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Sunny Sunday

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...

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Thanksgiving Roundup

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...

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Weirdsday

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...

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The Snag

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...

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A Slight Change In Plans

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),...

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Suzy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

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,...

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Early Morning Update

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...

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Argh!!!

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.

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Fabulous

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...

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Aglow

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...

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Thanksgiving

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...

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Trash Talk

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...

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Discoveries

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...

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Investing

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...

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La Brocanteuse

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...

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Past and Present

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...

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Contagious

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....

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Flapdoodle

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...

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Mistaken

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...

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