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POD: A Rare sight

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Today I captured an elusive couples selfie.

POD: Illustrated Poem

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Today we have a picture from Violet’s poem book, that she’s working on with her Nan. They write the poem together and then Violet draws a picture.

POD: Christmas Diva

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Today was Christmas day at Violets dance classes. So Mommy dressed her up for the occasion.

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Today we headed to Shereway Mall with some of our friends so that the kids could go to the Santa Experience. I love this picture of Jacob and Violet with Santa. I think it’s one of the best we’ve ever gotten.

POD: Wind Power

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Today we have a picture of the Wind Turbine at exhibition place.  It’s cool bit I’ve always wonder if there is any more being planned.

Looking back at NaNoWriMo 2014

Shield-Nano-Side-Blue-Brown-RGB-HiResThe month is over, my mad dash to 50,000 words came up short. Very short. I didn’t even manage to write 15,000 words this year, and that’s including my background and world building work in my word count. Still as I sit here and look back at the month I feel like it’s been a success. I found a new world I want to explore with stories. My son wrote over 1000 words of his own novel and seemed to really enjoy the process. So I thought that I would take some time on this the first of December and write about my experiences during NaNoWriMo

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POD: Violet and her Little Friend

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This morning as we headed off to school we were greeted by Violet’s little ‘Snow Bear’. I wanted to take a picture for today’s picture of the day, so she posed with her creation. As much as she insists that it is a snow bear the rest of the household thinks it looks more like a snow Angry Bird. either way it’s cute and I’m impressed with the ingenuity she showed picking the pieces for its Eyes, nose, mouth and even arms.

POD: A Window onto the Season

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Early this morning I found myself standing in front of the old Simpsons building, now the Bay and It brought a a smile to may face to see that they had gone back to more traditional Christmas window display. I remember as a kid enjoy my trips down to see them every year. Of course now I have to plan a trip with my kids to see them. There were 4 or 5 window displays each showing their own Christmas theme complete with limited movement. Part of me wants to say these windows are up early, but then I remember the Toronto Santa Clause Parade is this Sunday.

POD: Another Writing Session with Jacob

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With Jacob still recovering from getting tubes in his ears, he was forced to miss swimming. So Jacob and I hit the Second Cup near swimming to work on our novels. It was a productive day, Jacob wrote another 300 words and I got close to 1000. Sure I’m still behind, but I had a great time with my boy.

POD: Evening Walk

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Tonight we have a picture of the sky that I took during an after work walk. I thought setting sun looked cool against the clouds.