If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is.

Good morning everyone.

I was up, early,

before the sun,

which isn’t really a big deal at this time of year,


I didn’t have to get up at 6,

I work from home,

it’s a short commute.

I had lots roaming,


my brain,

no matter how many notes,

I take, or post its,

I leave on my computer,

they’re always seems to be stuff,

that wakes me and says,

“hey you have to sign up for that, you have to renew that…”

and when it’s a new job,

with new skills to learn,

people to meet,

places to go,

well it’s more,


I am certainly,

not complaining,

I love new challenges,

and a stimulated brain,

is a healthy brain.

I’m taking a few minutes,

before I hop in the shower.

Emails are done,

the thing that woke me,

is done.

I had a lovely weekend.

Catherine and I went to,

the theater on Sunday,

a matinee,

the play was good,

not exceptional,

but, the seats were great,

I love live shows,

and I was there with the best company,

happy sigh.


we went to Mandy’s,

and had a smoothy,

sort of a re-creation,

of our first date in phase 2.

You see I met Catherine,

in August 2020,

we had 4 dates in a month,

and then my mother died.

We kept in touch,

but sporadically,

it was a tough time for me.

But after I moved in April of 2021,

she asked me out,

on a date,

we went to a weird,

art exhibit,

but, I didn’t care,

I was with her,

and she treated me,

to a smoothie,

a Date Me smoothie,

it has dates and peanut butter among other things, it’s delicious

and that was the day I knew,

I could really love this woman.

I have been happy in my life,

but, this is the happiest,

I have ever been.

I know me,

I am loved and love,

without conflict,

without demons.

To be clear,

I have demons,

everyone does,

but, they aren’t about,

my relationship.

We love each other,

without tension,

without expectations,

we love without wanting,

to change each other,

without compromise.

This is the happiest time of my life,

my friend, Ken,

is fond of quoting Kurt Vonnegut-

‘If This isn’t nice, I don’t know what is”

Have a great day you all,

appreciate the rare gifts in your life,

and definitely appreciate,

the nice,

it’s all around us,

hot tea, blue sky,

a good laugh,

the love of your loved ones.

Later girls,


Author: Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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