Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy Saturday


41 comments:

Suzanne said...

Cinnamon,
Thank you so much.
XO
P.S. I apologize for deleting posts with your lovely comments. You're right. I will. Just when life feels so complicated, it gets more complicated. Reading your comment I realized this time I can't pack up my tennis racquet and walk down the hill. Thank you

Skeeter said...

Hi Suzeanne,

You always have such pretty flowers dear. They're great. I have a collection of those milkglass dishes like yours. I inherited them from a great aunt. I really like them. Hope all is going well for you.

Best wishes,

Skeeter

Cece said...

Happy Saturday to you too.
The football game was cancelled today. It rained here alot yesterday and last night and the field is one soggy bottom mess. So we are going to get a friend of the boys and go swimming. Talk to you later.

e said...

Hi Suzanne,

What a wonderful Blog! Have you ever heard of a rose called the Barfield Climber?

Thanks for visiting my Blog!

Karen ^..^ said...

Beautiful picture Suzanne. It makes me feel good to just look at your page for a while.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Oooooh those roses are simply breathtakingly beautiful! I can't wait for my gardens to flush in oodles of roses. These days the daffodils are exploding all over the place and my kitties look adorable in yellow (especially Toulouse, who is black). thanks for the delightfully good wishes for Saturday. It was supposed to rain, so I planned to bake bread and relax with a book. It didn't rain but I still baked bread, though I felt a wee bit guilty poking my nose into a book when so much lovely was to be had out of doors. So, I vacuumed instead -- penance, maybe, but the cranberry carpet sparkles once again.

Sweet one, I always enjoy a chat with you. Hugs to you (and prayers that the less-savories in your path will take some "nice lessons" and stop bothering you so much).

TTFN ~~ Debbie

Megan said...

Hi Suz!

Megan said...

Quit deleting posts! I want to read them, I do, I do!

Gig said...

Hey Suze!!
How are you? Why are you deleting posts? Miss you...Mr. Big is hanging in there. Thank goodness for painkillers...

Also have my Mom here...taking it a day at a time...love you!!

Gig, xoxo

Suzanne said...

Skeeter. Is that milk glass? You kiddin'??? I bought the platter at an antique shop, but never asked what it was, didn't even think to, I just love platters and pick them up on the cheap. Seriously, I don't think it's milk glass. I thing it's porcelain. And honestly, it no longer exists. It survived for probably 100 years until it met Ohno. As you know Ohno was looking for an adventure around every corner. I watched him shove it off the counter. Yup just gave it a good old wack and off it sailed. I couldn't run fast enough to catch it. You remember that first year with Ohno. What a freakin' disaster! I lost so much "good" stuff, but have him. Oh joy!!!!!

XO Hope all is well with you.

Suzanne said...

Cece,

It's good to know flag football isn't everything!

Loved talking to you and thanks for making me laugh yesterday. It mattered.

XO Me

Suzanne said...

e

No I haven't heard of that rose, but you know how much I love roses. I Googled and came up with all sorts of interesting stuff, which of course I read, but didn't read a single thing about that rose (I love that architect in England!). What color?

I visited your blog and laughed my ass off. Too much fun.

Stop by anytime.

XO

Suzanne said...

Karen,

Let's make some tea, open a bag of cookies and sit and chat awhile. As Linda Ellerbee alway says, "And so it goes."

Thank you. Love you dear friend. XO

Suzanne said...

Debbie,

You obviously read it. I hope you're the only one!!! I had regrets you know. I always do. Hence deleting at warp speed. He seemed like a really good guy, just a bad choice. Perhaps next time he'll think. That is always my hope.

The daffs are blooming all over the place and I swear to God the plum trees bloomed over night. The whole city is so pretty with flowering trees and most are in my back yard! Sacramento is "Tree City," so you can imagine. It's just so lovely.

Thank you for always paying attention and leaving a comment. It matters more than you know. I love you very much my dear, dear friend. Thank you. And from one bread baker to another, may I have a slice?! Isn't the scent amazing?

