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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Could there be a NaNoWriMo Virus??

After I signed up for NaNoWriMo and logged on a few days ago with my own password, they sent me an email with lots of information, much of which was written with humorous bent – No! I don’t mean that. Since then my computer appears to be suffering from a slight cough. My McAfee security system keeps... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

No Plot? No Problem

It took me some time but I finally found Pat_B’s post recommending Chris Baty’s book – No Plot? No Problem. The book itself I don’t have yet, but I am about to order it from Amazon, because I intend entering the NaNoWriMo in November. Why? I haven’t a clue, but I do know that if I don’t extricate my... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Beware of Friendly Orphaned Squirrel

The previous evening was a ‘first’ day. Not only did the first Monarch butterfly flutter by our lilies, but the first firefly sparked last night. We sat out on the back deck in an absolutely still night to listen and look. It was another magical evening in Canada, and the hummingbird seemed to agree... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Flattened Black & White Squirrel

She was a black squirrel, but after she gave birth, tufts of her fur became white. It was very fetching. We watched her as she weaned her single offspring; as she chattered at him to stay still as she went foraging. We watched as the offspring learned, and then followed. Luckily we weren’t watching... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Think Outside the Tube

I felt like a spare at a wedding. Yesterday I had made myself a mental list. (Just looking at the previous sentence and if I missed out the ‘a’ and the ‘list,’ it would make more sense.) With the last few days of heavenly summer – apart from the sudden downpours that have us scrambling to protect... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Kayak Rollover?

“The boat’s sinking, Nana,” our elder granddaughter cried out as she pointed across the street to the river's edge. A green kayak was upside down in the water. Ell and I were both surprised at the unexpectedness of it. We’d been watching our relatively new neighbours out on the river in their... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The River is Undecided

It is a beautiful sunny morning. For what seems the first time this year, it isn’t raining, but it will be later. Because of this forecast, I decided late last night to cut the grass in the back garden. Call it one of those ‘if it can be done in 2 minutes; do it’ chores, even if it did take an hour.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Where have I been?

In a listless limbo where time evaporates faster than gas on a hot pavement? In a world where nothing I say or do matters, so why make any effort? I don’t know! I do know that my psyche has been flirting with the Slough of Despond; if you tune in you can hear the sucking sound it makes as it heaves... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

From a happy Canada Day, best wishes for a happy Independence Day

This is Canada’s 142nd Anniversary of Confederation. In 1867 Canada became a Nation. On July 4th, America will celebrate the 233rd Signing of the Declaration of Independence. In 1776 America became a Nation. Happy Birthday to both of us. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Speeling Mistake – or too?

I looked across at the yellow signpost on the right hand side of the road. It was one of these signs that are looked after by a religious order, or a volunteer group, where the message is changed every two weeks. The black letters are slid in between grooves and deliver a powerful homily to the... Sign in to see full entry.

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