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Happy Friday!!

Two weeks from right now I’ll be on a flight to San Francisco and I just can’t wait! πŸ™‚

This morning I made the best bowl of oats in a really long time….



I used leftover steel cut oats to make quick overnight oats! Instead of heating up the steel cut oats, I just took them out of the fridge and combined them with 1/2 cup plain Oikos, 1 grated apple (so good!), 1/2 banana, cinnamon, almond butter and pure maple syrup. It was soooooo good!

I’ve been drinking my coffee in the morning with organic half and half and agave nectar and it’s made all the difference in the world. A tiny bit of real half and half goes a long way!


Best yoga class ever today: yoga grooves! We crank the tunes and get loose. I wish y’all could experience the class with me…I know you would love it!


9/11/01 Where were YOU? I was 16 years old and actually at the hospital having blood taken. I remember exactly what I was wearing even. Join me in a moment of silence for all those affected by 9/11.

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  • Katie D.
    September 11, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I was in first hour chemistry during my sophmore year of high school. I too remember what I was wearing and that our girl’s basketball game that night was canceled. We ended up having a prayer & song service at school that night instead.

  • Sarah W.
    September 11, 2009 at 8:20 am

    I woke up and was getting ready to go to my 10am International Politics class when we started watching the news on TV – I was sort of stunned and everybody else around me was too. I walked the long 20 min (ha) walk to class only to have my teacher say the college was closing for the day and to go back to our TVs to watch what was going on. My father, at the time, worked at the Capitol as a police officer and walking back to my suite I frantically tried calling him (because there was that missing plane which was speculated to be headed for the Capitol) and couldn’t get through (cell phone signals were messed up that day) and called my mom and she calmed me down. I finally got back to my suite and my friend Jackee was over crying because her dad works at the Pentagon! The plane only crashed through A,B,C – thankfully her father was on level D. I have NO idea what I was wearing that day – you have a good memory if you can remember that! πŸ˜‰

  • Astar
    September 11, 2009 at 8:20 am

    I was also in chemistry. It was my senior year and I was panicking because I could not get a hold of my sister who lives in NY and walks past the towers to get to work everyday. She was fine but we will NEVER forget.

  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    September 11, 2009 at 8:21 am

    I was sitting in Sociology class. I went to Catholic school and I remember our campus ministry came over the loudspeaker asking us to pray because there had been a “big accident in New York”. We had no clue at that time how serious it all was. I will be keeping all the victims of 9/11 in my thoughts today.

  • Jocelyn
    September 11, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Yummy…that looks so good πŸ™‚ I was in 10th grade in the hallway after my gym class…they announced it over the p.a system and I didn’t understand the severity of it until I got home and saw the news!

  • Caroline
    September 11, 2009 at 8:28 am

    I was 16 as well, in American History, ironically enough and I didn’t quite understand why my teacher was turning the tv on at first.

  • Erin
    September 11, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I was 14 and after they told us what happened, school shut down (I live in Washington, DC). We all left school early to go home and I just remember spending the next few days at home, glued to the TV, before school reopened. My friend’s father died at the Pentagon, although I never knew him, but thankfully all of my family was okay. I remember having a dream that night about a plane crashing into my school.
    Never forget. Never.

  • Michele
    September 11, 2009 at 8:37 am

    I was taking the G.R.E., and the woman kept coming in to interrupt me with updates. I could have stopped and rescheduled, but I kept going — and did just fine.

  • Amanda
    September 11, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I was sitting in an architectural drawing class, in 9th grade. The principal made an announcement over the PA, but none of us really understood what was going on. The teacher turned on the classroom TV and we were all in awe. In every class for the rest of the day, the teacher’s allowed us to watch the coverage, except my earth science class. I can remember watching the tower fall on live TV and seeing people jump from windows….never forget…. Although I didn’t know anyone involved personally I hold a place for all of those involved in my heart.

  • Jenna
    September 11, 2009 at 8:47 am

    i remember exactly where i was durin 9/11. i was in the sixth grade in my homeroom class.
    never forget 9/11 <3

  • caitlin
    September 11, 2009 at 8:47 am

    i was in my health sciences class in high school. it was my senior year. they evacuated the school afterwards due to a bomb threat. very scary day. i will never forget all the rescuers, victims, and survivors.

    never forget.

