February 24, 2009




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]

I am home again. "Home sweet home" isn't just a cute saying. "There is no place like home" isn't an empty phrase. I am glad to be home!

I did really enjoy my gadding about, immensely. It provided me with a whole new outlook on life, and a lot of thought provoking people and ideas crossed my path.

Attila and I are weighing the idea of my taking on some additional training, looking at possibilities, thinking things over and under and through. No decisions have yet been made.

Contemplating change is fun and terrifying at the same time.

Yesterday was my first day home and I did manage to bake two loaves of bread in short order. Today a fresh batch of granola is in the crockpot.

Mist is glad to see me! It was cold when we arrived home and she spent our first hour together meowing up a storm, letting me know how very displeased she was that the heating system was not up to standards. I think she missed me, but the heating issue definitely was first and foremost on her mind.

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Worldly Distractions

Black slippers
I've been looking for slippers that cover my ankles for, well for what seems like forever. On my wander I found this pair, at half price! They not only cover my ankles, they are machine washable. It is the little things that make me happy.

By The Easy Chair
Treading Water
by Anne DeGrace

"There is no mystery in a looking glass until someone looks into it. Then, though it remains the same glass, it presents a different face to each man who holds it in front of him. The same is true of a work of art. It has no proper existence as art until someone is reflected in it—and no two will ever be reflected in the same way. However much we all see in common in such a work, at the center we behold a fragment of our own soul, and the greater the art the greater the fragment."
Harold C. Goddard

-11 C
A few clouds
Wind: W 9km/h
Sunrise: 7:03
Sunset: 17:58
Relative Humidity: 43%
Pressure: 103.28 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 Peterme.com 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."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_blogging

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