May 30, 2009

And then...



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]

After overextending myself completely to get my Diploma, I am now feeling somewhat beached. I am waiting on my Registration with the National Association to begin putting my ads out there. They are moving at a pace that is too slow for me! Attila reminds me that everyone moves at a pace too slow for me, and he preaches patience. Humph!

I do have patience for deserving persons and circumstances. However, having invested what is to us a small fortune for training, I am extremely anxious to begin paying back our life savings.

I really dislike poverty, there is so little dignity in it!

Well, never mind all that. Life is pretty good right now. The weather today is sunny and the world is fresh and green. Sunshine goes a long way to making things right in the world.

I have been making lists of things that need doing, as Attila and I have a lot of domestic catching up to do. Every morning I write my list and by the time the lights go out most of the items are checked off. I like lists because I only have to remember that something needs doing once. The list allows my mind to wander all over the place, and still accomplish a lot in a day.

Last evening Attila and I drove to a little town which has two, count them, two grocery stores. We did our banking, then hit the big time, shopping specials at two stores. Let the good times roll!

We enjoyed our drive into town. The overcast day was breaking up, with occasional rays of sunshine peaking through the clouds. On one deserted stretch of highway a red fox was sauntering across the road. A healthy looking fellow, with black legs and huge bushy tail. He stopped at the side of the road to give us a discerning look as we drove by.

Today my list includes making a batch of granola and cleaning the glass doors on the wood stove and fireplace. Attila's list has one outstanding item on it, get next winter's firewood into the wood shed. He is making good progress. He needs to finish soon though, so that we can assess what we have and decide if we need to buy firewood this year. So far, it looks like Attila can bring in enough for the winter from our property.

The mosquitoes are fierce. I am battling one enterprising specimen as I write. A very cagey mosquito she is, I've swiped at her at least four times and missed every time!

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Worldly Distractions

Dappled sunlight through green leaves.
Morning reverie.

On The Screen
Nightly episodes of Northern Exposure
(there is NOTHING we care to watch on television!)

By The Easy Chair
The Whirlpool
by Jane Urquhart

The happy ending is our national belief.
Mary McCarthy (19121989

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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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