  • caitlin
    September 11, 2009 at 8:48 am

    oh man, comment #10 made me feel old πŸ™‚

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    September 11, 2009 at 8:48 am

    On 9/11… man, I was 21 and running late to go to my “children’s literature” class when my cell phone rang. I hesitated to answer because it cost $0.40/minute but it was my mom, and I was worried something was wrong. She told me to turn on the news RIGHT NOW and it didn’t matter if I was late. I turned on the Today show in time to see the 2nd plane hit… once I got to class, the news came in that the buildings were collapsing. I’ll never forget the feeling of sheer panic in my little college town.

  • Shanon
    September 11, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I was teaching math class to middle school kids who kept asking why their teachers were crying! It was horrible event, a horrible day, and a horrible position to be in as a teacher/parent/American. I still remember trying to find delicate words to explain the tragedy to these preteens without sending them all to the office crying for their parents. Today I pray for the families who suffered, experienced a loss or fear on the day.

  • Diane, Fit to the Finish
    September 11, 2009 at 8:52 am

    My husband was actually in DC, not far from the Pentagon. We were still in FL waiting for the house to sell. I remember a friend called me and said, “Turn on the TV.” I don’t think I moved from the couch for two days. Very sad day.

  • Nancy in Naples
    September 11, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Our daughter was at work in Manhattan and my son-in-law was in Tower #1. We didn’t know until close to noon that he was OK, thank God. We were here in Naples frantically watching the TV and waiting to hear from both of them.

  • katie
    September 11, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I was in 10th grade, in chemistry (like a lot of us, it seems.) I remember it was a little before lunch and I was so sad I couldn’t eat (which is pretty rare for me.) My whole family was glued to the tv for days, so sad. It’s truly something our generation will never forget.

  • Rebecca
    September 11, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I was in math class. I remember people kept leaving to go home and I didn’t go to school the next day. A lot of my friends’ parents worked there and it was really sad. My boyfriend and I have gone down to see the lights every year until we moved.

  • Allie
    September 11, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I remember crying so hard that day in my second period study hall my sophomore year in high school. My dad was doing business in new york and had flown out that morning. I remember being so scared that he was on that plane. He ended up being on the earlier flight out and watched it all unfold only a few blocks from the WTC…My heart and prayers go out to all those families.

  • jewels
    September 11, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Unfortunately, I know more than a few people who were lost in the world trade center. I was in 11th grade math class and my school immediatly became a place of panic as many people I went to school with had parents who worked there. When the choas hit, everyone left school and there were numerous places (near the water/high buildings) where smoke could be seen, terrifying.

  • Stephanie
    September 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I was at home getting ready for school…my junior year of high school. My aunt called and told me to turn on the news and that’s right when I saw the 2nd plane hit. I didn’t understand what was going on….it was so scary.

  • Barbara
    September 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I was working for an insurance company, on my way to work when the first plane hit. I used to listen to a funny talk radio show and thought it was a joke….and then it turned into a horrifying event. I remember my work neighbors had a TV and the entire building gathered in there to watch as the events unraveled. It still gives me chills and can bring me to tears.

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    September 11, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I was in English class senior year in high school and our teacher came RUNNING into the class room. She was a bit crazy so we thought she was kidding but when we turned on the TV and found out it was real it was completely devistating..

  • Morgan (lifeafterbagels)
    September 11, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Even though I’m Canadian, we still have the same feelings, the whole world mourned that day. I was home from school, I watched all the news feed from the beginning.

  • whitney
    September 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I have a question for you. When comparing the nutritional value and taste do you prefer oat bran, oatmeal, or steal cut oats? I think I want to venture out and try something other than oatmeal but I know steal cut oats are time consuming and I have never consider oatbran. Also, have you ever had to instant steal cut oats??

  • brandi
    September 11, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I love apple in oats!

    I was actually in a yoga class in college and we watched the second plane hit. It was so scary.

