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]
The weather has been magnificent this
past week. The lilacs are in bloom;
the breeze coming through the window
smells like heaven.
This week I have been catching up on
laundry, hanging load after load to
dry in the sunny breezes in the back
yard. This saves quite a bit on our
electricity bill. We are on an austerity
program, trying to meet those cussed
Hanging up the laundry is not just a
money saving project though, I love
doing it. I love doing it even when
the mosquitoes make the task challenging.
I don my gear before venturing out the
door. Long heavy pants, rubber boots
to keep the ankle bitters away, a heavy
long sleeved shirt, a wide brimmed hat
and a net over my head and shoulders
keep me safe from my voracious fans.
Even with all that paraphernalia loaded
onto my frame, it is enjoyable being
outdoors. The laundry smells so nice
when I bring it in!
It is the long weekend, and of course
Attila and I are working. I have a few
hours today and tomorrow because they
expect to be busier than usual. I have
mixed feelings about going back to work
at the shop. I look forward to the work,
I like it, but the hours are impossibly
long. As I get older I'm not so sure
I can handle 11 hours on my feet with
few breaks. It is one thing to be active
and pace yourself, but when you are
obliged to continue moving regardless,
it is another thing altogether. I expect
that by Saturday night I'll be exhausted
and popping painkillers.
It is funny how easily the days at home
slip away. I am constantly busy with
one thing or another. I've created a
web site for my nuclear family, where
we can share information and pictures.
Since I do not trust corporate social
networking, I've created this password
protected environment on my own server, where
no corporation has a right to the information
or images. That has been a lot of fun,
a project very close to my heart.
The genealogy book continues to progress,
although slowly at the moment. Many
of the relatives currently being researched
are still living, or their children
are still living. This means that official
records are sparse, and that discretion
and a great deal of respect must be
employed in gathering information. Slow
work, but satisfying.
A variety of web projects keep me busy.
None of these projects have any hope
of providing me with an income. What
they do provide is a source of constant
learning, and my own contribution to
making the world a better place to live.
My efforts, because they are not profit
oriented, are unlikely to make much
of a social impact. However, the world
is not a completely deterministic place
and one never knows unless one tries.
I think I can!
|RECIPES :: Cast
Morning stillness, morning silence.
On The Screen
Jeeves and Wooster
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie
"Oh would I were a boy again,
When life seemed formed of sunny years,
And all the heart then knew of pain
Was wept away in transient tears!
When every tale Hope whispered then,
My fancy deemed was only truth.
Oh, would that I could know again,
The happy visions of my youth."
Mark Lemon (1809–1870)
Pressure: 102.2 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Humidity: 54 %
Wind: ESE 11 km/h