I was supposed to write this days ago, but I fell victim to house sitting for my parents upon my arrival home from Canada, and then I ended up staying there a couple more days after they got home. Oops? The conversation with my dad this morning went a little something like this:
Dad: Heading off to work soon?
Me: Yeah, just getting ready.
Dad: Okay. So what’s the plan with staying here?
Me: You know I love staying here.
Dad: Is there a reason you can’t go back to your apartment?
Me: Well no, I just like staying here.
Dad: Yeah…I think you should go home then.
Me: Yeah, probably.
That was that, and now I’m home. I worked, went back to their house to gather my things, stopped at Target, and carried on. But speaking of Target, I have a money story. I went to Target to buy some makes, toiletries, a card for Grandma, school supplies, and Season Two of The Big Bang Theory (I am becoming obsessed with that show). I got in the check out line behind a mother, father and daughter. The girl was going off to college (awww) and her parents were buying her stuff for the dorm. Their total? $733! I am not kidding. And I didn’t even see any school supplies, this was just dorm stuff. When the older woman finishing ringing me up, I looked at her and said, “Now that’s how you do school shopping.” She laughed at me. Good times.
Anyways…moving on to Canada: Part Two. I spent my Saturday morning doing a bit of blog writing and playing with Winston, Adam’s family dog. He is just adorable!
Once Adam and I were ready for the day, we braced the rain and headed into Winnipeg. We started out by going to The Forks where there are little shops and restaurants. There is also a park and a river to walk by, but with the rain we stuck inside. We purchased blended coffees in one building and went to another so I could buy some fudge for my dad and myself – delicious! We then went up an elevator to look out at the city, though it’s only five stories up (give or take a story – can’t remember, naturally). It was still raining a bit, and my camera wasn’t loving it (notice the smudge on the image below).
After The Forks, Adam and I headed to the cinema to watch “Eat, Pray, Love.” If you’re curious, I have not yet finished reading it. I’m not one to see the movie unless I’ve read the book, but I’ve been so excited for the film that I couldn’t wait on it. And I will simply say that I was not disappointed by the result of the film, but I’m not going to talk too much about it. Darn spoilers and all – I try avoiding them. The only thing I will say is I couldn’t have picked a better cast. Great film chemistry all around!
All of the pasta in the film made us hungry, so our final stop being home was the grocery store. We purchased pasta, alfredo sauce, vegetables and beef, and for myself I picked up some Canadian candy – Coffee Crisps, Cadbury chocolate, Kinder and Smarties, need I say more? When we got home, the party began. We made drinks and dinner and had the most delicious meal I’d had since arriving in the fine Canadian lands. And I loved filling the stove top with pots and pans – I felt like a real cook!
Finished product – success!
I was one proud mama.
That was essentially the end of my Canada adventure. I could add more, but with my terrible memory this was all I could gather at the present time. Either way, know that I had a blast.
In other news, I officially have all of my grades from spring semester. I had been waiting on one for a while because I didn’t hand in the project until the end of July. The last class was with my England trip that I went on in May and June, so naturally the grade would be late anyways. But now that I have it, I’m going to be proud of myself. Here are my results:
Introduction to Creative Writing: A+
Introduction to Publishing: A
British Literature I: C
Creative Writing (England class): A
Semester GPA: 3.38
Cumulative GPA: 3.35
For some that might not look amazing (especially that C), but I have never been a really good student. I probably haven’t done that well since elementary school, and I wish I were kidding. I have always struggled in school, mainly from a lack of effort and motivation. But ever since going back to college last fall I have felt more excited about it (and life in general), and that excitement has gone a long way in improving how I look at school and how I do with it. I celebrated with a glass of wine and another viewing of “You’ve Got Mail” – I’ve watched it five times this week, again I wish I were kidding.
I am now nearing 12:30 in the morning, so I find it only appropriate that I get some sleep. I hope everyone has had a great week and enjoys the weekend.
Have you ever been to Canada? If so, what did you think of it?
What are you doing this weekend?