Dear Readers

You guys remember how this works right?  I start and finish a few sentences……you then complete the same sentences in the comments section:)

Apologies……. should always be acknowledged.  Whether they are accepted or not is irrelevant.
Sometimes…..not even peanut butter straight from the jar can soothe my troubles away.
A night out….when you are least in the mood for it is sometimes exactly what you need:)
Friends…..come in all shapes and forms and the real ones are life savers.
Talking….about something that bothers you doesn’t always make it better.
I hate...that double standards seems to be the way most people choose to live.
Worrying…about loved ones can make you physically ill.
Laughing…is truly the best medicine.
Stress…should be illegal.
Love…who you are, if you don’t…change it.
A hug…can cure a lot of things
Life….is not always unicorns, rainbows and roses.  But it’s how you choose to deal with the thorns that shows your real character.

Now it’s your turn:)

Dear Readers

So before I had a chance to blink it seems that 2 weeks have passed since my last post…..Thing is, I’ve been extremely busy lately.  Life and work has just been waaaaay past hectic.  I’m well…for those of you that might be worried..but I’m still feeling like a thinly stretched zombie person:)

So, in order to make up for my absence I’ll start off with my normal “Dear Readers” game.  You know how it works…I’ll complete certain sentences in the post and then you complete the same sentences in the comments section.

Drowning in red tape

I’m drowning……..in red tape at the moment.  It’s not ideal but it’s part of the job.  It does become rather frustrating when you’re trying to put the baddies away, but sadly even #CSIRuby has to adhere to certain rules in order to do her job properly.

I’m excited……for a whole bunch of reasons that I’m not quite ready to disclose here.  The reasons for my silence vary….in some cases it’ because I’m not quite ready to share it with the world, in others it is because I’ve been sworn to secrecy…..I’m super excited none the less:)

I hate…..unexpected large business expenses that you can’t possibly avoid and still run your business successfully.

Going for…..a manicure once in a while is really good for the soul.

My favourite song at the moment……..is “I love you” by Avril Lavigne.  STOP JUDGING ME!! I’m not usually a fan of this lady…but her latest album is actually really not bad…this song is awesome:)

Currently reading……The Wheel of Time series

And now it’s your turn:)

Love
Ruby
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Dear Readers

Right, so once again I’m forced to hang my head in shame and admit that I’ve been really bad with blogging lately.  My last post was almost a month ago…unacceptable, I know.  But you know…sometimes life happens, or creativity takes a hike, or I get blogging block and for the life of me I just can’t find ANYTHING to blog about.

So I decided to take it easy for a while…which I did.  And now I’ve decided to just kind of ease back into it with one of my favourite types of posts.  You guys know how this little game works.  I start a couple of sentences and finish them in the blog.  Then you finish the same sentences in the comments section….Play nice:)

I’m a bit annoyed…….at the fact that winter appears to be over *insert sad face here*.  I’m a BIG fan of the cold and not so much of the heat of summer.  It makes me even more annoyed to know that we’ve only had a handful of cold days this year…it’s SO unfair:(

I’m excited…..about the possible prospect of an amazing holiday at the end of the year.  Now I just need to pull all the little strings together to make it a reality.

I love….my job…STILL! For real! I’ve come to realise what a blessing it is to enjoy what you do so much that you are excited to get up in the morning.  That you can’t wait to see what the day will bring and what else you will discover.  To be a little bit like a record that got stuck on your job…I’m a lucky girl:)

If you pay a bribe…….and brag about it I will consider you an idiot.  I will also lose some respect for you.  On the flip side…if you pay a bribe and you go on about how corrupt our country is and you want to name and shame the guy that asked for the bribe…think again buster! If you paid the bribe…you are part of the problem…you should be naming and shaming yourself.

I recently read…..a quote that said “you were born because you are going to be important to someone”.  I liked it:) I don’t think you’re going to be important to just one someone though.  But i liked the principle of it.

The trick….of life is to hold on to the good experiences and let go of the bad ones.

I won’t…….support something if even a slight part of it is against my morals and principles, regardless of how amazing the concept is.

There is more power…..in holding your tongue at times than there is in insisting on sharing your opinion.  I’m still working on this one.

I’m in love…..with my latest toy…my B&W Zeppelin Air ❤

Now it’s your turn my lovelies:)

Love
Ruby
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Dear Readers

You all know this little game by now.  I start and complete a few sentences and then you play along and finish the same sentences in the comments section.

Coffee

I have become……. a bit of a coffee snob.  There is no doubt in my mind about this.  I really battle to drink poor quality coffee.  Sometimes I force myself to drink it in order to be nice, but it’s not an easy thing for me to do.

I’m not….very good with goodbyes.  And by goodbyes I mean having to bid the people closest to me farewell and know I won’t see them for more than a reasonable time of say a week or two.  I get very sad, and while i generally hold my pose well at the time of the goodbye I do eventually shed a couple of tears.  But don’t go and tell everybody I’m a softy and ruin my street cred OK?

