Thursday, September 1, 2011

Skywatch Friday

This week's Skywatch feature is this photo of Toronto's CN Tower, one of the world's tallest buildings and for many years, the world's tallest freestanding structure from 1975 to 2007. It has since been trumped a few times, namely by the famous Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.

To see more Skywatch photos from around the world, you can head over to the Skywatch Friday blog.

And now for my regular readers, an update since I skipped yesterday's 'Today I...' post. I'm happy to report that I have succeeded in saving my remaining fish, who seem to have suffered to ill effects from the high water temperature they had to endure the other day.

I spent yesterday evening and last night at my Sweetheart's place and we had a lovely time, but I was rather late for work this morning. When I got to the office I wrote to him to tell him that we're going to have to either set the alarm earlier or I'm going to have to launch myself out of bed as soon as the alarm goes when I stay at his place, which is not something I enjoy doing under normal circumstances and certainly not when I'm with him. I mean, who doesn't like to cuddle with their significant other upon waking up in the morning? Anyhow, I also proposed that we stick alternate weeks, when it comes to whose place we stay at, because I really do live close to work so that way we can get up later without my having to worry about being late...or at least not 25 minutes late like I was this morning.

I finished reading Erik Larson's 'In the Garden of Beasts' on Monday during my lunch hour and have been reading Kathryn Stockett's 'The Help' since Monday night. I am really enjoying it so far and think it will keep me quite busy on the train tomorrow! In the Garden of Beasts is a good book, but definitely not light, cheerful reading as it is a non-fiction book about the US ambassador who was in service during the pre-war years of Hitler's leadership of Germany.

I'm leaving for Toronto tomorrow afternoon, it's going to be my first visit there since my Sweetheart moved back to Montreal in March and I think it is going to be quite an interesting feeling being there while he is not. The last time I went to Toronto just to visit my family was back in late November of 2008, at which point I was there for a job interview thinking that I was going to move there since I was having so much trouble finding permanent work here and also couldn't stand the idea of living so far from my Sweetheart for two years. Looking back now I am very glad that the job didn't work out and that I stayed here. Sometimes there's no point trying to get around something difficult, you just have to go through it and once you have, you understand why God (in my case), or fate put it in your path.

See you all next week, possibly Monday or if not, then Tuesday :o)


  1. Very beautiful photo and interesting post!Have a nice weekend!

  2. enjoy your weekend in Toronto, it's going to be hot and sticky though......


  3. Getting out of bed to go to work is difficult at the best of times!

  4. Toronto is one of my favorite cities, so many fun things to see and do. The tower looks really cool from that angle. Have a great weekend.

  5. Hello Karine!! I'm late getting here--I had to chuckle that you were late for work, did you tell them why or make up an excuse, like I probably would have?? But I hope you're enjoying your weekend!!