Author Archives: Marcy

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

Year in Review: 2014

{MultiMEDIA Splice, a link party} Year in Review: 2014 January New Life Amid the Polar Vortex I’ve never been a gardener, so it was eye-opening to see how much I loved coaxing sunflowers to bloom in my basement in the … Continue reading

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Beyond 101 Things: 15th Quarterly Report

{Link up your favorite post of 2014 or a “year in review” post at Year in Review: MultiMEDIA Splice #5.} 15th Quarterly Report: October – December, 2014 I finally shook off the doldrums after completing my 101 things in 1001 days … Continue reading

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What I Ate on Christmas: Getting Figgy with It

{Link up your favorite post of 2014 or a “year in review” post at Year in Review: MultiMEDIA Splice #5.} Warmth (Daily Post Photo Challenge) With older teens at Christmas, the focus isn’t much on the presents anymore. It’s on … Continue reading

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Link up your favorite post of 2014

In honor of the coming new year, I will be relaxing the rules on my new link party, MultiMEDIA Splice, and inviting bloggers to link up their favorite post of 2014. I hope to see you on Sunday. Merry Christmas! … Continue reading

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I accidentally angered a psychic

{Link up your favorite post of 2014 or a “year in review” post at Year in Review: MultiMEDIA Splice #5.} . I’m not superstitious. Sure, I knock on wood when something could jinx me, and I throw salt over my … Continue reading

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Searching for Jimi’s Castles Made of Sand

{Join me in “MultiMEDIA Splice,” a link party. Directions below.} An expanse of deep mud separated us from our quixotic destination, having been abandoned by the tide hours before. My husband shook his weary head at me. Surely I didn’t … Continue reading

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Tunnels of Love

{Join me in “MultiMEDIA Splice,” a new link party. Directions below.} “Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in … Continue reading

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Pork Carnitas: Meatlovers, Prepare to Swoon (MultiMEDIA Splice #1, a new link party)

{Join me in this new “MultiMEDIA Splice” link party. Directions below.} Pork Carnitas: Meatlovers, Prepare to Swoon Sure, I’ve had some success serving my family root vegetable tagine or butternut squash pasta sauce on Meatless Mondays, but the fact is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Outtakes

Every year for 15 years, I gather my sons in the yard to take a Thanksgiving snapshot. Some years there’s a turkey to baste, some we have to hit the road. Some years snow, some brilliant sunshine. Some years with … Continue reading

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Do Only Fuddy-Duddies Question Comedians and Interstellar?

How many times have I been that teacher in the front of the room when the kids are supposed to be working quietly, but wave after wave of suppressed giggles come forward? Does it even matter whether someone really cut … Continue reading

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