20 years ago yesterday on 9/11/2001 America was attacked. I remember where I was when the attacks happened, where I was when I found out, and the shock and terror I felt through out the day. I remember hearing the stories of police officers, firefighters, EMT’s and other first responders whom bravely gave their lives so others could live that day. Those whom gave their lives are never to be forgotten. Everyone whom passed due to a terrorists cowardly act were going about their life as normal not knowing that they would never see their loved ones again. Never celebrate another birthday. Never see their children grow up. Never see enjoy the life they deserved to have. I know it looks strange writing this post the day after the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. However, I found it hard to put into words yesterday as news reports and social media posts brought back the pain and horror. 9/11/2001 is a day that is etched in my memory and I still find it hard to write a remembrance marking the anniversary, even twenty years later.
I didn’t intend to take a month long plus break from blogging. Yes, I know that I have slowed down on here. But, right now I am just checking into to give you a little update on my life. About a month ago I got a full time job and a week ago today I moved into a condo I bought. For now I am working two jobs, one full time and one part time, until I am on my feet and have all the kitchen appliances that I
need want. That alone has taken up much of my time. I am super excited to say that my life is going in a positive direction with the month of August going by in the blink of an eye.
Right now, I am trying to get on a schedule so that I pop on here longer. I do have many ideas for 2022. Yes, I know, the new year is far away. However, I am hoping to start fresh with new series and blog posts. As for now, I working on settling down and planning for this blog next year. But for now, I will stop in from time to time with little update posts.
Life has moved by quickly for me. The month of July came and went in the blink of an eye. Since being fully vaccinated I’ve been able to enjoy going to yoga and the gym I use just reopened. I’ve started going back to church and went for the first time a couple of weeks ago. However, I’ve started wearing a mask more in public with the rise of the Delta variant. Before, I felt comfortable not wearing one. Now, with this variant on the rise it seems like wearing a mask is the right thing to do. I do look forward to the day when I am able to go “maskless” again with no worries. I do feel that the day is coming. Unfortunately, it looks like that day will not be for sometime. It did feel great to go “maskless” for a short time though. I do hope that day is soon.
Today is a day that we remember those who gave their lives for the freedom we hold most dear in America. Many people take this weekend to enjoy barbecues and family gatherings while forgetting the reason we have this three day weekend. Many men and women gave their lives for us to live with many freedoms we take for granted everyday. Some of those include freedom of speech, right to a fair trial, and the right to an education. In some parts of the world, you don’t get these rights or freedoms. Yet, in America we have them today thanks to those who served. Remember all gave some, some gave all this Memorial Day
This year has started off to a fast and busy start. Currently, I am juggling a few different jobs, apartment hunting, a blog, and other things. Learning to juggle all of this has become a challenge. Almost every night I think of a new post to do on here only to find out that I am in bed before I can even get to the post. It feels like almost every day has its new challenges that come with a new, but not really, mundane adventure. Learning to juggle all of this is something I am slowly learning to handle. I do hope to continue blogging more frequently once things start to settle down more and I am able to manage my time better.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Earth Day. Today is a day that we honor the Earth that we walk on. We think about ways to conserve energy to keep the planet green. I have heard of companies switching out their lights and using recycled plastic. I have heard of people choosing to compost and riding their bikes or walking short distances instead of driving. There are so many ways to cut down on your own carbon footprint like starting a veggie garden and turning off the light after you leave a room. I am constantly thinking of ways to cut down on my carbon footprint. If you have any ideas on how to, let me know!
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all had a great day celebrating the day Christ rose from the dead. Today is the day He was resurrected from his tomb. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
Erin go Bragh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone out there. The typical celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day for me is wearing a shamrock scarf and leggings and enjoying corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread alongside family. Usually, everything is boiled, but this time my mom decided to try a recipe where everything is done in the oven. It came out tasting just fine. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone out there!
During the Winter I find it hard to eat healthy. Being a huge snacker I find it even harder to eat healthier. So, I decided to share two of my favorite healthy snack recipes. Here they are:
Peanut Butter and Yogurt:
This recipe is just like it sounds.
1 spoonful of peanut butter
1 6oz of your favorite yogurt.
Instructions: Take the spoonful of peanut butter and stir in slowly with yogurt. Once the majority of peanut butter is mixed in, ENJOY. I know this recipe sounds really weird, but I find it is really good. Especially, in the mornings right before work.
Turkey Roll Ups
Two slices of turkey deli meat
Your favorite hummus
Instructions: Lay out one piece of turkey deli meat. Take a knife and slowly spread the hummus on the turkey. Then roll up the piece of turkey with hummus. Repeat and enjoy. I know this recipe calls for two pieces of turkey, but you can enjoy as many turkey roll ups as you want.
Today is Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of Lent. The next forty days many people will go without something they love and Catholics, like me, will forgo eating meat on Fridays. Every year I have logged into Facebook to see of a garbage bag filled with clothes. Underneath the bag it says, “Every day for Lent put a piece of clothing you don’t wear anymore in a garbage bag. Then you will have gotten rid of forty pieces of clothing.” Someone who I know has done this for years now. Today I started doing it and to be honest, I got rid of more than one piece of clothing. In fact, my garbage bag is almost full already and we aren’t even twenty-four hours into Lent. I thought I would share this nifty challenge with you as it is a way to clean out and donate something that many people need so dear. I don’t know where I am donating to yet, but I will share more after Easter.