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POD: Where there is smoke there is…


Today after I got home from work I couldn’t help but see the billowing smoke from near our house. It seems that a second fire had started in the burned out warehouse near us. I wondered over with Ruby, to see how big it was. The first fire was massive with ash and debris ending up all over the neighborhood. Today’s seemed minor. All I saw was smoke.

A new morning routine?

Yesterday morning was unlike any I’ve had in more than 2 years,  and even then what happened this morning was rare.  It started normally,  me up with Ruby,  I puttered around the kitchen,  doing the few remaining dishes and making the kids lunches while Ruby ate.  Then with Ruby settled I headed upstairs to get ready for my day.  I found in eerily quit with everyone still asleep.  As I was getting ready for my shower an idea popped into my head and wouldn’t go away.

What if I start my day with a run?

I don’t know where it came from,  I haven’t been out for a run in months,  or more.  But there it was and it wasn’t going g away.  I stopped getting ready for the shower and started hunting for my long discarded running cloths.  Before I knew it I was out on the streets trying to run.

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POD: Making my X

Today Ontario went to the poll to choose a new provincial government. It was a hard choice this year, with no party really worthy of being in power. But it’s a democracy and you have to vote for the people who are running, so vote I did. As in years post my picture of the day is of the ballot ( POD: Election Day, Project 365-298: Election day )

POD: A day at Wonderland

Today our family headed off to Canada’s Wonderland, for a day of fun with some of our friends. It was a good day, even with the rain. Most of all it was a long day. For today’s picture of the day I thought I’d use these 3 of the kids as their heights were checked. I tried to get on of Nate but he didn’t really stay still long enough

POD: Evening Walk with Violet

Today while Jacob was at Beavers Violet and I went for a walk around the neighborhood.  Stopping at a few playgrounds along the way, it was a fun evening for the 2 of us. Along the way she posed for a picture against the Toronto skyline.

POD: Easter Morning

Today we have a picture of the kids doing there traditional easter egg hunt.

POD: Ballet Photo Day


Today’s Violet had her picture day at Ballet. She looks so cute in her costume, I can’t wait to see her recital, it’s hard to believe that’s only 6 weeks away. Where did this year go, before you know it Jacob will be 8 and school will be done for another year.

POD: Remember that it is spring

With a 20 degree drop in temperature and snow greeting us when we woke up this morning, it was nice to take a moment to remember that it is spring. So tonight while picking up a few things Melissa and I picked up these Tulips for my mom to say thank you for all the help she gives us.

POD: Evening at the Dog Park

Tonight while Jacob was at Beavers Scouts the sun came out, so I took the dogs to have some fun at the dog park. Unfortunately there was no other dogs there while we were, but the two of them had fun running around and chasing each other.

POD: Lego Chima: Laval?

Another nears it’s end with out a POD, so we have here one of Jacob’s Lego Chima figures. I think it’s Laval, but with Jacob fast asleep I wont know till morning.