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With a nod to Kurt Vonnegut

10 years ago today I was looking for a job. I had been laid off and was hitting the pavement.  I had dropped off my resume at ORMC and was in the car on the way back home.  At that time TV Channel 6/WKMG aired on 87.7 FM. Being the news junkie that I was (and still am) I had been listening to the news on the way to drop of my resume. When I got back in the car it was after 9 AM and Bryant Gumbel was talking.  My first thought was, “Why is that ass still on the air? The news should be over.”

I heard him ask someone why they thought the plane flying into the tower was intentional.  Then the second plane hit. I pounded the accelerator and rushed home as quickly as possible once it became clear what was happening. While I wasn’t happy to be laid off, I was so glad that I could be home to watch the coverage because it was so disturbing and upsetting. My husband at the time was a police officer and I could not imagine being the spouse of an emergency responder in NYC and knowing what they were facing.  God bless those who lost loved ones and thanks to the brave people who responded to the calls for help.

So, after crying my eyes out this morning watching the memorial service I didn’t really feel like working out as planned. What I truly wanted to do was to go to the beach and bask in the sun alone with my thoughts, but I have a goal of getting some things done around the house and some plants I bought last week but didn’t get to plant yet were looking rather sickly. So, I sucked it up and took Vixen on a nice walk and by the time I got back my arms started feeling….well, I don’t know exactly how to describe it….they felt like – like – like they NEEDED to lift heavy things. I know! Right?  How friggin’ odd is that?!? My body seemed to know it was a weight training day and was getting ready for it?

I kept my Vibrams on, tossed Vixen and few treats and headed to the gym. Yay me! I only did the weight circuit, though, no swimming laps today. I did kinda regret not having my suit with me after I finished the weight circuit. It’s alright though, the yard work was quite exhausting.  I cross my fingers that I can keep the plants alive and enjoy the fruits veggies of my labor in a few months. I’ve got some acorn squash, yellow squash, red cabbage and cauliflower on the menu should things work out right.

Tomorrow is Day 29 of this 30 Day adventure.  I’m excited to share my thoughts on this time once it’s over.

In the meantime, hug those you love and call those you can’t hug.

So it goes.


Written by Sonya

September 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Posted in Memorial, Whole 9

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