Thursday, December 31, 2009

One My Own Again...

After being here for 10 day my Mom and sister are gone. I dropped them off at the bus stop this morning. It was really sad to see them leave. We had a great time, and it definately made my holidays to have them here. I am glad that my Mom is spending New Year's with Randy but I miss them already...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


As the end of the semester draw closer to the end, I have to many thoughts running through my head...

...What will next semester be like? Who will I be friends with?

...I want to go home, see my friends and family. Drive my little baby car, cuddle with my puppy and kitties, be able to eaves drop on conversations as a walk through a public place.

...I want to see Michael, to be held, to share a New Year kiss.

...I really ought to start on my educaton degree back at Concordia.

Thoughts are just a constant background noise inside my head, forever circulating. When ever someone talked about going home, or thier Christmas plans it makes me sad. I want to go home, I want to do the annul Christmas marathon of family.

I watched Love Actually last night. The begining and end of the movie are scenes of people greeting each other at the airport. I cant wait until I set off the escalator on Mayb 20th and see my family standing there waiting to embrace me, to take me home - where I belong.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Garbagemen Strike

This is the dumpster that is right outside of my apartment. In the top picture you can see the door into the apartment building on the right. It is huge, and it is one of the smaller piles. It smells... uhg.
On a happy note, I dont smell anymore because the water heater is fixed. Yeah!

Friday, December 4, 2009


So before going to Louve, I had heard people say that it was big and that you could spend an entire day there or at least hours. I thought they were crazy, who would want to spend the entire day at one Museum? Well I did now anticipate the Louve to be so big... it was huge. I was amazed! And the art there, amazing! I mean it out to be though if you are going to steal art from other countries and cultures you might as well take the best, right?
I believe this is Eros and Psyche. I found it to be stunning in real life, although as usual it doesnt come out as much in the picture. It is just such a tender, passionate love.
Nike of Samothrace. I learned in my art history class yesterday that Livy didnt consider this to be art. I guess that in its original location it was on a ship in the middle of a body of water. and the lights would reflect up on it. Livy didnt like his sense interacting while observing art and he didnt like it to be to realistic.

I thought these guys were pretty cool. We saw too, they were copying the paintings. The other one that we saw (but couldnt take apicture of) her painted was better because the colors were faded and it brought so much more the painting.

...Oh the Mona Lisa. What a dissapointment.
Yes, Victory Leading the People. You have to love it!

We spent a goof coupe of hours at the Louve before heading off the Orange Museum and then to lunch. It was a nice place but we kept getting lost and stuck in certain spots. So we were desperate to get out after having been stuck in the sculpture sections and missed Rembrant. But that is ok.

Monet at the Orange Museum

They were so amazing. They had two oval shaped rooms that each had 4 mural paintings. They were so beautiful, relaxing, thought inspiring. We just sat there relaxing out tired feet.
Afterwards we went to grab some lunch and I had my first bowl of French Onion Soup. It was very hardy, I liked it but the onions looks like worms or leeches or something and that kind of freaked me out. But I ate it anyway.

Paris! Part II

Ok, a little out of order...

The Seine River. It was cold outside, so I didnt think much of it. But I am sure that it was great in all of its glories.
SO, at the end of the gardens that are next to the Louve there is a very cute Christmas Bazzaar that we went to twice. It was soo cute and the food that we had there was great. We had Hot Spiced Wine and Chocolate cover Merengue blobs. This picture is one of the bother - we didnt get out food there but we got out food from the sister booth - but inside the vat next to the Elf is cheesy Potatoes and Ham. It reminded me of the dish that my Mom makes, but they used a different kind of cheese.
An example of the Christmas decorations. They had lights everywhere, including the side streets that werent even near the ehart of the city.

The Arch, again I was cold and after I took this picture ducked into a Mc D's and ordered a Cappiccino!

This is at Notre Dame, I lit a candle.

So Thursday night we arrived in the city and then met Ethan's Family for Thanksgiving dinner. We went to this cute little bistro and had amazing food! We had snails instead of turkey though!


So Morgan and I were walking back to the hostel one evening and we ran into a little street market. We were in awe at all the yummy breads!
This is the dessert table. We didnt actually buy anything from this table (we split a sausage) but they all looked so good, I think that I could have had one of everything!
On Saturday Morning we went to Notre Dame. It was ominous, I can describe it in no other way. It was so beautiful, but I was slightly ticked off at all the visitors that were unrestrained (by themselves and the gaurds) they had the flashes going and were talking pretty loud (at least I thought so). I would have thought that they would have respected this little old lady praying in one of the side chapel places, but no someone took a picture of her praying and all kept talking.

Outside Notre Dame, the doors were so pretty, I just had to get a picture with it as the background!

Saturday night we met up with Ethan's family (that is Morgan's boyfriend) for dinner. Their hotel is near the Eiffel Tower so we met at the Eiffel Tower and then went to dinner. It was cool, but I mean it is just a hunk of metal.

Our Trip back to Greece was short, we both passed out as soon as we sat down. We didnt even notice the plane take off! The trip was great!