Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Evil that Men Do....

Here we are at Sept 11 again. There was a time when this date meant nothing to the country, to the world. It was not a symbol. At best in my little corner of the Universe it was one of my friend's birthday. In 2001 someone made the decision that needed to change and like several other dates before it, Sept 11 is now burned into our minds.

When the towers fell so did more then just two buildings. For those of us that were watchings, that remember, will never forget what we were doing. I've often heard of people talk of when JFK was shot and what they were doing when they heard the news when he died or when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded. I was only a child but I still remember being home sick from school and watching the launch on TV and seeing the shuttle blow up.

Sept 11, 2001 was completely normal. I was heading out to audit at one of our facilities in another city. During the 45 min drive I was listening to the local morning show banter when it changed. One of the hosts went silent, then started talking about "it looked like something out of a movie, but it was real" I had missed exactly what they were talking about. It wasn't until I got to my destination that I found out exactly what I had been listening to. Then it really hit me, one of my best friends had called me from the City the day before and said something about WTC, there was no getting through on the phones though. Later when the second tower fell I called my then boyfriend Vader to tell him what was happening, He had worked the night shift the day before and was sleeping most of the day. Because I was pregnant with Spawn at the time we sat there when I got home from work and watched the news footage. I recall asking him what kind of world we were bringing our child into.

Now all these years later, I'm still not sure

Sunday, September 5, 2010

3rd Grade and other updates

Oh wow, time is flying again. I didn't realize that it had been so long since I had posted. Gosh where do I start.

Um, I'll start with me: I passed my class from hell class that I was having so much trouble with and have started the next semester. I've also applied for graduation. I just have to pass all of my classes between now and May and I'm home free. Work has been crazy, but then that is to be expected. We have about a month to the go live date of our billing consul. I'm not sure we're going to make it but we're trying like hell to.

I've been going through some other things, big things. One of my friends offered this prayer "Balsamic Moon banish all of who and what does not belong to accomodate who and what needs to stay" It says so much about where I am right now and how I feel. I've said before that friendship is not a spectator sport. Since football season has started I'll use a sports analogy, either get your ass in the game and play or I'll trade you to another team. I don't have time for people that just want to sit on the bench or pull me into their game but not play defense for me in mine.

Okay Spawn update: We met her teachers the week before school. School started on Aug 23. I was hopeful that this year was going to start out well. Friday I had to meet with her teachers, counselors and the assistant principle to work on a behavioral plan to deal with the potty issue. So far the behavior part is going well but now that I've said you know how it goes. We went to the medical doctor on Friday too. It's odd that I have to qualify that but as most of you that read this blog know, we have many different kinds of doctors. They have now done many tests searching still for the cause of the pooping. Blood tests, allergy tests, UA's and testing the poop even. Friday was an eventful day, but we should have the results back sometime this week. Along with the first week of school she also started dance lessons, that seems to be the only place she's doing well in. I hope that it keeps up that way.

Vader update: He's a wonderful 3 months behind and I just found out this past week that my insurance is going up $50/payperiod which equals $100/month. wonderful huh.

Well that is the update for now, I'm going to try to keep updated a little more. Ciao for now.