Monday, September 15, 2014

Just Another Manic Monday

A while back I promised I was not going to turn this place into a giant list. I don't think I've done a very good job of that. Apparently I'm a compulsive list maker in more areas of my life than I realized.

And now for today's random string of thoughts:

+ I keep seeing people with super cute short hair cuts. I'm thiiiiiis close to going for it. Thiiiiiiiiiis close.

+ I miss closets. As much as I like living in this little house, I long for a closet. Clutter gives me the heebie jeebies.

+ The taste of fall weather this weekend was amazing. I got to wear a scarf and long sleeves. Also, according to Mr. Gray, a big shirt. I'll take it!

Rice vs Aggie Gameday

+ I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again: packing lunches is such a mom thing to do.

+ Related: I love letting Baby Gray pick things from the book orders each month. 

+ The cannon is not going to be in Kyle Field this year. I'm more than disappointed. Live feed on the screen is not the same thing. If we've got to be in transition at home, we might as well do it with the football team.

+ Pretty sure I just whined a lot. I better check that at the door. To end on a high note, head over and enter this fun giveaway from Erica. You can never have too many backpacks. (Be sure you make a list of what you'll put in there.)

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Currently...

This is a judgment-free zone.

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I repeat, this is a judgment-free zone.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

In New York...

I made my first trip to New York City in 2006. I was newly married, Christmas decor was starting to show up on the city streets, and my world couldn't have been happier.

As we toured the city on the Greyline bus, we drove past an area with tiles hanging from a chainlink fence.

Tile Fence 9-11

After the attacks, people were leaving notes on this fence for loved ones. It was the closest they could get to the Twin Towers area. The notes weren't sustainable, though, so they started hanging tiles. Five years after the attacks, the city was still remembering daily, not just on September 11th.

A little further down on the tour, we drove past Ground Zero.

Ground Zero

People were in and out, trucks, tractors, and equipment were buzzing around. No real plan had been made for the site at that time. But people were there--remembering--in November. Remembering loved ones, lives lost, tragedy on our home soil. I pray peace for each of those families today. I pray protection for the first responders throughout our country who race in as others are running out. I'm thankful for this country where we have so much freedom.

This is my last glimpse of New York City in August of 2013. The memorial is up in the photo, but it wasn't quite finished. This was from Newark airport.

NYC

I love that skyline, and I can't wait to go back (I can't believe how long it's been) to the city that has experienced so much. 


 

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