XO

Suzanne said...

Megan, Megan, Megan...I write then get all wacky!!! I'm going through such a difficult time of life and can't seem to find my voice, but if you stay awake 24 hours a day you can usually catch my posts. I leave them us for about an hour!!!!! Love you so much and thanks. I'll think of you the next time I hit delete! No, really, I will, then I'll hit delete. Trust me, you don't want to read most of what I write!!!

XO

Suzanne said...

Ms. G,

You still up???!!! Sweetie, trust me, you don't want to read most of what I write. This is a rough patch in the road and I can't even stand me!!! So I sit on the Macy's sofa and delete, delete, delete!!! My blog has almost become a personal diary with a delete button. Why do women struggle? I guess the better question is why should woman struggle? It doesn't make sense to work so hard and then suffer.

My love to Mr. Big. Easy on the pain killers because we'd like him here next year!!!

Love you all,
Me XO

just bob said...

How many times do I have to tell you to stay away from Home Depot?

I'm back Blottie!

kylie said...

it's not saturday anymore!

Megan said...

It's Monday!

Random Chick said...

Hi Suzanne!

How are you doing? I spent some time in the garden this weekend and it did me soooo much good.

I've been thinking about you...hope you are well!

XOXOXO
RC

Robyn said...

Darling Suze! I have missed you doll! I have been running through life dizzyingly! But very happy I must say. I have decided to just go for it all the time...and I am amazed where that leads me!
My sister's children are growing like weeds and trying to keep up with there roundabouts! And then the hubby and I still meet like two ships in the night...but it is never dull over at the Haas's House...LOL! The animals are just lovely, though Siam has still a nasty eye infection but with some Ampcillian all should be well...for god's sake he is over 20 years old and still frisky like a kitten. Glacier is excitedable and adorable and is quite happy just laying on my feet at the moment...all 100lbs of him...uuugggg!

Love you and miss you!
~Robyn

Walker said...

Happy Saturd......Tuesday to you :)

just bob said...

Hi Blottie

Leah said...

Hi Suzy!

krystyna said...

Amazing flowers as you are, Suzanne!

Do you know about Bindhi?
I started to worry about her. Soooo long I didn't see her.

Love and hugss to you!

Suzanne said...

Bob,

You read it too!? Oh Christ! Oh, and smarty pants, I wasn't at Home Depot, I was at Long's. They share a parking lot with Home Depot. You should pay more attention to detail. If you don't I'll have to take back my gifted bedroom set from Ashley Furniture! *Puts in a 911 to U-Haul.*

;) Blottie XO

Suzanne said...

Kylie,

HAPPY THURSDAY!!! (It's your Thursday, right?) It's Wednesday here, right? I ask only because I went to the market today there was a clerk handing out the new sales fliers at the door. I know the fliers for most of our local markets come out on Wednesday and I thought "It's Tuesday, right?!!!" "RIGHT?????!!!!!"

Will someone please stop trying to confuse the crap out of me?

XO ;)

Suzanne said...

Yes Kylie, I know I forgot "and." Hey, I'm just a blogging artist, not a writer!

Suzanne said...

No Megan, technically it's Wednesday. Right? Where the hell you at girl!

XO

Suzanne said...

Okay RC, I am going to try and write perfectly (no contractions). I am fine. How are you. I too love the garden and am so glad you enjoyed the time you spent in yours. What have you been up to? (Laughs!!!) NO!!! I can't write like that!!!! I'm not that formal. You make me laugh because I try so hard to be good, but I'm not. You know why? Because I'm not a writer!

I love you baby and I'm so glad you're back and feeling better. I always worry about you, you know? Always. But read your recent post and you seem to be in fine form!!! No worries now.

Love you very, very much. Thanks as always.

XO

Suzanne said...

