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Sunny Sunday
June 15th, 2014 by suzy in Family,House,Uncategorized 3 Comments

Sleeping It Off Well, here’s what’s happening around my house on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Roscoe is sleeping off his late night* on top of the armoire, a favored place among the cats. It is equipped with a quilt for their napping pleasure, and is the highest point in the house, so whoever is up […]

Wow, I really have a lot of catching up to do! Today I’m getting ready for a quick and business-like trip to San Francisco, and I haven’t even told you about Thanksgiving yet. In keeping with the the theme, I was clearly having too much fun at Thanksgiving to take pictures. I took pictures of […]

January 11th, 2013 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

When I arrived at work on Wednesday, my co-worker Erin told me that when she arrived at work that morning, she found both front doors unlocked. There’s a door that leads to the lobby, and another door that goes into the shop/office. Erin went in and called out, looking for intruders. Fortunately, no-one had decided […]

The Snag
December 14th, 2011 by suzy in Uncategorized 6 Comments

The house was a chilly 44 degrees this morning (that’s about 6 measly degrees for the non-Fahenheit among us, if my math is right. And that’s a big if) and barely 32/0 degrees outside. I put on the heater before I even fed the cats or put on the coffee. I was just sipping my […]

A Slight Change In Plans
June 20th, 2011 by suzy in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Surprise! Rob’s surgery is no longer scheduled for Friday, June 24. It’s now scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, at 10:00 am. UCSF called this morning and told them of the change of schedule. Megan found someone to substitute for her tonight (she had already taken Tuesday and Wednesday off), and went to the store to […]

Mike’s most recent post reminded me of a long-ago episode in the sitcom of my life, starring Dad, Self, and a cast of thousands. Spiders, that is. I spent a summer brat-bashing on the French Riviera when I was in my teens. Despite the presence of, you know, children, it was pretty much the best […]

It’s 4:30 in the morning. Do you know where your Suzy is? Sitting by the heater with the radio on, blogging and wondering if the rain is ever going to stop. Not when, if. I passed when sometime in March. It’s not supposed to be raining this time of year, and we’ve had nearly 50 […]

December 26th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

I lost another post, thanks to the terrible internet service. Gah!!! So you’ll have to wait until I finish throwing a temper tantrum to read my reconstituted post about Christmas. Sigh.

December 6th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 7 Comments

I just had some really bad in-room coffee and burned my tongue. The beverage which I sort of enjoyed turned out to be extremely hot. Maybe I can sue the motel and stay somewhere better next time. Actually, the room is, as Jacques Pepin would say, pairfectly fine, and it is conveniently located within walking […]

December 4th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

On Thursdays, it’s my turn to make dinner. My sis is coming off three twelve hour night shifts, and is exhausted. I don’t know what she did before I lived here, but I’m glad to take that burden off her overburdened shoulders*. This week was much worse than usual – she’s been having pain and […]

November 28th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

This sleeping beauty was awakened with a kiss on Thanksgiving morning. My sister stopped by on her way home from work to make sure I was awake. She even made coffee, and there are few things nicer than lying in bed and smelling coffee you didn’t have to make yourself. After checking with Erica, I […]

Thanksgiving Morning
November 27th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 6 Comments
Trash Talk
November 23rd, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

The road to town The town You have to get a lot more up close and personal with your garbage here in Hooterville. I mentioned earlier that I invested in allegedly animal-proof garbage cans when I moved here. I say “allegedly” because so far they have remained animal-proof, but I’m figuring that it’s a case […]

November 22nd, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 4 Comments

I’ve made some fun discoveries during the un-fun process of unpacking. I found my grandparents’ wedding announcement (they got married in a field of flowers on a summer day with one attendant each, so Nana’s parents sent out “At Home” announcements after the fact. I wonder if there was a great big noisy fuss over […]

November 21st, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Frost burning off the post* Yesterday it was raining so hard that it woke me up before 6:30. I lay there listening to the rain on the curved roof, wondering if the power would go out, and realized that the propane heater needs electricity to start and stop, just like my gas oven in Oakland. […]

La Brocanteuse
November 19th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Apparently, I have a boat. I really shouldn’t be surprised. James was the king of the pack rats. I’m not sure that he ever threw anything away, just in case it came in handy one of these days. And to be fair, both he and my brother have shopped the junk piles in the woods […]

Past and Present
November 18th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Yesterday’s rain, today’s sunlight My new house and I go back a long way. My brother lived on this property for fifteen years or so, and my sister and brother-in-law have lived here for a decade. James and Rose, who lived here before me, were friends as well as neighbors and landlords. Our good friend […]

November 17th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Swine flu* is just so passé. All the cool kids have library-itis. Its onset can be insidious. You can have a library card for years, lurking in a drawer or making your wallet a little snugger than you’d like, but never take it out or even think about it. But when you come into close […]

November 16th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Audrey on the porch It soon became apparent that my in-house doorman* gig had to end. The door in question is this one, which separates the (somewhat heated) living quarters from the (completely unheated) studio. The studio was where Rose created her pottery – her kilns are still there – and now is home to […]

November 15th, 2009 by suzy in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Library Literary Cat One of my few talents is being able to spot a misspelling or typo at twenty paces. I rarely read a book without finding at least one spelling or grammatical mistake*. I guess that makes me pretty white, but I can’t help it. Possibly it’s the aftereffects of having an utterly useless […]