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]
Another quiet day dawns and yawns. The sun was shining
brightly this morning but has now retreated behind a
blanket of clouds. More snow on the way, I am very sorry
The snow plough has already been by this morning, leaving
behind enough snow to block the driveway. Attila will
have to shovel to get in when he comes home for lunch.
Winter's are very busy for Attila, what with keeping
the home fire burning and keeping the snow from burying
us completely. These are activities I would love to
share with him, but I run a high risk of serious injury,
which precludes my participation. It can be pretty hard
on a former farm girl, to watch the chores getting done
and not be able to turn her shoulder to the wheel. It
takes discipline to stop oneself from following
one's natural impulses.
Attila is a very active person,
so he enjoys his daily sense of
would be nice though, if only from the snow shoveling.
I've spent the morning puttering, reading & writing
email messages and sitting in the sun working on a jigsaw
puzzle. Sitting in the sun is a "must do" during the
winter months. It does not cure isolation, but it does
add brightness and light to the day.
The film we recently watched, "Elf", has left a few
nagging pieces of shrapnel in my psyche.
I really like this movie, but I have a few problems
with a few of the scenes.
involving Buddy the Elf's ignorant but nasty verbal
abuse of the unlikable and unbalanced children's book
is not sitting well with me. I have a lot of respect
for the challenges people face when they have to live
with being visibly different. As Attila
points out, the scene was well set, the man was
him before he appeared on the screen. But obnoxious
or not, a man does not deserve to be ridiculed
about his physical attributes in any setting, let
life. The kicker for me was, the people who witnessed
the abuse were delighted to find the victim had
fled in a flood of emotion and forgotten his notebook.
I am currently harbouring a feeling of righteous indignation towards Buddy the
Did I hear someone say "get a life!"
|RECIPES :: Cast
What Mist sees when she looks at Attila.
Oh Holy Night
By The Easy Chair
The Forsyte Saga
by John Galsworthy
"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked,
but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."
Michael J. Fox
in "Saving Milly"
Pressure: 102.1 kPa falling
Visibility: 4 km
Humidity: 91 %
Wind Chill: -18
Wind: SE 9 km/h