Monday, September 17, 2007

news

Hurrah! For the first time since Swee'pea started his new daycare, I didn't cry on the way to work this morning.

AND Swee'pea only wimpered in advance of our arrival at the daycare (unlike the last few days when he had tears streaming down his face in the car), saving the real tears for the moments when I actually said goodbye and left.

And, we're doing it. We're moving to the Big Smoke. We told Sugar D's mom yesterday, and we're having real estate agents to price our house, and I think very soon things will take on a life of their own and we'll just ride along, until we find ourselves, dusting off and bewildered, in Toronto. Maybe by January?

Expect one of two options: slim postings because all I can think about is decluttering, house prices, and what it will be like living in such a big city (I've only lived in G-town since I moved out of my parents' place) or many posts about decluttering, house prices, and what it will be like living in such a big city. (Note to TO mamas: feel free to -- i.e. please -- share your experiences of the city, how it met your expectations and how it surprised you, both the good and the bad.)

21 comments:

slouching mom said...

Wonderful! All of the news! Swee'pea is adjusting, you are adjusting, and Toronto!

I must admit to a bit of envy -- so many wonderful women bloggers there. You'll have a blast. Toronto is really the place to be, I see.

Congratulations! Momentous news on all fronts!

jen said...

fabulous about the crying...and TO? you've got a welcome wagon there a mile long already. lucky girl.

b*babbler said...

Fantastic news! I'm so happy for you that Swee'pea seems to be finally adjusting to daycare. That's terrific.

And amazing about moving to T.O. Hehe, we're recruiting here. Have you thought about any regions for househunting? If you have any questions, just send a quick e-mail. I'm more than happy to help where I can!

Kyla said...

I am JEALOUS of your move to TO.

And I am so glad the daycare situation is getting easier, bit by bit.

Beck said...

That's great news on the daycare front - and really exciting news about Toronto! I'm sure you'll get lots of great advice from Toronto moms.

Jennifer said...

Hooray! for the adjustments. And...whew!

I have no moving advice, but good for you. New chapters can be so exciting. Good luck with it all!

DaniGirl said...

Ah, Ottawa's loss is Toronto's gain. But more importantly, I'm glad you and Swee'pea may be over that difficult transition. Now, erm, have fun with your NEXT transition!!!

Suz said...

Ever since learning that Margaret Atwood hailed from Toronto, I've always wanted to go. And you'll get to live there!! Congratulations!!

metro mama said...

Smart choice to move! Let's get together and I'll tell you what I think.

Violet said...

...although this move will mean that Swea'pea will have to go through another settling in period in a new daycare, just as he starting to get used to the current one...

Still, that's life.

cinnamon gurl said...

Violet, yeah, I know... but it won't be for at least three months. But yeah, it sucks.

But still, it's probably better to move now, than when he's 8 or 13 years old.

crazymumma said...

aaaawww. You are both very brave about daycare.

so. Toronto huh? Iv'e lived here ALL my life. And it's all in the neighbourhoods. Find a place that you can wrap around you and you will be just fine.

The rest of the city is great as well. Its just. Well. City.

big noisy fast crowded.

Mouse said...

Maybe we'll pass each other on the highway--I'm moving back to the States in January. I have to admit I've never entirely fallen in love with the city, but there's a very long list of reasons that are entirely specific to me and my family. #1 best thing, however, is all the amazingly friendly and kind bloggers I've met!

flutter said...

Yay for progress!

Christine said...

sounds like tings are looking good!

i'm so glad you and swee'pea didn't cry!

Mad Hatter said...

Holy schmoley, there's a lot of change headed your way. I find that times of profound chage are rejuvenating for the spirit. Still, I will miss having you as the eyes of Guelph. I've loved seeing your take on that city all these months.

As for the day care thing? It's really something how significant these little steps towards transition are, isn't it? Miss M still has so many troubles there but I've been celebrating each tiny victory as if it were the finish line of a marathon.

Mimi said...

Oh, hurrah, CG!

Want me to come help declutter for staging? I'm actually really good at this sort of thing. Really, I'll totally do it.

(But only if you promise to go for coffee with me in the Big Smoke ...)

nomotherearth said...

Hooray! Hopefully a playdate will be in our future?

I second what crazymumma said about neighbourhoods. Find one that makes you feel comfortable. Luckily, you have some bloggers in almost all neighbourhoods. If you want info about Bloor West Village, lemme know.

Oh, and finding daycare is hard. At least, it is in my area.

Denguy said...

Ditto on the "neighbourhood" aspect of T.O. I've lived here since 1988 and I've found a neighbourhood that I don't want to leave. I'm not sure what it's officially called, High Park or Parkdale or Roncesvalles Village. Although, I think I'm too far north to be included in Parkdale.

Each neighbourhood is like a small town, but all these "small towns" are jammed together.

Morrigan said...

I'm a little late to the party on this one and am officially de-lurking. Toronto is a fabulous city and loving it takes nothing more than finding the right neighbourhood and taking the time to play tourist in the city.

If you haven't seen the September issue of Toronto Life, I'd suggest checking it out as it includes a list of some up and coming neighbourhoods and what makes them cool. Post your questions and I'm sure you will have people clamouring to answer them!

Good luck with all the changes. Toronto is excited to know you're coming . . .

cinnamon gurl said...

Morrigan, Welcome!! Thank you for delurking! And for the tip on Toronto Life -- kgirl gave me that issue, with sticky notes even.

And aw shucks... thanks for bringing out the welcome wagon, all of you. It means a lot, makes me feel a lot less scared of this big change.