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Archive for March, 2013

   Mar 31

La Soirée Enchantée

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 […]

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   Mar 29


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 […]

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   Mar 26

Moving Ahead

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. […]

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   Mar 24


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 […]

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   Mar 21


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 […]

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   Mar 19

Birthday Dinner

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 […]

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   Mar 17

Dad’s Birthday

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 […]

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   Mar 09

Try, Try Again

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 […]

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   Mar 05

A Check Up

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 […]

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   Mar 02

Technical Difficulties

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 […]

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