Marsha Musing

Stolen Lilacs

Stolen Lilacs

There's an empty lot down the street. It's got the only FOR SALE sign on our street without one of those obnoxious Neon Orange/Black SOLD stickers on it. The lot is bordered by trees and tons of lilac bushes. My daily walk takes me right past this aromatic wonderland...

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Dandelions

I’ve been paying extra attention to dandelions over the last few weeks. They are so damn cheerful! I especially love the period in early spring where they are all still yellow, bright pompom pops of sunshine from every green space. As spring progresses, their growth...

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C’est le Way

C’est le Way

Some people wanna fill the world With silly love songs And what's wrong with that?Paul McCartney Goals: 2019: learn to play ukulele2020: learn to play guitar2021: learn to write songs Press Play to Listen: C'est Le Way by Marsha Amanova My first song! It's simple and...

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Enjoying the Peaceful Pause

I love this time of year, the pause between Christmas and the New Year. I've been able to enjoy it throughout my life, as a kid, a student, staff at a University, and now that I'm self-employed. It's a wonderful time to reflect on the past and imagine the future while...

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Reading Highlights 2020

Since 2012 I've kept track of the books I read in Goodreads. I've set a reading challenge for myself each year since 2014. Sometimes I reach it, often I don't. I like the idea of reading a book a week, but after reading 60 books in 2018 & 88 in 2019, I set a 60...

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A hard COVID Christmas

I wanted to make another ukulele Christmas song video this year, but with the pandemic, it's been really hard to find any holiday spirit. I remembered the Dolly Parton song "Hard Candy Christmas" from the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (which I performed...

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Fridge Magnet Poetry

Fridge Magnet Poetry

I may not participate in most of the so-called social mediums, but that doesn't meant that I don't spend time doing silly things online. One of my recent faves is https://frij.io/ Each day a new set of words is presented, displayed as a virtual fridge magnet poetry...

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Write More

All signs are pointing me to: write more. Focus on quantity. Show up. Show up even when weary, lost, confused and fearful. But show up and write. Something, anything. Don't stop making an effort towards quality, but get over it. There's no judge here except the one in...

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That Dandy Little Lion

This is our second spring in our little rental house in Sackville, NB. And I recall witnessing and being delighted by the same dandelion last year. This intrepid little fucker has pushed out the side of our driveway by the chimney. Delightful. View this post on...

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My Birthday 2020

My Birthday 2020

Yesterday was my birthday! I'm not one for parties or big celebrations anyway, but it was an extra-quiet birthday this year with everyone self-isolating and social distancing... My love was off work for the day so we took a drive up to the Northumberland Strait (still...

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