September 14, 2009

A Quiet Morning



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]

September has been eventful in a very happy way.

Attila's sister-in-law gave birth to a healthy baby boy early last week. It is their first child together and they are ecstatic. A second grandchild for Attila's Mom and Attila's first nephew.

Attila and I are grandparents again! Early last week, Tink joined her family, who were more than happy to meet her. She looks very much as Luna did as a newborn, and of course I fell head over heels in love again, as lucky grandmother's often do. Imp and Elf are delighted with her as well, which makes for a very happy family.

Attila and I had a whole WEEKEND off work together. We had to struggle to get it off, but in the end we managed it. We loaded ourselves into our little car and set forth on our long road trip to meet Tink and spend time with Imp and Elf and Luna and Janus and Benny and Bim and Soot. There are eight of them now, and their household is a very, very busy one.

Luna is in her element to be sure. She was destined to be a Mom, and it is her dream fulfilled to have a household full of laughing, boisterous children. Janus is a natural father, it seems to come to him easily. The two of them move easily and happily through their days.

While visiting Luna and Janus we were able to spend an evening with Terra and Lares, who came for dinner to celebrate the arrival of Tink, and Imp and Elf's upcoming third birthday. We had a lovely time.

Terra has plans to go back to school for further accreditation, and we wish her every happiness in her pursuits.

When we arrived home yesterday, Attila immediately headed out into the bush to fell a few trees and burn off excess energy. I caught up with my email and puttered around the house unpacking and putting things away.

So, here it is Monday and Attila and I are back at home after a wonderful weekend visiting loved ones. We slept deeply last night, in our own bed with familiar noises around us. I awoke to the early morning hoot of the local owls; Attila was already up and about and had the coffee made.

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Worldly Distractions

Tink's first day.

Hope is like a harebell, trembling from its birth,
Love is like a rose, the joy of all the earth,
Faith is like a lily, lifted high and white,
Love is like a lovely rose, the world’s delight.
Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth,
But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.
Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

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Pressure: 101.5 kPa
Tendency: steady
Visibility: 10 km
Temperature: 16.0C
Dewpoint: 15.7C
Humidity: 98 %
Wind: WSW 9 km/h

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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