Marsha Musing

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

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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I don’t know what to say

I'm trying not to let the anxiety take over. Like many people (most?) I'm not really sure what to do. So, I'm doing what I can and staying home. As I've said jokingly to my friends, self-isolation and social distancing are totally in my wheelhouse! I don't feel like I...

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Self-Isolate

Hello, March. I'm well. I failed at posting every day in February, but I learned a lot from trying. Now to see if I can implement that learning! In the meantime, I freaking love this: xkcd.com

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Consistency

O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon,That monthly changes in her circle orb,Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Like the moon, I am inconstant. I like to think that I'm pretty good at doing what I say I will do,...

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Smoky Bananas

Our wood stove is not playing nice. The pipe is clogged and it's not drawing properly. Landlords have been notified and it will probably get cleaned out early next week. The weather has improved today and it's back above zero, but yesterday it was bloody cold so we...

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