  • Stephanie
    September 11, 2009 at 9:08 am

    My buddy from work just got back from SanFran and had an absolute blast! Love the grated apple in the oats, clever πŸ™‚

  • Morgan
    September 11, 2009 at 9:10 am

    My teacher let us out of Anthropology early, which was weird. My friend and I walked down to the student center, and campus was silent and people were crying. At that point we ran to the center to the TV, and broke down on each other’s shoulders. It was one of the longest days of my life. My dad’s old office was 6 blocks from Ground Zero, and a ton of my friends live in New York or have parents working there. I couldn’t get through to anyone since all phone lines and cell circuits were busy. It was awful. I am blessed that everyone was OK (my dad had stayed home from work that day since there were workers coming to our house), but the waiting to here was awful. People had to come to our apartment and force my roommates and I away from the TV to get some air and food. I remember the day like it was yesterday, and remember the first time I drove by the skyline after and realized the towers were gone, and had to pull over and cry.
    Sorry for the rambling in this comment. I didn’t mean it to be so long.

  • Jolene (
    September 11, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I was driving to the university for class in the morning and was stunned by the news. I couldn’t believe it was true.

  • Julia
    September 11, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I was 14 years old and sitting at home in front of the television. Although I don’t live in the US, it felt “close” for me as well and I was shocked, scared and sad. I remember watching the news for the rest of the day, and the next…

    That bowl of oats looks delicious, as usual!

    Oh, and I love SF! I think it’s a really “European” city in the US.

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Emma Ruth
    September 11, 2009 at 9:13 am

    I was in my 10th grade math class. It was my teacher’s birthday that day. I was watching the news when the second plane hit.

  • Lizzie
    September 11, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I was working at my old job at a radio station – the rest of the week was just free format .. they let people call in, they played all these emotional songs, news reports became standard (it was a music station). I remember going home one night and sitting in my husband’s lap and crying and crying while they showed photos of it on TV. One of his friends from high school died and we attended her memorial service. It seemed surreal.

  • Sarah
    September 11, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I was on a bus, traveling out of town for a high school softball game. We were listening to the news on the radio..

  • Matt
    September 11, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I actually didn’t find out until I got to school. I was in 7th grade and actually didn’t understand at first.

  • Angi
    September 11, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I was 21. Wearing a grey tank top and pj pants.
    I was sitting on the couch with my then boyfriend in our apartment, eating cheerios. We were watching the news before class and had tuned in to see the aftermath of the first plane.

    All of a sudden, we saw the second one come into view, looked at each other and I think we both realized the first one was no accident. We watched the second plane hit live.

    I went to work (campus police emergency report centre). I spent the day on the phone, trying to connect students with their families, as many lived and worked in the Towers, Pentagon, or near the event. We worked over 24 hours straight, trying to calm people down. I finally was able to leave work and packed up my cat and left for my parents home. I ws terrified that something else would happed before I could get there (we live directly between two major military bases).

    Those people and their families should be remembered every day, not just today.

  • Caitlin
    September 11, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I was a senior in college and my boyfriend and I were sleeping in my apt. on campus. My friend from across the hall came running through the apt. yelling about America being “under attack,” but she was a little crazy so we ignored her. Until she turned the TV on and saw for ourselves. We watched as the 2nd plane hit…and then a little while later as the towers fell. I will never forget the utter shock and horror and helplessness I felt watching that. Then, we were pretty scared because my college campus was just a few miles away from Camp David.

  • Meryl
    September 11, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I was in the middle of US History class when the towers were hit… I remember another history teacher running past our room and he said was really upset, crying even.

    found out that his wife and children were in NY visiting and I cant even imagine how scary that must have been for him. They were a few blocks away but thankfully, safe.

  • Nicole
    September 11, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I was in 8th grade and I was in the nurses office trying to pretend to be sick and get sent home- I didn’t feel like being in school anymore that day. They had the radio on and were listening to what what happening in NYC and the nurses and I all thought it was some kind of “dramatic radio play” or something and when we found out this was actually happening, we were shocked.

  • Sarah
    September 11, 2009 at 9:28 am

    I was a sophomore at Florida and was walking through Turlington Plaza when I saw crowds of people stopped and watching tvs showing the world trade center. At that point the first plane had hit and no one really knew what was going on, whether it was an accident or not. I went home to my apartment and me and my 3 roommates sat in our living room watching the tv when the second plane hit and it was confirmed that it was no accident. We just sat there the whole day watching the news. I will never forget that day.

