September 28, 2015

Oh Toronto Pt. 2

September 28, 2015
This is long. You've been warned. 

The next day, my sister had to work so her husband and I set off to continue exploring the city. We met up with my parents at their hotel and stopped to chat for a bit before heading to the Ex. 


As soon as we walked into the Ex, sissy's hubs saw that Superdogs was performing so we raced to the show only to find that we had to wait until the next showing since this one had already started. With at least an hour and a half to kill, we wandered through the Ex looking at the "best in show" plants, the sand castle sculptors, and the mossy bears.


We made it out to the fair where I found the oh-so-delicious waffle ice-cream sandwich. 
Y'all. 
HEAVENLY.


After we walked around the fairgrounds, we went back inside to the Sherlock Holmes exhibit (I still need to find this picture...) and ran to Superdogs incredibly early to get some of the best seats in the house. After the 30 min show was over, we decided to leave and meet up with my sister for dinner. 


We caught the streetcar up Bathurst to College St. and walked down to Vivoli for dinner. We each got a different, delicious pizza and a drink and had such a good time. We then walked to the most unassuming bar ever - Black Hoof Cocktail Bar - where we continued to drink and make fools of ourselves. We finally decided to call it a night since the next day would be jammed full of errands and partying. 


We woke up Saturday knowing we had a lot of errands to run before the party, so we grabbed Tim Horton's and went grocery shopping. We bought food so we could host my parents for a late lunch and ordered food for brunch the next morning. My parents came by the house later in the day to eat and catch up with my sister since they had only gotten into town the night before and hadn't seen her yet, and they were leaving in the morning. 

We got all fancy around 5ish before taking an Uber to the party venue, where I proceeded to meet all 264894 of their closest friends (okay... maybe that is an exaggeration, but there were a good bit of people there). I spent most of the night talking to and dancing with my brother-in-law's brother and his girlfriend and their cousin, but I did manage to dance with my mom and sister before the night was over. After the party ended, my sister, her husband and I stayed a little bit afterwards to talk to the band before heading back home.


In the morning, my sister held brunch at the house and I headed out to the airport to catch my 2pm flight back to the States. 
And lucky for me, I got the row all to myself going home.


I'll be back Toronto.

September 19, 2015

Am I the Only One?

September 19, 2015
Am I the only one who doesn't want to blog sometimes?
Am I the only one who would rather just sit and read other blogs?

I can't tell y'all how many times I've come on here to write a post and just thought "not today."
I struggle to keep this blog active and running 1) because of my crazy schedule that I'm still adjusting to 2) because I just don't have much going on in my life right now that can be shared and 3) I just don't want to

 I've gone to events and thought "I should blog about this" only to enjoy myself so much that I didn't take one single picture. And y'all - I take a lot of random pictures - but sometimes I don't want to do it just for the blog. I don't want to force pictures when the moments are wonderful just so I have something to share with y'all.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the blogosphere and I love the people I've met, the outlet it has provided, and the fact that I'm creating a virtual journal to look back on my life and thoughts for years to come. I still come on here to read about everyone else's lives every single day because I love seeing all that y'all have going on, but my life has plateaued at the moment (and that's okay, big things are coming).

So you'll see me around about as frequently as you have been (1x/week) but know that I'm still reading, still commenting and still loving all of you in the meantime. 

I'll be back with some exciting stuff later on.

September 13, 2015

Oh Toronto

September 13, 2015
How I love thee..

This recap will most definitely be broken up over at least two parts because I took so many pictures.

I went to Toronto back in August for my sister's post-wedding party... Basically a party for all of those who couldn't come to Atlanta for the wedding. I, however, went up there a few days early so I could explore the city.

The night I arrived, I dropped my stuff off at my sister's place and she, her husband and I walked to this delicious burger spot called Hole-E Burger. With all of us being so tired, we decided to call it a night after that and went back home to go to bed. 


The next morning, my sister and I decided to explore the city since she had taken the day off so we trudged through the rain to Tim Horton's for breakfast and hopped on the train towards the city. We window-shopped on Bloor St. and walked down to the Bata Shoe Museum. 



After the Bata Shoe Museum, we walked to the train and decided to head down to the CN Tower since the weather had gotten a little better. 









The CN Tower was INSANE. Sis and I wanted to do the SkyPod, which is an extra 33 stories above the main observation tower. Boy how did we regret that one! We got to the tippy top and wanted to go back down immediately... Too high. Too much. However, I do think everyone should at least go to the main observatory if they visit Toronto.

The Distillery District was our next stop where we shopped and then dined at El Catrin. Y'all. Such good food and such good margaritas! Apparently it's hard to get into this place, but we got there so early it didn't matter lol




Part 2 to come!

September 5, 2015

#GifLife

September 5, 2015
Me on Sunday night before work:


Me on Monday night after my first 12 hr shift this week: 


Making patients smile one by one, woohoo!

Me on Tuesday night after my second 12 hr shift...


and after the decision to go out for drinks after work anyway: 


Me on Wednesday after being asked to help rescue stray kittens:




Thursday morning after being awake too long on Wednesday night:


Me on Thursday night after my 8 hr shift:


Me on Friday sitting in my 8 hr computer class:


Waiting for traffic to die down so I can go home Friday night:


At the UGA game today:


But we won though, so hey... It's all good ;)

Oh and one more for good measure:



How was your week??
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