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January 31st, 2017 by suzy in Work 1 Comment

Well, I survived the annual scourge of the work fundraiser. Barely. It was as Sisyphean as I remembered. No matter how many hours I worked, I never got the things done I planned/needed to, making me feel both incompetent and stupider than usual, feelings I do not enjoy. And being loaded down with event-related duties […]

Rained In
January 26th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,House,Weather 1 Comment

Megan and I had grand plans to see the Bolshoi Ballet performing “Sleeping Beauty”, but Mother Nature had other plans. The appointed day dawned dark and dreary, and as the day went on, it got rainier and rainier. We already knew that the Road to Civilization was flooded and closed: and that it was very […]

Muddy
January 22nd, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Garden 2 Comments

I finally got around to clearing up the worst of the storm damage around my house. Several good-sized limbs had been removed from trees, and a couple of smallish trees were uprooted. I dragged the corpses out of the way and into the remaining woods. I didn’t rake up all the smaller fallen pieces, though, […]

Fine
January 19th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life 2 Comments

On a sunny Saturday morning, Megan and I headed to the Big Town to see the fine woodworking show. Rob, who is a pretty fine woodworker himself, was unable to accompany us due to other pressing wood-related matters, like gathering more firewood before it started to pour again. I missed his insight and perspective – […]

Sun & Moon
January 16th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life 3 Comments

Cheers! Megan wakes up after her long night shifts on Thursday afternoons, and I get home from my day shift just a little later than that, so we decided to head out to the Ledford House to enjoy the sunset together, even though it was a school night for me and Megan had just finished […]

Old & New
January 13th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Family,Friends 1 Comment

Twelfth Night fell on a Friday. I left work early that day to go to Angelika’s little salon in the big woods. Among my Christmas gifts this year was a gift certificate to get my hair highlighted, so off I went to get both my hair and my spirit refreshed. Not only does Angelika do […]

Tempestuous
January 10th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Weather,Work 2 Comments

It was sleep in your sweater night at stately Suzy Manor last night! I accessorized my sleep sweater with the latest in sleep hats. It is so wrong to see your own breath in your own house. The power obdurately continues to be out. We are solidly in Day Three now. Not only that, but […]

Put a Bird on It
January 7th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Weather 2 Comments

Stormy Saturday to you! The wind is howling, the glass wind chimes are tinkling frantically, the frogs are peeping with joy at the pouring rain, and I’m waiting for the power to go out. It has already blinked off and on again twice, so I’m writing on borrowed time. [Update: Power went out at 6 […]

Night and Day
January 4th, 2017 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,Work 3 Comments

Nothing like a bad night’s sleep to set you up for a weird day at work, I always say. Clyde the cat decided the middle of the night was an excellent time to leap on my unsuspecting form. Like most males, of the feline persuasion or otherwise, he is decidedly pro-boobs*, persistently making them both […]

New Year’s Day
January 1st, 2017 by suzy in Cats,Country Life 3 Comments

New Year’s Day arrived with a bang at Suzy Manor – literally. Clyde was exploring the impressive collection of Christmas cards on the shelves by the tree, and in his excitement, he managed to knock off and smash the beautiful little ornament which was one of the gifts I saved to open on Christmas evening: […]