Blogging from A to Z Challenge: K is for… (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2023 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (My life in first drafts), but this year, instead of pretending there were ever plans, I am unashamedly blogging my theme letters on the fly.  So, here goes nothing!

So, without further ado, K is for Kevin.

Kevin is my guy. What can I say? He doesn’t like me to talk about him, or share pictures of him, but I am going to do both here, briefly anyway.

We met in 1994. He was the sound engineer for a traveling revue show that I was playing bass in. Saskatchewan Express was the name of said revue show – every summer they did a tour and every December they did a two-week show (not really a Christmas show, although they did do Christmas music once or twice). I played that winter show for several years, but only did the road show once – and that is how I met Kevin.

We were on a dinner break, between a dress rehearsal and a show at a hotel in Regina. I had had to run out for something and when I came back I was alone in the room where dinner was laid out, so I sat to eat something when in walked Kevin. He sat with me and we talked. That was all. But as the tour progressed we began to hang out more and gradually became a couple, much to the delight of the woman who was in charge of the show – she took full credit for our meeting!

Kevin worked as an excellent sound engineer and production guy (I don’t know what’s his official title was, but he organized and ran music shows in bars, at exhibitions, on tours, etc.) from long before I met him until just over 20 years ago when he decided to go back to school and become an optometrist. And he succeeded in spades becoming Dr. Kevin, I think in 2016. Time means nothing to me any more…everything either seems like yesterday or a million years ago. When he graduated he found a job in Victoria and we moved out here – and we have now been here for 17 years. And he even eventually started his own clinic!

We both love cats (as you may have guessed) and BBQ and hanging out at home. We are not big travel people, preferring to relax in a beautiful city with great weather, and our kitties. And friends. And family.

This is Kevin, on the right, walking with his sister who also now lived in BC, albeit on the mainland. She was in town for Easter and I took the opportunity for a nice candid and yet non invasive shot.


Thanks for visiting my 2023 A to Z Challenge – Letter K.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter A, A to Z 2023 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Guess I’m kind of a rebel too…although I do like using the “official” letters…

Posted on April 13, 2023, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. What a great picture!

  2. You both are so talented and have done so many things.

  3. Great image. Anita

  4. So how lucky for you both that you decided to do the road show that once! Life turns on such little things sometimes.

  5. I love hearing about how couples meet. My husband’s name is also Kevin and we met at university when Kevin came to visit his best friend who just happened to live next door to me. The friend asked if they could come to the party that my Theatre group was hosting at one of the downtown hotels and of course I said yes. The rest is history.

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