Saturday, March 1, 2008

Five (or was that seven?) Random Things About Myself...

In the forground is the Forsythia
before I killed it and in the background
is the privet in need of a hair cut.
I don't have a clone, gardener, or an assistant (thanks Gig!),
so cut me some slack. Oh, and the pretty
pink number in the background is of course, Oleander.
The photo is taken from the kitchen window.
~~


Okay...Cecile and Inner Voices are protesting outside and the police arrived. Good Lord I think I'm still in Berkeley. I have to write a new post because it's late afternoon and once the sun goes down Cecile is going to freeze in that tank top and to be honest, I don't know what's going to happen to Inner Voices in spandex, but I don't think it's going to be pretty.

I'm exhausted from today, so picked something I could accomplish in 100 words or less! Okay, it's official, you'll all still be reading this tomorrow!!! You know me by now.

I was tagged by Bindi. I've been tagged a lot, but haven't had time to actually honor my taggers (or collect my awards), but will do so today because this is the most recent and easiest to find. Five or seven random things about myself (can't remember which)? Like I said in my last tag, let the snoring begin...

1. I like decorative flags. I used to change them out every day or two, but realized I didn't have the time after a few years of that nonsense, so now I let them stay up a month or more, then "post" a new one (except at Christmas, I have 5, so have to rotate every few days to fit them all in). I have about 15 or so and bought all of them at once and have never felt the need to buy more. I love the ones I have. They're keepers.

2. I laugh at Ohno probably way more than I should. He has to do EVERYTHING in a hurry. There is such an urgency to his life that I don't completely understand. He loves to watch me brush my teeth, so it doesn't matter where he is, he comes running into the bathroom, hits the toilet and is on the vanity is seconds. No joke. About a month ago, before he fell in the fish tank and was still tiny (after he dunked himself in the fish tank he put on about 5 lbs. and grew like wild fire!) he heard me start to brush my teeth and rushed from the family room at such a high rate of speed he overshot the runway (the toilet) and landed head first in the decorative urn that holds our toilet brush and plunger. He couldn't get out, so all I heard was plastic and claws and cries, but my mouth was filled with toothpaste and my toothbrush and I started to laugh so hard I thought I was going to choke. I was so paralyzed with laughter I was unable to pluck him out because I had to bury my head in the towel. I finally composed myself, reached down and saved him by the butt because he was still head first and in absolute desperation. I put him on the toilet and he was at the sink to watch me brush my teeth before I arrived! Like nothing had happened. What?! I was in tears. I love to laugh. If I couldn't laugh I would absolutely die.

3. I'm 5'2".

4. My favorite color is green (which explains my love of pink ~~ complementary colors).

5. I'm a morning person. However, dealing with perimenopause has made me realize I don't know what the h*** I am any more!

6. I love sheep. Not to kill or eat (because those of you who know me, know I'm a strict vegetarian), just to have roaming my beautiful English country side. Oh, that's right, I don't live in England! But I still love sheep (and almost every other animal).

7. I don't appreciate people who are unkind, thoughtless or who cause pain to either humans or animals. And honestly, I don't like rude people either.

8. This is a bonus comment. I love being at the park, walking out of the woods after feeding the ferals and on to the bike path. I love the reaction from cyclists (lots of racers train at the park) and runners. Two choices: I'm homeless or doing something good. I adore the people who smile and give me the thumbs up, or who stop to chat with me, and feel so sorry for those who avert their eyes. There are amazing people, but also people who will never get the meaning of life. I love the amazing people. And I especially love the ones who never see me walk to my BMW, but who stop to chat nontheless, and the surprise of those who do and then react differently. I love the former. Just writing this makes me cry. You never know who someone is. And should never assume. Why am I different suddenly, just because I have a German car? Or a car? Why am I different two minutes later? It breaks my heart because some people judge and that is a terrible way to live a life. It has happened so many times and today it happened again. I walked out of the woods and saw three women cyclists near my car and watched as they eyed me all the way down the bike path as I walked toward them. They were relentless. Rather nasty even. I could tell they thought I was homeless even though I was quite well dressed for someone who feeds ferals!!! But I was carrying that big old plastic bag with the "picnic" stuff in it and apparently that was a dead give-a-way. When I walked to the car the gasp was almost audible. No joke. You all know what I would have liked to say. Instead I held my tongue, as they drove by, smiled and said "Good morning," I did the same, but with the biggest lump in my throat. They looked as if they felt really guilty and I felt that was the lesson. So number 8 is "I'm not a fan of stupid and please remember to have an open mind and heart."

