Suzy Says
Radio Nowhere

As winter (allegedly) comes to a close and (allegedly) makes way for spring*, so does the ballet season. Megan and I headed to the beautiful South Coast on a grey and overcast day. At least it wasn’t raining and none of the roads were closed or had closing potential, as they did the weekend we […]

Serendipity
March 24th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Dogs,Friends,Jessica 1 Comment

All in all, it was a pretty good day. ‘Memba the giant bottle of cheap red wine that appeared at Thanksgiving? I used some of it to make black bean soup, but that barely put a dent in the ocean of inferior oenological product. I decided to leave it at the Gro, where I imagine […]

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March 20th, 2017 by suzy in Family,Memories,Special Occasions 2 Comments

Dad’s birthday dawned sunny and beautiful, but it was a sad one for me this year. Some years I am filled with how lucky I was to have such a wonderful father and friend, and other years it just makes me so sad he is gone. This was one of those years. To make things […]

Random Notes
March 16th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life 1 Comment

I avoid the news now like the plague it is, but I keep abreast of important matters on the local message boards. We have had an avian theme lately: Predators have reduced our small flock to one lonely hen. Anyone in a similar situation? You take my 2 year old hen into your flock, or […]

Whether
March 11th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Garden,Weather 3 Comments

“I’m the Whether Man, not the Weather Man, for after all it’s more important to know whether there will be weather than what the weather will be.” — The Whether Man, “The Phantom Tollbooth” Well, our whether has varied widely over the past week. Last weekend, it hailed up a storm – about half a […]

More Cats & Dogs
March 8th, 2017 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats 1 Comment

One of the side effects of the mystery ailment is a certain grumpiness and intolerance for nonsense, especially kitty-based nonsense. Unfortunately for me, Clyde’s interest in naughtiness remains unabated, and he has also decided that now is the perfect time for him to up his meowing game. I disagree with him strongly on this point, […]

Marooned
March 5th, 2017 by suzy in Calamity Suzy 2 Comments

I am coming to you from the couch, where I am ensconced with several feather pillows (did I ever mention my pillow addiction? I think the usual number residing on my bed is around eight. It’s less than half that on the couch, though they are beaded and/or velvet to make up for it), and […]

Chilly
March 3rd, 2017 by suzy in Family,Friends 2 Comments

I missed the Polar Plunge last year since I was in Monterey, being dazzled by the amazing Aquarium and delighting in the sandy beaches and farmstands. So I made sure to be there this year. It was a cold and windy day as Megan and I pulled up behind the ambulance. Our good friend Lu […]