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Archive for November, 2012

   Nov 29

Happiness Is a Warm Puppy

Jarrett and Archimedes The day after Thanksgiving, Jarrett met his new puppy, Archimedes*. Monica met us in the Village, with the puppy, his crate, blankets, a leash, and a package of information. Everyone who adopts a dog from Daisy Davis Pit Bull Rescue gets a package of information about the breed – misconceptions, history, facts […]

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   Nov 28

And We’re Out

Right before I left for the jobette this morning, the power went off and on a couple of times, and then off. I called PG&E on my cell phone, and was unfortunately the first person to report the outage on this dark and stormy day. The Ridge’s ditches were full of water and the road […]

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   Nov 24

Thanksgiving Memories

The day after Thanksgiving, inside… …and outside! So much has happened since I last wrote that I hardly know where to start. It was a really wonderful Thanksgiving. My little house was overflowing with friends, family, and food. Good thing we had the outdoor seating area as well as the indoors. The turkey cooked a […]

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   Nov 22

Ready, Set…

The secret to surviving Thanksgiving – as with most things – is to plan ahead and prepare as much as possible. The jobette very sweetly gave me yesterday off, so I started off by roasting chestnuts (for stuffing) and pears (for the salad). While they were roasting, I dug up potatoes from the buckets of […]

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   Nov 20

New Beginnings

It’s a blustery day here in Hooterville – the kind where the wind chimes sing merrily of power outages, and you wake up to find that your purple honeysuckle has been swept off its feet. I will need to borrow a cup of Rob, like I did a few days ago when the sliding glass […]

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   Nov 16

Garden Notes

Stevie, my former neighbor, has moved to Hawaii, where she is hopefully being welcomed by the goddess Pele. According to Stevie, if Pele doesn’t like you, you’re out. Kind of a cosmic club bouncer. Before Stevie moved to Club Pele, she gave me some lovely parting gifts, such as this stunning 12 year old Japanese […]

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   Nov 14

The Play’s the Thing

Just two short days after the election, I set off in the deep rural darkness to see a political thriller. You’d think I would have had enough political thrills and chills that week, but you’d be wrong. My brilliant co-worker at the jobette – the same one who predicted the election results and the Giants’ […]

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   Nov 11

Beginnings and Endings

I guess I – and you – should just get used to the time lag between things happening and my reporting on them, if you haven’t already. I am now writing about a long, long time ago, about last Friday. In fact, it was last Friday. One of the many things I love about our […]

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   Nov 07


Our Beautiful First Family First things first yet again– it’s been a momentous week or so. Despite the predictions of a friend who called the President’s re-election almost perfectly at 304 electoral college votes versus the actual 303 (he also accurately predicted the Giants’ world-series winning sweep of Detroit last month), I was pretty nervous […]

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   Nov 04

A Happy Halloween

Halloween dawned appropriately gloomy and sinister looking. By late morning, it was, as my late, great stepmother used to say in her rich, plummy voice, “simply tipping it down.” The rain gauge later informed me that we got more than an inch of rain that day. Erica tried to bribe Jessica into staying home that […]

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