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(uplifting) holiday blues

(Reader Alert: you might need a tissue at hand…) After a plethora of lovely meals and family gathering(s), blogger Virginia (who also serves as a chief cook & menu strategist for family Thanksgivings) is in recovery mode. So grateful for … Continue reading

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Blues-Busting Holiday Blues

It’s a week before Christmas and Virginia (the person) has a bad case of holiday blues. The same Virginia almost to her Advent post-a-day gig goal (7 days to go?) Holiday blues? Yup. Incendiary blues from a bad case of … Continue reading

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ADVENT CANDY CANES (of Love & Understanding)

Advent is a season of waiting, of preparation, of seeking (like wise men and women.) For new Roses in the Rubble readers, Virginia’s post-a-day Advent gig usually entails a brief inspirational quote, picture, carol or (occasionally) more prolific thoughts. I … Continue reading

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MISSING OUR LOVED ONES @ ADVENT

And so it begins, ADVENT IS HERE. Today! The 1st Sunday of Advent, the countdown to Christmas (22 days to go!?!) Virginia had plans to post something grand, but today is the Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg, so a post … Continue reading

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Putting Love In…

Here in the final week of Advent, Christmas is just a few short days away. As we hurry and scurry amidst the holiday rush, crushed by lists, lines, traffic, frustrations & elusive parking places, it’s a good idea to stop … Continue reading

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

grace, peace & LOVE (the non-mushy kind!)* virginia : ) (*mushy ’tis OK if you’re sweeting your sweetheart!) p.s.  Virginia the blogger is dashing (literally) but if you would like to read her take on Valentines day (especially for the … Continue reading

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ADVENT: … uncomplicated joy…

So, it’s really late & i will just leave you with one thought that has been mulling (like a good hot wine) in my head today: JOY DOES NOT HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED. There it is – something for YOU … Continue reading

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