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Music…My Father…and…The Piano🎶

  “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” -Pam Brown Hello, sweet friend… These past few days the weather has been beautiful… I’ve been enjoying the garden…  The ‘Doris Day’ roses Joe planted in memory of my father’s 100th birthday… are blooming beautifully!  That being said…and with Father’s Day just around the corner… today I would like to share a re-edited post written several years ago…dedicating it to my father a.k.a.… ‘Captain Ed’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Original post published June 2015   One of the reasons I love to blog… is that I enjoy talking😂  telling stories.   more specifically sharing them…   I must confess the intro to this post has been edited several times.   I found myself in a quandry about writing “certain” things. Things of the heart are sometimes difficult to share. ❤️   Perhaps because it makes me feel a … Continue reading

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Navigating Into The New Year

  It’s mid~day, mid~week, and close to being mid~month as I sit down and write today’s post. Since our last visit together I’ve built a snowman and seen it melt,  Experienced raindrops come and go pouring down rain  hung the new 2017 calendar🎉 halfway through January already!  and the Christmas decorations have all been tucked away  The rainy weather has provided a perfect backdrop for staying inside and getting organized again. When the sunshine is out, I have to be outside. credited to my SoCal roots (most likely) riding a bike, walking the beach, gardening or running around discovering new wonders on this beautiful coast  When the weather is rainy, and gray I keep  busy with the rainy day kind of stuff like eating serving tomato soup in large mugs, indulging in grilled cheese sandwiches browsing through gardening books 🌱🌺 baking cranberry scones  preparing a batch or two of my favorite soups.  Working on my blog💻📸✏ Practicing scales … Continue reading

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Do You Know What You Love?

  “Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it.” ~Ninon de l’Enclos More than likely as you read today’s post I’ll be in another country. Yep. I’m on a little vacation. I promise to share about it in a future post. However, today I have a question for you. Do you know what you love? Have you ever written it down? If you haven’t I would like to challenge you to take a little time to do it. You might be surprised what you find out. I know that I love people who have a real passion for life. A zest for living fully. A flair for adventure, and spontaneity. Perhaps those that might even live a little on the edge. I love edge~i~ness. Edge~y as in dancing in the street, letting … Continue reading

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La Petite Maison

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. ♡ It’s a new month, and I’m thrilled to see you today because of course I have a most delightful story to share. At first blush the “house” was just a worrisome project to be undertaken. And, not unlike any new relationship there was no  attachment. Similarly it’s a mystery as to when relationship shifts to attachment.  Or, as in this case a house becomes a home. Suddenly my soul was captivated by “this little cottage” by the sea. And it was at this point that I had a deep desire to express the joy in my soul in a physical form. The english language seemed inadequate to fully express my sentiments.   As I searched, and searched, the French phrase “La Petite Maison” finally captured … Continue reading

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A place to hang your hat

  Not to long ago one of my friends introduced me to someone who does wonderful woodwork. He agreed to build a shelf for me.  I wanted something simple to hang a hat, coat, or scarf on, when the weather gets cold. I drew a picture of what I had in mind. It’s all complete,  and I’m so happy with how it turned out.    

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