Just a Quickie!

I have been busy!  Got back from Mazar-e-Sharif a few days ago and haven’t stopped.  I would like to take a few pictures and post them as the weather has been gorgeous the last couple of days.  It is the rainy season here so sometimes we get days and days of rain but when it stops – sunny and hot.

So, we will be getting our puppy in just a few more weeks!  Actually, we will be picking him up when I arrive back in Canada for some R&R.

6 weeks old and he already is making those “please forgive me” puppy dog eyes….


Just can’t get mad at him LOL

Now to find him a name that matches.  He is full of energy, gives lots of kisses and is totally goofy.



The Faces of Kabul

It’s been a busy couple of weeks but looks like things will slow down for me in the next couple of days. There is another run tomorrow, this time a 15k at 6:00 in the morning and then the 5k at 9:00.  I would love to try the 15k, I have never “run” that far but not sure I can drag my ass out of bed at 5:30, so I might have to be happy with the 5k – we’ll see 🙂

Recently went into the city and snapped a few pictures along the way.  This is one that I wanted to post because even Kabul has beggars but not quite the same as we see in North America.  Often people will beg in the streets with traffic zipping by on either side of them.  Some of the saddest to see are the mothers with their children.  Actually, I don’t know whether to be sad or angry sometimes.  The traffic can pass by quite quickly and it would be so easy to have one or all of them hit and killed.  Luckily this street was not as busy.

C’mon Spring!

The weather here had been pretty cruddy.  Rain, rain , rain which generally means – MUD.  There are no paved roads in this camp, everything is dirt and gravel so I am not a big fan of the rain.  However, the other day the rain turned into snow and it continued to snow all night.  Ugh.  I thought we were on our way to an Afghan spring.  Anyhow, luckily, the sun did decide to come out and the snow started to melt – quickly.  Sooooo, lakes of water everywhere.  I took this picture just to give an idea of the amount of standing water we are dealing with.  I was also quite happy to see the mountains.  We don’t often see them here because of the smog but every now and again we get an awesome view.  One day I will try and get a picture of the same spot, with smog, what a difference!

I hear Ontario is getting more snow, I will keep my fingers crossed that some warmer weather comes your way 😉