The Mrs. and I

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11: Ten Years Later

I remember exactly where I was on this day ten years ago. I had just started my freshman year of high school, maybe our third week into it. I was walking out to catch the bus, Cade Richins met me there & asked if I'd heard of what happened. I said no & asked him, then he told me this plane hit a building in New York. I asked if it was on purpose & he said he didn't know. Now I was really curious & wondered about it the whole ride to the school. We went to first hour & all we did was watch coverage of what was happening on tv. I couldn't believe what was happening, especially after the second plane hit. What on earth was going on? No one said much; we didn't know what to say, didn't know what to think. I vividly remember in second hour, p.e., a kid in class was almost praising what had happened & I remember Heath Givan standing up & putting this kid in his place, denouncing what had happened & standing up for all of us, basically. I thought it was very cool & I'll never forget it. It was a very somber day, that's for sure. I'm so grateful for all the women out there who fight for our freedoms & allow us to live freely & not confined, like some other countries, & that we don't live under any sort of tyranny. This was a sad day in history, but I'm thankful that it's over & that we're rebuilding that area of New York City & are fighting to bring those terrorists to justice & showing that we, as Americans, are resilient & won't stand for that garbage.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Nine Ten Eleven

What a cool date. This would be a great day to get married on, because it'd be super easy to remember (not that you'd forget otherwise, but still). I know of three weddings that happened just in the Coalville area, & one was my little cousin. It took place right out behind my house, so it was a short walk to the ceremony & it went really well. I'm happy for them :)
While at the reception, I saw a lot of kids I went to school w/, but really didn't talk to any of them, nor any of them talk to me. It's kinda hard for me to carry on a conversation w/ someone that you rarely (or never) hang out w/. Maybe I should've made an effort to talk to them, I dunno. It just made me feel really small, like insignificant, that I didn't matter to them. I dunno. I just need to make a new circle of friends, friends that actually care & friends who don't just care about partying all the time. These nights spent in my room are getting old. It's time for a change of scenery & hopefully soon.
Anyway, enough pity party. I finished my full-time job for the season, so now I'm job free for a little while. It was bittersweet to end the season, like I'm glad to be done, but it's such a great job & the people I work w/ are great, too. I'll be back next year, though, so no worries. I have also been golfing a ton this summer, like two to three times a week. It's more golf than I've ever golfed & I absolutely love it. My ultimate goal is to play professionally, but I'm a LONG ways from that right now. It's not impossible, though, & I will keep striving towards it. Anyway, life is great. I'm alive, healthy, have a great family & am blessed w/ more things than I feel I'm deserving of, but I'm truly grateful for them. That's all for now. Until next time...