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A New Month A New Class

As I promised last week I went to Bobbi’s dance performance on Saturday, Till We Have Faces. After the show we brought a pizza back to my place and hung out, a great way to celebrate the end of exams! I ended up going to Bobbi’s show again on Sunday because I enjoyed it that much! I love watching my friend move, it was beautiful. That day I also got my weekly chores done, there is so much work to do around here for one person, especially an injured person…


The studio even had a resident cat! He was so friendly and soft, reminded me of my Cedric.

Monday we had our first day of Fashion Makeup, there was so much information to take in and we were assigned a ton of reading that night for homework : ( Tuesday we got to start applying makeup, starting with proper foundation and concealer, contouring, blush and some basic eye shadow styles.

On the way to class one day I noticed that the park I walk through which normally is teaming with pigeons andsquirrels  was a ghost town, there were no critters to be seen, I thought it quite odd. Until I saw this guy sitting perched in the tree…


A pretty hawk! That certainly explained the lack of critters lol. Right by the exit of the park I spotted another unfamiliar sight…

A raccoon! In the middle of the day! This week has been getting sunnier and warmer each day, this is my path home every day, just stunning! 

Friday things got more interesting, after class I had to go get my stitches removed, the clinic the school recommended closes 30 mins before we get let out of class so I had to find a different clinic. Thankfully the grocery store near my work actually has a walk in clinic inside of it, who would have thought…I didn’t wait too long, there was only 2 other people ahead of me. The stitches hurt coming out, thankfully my best friend Bobbi was there to be my emotional support! After, we treated ourselves to frappicinos and headed back to the apartment where we binged on pizza and chips!

On Saturday we decided to visit High Park to see the cherry blossom trees. We had to take the subway since its quite far, there were tons of people with the same idea as us and the park was packed.


If you aren’t interested in cherry blossom trees, there were other things to do at the park…

Like feeding swans, Canadian geese, and other ducks.

A giant castle shaped play structure for the kids, and there was even a free zoo (it was rather small but still neat to see. They even had a baby reindeer that was just born and was trying to stand for the first time!). All the sun yesterday was not our friend and we got a little burnt : (

After the park a friend from class and I went to the movies and saw Age of Adeline, it was really good, so far this weekend has been great! Today I’m getting my chores done, which is harder than usual with a shared laundry room. I swear my landlords are always doing laundry making it hard to find time for me to do mine. House work is made difficult by my injury, now that the stitches are out and its mostly healed its getting better but it does take twice as long to do every thing. Even school work is difficult with out the index finger on my dominant hand, I am only now being able to write with it, it makes all school assignments take twice as long as well. I must work on an assignment thats due tomorrow so thats all for now.

Until next time,



Two Weeks In Toronto

I decided to lump two weeks of blog updates together since I really don’t have that much going on, mostly I haven been spending a lot of time with friends.

On Tuesday night we visited an Irish pub.


On Groupon I found a introductory leather working class, I have always been interested in learning. In our first class we made passport holders.

On Friday, Bobbi brought breakfast over! In the afternoon Terry and I went to a restaurant up the street, Rashnaa, we had the lunch special for $4.95, it was yummie and well priced. 

Later in the evening we celebrated the Easter weekend with a group dinner…my first one away from home. The we made cookies!!!


Sunday was a gloomy day, there was a loss in the family so I was pretty emotional and sort of went about in a weird state while trying my best to be there for my family as much as  I could. That night a raccoon visited, he left quite the mess too.


The next day Bobbi and I took a walk to the West side of the city and checked out “China Town” their were lots of little shops and markets. We happened to be walking past a temporary Game of Thrones store where we got to sit in a replica of the Iron Throne!!

The only interesting thing that happened on Tuesday was receiving a call from my new boss, thats right, I got the job!!

Wednesday I did a bit of grocery shopping and Thursday I had my second leather working class. We started making our very own belts, I’m very excited to see the finished product, so far I am really enjoying this craft.

Friday was quite the day. First I had my hair coloured and cut, I had to get the style fixed because the last person who touched my hair with scissors ruined my look and now I just want my long hair back…Afterwards Bobbi, Terry and I went to Sin & Redemption to taste “cherry beer” it is really sweet and the only beer I have ever been able to enjoy. We followed up with coffee and doughnuts from Krispy Kream…I am glad this store is far away from my apartment otherwise I think I would be gaining some weight haha.  


I honestly can’t even remember Saturday happening (no mother it wasn’t because I was drinking). On Sunday I cleaned the apartment from top to bottom in preparation for classes and I made a butter chicken dish that usually is my favourite but I made it wrong, it was actually a disaster.

Then IT happened, my first day of class, there was a lot of orientation to get through but it was awesome! My first class is Photographic & Studio Hairstyling, I have never been good with hair so I’m really looking forward learning proper techniques.

We received our entire student kit and some how I managed to bring it home, just to give you an idea the duffle bag weighed 30 lbs, and that wasn’t the only thing I had to bring home….on my 30 minute walk….Needless to say I was drained when I got home. There was so much to do and practice, not to mention prep for the next day, some times I don’t think I know what I am getting into, but I am enjoying it I just need to get a bit more organized.

So it turns out I will be returning home for 3 days during May to attend a funeral service, I spoke with the president of the school and he assured me I won’t be penalized for my absence, which will just make every thing less stressful.

 Lastly, today, I managed to get lost walking to school, yay me. Thankfully I had planned to be there 30 minutes early so I didn’t end up being late. Im realizing I am going to need a lot more coffee through out the day to keep me focused, on the plus side there is a Tim Hortons 4 minutes away from the school. Im starting to make connections with the people in my class and other faculty and students, I think this is going to be an amazing 8 months.

With that I need to get ready for tomorrow, until next time.