Shop Girl Shares M,L & M and Photos that Changed the World*

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Oh, how I love the Civic Holiday… I’d probably love it more if I was working full-time and it was really a holiday for me, but it’s glorious to have the Hubster home for an extra day.

We’ve had a busy weekend thus far, but it’s been wonderful. Last night Too Kool invited us over for dinner and I’m happy to report that his food didn’t kill us. haha! In the 5 years I’ve known him, he’s never once cooked for us, aside from bringing over some Little Caesar’s pizza (oh, sweet sweet crazy bread… mmm). We had bbq’d chicken, corn, potatoes and salad, and his brother Erock and his girlfriend made the most delicious smelling brownies which I resisted. Brownies are my ultimate weakness, but with only 22 days until I hit my one-year mark of being chocolate free, I decided to wait. :)

And now it’s Monday yet again, and I have two more wonderful things to show you. In my previous posts I introduced you to some of my favourite, no-thinking involved funny sites. Today, however, I wanted to give you something a little more thought provoking than the Craftastrophe and the FAIL Blog (which I heart greatly).

#1 – Matt, Liz and Madeline

(image found at: http://nataliegracie.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/6widower0427.jpg)

I can’t remember who first introduced me to Matt’s story, but I do remember that I spent an entire afternoon reading his blog once I found it. Matt & Liz were childhood sweethearts, and after finally getting married Liz got pregnant. She had some difficulties with her pregnancy and spent 5 weeks on bed rest before giving birth to a beautiful, slightly premature baby girl: Madeline. Liz was told she needed to wait 24 hours before she could see her little girl, and when she was finally ready she stood up, felt lightheaded and died shortly thereafter. In 24 hours Matt witnessed the birth of daughter and the death of his wife. Matt’s blog is his way of dealing with his grief, figuring out how to raise a little girl on his own, and the joy Madeline brings to his life. His writing is raw–he claims to never reread a post once he’s written it, but it is full of emotion and wonderful to read. It’s definitely worth a look… start with the post about the day Liz died, and if you’re like me, once you start you won’t be able to stop.

#2 – Photographs that Changed the World

(image found at: http://www.webofentertainment.com/2009/07/20-photos-that-changed-world.html)

I love pictures. I often wish I was one of those people who took their camera everywhere with them, but I always forget. As a History teacher, I love photographs because they bring text to life. Reading about the atrocities of the Vietnam War is one thing, seeing it is another. I found this collection of photos a little while ago, and certainly many, if not all, greatly impacted the world in some way. These certainly aren’t the only photos that changed the world, but is is a good group. I also really liked these photos, which aren’t all as sad as the first batch.

Enjoy. xo

Today’s running songs*
Right ‘Round (Ross Fm’s club remix) – Flo Rida
No Limit – 2 Unlimited
Krazy – Pitbull ft. Lil Jon
Love Stoned (Tiesto remix) – Justin Timberlake
Girl of my Dreams
– The Moffats
I Wanna Be With U – Fun Factory
Amnesia – Chumbawumba

Cool down:
Before You – Chantal Kreviazuk

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