  • kelly
    September 11, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Most of these comments make me feel OLD! I was getting ready to go to work, I sat on the end of the bed to see the headlines and watched the second plane hit. What a tragic day, let’s never forget.

  • Ali (food, fitness, fashion)
    September 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

    It was my first day of College, I was in College Comp. class when it happened. But, I didn’t find out until my next class which was algebra. It was very scary for me, since it was my first time living away from home!

  • Anne Marie@her new weigh
    September 11, 2009 at 9:37 am

    I was in college when 9/11 happened. Right as class was ending, someone rushed in and told us what happened. It was a day I will never forget.

  • Leianna
    September 11, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I was 16 too, in math class and we were listening to the radio, then we all went to the library and watched it the rest of the day.

  • Cara
    September 11, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I’ll always remember it was a Tuesday because I was still sleeping (lived on the west coast, and Tuesdays were “late start” days at my high school). School was canceled, and I sat on my parent’s bed with my mom all day watching the news coverage. So tragic.

  • Mellissa
    September 11, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I was on my way to class during my sophomore year of college and I turned the radio and couldn’t believe what I was hearing!

  • Elizabeth
    September 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I was 21, and in college. I was walking to class and I could see people sitting in their cars and that they were listening to the radio. I could tell there was a weird vibe on campus. When I got my anthropology class, students in my class were talking about what had happened. I was so confused because I had watched the news in the morning, but it was a re-broadcast of the 6am news, so I was watching old news when it started. We ended up sitting in class and watching the events unfold on TV during the whole class period. It was horrifying.

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    September 11, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I was an 18-year-old college freshman. I had just gotten back from my first day of English class when I got an IM from my BF saying “Have you seen the news?” I turned it on just as the second tower got hit.

    I can hardly believe it’s been 8 years…

    September 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I was home from work with a cold. I had just turned on the TV when the first Tower was hit. My sister lives and works in the city. I call her and her husband and could not reach either one. It took 3 days for me to find out they were ok. It was very scary. Thankfully they just moved out of the city to NJ. Every time I think of 9/11 it brings tears to my eyes. Such loss!

  • Leah @ L4L
    September 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I was living in Germany at the time, on an Air Force base, and I was in high school still. With the time difference, we were just getting out of school when it happened, they cancelled the after-school events for the day but didn’t tell us why. When I got home, the phone was ringing, and it was my mom telling me to turn on the TV. She asked me to make sure to get my little brother, the base was on lock down so she wasn’t going to make it home (we lived just off base). It was a really scary time. I was convinced my mother would have to go to war. Luckily, she didn’t.

  • Evan Thomas
    September 11, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I was at home watching airbud with my grandparents a few days before starting the 5th grade. 8 years. it feels like a lifetime and yet just yesterday.

  • Lizzy
    September 11, 2009 at 10:06 am

    i cannot believe how time flies! i was in the 8th grade at the time, and i remember i was at recess playing and when we got inside we canceled everything planned for the rest of the day and watched just the news so we could see what was going on. My prayers are out there for all the families!

  • Hilary K
    September 11, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I was in my 10th grade Biology class and the principle came over the loudspeaker to let us all know what happened. We did go to the rest of our classes that day; however, we all watched TV throughout the day instead of doing schoolwork. I remember watching as the second plane hit and it totally didn’t register that I was watching live coverage…we all just stood there, stunned and silent. I will never forget that feeling.

  • kay (eating machine)
    September 11, 2009 at 10:16 am

    i was in yearbook class zero hour in high school when a teacher came running in to tell us to turn on the radio…
    it’s also my lil bro’s birthday-no one forgets it now

  • Brynn
    September 11, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I was in bed, staying home sick from school that day, when my mom came in and told me what had happened. The news definitely jolted me out of bed and I spent my day on the couch in front of the TV.
    I’m going to San Francisco for the first time this weekend. I wish it was a week later!

