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Corporal Nathan Cirillo


Last week a terrible tragedy happened. The life of a young man was taken. A young man that did not need to die. That young man was Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

I did not know Nathan personally, but he was known in the community that I live in. The lives of hundreds of people have been affected by his death and will be affected for many years to come.

Tomorrow is Nathan’s funeral and while I will be at work I will be recording the live television broadcast so that I can watch it that evening. I will also be wearing #RedForNathan as a sign of respect and honour.

I’m not writing this post in the hopes of receive attention or anything remotely close to that. This is something that has happened and has affected me and I wanted to just take a moment out of my life to remember that every day is special and should be treasured. So please hug your loved ones. Let them know that they are loved because you never know when the time will come to say goodbye.

RIP Nathan. You did our country proud.

Why Aren’t I Married?

Today while I was doing supervision of the general population at school one of my former students asked me if I’ve gotten married yet. Obviously the answer is no; which I told the child. That response then led to the following conversation.

students: But why aren’t you married.
me: because I haven’t found someone I like yet.
student: But why, you are so pretty and nice with beach waves in your hair. (I curled my hair today)
me: *I laughed and gave the student a hug* thanks.
students: boys are silly. Don’t worry, I don’t like them.
me: *laughed*

keep in mind this is a grade 1 student.

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada. It’s a gloomy looking day out and the weather is changing. Fall is upon up and that means winter is coming. This year, I don’t plan to give a run down of things that I am thankful for because I did that last year and that list really hasn’t changed much. I’m basically thankful for the same things because not much in my life has changed since then.

I really tried to make 2014 a year of change, but some things didn’t stick too well. I still have a few months left to figure it out, but maybe I will make 2015 my year.

Review: Frames From GlassesShop.com

I wear glasses. I’ve been wearing glasses for as long as I can remember. I can’t image a time when I haven’t worn them. I even wear them swimming. I like to be able to see so I only take them off when I am sleeping or showering. I even have a pair of prescription sunglasses so that when I am driving my eyes are protected.

I am rather picky when it comes to my frames, I like a certain look and have a certain price range that I need to stay within so I’ve been lucky that I haven’t had to purchase new glasses in several years. My prescription hasn’t changed at all so when I was given the opportunity to review glasses purchase from GlassesShop.com I of course jumped at the chance.

The frames that I ended up choosing are “Lancaster – Red.


Retail price of these frames is advertised at $149.75 but they are priced at only $29.95! Talk about a huge saving! My original glasses put my back about $300 when I ordered them and they took about 3 weeks to arrive.

The great thing about GlassesShop.com is their “Try on” feature. I was extremely happy to be able to use this feature to see which frames suited me best. I think I tried on about 15 different looks before I settled on “Lancaster – Red”

This is a photo of my original frames.


This is a photo of me wearing the Lancaster – Red frames.


Don’t I look so cute! I just love them. I stepped out of my comfort zone when deciding on which frames I should order and I’m so pleased with the outcome. I’ve been wearing these glasses for several days now and they are quite comfortable and light weight. They arrived packaged and wrapped in a protective cloth within the glasses case. If I ever need to purchase a new pair of frames I definitely will consider purchasing them online.

Would you like to receive some savings on glasses? I have a 20% off coupon code if you are interested. Just enter Erica20 at checkout and with your purchase you will receive 20% off your Vision lenses with FREE Anti-Scratch Coating and a FREE protective case & cloth. Keep in mind that shipping and handling fees may apply.

Keep in mind that if you are ordering frames from GlassesShop.com you will need to provide a copy of your prescription. Included on that prescription needs to be your pupillary distance or PD. The PD is the distance between your two pupils measured in millimeters (e.g. 60). Your PD is not always included in your eyeglass prescription, but it’s very helpful to have when making your eyeglasses to ensure that they fit you perfectly.

I did not receive any compensation for this product review. I did receive the frames, but all opinions are 100% my own.

September Goal Recap


  • Follow a 52 week deposit schedule but do it backwards. – Octobers deposit was made this weekend.
  • Save $100 in change. Done! I deposited $102 in July into my TFSA.
  • Pay off $4,000 of debt by December 31, 2014 I still $3,500 and I probably won’t achieve this goal. I have hopes, but it was a last minute goal so maybe I will try harder next year.


  • Lose 20 pounds – I have yet to weigh myself, but my clothes are fitter looser.
  • Read 1 book a month – Read “Four” which is part of the Divergent series. I’ve completed my 12 books in a year challenge, but will continue to read new books I’ve picked up over the last few months.


  • Finding a part time job (10-15 hrs a week maybe) – summer job contract ended as of September 1. I’m still babysitting
  • Planning/figure out the cost of a trip back to Europe, or to Florida (Disney). This has been cancelled.
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