June 9, 2008

Sunny Day



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]

We had Sunday off together and decided to putter around the house, it was lovely. The mosquitoes have diminished in their numbers and tenacity, so that being outdoors is possible during the day. We enjoyed the sunshine, the breeze and the hot but not humid weather. Attila managed to fill the woodshed with next winter's fuel, closure on that part of the process. He is poised to begin splitting and stacking our contingency supply for the lean-to at the back of the house.

While Attila was busy with his ax, I baked a loaf of bread in the screened in porch, using an extension cord and my Nesco roaster oven. It was fun, and the day was warm enough that I could set the bread to rise on the table in the porch before baking it.

At the same time I opened up the trailer [Argosy, Airstream, OLD]. What a mess. Moth balls do not discourage rodents! I found one very dead mouse in a trap and all kinds of mouse droppings and chewed fabric pieces. Some sort of animal had taken up residence for the winter in the air conditioner of all things. We'll have to open that up from outside, clean it out and secure it with protective wire netting. I really don't want anyone sleeping in there until I get the air conditioner sorted and sterilize the whole interior with a bleach solution. I will be airing it out daily until the smell of moth balls has departed.

To make the first pass on cleaning the trailer, I donned over clothing, an old shirt and a very loose pair of trousers. A breathing mask finished off the outfit. It took several hours and a lot of sweat to get the obvious layers of grime and debris cleaned out, but now the deed is done.

We ended the evening with an episode of Northern Exposure; after which we turned in for a night of well earned rest.

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Wordly Distractions
My camera batteries are dead again, not thinking ahead I'm afraid. Mea culpa!

On The Screen
Northern Exposure
Dinner at Seven Thirty Episode

By The Easy Chair
Kate Mosse

"Solitude would be an ideal state if one were able to pick the people one avoids."
Karl Kraus (1874–1936)

19 ° C
Partly cloudy
Wind: SE 11km/h
Sunrise: 5:30
Sunset: 21:02
Relative Humidity: 94%
Pressure: 100.82 kPa
Visibility: 8.0 km
Ceiling: 100 ft

Page by Page: A Woman's Journal
by Maggie Turner

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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