My Darling, Darling Robyn,

Hi baby. I've sat for probably more than ten minutes just thinking. About you, life, hugs, laughter and friends. You know how much I love you. Has this been an amazing journey or what? There isn't a day that goes by that you aren't in my thoughts, not only because you're an amazing woman, but because I get off 80 and hop on the 5, look at the city and then take the exit to Discovery Park. When I look at the city I ALWAYS think of the day I traveled past and under the underpass to get to your house to deliver a birthday bouquet and a card from all of us. ALWAYS. We're all still here baby. Can you believe it? Even Bindi's here, just in a different way. We've all had our struggles, but we're still here loving one another. It's beautiful.

Writing this has made me realize I've been as ass. I have to mend things with IV, and I will.

I know you invited me to Face Book so long ago. I didn't have time to register and do all that stuff and I'm sorry. I will. But, I'll be honest, I was very popular in high school and it was wonderful, but also a burden. I understand Face Book is an amazing place to find old friends and I don't have time for that much attention right now. I just don't. If I log on to Face Book I know it's over. Blogging was just a precusor. Trust me. I don't want anyone to find me because I'm just exhausted and overtaxed and don't have enough time to devote to old friends and give them the love and attention they deserve. Can I register and just talk to you?

I hope Siam feels better soon. I've administered eye drops. Good luck baby!!!! And Glacier. What a 100 lb honey! You have a good crew, including hubby!

We lost Newman recently to his hyper thyroid. You survived. He wasn't able. I will miss him all the days of my life. I love you for fighting so hard and for just being you. Seeing your beautiful eyes and face is an absolute blessing.

I love you baby,
Me

Suzanne said...

Walker, Happy Thursday. Wednesday to me. Hey baby, my spelling is bad, but yours really sucks!!! I think I have potential!

XO

Suzanne said...

Bob,

Hi honey.

XO

Suzanne said...

Leah! Hi honey. I was thinking about you today and that horrible storm. You still alive? Then I was also thinking about you because I made zucchini, tomatoes and onions, with a bit of herb goat cheese and Meyer lemon oil. Hummmmmmmmm. Oh, I should also mention I capped it off with cofee ice cream. Yup, breakfast! DELICIOUS!!!
XO

Suzanne said...

Leah...no, I can't spell.

Suzanne said...

Krystyna,

Hello my darling. Please forgive me for not getting back you earlier or for not blogging about Bindi. I've been waiting for photos of the baby to materialize from a state that starts with "T" and they never materialize. Cece's going to have to visit Bindi and the babes and take photos to share with all of us. I'll guilt her into it!!! She was supposed to go over a month ago but some huge stupid storm got in the way. Ugh.

Bindi's fine. She's safe and away from her husband. She has an amazing support network and as you probably assumed, recently gave birth to a lovely son, Noah. Noah's a little sweetie, but Bindi went throught a great deal to give birth to him. He sleeps all day and Serene is awake all day. Noah's awake all night and Serene sleeps all night. Poor Bindi gets NO sleep!!!!! She's rather exhausted, but through everything continues to be the lovely Bindi we all know and love. She's a brave, smart, kind, loving woman and I feel so honored to have her as my friend. I do, you know? I hurt her so much and she continued to love me, no matter what. She is the true essence of forgiveness and kindness. She actually loves us because of what we did for her and Serene and her unborn child. But I'll tell you the honest truth. We gave her the tools, but it was Bindi who found her voice. It takes an amazing woman to find her voice and I believe with all my heart that Bindi is that woman. Every time I talk to her I'm in awe. She's smart, funny and despite hardship, still hopeful. I honestly believe she's one of the most beautiful women I've ever met. And despite the pain I caused, she still loves me. That, I think, is the true measure of a person. Forgiveness.

I will pass your love on to her and if you'd like to talk to her via phone, I'm sure she'd love to hear from you. I'll set up a way to relay phone numbers. You have an email, right?

I love you darling and hope all is well. I'll visit your blog soon. I'm been so terrible lately about getting around, but hope to soon. I talked to your mom. She's so much fun!!!!! I love that woman!!!! You're lucky, lucky, lucky!