Cecile, is this good enough?

XO to all,
Suze

P.S. I saw one of my most favorite homeless guys in the whole world this morning at the park. He loves me and all of us who feed ferals and wishes he could too, but simply doesn't have the means. As he drove away on his bike he said into the wind, "When you go home, remember to tell your family you love them." I thought I would die.

71 comments:

Salem Stitcher said...

Hi Suzanne!

Great post. It really is amazing how people react to what they preceive as truth. They miss out on a lot of the good things.

I have no idea how to send you a cutting of my rose bush. Tell how how and I'll send it.

Salem Stitcher said...

P.S. Please excuse the spelling errors. I'm a math wiz but have been known to spell my own name wrong...mostly I'm a bad typist.

Peter said...

I knew you'd like the colour green! Just knew it :-)
Rude people get my goat as well - there's just no need! Lovely to see a new post from you sweetie.
And that last sentence is so poignant....
Love ya,
Peter xxx

kylie said...

terrific post, darl
funny about the judging thing....i really dont like the attitude but sometimes i catch myself doing it. i suspect we all do it a bit but half the battle is awareness, eh?
love
k

floots said...

you've kept us waiting for another post
(but it was worth it)
i love your infectious enthusiasm for life in all its colours
if the sun keeps shining i'll hear your words again
echoed in the laughter of the burns
as they hurry down the glen
thank you so much

Suzanne said...

Salem Stitcher,

Hi dear. Thank your for your wonderful comment. I agree, completely. It is always my fondest hope people open their eyes.

I will send the instruction for taking a rose cutting in the next few weeks. When does yours bloom? I ask only because the cutting should be taken after the first bloom, so I want you to be prepared and I know you probably aren't!!!

You'll laugh, but I didn't notice the spelling errors b/c I'm so tired! Where are they?!

I caught up on your blog tonight and the needle collection killed me! You are too funny and so are your friends. The "Bread Collector" could feed the world with that obsession!

Love you and thanks for always stopping by. You're such a gem. Hope work is improving, or at least your recall of engineering.

Hugs and love,
Suze

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
Good Morning!
Great Post as always!
am a morning person too but this is too early in the morning now 4am...if i wait a bit more I will not get time to read and talk to you...so am here to talk...
I was laughing at oh no...so funny..he seems like me ..i have a urgency to do things too..
and rude and judging people stay away from me too..

♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

Kärt said...

Hello :)

Reading your thoughts makes me cry. You are such a nice person. And nice is not a good enough word to discribe what I think you are. :) I just wish there would be more people like you in the world.
Reading your blog always makes me reconsider my own life and the way I behave and the things I do. You should be really proud of yourself. If you can affect people that way, even a few people, then you are making a difference.

Really, really admirable.

Suzanne said...

Bindi, Have I missed you or are you still on the computer? I hope you have a beautiful day. I'm so glad you were able to meet Cecile and the kids yesterday, but was sad to learn the visit was cut short because your hubby is ill. I hope he's okay.

Ohno is so funny and keeps us laughing. I swear to God, after the dunking in the fish tank he grew. Rob and I are still in total disbelief. It's as if he's a new kitty. Rob made me laugh the other day when he said "I think his tail is as big as he is!" Because his tail grew into this absolutely gorgeous thing! He's almost all tail!

I love you honey. Think about you all the time and was just telling Peter about starting a non-profit with you. I'm serious Bindi. You're right, we could. Stay safe and know that I LOVE YOU!!!

What did your mom say when you called at 2 am?!

XO

Suzanne said...

Peter,

Hi dear. I love you and Floots because you use big words like poignant! Of course I'm laughing.

Green...the color of calm and peace. Couldn't live without it. How did you know? I think that's why when I see photos of Ireland I start to cry. I'm serious. Rob has indicated I probably shouldn't visit Ireland before I die because I'd spend the whole trip crying and miss what I wanted to see! Complete waste of money.

