A new year has begun and for my first picture of 2018, I have one from last night. Violet and Jacob playing Pie in the Face showdown. Violet one the
Not even the sudden thunderstorm washing out her second game could put a damper on Miss V today. Her team won 5-2 and the teams Lacrosse bags came in. She
Today was Victoria day so the neighborhood was alive with fireworks.
Breakfast is not always an easy time in our house. Everyone running around getting things ready for the day. One of the challenges has been finding something everyone would eat. Recently that’s been Pancakes. Usually, Chocolate chip Pancakes, though I have been known to make a Sprinkle Pancake or two. After weeks of making Pancakes day after day I started experimenting with different shapes and designs. So far, I haven’t really mastered it, but today I managed to make one that I think looks like BB8. What do you think?
Another weekend of hockey is behind us. It was a pretty good weekend, after losing 4-2 on Saturday, they managed to tie the same team 2-2 on Sunday. It was a close game, with Orangeville taking a 2 -1 lead over the Dolphins with just over 2 minutes left in the game. It took pulling the goalie, but with just over a minute left Violet put in the tieing goal. It was a great game. Today’s picture is from late in the game, Violet is carrying the puck in for what should have been a great scoring chance. Unfortunately, she was pulled down by two skaters from the other team before she could get a shot or a pass off.
Today Violet played her last ball hockey game of the EMBHL season. Sure she might play on a team at provincials, but this is the end of the red team season. They had a chance of winning it all but came up just short. Losing 4-3. today’s picture of the day is Violet and Lucas discussing what play they were going to try their next shift. Between them, they scored all the Red team’s goals, Lucas with 2 and Violet with one. They came close to tying it up in the final minutes but just couldn’t do it. Still, it was a good season for Violet, who missed a few games with her broken arm.
Today I find myself sitting in a Starbucks, trying to get some last-minute work done. When I first got here my phone told me the last time I was at this Starbucks was Almost 2 and a half years ago, on that day I was conducting an experiment, trying to get work done with just my tablet and my phone (POD: Coding on a Tablet) I’m amused when I look back on that day. I remember feeling that I had been productive even with the limitations that I faced. I wrote more about the limitations later that year (Tech Tuesday: Coding on the Go) of course by that time I’d given up on the experiment and moved to a laptop. The other point from that day is that nothing I worked on that day was ever finished. The personal projects I was trying to work on I still have half completed waiting for me to find the time to get back to them. Any paying work would have been minor tweaks to a client’s website software, that they use but could really use an overhaul.
Tonight the kids and I decided to walk home from Jacob’s guitar lesson. It was a beautiful day, and though a little cloudy it looked like the rain would stay away. It took us just over 30 minutes to complete it, but what amused me most was how excited Violet was as we walked over the bridge. See keep looking over the side, say ‘I’ve never walked on here before.’ Or ‘I haven’t seen the view from here before.’. It was so very cute