Dear Miss Molly

So a while ago i won a competition on Being Brazen’s blog.  The prize was a beautiful clutch bag and a brooch from you

Well, they finally came!!! *super excited* Can i just say…you packaged it so beautifully i was almost sad to unwrap it:)  Thank you so much once again Miss Molly and Being Brazen!!!!

How absolutely gorgeous is this packaging??

Gorgeous!!!!!!      

Thanx ladies:)

Love
Ruby
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Dear readers

So it’s time for one of my favourite regular blog entries:)  I’ll finish a couple of sentences and then you can finish them in my comments section.

People….will believe what they want to believe and no matter what you say you won’t be able to convince them otherwise

It’s better to….sort issues out directly….hashing, rehashing and indirect methods are bound to end in bigger issues

Sometimes.…spending a Sunday morning in the sun having a picnic with people who make you laugh is worth offering up some study time.  I was way more productive afterwards anyway:)

Exercise…..is not always fun but it’s an amazing way to clear your head

Currently listening to…….The Inside…by Def Leppard

I’ve learned…….that being patient is the best way to deal with a lot of things

There are times….when all you need to soothe your soul is good company

Now off you go my lovelies.  Your turn:)

Love
Ruby
xxxxx

P.S. Don’t forget about my little pet project.  Please send me your secrets:)

Dear Being Brazen

I won! I won! I won! *does excited little dance*.  Thank you so much to BeingBrazen and the competition she recently ran on her blog with the help of Miss Molly.

In the very near future you’ll see me prancing around with this gorgeous clutch bag and brooch…can anyone say #SexyRuby?

I’m one of those people who NEVER win competitions, yet lately I’ve been blessed with so many awesome things.  First the iPad and the data from Afrihost and now these two visions of gorgeousness.  I’m incredibly grateful:)

Much Love
Ruby
xxxxx

Dear readers

Yep…it’s that time again, where you guys get to play along on my blog:)  I’ll complete a few sentences and then you guys can complete it in the comments section:)

I am…..OK

Doing….something nice for a stranger can really lift your spirits

My dad….would be so proud…I changed a tyre all by myself yesterday

My white shorts…..are ruined thanks to the combination of a storm and the changing of the tyre

Family….plays a very important role in my life

I wish…so many things at the moment, but most of all I wish that my gran would get better. And if that’s not the way it should be, then i really wish that she won’t suffer.

Stressed…is how i feel at the moment. Stressed about my final exams for my masters at the end of the month, stressed about my gran…stressed stressed stressed.

Right! now off you go my lovelies…go and complete the sentences in the comments section.

Love
Ruby
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Dear Readers

Yep…it’s that time again, where you guys get to play along on my blog:)  I’ll complete a few sentences and then you guys can complete it in the comments section:)

Life.…..is not always like a box of chocolate…sorry Forrest, your mom and i don’t agree.

Everything….have you ever considered the vastness of somebody telling you that you are their everything? It’s overwhelming and awesome and i don’t think anyone can truly comprehend exactly how much you mean for that person.

I love.….my parents…i really really do:) they do these awesome and unexpected things that just make me love them more and more each day.

Happiness….can be found in the small things around me

Laughter…..can change a lot of things, heal many things and lift your spirit.

Music….is where i find most of my inspiration in life.  It’s the big love of my life, keeps me sane and heals my heart repeatedly

Now it’s your turn:)

Love
Ruby
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Dear Drunk Driver

Tonight at 10 minutes to midnight it will be exactly 5 years since that fateful night.  5 years….wow…I can’t believe it.  At times it feel like it couldn’t be that long…at other times i could swear the accident happened a lifetime ago.

I don’t know where you are in life, and I’m grateful that I don’t have any contact with you.  But sometimes i wonder if you ever think about that night.  If you ever even realised how much damage you caused.  Have you ever thought about it and wanted to apologize for it? As I’m sitting here writing this I realise that you never did.  Not even once.  You never apologized.  Not for the act and not for the consequences.  But I’ve forgiven you regardless.  I refuse to spend my life bearing a grudge, I’ll be the only one suffering if i did.

Sometimes i can’t help but wonder how different my life would have been.  And then my mind starts wandering towards the what ifs and the whys and the why Me’s.  But then i start looking at my life now.  Yes, at the time i was convinced you had ruined my life.  Being practically bedridden for two months was no joke.  The constant headaches that I’ll probably have for the rest of my life, my metal ankle, the scars, the fact that my wrist isn’t nearly as strong as it used to be, nightmares and a court case that went on forever those were and still are tough. 

But i look at my life now and i realise that i have so many blessings in the form of people, things, realisations and relationships.  And then i wonder how much of this i would have missed if I hadn’t been in the accident.  The fact that i emerged from that accident with my life was a miracle in its self…and for that I’m eternally grateful.  It made me a more aware, more grateful, more ‘wanting to live’ kind of person. 

For a very long time talking/writing/thinking about the accident kind of brought my heart to my throat.  But as i sit here today I realise that is a thing of the past.  Yes, i still have nightmares sometimes and the scars, pain and blaring metal detectors at airports will always be a reminder.  But you know….reminders of how different things could have been and how lucky I am to be alive have now been filed into the positive rather than the negative side of my brain.

I hope you are happy.  I hope you have found peace, and i hope you have become more responsible in time.

Regards
Ruby