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Freedom Friday
April 28th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Friends 2 Comments

A beautiful day on the coast One good thing about my current inability to sleep is that it gave me an extra long Freedom Friday last week. I had time to cook, do laundry, vacuum, wash the sheets and hang them out in the sunshine. Sheets that have been washed in Caldrea’s neroli and sea […]

The Bad Habit
April 23rd, 2017 by suzy in Cooking,Sports,Work 3 Comments

Well, this is becoming a bad habit. Get up early, go to sleep late, have a series of nightmares that wake me up throughout the night. On Thursday, I got up at 4:30 am, when Clyde joyfully leaped onto my unsuspecting stomach. It is a very effective wake up call, though more enjoyable for the […]

Sixteen Candles
April 20th, 2017 by suzy in Special Occasions 6 Comments

My blog turns sweet 16 today! At least I remembered its birthday. Sometimes I don’t. It’s certainly been an interesting sixteen years so far. Thanks for coming along for the ride! A YEAR AGO: An internet-free anniversary. FIVE YEARS AGO: I forgot that year.

Birthday Girl In keeping with our Endless Winter theme* (always winter and never Christmas!), Jessica’s 14th birthday dawned chilly. A committee of my siblings decided that it was too cold to celebrate at the family estate, instead relocating the festivities to stately Suzy Manor. I was less than delighted by the implementation of Plan B, […]

Tire-d
April 13th, 2017 by suzy in Car,Weather 3 Comments

Dear Winter, How can I miss you when you won’t go away? Love, Suzy It seems that I was overly optimistic about the arrival of spring and the departure of winter. Lilacs notwithstanding, the weather has been doing a pretty good imitation of winter. It was 38F outside and 46F inside this past weekend, and […]

Family Dinner
April 9th, 2017 by suzy in Family,Friends 2 Comments

This month marked what is probably the last inside family dinner for a few months. We had it at Rio’s compound, and the weather was nice enough for us to sit on the front deck in the sunshine with a keg of the cider we made last fall, laughing and talking. Appropriately enough, we were […]

85
April 4th, 2017 by suzy in Family,Memories 3 Comments

Mom and her father Today would have been my mother’s 85th birthday. Sometimes I am surprised by how much time has gone by since we were orphaned. In some ways, it seems like it just happened, and in others that it was so long ago. With the unpredictable elasticity of grief, some anniversaries of births […]

The ballet season has ended, but the play season is just beginning. The stage is set Megan, our good friend Lu and I went to see a play at the local theater in the village on Saturday night. It was called “Morning’s at Seven”, and even knowing that the title comes from Robert Browning’s “Pippa […]