Suzy Says
Radio Nowhere
September 29th, 2016 by suzy in Friends,Special Occasions 1 Comment

The Stage Is Set I ended my sunny Saturday by meeting Megan and Lu in the Village for dinner and a play. Megan and Lu were already at the table by the time I arrived. We had a simple, salad-y dinner while we caught up on each other’s news. Lu was just back from a […]

Now & Then
September 25th, 2016 by suzy in Bullshit,Country Life,Work 3 Comments

Saturday Morning Alert the media, y’all! I slept in until it was sunny out on Saturday morning! It is amazing how a good night’s sleep can improve a girl’s outlook. I slept badly during the recent audit ordeals, despite logging long hours under a lot of pressure, and I think it all finally caught up […]

At the Fair If it’s the middle of September, it’s time for the County Fair! It was a Magical Microclimate Tour as Megan and I drove from the chilly, foggy Coast through the redwood forests to the golden Valley, where it was about a million degrees and achingly sunny. Megan’s parking karma held true as […]

First things first: it’s Rob’s birthday! As soon as it’s a reasonable hour by Rob standards, I will wish him happy birthday and remind him of how happy I am he was born. His Rob-ness never ceases to delight me, from his view that the dump is a two way street to his wry sense […]

Goodbye, and Good Luck
September 15th, 2016 by suzy in Country Life,Family,Friends 1 Comment

I woke up early on Sunday and crept downstairs to make coffee (and more importantly, let Her Majesty outside). It made my heart smile to see Ben sleeping peacefully under Nana’s quilt. I really grew to love that kid in the short time he spent here. After we had coffee together, he packed up his […]

BBQ Party
September 10th, 2016 by suzy in Country Life,Family,Friends 2 Comments

The Orchard After the delights of the circus, we headed over to show Ben the delights of the family estate. As an engineer, he was fascinated with the solar arrays, batteries to store the power, and all the other intricacies of the system as well as the fact that the entire place is powered only […]

I am pleased to announce that Ben was able to stay! We met up after I finished work on Saturday and headed for the inimitable Flynn Creek Circus, its distinctive red and white tent flapping in the evening breeze. Inside, we perched on ornate, wrought iron benches and watched the antics of a very determined […]

A Visitor
September 3rd, 2016 by suzy in Friends 2 Comments

You guys, there is a young man sleeping in my house! Two, if you count Clyde, cuddled up next to me on this foggy morning. Ben, the first one, is sleeping peacefully on the couch under Nana’s restored quilt. I have to say that quilt has been getting a lot of use since Erica and […]