Here are a few of my favorite online haunts:
[This is the site I visit to fantasize about
living in Toronto again, which is almost
day during the winter]
Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts
[This is where I visit in the morning, when
I need a positive spin on things past, present
[This is where I go to see what Canadians
are up to, sometimes I even buy things from
the businesses listed there.]
Environment Canada Weather
[This is the site I visit every morning,
and before every road trip during the winter]
At last, the sweet sound of snoring at 7 a.m.! Attila stayed home today. He slept and slept and slept. By 7:30 a.m., he had managed to put in more than nine hours of solid, satisfying sleep.
Of course, my internal clock still has me up and about shortly after 4 a.m. Not to worry, within a few short weeks our sleeping patterns will settle into a lovely, relaxing routine.
Attila is as busy as can be, doing exactly what he wants to do. Luckily, he enjoys his home and likes domestic order. He has reclaimed the kitchen, preparing himself a big hearty and hot breakfast of corned beef and potatoes. The ingredients for our dinner are collected on the counter and await his attention. I have lost my position as chief cook, but will retain some status, as chief bottle washer.
After enjoying his hot, slow-paced morning meal, Attila has been taking care of the yard. Our recent windstorm brought down all of the remaining leaves, making this a very good time of year to do the raking and gathering. The front yard is now leaf free, the bags of leaves stacked in the back to be dealt with later.
Attila will return to work through the night one more time this week, till the last remaining urgent tasks are wrapped up for another year. Then he will say goodbye to the high-pressure schedule, until spring. By Tuesday, I will be living with a man, rather than a ghost.
I have kept myself busy these long weeks, creating a customer tracking, scheduling, and billing system with the program FileMaker Pro. I purchased this program many years ago, and always found the learning curve too steep for pleasure or casual use. However, the present project is an important one, and using already-owned software is more desirable than buying a prepackaged solution that does not fit well. So I am slowly climbing the learning curve, and have come to a point where the basics skills have sublimated into habits.
I can smell supper cooking in the kitchen. I can hear Attila puttering, busy here and there, reacquainting himself with home, marking territory.
There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home...
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