Charlie

So lets talk about this little devil.

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After I moved home in September 2012, I began to think about adopting a dog. My Bouvier des Flandres, Tess, had passed away that Spring and I was ready to start again. I thought about purchasing from a breeder but I really wanted to adopt. I researched multiple local rescue groups, but one day in December, while on the Toronto Humane Society website, 3 little West Highland White mix puppies appeared. My grandmother had always had Westies and Jack Russell Terriers so I understood the terrier attitude and had the time (yay recent master’s graduate and no job opportunities wooo) to focus on the pup. So I raced down and met “Cotton”, the last puppy available and the one with the most curious temperament. He simply had to come home with me.

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When I brought him home, he was truly a terrier. He had an attitude and wasn’t afraid to show it! He made me laugh and on the rare occasion he made me cry. My good friend Jane recently made the great remark that he grows more and more hilarious every time you see him, as his quirky and loveable character emerges from his shyness. I must say that one of the most difficult aspects of having a dog is… the SHOPPING. Expect to see a blog post soon about all of my favourite design-savvy dog items!
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Blog Post #1. Again.

Hello again! I have not written on here for over a year now but I am ready to share my boring life once more. One of my friends recently told me that I have the type of personality that, if you don’t see me for a year you wouldn’t notice, for when we are talking it is as if no time has passed at all. I am hoping that this will prove to be the same here on my blog!

Let me begin with the present. I have returned to my hometown of Toronto, the land of ice, cold, and beauty. I never realized how wonderful it was until I left! While New York was fun for a year, I did not see myself staying there forever. Upon moving to Manhattan, I began experiencing intense anxiety that manifested itself as panic attacks, migraines, and constant nausea. I wasn’t enjoying my school program and making friends proved to be difficult in such a competitive environment. I felt isolated and began to withdraw. I visited my doctor when I returned home over American Thanksgiving andย she was very concerned about my condition. I knew I had to enter the land of the living (horrible clichรฉ but very true in this regard for I was a zombie) once again. I made it my mission to find some like-minded companions, or should I say, some other wonderful-magical-food-loving-fun-having buddies. And I did!

I decided to move back home in September 2012 to finish my thesis and be with my family. While it was not easy to return, I did it with the knowledge that my heart was with my family.

I also have a new buddy to join me on all of my journeys. Meet Charlie, seen here with my boyfriend, Ioan. I will tell you more about this crazy little pup one day.

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Anyways, I am back and full of happiness and enthusiasm! It will take a lot to drag me away from this blog now. If anyone is still reading this after my extreme hiatus, expect to see more of me, my life in Toronto, my love of art and design, and the occasional adventures I still get to experience.

See ya later, alligator.

Snow!

Hello!

Today I woke up to the best thing EVER. SNOW. Now, I’m sure many people are not happy about this, but I absolutely love love love all things winter. I’m one of those people who starts watching Christmas movies in November and gets overally excited when the winter decorating begins. Luckily, I get to spend this Christmas at home rather than abroad. My family has been going south for the holidays for about six years now but I’d rather be on a ski hill. I’m a weird one, I know. I blame the four years we spent in Saskatoon when I was younger. When we were there, it snowed the day after my sister and my’s birthday pool party. Ya, that happens.

Anyways, I wanted to post a picture you’ve probably already seen on here before, but it makes me ever so happy that that time of year is on its way!

Also, I’m sorry about the lack of posts. I’m working on three different computers right now. My laptop wore out with my thesis and will apparently cost $950 to fix. So I am saving for a new one and currently using my brother’s and my mom’s. Basically, my photos and documents are all over the place!

Pretty Peonies.

The city has finally succumbed to rainy days and cooler weather. While it is a great relief, I do miss the sunshine! Here is a picture I took with my Instax Mini when I was home. It makes me happy!

Have a great weekend!

 

Life.

Well, its been a while… I am sorry to have left for so long but life got in the way.

After an arduous second semester at school, a trip to Europe, an adventure in the Bahamas, some time at home, and a month of dealing with Influenza A, I am back and ready to share! I need some happiness while working on my thesis allll summmeerrr lonnnggg… Working in this NYC heat and humidity has been a major drag! Thank goodness libraries are air-conditioned nowadays.

I am going to start posting one photo a day, every day of the week. Still expect my random travel stories and food posts though! Those will never go away.

Here are a few pics from the last few months:

See you tomorrow!