Family, Food and Fun Updates! :)

This weekend, my aunt and uncle dropped in from Toronto.  The last time they visited was for my graduation in 2009 to catch up and see how Montreal has changed.  I can’t say that Montreal would be very impressive with all the bad publicity but home is home, right? Still, spring is well on its way with an (over)abundance of rain.  The tulips are all out.  Just waiting for them to bud and bloom 😉 Seeing them keeps reminding me that I need to start my herb garden very soon.

Enough of my rambling! The past week was pretty cool. I survived my massive deadline with an impressively little amount of sleep and overtime hours.  Still, at least thats over so I can breathe and I have a ton of blogs ready to be drafted for the coming week. Although I haven’t written as much, I have thought about launching a long term movie project, just thinking up how to approach it.

Back on track, one of my many revelations that almost resulted in a very long rant post (which I might still do) sprouted from work and this quotes sums up how I am trying my very best to get over what happened.

not worth our time

So far, its been pretty unsuccessful which leads to a second point, where I’m thinking long and hard about making some changes in my life, especially in the work and career area.  Sure, I just bought a house so there’s discussion on the whole financial aspect of things.

Now that we’ve landed on that topic – my house.  Remember my bathroom that I talked about last week with that soothing blue.  Here’s what it looks like:

blue bathroom

As for the house, we just managed to get the den painted also but we are held behind because one of the rooms has some bad plastering issues from the previous owner that my boyfriend and his dad are going to have to fix before painting more.  As random as it seems (but so me), I thought this picture was so cute which shows all the colors we’ve used so far.

Colorful Paint Rolls

Colorful Paint Rolls

Another really awesome thing this week was that I went to go see a movie all by myself.  Maybe, a bunch of you think its not a big deal BUT its my very first time and I experienced the power of a playoffs game in Montreal and an empty theatre.  I went to go see Brick Mansions (review will be up tomorrow) and I walked into an empty theatre 5 minutes before the movie started and a few people did file in afterwards. We’ll leave the rest of that story for later.

Friday was the day that my aunt and uncle arrived and on Saturday night, I took them out to my favorite restaurant that I’ve mentioned on various occasions, Mrs. Amigos.  With a bigger party this time, including my mom and my boyfriend as well, we all got to try different choices on the menu. We started with some mussels which I didn’t get a picture of but here’s the rest:

I had the Garlic Shrimps which was delicious.  I shouldn’t have but I tried a little bit of the souffle (which my stomach didn’t quite like afterwards) but my taste buds did 😉 Everyone enjoyed their meal a lot and that made me really happy.  If you ever come to Montreal, I highly suggest this restaurant

What do you think? Delicious? Feeling hungry yet? 

Generally, thats what my weekend consisted of but before I leave you and go nurse this ridiculous cold that came over me and I’m just sneezing and runny nose non stop for the past day, I’m going to share some music, a cool video movie/story and a quote 🙂

I’m going to start with the cool video from Wong Fu Productions called A World Away.  It has hints of Another Earth but in a narrative of love.

Its really awesome! The background music is nice and the dialogue is good. What do you think about it?

Now for some music! I love Boyce Avenue and they just had this Billboard article on them that I’m super happy for them because they deserve every bit of it.  They are just so talented.  I love the song Say Something.  The few that I actually really like the original but their cover is beautiful.

And then we have an original from Alex Goot, another very talented singer who has a new album to be released soon.

Listening to music always helps me clear up some of my thoughts and I think after hearing some news regarding my life and the ones around me. This quote that I read earlier today wraps up how I feel about life right now.

be grateful

I always talk to my boyfriend about how a lot of the newer generation feel they are entitled to everything they have without really putting in the work and effort but if time and life experiences (in my short 28 years of life) has taught me, we aren’t entitled to anything.  I’m thankful for the people in my life, thankful that I have this space and that you all drop by and hang out and that I’ve “met” all of you.  I’m thankful that I have a job and even if its never the best, but it could also be a lot worse.  We have what we have and everything that happens has a reason and in the end, we all learn something from it. Maybe you interpret it the same way, but thats just my view on it!

Now that I’ve gone all preachy.  My nighttime cold meds are kicking in and my eyes are closing gradually so I will end this now.

Sleeping Cat

Good night from us to you!

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!

P.S. I may be sick but I’m back and I’m going to make up for my lack of movie reviews and baking 😉 It feels awesome to be able to sit down and write again. By the way, if you have time, check out my new blog, Days Nights and Daydreams because I have a new segment there and I should have another one coming up soon also 🙂 I’ve been trying to put more energy into building that one also. While I adjust, please stick with me!