  • Cara
    September 11, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I was sleeping during the first plane and my mom woke me up. I was in my class during the second plane, my zero period. It was a small class, and all we could do was stare. My first period though my teacher refused to watch the events, which was RIDICULOUS. And some stupid goth kids decided to cheer about it going on. It made the situation even worse…

  • Kate
    September 11, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I was 15, sitting in AP Biology. The rest of the day, we just sat in class and watched or listened to the news…it was one of the saddest days I can remember.

  • dee (the apple hill adventurer)
    September 11, 2009 at 10:22 am

    that bowl of oats looks intense!

    its weird that i remember, but i was at a friends house before school (high school .. man feels like forever ago) because my mom had to drop me off early.

    i dont think i fully understood what was happening at the time, i was kind of like, oh some buildings fell over. it wasnt until later on in the day i realized how many people were in there and just what happened

  • Courtney
    September 11, 2009 at 10:24 am

    That oatmeal looks amaaaazing!

    I remember what I was wearing on 9/11, too. I was a sophomore in high school taking the ISTEP. I can’t believe it’s been 8 years .. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. The news coverage and photos just take me right back.

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    September 11, 2009 at 10:35 am

    hmm, I was 17 and getting ready for my first day of college.

    I’m with you on the half & half. A little really does go a long way!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 11, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I was a sophomore in college. Before going to my social psychology course we were all talking about the first plane and what an aweful accident it was. We prayed for the victims at the beginning of class. Then after we got out of class there were signs everywhere telling all students to gather in the chapel for a prayer service where they told us about what had happened if we hadn’t seen the knews. I remember being glued to the TV for so long after to see and hear what was happening. I was listening to the radio when the towers finally fell.

    Lots of my friends were in the Salvation Army Seminary when it happened and were some of the first on the scene to give out food, water, prayer, etc. It is a day I’ll never forget.

  • Megan
    September 11, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I was also 16 years old, a junior in high school, and in Spanish class. I remember my History teacher running in our classroom saying something about the twin towers…and then our principal came over the loud speaker and told us the news. We were all in shock. That was such a strange day. I remember sitting at lunch with my friends just not even thinking clearly. One of my cousins was living in New York at the time (He is now living in LA) and he saw the plane crash into the towers. Scary.
    On a happier note, your breakfast looks yummy! And yoga grooves sounds yummy, too πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day!!!

  • Ally
    September 11, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Wow, is most everyone who reads this blog 24/25ish? Hehe.
    I was 13 at the time, and I remember it being one of the strangest days of my life. Everyone was glued to the news and nobody really understood what was going on :/

  • Tori
    September 11, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I was a senior in college getting ready for my first class of the day. I remember sitting in my Business Law class wondering why we were having class. Everyone was paranoid since the AFB in NM that had the stealth fighters was only an hour away. I can’t believe it has been 8 years since that day. My thoughts go out to all affected by that dreadful day.

  • Amber
    September 11, 2009 at 10:51 am

    8 yrs ago my Dad woke me up with a panic call from NYC that he was ok. The first tower had been hit, I watched the rest of the horror on tv. never forgot that day or morning.

    Never forgot 9/11

  • Rose
    September 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I love your love for cinnamon πŸ™‚

    I was in the locker room after gym class.

  • Lauren
    September 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Freshmen year of college.Tuesday morning, all the girls on my hall were getting ready for class when I walked into my RA’s room and she had on the news about what was happening. I remember going to music class and they ended up cancelling the class about 10 min in. I went back to my room and turned on the TV. I remember for some reason that when I went to turn on MTV, it was not music videos or anything but a still image of Times Square. My roomate at the time came in frantic – she told me that her father was a pilot for AA and when she spoke with him the night before, he had scheduled a flight out of Boston for that Tuesday. She was panicking throughout the day until finally she got a call from her family letting her know that her dad’s flight got cancelled for that morning. Not sure if that would had been his flight but scary enough. My dad works for the government often travels to DC and I remember trying to get a hold of him. Luckily he was home but he knew of people in the Pentagon that were killed. I live in NYC now and there are constant reminders of that day.

    God Bless

  • Marcia
    September 11, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I live in Cali, and we were in campus housing at the time. I was just stepping out of the shower at 6:30 am when my husband yelled up at me: “The World Trade Center is gone”.

    We flew out east two weeks later to attend a wedding, and everyone though we were nuts.

