Monthly Archives: September 2016

How To Bake A Cherry Pie

  It’s late here on the coast and I’m wide a awake thinking about going and getting a slice of that yummy cherry pie I baked hours ago.  my first year of teaching. It was right before Thanksgiving & I asked the children to write about how to cook a turkey. I received the funniest stories.  One explained that  first you must “catch” a turkey, then just put it in the oven. Simple. I’m also thinking that a slice or two would be so yummy right now. Should I warm it up?  kids are just a small slice  so yes I think I’ll warm it darn cute! They say the most adorable things. yummy! yummy! Yummy! 

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A Yard Sale

  I just perused my first yard sale here in town. Yep that’s right. f.i.r.s.t  My gf has invited me to go yarding before. However, she’s a serious yard sale kind a gal, which means she leaves at the crack of dawn. Which goes against every grain of my retirement nature. (grin) So recently I invited her to go with me, which meant I got to choose the time. (giggle) Anyway, I’m so grateful to have a friend that is a wise shopper, and has excellent taste. She’s actually assisted in a few choices for purchases I’ve made & aware of the THREE questions I now ask myself before purchasing anything. 1. Do I need it? 2. Can I afford it? 3. Where will I put it? With that said of course I fell in love with several treasures, and asked myself the 3 questions. 1. yes 2. yes 3…..???? This is when I turned to … Continue reading

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A New Home

  “You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.”~Og Mandino Sometimes life throws us a curve. We think we are settled. Staying put. Happy. Content. At home. And, then realize a change is on the way. The stirrings within begin quietly and then become so powerful, that we must listen. In those moments, whether we realize it or not. ..we are preparing ourselves to make a move. Oh, no worries. I’m not referring to me. However, I’ve been there. I’m sure you have too. With that said lately I’ve been thinking about two friends of mine whom I’ve  recently visited with. They don’t know one another, and live in different states. They do however share a common thread. They are preparing to change their paths in life. One is a former colleague whom I taught with for many years. The other is a new friend I met since … Continue reading

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A California Gals Patriots Day Tea Party

There’s nothing like a tea party to get me in the spirit of friendship & fun. So naturally back in August when one of my California gal~friends invited me to her Patriots Day Tea Party for September 10th. I was like “hip, hip, hooray~ing!” the rest of the afternoon. Ironically, that same day I received a jury duty summons scheduled during the same time. D.a.r.n! If you have read any of my posts, or perhaps you are fortunate to know me personally (ha! ha! just kidding) then you know how very disappointed I was. This group of ladies are fabulous & fun. Fortunately, I was able to get the scoop from one of my friends who actually attended.  She and I go back many years. We actually played duets on the piano together for school plays. Great memories. Anyway she called me the other evening and shared all details of this special day. She mentioned that the … Continue reading

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My First “Cranberry” Festival

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. ♡ I’m so happy to see you today my friend. ♡ Shall we have a little tea. ♡ I hope you have a little extra time today. Because, I have a feeling this might be an extra long post…it’s Friday, and I’m in a chatty mood! Guess what? This is the last full week of summer. Wow! Please, someone tell me where the time went. It totally is disappearing! I had a fabulous summer. Hope you did too. Not that there weren’t challenges…of course there were…and of course,  the challenges were what made the good things even better. When I was a young girl living in California I remember looking forward to the summer fairs, and festivals. One of them was in La Habra. I can still taste the hot butter on the sweet corn that we’d get there. And of course, in … Continue reading

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