Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Seven Things About Me

I received "The Versatile Blogger" award from That's What {Che} Said. I am very excited to receive this award. It is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers.

One of the rules is to share 7 things about yourself, so here goes:
  1. I think I use the word "super" too much. For example, I am "super" excited or I heard something "super" funny. And I use WAY too many exclamation points when I write. I guess I am just highly excitable.
  2. I am Type A and a hyper-organizer. I am extremely good at organizing other people's things, but my own stuff I struggle with. I guess I am a bit of a packrat at heart and can't seem to part with my own stuff. 
  3. I have been crafting since I was a little girl. I used to watch the old craft shows on TV. Anyone watch the Home Show with Carol Duvall in the late '80s? I think I was only 9 or 10 when the show came out. I would watch the quilting shows and then I would make small quilts for my Barbies from the patterns they demonstrated.
  4. I am a total sap for a good romantic comedy.
  5. My absolute favorite food is Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby - a little salty, a little sweet, plus ice cream. It is the perfect snack.
  6. I have been slowly working on turning my brown thumb into a green one. I think I am finally getting the hang of not killing every living plant I touch!
  7. I love to play board games.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Remembering 9/11/2001

Source: ABC News

I don't think any of us who lived through that terrible day will ever forget it. If you were old enough you remembered where you were, who you were with and what you were doing.

I was driving in my car on the way to work when the radio station I was listening to interrupted the song playing to say that the first twin tower had been crashed into by a plane. By the time more information was known about what was happening I was already at work. I was working as a daycare teacher and as I arrived at work I went straight to the break room to see if I could find out any more about what was happening.

Over the next several days as the mystery of what happened that day unfolded, I often found myself in tears as I watched the devastation on the news.

Source: Yahoo News

I will never forget that day. And I will never forget the days and weeks that followed. At that time I was incredibly proud and humbled to be an American.

In light of all of the current economic situation, it is easy to forget. It is easy to get so wrapped up in my own problems and start to doubt this great country we are in. No country is perfect, including America, but I am proud to be an American.

My thoughts go out to all of those who lost their lives that day. My heart breaks for the families that lost loved ones that day. And I would like to give an extra special thank you to all the people that were there to help pick up the pieces after that fateful tragedy.