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]
They're tearing up the sidewalks around
here! Not really, we don't have sidewalks.
More like their replacing culverts and
tearing out small trees to widen the
road for the snow ploughs. All very
good. The improved drainage will help
control the mosquito population and
the wider roads will help get us in
and out of here after heavy snowfall.
It is all good, except for the noise,
backhoes and dump trucks are not quiet
Attila is taking time during his lunch
break to lay sheets of plywood on the
decking over the side entrance. We hope
this will protect anyone entering through
that entrance, from the rain dripping
off the roof in summer, and the snow
melt from the deck in winter. It is
a plan and we are hoping it will work.
Attila and I have been sleeping very
well for the last week or so. It is
wonderful. However, I have to wonder
why I am so cranky, despite being well
rested. I could analyze the possible
reasons till the cows come home, but
I doubt I'd come close to a satisfactory
understanding. It is a mood and I hope
it passes soon. Being cranky puts me
out of sorts.
All the administrative issues I had
been waiting on have been resolved
satisfactorily, and in record time it
seems. It did
not feel that way at the time though,
oh my no! I've been busy taking the
sticky notes from the "worry box",
executing each task systematically.
box" is almost empty now!
Terra and Lares did visit over the past
weekend and we had a lovely time. We
all enjoy a good game of cards and played
several games of four-handed euchre.
Lots of laughter, lots of fun.
On Sunday Lares helped Attila with a
few tasks that required four sets of
hands and two strong backs. They made
quick work of that.
Terra and I worked on clearing the back
bedroom. I had anticipated moving junk
from one area to another. Terra had
other ideas, and her ideas were better
than mine. She supervised the sorting,
stacking and organizing of all that
stuff. She convinced me that my packratiness
was out of control. I don't know how
much we discarded, because she insisted
that Attila remove each growing pile
of discards before I could have any
It worked a charm and I haven't missed
a thing! Terra took some of the items
that she could use, and will deliver
others to charitable organizations.
Terra has became this person,
this efficient, capable, kind and caring
person. And I am here, healthy and aware
and able to appreciate how wonderful
I've thawed some of the pickerel
Attila and I caught in the Hudson Bay
Lowlands. I'll bake it with lots of
pepper and garlic and serve it with
basmati rice and peas. There will be
leftovers for tomorrow's lunch!
I'll have a little sit down in
of Ontario black cherry juice, mixed
with clear soda water; this is my favorite
beverage. I'll listen to the
for a bit. At least, I'll listen to
the birds during the breaks taken by
the dump truck and back hoe operators!
|RECIPES :: Cast
The constant drone of mosquitoes, on the
OTHER side of the screen.
On The Screen
"Here in this swarthy, secret tent,
Where black boughs flap the ground,
You shall draw the thorn from my discontent,
Surgeon me sound."
D. H. Lawrence
A few clouds
Feels Like: -
Wind: W 11km/h
Relative Humidity: 53%
Pressure: 101.05 kPa
Visibility: 14.0 km