2017

Entrenched

‘Memba Mark’s winter trenching project? It has reared its ugly head again. It was a sunny Sunday, and I was watching hummingbirds buzzing around the garden and two yellow butterflies […]

Touring

I put on my tour guide hat the next day and took our visitors to the Village. The entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places, and appears […]

Evening

We left the Fair as the sun began to set, casting a rosy golden glow over the Valley: I love the look of the rolling golden hills, dotted with the […]

Fun Fair

I left work early on Friday. I went home, got changed, and hopped into Megan’s little red car to go to the County Fair. This year’s Fair had a special […]

The Wayward Ways of Cats

Stately Suzy Manor I really don’t know why we call ourselves cats’ owners. Clearly, it’s the other way around. At least at Stately Suzy Manor, Audrey is Lady Violet and […]

Near and Far

I met up with my former boss and a mutual friend at the bar of a historic oceanfront inn for a drink and to catch up on their traveling adventures. […]

Grilled

My (now older) brother’s birthday fell during the Worst Long Weekend Ever. His birthday, near or on Labor Day, (allegedly) ends the summer, and my sister’s, on or near Memorial […]

Worst Long Weekend Ever

Welcome to hell! You’ll hate it here! I was rewarded for having the temerity to take two days off after working six days a week all summer by a heat […]

Delicious

I worked my last Saturday last week. It was nice to share the magic of this place with the visitors and make a little extra money, but I am glad […]

Come back, Fogust! Both of my brain cells may have melted yesterday. I didn’t dare to consult the thermometer outside, but it was still 86 in my house when I […]

I’m sorry to report that high beams* season is already upon us, as the encroaching darkness starts its long slide into winter, when I will be driving in darkness both […]

Sunset Slipper

A week of fog lifted, and Megan and I decided it was a good time to go to the Ledford House again. Although it is conveniently located right across the […]

It’s been 16 years since that fateful early morning phone call when my sister told me our father was gone and our lives changed forever. It was 6 am in […]

Meanwhile, back at stately Suzy Manor, our heroine was being annoyed by a persistently dripping tap in the kitchen. It’s hard to ignore the repetitive and irritating sound when your […]

The official month of death kicked off with the unexpected loss of a coworker, Carol, on August 1. She had been fighting lymphoma, but we all – including, I think, […]

Our long-time friend Carrie came up to visit from Oakhampton, with her 15 year old daughter Miranda and Miranda’s posse of besties. I was pleased to learn that Carrie asked […]

I may have spoken too soon about finding no unexpected appliances or bird intruders in my house. I came home from work one day this week to find a very […]

I (barely) survived the ordeal of the annual Hell Day Staff Day. This year Staff Day Eve was very nearly as bad as Staff Day itself. It was certainly a […]

Megan drove me to work on Saturday. As you know, I love being chauffeured or chauffeused, and it was nice to relax in Megan’s little red car while she steered […]

It’s been a less than stellar week in SuzyWorld™. To be fair, I did bring some of it on myself*, like scheduling the masochistic extravaganza of a dental cleaning and […]