Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I am alive

Plus I didn't hold up any traffic.

Us on the other side. (Please ignore the huge bags under my eyes - I am tired. Plus I am squinting from the sun. Oh, who am I kidding? They're always there.)

The evil bridge of which I spoke.

I would like to thank Alan Neal at CBC Radio for keeping my mind from focusing on what lay ahead. I would also like to thank the tailgater for backing off when we were on the bridge. As it was, I had to hum very loudly to cover the noise & tried not to think about how the metal grate below me was making my tires wobble.

The wave of relief that washed over me once we made it across was tremendous & I would've started crying except that I had to then drive into an underground parking garage. These also give me the creeps.

Yes, I know I am weird.

To distract you from my weirdness, here's a couple more pictures.

The view of Parliament from the Museum of Civilization.

Douglas Cardinal's Architecture Posted by Picasa

The exhibit? I went to see Petra: Lost City of Stone. It was quite good. Lots of carved stone, prints & artifacts. Most interesting was the Nabataean civilization's use of water from desert springs 5 km away that was ingeneously channeled through the canyon city. Really cool. If you are into that sort of thing. The displays were nicely organized & the well thought out graphically.

The Doodles was marvelously well behaved & once again got lots of attention since she was in the Bjorn. She had a great time trying to grab the letters off of the printed display boards in the exhibit & then sucked on some watermelon when we were done. We saw some ducks, some rabbits & a gorgeous yellow finch. All in all a great day.

P.S. Note to self. Avoid Children's Museum on a Tuesday afternoon in June. Those kids were wild I tell ya. Wild. And also, they did not look where they were going, ever.

P.P.S. I did not give my child a bath today. Nor did I do any crunches. I did eat some delicious pizza though. Just thought you should know.


Jody said...

Perhaps the bridge was your big adventure that scares you & brings happiness for the year? Or were you thinking of something else in particular on Monday when you mentioned that particular to do item... :> Kudos to you for doing something that scares you! Now if only I can go camping and without my earplugs in to tune out the 15 bears (i.e. likely squirrels) circling my tent.

Connie said...

Bathing is a difficult thing to do. I have enough difficulty bathing myself these days. Xander was supposed to get his bath last night - instead he got it 4:30 a.m. this morning since there was nothing else to do at that ungodly hour. Now that I am well caffienated - he has decided it is naptime. Although it is hard to be bitter because he is so darn cute.

Her Bad Mother said...

Bravo. You made it across. And it sounds that it was well worth it.

(I have my own memories of that bridge. Walking over it, when I was 18, to get to Hull. To get into trouble. No good, that bridge. No good.)

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