Monthly Archives: October 2018

Enchanting

Megan and I were not in a hurry to get home that sunny Saturday afternoon. We had often driven past The Madrones, but never stopped in. We decided this was the day. The Madrones, named for the tree, includes lodging, a spa, a charming shop or two, and a...

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Lunch

Beautiful Downtown Boonville When I woke up the next day, it gladdened my Grinchy heart to peek over the driftwood railings at Jessica, sleeping peacefully on the couch in her fuzzy skeleton PJs. I sneakily fed the cats and made coffee, following my usual weekend routine of drinking coffee...

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Sleepover

The first thing when planning a successful sleepover is to get the right assortment of snacks: Salt and vinegar chips, Pringles, Starburst, Almond Roca thins (did you know those existed? If not, go and get some. You can thank me later) and Jessica’s favorite Whoppers pretty much covered all...

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Pearls

One day as I stepped out of the shower*, my pearls slipped from around my neck to the bathroom floor. After nearly 30 years of dedicated service, the string of pearls John gave me for my 30th birthday** had broken. It was time to get them restrung, but it’s...

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Updates

Other than the Case of the Missing Landlord* and the plumbing mutiny, here’s what’s been happening in and around Stately Suzy Manor. The Epic Dental Safari: I went to see my dentist after the hell of the root canal. It was supposed to be for a minor surface filling...

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Ghosted

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always broken up with (or been broken up with) in person. Maybe it’s old school, but there’s never been a Post-It or ghosting involved. Until now. One day, I discovered that my landlord Mark and his wife Citlali had suddenly decamped to...

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