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Home Again
February 28th, 2016 by suzy in Cats,Country Life,Family,Travel 1 Comment

My culinary errands were not 100% successful. I found myself unable to face the line at Swan’s. Even at 10:30 am, the line was a block long and my patience wasn’t. I also struck out at Bob’s Doughnuts, where they were sold out of old fashioneds, so I settled for two cinnamon cake doughnuts. Of […]

Farewell Monterey
February 26th, 2016 by suzy in San Francisco,Travel 3 Comments

The dreaming spires of Monterey I’m coming to you from San Francisco, where the foghorns are singing their sad song and the wild parrots are crying out harshly as their green and red wings clatter overhead. And there will be Lemongrass (delivered) for dinner! Before I left the balmy shores of Monterey, I stopped by […]

Monterey Day
February 25th, 2016 by suzy in Travel 3 Comments

Beautiful Monterey Bay I woke up to the shouts of seagulls and a beautiful, sunny Monterey day. It was hard to believe it was February as Wednesday and I headed to the famous aquarium. I even took off my thin sweater and had the windows down. It would have been a perfect convertible day. My […]

Road Trip
February 24th, 2016 by suzy in Cats,Family,House,Travel 2 Comments

You guys! I actually left the County after a year and a half. Alert the media! I’m coming to you from Monterey, where it’s warm enough to have the door of my motel room open at 7:30 pm as I await the delivery of Chinese food. While I love food delivery as much as – […]

And in the “some things never change” department… I spent most of Saturday in a concerted effort to get rid of a secret flea invasion which has made Audrey scabalicious once again. Clyde and I are bite-less, but the delicious Audrey is apparently the French Laundry for fleas, being a destination location for discerning siphonaptera. […]

Friends
February 19th, 2016 by suzy in Cats,Country Life,Friends,Weather 5 Comments

The kitties and I were yanked out of our (in my case) much-needed beauty sleep last night by a wild and crazy storm. At times like this, I wish my house was not quite so well equipped with acres of glass and skylights, since I felt like I was right in the middle of the […]

Drive My Car
February 15th, 2016 by suzy in Country Life,Dogs,Family,Friends 1 Comment

One day last week, I picked Rob up from Lu and Rik’s house on my way home from work. Lu and Rik just got engaged after 17 years together, and the wedding is planned for July 2, so there was a lot to talk about before Rob and I loaded ourselves and the dogs into […]

Graceful
February 11th, 2016 by suzy in Friends,Special Occasions 1 Comment

At dinner after the woodworking show, Dave and Jennifer surprised us by asking us to join them at the Bolshoi Ballet’s “Taming of the Shrew” the following day. Dave is the kind of guy you expect to see ensconced in his favorite chair, watching football with a beer at hand, but it turns out he […]

Spring Preview
February 7th, 2016 by suzy in Garden,Weather 1 Comment

You guys! It was 70 degrees in Hooterville today! It was warm enough to have the doors open(!), and the cats went out to play. In keeping with Clyde’s New Deal, he didn’t venture that far from the house, preferring to bask in the sun on the balcony or just outside the kitchen door, which […]

I met Megan and Rob after work one evening. They were accompanied by the ever-adorable Star and Stella. In fact, Stella was walking Megan as I came out of the door. Stella was quite interested in going in and seeing what my workplace was all about, but we eventually persuaded her that nothing fun ever […]