My dear friend Geri…as we enjoy a visit to the Blackberry Festival in Coos Bay, Oregon
The following Post has been re-edited from August 2017
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 as a moment past…
leaving the perfect moment to sow new seeds.
more seeds of memories…
about to begin.🍂
As the end of Summer approaches farmers markets and roadside stands are overflowing with natures bounty. Here’s a wonderful recipe for you to try perhaps for this Labor Day weekend…(another sure sign that summer is coming to an end)
SUMMER PASTA RECIPE
I enjoyed making this recipe because it was quick and easy. I especially loved the lemon herb vinaigrette.
12 ounces dry pasta
1 cucumber, diced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
half of a medium red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
Cook pasta al dente in a large stockpot of salted water according to package instructions. Drain pasta, then rinse under cold water for about 20-30 seconds until no longer hot. Transfer the pasta into a large mixing bowl.
Add cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and red onion to the mixing bowl, then drizzle all of the vinaigrette evenly on top. Toss until all ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing. Bon appetit
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly~squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons dried oregano, minced
1 teaspoon honey
2 small garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
And here’s a little beauty from my beautiful coast.🐠
“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
Hello, sweet friend…I hope you had a wonderful week. Recently I met Mackenzie’s (our cat) previous owner and found out that MacKenzie is close to 20 years old! I had no idea…I’m wondering if I should change his name to Sylvester with the hope of another theatrical opportunity…that being said I thought I’d share a previous post about another one of our fabulous furry kids who just might be my real claim to fame. (Just kidding)
Re-edited post from August 2017
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 moreand 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 brought her over one Sunday afternoon all dirty and scruffy inquiring if she were one of our dogs.
I remember that day as if it were only yesterday.
I looked at the little doggie and replied “no she isn’t one of ours…(and without even a pause) however we would be more than happy to take her if there isn’t any luck finding her owner”
I felt my husband’s shocked surprised look.
Perhaps in that moment I saw what a sweet spirit she had. Star quality
Before the day was over she was ours.
We named her Cami. She cleans up well
A Maltese mix. Tiny and mighty
sweet and smart
loving and devoted.
Who would have imagined six years later that a once scruffy homeless little abandoned dog on a Sunday afternoon…
would one day be making her big debut here on the beautiful Oregon coast portraying Toto a scruffy beloved farm dog.💕
Happy weekend sweet friends🏡
Here is a little clip as we are leaving home for debut.🚗
Oh, and one more thing before I go Just in case you too have a furry kid who might be of star quality aren’t they all it’s important to stay really healthy as their stage mom/caregiver Here’s a great breakfast that keeps me going strong. It’s one of my faves. Easy smeasy!
Marcia’s Stage mom breakfast
1 english muffin
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
dab of butter
sprinkle of salt/pepper
julienne tomatoes (optional)
Pour about one tablespoon olive oil on pan and heat.
Cook eggs according to your liking.
( I prefer mine well done) Melt cheese on egg.
Apply butter to muffin and heat on pan.
Place eggs on muffin to form sandwich. Serve warm.