasting food by a father who endured stringent rationing both during and after World War II, it was a challenge to come up with a way to use up the motley […]

Well, I didn’t let the Bad Day get me down. Not completely, anyway. On Friday night, we had a BBQ at the property with my siblings’ land partners, Jennifer and Dave* and our dear friend Lu, who brought her dogs Marco and Harlow, who is Star’s BFF. Marco has suddenly gone blind, so it was […]

Get up early on a non-jobette day and drive to the Big Town. Get stuck behind lumbering RVs and smug Prius drivers who refuse to pull over, even when driving 20 miles below the speed limit. I wish I had a nickel for every time I got stuck behind a slow Prius driver – I […]

House Calls
August 10th, 2012 by suzy in Cats,Family 3 Comments

Convalescing Fun fact: This is my 2,000th post! Is that an amazing achievement, or kind of sad? It did take me 11 years to reach this milestone, so maybe it’s more lame than amazing. Faithful (and even casual) readers know that my sister really is amazing. On Sunday, she happened to be here when Roscoe […]

Grand Reopening
August 7th, 2012 by suzy in Country Life 2 Comments

You may remember that the splendid pool closed in February due to lack of funds. But our little town doesn’t give up that easily. Much as we did last year to save the library, we voted to impose an extra half penny sales tax on ourselves, the proceeds going to keep the recreation center open […]

Well, I’m back on the foggy Coast. I left the jobette on Wednesday afternoon and stopped off in Willits to bring the Chamber of Commerce some brochures. I had never been there before and I was charmed by the fact that the Chamber is in an old train depot, which is still in use by […]

As you all know, I usually dread the advent of August, the Official Month of Death, but its little sister July was such a bitch that I’m actually happy to see July end and August begin. And yes, I do hope the door hit July on the butt on its way out. Hopefully hard. Hopefully […]