I love you my dear and thanks for all your kindness and support. You're the best. Have a beautiful day.

XO Moi

Suzanne said...

Oh Peter, I sent a friend, Kart, over to your blog. Hope you have a chance to meet her. XO

Suzanne said...

Kylie,

I love you because you're honest. Yes, I know we all do it. Probably even me at times. Awareness is the key. And thanks always, for your friendship and support. It's so good to have you back. It was brutal without you!

Have a beautiful day. And I promise never to get sick again!!!

Much love,
Suze XO

Suzanne said...

Kylie, if you have time, go to Salem Stitcher's blog and read the second post (A Day Off) and go to the comment page after doing so. Lisa will crack you up! :)

Suzanne said...

Floots,

I love you, you know. Thank you. Not just because you're kind and generous with words, but because you enrich my life beyond measure. I'm a bit worried however. Are you okay? Your words have changed in the past week or so and I sense something. And to be honest, I'm scared. Please take good care of yourself because I would be absolutely lost without you. Inner Voices said something the other day that made me pause. He said "It isn't real." But it is, isn't it? If something happened to a dear friend here, I would be devastated. I don't attract idiots. Everyone here matters and so it is real.

The poem is beautiful. I'll never erase it. Never. I love you my dear friend and thank you.

XO

P.S. You know what I find so funny sweetie? That a man of such brilliant words comes to my blog to read humble ones. I'm always so honored when I see your beautiful face.

Suzanne said...

Kart,

Hi sweetie. I love the photo. I'm so glad you stopped by because you brought tears to my eyes. I just talked to Floots, so I'm weepie and then you made me more so! If you ever have time, please visit him. He's a poet/photographer in England and is such an amazing soul. You'll see. But hurry, because as I tell everyone, he leaves his work up only for a few days, then erases. You have to be on your toes and print really fast if you love something.

I agree. I wish people cared more. Often times, we're so self absorbed we can't see beyond our own life, but there really is so much more. The fact you think about it fills my heart. If you have time sweetie, don't just visit Floots, visit Bindi and Maithri (who is a doctor in Africa). You won't go away without something happening to your soul. You know me by now, I'm not religious, but I often feel as if I've been to church when I visit them. And certainly not in a preachy way, but in a way that makes me feel as if I've walked on holy ground. I don't know how to explain it really. I just know some people are angels and not of this earth. Fortunately they've graced my life, so I like to share them.

Thank you so much for your kind words. Like Miathri said in one of his posts, if you do one thing, you help, and so those are my words to you as well. One thing. If every person simple did one thing to help, imagine how beautiful life would be.

My friend Robyn has a video about hugs on her blog. She's on my links. Read her second post then click on the hugs video. You'll never regret it. It's inspiring and darling. You'll cry.

I always love having you here. You remind me so much of my niece Alison. She's thoughtful, kind, smart and loving. She doesn't comment on my blog and I understand why, but you do, so I'm happy!!!

Love you ~ have a beautiful day. And thank you,
Suze XO

Cecile said...

You could have just posted a picture of one of your roses, or cats, or dog, or husband, or a zebra and that would have been enough for me. Instead you went all out and gave us a glimps into your beautiful life and that was even better. The amount of love you have for the world is remarkable. You carry your heart on your sleeve. You are truly such a rare Gem and each and everyone of us that grace your blog, are blessed to have you touch our lives.

Salem Stitcher said...

Hi Suzanne,

As would be approproate for my grandmother's rose bush, it begins blooming around Mother's Day...which always makes me smile.

Gig said...

Suze,
Your post was worth the wait! I am still searching for an assistant for you. I still think that Helen would be perfect, but now that she is the music capitan, I don't know if she can fit it in. So, I am back to square one...but I will get right back on it:)

I am trying to catch up after a busy, busy week. Thanks for stopping by. I am off to see everyone that I have missed.

Till later,
Love ya,
Debbie

Gig said...

Oops, Ohno must be here helping me type,:) The truth is I just can not spell tonight. Helen is the new Music Captain, not Capitan.

