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Dark
August 16th, 2019 by suzy in Country Life,Library,Memories,Work No Comments

The Naked Ladies are flaunting their pink, leafless blooms by the side of the road, and you know what that means: high beams have made their unwelcome return to my morning commute. I need a flashlight to get to the car, and I am extra vigilant looking for the wildlife hanging out or meandering on […]

Hello
July 21st, 2019 by suzy in Family,Work No Comments

Here’s to me! Well, hello there! I have not, as you may have suspected, fallen off the edge of the earth, which is perilously nearby. But I was swept away by a work tsunami, which we all know is the worst kind. We had two events in one week, so in addition to those days, […]

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 […]

Grateful
June 19th, 2018 by suzy in Country Life,Work 1 Comment

Despite the recent minor health and car problems, I have been trying to focus on the many things I have to be grateful for. My sister coming to my rescue with cold remedies; my brothers coming to my rescue with car remedies; a few minutes to cuddle with Clyde before the alarm goes off; an […]

Wild, Wild Life
February 24th, 2018 by suzy in Bullshit,Work 1 Comment

Well, Thursday was a day and a half. Or maybe more… It kicked off with a power outage about 10 minutes after I arrived at work, out of the proverbial, and in this case, literal, blue sky. In keeping with the theme of the day, the weather would alternate in a schizo manner between blazing […]

Smallville
February 11th, 2018 by suzy in Car,Country Life,Family,Work 1 Comment

It was the smallest of small town days. The tone was set right from the start, when I arrived at work to find Megan’s car already there. Knowing she had just finished the third of her 12 hour night shifts for the week, I wondered what she was doing there. She was planning to finish […]

Luna-cy
January 31st, 2018 by suzy in Country Life,Work 1 Comment

My friend the Moon has been showing off this week! Yesterday, she was huge and golden, beaming down on the black trees and the quiet ocean. I could almost hear her laughing, and I gasped with shock and delight at my first sight of her as I drove down the Ridge in the early morning […]

Back Up
January 21st, 2018 by suzy in Country Life,Dogs,Work 3 Comments

It took me three tries to get home on Friday night. Wednesday and I had turned onto the long driveway, with its astonishing collection of water filled craters (or super puddles), and I was looking forward to an adult beverage after a long and crazy week at work of preparing for the annual fundraiser, among […]

Cats & Dogs
January 10th, 2018 by suzy in Calamity Suzy,Dogs,Work 1 Comment

The Plague is finally beginning to lose its death grip on our heroine, but after all this time, I am still not fully restored to health and sanity, though of course I am back at work, having burned through 42 hours of paid time off without the advantages of having fun, getting rest, or restoring […]

Aftermath
December 27th, 2017 by suzy in Special Occasions,Travel,Work 1 Comment

While the rest of you were celebrating your Christmas, I was cleaning up after ours. Every year I tell myself not to bother cleaning up before hand, and every year, I ignore my own well-meant advice and am annoyed/horrified by having to re-clean everything I had cleaned the day before. This year, of course, was […]

Frosty Solstice
December 22nd, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Weather,Work 1 Comment

I’m sitting in bed with the heater and Audrey purring away (Clyde has been Adventure Boy lately, spending more time in the woods than I personally enjoy). I got up when it was actually light out, turned the heater on, made coffee, and took it back to bed. I love doing that. It’s been pretty […]

The Party
December 17th, 2017 by suzy in Work 2 Comments

I survived the office holiday party! It was a marathon, though, with days of planning and decorating and blasting down the Ridge in the early morning darkness. This may well be the perfect song to listen to when driving winding roads under a blanket of stars and beside the moonlit ocean. This year, the person […]

A Loss
August 11th, 2017 by suzy in Work 1 Comment

The official month of death kicked off with the unexpected loss of a coworker, Carol, on August 1. She had been fighting lymphoma, but we all – including, I think, her – expected her to return to work. She was admitted to intensive care on Tuesday, and because this is not just a small world […]

Encore
July 30th, 2017 by suzy in Bullshit,Work 1 Comment

I (barely) survived the ordeal of the annual Hell Day Staff Day. This year Staff Day Eve was very nearly as bad as Staff Day itself. It was certainly a longer one, clocking in at 13 fun-filled hours as technology rebelled and I honed my non-existent catering skills. The Powers That Be decided that this […]

Summer Saturday
July 26th, 2017 by suzy in Family,Friends,Work 1 Comment

Megan drove me to work on Saturday. As you know, I love being chauffeured or chauffeused, and it was nice to relax in Megan’s little red car while she steered us toward the Big Town in the summer traffic. As we drove, she told me that one of her coworkers was stuck in a long […]

Get Together
June 21st, 2017 by suzy in Family,Friends,Work 1 Comment

On my way home from work on Saturday, I stopped at the Gro for cracksicles. They are delicious pomegranate and cherry popsicles, made of fruit and juice with chunks of fruit in them, and around here, the only place to get them is the Gro. At the Gro, I discovered that they were out of […]

When Worlds Collide
June 17th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Work 1 Comment

It was a wildlife extravaganza on my way to the jobette this morning. Bunnies seemed to having a convention, hopping around and across the Ridge before vanishing into the bushes with a flick of white cotton tails. Quail twinkled across the road like the opening credits of the Partridge Family, and a pair of young […]

If it’s Memorial Day weekend (and it is), I must be back at the jobette and it must be Megan’s birthday. I started working Saturdays again yesterday. The many people who have worked there since I (more or less) left have changed things around a lot, so it looks very different while still being familiar. […]

The Bad Habit
April 23rd, 2017 by suzy in Cooking,Sports,Work 3 Comments

Well, this is becoming a bad habit. Get up early, go to sleep late, have a series of nightmares that wake me up throughout the night. On Thursday, I got up at 4:30 am, when Clyde joyfully leaped onto my unsuspecting stomach. It is a very effective wake up call, though more enjoyable for the […]

Stormy
February 11th, 2017 by suzy in Country Life,Weather,Work 1 Comment

Stormy Seas On Fridays, it makes me happy to know that my siblings are happily asleep as I jolt workwards down the muddy driveway in the early morning darkness. The driveway is puddlier than ever thanks to the stormy visitors we have had lately. I am beginning to think that whoever did those rain dances […]