Category Archives: Life (in general)


In this place of space in-between Christmas and New Year’s hope everyone is having a grand time… My idea of a (really good) time: my niece Megan’s cheeseboard on Christmas Eve when she hosted us to a divinely delicious meal … Continue reading

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(Leafy) Attitudes of Gratitude

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder… When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  G.K. … Continue reading

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Bubble Baths (of God’s Love!)

Virginia is a bubble bath gal who enjoys escaping into the bubbles, especially during times of stress. When slammed, however, a bubble bath tends to become an irregular occurrence when it seems like a luxury of sorts. But, oh, the … Continue reading

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Life is Difficult (a poem by Virginia : )

Virginia is not one for writing much poetry (an occasional poem puts in an appearance here @ Roses in the Rubble, usually written by others?) but last week this poem came scribbling out while lunching out, so this week I … Continue reading

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“Happily Ever After” @ Halloween?

With the plethora of Christmas movies deluging Hallmark channels AND Lifetime, what to do on Halloween? Watch a favorite movie of Virginia’s that combines BOTH! Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Who says Christmas has the corner on happily-ever-afters, what … Continue reading

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Last week my brother Dwight and I had a grand time visiting our older brother and his wife in Ohio (more on that later this week.) On the return drive as fall foliage bedazzled us through the mountains of West … Continue reading

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A little (self-medicating) Laughter…

Last week this redhead threw her back out (ouch, ouch!) Not a good time for such an occurrence given celebratory weekend plans (adapted a wee bit) for a certain redhead who marked the passing of another year. (Life is a … Continue reading

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