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Our quilt theme continued with a visit to the annual quilting show. Megan met me after work on Saturday. She and the dogs had taken a lovely walk on the bluffs overlooking the ocean in the Big Town. You can see that both Stella (left) and Star gave it two paws up: I think Stella […]

Gifts are not a big part of Junapalooza, but the gifts this year were definitely sentimental in nature. Rio, whose birthday it was, asked Megan, Erica, and me to each choose a number from a little bag. Then she produced a basket lined with greenery and filled with delightful, locally produced things: candles, cider vinegar, […]

Summer Job
June 20th, 2016 by suzy in Cooking,Work 2 Comments

It’s a sunny Saturday morning, and I’m back to my old tricks again, working at the jobette. Like last year, I will be working six days a week this summer, until Labor Day or until I can’t take it anymore, whichever comes first. So when I got home from work on Friday, I started making […]

Jessica’s birthday card to Erica Well, this year’s Junapalooza was awesome. Erica decided long ago that she wanted it to be a fancy high tea. I had my doubts, because fanciness and high tea are not what you usually think about when you think about the family estate. But being Erica, she made it happen. […]

Bee swarm Jonathan and Rob kicked off Memorial Day weekend by wrestling a muzzle of bees, as you can see above. Our bees had swarmed and were hanging out in a nearby tree, considering their options, when the boys made their decision for them. They cut the branch holding the bees so that most of […]

Birthday Boy
June 9th, 2016 by suzy in Cats,Schatzi 4 Comments

My Baby Boy I am pleased to say that Clyde’s birthday yesterday was also (mostly) uneventful. The same day my little guy turned 6 years old, I came home to find a mostly intact but decidedly ex baby bird on the carpet. As I disposed sobbily of the sad little unfledged body (to be fair, […]

Uneventful Birthday
June 6th, 2016 by suzy in Cats,Weather 1 Comment

I am pleased to announce that my birthday this year was uneventful. Maybe it’s getting older, or maybe it’s because my birthdays have been on the disastrous side over the last few years (a roadside fire; a power outage; losing the Beautiful June Bug). No news is definitely good news. I was gifted with the […]

I have to admit that I don’t check my post office box very often. People who send me things often ask if I have received them and I am embarrassed to tell them that I haven’t bothered to look. Mostly because no good ever comes of it. This week, I was suitably punished for checking […]