Sequestered: A Blog by Marcy Mary

Hi! It’s me, Marcy Mary. Did you miss me? Well, I missed you. Every time I thought about writing a blog, I was needed by one of my family. Mom is staying with Aunt Bertha for a few days as she recuperates from successful emergency gall-bladder surgery. Before she left, Mom said to me, “Marcy […]

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Learning to Breathe

I woke up to heavy rain this morning, an unusual happening in SoCal in April. Wet weather was early and late this year, but something to surely be grateful for. Within seconds, the circumstances we are living in descended, and I had the sense that although the next two weeks will be difficult, we are […]

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One Way to Help: Make a Mask

There are many ways to reach out to our communities or individuals at this time. But have you ever done a “good work” and felt like you were being blessed in the doing? That’s how I felt as I finished up my twentieth mask for the hospital staff at our local medical centers.  I’m not […]

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The Gratitude Box

I had a very trying morning the other day. Nothing major, just a whole flock of irritations. So I knew I was not in the right frame of mind when I sat down to write this blog.  While I was waiting for my ancient Mac to open Word, I noticed a small box that had […]

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In the Garden

Even though it is always curled in the back of our minds as a little knot of anxiety, I am not going to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Well, maybe just a little … If you are like me, you are up to your eyeballs in breaking information, including political dithering, self-isolation advice, closures and shortages, dire […]

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Looking for the Pot of Gold …

March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day, and I’ve decided to let you in on a little secret. My mother wanted to name me “Kathleen Mavourneen” after the old Irish ballad, but my older sisters prevailed and I ended up with “Kathleen Helen.” (I think I prefer “Mavourneen.”) My heritage is not all Irish, but I […]

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Good News or Bad News?

I know I’m a dinosaur, but I get a print newspaper daily. Yes, the news is sometimes hours old and maybe a bit stale, but when I open my LA Times, I can filter what is going into my head. Yesterday, I turned to the front page and noticed every article was either scary or […]

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The Bedtime Story

Brooke, my human cousin, was spending the night, and she asked me if I would like to hear a bedtime story. When Joey was younger, he insisted on a bedtime story. While I rested at the foot of the bed, Dad or Mom (or sometimes Hattie) would read a boring story to him, and soon […]

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Desert Dreams: a blog by Marcy Mary

I’m trying to find a sunny spot to have my morning nap. But the sun is being capricious. I admit I did like basking in the sun in the desert—first, warming my back, then turning on my sides, and lastly, my belly. Heaven! When I was indoors, it seemed that at almost any time of […]

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The Blue Butterfly

The last line of my previous blog read, “I think it is going to be a rough re-entry.” Little did I know how prophetic those words would be … On February 2, we celebrated our grandson Zeke’s birthday at Leo Carrillo Beach with a barbecue. Friends and family gathered on a gorgeous California winter day.  […]

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