Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mel’s Show & Tell — My Canadian Adventure!

If you're here from ICLW. My story is kind of complicated. I have listed a few posts on my sidebar that summarize my journey. It's still a lot to read, so please don't feel obligated to read it all. Thanks for stopping by.

For Show and Tell I thought I'd share more pictures from my trip. Of course the picture in this post is my favorite!

Here a shot from my hotel window when I got up to get ready for my transfer Friday morning. Phoebe said it looked like I was staying in a helicopter. My room was on the 25th floor.

Late afternoon on transfer day.

A Totonto blogger left me a comment after reading mine on the Virtual Lushary. December Baby, her adorable 13 month old daughter and I met for a delicious brunch downtown on Saturday. Instant bonding. She's so cool! Go wish her luck on her IUI today.

After brunch we walked around a bit and watched ice sculptures being carved.

(Me with ice penguins. Sorry for the blurred face. Privacy paranoia.)

After we said goodbye, I went to check out the Gardiner Museum of ceramics. Cassandra, don't bother (unless there's an interesting special exhibit). Not really worth it. I KNOW you've seen better collections. But here are a couple of pics from the current special exhibit.

An unexceptional Picasso. I like it, but have seen MUCH better.

A pair of nice Betty Woodman pieces.

The museum did not have a single Beatrice Wood piece. Just wrong!!

Another shot from my window yesterday afternoon. Check out the ice! Brrrrr! Then the snow started to fall.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the class is showing!


Elana Kahn said...

Wow! Gorgeous pictures! I hope your IVF is a success this month. ICLW

Malky B. said...

I love the ice sculptures - very pretty. Best of luck on this IVF.

Bella said...

That early morning pic is awesome! So pretty! Ca n't wait until you can share thesewith your baby(ies) one day. How many people have pics from the exact day the got pregnant?! So cool!

Anonymous said...

i love the pics of the view. esp the last one with the pieces of ice. how neat. :)

Billy said...

What a nice view from your hotel window :-)
And the ice sculptures - nice too!

Kristin said...

Fabulous pics Dora. That view from your hotel room is amazing.

Michelle said...

Those are some great pics! It sounds like things are going well. I hope everything continues to go great!

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Thanks for the tip. Good to know I haven't missed much at the Gardiner.

re: Beatrice Wood, I have found that Canadian museums are very intent on featuring primarily Canadian artists. True of museums I've seen in Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal, and Toronto. I have seen more of The Group of Seven that I ever wanted.

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Too bad you weren't out West. It's much warmer here in Vancouver. :)

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Great pictures--and what a sweet trip. I'm sending so many good thoughts for this two week wait.

Beautiful Mess said...

Beautiful pictures! The view is beautiful, but so are those chocolates ;o) I'm praying for you and sending you hugs during your two week wait. Thanks for sharing.
*ICLW* and Show and Tell

battynurse said...

Looks like a great trip. Glad you got to meet a fellow blogger.

Erin said...

Here from ICLW. I have to say I am always disappointed when I go to a museum and it doesn't live up to the hype or my hype.

Best of Luck with this cycle!

decemberbaby said...

Gorgeous pics.

But I need to know... any IPS? Are we obsessing together, or what?

Cara said...

Dora!!!! I've missed so very much!!!! Eeee- your transfer is done and I'm on pins and needles!

Much love to you as you W.A.I.T.

xoxo said...

Firstly....all the very best...I am late in saying this...but twice I have lost my internet connection just typing an ATB message to you.

Great pictures...25th floor! Wow...must be an incredible view. I am glad you had a good time.

Emmy said...

What a great view! I hope that all went well with the transfer and that you'll have a real, live baby of your own next November!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dora,

I'm here from ICLW and just read all of your recommended posts so I am up to date on your history. How exciting and amazing!! I hope those embies are snuggling in and making themselves at home! Best of luck!