Category Archives: Life (in general)

Missing My Papa (still!!)

Tomorrow, 08 March, is the memorial of my precious Papa’s passing. Although it has been a few years, I still miss him (so much!) And Mama (so much!) The two of them left a huge legacy of love with me, … Continue reading

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A Galactic Valentine Rose

HaPpY Valentine’s Day! Today doesn’t have to be about sweet tarts and mushy sentiment, but LOVE – the mystical, overwhelming amazing kind. Like this Heavenly galactic rose…. “A Rose made of Galaxies”  (Photo credit: NASA’s Hubble, 17 December 2010) Here’s … Continue reading

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…the February flu blues…

Virginia has been off the blogosphere (and any-o-sphere) for a week with a bad case of the flu. Extreme chills, high fever, headache, body aches, and bad cough – evidently this flu is running rampant through our town. So not … Continue reading

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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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