We have received a much-needed rain. Gray skies dominate the landscape, where the shocking browns are becoming tinged with green. Temperatures are presently at a very comfortable 20 degrees Celsius for the first time in weeks. The hot weather is expected to return.
Luna and Janus have been extremely busy getting ready to open the doors of their new business. They are elated and apprehensive by turns. I think they will be a huge success, financially. Since that is their focus, I predict they will be very happy in their venture.
In the larger world, the anniversary of September 11 has come and gone. My way of dealing with the day was to watch and listen to all the photographs and names of those who died at the World Trade Centre on that fateful day. Their families were there, at ground zero, laying flowers at the site. The most moving visual for me, was the gentleman who knelt to scoop earth into a container. A symbol of all that was left to him in his journey of mourning.
Corn and cauliflower surround Attila. I can hear him happily bustling about in the kitchen. It is best that I stay well out of his way, as he enjoys solitude while putting by the fall harvest. He has blanched, removed from the cob, and frozen enough corn for our winter needs. The heads of cauliflower are heaped on the kitchen table, awaiting the knife and a boiling pot. Our home is filled with the sights and sounds of plenty.
Tomorrow Attila will move into his busy season at work. His next day off will come in mid-November. I am attempting stoicism, but so far have only managed sour reflection. Best to keep these feelings to myself, as Attila is the individual facing the greater challenge in this situation.
I have been busy with government regulations and forms. As a teacher in Ontario, my certificate renewal now requires additional courses. I have not taught at the public school level for some years, and find the process somewhat overwhelming. At least the whole thing has created new entrepreneurial opportunities, for those who offer these required courses to teachers. The economy is the thing, really.
I had been putting off writing an entry until my camera was back in business.
I am ashamed to admit that all that was needed were four small Ni-MH batteries. The price varies by establishment, but I know that Wal-Mart sells them for a reasonable cost. The trip to the Mall is a dreaded event, and so the purchase has been on hold. Finally though, at Attila's urging, the journey was made, and the batteries were carried triumphantly home.
|RECIPES :: Cast
Food, Glorious Food
By the Easy Chair
Richard Adams: The Day Gone By: An Autobiography
On the Screen
Lists and lists of course offerings dance across the screen!
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