Love you darling and thanks,
XO

Beachbum said...

well im a little late here so... HAPPY WEDNESDAY!! i hope to talk to you soon. bye :)

Suzanne said...

Hi Little Suzanne! Honey, sorry I haven't responded much. Life is so crazy here. I think of you all the time and hope life is good. I'll drop by when I have a few minutes.

It's funny because I don't even have the time to be here now, but was loading the dishwasher and realized I hadn't relayed Bindi's message to Krystyna, you, or anyone, so hurried into my studio to do so. When Bindi and I talked a few weeks ago I told her you were blogging again. She was so happy (she was crying at the time and cried harder!) and told me to please let you know that she thinks of you so often and that she "loves you very, very much." I'm sorry I didn't relay her message sooner.

I love you too dear. Hope school is challenging as always, but still fun. And honey, thanks for always dropping by even though I'm failing miserably as a friend!

XO Big Suzanne! ;)

Suzanne said...

Krystyna,

I forgot the most important information in the wee hours of morn because I was exhausted (you can tell, I repeated my thoughts, alot!!!), however, I'm of clear mind and body at the moment. Well, not really, but I'll pretend! (I'm so tired!)

Okay, please forgive me, but I was supposed to blog about Bindi, wee Noah and darling Serene weeks ago. I didn't. She had personal messages for everyone and she wanted you and your friends (most of your friends are her friends) to know she's safe, Noah's beautiful (I think he was 6lbs-5oz at birth or maybe 3oz. - I have all the info written on a piece of paper, but can't locate it. Typical!), and to let you know she loves and misses all of you very, very much. And she especially wanted you all to know your support and love mattered when she left with the clothes on her back and her baby(s). When she was saying this she was crying very hard and I know she misses all of you terribly. She no longer has a computer, so is unable to blog. Friendship and communication are so valuable to her and I'm certain she'd love to hear from all her friends via phone or snail mail. I'll talk to her this weekend and find out what she'd like to do. I suspect setting up a safe secret email address where I can gather information will work best. As soon as I know her wishes, I'll contact you.

Also, one very, very important thing she wanted all of you to know is she has the full support of her family. When I learned that, I cried. They're an amazing group of people and rushed to support her once she asked for help and revealed the truth. Their love, as you know, sustains her.

I apologize for taking SO LONG to tell you this, but I really have been waiting for photos to go with my text. Okay, so use your imagination!!!
1) Photos of Noah at birth.
2) Photos of Bindi after birth!
3) Photos of Serene.
4) Photos of her dear "NEW" family in the US.

We put Bindi in touch with the director of the Crimes Against Women unit in her area and they have become family. The director and her mom were there for the birth of Noah and love Bindi and her children to death. It was very important to Bindi that I mention the Crimes Against Woman unit because she wants woman to know they have options and a safety net. She didn't use the information we gave her initally. She didn't call Crimes Against Woman or the contact the judge who's name we gave her. She had to find her own way, and she did. OH MY GOD DID SHE EVER!!!! The path she took was different, but honestly, I think it was the right choice. She needed to learn something and she needed the love and support of a dear, dear, dear friend we all cherish. Ultimately she ended up with the director or Crimes Against Women and the judge. She's beyond grateful and so are we. She has a beautiful new family in the US and they cherish her as if she's a sister or daughter. Things couldn't have worked out more perfectly.

Is life hard for her? Yes. Absolutely. Would she change a single thing? No. Absolutely not. I'm so proud of her and I know you and her friends will be too. So please share this.

Why am I writing all this on my comment page?! Bindi would laugh. I'm going to have to transfer all this to a post you know!!! I just want one freakin' photo to go with it!!!

Love you dear. Yes, I know, long winded. Honey, I don't know how else to write!

XO

P.S. Bindi also asked about your son. Me too. I'll stop by to see how things are going so I can relay the info when I call her.

krystyna said...

Thank you so, sooo much my sweet friend, Suzanne
for this inform. and for your kind words! I really appreciate it!

Hope you have a good time!

I'll be back soon.

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