August 20, 2007

Terra's Wedding



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 every single 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 and future.]

Living Local
[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]

Terra’s wedding was all that a bride could hope for. She looked beautiful. She was marrying a perfect groom. Lares. She married on a perfect day, sunny, cloudless and mild. The ceremony and reception were perfect, reflecting Terra and Lares personalities, determination and strengths. The wedding party was a happy, warm and very attractive group of supportive friends and family. From pregnancy, through infancy and on to maturity, my girls have been my first priority, for close to thirty years of my adult life. As one era ends, another begins.

Attila and I had a lovely time, and enjoyed the experience. We are looking forward to getting some pictures, as we did not manage to remember our camera.

It was wonderful too to see the grandbabies Imp and Elf; to play with them and watch them explore their world. They are very happy babies.

Things are changing again, as they must. Luna will be moving within weeks to join Janus, where he has a new job. They will be much further away from all of their friends and family. We are wishing them all the best as they take on this new adventure and challenge.

We arrived home, after our weekend of travel and excitement, to find that Mist had finally gotten her mouse. Attila had a bit of a cleanup job to carry out, which did not take long. We congratulated Mist on her accomplishment, pleased that although we were away, and the mouse did play, Mist was there to make sure things were kept under control.

After unpacking the car, Attila set about storing the food that we had brought home with us. At the reception the food was plentiful, and when Terra offered Attila a portion of what had been left untouched, he jumped at the chance. He has cake and goodies for his for coffee breaks for weeks to come. He has bagels and sandwiches, olives and I don’t know what else all packaged and ready to enjoy over the next few weeks.

Today I will finish unpacking and set about getting our routines back on track. I have already been out for my walk, and have dealt with the backlog of email that collected over the weekend.

One more good night’s sleep and we shall back on our feet again.

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Worldly Distractions

Fabric from Mexico, closeup
The blanket on Attila's chair is a gift from a friend in Mexico, a man who worked in Canada, legally, during the harvest season.

By the Easy Chair
Memory Board
by Jane Rule

"Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them."
Paul Valery, Tel Quel 2 (1943)

Temp 20°C
Pressure 102.2 kPa
Visibility 15 km
Humidity 41 %
Dewpoint 6°C
Wind E 9 km/h

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Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current way of life in Canada, embracing Canada's past, present, and future in a unique portrayal of everyday life. Maggie's voice is one of the many that actively depict the rich diversity of Canadian culture.

Photography: "a term which comes from the Greek words photos (light) and graphos (drawing). A photograph is made with a camera by exposing film to light in order to create a negative. The negative is then used in the darkroom to print a photograph (positive) onto light-sensitive paper.
Source: University of Arizona Glossary

Poetry: "a form of speech or writing that harmonizes the music of its language with its subject. To read a great poem is to bring out the perfect marriage of its sound and thought in a silent or voiced performance. At least from the time of Aristotle's Poetics, drama was conceived of as a species of poetry."
Source: Creative Studios

Journal: " "Though a journal may be many things - a treasury, a storehouse, a jewelry box, a laboratory, a drafting board, a collector's cabinet, a snapshot album, a history, a travelogue..., a letter to oneself - it has some definable characteristics. It is a record, an entry-book, kept regularly, though not necessarily daily.... Some (entries) will be nearly illegible, written in the dark in the middle of the night.... Not only is it a record for oneself, but of oneself. Every memorable journal, any successful journal, is honest. Nothing sham, phony, false...." (Dorothy Lambert from Ken Macrorie's book, Writing to be Read )
A journal is a way to keep track of your thoughts about what you read... as well as what you did on any given day."
Source: Journal Writing

A Blog is an online journal created by server side software, often hosted by a commercial interest.

"The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger[4] on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999.[5][6][7] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms."

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