Sunday, 19 July 2009


Have you ever wondered why? Why are leaves green? Why do cats purr? Why aren't we happy?

Why is the most singularly asked question that our world has revolved around. When you have a question where do you go to find the answer? I use the internet most of the time, books second and asking lastly. I go onto the net to find out everything from medical advice to how to clean something. It is not a wonder is it nicknamed "The Information Highway".I have marveled at the information found on the net. One day I just started typing in weird words to see what would come up from search and as usual learned a lot of new things. The net these days is akin to a school. A school is where you learn and now most of my information, what I learn by, is from the net. I love to read and cuddle up with a good book but when I want info in a hurry it seems to be the net I go to. It is expeditious. It is certainly interesting and it is like having every book on the subject at your finger tips!

When you have questions, where do you go for the answers?

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Ahhh ... chooo!

I just sneezed three times! Normally I would only sneeze two times. (Yes I do keep track.) No one is here so I say "bless you" to myself. Which made me think. Where did this come from? The blessing after a sneeze. Does everybody do it? So I decided to look this up and I have to say most of us need to get a life! There are pages and pages out there on sneezing habits. Different countries have different sayings but some sayings pop up in a lot of countries. The most commonly used statement in many countries is "bless you" followed by a close second is "gesundheit".

Firstly, the "Bless you" or "God Bless You" saying that I hear in Canada, is also said in the UK, Australia and U.S.A. All of these seem to be based on the ancient belief that when you sneeze your soul may escape and saying bless you keeps you soul in or that your heart stops when you sneeze so again to keep your soul in place they say bless you. But I also read that some believe that a devil dwells in us all .When this devil is irritated sneezing happens, so saying "Bless you" prevents it from worsening. Also, in the days of the great plagues, it was well know that the plague started with a cold, so saying bless you was hoping it was nothing worse and god bless you if it is!
Many countries say something to the effect of "Health" or "Good Health". Holland says "gezonhied", health. The sneezer replies bedankt, thank you. In Argentina it is "Salud", health. Yugoslavians respond to a sneeze with "Na zdravlje!" which means "for your health".
Germany - "Geshundheit", health
Lithuania - "Sveikata", to your health
Poland - "Na zddrowie", health.
Other countries, such as Iran, "Afiyat bashe"say I wish you good health or"Elahi shokr" thank God for health.
In France they say "Tes souhaits", to your dreams (to come true) or "Tes amours", to your loves!
I think I will adopt this one! It sounds cooler! "Achoo!" "Tes souhaits! May your dreams come true!".

Does any one know of any more sayings and most importantly:How many times in a row do you sneeze?
I would love to hear from you, leave a comment and let me know.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Yukon Jack - heads up!

Yukon Jack - I was looking up information on whiskey, particularly Yukon Jack when I found this Yukon Jack. Apparently a comic book hero from marvel comics.
He is a very skilled hand to hand fighter, usually fighting with a very strong and durable bone knife. He is apparently immune to temperature changes despite wearing little more than a loincloth. Hmm.. I think I prefer the Whiskey!

Monday, 1 June 2009

Stand Alone

This picture was taken by the locks in Lindsay. I had been sitting in a pub having dinner and watching two Herons flying in between these buildings to the nest they had built behind this bridge. After dinner we walked into this park that gave us a view off the locks and the river and guess who was sitting on the bridge just waiting for me to take his picture!

Friday, 29 May 2009

Northern Ontario

This was taken on one of my many journeys into Northern Ontario. This is a view of Lake Superior on a cold November Day. This stirs my soul. This gives me shivers down my spine and not from the fact that it was freezing but from the sheer beauty! I love the north. Any where up north! I do not like the cities, although, at the present time I do live in a small town in central Ontario (out of necessity). I have a cottage to go to. I can get into the car and forests and lakes and rivers are never far away. I am extremely fortunate for this and although I can't live as far north as I would like I can at least visit. Someday I would like to retire up north, but, realistically will probably die before I get that opportunity.( No spring chicken) Unfortunately I am not independently rich or even well off so I have to work, and that requires being near a town or a city. I do though, live outside of town and have a big yard that is well treed with a great view. But I am greedy! I want that view! The one in the picture! Ahh.. One can dream!

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Bear with me!

Bear with me! I am setting up this blog still. Hope to have it up and running properly soon. I am in the midst of buying and selling right now(new to me) but will post here shortly! Come talk with me on Twitter. I just signed up!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A Blog with no Theme

This is a blog with no theme! It is strictly for me to rant, rave, sing or dance. It will be about anything and everything. I will mix it up!
So lets start with me. (Ha ha, it always starts with me!) A few people are already following my other blogs, and I love them for it, but I haven't talked about myself much or why I am suddenly here blogging.

After years in the workforce slaving away, I have become a victim of the recession! Or so I am told. I think the ex-boss saw the recession happening and decided to get rid of the highest paid workers and keep the more lowly paid group as that is exactly what he did. When I started with the company there was only 3 people, one of them being me. I helped him to build that up to 21 employees. Then a little tiny recession looms and "BANG"! Away you go now! No loyalty whatsoever! Ceesh!

So... I have to start again. I have already been in the work force for 30 years. So what will I be when I grow up? Not sure but I will keep you posted. I am thinking of retraining. I want something I can work with on my own, preferably from home.(Go figure! I don't trust bosses anymore?) So I am looking for now. All the jobs I have had in the past have been very physical. I really am a Tomboy. I have been a Horticulturist, A Paramedic and a Confined Space Rescue Technician as well as an Instructor in various things for 22 years. So I have destroyed my body. My backaches. my joints ache, I have a close relationship to Authur Itis. So I do think I will look for something a bit more sedate. Like working on my computer, on my time, when and if I choose. I don't ask for much! HA HA! Like that is going to happen! I am though turning my thoughts toward working at home. Just not entirely sure yet as what. And for those of you with dirty minds I am far to old for that and street corners are far too expensive these days!

Does any one else find it strange that a recession came into being right close to the time that all the baby boomers are retiring? Conspiracy? I think so!!!!!