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As part of my business classes that I'm taking getting ready to launch my own business, I need to compile information gained from a survey and I'm hoping you'll be able to help me. The assignment was given Friday and I need to present initial finding MONDAY! Yeah, nightmare turn-a-round. So, I'm posting this just about everywhere hoping you would take a few minutes to complete the survey. I'm using Google Docs which took some time to figure out, but it rocks. It's quick, it's easy. I appreciate you clicking the link and taking the survey if you can. One stipulation is you have to reside in Ontario (sorry my US friends.) I'll re-post it in a few days to let you go through with it in case you're curious. (And I know you are always!) :-) Thanks in advance!

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Vows With My Mind

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Over the course of the last several days, life has presented me a plethora of events, emotions and entertaining and enlightening experiences. Each time, I found myself immediately composing a journal entry, but they've been held almost entirely within my head. Beyond the stress reduction, I find that journaling is an excellent exercise for organizing thoughts, finding answers, validating beliefs or in some cases changing them entirely.

I've also been blessed by discovering that by sharing these thoughts publicly, they have been an avenue for doing the same for others. Knowing this, I can't understand why I suspended utilizing this outlet, especially during what have been most of my darkest days. While I have yet to discover the reason for this avoidance, I have decided that this hiatus needs to end.

Nearly everyone deals with a parent's death or job loss and taken separately, none are pleasant, but they're manageable. But, when one quickly follows the other or in some cases happen simultaneously, the impact multiplies exponentially making most wonder if there's a breaking point. These life events are mostly common amongst all of us, but for most, spread out over the entire course of a life giving one recovery time.

In the last 18 months, I've experienced what I perceive are most of intensely life-changing and emotional moments of my entire life. I can't count the number of times I had to stop myself from lamenting that "it can't get any worse" because we all know the answer and by all means don't want to superstitiously hasten life's rebuttal.

As I look back, I've tried telling myself that it's life's way of compacting everything in this short span so that I can be rewarded by spending my remaining time in this body embracing the more pleasant things it will be throwing at me. Just as we all instinctively know it can get worse, I'm not anticipating all smiles and laughs these remaining years. There will be more death and despair, let downs and losses, but I'm confident that they will be far outnumbered by the opposite.

It's a shame to let them go un-journaled and shared. My mind, and everything that goes with it, is the longest marriage I'll ever have and it's been true to the vow of being with me in good times and bad, whether I'm rich or poor, healthy or fighting sickness. It's time I lived up to the vow as well.

Stay tuned.

A Week of Our Tweets

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Here's a look back at today in Tweets.

  • 17:26 Taking a break from unpacking at the new place and back at Goodhandys to catch up on things here. Is it June yet? What?! Mid-July? Auuug! #
  • 17:30 @xstatic_ Weeeee! Hope it's faster than their tech service and anything is better than their "on hold" musiak! You still humming that tune? #
  • 23:14 Why HELL-looooow home Internet! Have you missed me as much as I've missed you? #
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A Week of Our Tweets

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Here's a look back at today in Tweets.

  • 18:56 The wait for Primus Internet continues. #
  • 18:59 The wait for Primus to get our Internet up and running today continues. Relying solely on this Crapberry for 2 months has been maddening. #
  • 19:00 At least spent the day making a major debt in unpacking and semi-organizing the place, but at the expense of major back attack. Rest time. #
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A Week of Our Tweets

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Here's a look back at today in Tweets.

  • 09:50 @BeeRich33 People used to think I was crazy about my pref for Dasani water - most just think all H2O is same. Haven't seen it around here #
  • 09:52 @marcbronco Post cloital or a special blend? ;-) #
  • 16:00 twitpic.com/250gyq - I found this industrial cleaner at work and gave been using it to clean new place. This is BEFORE #
  • 16:03 twitpic.com/250hnh - This is the stove burner ring AFTER! It's all organic too & Ontario biz. Gotta find more of it. #
  • 16:06 twitpic.com/250idv - Here's a look at floor by stove. As they say...All things grow-ow-ow, in On-terry-oh! #
  • 16:10 twitpic.com/250jgj - Haven't figured out this streak. Painting blue wall white, paint didn't stick. Felt like CSI here. #
  • 19:31 Why does life gut-punch me back into the dark just when I begin seeing some light? Nothing major, just little set backs are adding up. #
  • 19:37 @marcbronco I think you just answered it. I was replying your 'best cigarette..." tweet. #
  • 20:53 @marcbronco Greatly appreciate the offer bud, clall done. We need to figure out what goes where before major unpacking, so will let you know #
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A Week of Our Tweets

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Here's a look back at today in Tweets.

