Newsflash

Did you know I am annoying?

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Poverty, hunger, and other social plights (plus some link love)

Disclaimer: this is a link-heavy post. Some of it is for entertainment value (if you want to dig a little deeper). But I also link to two fellow bloggers because I believe that visiting them will be an illuminating experience for many of you. Enjoy.

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Today I read an interesting piece written by fellow blogger Joni of thehomeplaceweb.

The topic of her post is homelessness. Joni quite cleverly incorporated a movie she saw into a conversation about the plight that is poverty, something that affects us daily even if we are not part of that demographic.

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The reason why

I have been out of sorts this week.

Go ahead, roll your eyes. I know what you’re thinking:

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Heightened state of annoyance

Look. I have been a mom of preschoolers. I have been a mom of fidgety kids. I have been a mom in rink lobbies and dressing rooms for over a decade.

I. Get. It. 😶

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And so it begins…

Is there such a thing as PTSD due to Christmas mess?

I’m sitting here by myself, the family still crashed out cold, almost literally suffocating.

I can’t even…

OMG

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Reaching out anyway – part 3

As some of you know, I went to school with a boy who became a famous, and internationally known musician, singer, guitar player.

Recap:

Since discovering him on social media and following him along, I have reminisced about an art class we both took in grade 11. I wanted to know if he, too, remembers that particular class. In part 1 of this story I wrote about how we met.

Later, I decided to reach out to him to ask him about that class. I wasn’t really expecting a response. I figured he was busy and famous and that he probably employs PR people to run his social media account. But I sent him a DM in Instagram anyway. Part 2 of this story tells you what happened next.

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