This is me. You can call me Jay.
I don't live by an ocean, but I like to visit them. This particular ocean, if you are interested, is in San Sebastian, Spain. You should visit there. It is lovely.
I live in Ottawa, where I work as an Executive in the Public Service. I know that you are thinking that this means that I am boring. But I am not. I am the edgiest public servant that I know. And probably the edgiest public servant that you know too, I would bet. I dress extremely well, I rock cool haircuts and colours, I'm an awesome blues singer, and I follow my life passions without regret. These passions include: wine, Bruce Springsteen, football, my friends and family, and most importantly...
|Kind of handsome, n'est-ce pas?|
This is my husband. You can call him Hubby. He likes wine. Which is good, because he is a trained sommelier. And a damn good one at that.
He and I met almost eleven years ago, and despite spending the first 18 months of our relationship separated by 5,000km (Yellowknife to Ottawa, if you are interested), we have been together ever since. After thinking long and hard about it, we finally got married - much to the delight of my very Catholic parents - a little over three years ago. It was a small, casual, backyard ceremony, followed by a reception at a local pub. I wore a backless, gold sequin dress. I told you that I am edgy.
Now, our parents - and most other people who know us - are sitting back and waiting for me to pop out...
|Oh wait... that's an empty frame...|
This is my blog. Indeed, it started out being entirely about the Beast - about the trouble that he gets into, the even bigger trouble that this in turn gets me into, and about the many lessons that I have learned - and continue to learn - as he burrows his way even further into my heart...
Then I found that I had more stories to tell. Sometimes they involve Fergus, but sometimes they don't. Either way, they all reflect who I am (the edgiest, happily married, happily child-free and happily dog-owning public servant that you will ever meet). Which means that they also reflect those who matter the most to me. Those who ground me. My herd.