Archive for September, 2010

watching granola bake

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

homemade granola

It was too cold and dreary to go apple picking today. Bella and I are making granola instead.

picnics in the park

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010


Today was our second picnic lunch this week. Now that the weather is cooling off, we’re trying to get as much outside time as possible. I hope the weather holds out for a few more. We’re loving Nebraska’s early Fall.


Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Today I did not watch the news or any special coverage from nine years ago.

Today I gave my daughter extra hugs and kisses.

Today we colored, read books and played with dinosaurs.

Today I told her I loved her at least a million times.

Today I felt fear, sadness, shock, terror and loss all over again.

Today I remembered how our country can unite as Americans.

Today I am grateful for the brave passengers on Flight 93, who may have saved hundreds of lives in Washington, DC (including mine).

Today, and every day, I thank them.

giant ragweed

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

giant ragweed

This nasty weed greets me every morning my daughter goes to nature school. It’s a little taller than me, so I’m guessing it’s around six feet tall. Six feet! Here’s a view of the walkway to school. Bella is that pink blur at the end of the path. She’s just over three feet tall, to give you some perspective.

giant ragweed

back to school FINALLY!

Monday, September 6th, 2010

back to school

I don’t know who is more excited. Bella can’t wait to hang out with her friends and I can’t wait for a little time to myself.