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]
Attila and I have big plans for tonight. The library
is open, until 7 p.m. this
evening, for the first time ever.
This means that after Attila
home from work, we can visit the library together. Now
we have two accessible entertainment options,
the library and the grocery store.
Yesterday evening I finally organized and stored all
the frozen food in the upright freezer. There is only
one bag of geriatric odds and ends that have yet to
be identified and consumed. Once these items are dealt
with, I plan on keeping a close eye on just what goes
into the freezers and what comes out.
I got up for a drink of water during the night and found
that the power was out. It was still out when we arose
this morning, and came back on around 6 a.m. Thank goodness;
I don't much care for instant coffee which is all we
can manage on short notice, on the camp stove out on
Since the temperature is steadily falling, three firings
are needed to keep the house reasonably comfortable.
Attila had to spend some extra time splitting and toting
wood this morning to ensure a midday fire. This will tie
in nicely with our trip to the library, as the evening fire,
the third fire, can be delayed until we return from our outing.
Yesterday's snow erased the animal tracks from the yard. Once
again the tree branches are laden with heavy pillows of snow,
and are swaying pendulously in the breeze. It is beautiful
I am feeling self congratulatory this morning, that I have
created a form and structure to my days, with very little
connection to the world at large. This has been accomplished
without an internal sense of what
It took years to let go of the internal "shoulds", and to
replace those "shoulds" with prioritized "coulds". Being
an extremely stubborn individual, I did not relinquish those
powerful "shoulds" with ease or grace, but out
Now, when I encounter individuals who are driven by internalized
and unconscious"shoulds" of their own, I feel a
sense of awe and wonder; that I should be so lucky, as to
been forced to discover, an alternative that works for me.
This morning there is bread that needs baking, and dishes
that need doing. And then, well who knows!
|RECIPES :: Cast
White hanging from the roof and blanketing the hemlocks.
BBC Radio Scotland
In The News
"The Bank of England cuts rates to 1.5%, the lowest level
in its 315-year history, as it continues efforts to help
On The Screen
By The Easy Chair
The Forsyte Saga
by John Galsworthy
"Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but, unlike
charity, it should end there."
Clare Booth Luce
(1903 - 1987)
"The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can
it be done."
Condition: Light Snow
Pressure: 99.3 kPa
Visibility: 9.7 km
Humidity: 82 %
Wind Chill: -20
Wind: NW 15 km/h