Well, as much as I love the rain, it has been raining on and off for the past week, and it’s still supposed to rain on the weekend, which won’t be fun at all. I’m thinking I may have to purchase an umbrella for the time I’ll be spending in Montréal. And it’s official everyone… I leave from here in exactly one week, give or take a couple hours. This means I’ll be home in eight days!! I’m excited to be able to see everyone again, but I’m definitely going to miss it here. The past few days have been really relaxed, maybe because I’m worn out from doing so much the first three weeks. I have learned that it’s actually possible to live off less than six hours of sleep every night and not because you have to, but because you want to. When I first started here, I remember trying to go to bed by 11 so that I would be able to get my eight hours of sleep in, but as time moved on, I learned that it was impossible unless you wanted to miss out on all the fun. Now, I try to make sure I start getting ready for bed by 1 and I’m lucky if that ends up happening. I’ve also started to have occasional afternoon naps, which for me is weird considering I’ve never been able to sleep in the afternoon unless I’m sick. So for the past four days, I’ve been trying to regain all of my energy so that I will be ready to go to Montréal! Another thing that I’ve learned here is that Quebec drivers are absolutely crazy. I’ve almost gotten hit at least three times, and it’s gotten to the point where it’s scary to cross the street. My friends and I feel that it’s safer to jaywalk across a really busy street than cross at a crosswalk, especially at a stop sign. When it’s a Quebecer’s turn to go at a four-way stop, they WILL go, and they don’t care if you’re right in front of them.. or they just don’t bother looking. Since that bad experience, I’ve never crossed at a crosswalk since. I’d rather just stay safe (bet you thought you’d never hear that one, hey?).
On Sunday night, we decided to just have a relaxing night. Chris, Carla, and Mariam each made a dish for supper and we all actually ate at our kitchen table together. I’ve grown to really like Chris as a roommate, even though he’s not technically one. Not only is he a supernice guy, but he makes really good food, plus he planned out our entire trip to Montréal 🙂 It was interesting being able to try all of the food that all of my roommates have everyday at home. After supper, Nicole, Carla, Mariam, Chris, and I decided it was time for a much-needed iced cappuccino. At 9:30, we walked to Tim Horton’s (which is pretty much the same distance from my house to the 51st Tim Horton’s). Once we got there, I got a medium one and it was heavenly. Like actually, I was going through iced cap withdrawal and I desperately needed one, considering I used to have one pretty much everyday. While in Tim Horton’s, we had some great conversations and I honestly can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. It was a great time! We ended up getting back home at around 11:30 and then we all visited in the living room before going to bed.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were all pretty much the same: class with a mini-test, lunch, workshop, supper, and home. Today, our workshop was cancelled (thankfully), and I’m really looking forward to Saturday, when we have our trip to Montréal!!!!!! Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures for this blog because there hasn’t really been anything to take pictures of but there definitely will be some next time! I hope everyone’s enjoying the week and looking forward to the weekend. Have lots of fun!!!! xoxo