This morning….I was surprised with 2 very unexpected phone calls from old friends I haven’t spoken to in forever.  It was a very pleasant surprise.

I realised…that I probably became more of a grownup in the last 3 months than I did in the 4 years preceding them.

I love…..evaluating my life and realising that I’m well on my way to fulfilling my dreams.  Things that I’ve thought were ONLY dreams are suddenly becoming reality…it’s a wonderful feeling.

It’s OK….to feel insecure sometimes, just don’t make a habit of it.

Being a hero…..can be overrated sometimes.  I’ll be heading to a doctor soon to have my ankle checked out.  I’m petrified at the thought that something has gone wrong with the metal plate, but the pain is truly unbearable and walking and driving are becoming increasingly difficult.

I love….the cold weather we are having today.  I’m SUCH a winter baby it’s not even funny.  the cold weather makes me happy:)

My family…is the best family in the entire world…TRUST me:)

Now it’s your turn.  Looking forward to reading your sentences!

Love
Ruby
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Dear Readers

Sooo…you all know this little game by now.  I start a sentence and then finish it.  Then you guys finish those same sentences in the comments.  Come play….

Blue Mondays…..like any other blue day of the week are inevitable.  They will happen at some point, life can’t always be awesome.

Eating at a fancy restaurant…does not mean you won’t get food poisoning from their stupidly expensive meals.

I care……about the people in my life more than anything else.

Singing and dancing…..around like a crazy person while I work makes me about a million times more productive.

Happiness…..is a choice.

Some choices…..are really hard to make, but the results make it totally worth it.

I am….happier than I’ve been in a long time.  Don’t get me wrong.  I wasn’t unhappy…i was happy, very happy in fact.  But I’ve made a few choices of late that have increased that happiness even more.

Life…..is good and awesome, even if i have to face a couple of blue Mondays, spider attacks and bouts of food poisoning.

My productivity at work….is directly linked to the height of the shoes I’m wearing (stole this one from Msbehaven…but it’s so true)

Now off you go my lovelies, now it’s your turn.

Love
Ruby
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Dear readers

Sooooo, I haven’t written you guys a letter in quite some time.  And as bad as I feel about neglecting you guys I’m not about to apologize:P It’s been a hectic 2 weeks.  The first week I spent trying to get all my affairs into gear and the second marked my first week in my new job as forensic investigator….*does excited little happy dance*.

SO I’ve decided to start off my new blogging streak with a dear readers post..you know, the little game I play where i start a sentence and then you get to finish it the comments section of the blog…play nice:)

I discovered….. That I really really love my new job:) it makes me feel alive and happy and passionate.

I do not….. in any way feel guilty bout building a case against someone who cheats and steals and embezzles for a living.  I look forward to knowing that I helped with something like that.

Spider……. bites are not ideal:/  2 in a week, even more so.  The left side of my face is currently completely swollen and I can barely see out of my left eye thanx to one of those scary, monster like, 8 legged freaks I’m so incredibly petrified of.

Friends….can be made over a glass of wine if you’re willing to take the risk of getting to know them.

That being said…. making friends with strangers….. can result in a situation you really don’t want (thank goodness I managed to dodge that bullet)

Eating….. the same breakfast every single day can get a bit boring…regardless of how elaborate and luxurious that breakfast may be.

The things…… I’ve missed the most in the last week has been my best friend and my house.

I love…my mac:)

Bad things….. happen to good people too:/

Not having access to internet….. can result in a big gap in information.  I only learned about the earthquake and the tsunami late on the evening it happened…as I only had access to internet after i got home from dinner.

OK my lovelies…off you go.  Your turn:)

Love
Ruby
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Dear Readers

So here’s how this little game goes:  I start and finish a couple of sentences, then you finish the same sentences in the comments section:)  It’s really quick and quite a bit of fun…

I am…..

………rather stressed about this whole job situation.  I’ve been trying really hard to NOT stress and to remain positive and I’ve mostly been pretty succesful, but the reality does hit me quite hard every now and again….I’m not good with not being in control of things this important.

The future…

…………..although slightly uncertain at the moment is looking very bright.  Full of new challenges and experiences and I’m VERY excited about this.

Happiness….

………..is your own choice, i know and believe this.  BUT a large part of my choice of happiness is entangled with the happiness of the people closest to me.  I really do want them to be happy and comforted and excited about life.  This makes me happy.

Lazy Saturdays and Sundays……

…………are sometimes the only medicine you need

Throwing your toys out the cot…..

…………….is generally not acceptable.  But I will concede that sometimes it is needed and probably the ONLY way you will receive the desired result.

My life….

……………….is an interesting mashup of people and things and emotions and experiences and uncertainties at the moment….i love it!

Right my lovelies…now it’s your turn:) And GO!

Love

Ruby
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