Friday, September 11, 2009

This Day Is Forever

I can remember that morning in my head so clearly, that it hardly seems like it could have been 8 years ago already. When people ask me when we moved to Troy, I answer "Labor Day weekend, 2001"... but in my brain, it's followed with, "right before 9-11". It was the first defining thing that happened after we bought out house, and I've forgotten the entire 2 weeks before that in my memory. I know they involved unpacking.. and Corey starting a new school.. but I don't have those memories. I remember buying my house, and I remember standing there in the family room after K called, with Ashley who's 4 year old eyes were huge.. watching those towers burn and crash to the ground. As the Pentagon burned, and those brave people in PA took that plane down in a lonely field.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

In Which We Start Anew...

In my mind, September is kind of the start of the year. When you work in Education, you tend to think in "school year" terms, instead of actual year terms. When January rolls around, and people start talking about the new year, we are half-way through our school year, and I always think, the year isn't new.. it's half over!

September brings new supplies, new students, new challenges.... and every year I *try* to get into new routines that make my life easier. Last year I started planning my clothes for the whole week on Sunday and doing all my ironing. I'm happy to say this is working out great. I've tried to get into the habit of making my lunch at night, but this is still proving to be a challenge. This year I've started to go to be earlier. I tend to stay up until 11-11:30, out of habit, watching 10:00 shows I like, then doing the "getting ready for bed" junk that needs to get done.. and watching the weather. I'm tired looooooong before that, so this year I'm going to bed at 10:00. So far this is working out really good. I'm going to Tivo the shows I want to watch at 10, and catch up on them during the weekend. (this part I'm going to have a hard time.. I just know it).

This fall brings football games that Mr. Man will be playing with the band.. and Ms. Thang signed up for Field Hockey, so this month and next month will find me sitting in the bleachers for 5 home games watching my girl try something new. Not all change is bad.. and I'm looking forward to this. It's no secret that fall is my favorite season... and soon we will be right in the throes of it. I'm ready.