Thursday, June 4, 2009

Saying goodbye

I never really realized how hard saying good-bye would really be. I know this probably sounds strange. Obviously, saying good-bye is difficult. But until it comes time to say good-bye, knowing that you will not see a person again for an undefined amount of time, it's hard to really understand the feeling.

Up until this point of my life, I've never really had to say good-bye for such a long period of time. When I went away to University, it was only an hour away. Even saying good-bye to my best friend, who would be 5 hours away, was a bit easier, because even then we could still visit easily when we were both home.

Anyways, yesterday I went out for lunch and dinner. I'm actually getting really tired of eating out, haha. I never thought I would feel that way! Tonight I'm going out for Indian food. I've never actually eaten at an Indian restaurant before, so I'm interested to see how I like it. I've tried take out and it's grown on me.. but it's still definitely not one of my faves... but since I've been going out so much I was very open to the invitation to try something new.

Last night while eating McDonald's ice cream, two of my close friends, Kayla and Liz, decided to hang out on Kayla's condo rooftop. I was freezing, but I'm very glad we did. It was a nice night and I got some nice pictures of the Toronto skyline. I will definitely miss the CN tower, Skydome and the rest of the city. The building that I worked in the past couple of years is also in the picture if you look closely! I had such a good time and can't wait to spend some time with these girls in NYC.

Toronto at night:

View on the other side... goodbye Spadina streetcar!

Enjoying the roof:

Here we are!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

I'm stealing this idea from another blog I read. I think it's just ten random things... but if I'm wrong, please let me know!

1. Today I realized that in 4 sleeps I'll be a resident of the United States. That's not a lot of sleeps.

2. I'm half done my packing. But I only have space for 10 more pounds of stuff in my luggage. I've already packed 1 bag at 70 pounds, 1 bag at 50 pounds and 1 bag at like 40 pounds... yeah that doesn't add up...haha.. I think i do some more purging.

3. So this is probably like 90% of my clothes.

4. Tonight I went out for dinner with my Mom, Dad, brother, sister, nephew, Uncle Gene, Aunt Silvia, Auntie Lina and Steve. It was a lot of fun and very delicious. I'm going to miss my family, if I haven't mentioned that already!

5. These are all the shoes I'm taking. I packed all my shoes in my carry on so they wouldn't take up all the weight of my luggage (smart, right?) If I loose all my luggage, at least I'll have all my fabulous shoes, LOL. (Yes, I own crocs)

6. The garbage bag is full of clothes I'm not keeping. Hopefully somebody out there will enjoy them.

7. In exactly one week today, I'll be married. Crazy.

8. Wow this is actually really hard to fill out.

9. When I was a baby I received a troy ounce of gold. It's now worth more than it's been worth in a very long time (or possible ever) and so I think I'm going to cash it in to buy furniture! I keep forgetting I own it, so I might as well!

10. The end.

Feeling Overwhelmed

Well, time is definitely ticking and I'm starting to feel a bit overwhelmed. I was definitely overwhelmed by my amazing family and friends who came to my going away party on Sunday. I'm really grateful to have made such amazing friends at the various stages of my life so far and I know that even though I'm going away we will continue to be friends. I'm really looking forward to having everyone come for a visit very soon!

Here are some of my very limited photos from the party... I really need to get better at taking more photos.

Me and my PR school girls:

My highschool friends:

My cousin Chris and my new baby cousin Jessica, she was born May 3rd! Already a little party animal:

My awesome cake and fruit:

Now I must get back to packing....I really have a lot more stuff than I considered. So not only am I feeling overwhelmed with emotion... I'm feeling overwhelmed with how I' m going to be able to pack everything I want to AND do it before Saturday.

Wish me luck!