Author Archives: Suzassippi

The Amazing Transformation

Ta-da!  In a mere 2 days, with one piece of excavation machinery, two trucks with trailers, a concrete mixer, 9 workers, and $$$$ later, I will actually be able to drive up the driveway without inching over the giant abyss … Continue reading

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Lottabusha County Cat Box

The crew showed up early yesterday morning to take out the tree, and late last evening to take out the concrete and roots.  Cats being curious creatures, they were intrigued by the idea of a new comfort station. It made … Continue reading

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The Perils of Lottabusha County

When I arrived home last week from my Texas trip, Randy advised me shortly before arrival: “You will not be able to get up the driveway.”  It did not look like this then; this is the new and improved driveway … Continue reading

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I’ve been on a blogging vacation.

Where have I been?  I’ve been to London to look at the Queen.  Okay, truth be told, I have been on my hillside, managing to not accomplish all of the things on my list to accomplish for the summer.  Life … Continue reading

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Focus

Things have been extremely busy here these past few weeks.  I have accomplished a great deal in terms of work, research, and preparing for my role as President of the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi chapter.  Yesterday was a … Continue reading

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What do 6 people standing at a bus stop mean? What to do when everything feels broken.

Thursday was raining, and cold at 50 degrees.  I reached the bus stop just in time to see the driver lurch off after discharging a passenger, even though I was but 2 steps from the curb.  The wind was also … Continue reading

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Rio, go rest high on that mountain

I have struggled with how to write this post for 2 weeks.  I retired Rio’s gravatar on April 7.  This morning, I resurrected it.  Not seeing him did not lessen the grief, nor does seeing him make it harder.  I … Continue reading

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Shutting down the windmill

In what has become the new normal, I headed to Texas last week instead of to Biloxi–the carefully laid plans of the past year out the window.  J decided to go with me to help, and while it is rather … Continue reading

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Standard Life Building: The towering Art Deco of 1929

When I arrived at the historic King Edward Hotel (now known as the Hilton Garden Inn) last Tuesday afternoon, I opened the drapes to check my view, and spied the Standard Life building.  Little did I know at the time … Continue reading

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Hotel King Edward

Suzassippi slept here… I was in Jackson Tuesday night and Wednesday for Advocacy Day at the Capitol.  I decided to stay at the historic former King Edward, now operated as a Hilton Garden Inn.  Can you believe in that gorgeous … Continue reading

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