Hiking, Travelling and Dreaming

This was intended to be my thoughts on travelling, but I'll have to tame my wanderlust for a while longer....

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I'm apt hunting... This time I'm being cautious. I never knew how nice Hydro Quebec people can be. I feel like a little spy calling them for quotes on the apts I check. That way there will be no fears, no $600 heating bills and I know what to expect...

We found a great apt. I call it Coldwater flat-the next generation. Unfortunately, it's cold- that's why the current tenants are leaving-so it's a no for me!! But it was big, long, bowling-alley-like (very long apt)... And the landlord does not seem as helpful as Stephane... There were things he still had not fixed in the apt...

Hopefully, the other apt on Terrence's street will be okay! It's small, but for 2, it should be fine...

I am dreading going to work! I went back to Ghassan for my old job back... at least for now. I feel like I crawled out of ditch, not a hangover, kinda a cold... But Second cup will only be 3 shifts/week, and then there'll be my unpaid stage for 2 days/week-which I'm looking forward to!!

I may start looking for a better summer job- maybe a summer camp... Lora laughed at me because she will make more in 2 days/week at oceanwide than I will doing 4 days/week at second cup.
Well, it's a good thing I don't buy/wear 70$ makeup!!!

Cold FX- why aren't you working??

The half marathon went great... except for all the rain. Hmm maybe that's why I'm sick! I finished in 1 hour 50. It's 7 minutes faster than in September, a PR. Doesn't sound like much, but that was better than I had expected... I'm doing a 10km in 2 weeks with the YMCA, it goes to charity... 10km is too fast pour moi, but I'll just take my time...


Thursday, April 20, 2006

Today I found out that my old friend Lei Lei, the girl who first taught me my mandarin phrases such as "you are a pervert " is married!! She's also going to have a baby in 1 month!!

I'm kinda shocked!! Makes me feel old- and weird when friends my age get married and "grow up".

But she's living in Jasper and invited me out, so hopefully sometime I can hitch out...

My nails are bitten really bad, even for my nails!! I'm trying to finish my speech sciences paper...

Next goal: find an apartment!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Carb overload! (Glycogen for tomorrow's run)

I'm enjoying my leftovers of pasta with pesto along with my free coffee from the library. I'm getting done with the semester, just have 1 exam, 1 paper and 1 project. My next thing is not until Tuesday.

I may have a stage secured soon. It'll be 5 weeks at mckay center for 2 days/week and then 10 days at a language camp in August!!

If this becomes confirmed, I can start to plan France for June/July and can work part-time in May (probably at a cafe). I feel a little less overwhelmed compared to a week ago:)

Okay must be disciplined and get back to work...

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Spring is such a tease!

On Friday, I was jogging in shorts along a densely populated canal.

Yesterday, I jogged alone, in my windproof jacket, warmer spandex pants and mitts....

Tomorrow, I think I will be forced to attempt my mock half marathon, without the sun's encouragment.

Apart from that, I'm stressed, drained, got lots of exam preparation ahead of me, papers, projects.... Arggg.. I'm not done until the 26th!

Also, they still have not found me a placement for my may practicum... that's putting my France plans on a hold.

Lastly, I don't know what's going on in terms of my apt situation... Will I pay and not be here... I'm sure as heck not rich enough to do that-it makes me question if I can afford going to France.

I apologize for whining like Jayne's dedicated soul mate- he who puts her on a pedastole... I just feel overwhelmed!! ( But I acknowledge that the end of the semester is like that)

Monday, April 03, 2006

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