Show & Tell and September Goals (all in one little post!)
September 1, 2015
Well, today is my very favorite day of the year.
I know…weird, right? In case you’re wondering, my second favorite day of the year is December 24 ;).
These are the little facts about me that make me oddstrangeweird unique.
Random fact: I always wanted a September baby…and my first baby was a September baby…she just came 24 months after we started trying to have a baby. God might have made me wait two years on her, but he gave her to me in September :).
And last but not least, Facebook is where I put a ton of things I find in store or online to wear this fall…so, if you want a heads up in your feed about a cute pair of booties or a scarf, then make sure you like my FB page :).
So, September 1 has always been my favorite day of the year because to me, it signals new beginnings (just like January 1). It’s a fresh new school year, the season changes, pumpkins perch on porches, leaves fall from trees, football is on TV…it’s warm, cozy and happy. I love that today is the beginning of all that.
So from me to you, happy September 1st.
Okay, today is when we link up with Andrea to share our Show & Tell Tuesday and today’s topic is where were you on September 11?
On September 11, 2001, I was out jogging that morning before work (I was in college but that semester, I didn’t have classes on Tuesday and Thursday so that I could work all day…and then I went to class all day MWF). When I came back into the apartment, the TV was on and the news had interrupted the programming because the first plane had hit the first tower. I waited and watched and then the second plane hit.
I remember going to work and pretty much just sitting there all day watching the news on TV. Our phones didn’t ring, we weren’t calling anyone, it was quiet and we watched the news. I drove home at five and even though my commute wasn’t very far, there was always a lot of traffic and it would take me at least 30 minutes to get home…and when the radio station started playing Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA, I cried in my car. I mean, it was such a heavy and sad day. It’s one of those days that’s hard to understand…even all these years later, it’s hard to emotionally wrap your brain around that horrible time.
So, that’s where I was on September 11th.
Next time on Show & Tell Tuesdays, we’re sharing who we would invite to a dinner party at our house.
(I was in China for the first two, so I wasn’t able to participate.)
And…because my goal today is to have the longest post ever…here are my little goals for September ;). In August, I skipped my goals…but on September 1, I have a few things on my monthly to-do list to share with you…
1. Kensington’s Birthday Party. Well, um, she’s not having a birthday party…she wants to visit the American Girl Doll store with Ebby Lee and then play with their loot when they get home. So, that’s nice and easy…but, I still want to make that seem special. I need to get on that like ASAP! Also, her actual birthday is a school night, so I need to come up with something to make that evening special too.
2. Volunteer at school. Now that the big kids are both in school, I would like to volunteer up there at least once a week (if not maybe a little more!). They’re really sweet about bringing younger siblings when you help, so Ashby and I will try to stop by to help this month.
3. Host dinner for one family. I love have families over for supper! This month, I’m going to invite one family over for dinner. One of my very favorite things is sitting at the table and enjoying a meal with people.4. Clean, sort and donate clothes. ‘Tis the season for switching out clothes! I need to go through all of our closets and donate the fall and winter stuff that doesn’t work any more, plus donate the spring and summer stuff that I don’t think will work next year. I also need to move the swimsuits to the back and pull the leggings and such to the front. Anyone want to come over and do this with for me????
5. Visit the eye doctor. Well, it’s finally time for me to attempt that again. I’ve never been to the eye doctor and after two failed eye tests at my regular doctor’s office…I need to get my eyes checked. I tried going over the summer but my childcare fell through at the last minute and I had to cancel…and then I got lazy and didn’t reschedule. So…it’s time.
What are you guys up to this month??? You ladies give me the BEST ideas! Back in June one of you commented about how you have five kids and so five nights a week, one kid gets to stay up later than the others and have some special time…and that is a brilliant idea! We’ve been doing it since that comment was posted and my kiddos love it (and look forward to it!). Each kiddo has their own night of the week and then the other two go to bed at their regular bedtime while the special kid gets to stay up 30 minutes later for uninterrupted mom and dad time. My kids pick a whole variety of things for us to do during that time (board games, Uno, crafting, reading books, playing with Barbies, etc). It’s always such a sweet little time.
Speaking of my sweet kids…
…they’re excited about Labor Day weekend…and in honor, I have my Labor Day menu up for you to see today. Click here for an idea or two about what you should make this Labor Day.