bogeyandruby

Random stuff, reflections on the meaning of life and death, humour, self-deprecation, a bit of bad poetry.

My singer-songwriter-guitarist husband has an upcoming gig in February that he is really looking forward to. I’m happy for him. He works hard at his craft, is a prolific songwriter and a gifted (and patient) teacher. Since we met, he has generously invited me into the fold, whether to play guitar alongside him or accompany …

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Yesterday was the 10 year anniversary of one of the happiest days of my life. I think my husband was a tad disappointed that I didn’t blog about it so I will try to make up for it today. What was so great about it? Some girls are seduced by flowers; all it took for …

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It’s the small acts of kindness that get me through challenging days. Kind acts that I don’t necessarily appreciate at the time, but that I acknowledge later on when taking inventory of my day. Like the colleague who noticed how frazzled I was this afternoon and asked if she could help, the son who asked …

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When I announced to my husband today that my blog now had 37 followers, he congratulated me on having more followers than Jesus. After wiping away the almond milk latte I had just snorted through my nose, I had to ask … “Twelve disciples.”, he said with a grin. (I know, I know … but …

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Like most of you, getting through the past year was an uphill trudge. Working as a frontline healthcare worker during present circumstances is stressful but I am grateful for an excuse to get out of the house everyday and for the fact that I have a public sector job that is secure. My husband, spending …

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Sometimes, albeit rarely, I experience moments of perfect bliss, like this past Saturday morning when I had a quiet house to myself, dogs and birds fed and watered, the beginning of a long week-end stretching far ahead of me, a steaming cup of coffee and cream in one hand and a pearl of a new …

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My intention was to read 52 books this past year and I made it to 80. I will continue reading throughout 2020 and hope that the cataract surgery that is pending will ease the distressing eye strain and blurriness I have been experiencing of late. Impatient to begin a new list, I started the first …

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