This past week, (from last Thursday up to this Thursday) has been the best week I've had in a really really long time. I'm past the halfway mark of this semester and much of the workload has passed. Now it's settling in for the final stretch that ends with finals. But this week I've been in a really good place and very much in a "everything will be alright" state of mind. The independent study week was so very much needed and came right on time, (thank you Father)! I got much done and now I feel I can breathe. At least for now. :) What've you been up to?
February 27, 2013
February 25, 2013
Newest Monday episode:
Basically we aren't rich. We have one car. A Volvo. An older one at that. So much so that we have dubbed it the "vovô" which means grandpa in Portuguese.
Anyways, our little vovô has caught some illness that has made him behave quite silly at times. Either that or he's getting fussy in his old age. If you remember, the last "Monday episode" had to do with him as well..
But this weekend, he decided he was going to die at the most unfortunate times. Such as turns, lights, etc. Fortunately nothing too majorly embarrassing happened, but still uncomfortable situation! I was uneasy about driving him to school this week, so when Daddy told me he needed the car today and he'd be driving me to school this morning, I was very happy.
So we get started early this morning (a half hour earlier because like father like daughter and we are paranoid about being on time), and I start chatting. I do that you know.. Shocking right? Me? The ever so quiet one who has published no more than 440+ blog posts? (Sarcasm.) I trusted Daddy knew the exit to the university, he trusted I'd point it out. But I had my eyes on the mirror in front of me because I learnt this addictive thing this week. It's called a fishtail braid. Mine come out terrible so far, but that doesn't deter me. I continue braiding like nobody's business.
When I finally take a look at where we're going.. we're almost entering Vancouver. No biggy, we have a GPS.. except she's going crazy and "recalculating. recalculating. recalculating." sums up all that comprised her vocabulary this morning. So a couple of stops for directions and much "recalculating" I made it to class with three minutes to spare.
When Daddy came to pick me up, our vovô wasn't with him. He's been taken to the car hospital. Except he's silly. This means the mechanic has called us and asked.. "What's wrong with the car?" Apparently he has started just fine; he has gone for a spin without dying or showing symptoms of illnesses. Apparently our car hates me. Or hates Mondays. I think he hates Mondays.. And I don't blame him.
February 24, 2013
So last week I had to photograph myself because no-one was home when I came back from school. And I wanted to change. And I didn't want to wait. Better photos next week?
Bordo Long-sleeve T - Forever21
Knit Sweater - American Eagle
Tan skirt - H&M
Bordo Tights - Ardene
Boots - Breckelle's
please ignore le hat.. it was a windy day...I needed something.
I really really really need to it be a warm spring. I can't wait to throw off these boots and wear my flats, and dresses, and maxi skirts, and I'm tired of jackets.
Summer. Please arrive. Soon.
February 20, 2013
Well this week definitely was a welcome break. I stressed about the homework I had to do and have gotten much of it out of the way already. I have to midterms this semester. One on Monday, but it's a take-home exam. Not sure how those work. And the other has been put off 'til the beginning of next month. Just around the corner, but not Monday. (: So *happy dance*. I've been struggling with deadlines, but have submitted my assignments on time so far. So that's me.. what've you been up to?
February 17, 2013
Hello! This is my second attempt at an outfit post.
Last week's seems to have gone well, so I'm trying again.
Pink long-sleeve T - Urban Outfitters
Black Jacket/Blazer - Topshop
Pencil Skirt - Tailor made in Brazil
Bowtie print tights - Ardene
Boots - Breckelle's
Scarf - gifted
Hat - Claire's
Hope you guys had a great weekend!
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February 15, 2013
Happy President's Day to all my American friends. (:
Enjoy your long weekend! We had ours last weekend, but it's Independent Study week now.. So it's all good. Getting plenty of studying done this weekend, but there's time for smiling! :D
These made my smile, I hope they make you smile too.
Can I have five inches of snow over here please?
*giggles* Oh Robin Williams.
I'm doing a literary analysis on Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" at this very moment, so these Poe related images are quite appropriate. (:
This is what happens when you live in Abbotsford. It's never sunny..but when it is, boom, accidents.
Have a wonderful weekend y'all!
February 13, 2013
Independent study week is almost here! I am so very much looking forward to spending a week at home. No matter that it will be spent buried in books, but I'll be home! I miss staying home. Very much. We also had a long weekend this past weekend. I was needing that. Thank heavens for family day becoming a statutory holiday!
What are all of you up? Happy Valentine's Day!!
February 10, 2013
Every once in a while I may post an outfit post, and you will notice, I shall probably fit into the "Modern Fashion Bloggers". I wear skirts. Every day. To school. To the grocery store. Everywhere. And I don't mean mini's .. I mean down to the "proper" "old-fashioned" "prudish" and occasionally "matronly".
Girls that wear skirts, are just as prone to fall into the "jeans (skirt) and sweater" rut. And believe me, if I wore pants, sweats and baggy sweaters would be my all time uniform – which is another reason I'm beyond thankful for always wearing skirts. It gives me that push to dress up every day.
My first four-day-week of school ended with a total of a compliment each day. Sweatpants and baggy sweaters might not have. Compliments make me feel good. What?! They do! I admit it!
Every once in a while, I shall document my failures and scores here. I'm no fashonista and I don't pretend each of these posts will be all that great, but I put thought into my outfits, so, why not share them with you?!
To kick this off, here's a taste of polka-dots, boots, messy hair, and mint.
Skirt - ForeverXXI
Top - Smart Set
Belt - from another top from Urban Behaviour
Boots - Breckelle's via Burlington
Hair Clip - Shabby Apple
Tights - good ol' Walmart
Glasses - Firmoo
Yes! Posing in my backyard is awkward, but I hope to get better at it and have some more natural-looking photos in the future! Bear with me? I'll get there!
February 8, 2013
Oh lookit who's back! Humor me Friday. (:
I have a long weekend this weekend, thank God for "Family Day" on Monday.
I love my cannon. I mean Canon. of course.
I spent far too long laughing at this. Far too long.
Like a boss. It actually took me a while to see it.. (:
And my ability to follow drawing tutorials continues.
You guys!! This happened this week! I wish I had known!
I would've looked around for him..
Have a good weekend y'all! (:
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February 6, 2013
A month into university. Wow. It's all going by so so fast! :D
Not much going on except lots and lots of reading/writing/studying in general.
Thanks to the two lovely ladies who awarded me with the versatile blogger award. I'm so grateful and flattered. Unfortunately posts for those awards are quite lengthy, but I have done one before: read here. Again, Thank You! (:
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