August 14, 2008

My Oh My!



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]

Where does the time go!?!

This little summer job of mine has turned into a marathon. I have been working more days than I really want to and much longer hours than a woman my age really should do. But I am enjoying the work, the tiny bit of money they give me for my time and the feeling that I can still work on my feet for 8, 10, 12 hours a day. However, this can't go on too much longer or my feet and knees will give out on me!

Not to fear, the summer is almost over now and soon my hours will shrink to almost nothing and my little summer job that could will be a memory.

We have seen record breaking amounts of rain this summer. The mosquitoes and black flies continue to plague us. Everything that grows is lush this summer and greener than green. The nights are cool and we never did have a heat wave. I'm not complaining because I don't like the heat. Not everyone shares my preferences though, and many people are disappointed about the wet and cool weather we have been having this summer.

Last week I made grape jelly from grapes given to us over eight years ago. When our friend John gave them to us, we were too busy to process them and threw them into the freezer. There they have been ever since, they even made the move to this house! The jelly is wonderful and I've been indulging in toast and jelly more than I should.

Last week I also tried to BBQ some of the pike we caught on our fishing holiday to the Hudson Bay Lowlands last September. Here is my recipe for BBQ Fish.

Attila finished the south deck project, to our mutual delight.

The genealogy book I was working on for friends was completed and delivered in time for their family reunion. Attila and I attended the reunion and enjoyed meeting the real people who own the names and history that I've been spending my time with!

We haven't been up to much, as I usually work on the only day of the week Attila has off work, Sunday. We have little time together and we both agree that we do not like it! As much as I like my little summer job, I will be looking for something else next summer, something that doesn't require that I work on Sundays.

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Wordly Distractions
Wondow in Century Old Barn
Old Way of Looking At Things

On The Screen
Northern Exposure
From episode one again!

"Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor."
Laurence J. Peter

21° C
Wind: W 9km/h
Sunrise: 6:18
Sunset: 20:24
Relative Humidity: 56%
Pressure: 101.32 kPa
Visibility: 14.0 km
Ceiling: unlimited

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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