suzie's patchouli


California, USA
April 24
Aging hippie biker chick, neurotic Earth mother, good at rocking babies to sleep, baking bread, and procrastinating. Live in the sticks with kindly patient husband, many cats, and a needy dog. Have four excellent daughters (two birth, two step) and five bright and incredibly photogenic grandchildren. Writing makes me happy and crazy and sane all at the same time.


FEBRUARY 27, 2009 2:55AM

Addictions? Obsessions? Same thing?

I'm loving these addiction posts!  I wasn't sure if what I considered an addiction was actually an obsession, so I looked up addiction in the dictionary and it said, (in part) "The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice..."

These are the things I'm enslaved to:

Taking photographs: … Read full post »

FEBRUARY 21, 2009 12:45AM

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Okay, this is actually my second-favorite film, but I already wrote about my first favorite film (Coal Miner's Daughter) and then I screwed-up when I posted it so now it's on my blog, but I don't know how to put it in the film section.  Anyway, it was so much fun… Read full post »

Oh, man!  I wrote this whole piece last night at like 9:30, and two minutes after 10:00 the site shut down for repairs and I LOST IT!  Noooooo!

So I'll try again. 

My favorite movie ever of all time is Coal Miner's Daughter.  I have lots and lots of favorite movies,… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 13, 2009 3:06AM

The Good Day/Bad Day Point System

Sometimes I see my day as a kind of point system.  I start the day with, say, 50 points, then add points for good stuff and take away points for bad stuff.  If I end the day with 50 points it was a good day.  More than 50, better than good. … Read full post »

1.  It's freaking addictive!  I find myself spending way too much time sitting at the computer reading blogs and comments about blogs.  And then I get all into WHO I'm reading.  It has the same weird appeal as early episodes of The Real World (which I watched sometimes with my dau… Read full post »

JANUARY 20, 2009 4:13AM

The First Ride of 2009

So this morning the thermometer hit a not-so-chilly 62 degrees and George (aka Almost Perfect Husband) decided it was practically Spring! let's get on that bike and ride! (dressed, of course, in full leathers with neck scarf, sweatshirt, and cold weather gloves.)

 I love riding the Harley, I rea… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 9, 2009 4:58AM

Dinnertime at the Dementia Dining Room

It's 5:30 and Mom's in the hall outside the nurses' station, strapped into her wheelchair along with all the other oldsters. I run the Wheelchair Gauntlet, slip past the "Help Me!" lady, nod at the newbie who holds a worn baby doll and repeatedly asks, "Where AM I, what's happened to… Read full post »

I have never done a "blog" before except once where I hit "post" and somehow lost everything I'd written.  That was a big AAGGHH!

 But --even though the 25 Things About Me is SO yesterday, it's also fun to write so I'll give it a go.  

First:  On the creative side, … Read full post »