Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where Were You?

Asleep at home when my Mom called, said a plane had hit the World Trade Center and to turn on the tv. Said it seemed like a pretty big deal. I was so tired after working late at dispatch, I told her it's happened before, not that big of deal. Went back to sleep, then my husband called. I said, I know, Mom already told me. He said, no, you need to go turn on the tv. Right. Now. Ok okay! Sheesh, all I wanted was another hour of sleep!

I turned on the tv and we just sat in silence for 5 min. watching it together, while he was at work, and I at home. We finally hung up, but I was transfixed until 2p and I had to get ready for work. I watched the second tower live. I watched people jumping for their lives from 80 or so stories as they tried so desperatly to escape the terror, heat and pain. It was incomprehensible. I had never heard or seen anything like it, but I had the thought that this was how my grandparents must have felt when they heard about Pearl Harbor over the radio in 1941.

When I got to VECC we all re-lived our experiences. we were just starting to put the whole thing together. The other attacks, the casualties. The destruction. It was so quiet. No calls, no talking on the floor. The air outside was still. No airplanes, no one was driving. I'd never seen the city so empty in appearance. Everything just...stopped.

Then afterward, the flags! So many flags! I loved seeing one on every car, door and shop front. People were nicer, for a time. Everyone felt like we knew each other as family. The survivors. We had forged a bond in tragedy. And though we may have gone back to our lives. Our daily routine. And the flags are down most of the time, barely brought out for the holidays. But we will never forget it.

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September Specials

It's been a crazy busy summer and I'm glad to be back! Thanks for bearing with me these past few months.

Girls Camp is over and done, kids are back to school and it's time to get my craft on! How 'bout it?!

Enjoy the lovely pre-Autumn air (and all that free time since the kids are back in) and come make some cards! There is still time to get in the Everyday Cards class tomorrow night at 6pm at my home in South Jordan. 4 cards for $5 and we'll build up your 'stache, Er.. stash again! RSVP BY TEXT, EMAIL OR PHONE TODAY! (Hint: we'll be using the Subway art-inspired SOTM.)

National Stamping Month: You Are My Happy (September 1-30, 2013): 3 times the fun with our new stamp set trio for only $10 with a qualifying purchase. Get an exclusive You Are My Happy stamp set trio in celebration of National Stamping Month! During the month of September, when you make a purchase of $50 or more, you qualify for this whimsical stamp set trio for only $10. You’ll love the whimsical alphabet, light-hearted sentiments, and fanciful images for a variety of occasions to give a cheerful touch to your projects, with a full retail value of $47.90. *Offer valid September 1-30, 2013. Placing a minimum order of $50 is required for qualification.

Stamp of the Month (SOTM):

Each month you can enjoy a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5 —that’s over 70% off retail! When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

September 2013: Poster Tidings (S1309A) Spend $50 and get this Stamp of the Month set for just $5. (With the $50 qualifying purchase for the Trio, above, this set is only $5 more!)


In love with the artwork shown created with this stamp set by the fabulous CTMH Art Dept? Go to my website for shopping lists and more ideas! (Don't forget to check out the While Supplies Last section under SHOP while you're there, and pick up some newly-added clearance items for as little as $0.85!)

Join me on my blog this week as I post my Week in the Life photos and words. I did this last in 2011 and really had a fun time of it. I started chronicling my daily activities, thoughts and observations yesterday and I'll continue through Sunday. Then I'll post my album pages and assembled album. Look for my older posts under tag Week In The Life and learn more at


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