Suzy Says
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Nothing takes a girl’s mind off divorce paperwork and restraining orders like a drive down the coast to see a burlesque show, n’est-ce pas? After work on Saturday, Miss Scarlett and I drove the serpentine road to the south coast. The scenery was breathtaking and I wished more than once that I didn’t have to […]

Courting
March 29th, 2013 by suzy in Bullshit 3 Comments

On Monday, I went to the courthouse at lunch to file the divorce papers. I kept setting the metal detector off, but they must have deemed me non-threatening, since they let me in so I could get in line. There were two women ahead of me in line. One of them was trying to get […]

Moving Ahead
March 26th, 2013 by suzy in Bullshit 4 Comments

I wish my days “off” were more like Ferris Bueller’s… On Friday, I got up early for a conference call, then did a load of laundry and hung it outside. First time this year! Then I packed my dysfunctional vacuum cleaner into a huge, unwieldy box and stuffed it in the backseat of the car. […]

Traffic
March 24th, 2013 by suzy in Bullshit,Country Life No Comments

Big River Usually, my idea of traffic is having to wait for two other cars to turn onto the highway from our rough country road – especially if they’re not related to me. Actually, the major annoyances for me when driving are people who drive below the speed limit and won’t pull over, and the […]

Spring?
March 21st, 2013 by suzy in Garden,Weather 2 Comments

Yesterday was the first official day of spring, or the Vernal Equinox as the scientifically and paganly inclined would have it. Here in Hooterville, it looked a lot more like winter than spring, being rainy, windy, and cold-ish. It’s been a strange winter. We were slammed with storms early in the season, racking up six […]

Birthday Dinner
March 19th, 2013 by suzy in Cooking 3 Comments

On Dad’s birthday, I woke up in the 4:00 darkness. I tried to go back to sleep, but gave up around 5:00 and just got up. Sleeping is not something my family does well, and once we’re awake, that’s pretty much it. I was hoping to sleep in, since it was Sunday and one of […]

Dad’s Birthday
March 17th, 2013 by suzy in Dogs,Family,Memories 2 Comments

As always this time of year, Dad has been on my mind more than usual. Having said that, not a day goes by that I don’t think about him, and I don’t expect that to change. On Thursday, Megan and I shared a glass of wine and toasted Dad: “Here’s to the Old Bear. He […]

Try, Try Again
March 9th, 2013 by suzy in Bullshit 8 Comments

Even though it’s no longer the New Year – when does a year stop being new, anyway? – I’ve been trying to get the chaos of my life a little more in order. Or, you know, in order at all. I started by collecting all the crap I need for taxes. Mine are kind of […]

A Check Up
March 5th, 2013 by suzy in Dogs,Family,Schatzi 4 Comments

At the vet’s Megan and I took the 15 year old Miss Schatzi for a check-up last week. It’s been over a year since Dr. Carl alerted us to the Swiss Cheesiness of Schatzi’s bones, and five months since she last saw Dr. Karen, so it was time for a check-up. When a dog gets […]

The other day, I got up early, and reheated some leftover coffee instead of making new coffee. I know this unsavory practice horrifies many of you, and I will blame it on early indoctrination never to waste anything. When your father has been through World War II as a child and teenager, his experiences are […]