Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wordless Wednesday: NOT!

Now with words... lots and lots of whining words.

bridge-acidic

scary-mask-acidic
(I found it rather alarming to walk by someone in a mask like that)

sweeper
(the back door of our local independent toy store)

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This is our last week of Sugar D working in Toronto. It is proving interminable. It's like the end of the week is an asymptote that we will forever approach and never reach.

I don't think it helps that Swee'pea has suddenly become a full-blown two-year-old (by the behaviour not by the numbers). This morning we left the house late with me already lathered in a sweat from the number of times I had to wrangle with him -- to change his diaper, put pants, shirt and socks on, take him upstairs so I could put pants, shirt and socks on myself, wrangling him downstairs to gather stuff into bags and get both our shoes, coat and toques on and out the door, all to a loud and near constant chorus of "No! No! No!"

And yesterday, Sugar D spent a record six hours in transit... he blames the bus driver who was new and apparently not yet initiated into the secret short-cuts the other bus drivers use to meet their arrival times.

I never imagined this week would be so painful.

16 comments:

crazymumma said...

They are all beautiful, but it is the composition and contrast in teh middle one that gets me the most. That plastic sheeting, with teh facade of teh building. The mystery of a man in a protective suit like that. A bit postapocalyptic.

Technical question? How do you get B and W on a digital?

cinnamon gurl said...

Crazymumma, you just need some kind of photo-editing software (I use photoshop, but there are lots of free or cheaper options... I think most operating systems come with an elementary version) in which you can desaturate the colour. I always make sure to save it as a separate version, just in case I want to use the colour version later.

Suz said...

I hear you with the wrangling...I'm exhausted after an hour and we just had our first face on the floor full blown tantrum this morning. Fun times.

Mad Hatter said...

Sorry for the anxiety. The pictures though are FANTASTIC.

b*babbler said...

These are breathtaking. Simply gorgeous!

Mimi said...

Does this mean Sugar D is going to be working in Wloo? Doooooo tell!

cinnamon gurl said...

Mimi, yes! He got the job so we're not moving after all. Hurrah!

Beck said...

That first toddler is so discouraging - you have a nice little baby and suddenly the turn into this big shrieky creep....
Some weeks are hard but soon everything will be SO much easier!

Jennifer said...

Oh, the photos are gorgeous. Gorgeous. And I hope the end of the week hurries for you!

Lisa b said...

six hours?
how is that even possible? was he driving backwards?

you're almost there.

cinnamon gurl said...

Lisa, he takes a bus then a streetcar... sloooowwww.

Kyla said...

Love the photos, as always.

Glad the week is almost done for you. KayTar has discovered her inner twoness recently too, and boy, is it exhausting.

crazymumma said...

Thank you. I'll try and navigate my way around.

And you know. Sorry about his lousy commute. Ugh. 6 hours. what a nightmare.

flutter said...

You are are just. Wow.

Karen said...

wow, those images
happy this time is almost done
as for toddlers and twoness, hang in there.

niobe said...

You're almost there. But as you say, sometimes the closer you get, the farther away you seem to be.