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
In the morning I just came to talk to you for a minute...and left right away..my baby girl doesn't sleep a minute without me...
I had a good weekend...other than his eye infection...he was in pain...and took medicine..try to sleep..at last saw the doctor...got eye drops..
Oh no's tail reminds me of my neighbors dog (my)..His tail was so long and beautiful!!
My mom is so used to my calls any time night or day...so she will talk to me...she just miss me, so anytime is fine..if i will give phone to Serene..they will talk then my mom will be happy, not going to sleep..she will listen my baby's voice on the recorder again and again...
talk to you soon..
♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

The Queen said...

Yeah Suzanne is back!
I love your sweet spirit, the fact you see people, really see people. Just allowing a smile to be exchanged can mean so much to a stranger. We can all be as generous as you are.
Love you,
Shara

Skeeter said...

Hi ya Suzanne,

You've got the greatest writers voice! Reading your posts is a joy. Not to be silly, but "Cecile and the Inner Voices" sounds like a great name for a band. Ohno is so energetic and active that he will probably give you enough fun stories to fill a book. Keeping an open mind and heart is sage advice.

Thanks,

Skeeter

krystyna said...

Hi Suzanne!
I really love to read your post/s and comments. You write in unconventional, funny, your own way, and it is very interesting.

I'm little bit jealous about this beautiful view from your window. I live in apartment, but it is similar to house and I have little bit nature from my windows too. But not as beautiful as yours.

Thank you for sharing about you (thank Bindi!), it is adorable.
I was tag too.
Ps.
I must be careful, in my place this moment I hear a tornado alert.
Really, I don't know what to do.
I must call to my son.

Best to you
and big hugss & love!

INNER VOICES said...

great post! nice to have something new to read AND a little about yerself, sweet. hope your weekend was a good one and all is well, cool flag! our neighbors in mass. used to do that as well!

Cecile said...

We got snow this morning, but it melted before I could play in it! So no snowman. BOO HOO.

Maithri said...

Dear Suzanne,

I love these. Especially love the story of you in the park...

I love these events because they open our hearts just for a moment to what it is like to be homeless in this world... and remind us that there is really no difference between us in our european cars and ones on the street...

I think what those cyclists seemed to have a lot of was fear...

Fear of difference.

I wonder if they've ever contemplated the richness that dwells inside a human being who has lived on the street, who has had only the stars as her blanket and the animals for friends... who has had to scrape together each meal...

They may never know that richness... and that saddens me, because without the knowledge of true riches, won't we always be poor?

Sending you my love my friend, M

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
Hope you doing fine..
Miss you Miss you Miss you a lot...
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
((((((hugs))))))
bindi

Robyn said...

Suze!
OMGosh I have missed you sweety! I mean that! I love that fact that you have come to my blog on several occasions to check in! I love you for that!

My tree trunks are getting better, but still have to elevate 6-8 hours a day. I am now off of work for the next ten days(now 8 more days) to hopefully get this stumps down in size. The redness has grown from 10cm to 17cm. The swelling went down but the reddness went up. The MD was not happy about that at all. She has changed my antibotic and up'd my lasix (to remove water/edema from tissue). Boy, has that really kicked in. Peeing all the time, thank god I have stayed at my house. Whew!

I will touch base with you tomorrow as well. Great post! And glad to be back. I can't tell you again how much I have missed you like crazy!
Lots of love and hugs,
Robyn

INNER VOICES said...

sooooo.... wheres suzanne? anybody? anybody?

kylie said...

well, inner voices, she hit her head and her world is spinning , before that she was exhausted. she has abandoned us.
oh, suze, there you are!
sorry to hear about your noggin...
take care.
i can relate on the exhausted thing....everyone in my place is suffering just because mum is tired and the whole show tends to grind to a halt if i'm not on the ball.
you probably didnt really give yourself time to get over the flu, did you? DID YOU?
you wont be the mommy if you keel over, now will you?
love ya
k

bindhiya said...

Good Morning Dear Suze,
Wish you a wonderful day...
with lots of ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
& ((((hugs))))
bindi

krystyna said...

Hi Suzanne,
thank you so much for visited my mom, she didn't delete her last post. I know for sure.
I read your post, but be back for a moment again. I'm so busy now.

Love and hugssss!

krystyna said...

