June 28, 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've not been writing of late, and I miss it terribly.

I'm working at my little job, at greatly reduced hours. This job does not provide enough hours that I would qualify for Employment Insurance when laid off. I was promised a small raise, but they reneged on that, saying that they would give me the raise in July. Their business is feeling the economic times, and I think they are finding it harder to come up with the funds for their children's private school bills. So far their lifestyle seems unaffected by the times, but there has been a definite down side as their employee.

I work mostly on the few days that Attila has off work. So, I am alone while Attila is working and working the rest of the time when everyone else is visiting and has time off. Not a good mix, but nothing for it but to get on with things and suffer through the situation.

I am going in to work a little late today, so I am making time to write this entry.

I've had another infection in my jaw; this one snuck up on me with no pain and just a twinge of discomfort. The cost of keeping the teeth involved is far beyond our means and is not possible. The teeth go on Monday. I have to sign a release form indicating that I am OK with the possibility that my jaw may be broken and/or tooth chips may be left behind. There are no complicating factors involved. When did competent dentists start demanding release from the results of their work in order to provide needed treatment? I am a captive audience though, and there are no other alternatives, so I'll sign my rights away to get the help I need. I am grieving the loss of these teeth, but resigned to the necessity to eliminate the source of serious infection. The only antibiotic I can take, due to allergies, causes increasingly unpleasant side effects.

On the up side, a recent eye exam revealed that my eyesight has not deteriorated at all since the last exam. Good news indeed.

Times are challenging for Annie and Frank, a dear relative of theirs is dying and they are staying close and honouring the process. Our thoughts are with them and their loved ones.

Helena is recovering from her surgery, and is looking and feeling fantastic.

Everyone else is healthy as far as I know, and that is a blessing.

Well, I'm off now to prepare for my day at work. Yesterday I was on my feet for nine hours solid and this morning I could hardly move! I've taken my painkillers and now that they are "kicking in" I can get on with my day.

I've just read over this entry and I am thinking the title might well be "Winge", rather than hectic! I will allow myself a little bit of a wallow though, but only a little bit. After all, the sun shone this morning and the birds are singing.

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Worldly Distractions

"Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love."
Paradise Lost
John Milton (1608–1674)

18 C
A few clouds
Wind: S 7km/h
Sunrise: 5:33
Sunset: 21:07
Relative Humidity: 83%
Pressure: 100.64 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 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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