April 5 – Uh oh … it’s 3:12 a.m.

OK … I know what time it is.  I do hear all of you giving me internal quiet crap for being up and writing a blog.  I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ so much for all the bday wishes via Facebook, my blog, email and Twitter.  It made my day so much easier.  This day reminded me of Christmas.  I did not get emotional on either day.  I thought about Amanda but kept myself busy enough that she didn’t intrude on my main thoughts, otherwise I would have probably been a mess.  I did go to the casino to de-stress.  It is there that I can occupy my brain and not think about all the stuff that is coming through my computer.  But … you know that song … ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ .. of all places to hear it … yep, at the casino.  Usually the place is so noisy with the pinging of slot machines but you can hear the music playing clearly in certain areas.  Well, I guess I was in one of those areas.  I try to think of other things if I am out in public and hear the song.  In my car, I just plain old cry.

BBBB and I went out for dinner.  While we were watching the hockey game (woohoo Canucks), a man came by our table.  He asked me if I was Carol Todd.  He stood there and couldn’t say anything.  I knew what he wanted to say but couldn’t.  So I just said thank you.  He nodded and understood.  He explained that he had no right words.  I could see that by looking at him.  It is those thoughtful moments that give me the ‘warm and fuzzies’.  People caring and taking a few moments out of the busy lives to come up and say something (or even not).  Amanda was helping me tonight.  Just as I got a call from a person at CYMH, the penny machine I was playing hit a bonus and it won about $330.00.  Woohoo!!  Thank you PS for giving me a great bday present.

That’s it for now.  Tired.  Oh ..  have a meeting with a NDP person next week.  🙂  Great that it follows on the heels of the health minister in Victoria.  Good also to hear all sides of the coin.  Hey Amanda, we are flipping them all over for you.

Night for now… xoxo

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About Carol Todd

Being the mother of Amanda Todd has lead me on this journey shortly after Amanda's death on October 10, 2012. Amanda's prolific You Tube video has been viewed over 33 million times. Through this video, there has been an increased awareness about cyberbullying, social media safety and mental health. www.amandatoddlegacy.org
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15 Responses to April 5 – Uh oh … it’s 3:12 a.m.

  1. Muito obrigada por traduzir o que escrevo para Carol..você realmente é muito especial .

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  2. la Punisher says:

    To Carol: Translation from andria last post:
    If I save until the 10th October which is my birthday will be able to buy a gift for me … lol well I might get lucky and send these coins to buy bracelets and distribuilas school where I studied and was not at all happy! !!

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  3. Hamsi says:

    I can empathize with the man who was too overcome to say anything when he came up to you. Your young girl touched so many lives.

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  4. Savetheworld says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!!! Yay!! :))) can someone please explain about the pennies? Xo

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    • la Punisher says:

      To Savetheworld: I believe the story goes like this…When Amanda saw a penny on the ground, She would make a wish and turn it over, When asked by her mom why she did that she would reply ” maybe when someone else sees it they will make a wish turn it over, and that makes the penny lucky” Gotta love the way this child thought. Save 10 pennies for Oct.10Th

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  5. merle48 says:

    Yea…thanks to a certain “kind of good luck!” Stickin’ with number 27 forever.

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  6. merle48 says:

    Glad to hear you had a very sunny birthday! Also, I think if I were to approach you in “real” not “virtual” life, I would also be at a loss for words..but.probably not tears. I want to tell you about playing lottery numbers…I play $2.00 worth every other day in the Cash 5 in our state, and I always stick with the same birthday numbers, however, I changed one of the numbers to 27 recently (Amanda’s birthday), and lo and behold…I won $490.00 on Feb.12 (mind you, I NEVER WIN much) on 4 out of 5 numbers! The strange part is the other day I opened my sock drawer and found some Cash 5 tickets worth $10.00 that I saved for a “rainy day” to cash in, and amongst the them was ANOTHER ticket with for the same date Feb.12, with the same numbers…which means I won double! What I can’t figure out is how did I get that second ticket??? Either I have a very bad memory, or ……Hmmm….

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  7. la Punisher says:

    That is fantastic that you won $330… Sweet that someone was smiling down on you and that change of luck couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person, I wish for you a very happy, fun filled happy day….. Go get em girl Hugz 2U

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  8. emanoel says:

    very beautiful

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