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Snapshots & Whatnot: Mountains, Seas & Me

As folks venture out to favorite beach and mountain retreats for a respite from COVID-19 and worries of all sorts, here’s a quote from one of Virginia’s previous posts about travel (circa 12 July 2012) and snapshots to go with… … Continue reading

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UPSIDE-DOWN PINEAPPLE CAKE BLUES

The next week or so Virginia is sharing a few posts from her archives (before she learned about things like “tagging.”) Here’s one from her first month of blogging (11 July 2011.) Last weekend I experienced a bad case of … Continue reading

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Celebratory Grooves @ Roses in the Rubble!

There’s a party going on here @ Roses in the Rubble. Today Virginia’s blog turns NINE! As faithful readers know, celebratory grooves for Virginia usually involve chocolate (lots of chocolate!) Can’t believe it’s been 9 years since Virginia ventured into … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Springs of LOVE!

On this summer Sunday (when we may be feeling a little hot and bothered) here’s a reminder that God’s love never runs dry. “This I have known for certain, that God is love. Even if I have been mistaken on … Continue reading

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…strategic timeouts (more #tea anyone?)

You may be thinking, “Virginia, enough about tea already!” The challenge with sharing something appreciated (forever) is squeezing everything in one post. There are so many teas. Virginia still has many more favorites! Like this lovely green Rishi Jasmine Tea. … Continue reading

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KEEP CALM AND DRINK #TEA!!

Our world is filled with whacked out challenges, so what to do? Take a timeout today with Virginia for a little calm and lots of fantabulous tea. For tea groupies like Virginia, tea is something to be enjoyed whether sitting … Continue reading

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Teatime with Mama…

Yesterday was the memorial of my precious Mama’s passing. Oh, how I miss her! Mama, enjoying tea + treat I sent this pic out to my siblings yesterday after finding it in the recesses of my iPhone. Mama always enjoyed … Continue reading

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Fatherless on Father’s Day (again!)

On Father’s Day here’s a post shared awhile back that resonates today… Cherished and adored, two words that remind me of my father. And loved. Although it’s been several years since Papa passed, there’s still a crater-sized hole in my … Continue reading

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The Weight of the Matter

“Keep in mind that even during a pandemic no matter much chocolate (and cheese) you eat, your earrings will still fit.” Anonymous A comforting thought in these troubled times, especially for chocoholics like Virginia. Virginia is glad her earrings still … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote Monday: Fresh-eyed Friendships

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value … Continue reading

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