Things to Know*

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    Late Night Trip to the ER*

    Oh, lovelies. I am so tired. I wish I could say that it was because I was out doing something totally awesome today, but in reality it’s just because this pregnancy is kicking my butt today, and we ended up having a really late night last night… …in the emergency room. Let me just say: I’m fine. Actually, the trip wasn’t even for me or the wee-bean. We had dinner at our neighbours last night, and after dinner I went downstairs to watch a movie with the girls, and the Hubster went upstairs to play NHL with the boys. At 9pm or so he came down to get ready to…

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    Six Minutes*

    Six minutes. It’s not a long time. A brief phone conversation, a hurried meal, a walk across a parking lot. If someone told me that I had only six minutes to complete a task, my first thought would probably be: “That’s not enough time.” I waste six minutes every day. Probably each hour. It’s not a long time, but six minutes can change the world. In six minutes, the world did change for everyone living in Kesennuma City in Japan. In six minutes, a city was destroyed. In six minutes lives were changed forever.   I wish I had the words to appropriately convey what I felt as I watched…

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    Be Prepared*

    Today I actually lived my old Girl Guide motto: Always be prepared. As I am an avid CBC.ca reader, the constant news about the economic situation of the U.S. has been on my mind quite a bit of late. And just for the record– if you are not yet a person who reads the news at least on a weekly (preferably daily) basis, I urge you to reconsider. I know it can sometimes be depressing or time-consuming, but I’ve learned that it’s really important to stay informed about what is going on in the world. So find a media outlet you enjoy (internet, newspaper, TV, radio, etc) and make an…

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    Survey Results*

    So, after having my survey up for a week, an amazing FIFTY-SIX people completed my survey!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I really appreciate your feedback!! I’m going to leave it up for a few more days, so if you haven’t submitted your answers yet, please do! I wanted to share the results with you, so I’m a loser and made graphs to display them. :) My first question was: 1) Are you a regular reader of my blog?I loved the “other” responses through the whole survey… it allowed me to really see what people were thinking. It’s funny… even though I deliberately wanted the survey to be anonymous, I can definitely tell…

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    Virginia Tech. Shooting*

    I’m very tired as I’ve had a long day of teaching and studying for my 2 exams tomorrow, but I wanted to take a moment to write about what happened at Virginia Tech. University this morning. The details of the event are still slowly being put together, but essentially a man first gunned down students in a dorm, then a few hours later killed upwards of 30 people in an engineering wing of the university before his own death (it is still unknown whether it was at his own hand or through police gunfire). My heart just goes out to the families of those students who were injured or killed…