We all have those days that are just so shitty that you wonder how the hell you’re going to make it through it. I had a particularly bad one this week and unfortunately for me, I acted like a bit of a childish bitch. On the bright side — I’m usually able to realize that I’m acting this way and can smarten up pretty quickly. (Remark I did say usually, and that day was not one of those days. So sorry to anyone I was an asshole to ).
BUT then we also all have those days that are so amazing that you use this as the fuel to keep you going when your body just wants to quit. Today, my friends, was one of those days. Our two classes today were both interesting and a mix of the theory / practice route Grant MacEwan has for a lot of my theatre prod classes. (More about that in an upcoming blog post, I just could not help myself writing this post first. The other is still a work in progress.) We also had a couple nice breaks in between class and call times so we sat around, chatted, laughed and ate. Finally 5:30 came around and it was time to get to work. You’d think being at school until 10 would be torture — but really it wasn’t that bad. I mean, it definitely helps that I’m on an awesome crew and doing something that I love (paint), but it’s more than that. I was just having a good day and I felt like I was almost glowing.
Then I get home. XFactor is on. Spaghetti has been made. Cake is ready for consuming… What more could a girl ask for? Oh, I know! An overly supportive, caring, amazing mom who help you make your lunch cause you can never decide what you want to eat. A kitty cat who runs upstairs when you walk through the door. A puppy who gives you kisses. A step dad who argues with you about XFactor contestants… I’m honestly about as happy as they come right now.
Oh!!! and I get to go to Joussard this weekend!!! AND party it up with Uncle Bob, Nicole, Laura and all of my awesome family members! As well as eat the most scrumptious feast ever — the Auntie Maggie Thanksgiving Dinner. She is of course aided by my mom, my aunties Mitzi and Gina and some of her daughters (it varies from year to year). This year marks 9 years since my Kokum (grandma) passed away and I can’t wait to celebrate her life yet again this year. She was the glue that held us all together and even though she’s gone, Thanksgiving will gladly bring us all together again.
So now back to the subject… Surely another day will come along where I’ll be a grumpy pants again, but instead of focusing on that, I’m going to conquer it. I’m going to read this blog post again and I’m going to get back on my horse and continue on this amazing journey I get to call my life. I’ve got so much to be thankful for beyond my school, friends, family and food. I’ve been doing my best to stop worrying about the little things and focus on the bigger picture and it’s been truly wonderful. I hope I can continue on this path and ‘be the best me that I can be.’
Well I think that’s enough sap & cheese for one night. Time for some fruit juice and then it’s off to bed! Got yet another 14 hour day ahead of me (15 with driving time!) and I’ve got to be ready to go! So as usual, thank you for taking the time to read, I do appreciate it. I promise I’ll be back shortly with a post going into greater detail as to why I’m a) no longer in Europe b) in school and c) single again. I’ll also try to post pictures of my recent adventures in the culinary universe as well as just a collection of my favorite photos from the last few months (And maybe, just maybe, a ‘my favorite Europe photos’ post! ) Nighty night y’all!