"Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness."
Robertson Davies.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Sarah and I have decided that it is time for me to look into going to school full time and leave my full time job behind.
I actually have not been to work in a month or so as I have some back trouble that has kept me for sitting or standing for too long and loopy on pain meds, but I should be returning to work by the 5th of May.
If all goes as planned then in August I should be starting at ACC as a freshman and on my way to getting a degree as a licensed clinical therapist, possibly specializing in addiction counseling.

It will also fall to me to be the one who watches Nik while Sarah works and when I am not in school.
I really am happy I finally get to go back to school, while I have never been to college, I really am looking forward to feeding my brain new things.
I recently discovered a coffee shop in the area I now live, its called Dazzle and is just amazing.
The owner really cares about the quality of his drip coffee as well as his espresso beans, not to mention the awesome smoothies and pastries.

I have spoke on the owner a couple of times and he is friendly and very concerned with customer opinion, and is always ready to give suggestions for new ways to enjoy your favorite drink.

On one of these occasions of speaking to the owner I asked where he gets his beans from, and he told me from a roaster that was new to the area called Cuvee.

I came home and did some research on the roaster and found out that they also offer a full day class for barista training (something I have always wanted to learn how to do in more than just a slap-dash kind of way) the trainers are barista competition winners for several categories and the class size is 4 per class.
Its full day and I really hope I get to sign up before I start school or do it over one weekend.

I have sort of been fascinated for a while now with learning to make espresso based coffee drinks and the art of using an espresso machine, Sarah has even mentioned that she can tell from the way I have spoken about it in the past that it seems to be a sort of soothing or relaxing task for me.

I hope to be able to take this course and then maybe while going to school pick up a job a coffee shop part time.

ok, so enough stream of consciousness BS from me for right now.