  • 13:52 I've NEVER been this entire-body sore my entire life. Seriously! At least The Move is complete, but unpacking seems more daunting #
  • 17:12 twitpic.com/24rc64 - The new place has an Athena seal of approval. Experiencing different languages on either side is new #
  • 17:15 Almost forgot in the moving mayhem, a huge long-distance Happy Birthday to my much, much older sister, Cathir @bambifour today! #
  • 17:49 Hey @stephenwrites, do you have the eye-candy down there that we seem to have up here at Gerrard? No hurry to hang drapes. I'm just sayin' #
  • 22:41 @kyxer Had you offered to help with the move Miss Neverchipsanail, you'd have seen my (nearly) full-body tan. #
  • 22:47 @RyanRussellXXX Thanks for the #FF bud! But, after looking at the other monikers listed, I'm realizing mine is pretty damn boring! #
  • 22:48 @RyanRussellXXX Maybe I should get one ending in XXX. I mean, I could qualify technically -wink- :-) #
  • 22:54 @stephenwrites yeah, I guess you are technically in SoQu unlike us uppities in NoQu. ;-) #
  • 22:59 @larrylarry Old logo, new logo, Meh! What's important is are there still many ways to have a good time? #
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A Week of Our Tweets

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Here's a look back at today in Tweets.

  • 00:55 Down to the little odds and ends of The Move, finally! Mega-thanks to Peter and Aaron for your help, we'd have been f-ed without you two! #
  • 05:52 @TumbleDry There's a great app website: www.bitemebitch.ca #
  • 07:25 Absolutely bee-utafill days like today leave me pondering why I'm not a morning person. Then I realize it's morning. #
  • 07:34 ...or more accurately, why the hell am I not staying out later! Then I realize, ooh, ouch, bright, sun, ouch. Hsssss! #
  • 14:40 @photojunkie A quote I've tried to live by ever since seeing it in "One Week.". I have a snapshot of the blackboard with it as my desktop. #
  • 14:47 Or actually, a quote that beautifully sums up how I've tried to live my life for awhile :-) Happy Sunday! #
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A Week of Our Tweets

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Here's a look back at today in Tweets.

  • 01:05 @JohnnyGotham I actually aim for the very back everytime. I can't remember the last time I sat in the front half. #
  • 03:28 @toddklinck Sounds like you're finally enjoying a few days off! Enjoy my friend! #
  • 11:15 The gods are rewarding us after the constant delays to our moving! What an incredibly beautiful, cooler & non-humid day! Box-schleping time! #
  • 11:26 If you have some free time today, extra hands would certainly make this short move easier than just us two (and there's beer and hugs!) #
  • 23:01 @nealjennings Also worth noting that the total number of callers should be included. If less than 3-500 people called, it's impractical. #
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A Week of Our Tweets

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Here's a look back at today in Tweets.

  • 13:35 What is one of the contestant's name on Jeopardy today: "Vivian Lappenbusch." I shit you not. I think I've discovered a new drag name! #
  • 13:45 @RolynSays OMG I just navigated thru Gerrard/Carlaw and was ready to ram every driver that doesn't know it's a 4-WAY STOP! I hate driving! #
  • 13:51 I'm nearly certain the entire city has escaped their heat-induced hibernation at home and are now roaming & driving the streets mindlessly! #
  • 16:40 @nealjennings We just out stuff in Spaces Self Storage at Eastern and Logan - 416-465-9900. A bit more $, but awesome staff and facilities. #
  • 17:20 @nealjennings We jammed a ton in a 5'x10' unit for $155+tax ($195) w/ 3rd month 1/2 off and use of large moving truck 4hrs no ex charge #
  • 17:23 @nealjennings The truck part was worth it for us. The place is mega-secure-code entry/alarmed units, climate controlled and great staff #
  • 17:32 twitpic.com/23uhd8 - @nealjennings To give u an idea...inside is dm table, 6 chs, wardrobe, drser, dble bkshf, ent tbl + #
  • 17:37 @nealjennings Jizelle, Darcy or Stewart all helped us - we walked in and got it that day. I'm all about cust service and ++ for them #
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A Week of Our Tweets

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Here's a look back at today in Tweets.

  • 03:48 What a day! Finally finished the major painting at new place, stuff put into storage and final packing. This should be last night in house. #
  • 11:51 Just woke up after finally hitting the sheets at around 4am and an intense day of moving and painting. I hope we can get it all done today. #
  • 19:38 How in the hell did it become 7:00pm already?! Even factoring in MST*, this is nuts. (*Mason Standard Time/always late) #
  • 20:32 So perfect, so true! RT @TumbleDry: RT @andymatic: Why you never to ask favours from the designers bit.ly/9STKTt #
  • 20:36 So if anyone in my Trawna Twitterverse/FB is in need of a futon, speak now. Well, rather, DM or call me. Too big for new place and storage. #
  • 20:39 @2seksimen thanks for float comment. Just NOW seeing it so sorry for the delayed reply! #
  • 20:46 Something else she and I have in common (besides our humour, beauty and charm) RT @jannarden: I am busier than a whore on a Murphy bed. #
  • 23:29 Daylight revealed the need for another coat of white paint on the mustard & perrywinkle walls at new place, so tonight is a last, not first #
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