Friday, January 7, 2011

Today I...January 7th

Today I... sharing this picture I took of Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal pretty much one year ago today. I'm going to try my best to go out and take some pictures this weekend too!

...was back at work. I know, I know, going back to work on a Friday seems weird, but I was at the end of my paid vacation time and besides, going back on a Friday allows you to ease back into your work routine gradually! quite proud of myself for getting through my backlog of work in one day!

...was quite disappointed when my friend V cancelled our planned get-together. We were supposed to get together before Christmas, but that didn't work out because she ended up having to work a lot and then going away with her boyfriend. Then we were supposed to go together when she got back after new year, but back to work she went all week while I was off. Then we were supposed to get together on Sunday, but she forgot it was her mother's birthday so she said whichever day she wasn't busy with her mom, she would have lunch with me, but tonight she said things got complicated and she now has to spend the whole weekend out west of Montreal with her mom. Yup, disappointed I am. I miss the days when V could always squeeze me in to her schedule, but since the boyfriend came along I have been gradually phased out, which I find sad. I find it important to keep a balance between one's life with one's significant other and one's life aside from one's significant other. You need to have a little bit of both I find, otherwise if ever the relationship goes south it's even more devastating because you may find yourself with no one to help you through it if you've let all your friendships go by the wayside in favor of your love life! Even though my Sweetheart and I don't get to see each other very often, we do socialize when I'm visiting him sometimes. We have spent time with his friends in Toronto and with my family and we have also spent time with my brother and his friends in Toronto twice when we happened to be in Toronto at the same time. Yup, it's all about balance...but right now V's scale is tipped way down on the boyfriend side and way up on the 'rest of us ' side and has been for about five five months now. I'm hoping that eventually it will even back out.


  1. Beautiful shot. Love the Christmas decor.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  2. I love that photo ever so pretty. If this is a new realtionship for V they will want to be together whenever they can. It will balance out though, so hang in there.


  3. such a stunning image Karine...I suppose this is another kind of toleration/ your friend has a new boyfriend, you must learn what is tolerable for YOUR relationship with her and what is not...something to make time to talk about once you have figured this out within yourself...changes are the nature of living...but that doesn't make them easy.