I love to read your posts and comments too. Your comments are very informative and beautiful, and sometimes very funny.
I only visited my friends, because my poor English takes me so much time. First I did it, but I stoped. Maybe in the future. It is very nice to answer, I like it, but it's too difficult for me.
In one of your commts I read about your polish roots too.
I call with my mom, she really din't delete her post. I think maybe you click "preview" and go.
Its happen to me sometimes, and I don't like this, sometimes even want to cry. So now I prefer write short, but 2 or more times.

krystyna said...

Your love to all beings is very beautiful and inspiring.

Love-Peace-Happiness be always with you!

CIELO said...

I knew it!! You are such a special person... reading your life, or your "uniqueness" made me smile, because I felt embrace by a lovely warmth, as if I've known you all my life...

Blessings to you my sweet petite friend... (I'm 5'3, by the way--lol)

Cielo

Robyn said...

Well...well Suze!
I come back to check out blog and see that you left your mark! Did I tell you today 'I LoVE you'? I was rolling so hard with laughter about the 'log..' thing I was crying! See I do get your humor and Inner Voices! Just love ya to pieces! You are a ray of sunshine in an otherwise deary day!

Well legs doing MUCH better. And I have expanded my computer time as you can see. I have missed you and 'the crew' so much!

I loved ready everyone's comments on here. You are so loved and you move so many people. Hopefully I will have another post up soon enough! Lot's of hugs and remember don't throw OhNo across the room when he deletes again...LOL! Silly little thing...great namesake for him.

Talk to you soon!
Love ya!
Robyn

Leah said...

Hi Suzanne! Just stopping by to visit! I absolutely love your artwork. And your gardens--oh, I'm so envious. We're lucky to live in a tree-shaded part of Brooklyn, but let's face it--there's a heck of a lot of concrete!

I just visited CSI and made my way through all the comments--it's too funny, eh? Anyway, you made me giggle quite a bit, and I just had to come say "hi"!

Joyful Jo said...

Hi Suzanne,
I saw on Kylie's blog that you're running out of things to say....if you're struggling to say something, what hope is there for the rest of us??! lol

Now that you know I am Mr.'54Bomber's wife, I'm thinking of changing my blogger title to 'Joyful Jo'.

What do you think about that?

Maithri said...

Just poppin in make sure youre feelin better,

Love and healing, M

Cecile said...

Hey Aunt Suzie,
I called to check on you this evening and Rob told me that you were lying down. I told that tree to just rough you up a bit. I didn't think it would actually hit you so hard that it would cause a concussion. I'll have to reprimand him when I speak to him the next time.

No, in all seriousness, you need to take care of yourself. I am concerned that you have been working too hard and too soon after having the flu. YOu need to build that immune system back up before you go out and knock yourself out. Love ya. C

Gig said...

Ok, I am checking in and what do I find, you are injured!! Suzanne, please do get some rest, take care of yourself. I am still working on finding an assistant. I am going to put out a request for suggestions on finding the perfect assistant. When you are all better, maybe you could make a list of requirements for this P.A. But only when you are ready and able.
Ok, I am off to get some sleep,*yawn*.
I will be back later,
Love you,
Debbie

Peter said...

Suzanne -
Is there any way to get your email address? I've got some things I want to tell you - don't worry, it's nothing bad!

Take care,
Peter xx

Leah said...

Suzanne, you're a NYer too! How neat. But not so neat is that I hear murmurings that you're injured. If so, please take good care of yourself and feel better!

p.s. you've got quite a family of sweet animals there. I wish I had room for more than our loveable old mutt, but at least I've got him. I can't imagine life without animals either--I've never not had a dog living with me!

Suzanne said...

Peter ~ email Robyn or Kylie, they'll give you my email address. Love you! Don't make it bad honey cuz I'm a SISSY and my head it too heavy with pain to put together complex thoughts. I'm lucky I still know 1+1=2. It does, right?

XO MUM!

Robyn said...

Ok...wait! Did you do something to your self Suze...like something with a tree limb? Good grief girl! Listen it is something to love nature but when you start wrestling it, that is quite another story! LOL! Well checking in!

Peter! Yes email me and I will hand over the coveted email address of Suze! *wicked grin*
Love ya all!
Robyn

Suzanne said...

