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]
What do people
intend? What I've found is that people
seldom understand their own motivations,
let alone the motivations of others.
Lately I've been puzzled by some of
the behavior I am observing in my world.
I'm watching both the nice and the nasty,
to see what lies behind the scenes.
Things are seldom as they seem initially,
and rather than waste any precious life
force trying to decipher motivations
and agendas, I've decided to simply
wait and see.
In the meantime, Attila and I are having
a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday
night our daughters Terra and Luna and their
and the grandchildren and the granddogs arrived,
to stay the night and share a Thanksgiving
feast with us on Saturday.
We love having them all here! The activity,
the chaos, the food, the conversations, the
one month old Tink, the three year old Imp
and Elf... Attila and I agree, everything
about having a house full
of loved ones is wonderful.
Terra brought us some Naan bread, carefully
selected to accommodate my allergy. A new
culinary discovery! Yum!
I have completed the training for my new
job, which is casual, on-call and may, or
may not, provide me with enough hours to
support the car I had to purchase to commit
job. We have our fingers crossed and are
hoping for the best; it is all we can do.
I continue to send out weekly applications
for employment, you never know when a job
that could support a car, and even shelter
and food and health care as well, will come
Attila and I took the plunge and purchased
a new little car, a second vehicle, so that
I would have the necessary transportation
to accept this new position. For
years to come this car will own us.
Having a second
car has changed our lives, as we knew it
would. Not having a car in rural North
America is a very serious social barrier.
That barrier has now been lifted, at least
temporarily. My first act of freedom was
a trip to the Post Office to mail some important
documents before the daily mail truck left.
It felt wonderful to actually complete a
task on the correct side of a deadline.
Autumn is definitely here. Yesterday we awoke
to find a skiff of snow on the deck. It melted
within minutes of daybreak, but there it
was nevertheless. There were several heavy
snow falls yesterday, which lasted only a
few minutes each. The snow melted on contact
with the earth, no shoveling yet! Attila
has been burning fires daily in our little
wood stove downstairs. Next week we will
begin the process of curing the masonry fireplace,
which requires us to stay very close to home
for five consecutive days.
So, some changes over the last week, a new
on-call job for me, a new car for the job,
a visit from loved ones and a whole long
weekend to enjoy Attila's company. Life is
|RECIPES :: Cast
The view at breakfast this morning.
On The Screen
City by the Sea
starring Robert DeNiro
"For everything there is a season,
and a time for every purpose under heaven"
Condition: Light Rain shower
Pressure: 102.8 kPa
Visibility: 15 km
Wind: ENE 5 km/h