Monday, September 11, 2006

1,826 days...

Not a day has gone by since September 11, 2001 that I haven't thought about it. That the towers haven't flashed through my mind and a wave of a burning sadness runs through me. But it has certainly gotten easier. 2002, 2003... were hard. I was filled with anxiety for weeks before and after the anniversary. I suppose moving to Columbus has made it a little easier by giving me some distance. But in some ways it feels like a betrayal to my city.

My heart is in New York today -- and I wish I were there today. I'm working from home today -- I just couldn't bear to go into the office here -- where people just don't understand what 9/11 was like in NY. They use the day to be "pro-Bush", instead of what I need, which is to remember what happened. I got email responses from my executives at work this morning saying "have a nice day, see you tomorrow". *sigh* A nice day. Yeah. That Tuesday was a beautiful day... until it wasn't. I'm still heartwarmed and heartbroken by how amazing NYC was in the months after... We were all scared and hurting and sad beyond measure... but there was so much love and so much strength. I hope you're feeling that in NY today.

I miss the WTC lights. But I can close my eyes and imagine them... and that somehow makes me feel safe.

I wish us all peace... today and always.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Juicy & Ripe!

Yummy tomatoes I picked last week from our garden... there's a beautiful deep red inside and juicy and delicious. We've got bugs all over the apple tree, but the tomato plants are just PERFECT!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fight Scurvy!

Ok, and I just sent out my letters for the Lymphoma & Leukemia Association. That's important too. But what I didn't know until just a few days ago is that September is Scurvy Prevention Month. How crap, if you just watched HOUSE the other night, you know you do *not* want to get Scurvy. It's nasty and it's really just for pirates. And not of the Johnny Depp variety. It's also really useful to be prepared in case of a Swashbuckling Emergency. Really, you never know. Check it out.

Because friends don't let friends get scurvy.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


So, you know when you have an itch, and you itch it. And then you think for a split second, "ew, what if that was a bug?" and then you check your finger to make sure it wasn't? Yeah, so that happened to me just now when I had an itch on my collarbone. Except when I looked at my finger, there was a smear... and then a wriggling, smushed winged black bug. Eeewwwwwwwwwwwww.

Oh, and by the way, "ew" isn't in the official Scrabble dictionary. But it *should* be!