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  • How ignorant could some individuals be if they think that it’s okay to toss their cigarette butts out of their car windows? Do they not see the news about how so many of these forest fires are started? Someone suggested that the person who lit a forest fire via cigarette butt/illegal campfire/whathaveyou should have their own home burnt to the ground. Harsh, but I kind of agree.
  • On a more positive note regarding the fires – it’s amazing to see how welcoming my city has been towards fire evacuees. From residents opening their homes to people and their pets, to farm owners offering boarding for large animals, to the businesses offering discounts on meals and more … it makes me proud to live here.
  • It’s World Breastfeeding Week and while I totally support the right to nurse without judgement, I think it’s also important to remember that there are women who cannot, for medical reasons or otherwise, nurse at all, and that they should be able to bottle-feed their babies without judgement as well. We live in an amazing country where we have options – so lets not judge those who choose option ‘A’ instead of ‘B.’

That’s all for today ;)

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  • Why would some people call their kids by their middle names from the get-go? Why not just make it their first name if that’s what they plan on doing? Sure, some families have a longstanding tradition of naming their kids after family members and they’ll use middles names so there’s less confusion, but then why bother with the tradition at all? Surely John Randall Wilson VII could be Randall John Wilson without stepping on his ancestor’s toes… No?
  • At what point do you start calling someone a Blog Friend? When you “friend” them on Facebook? (As in not just Liking their page but friending them as a person.) When you meet in real life? Personally, it’s when I become Facebook friends with them and until then, I just refer to the person as, “so-and-so whose blog I follow.” And of course, once we meet in person we’re IRL friends ;)
  • I often wonder what the previous owners of my house were like. Last week I glanced out my front window because I heard the neighbour’s dogs barking (from inside their house, which is a whole different bullet point), and I saw religious solicitors walking down the sidewalk. They turned to come to my door, but then changed their minds and continued on to my other neighbour. Then I got to thinking, and I realize that they have NEVER knocked on our door before, so I’m wondering if the previous owners told them to stop coming and that our house is on some kind of religious blacklist. I don’t care either way – I like to *think* that I’m pretty courteous to solicitors and not rude, but it still makes me wonder. (And it is rather interesting to read the materials they provide, regardless of their differing beliefs.)
  • I feel as though I’ve said this before, but I really wish that people who are distributors for MLM companies would create a group or page for their business and keep their personal Facebook accounts clear of advertisements. There have been a few times where I’ve friended someone because I genuinely want to be their Facebook friend, only to be bombarded by their constant posts promoting their products.

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  • Mother Nature appears to be showing her true female indecisiveness lately when it comes to the weather. Snow? Rain? Sun? More snow? MAKE UP YOUR MIND, WOMAN! That being said, after experiencing the Great Lower Mainland Snowstorm of 2017 earlier this month, it should be a provincial law that all vehicles, regardless of their geographical location, must have snow tires on their vehicles from October to April.
  • Back in the beginning of November there was a horrible accident not too far from my house and a young lady lost her life while waiting for the bus. It really shook me hard, even though I didn’t know the girl, because one day my kids will be the ones waiting innocently for the bus to arrive. A couple weeks ago I heard on the radio that a couple of young individuals are raising money to have a memorial bench installed at the bus stop where she was waiting, as well as at the nearby elementary school where she attended. I think it’s so amazing that a couple of kids have it in their hearts to do something like this. If you’d like to donate towards their cause, here is the link.
  • Sometimes, it’s great to offer your thoughts and opinions on matters that you can relate to. I always appreciate hearing stories from those who have similar experiences and fist-bumping in solidarity. However, those who cannot relate should probably STFU and keep their “neener neener” thoughts to themselves.
  • I don’t watch NASCAR at all, unless Ricky Bobby is driving, but Monster Energy has taken over sponsorship of Victory Lane. There was a little “news” blurb on my homepage that some people are outraged that the ladies of said Lane are dressed too scantily clad. As a sucker for ridiculousness, I clicked through and didn’t think they were dressed too scantily at all, no worse than any pop star these days. Sure, they had some serious cleavage going on, but as one Twitter commenter pointed out, so did their predecessors. And to the woman who tweeted that it was “too much” and that NASCAR is a family show, perhaps you should unfollow Ariana Grande, because if you listen to some of her song lyrics, they aren’t exactly wholesome
  • Last year, we had put an offer on a house another subject to the sale of our own. We had ours listed for about 2 weeks before our offer was bumped, so we took ours off the market. Since doing that, we’ve received three letters from other realtors in town trying to get us to list with them, with comments such as, “We see you didn’t sell.” While I just recycle the letters, they’re rather annoying and just go to show how vulture-like some salespeople can be.