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One Thing & Another
February 25th, 2015 by suzy in Family,House,Jessica 1 Comment

When the storms blew through here earlier this month, they not surprisingly wrenched the tarpaper off the former bathroom window: which was, as Mark puts it, “cancelled” when Rob fixed up the bathroom last year. I don’t think I ever showed you the toilet paper holder he made from copper pipe to match the shower […]

Flea Circus
February 21st, 2015 by suzy in Cats,Country Life 1 Comment

I’m pretty sure a baby’s first bath is much cuter than a kitty’s first bath. It was all my fault, too. Well, that and global warming. Because Audrey is extreme about everything (going outside; coming back in; chasing dogs away; waking up the help), she is also extreme when it comes to fleas. She is […]

First & Last Day
February 17th, 2015 by suzy in Cats,Family,Work 1 Comment

Well, it’s been quite a day. I left home in the foggy, grey dawn, making my way to the county seat for orientation and paperwork for my brand-new job. I gave myself two hours to get there, and I needed most of it, partly for the curvaceous drive and partly to locate the building, which […]

Last Day
February 13th, 2015 by suzy in Special Occasions,Work 1 Comment

My desk on my last day at the jobette Wednesday marked my last day at the jobette, just days after the fourth anniversary of my first day. Fortunately, I was really busy tying up loose ends and making sure that my co-workers had everything they needed to endure my eternal absence, so time flew by […]

Wild Weather
February 10th, 2015 by suzy in Country Life,Weather,Work 1 Comment

Stormageddon III blew into town on Sunday night, taking the power with it. In keeping with the truism that sequels get progressively worse, III was much worse than II. The wind was a fearsome gale, shaking the sliding glass doors and howling around my hippie hovel, sounding much like I imagine a hurricane. I tried […]

Stormy Weather
February 8th, 2015 by suzy in Weather,Work 1 Comment

As sequels usually are, Stormageddon II was much worse than Stormageddon I, which did not live up to the hype. II didn’t get the hype, but it packed the punch. The power went out at my house at 9:30 am on Friday morning. I made sure all the kitties were in, equipped with food and […]

Round Two
February 6th, 2015 by suzy in Weather,Work 1 Comment

So I had the interview for the permanent job yesterday. Fortunately, it was only in the Big Town, aka my usual commute, so I was spared trekking to the county seat. Luck was with me, since the forecasters were predicting another Stormageddon, and I feared the effect on my hair and make-up, but there were […]

Memory Lane
February 4th, 2015 by suzy in Memories 1 Comment

Audrey woke me up from a vivid dream in which I was driving in the snow – which I have never done in real life – and came across my childhood home. In my dream, I asked to look around the old place. Needless to say, it was weird and not at all the way […]