Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Sofa That “Almost” Got Stuck in The Door

“Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front” -Nelson Mandela Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are enjoying these last few days of February. A few days ago Joe and I had a brief scare (OK it was me who had the brief scare) when our sofa and chair were delivered. The very kind young delivery man came inside our home and after looking around the doorway openings mentioned that perhaps there would be a problem getting the sofa into the family room. A reassuring Joe suggested that perhaps they go ahead and bring the sofa inside. When they got the couch all the way to the hallway doors it became apparent (to me) that the legs on the couch made it impossible to get the couch into the room. At this point I suggested that perhaps the legs needed to be removed. The young man … Continue reading

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San Marino, California

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different. – C.S.Lewis Hello, sweet friend… I’m happy to be back home. It has been a difficult week with the loss of our fur baby Cami. Joe and I miss her very much. That being said my time in California was wonderful, and the days shared with my niece… sister… & friends were special. Another highlight was the retreat I attended. This was my 15th year in attendance. The retreat facility borders the neighborhood of San Marino. I recently heard San Marino is an area… that feels like it doesn’t change…and… that people who don’t do well with change… really love living here. Of course… we know that is a bit silly… and that most likely… the real reason is… San Marino is a charming town… and because living life fully… is living a … Continue reading

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A Farewell To Our Little Star…Cami

God is spelled Dog backwards Hello, sweet friends…Our beloved Cami passed away on Friday. I was in California when I received a call from Joe painfully telling me about her recent seizures and how they suddenly spiraled out of control. A FaceTime call inside the vet’s office would allow me to see her and express my love and gratitude for her. Joe said her tail wagged just a bit when she heard my voice. I believe she felt love across the miles…holding her this last moment in time. Cami was a dog but she was much more than a dog. She was a minister who expressed unconditional love…always offering comfort & joy to us with her tail wagging friendship. Our lives have been enriched these past years because of her. Cami’s life was a gift…one we won’t ever forget…rather we will hold her close to our hearts being forever grateful … Continue reading

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While Visiting California…

“When I’m alone I’m actually hanging out with my soul” The Minds Journal Hello, sweet friend… I have been vacationing in California… Sooooooo… I thought this would be a perfect time to re-edit a previous post from 2014 and share a Valentine’s Tea Party I hosted in my California home.❤️ A re-post from February 2014 Everybody Needs Love By Marcia Ren Oh!Oh!Oh! Sometimes I wish I had a HUGE Cottage, so I could invite a zillion friends to my teeny tiny tea parties. Because I think everybody likes to feel loved, and special. ESPECIALLY on Valentine’s Day. I know I do… That’s why I LOVE to host them! (Big smile)    I invited a couple of friends & then asked each of them to invite a friend that they didn’t see too often. Before I knew it… The teeny tiny tea party slowly started to GROW… much like our friendships … Continue reading

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