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Annual Ordeal
July 29th, 2016 by suzy in Bullshit,Work 2 Comments

I got up so early on Hell Day – I mean Staff Day – that Clyde just stayed in bed, like a sane person. Audrey of course bustled out to take on the world and show it who’s boss while I drank coffee and tried to mentally prepare for the day ahead. I was saddened […]

Date Day
July 25th, 2016 by suzy in Country Life,Family 1 Comment

Thursday was date day! I met my friend Randy for lunch and after work, I had Friday eve drinks with my friend Jim. Randy used to own a lovely antique store in the Village. He still handles some consignments, but is mostly retired. He has had a very interesting life so far, having worked at […]

Enjoying the View Saturday was a postcard day, one to gladden the hearts of tourists from anywhere – and they are from anywhere and everywhere. On my way to work that day, I saw plates from Alaska, Utah, Texas, Maine and Wisconsin, as well as the usual Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. There was even a […]

One morning, I heard a text while I was getting ready for work. Usually, texts at 6:00 am are from my sister, who is still at work after her long night shift. So early morning texts do not scare me the way late night phone calls still do*. I went to see what was up, […]

Family Style
July 13th, 2016 by suzy in Cooking,Country Life,Family 2 Comments

I didn’t love being woken up at 5:30 on a Sunday morning, aka the only day of the week I can sleep in. Audrey, however, is uninterested in the sloth of Staff, and in fact deplores it. There are standards to be kept up and doors to be opened, and Her Majesty does not appreciate […]

Lu & Rik’s Wedding Invitation The invitation definitely set the tone for Lu and Rik’s wedding. Drawn by Rik’s daughter Rachel, it invited us to a “BBQ bash and wedding celebration” and “a glorious time with family and friends”. It was all that and more. When I arrived at Rik and Lu’s home after work […]

Whirlwind Week
July 5th, 2016 by suzy in Friends,Work 2 Comments

It was a busy week, full of friends, family, and work! I had lunch with a dear friend on Tuesday. She is scaling back at work since her father was just diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and she wants to spend as much time as she can with him. I really admire her for doing […]

Birthday Girl It’s the ninth anniversary of Audrey arriving on the planet and showing it who’s boss this Saturday. She shows no signs of slowing down or becoming less obnoxious with age. She still terrorizes Mark’s dogs and bosses Clyde and me around. Clyde and I are equal recipients of Audrey’s patented stink eye and […]