Okay, I'm going to do things differently for the first time ever. Why? Because I'm really ill. I'm starting backward.

Robyn,

You better knock it off. I know your address and I can be there in 20 minutes. Oh, that's right, we're on the way to Seattle, and you're driving. Hummmmmmmm...so bascially I can just kick your ass from the passenger seat. Okay, done. Wow, now no one's driving. How we gonna get there?

I wasn't wrestling. I was walking and the next thing I knew I had a limb attached to my head. Oh God that hurt. It's what? Three, four days later and I'm still in agony. I've gotta get better at living life because apparently I'm failing miserably. Honey...help me.

I love that you're my email troll. No one gets in who isn't worthy!

I love you honey. I hope you're feeling better. And no, I would never sell off your trunks! We're all waiting for Bri to show his pretty little head. It's going to be so fun when he does. I see a hundred little people stomping it to death in absolute glee!!!

Tons of hugs and kisses,
Me

kylie said...

yes, but i wanted pj to mail ME
pick me
pick me
pick me

love ya suze (and pj)
k

kylie said...

hey you !!
i keep seeing your comments all over but i cant catch you!
check out my place...
theres a cute bloke there for ya :)

Cecile said...

GOOD NIGHT MY FRIEND, I HOPE YOUR HEAD IS FEELING BETTER. I ATE SUSHI AT A NEW JAPANESE PLACE TONIGHT AND NOW MY STOMACH IS ROLLING. I THINK I NEED SLEEP. OH AND I'M WRITING IN ALL CAPS. HOW BOUT THAT. ANYWAY, I love you and I hope your head gets screwed back on properly by tomorrow. Sleep tight, and don't let Rob put cold feet on you.

HI ROB, I love you too. You need to hire a Nanny to look after her. She obviously needs supervision.

ARRRRRGH the stupid word verification thing below is 8 characters long. POOR ME.

The Queen said...

Hey dear one,
I visited the two blogs you suggested...OMG...you are so kind to connect me to such wonderfully inspired people.
I love you sweetie,
Shara

Peter said...

Hmmm, certainly a bun fight indeed.
Robyn or Kylie?
Robyn or Kylie?

I might just email both and see who responds the quickest - then that'll be who likes me best!!!

And Suzanne, it's nothing bad I promise
Love ya (and Kylie and Robyn!)
xxxx

Robyn said...

Suze! I came to harrass you at oh lets see if we spring forward that would be 158am! Damn! You know I love you that I have come here again today to just come and short sheet your bed and put your hand in warm water...

What Japenese restaurant...new?! You must spill the beans I LOVE SUSHI!
I am glad we are who we are my earth-loving-garnola-eating-peace-sign-throwing-green-loving-gal!
Love you so much! My life would not seriously be the same without YOU in it!
hugs,
Robyn

'54Bomber said...

Hi Suzanne,
Just stopping by to say hello and to check up on that noggin of yours. I wish you a speedy recovery and thank you for just being you.
You're a real treasure.

Love to you and Rob,
Mark.

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
Good Morning!
Hope you started feeling better...
when am typing this Serene walking around with a phone saying "my husband not feeling good"... :)
I don't know where she got that..I didn't say that to anyone...only type to Cecile.
Take care..
♥ & (((hugs)))
bindi

Suzanne=p said...

he he. my name is Suzanne, too!

Suzanne said...

Suzanne,

Hi sweetie. Welcome! However, I want you to be careful because you're 13 and some blogs aren't appropriate for 13 year olds! This one is because I have wonderful, loving, funny friends who stop by to visit and we're all great people. If you're going to visit often we'll stop swearing! Okay!? :)

I checked your blogs out and really liked them. The post that made me laugh hardest is the snow day because you were concerned about missing more school because of snow days and having to decide between finishing 8th grade and French camp! Too funny.

I have a friend in Australia you might enjoy meeting, as well as a friend in Africa who is a doctor (I know you would like to be a doctor). You can find both on my links. Helen is 15 or 16 and she's Mark's and Jo's daughter. They're a wonderful family and Helen is beautiful, smart, funny, etc. She plays the French Horn, so see, you already have French in common!!! (Of course I'm laughing.)

