January 27, 2010

Child's Play



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]

Last weekend Luna, Janus, Imp, Elf, Tink, Benny and Bim came for a sleepover. Imp and Elf are great fun, we jumped on Gramma's bed (well Gramma did not, but Imp and Elf did), we drew pictures together, we baked together, we played in the snow...

Tink was a delight. She is just over four months old now and is "talking" up a storm. She watches everything that goes on and you can tell she can't wait to get in on the action.

They are a delight, Imp, Elf and Tink.

Luna and Janus and family brought us a digital picture frame filled with pictures of the grandkids.

Attila and I bought a vintage bedroom suite years and years ago. The price was right, even though it came with two twin beds. We kept the twin beds, thinking we might need them someday. Well, we haven't needed them, but it seems that Imp needed a big girls bed, and so one of the beds has gone to Imp. Luna will probably paint it and make it beautiful, and I'm sure it will be lovely. They will pick up the other bed next time they visit, and take it home for Tink to use in the future.

I've no work lined up till the middle of February. I am taking this opportunity to work on my genealogy database, entering more and more census information. I am quite surprised by how much more work is needed on the project, and I am enjoying it very much.

We had rain over the weekend. Last night it snowed and today we are under a snow squall warning again. Luckily we have no place we need to go, so we need not venture out in such weather.

I decided to experiment with the iTunes store. I've put it off for a very long time. Yesterday I chose an inexpensive movie, setup an account, purchased the movie and then downloaded it to my hard drive. It all worked rather smoothly, and I am impressed. The movie I purchased was an older Robin Williams film, Bicentennial Man.

We have a satellite TV account, but to be honest there wouldn't be more than a few hours a week of programming on it, that we would consider worth watching. It is one of the things that we will give up first when and if finances get tighter.

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Worldly Distractions

Gramma Tink on the move!

On The Screen
Bicentennial Man
Robin Williams

"What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate."
Bill Cosby

Snow Squall Warning In Effect
Light snow
Feels Like: -13
Wind: SW 20km/h
Sunrise: 7:42
Sunset: 17:18


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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