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But it hasn’t all been divorce and (melo)drama. A couple of weeks ago, we had a lovely Friday evening. Megan and I went to the Village to look for books for Jessica’s birthday, which, as every right-thinking person knows, is every April 15. Originally we were looking for books on Hindu mythology, but we struck […]

One of Those Days
April 27th, 2013 by suzy in Bullshit,Dogs,Family 2 Comments

Well, yesterday was not fun. It kicked off with a series of conference calls at 7 am which ran until 1:00 pm. When they ended, I headed to the Big Town to meet with the Family Law Facilitator again. She is in the Big Town one day a month; otherwise, she’s at the county seat, […]

On Friday, I wrapped up some work and some presents for Jessica and headed over to the family property for Jessica’s birthday BBQ. It had been a while since I’d been over there, and things are rocking and rolling in the garden: Those are onions and garlic in the foreground, with a new frame for […]

Megan’s way of welcoming me home As you can see, Megan replenished the laundry supplies while I was gone. Megan’s little house has wiring even more eccentric than mine, and considerably weaker. She can’t run a washer or dryer, so she uses mine. She usually keeps the laundry room supplied, but due to one thing […]

Home Again
April 18th, 2013 by suzy in San Francisco 3 Comments

I’m back home in sunny Hooterville. The kitties came running out to see me. Even Audrey the Grumposuarus wanted to be petted, and later crashed out on the top of the armoire as if relieved to no longer be in charge. I cuddled the boys – Audrey does not tolerate the indignity of such things […]

Sunny & Careless
April 17th, 2013 by suzy in San Francisco,Work 1 Comment

Well, the conference is over for another year. It was interesting and I learned a lot (though some of it was a little depressing as far as a world economic view), but I’m ready to go home to the kitties and not have to wear uncomfortable dress up clothes for a while. I meandered back […]

Well, today didn’t turn out exactly as planned… I woke up before the alarm at 5:45 am and made some bad in room coffee, then repaired back to bed to read my fan mail and gradually come to terms with the horrors of waking up. Eventually, I got in the shower, armed with Lush soap […]

Birthday City
April 15th, 2013 by suzy in Jessica,San Francisco 2 Comments

First things first: happy birthday to Miss Jessica, who turns ten today. Ten, folks. Double digits! We are having a family barbecue for her on Friday, since I am currently in San Francisco. Megan told me that she called Jessica last week to ask her what she wanted for her birthday dinner, but Jessica was […]

I’ll Drink to That
April 13th, 2013 by suzy in Country Life,Family 3 Comments

After Megan and I closed up shop on Saturday, we stopped at the garden center to get my delayed ground cover: It’s a plant called Lithadora, which sounds like a Harry Potter character, and this type is named White Star. I think it will look nice with the heather* and alyssum in the areas by […]

It wasn’t all storms last weekend, though. On Friday, I did an extra shift at the jobette to finish up a project. I finished about half an hour later than I expected, crushing my grandiose dreams of stopping at the nursery for more ground cover. I had an appointment with the wonderful Angelika that afternoon […]

A Dark and Stormy Night
April 8th, 2013 by suzy in Weather 4 Comments

It’s been a strange winter. We had storms and power outages much earlier in the season than usual, and last night, we had one much later than usual. I woke up around midnight when the power went out. Even though it’s always quiet here, I guess the sudden total silence instead of the humming of […]

Breakfast of Champions
April 4th, 2013 by suzy in Country Life 2 Comments

On Sunday, I woke up to the sound of birds singing and the ocean pounding against the rocks and cliffs. I drove homeward through the same striking scenery, really pleased that I had taken the time to explore a different part of the County. I stopped in the town of Elk (population 200 or so, […]