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October 6th, 2018 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,Country Life 1 Comment

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 and to get the night guard**, […]

Ghosted
October 2nd, 2018 by suzy in House 2 Comments

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 Southern California somewhere. They took everything […]

Fair
September 26th, 2018 by suzy in Country Life 1 Comment

But it hasn’t been all dental nightmares. At least, not entirely. Megan and I intended to meet Erica and Jessica at the Fair that Friday, but fate and dental issues had other plans. That was the day I went to the walk in clinic, and by the time I was seen and picked up my […]

Painful
September 22nd, 2018 by suzy in Bullshit,Calamity Suzy 1 Comment

When we last saw our heroine, the right side of her formerly lovely face was swollen up like the Great Pumpkin. She figured she should give the antibiotics time to work, and the swelling would go away. As so often happens, she was wrong about this, because the swelling mutated overnight and started creeping under […]

Ouch
September 14th, 2018 by suzy in Calamity Suzy 3 Comments

I’m coming to you from Dental Hell. I’ve been here since Sunday, and I really don’t recommend it. Stay away if you can! On Sunday, the right, lower side of my mouth was bothering me. This was the site of the last filling, which took an hour and a half to complete, and which I […]

Progress
September 10th, 2018 by suzy in Cats 1 Comment

There were some breakthroughs in Kitty World this weekend. First of all, they were all on the bed at the same time on Sunday morning: On the weekends, I like to take my laptop back to bed with my coffee, and the cats decided to join me. Of course, they only do this kind of […]

Updates
September 6th, 2018 by suzy in Cats,Family,Friends,Memories 1 Comment

I took a couple of days off around the Labor Day weekend, and I am pleased to announce that nothing horrible happened for a change. Faithful readers may remember that when I took time off last Labor Day, it was about 5,000 degrees every day, and when I went to Eureka over the Christmas holidays […]

Dodge
August 29th, 2018 by suzy in Cats 1 Comment

I am pleased to announce there is a new member of the family. Meet Dodge! A stray cat followed my coworker Susan* home from the Dodge dealership. He was so friendly that he chased after her like a dog, and she eventually picked up and carried him for a couple of blocks to her house. […]

Seventeen
August 22nd, 2018 by suzy in Family,Friends,Special Occasions 1 Comment

The old man himself at Point Reyes, New year’s Day, 2000 I spent the morning of the Evil Eighteenth cooking, as I often do. Something about Dad’s birthday and deathday seem to inspire me to cook, wishing he was there with me. We never got in each other’s way in the kitchen, which is a […]

One Week
August 17th, 2018 by suzy in Bullshit,Weather,Work 1 Comment

Darkness is creeping back again. If it weren’t so foggy in the mornings this week, I would have put the high beams on. I am always glad to see the fog, though this summer, it hasn’t been as cool as I would like even when it is foggy. I can’t remember the last time I […]

Moving Along
August 13th, 2018 by suzy in Country Life 1 Comment

As everyone who has ever moved knows, part of the whole lengthy and unpleasant process is going through all your stuff, discarding some and packing others. Megan and Rob are in the throes of this right now. One of the things they no longer have space for is this charming tilt top table: A friend […]

Moving On
August 8th, 2018 by suzy in Country Life,Family,Memories 1 Comment

Every morning now I check the progress of the wildfires on the Cal Fire website. Overall, containment is up, but it seems that the Ranch part of the Mendocino Complex fire keeps losing containment. It’s down to 20% today. Overall, containment is at 46%. Full containment was originally projected for mid August but has been […]

Changes
August 4th, 2018 by suzy in Country Life,Family 1 Comment

Megan is moving! And she’s moving soon. Our good friends and my siblings’ land partners, Dave and Jennifer, found a fabulous mobile home for sale down in the Bay Area, where Dave works during the week. They went to check it out with Megan and Rob one weekend and everyone liked what they saw. Dave, […]

Burning
July 29th, 2018 by suzy in Country Life 1 Comment

It’s not looking good It was a tough week. With prep for the annual staff day, the day itself, and the aftermath, I logged too many hours of overtime this week, all of it while still in the throes of my my aching back. I was very glad when Friday evening finally arrived. Just as […]

Aerial
July 23rd, 2018 by suzy in Country Life,Special Occasions 1 Comment

Step right up! I was glad to see the red and white striped tent appear in the Village, since it could only mean one thing: Flynn Creek Circus was back in town! Megan and I had bought tickets well in advance, and when the day arrived, we were both in somewhat bad moods after a […]

Aching
July 18th, 2018 by suzy in Calamity Suzy 1 Comment

I am coming to you from my couch, instead of my office, where just this Monday I was surprised by the unexpected appearance of beach lavender in my sea urchin dish: Beach lavender was a new flower to me. It’s like upscale baby’s breath, with little purple flowers. I also found a bag of still-warm […]

The Play’s the Thing
July 17th, 2018 by suzy in Country Life 1 Comment

A postcard day It was a postcard day as Megan and I headed to Point Arena and points beyond. I’m always happy to be chauffeured by my little sister, especially since it gives me time to admire the passing scenery, which was definitely scenic. It was a beautiful day, like a postcard, the sea deep […]

Quilted
July 11th, 2018 by suzy in Country Life 1 Comment

It was time for the annual quilt show, something I look forward to each year. The exhibit is held in the elementary school in the Big Town. Even though school is out, and my school days are long behind me, there’s something about being in a school building that just takes you right back to […]

Unknown
July 4th, 2018 by suzy in Country Life,Family,Weather 1 Comment

I am happy to report that I am sitting in bed with both cats at the luxurious hour of 8:00 am. There is no Evil Death Star blasting through the skylight and blinding me. Also I am actually wearing my bathrobe (the old red fleece one from the Gap that I have had since I […]

Hot Times
June 30th, 2018 by suzy in Cats,Country Life,Weather 1 Comment

If it’s Saturday, it must be scorching… The last two Saturdays in a row have been hot’n’heinous, reaching 90 in my bijou residence. And that’s downstairs, where the propane heater gives a readout of the room temperature. It was still 86 downstairs when I went to bed upstairs in the sleeping loft, cursing James’ genius […]