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The Office Party
December 19th, 2015 by suzy in Bullshit,Calamity Suzy,Work 3 Comments

It turns out hell is decorated quite nicely Or “How I Learned More Than I Ever Needed to Know About Lottery Tickets”. I should get a t-shirt that says “I survived the office holiday party”. Or maybe a medal… Planning a party for more than 100 people is enough of an undertaking without the Powers […]

Less Dizzy, Less Blonde
November 22nd, 2015 by suzy in Calamity Suzy 1 Comment

I left work early to go to the physiotherapist, whose office is conveniently located a couple of blocks away. They had a cancellation, so I didn’t have to wait until December as originally planned. After filling out the requisite paperwork in the very Zen looking office, I went into the consultation room. I explained what […]

Can You?
October 29th, 2015 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Country Life,Family 2 Comments

The vertigo is fading, though it still rears its ugly head when I lay down my pretty one, and reminds me that it’s still around when I sit up in the morning. I am in line for a referral to a physiotherapist, who is supposed to do some kind of desensitization therapy which I hope […]

Dizzy Broad
October 20th, 2015 by suzy in Calamity Suzy 4 Comments

I thought the cold I had was pretty minor. It was really just a runny nose – no sore throat, no fever, or anything else. However, whatever was going on inside my head was bad enough to leave a seemingly endless case of vertigo in its wake. I wakened last week to find that my […]

Hole in the Head
August 13th, 2015 by suzy in Calamity Suzy 4 Comments

I started the week with losing a piece of a filling. One minute, I’m eating an apple at my desk, and the next, there’s a little black thing in my hand and what feels like a giant hole in my tooth. Uh oh. I immediately headed over to the dental department, which is conveniently located […]

Get Back
June 10th, 2015 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,Weather,Work 2 Comments

Flowers Outside My Office Door It’s been so long since it rained that when the pattering on the roof woke me up last night, I was unable to identify the sound at first. Eventually, my sleep-fogged mind realized it was a light shower. By the time the alarm went off, the showers had departed, leaving […]

In Vein
April 6th, 2015 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Jessica,Schatzi,Work 1 Comment

Poor Change! No-one loves you, including Me. Especially when it includes working eight five days a week. It’s been fifteen years or so since I did that, meaning that I was younger and, as Jessica put it when she herself was much younger, “fresher*”. I also did not have to drive more than an hour […]

On My Way
November 18th, 2014 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Car,Cats,Work 2 Comments

Though I had a lovely dinner with my friends, I managed to spill some of the bouillabaisse I was bringing home with me in the car. It takes special skills, my friends. Or just a Suzy. It was too dark to deal with at the time, but when I opened the car door the next […]

Random Updates
September 13th, 2014 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Car,Cats,Garden 4 Comments

You will be glad to hear that my back is back to its old and now much more appreciated self. I am still trying to remember to be nice to it to keep it in a good mood. A grumpy back is actually more fearsome than a grumpy Suzy. Imagine! In addition to the temporary […]

New Kid in Town
September 1st, 2014 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Country Life,Dogs 2 Comments

Happy Labor Day, y’all! I am celebrating by doing as little as possible, whereas for my hard-working sibs, it’s business as usual. There are no holidays for emergency services*. I did get back to work at the jobette on Saturday, though. I was careful of my back, and let my co-workers know that hauling around […]

Today I felt improved enough to venture a couple of miles down the Ridge to look for a new (to me) doorknob for the other door in the bathroom. You may recall that after buying the new door and accessories, it became painfully obvious that the cheapo knob on the cheapo hollow core door would […]

The Couch Report
August 27th, 2014 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,TV 2 Comments

I’m still on the couch, but I’m getting better. The Magic 8 Ball and I are both pretty confident that I’ll be able to go back to work at the jobette on Saturday. I’m all set up, with pills and water close at hand, along with phone and TV remotes, all the better to watch […]

Treed
August 25th, 2014 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Garden 2 Comments

I am marooned on my couch, hanging out with the lower back pain that showed up like an uninvited guest around dinner time yesterday and has refused to leave ever since. I have texted my boss at the jobette to let her know that I am not coming to work, and Megan to let her […]

Slow Progress
January 12th, 2014 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,TV 2 Comments

Cuddling Cats Yesterday, I woke up to the delightful and unfamiliar sound of rain on my curved roof. I knew it wasn’t enough to banish the drought which was recently declared in our County, but I enjoyed the sound. We got half an inch, but now we’re back to sunny skies (or clear, or fair […]

Unimproved
January 8th, 2014 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Weather 1 Comment

I started the new year with a new Me! A sick Me! Not an improvement over the old Me. I get sick so rarely that when I do, I am sort of offended, disappointed that my vintage body is letting me down. I should probably get used to that instead of experiencing the usual dismay […]

Totally
December 6th, 2013 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Car 4 Comments

The insurance adjustor checked out Miss Scarlett yesterday, and as we expected, the news was not good. The repairs needed to get her back on the road again exceeded her current street value, so they declared her a total loss. The adjustor asked if I could remove my personal items* from the car so they […]

The other day, I got up early, and reheated some leftover coffee instead of making new coffee. I know this unsavory practice horrifies many of you, and I will blame it on early indoctrination never to waste anything. When your father has been through World War II as a child and teenager, his experiences are […]

Get up early on a non-jobette day and drive to the Big Town. Get stuck behind lumbering RVs and smug Prius drivers who refuse to pull over, even when driving 20 miles below the speed limit. I wish I had a nickel for every time I got stuck behind a slow Prius driver – I […]

Scarred
May 19th, 2012 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Cats,Family,Memories 4 Comments

The guilty parties I’m up earlier than I’d like. As usual. When I’d like: 8 am or so. When I am: anywhere from 4:30 to 6:00. If I don’t stop these bad habits, I will never attain my lifetime goal of idle rich. Also, a girl must surely need more beauty sleep as she gets […]

In addition driving me crazy yesterday, Clyde also managed to get between me and the stairs, right before I left for work. I tripped down the last three steps, bruising my left forearm (and butt!) in a horrifying and lumpy manner, and doing something to my right foot which makes me a little limpish. But […]