Friday, January 19, 2007


Did you watch the news last night? I sat in shock as once again two huge companies have lost thier clients personal info. The one that got me personally was that the company that owns TJ Maxx in the states and Winners here in Canada got hacked and now who knows who has access to personal banking info of mine! I used to shop at Winners alot and always used my bank card well lets just say will be checking those statements and pulling my credit report just to be safe.
Not only did the hackers get millions of credit card numbers but the company pulled one over one thier customers too by not telling them for over a month after the facts where known...can you say thier public image is now damaged! I know that I wont shop thier again! They lost my buisness by hiding the facts..shame on them! Now the CIBC (large Canadian Bank) lost a hard drive with mutual fund clients info on it in a move of buildings, that one doesnt effect me but I can imagine there will be fall out there as well....All of this is a reminder to be safe where ID and money is at play..carry only what you need and triple check every statement..I guess when things like this happen it reminds us of what we can or should be doing better.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Simply Me Moving Forward

Decided to move my blog here. For those of you who have followed me and my daughter on our journey so far well that journey will be told here. As well you will get my rants and raves about what is going on around us in our lives wheter it be a neighbourhood issue, a city one, or a news story that catches my eye.

In moving forward in 2oo7 I decided it was time to be simply me, love me, hate me, whatever you choose I will remain simply Hollie.

For those of you who are reading this blog for the very first time let me introduce me! I am a single parent who lives in the largest Canadian city, Toronto. I live in the area known as East York, we have quite the mix here in this urban center, and I love the fact that I have the world literally on my door step.

I have a wonderful daughter who is enjoying the journey of life with me. She online is my Roo. She is a great kid who has some special issues that she faces as she deals with life. She walks a line between Aspergers Syndrome and ADHD. These two illnesses we have come to know lots about. I often blog about how these effect our day to day life and journey. Right now she is about to get an IPRC done and has a special needs assitant with her in the classroom. She is flourishing and is finally starting to form friendships and that is a huge blessing!

I am a scrapbooker, writer, mom, volunteer, advocate, teacher, christian and so much more so I will blog on many of these through out the year. I am also preparing to walk a 1/2 marathon in the fall to honor my Gram and dad who both recently lost battles to cancer. So you will hear about that too.

Well enough of an intro for now enjoy reading the life of one who is simply me!
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