I didn’t realize how long it had been since my last post! I will start by filling you in on the end of last week. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (the 6th-8th) I had class each day for five hours and when I wasn’t in class I was working on a group project for the class. Saturday was our last class for this subject and my group did our presentation and I took a test that day. I am very glad to say they all went very well 🙂 One weird thing my group realized (which consisted of my five friends from Canada and me) is that level of expectation for class presentations is nothing near to our home universities expectations. This however, was to our advantage because the professor loved our presentation! 🙂 Once I finished the class on Saturday I did nothing for the night and for the entire day Sunday due to the fact that I have a sinus infection. I just have a cough, am super sleepy, and the weirdest thing was that my left ear got completely plugged, like to the point where I can barely hear out of it (it still is plugged). I did get the chance to talk to my oldest brother, Robbie on Saturday though and that was nice! We were able to complain about the Mexican food selection in the grocery stores here together. 😛
On Monday, I had a lazy day once again only this time my friend Abbie came over that evening and we watched the movie About Time (adorable). Tuesday morning I finally got out of the house and went on one of Vienna’s popular hiking trails with a group of friends. The path we took was really pretty and brought us up a mountain on the outskirts of Vienna so when we got to the top we could see the entire city. It was kinda cloudy though so my pictures aren’t amazing but here are a few so you get an idea of what it looked like!
Wednesday, I slept in super late due to being sick and later in the day I met up with Abbie to go out for supper. We went to an Italian restaurant, Margareta, that was super cute and had tons of great looking pasta! For some dumb reason I decided to order a salad and just picked one from the menu. HORRIBLE decision. It turns out I ordered “Rucola” salad with is known for its ridiculously strong taste. All that was in my bowl was those leaves with some Parmesan. I did my best to almost finish the entire bowl but every bite was a struggle! haha, I am sure my face looked great with each bite! Just so everyone knows the picture below is what the salad looked like, I recommend not eating a full bowl of it. Abbie and I ordered Profiteroles for dessert (Thank you to my brother, Nick, for introducing me to these) and they were amazing! Totally made up for the nasty salad.
My Thursday was spent in a class, called IS Project Management, for three hours in the afternoon. The class wasn’t too bad, it is really small, but our professor seems nice. So now I have officially started my second class abroad. Afterward I went to a friends place and hung out with a group of people. I ended up leaving pretty early because my ear was killing me and throughout me being sick this entire time I had ran out of cold pills and was waiting to receive a package from my mom that contained antibiotics my doctor so kindly got for me! I started looking for it on Tuesday because it usually takes about a week and by the time it got here Friday night I was thrilled! (my mom also had a bunch of awesome things in the package along with enough cold pills for an army.)
Friday, during the day, Abbie and I went to a shopping mall on the outside edge of Vienna. It was a great time, we both were so excited with our purchases and how cheap we got some clothing for it was like Christmas had happened! I was able to get some good hiking boots, which has been on my list for a while now. We also found a Cinnabon there and got a taste of home which was fabulous. I also found a store with Macaroons and bought six of them. 🙂 haha, they are amazing and I crave them all of the time!! The lady helping us was a sweetheart and gave us two for free so we had those right away. When we finally got back to my place (after running around to get my beloved package), we watched the movie Frozen, as well as some New Girl, and went through all of our purchases from the day. I was so excited about the macaroons that I took a picture, so here they are 🙂
Yesterday (Saturday) was my day where I wasn’t going anywhere so I took advantage of the time and started a paper that is due next Saturday. I am happy to say that I am over halfway done with it and I was also able to go through notes for my other class. I also got to skype my parents and Josh which was great! For some reason I forgot about eating though so I ended up making supper at 11 at night. My supper though, was pancakes (made from a banana and two eggs), I put some nutella on them and they were actually really good! I used the website My Fridge Food, where you put in all of the ingredients you have and it gives you different recipes you can do. All I had to do to make the pancakes was mash the banana, add two eggs, mix, then fry. Simplest thing ever. I think that website has become my new favorite thing! 🙂
Today has been another lazy day but I was able to clean my entire flat and I finally watched The Godfather for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Once I cleaned my room I had the realization that I hadn’t posted pictures of it yet, so here is my lovely home for my stay in Vienna.
Now I am going to hopefully go to bed early tonight. I have big plans for this week! I am going out to an Irish pub for St. Patty’s day tomorrow, then to see Swan Lake (the ballet) on Tuesday with some friends, and I just booked a plane ticket to Paris for Friday. I have a cousin who lives in Paris with her family, and she, so kindly, invited me to come stay with them for five days! I probably won’t get to doing another post for a little over a week. Oh, also, I am starting to feel better finally. So I have good feelings for this new week! Good night!