Maithri can be found at the bottom of my links. He's a wonderful poet, writer and muscian, who also happens to be an amazing man, as well as an extremely compassionate doctor. He's from Australia, but practices medicine in Africa. You will learn so much from him if you take the time to listen.

Oh, and then I know an art teacher in Texas you will adore, a friend from India who will make you think and calm your spirit, another friend in Australia who will make you laugh, a friend in Seattle who will also make you laugh, a friend in Arkansas who is a bit of a smarty pants, one in CA who is a worse smarty pants, two who live near you...the list goes on and on. If you like Helen and Maithri, you'll want to introduce yourself to the rest. They're all just truly wonderful, supportive people.

Thanks for stopping by sweetie, it's been nice chatting with you. I'll leave a comment on your blog in a few minutes. And please remember to be careful, okay?

XO Suzanne
P.S. I think we share a pretty terrific name. It's French you know!!!

Suzanne=p said...

you are so sweet! thank you. you have made me feel so welcome. i promise to be careful. talk to you later! bye:]

Suzanne=p said...

If you have any time, would you mind voting on by poll, there are very few votes considering that one of the votes is mine! ttyl!

Bye Suzanne, it's my bedtime(it is eleven-thirty here) don't worry though, I'm only up this late because of time change.:]

bindhiya said...

Dear Suze,
Good Morning! I am up so early, serene is sleeping...
Have a beautiful day!
Hope you are feeling better...
take care
♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

krystyna said...

Hi dear Suzanne!
My mom told me today, that she found your beautiful comment here:

http://adasku1.blogspot.com/

I'm going to the dentist now, so I'll translate it for her later.
She is very happy, little bit understand.

We are loking only at main blog.
Very sorry, Suzanne!

Have a Wonderful Day!

kiss&love

renee said...

Hi Suzanne,

Thank you for writing about ohno! I love to hear about your cats. And about your mouth full of toothpaste!

Did you know oh no was one of my kids first words. That's what you get when you add new mom plus twins.

I also really liked what you shared about judgements and cars. My blue honda is a 91 and it's still perky in a sea of newer and bigger. And you can camp in a compact. Even with a family of four. Yes you can.

Anyway I'm always glad to have friends even if my car is less than stylish. Thank you for being a good one.

Love, Renee

ps. waiting for seeds to sprout..we planted some last weekend. Have a good good day.

Ludmila M. said...

Hi my dear,
Sorry 'bout being a little bit "absent" from your blog..I'm doing ok,went back home today from a trip to a Recife,just 4 hours far from Maceió, had a very nice time there..All the best, always!
XOXO
Lud.

Leah said...

Dear Suzanne,

I love the shop in Woodstock. And the hanging out and the coffee. It all sounds so wonderful.

A purple violin! How cool is that?

Leah

Suzanne said...

Leah,

Have you been to that shop?!!! It's wonderful. The owners are selling you know. I think I saw it listed through Village Green Realty in Woodstock or Westwood Metes and Bounds. Because it's Woodstock, the price is pretty hefty, but oh to own that place! Can you imagine? What fun ~ I think I'd just end up living there!

Much love,
Suze

Suzanne said...

Leah, visit my friend John Reynolds blog. He's a photographer in Ireland. You'll love his current post about the dog he adopted. You can find him on my links. You'll see!

CSI Seattle said...

I have so much Blog reading to do to get caught up on all that has been happening in the last few weeks. I enjoyed your post. I especially like that you are 5'2". Don't know why exactly, I just like that.

I'm 6'0". Just thought I'd tell you,

Brian

Leah said...

Hi Suzanne! I'm still awake, argh. This time change is a little hard to adust to for some reason. You know what's funny? I did visit that site off your blog list, and I was so incredibly moved by the story of Henry.

I haven't been to that place in Woodstock, but I agree--how much fun it would be to own it and live there; I love Woodstock and the surrounding area...

Leah

Leah said...

p.s. I commented here at around the same time you visited me! We crossed like ships in the night! Too funny.

Suzanne said...

Dear Brian,

You made me laugh. 5'2", 6'0"...kinda sexy! But look at my new post, I'm almost completely grey...that'll put a damper on ya!

Oh course I'm laughing.

XO

Suzanne said...

"Of" course I'm also laughing!

Good Lord!

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