Monthly Archives: August 2017

Falling Into The End Of Summer

  “August is like the Sunday of summer” This past month as I took a walk outside, and the dry leaves rustled pleasantly beneath my feet… I paused and reflected how quickly the time has gone. Has it really been t.h.r.e.e. summers  living here on the Oregon coast? (a look of surprise) yes, dear readers it has🏡First summer With that said and having lived through many warm summers in California summer coastal weather at times still feels quite unfamiliar. foreign There are times that I have actually forgotten that it was even summer. However one of the sure signs that summer has occurred and is coming into an ending…  is the weeping willow tree in our backyard. the name is apropos Her leaves begin falling mid~late August and into September. a bittersweet reminder that another season of life has passed.  Now as I take my walks in the coming month I’ll imagine each brown and gold leaf … Continue reading

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Artful Imperfection

  ”Feed your joyful, selfless heart. Feed your soul to grow. Feed with books, music, painting or arts. Feed with your special favorite passion you joyfully share near or far apart.” ~ Angelica Hopes  Author of Rhythm of a Heart, Music of a Soul  Well here I am with Toto (aka…Cami) heading into the last four performances (as Cami’s stage mom) in The Wizard of Oz.  (Becausebecausebecauseofthewonderfulfulthingsshedoes)I have been all consumed by this project. Thank goodness for a minor distraction of a little solar eclipse this past week (grin) Moonshadow In an earlier post There’s no place like home I shared that a primary motivation in this project was my desire to get a little more rooted here on the Oregon coast. my new home And like many choices we make in life sometimes we learn things about ourselves and perhaps even humbled along the way. Such was the case with my recent venture with community … Continue reading

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I’m Being Followed By A Moonshadow

    Hey there! I thought I’d pop in to share a bit of my eclipse experience here on the Oregon coast. The Oregon islands are awesome. The huge rock is called Facerock. It looks like it is ready for eclipse viewing. The morning walk was so beautiful… that I lost track of time and needed to run back home and quickly make my Boy Scouts of America eclipse box! Next I dashed out to a local coffee shop where they were handing out free eclipse glasses and coffee. You can never be too prepared  There were quite a few people enjoying the moment. I met an adorable couple who were from Idaho.😎 I also ran into a few local friends. Then I hopped in my jeep and headed to the beach where I experienced viewing a partial eclipse.exciting! (and of course now I’m starving)🐳 How was it where you live? … Continue reading

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FOMO, Painting, and A Garden Party

 “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. each moment is all we need, not more” ~Mother Teresa “Welcome….so glad you are here” Marcia Hi…any chance you have driving plans to view the solar eclipse? As exciting as it sounds (along with FOMO* tugging at me) it looks like I’ll be hanging out enjoying the view from  a sweet little cottage.   A few weeks ago I had also contemplated applying for a part time job (18 hours a week) at a little church I attend. I thought it would be fun & might be a great fit for me. However before I even applied I decided that perhaps it wasn’t such a great idea after all. I mean seriously how would I have time to do all the really important stuff in my life? With Cami performing 4 times a week in The Wizard of Oz there doesn’t seem to be much time between … Continue reading

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Opening Night For Cami

    “If they could see me now that little gang of mine, I’m eating fancy chow and drinking fancy wine. I’d like those stumble bums to see for a fact the kind of top drawer, first rate chums I attract.” ~Sweet Charity Hi, I hope you had a good week. I’ve had a fun, exciting & most definitely all consuming week. A wonderful community theatre here on the coast has been preparing for the production of  The Wizard of Oz  read more and opening night has arrived! my first time as a stage mom   This post will be a little rushed since more than likely as you read I will beind those curtains backstage with Cami. (Cheering her on for 12 performances) That being said  I can’t help reflect back to a time when this cute-furry child first arrived at our home in California. A few of the neighborhood children had … Continue reading

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