Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?  The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams.  Are you a fan?  Who do you root for?  If you're not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games? 

I must confess....I don't watch football. I grew up in a town where the high school did not have a team. Long story. But we didn't. I have little knowledge of the game and really no desire to learn. Since we don't have broadcast TV it doesn't make much difference so we couldn't watch the games anyway...much to hubby's consternation!

2. What's something I'll always find in your closet?

I hope clothes! 

3. Share one of your earliest memories.

I was two years old - yes, really, my Mom confirmed it - and I was crying because my teeth hurt. The back story is that when I was an infant I was often ill. When I was around nine months old, I contracted an illness that nearly took my life. The only thing the doctor could think to do was try a brand new antibiotic called tetracycline to see if it would help. It did. However, it was learned later that children under the age of 12 shouldn't be given this drug as it would affect their developing teeth. 

Essentially, my two front teeth in particular, were "rotten" and had to be removed when I was around two years old. I was crying because they hurt. I can still picture where I was in the house and what was going on. 

Oh, and when I was five years old my mom fought for me to have my tonsils out and I was really never sick again - even though our family doctor at the time assured her that it wouldn't make a lick of difference. 

4. What circus act best describes your week so far?

The clowns. I have a fall cold and my nose feels huge!

5. What's a food you disliked as a child but you love now?

Pizza. Seriously. I did not like pizza - it was the sauce. However, now it's a favorite food that I eat far too often.

6.  Describe your summer in three words.

Far too busy!!!! 

7.  Where were you on September 11, 2001? Will you do anything special to mark the day this year?

I had planned to blog about this today. On that fateful day I had taken my 4-1/2 year old to his first swim lessons across town. We lived near a big city at the time and had just sold our first home so I could stay home and raise our boys. My youngest was only five months old. I had been home April when he was born. 

Swim lessons began around 9am so I didn't realize what had happened until I had gathered up my boys and headed home. As I was driving, I had turned on the local Christian radio station. All the chatter was about "praying for our nation during this difficult time" but they didn't say what had happened until about 10 minutes into my drive home.

I remember getting home as fast as I could and getting my boys settled and then turning on the TV. I arrived home in time to see the second plane hit. I watched as both towers collapsed. I was in such shock. I remember holding my boys close and crying, but having to shut it off in order not to scare my oldest son.

Today both my younger boys knew exactly what today meant when I mentioned the date. One was even born yet and the other a mere five months old. I don't ever want them to forget. It's too important.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I had a friend who is a trumpet player. Today she honored those who fell on 9/11 by going outside her home and playing taps at the time that each plane hit as well as when both towers fell. Thanks once more, Linda. 


  1. What a lovely way to honor those who lost their lives that day and in service to their country as a result later on.

  2. Catching up on some blog reading! I've definitely missed everyone in the blogosophere and am hoping to rejoin everyone this year :). I even managed to post a few blog entries myself the last month or so!


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