8:00am in "the Pocket", close to Leslieville. I just had the most serene walk through the streets to Phin park. It was lovely after an overnight rain. The birds were singing a rousing chorus to a Santana overture. Every home's front garden gave off a fresh spice flower scent. My walking partner, Bentley was trotting proudly to the music. A white standard poodle in dogie heaven.
"Very busy weekend. Friday night movie and dinner with my cousin. Saturday, movie and dinner with my son. Tonight dinner with my in-laws. I find that getting out with those I care about lifts my spirits, especially as I go into the Christmas season.…"