Rob the Artist

Rob has been taking a ceramics class lately, and I love his new creations. He treats assignments creatively. For example, the assignment was to make a teapot. Here’s what Rob […]

The Intruder

When I go to work in the morning, I leave the doors open, since I am not available to be the cat doorperson while I’m out making money to keep […]

A Bowl of Cherries

I stopped by the family property on my way home from work on Saturday. I found Jonathan working on a ham radio project and Megan chatting with an old friend […]

Sleepover

It was time at last for the (too) long deferred sleepover with Jessica! In keeping with my usual principle of scruffy entertaining (it turns out I was ahead of my […]

Jubilee

The One and Only Today marks the 10th anniversary of Audrey’s less than benevolent reign over my household. An entire decade of being bossed around by a fuzzy, seven pound […]

Junapalooza III

Junapalooza arrived on the heels of a week-long heat wave. I was glad that the temperature for our outdoor celebration was relatively humane, though I also wore my County Fair […]

On the Shelf

‘Memba how the big, blocky refrigerator appeared in my kitchen one day, causing dismay and disarray? Well, Rob scavenged around in his magical Rob way, and found things and stuff […]

Get Together

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 […]

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 […]

By the Sea

After work on Saturday, I met Megan at the Gro. I got there first, so I checked my mailbox, where I discovered some late-breaking birthday cards. Yay! I jumped into […]

Perfect Day (Part II)

We hopped back into Megan’s little red car and continued south on Highway One, past meadows of wildflowers dotted with cows, sheep, and horses, tall, rolling hills, tunnels of windswept […]

Perfect Day (Part 1)

The great lead up to the great day culminated in a perfect birthday. It dawned bright and shiny, as seen from my balcony: I Marilyned* my morning by lounging in […]

Birthday Week

Good mail day So far, I’m favorably impressed with the lead up to my birthday this year. I’ve enough bad birthdays lately ($400 vet bill; 12 hour work day followed […]

Megan's Birthday

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 […]

The Star Patient

The patient in happier times (last week, in the garden) I was just settling down to watch some playoff hockey* and eat dinner when the phone rang. It was Megan, […]

Going In Style

I was chauffeured to the latest Predicta Party in the latest style. Erica and Jessica picked me up in their brand-new Hagmobile. It was quite wonderful to relax in style […]

Flat Out

It really does exist I started the week with a bang – or at least, a flat and smoking tire. As I left the Big Town, I noticed that Wednesday […]

Bookstore Day

It was a beautiful day to go to the bookstore, which is located right across from the street from the ocean. It has its own webcam, in case you want […]

If you think May is too late in the year for power outages, I agree with you. But we would both be wrong. Derby Day dawned bright and sunny, but […]

Margaret: It makes one feel so unstable, impermanent, with all the houses being torn down on all sides. Including, in the foreseeable future, ours. Ruth: Are you having to leave […]