2017

Flooded

Guess what? It’s raining! Y’all can stop your rain dances or waltzes or twerking, we’re good for now, especially in Oroville, wherever that is. I was touched at the international […]

Stormy

Stormy Seas On Fridays, it makes me happy to know that my siblings are happily asleep as I jolt workwards down the muddy driveway in the early morning darkness. The […]

Saturday

For some reason, I decided that this weekend was the perfect time to attempt this unnecessarily elaborate dish for Sunday dinner*. Despite my lack of religious upbringing**, and the fact […]

Surprise

I came home one day to find that I had a new refrigerator. The appliance fairy had apparently come by while I was at work, leaving a gift that kept […]

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 […]

Rained In

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 […]

Muddy

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 […]

Fine

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 […]

Sun & Moon

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 […]

Old & New

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 […]

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 […]

Put a Bird on It

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 […]

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 […]

New Year's Day

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 […]