I had originally planned to post some cool Fall like photos I got on the weekend because I thought it was the first day of fall today which it is butttttt yesterday I saw someone post something about it being the first day of fall on Wednesday so I posted a photo on social media and deleted said blog post only to find out that today actually is the first day of fall. But unfortunately that blog is gone but Happy official first day of Fall to y'all anyhow.
Yesterday also happened to be one of my best friends' birthdays which meant even if it wasn't the first day of fall, it was still a great day. I am very lucky to have 2 of the bestest friends in the whole world, I just wished the other one lived much much closer to me.
Anywho, Michelle and I have this birthday tradition where we have lunch together on our birthdays and it almost ends up at Moxies with Bellinis which I can't complain about because Moxies has delicious bellini's. But before we had lunch we decided to get our noses pierced. This wasn't as spur of the moment as it sounds but it kinda is. Two weeks ago, I decided I wanted to get my nosepieced again. See I had it pierced about 10 years ago but I had it taken out when I had my wisdom teeth surgically removed about 5 years ago. I still find it funny that when I had Finley and Penelope the surgical nurses put tape over it so I keep it in during my c-sections. However, the dental surgeon's staff insisted I take it out and by the time I was lucid enough to put it back in, it was too late. Why this sudden need to get my nose re-pierced? No idea, I just felt like I need to get it done. Maybe it's like a mid-life crisis because both my girls are in school full time? Maybe just because I am almost 40 it doesn't mean I have to become old and lame? Who knows for sure why, but I just really wanted it done. So I texted Michelle and told her I wanted it done and she did too so we decided to go on her birthday and get it done.
When I got my nose done the first time, I went to Immaculate Conception on 17th and she was amazing. She is still at the same studio but unfortunately she doesn't work on Tuesday and Wednesday's and neither us wanted to wait so I checked around at some studios around the city and heard great things about Arthouse Inc in Kensington.
I called The Arthouse and they took walk in's and weren't too busy so we left our suburban bubble and headed downtown. We (meaning mostly Michelle) were a little nervous but there was no turning back once we were there. Michelle went first and I must say that watching someone get pierced is far worse then actually getting it done. I was mesmerized by the whole thing and didn't take a single photo which I felt bad about especially since Michelle ended up taking photos of me getting it done.
When it was my turn, I was a little worried when she brought out tools that she didn't use on Michelle but that is because I chose different jewellery then she did. I love my face in this photo as you can see the needle going into my nose haha. Our piercer was awesome and she had the best hair too. It only hurt a tiny bit and wasn't even that painful just kinda weird and awkward. But soon it was over and we were done. Easy Peasy and reasonably expensive too!!
And we were done. Michelle went with a tiny clear stud and I went with a hoop. I really wanted the hoop and was hesitant when I got there if I could even pull it off but Michelle said I would be able to and the piercer was confident that I could too. Worse case scenario I could change it out later if I hated it. But I really like it even if it feels kinda weird on my nose, it's like I constantly have something on there that I need to itch off.
The funniest part of the day was seeing Michelle walk down the stairs in her heels. The stairs were made of metal with holes in them which is not exactly ideal when you have heels on haha. Thankfully she made it down in one piece.
We then headed back down south for lunch at Moxies and more importantly Bellini's. Moxie has $5 Bellini's on Wednesday FYI. It was a great way to end a super fun afternoon with one of my best friends. But soon the last slurp was slurped and we both headed back to our regularly scheduled world of school pick ups and other domestic duties. Penelope didn't even notice the new body art until Finley shouted when did i get that ring in my nose. Finley thought it was ok and Penelope said I look like Aunty Kristy now and why didn't get the other nostril done to match hahaha.
Happy Birthday again Michelle and thank you for letting me spend part of your day with you!!! See you tonight for another celebration!! Here's to another great year!