    My two bosses and one of their wives were scheduled to be on one of the Boston flights on the 12th. Talk about dodging a bullet.

  • Susan
    September 11, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I’d just started grade 10 and heard classmates talking about it. Soon after, we were all brought to the auditorium to watch CNN coverage for an hour so we knew what was going on. I live in Eastern Canada, so we had a lot of diverted planes in my city that night. I remember my mom calling to offer our home as a place to stay for some people.

  • Nellie
    September 11, 2009 at 11:12 am

    those oats looks divine!!!

    i was in first period history class my freshman year of high school. the rest of the day was a blur, i lost a wonderful and beloved family friend in the attacks. my thoughts are always with anyone who lost a loved one that day. <3

  • Dee
    September 11, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I was 24, sitting in work, when the woman who sat next to me came in hystericlaly crying. She heard about the first plane on the radio on her drive in, and her husband worke din one of the towers (he ended up being ok). I remember trying to get to news sites online, and they were all down from too mcuh traffic. Work set up a TV in the lobby, and lots of people went to watch. Then I think mgmt realized that the magnitude of the events was such that a) no one would get any work done and b) everyone really needed to be with their families.
    I went home, lived with my parents at the time, and couldn’t leave the TV.
    That night or one of the next few nights we had a random hail storm thatw oke me up and scare dthe daylights out of me, because it sounded like guns and no one knew what to think. I only lived about 20 miles outsid eof Manhattan then.
    I also remember for the longest time after 9/11, I got fixated on any plane I saw flying in the sky, had to watch it for a while before I could unlock my gaze. Probably did that for over a year.

  • April
    September 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I was in the breakroom at work. I remember an engineer telling me a plane had just hit the WTC. It didn’t hit me until I saw the devestation on TV a few hours later. They called us all to the cafeteria so we could watch it. Seems like yesterday.

  • JavaChick
    September 11, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I was at work. My job at the time was with a company that developed software for IP TV, so we had televisions all over the office – I had one on my desk. We were all in shock and mesmerized by the tv coverage for the rest of the day.

  • Sarah
    September 11, 2009 at 11:42 am

    i was in calculus class my junior yr of high school. we were one of the few classrooms with a tv. another teacher came running in and was whispering to our teacher. they didn’t really say anything to us they just turned the tv on and we all sat there in silence…i don’t think we really knew how to react. most of the rest of the school didn’t really know what was going on since they hadn’t seen it on tv. i remember they annouced over the p.a. when the 2nd tower went down and it was surreal. when i went home that day after school i just sat and watched the news for about an hour…so scary.

  • Katie
    September 11, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I was a freshman in college in Colorado, and thus still asleep when the attacks happened. My mom called me and then several people started screaming in our hallways that the Pentagon was hit.

  • Liz
    September 11, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Living on the west coast, I was still asleep when it all happened. I was in the seventh grade and I remember waking up for school and being really confused. Because instead of everyone getting ready an heading out; my dad was talking on the phone and my mom was in the living room watching the news. At the time I didn’t understand what was going on but I still remember that feeling of confusion and sadness very strongly.

  • Lainie
    September 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Your oatmeal looks delicious – and very cinammony!!!

    On 9/11 I had just started college….what a horrible day…

  • Katie
    September 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I was 20 years old and was up early to go to a business class that morning. I was wearing gray flannel pj bottoms, a navy blue tee shirt, eating an eggo waffle, watching the Today show. I had just visited NYC a couple months earlier. I still cry on this day. May God Bless.

  • Mike
    September 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    What a sad day. We should all take a moment today to pray for the heroes and victims of 9/11 and their families. I remember I was in a marketing class at West Chester University.

  • Kristin (Kristin's Nibbles)
    September 11, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    It was my first day of seventh grade, and I was in class when I heard about it. What an awful day!

    I’m glad your breakfast was good though =)


  • kristina
    September 11, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    i was living in my first apartment w/my boyfriend – now husband. he flipped on the t.v. to find out this devastating news! it’s also my birthday πŸ™

  • Tay
    September 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I agree that I’d rather have a tiny bit of half & half in my coffee than a bunch more of FF milk or something. I was asleep when the first plane hit, and then up getting breakfast when the second one did. But I had no idea really what was going on until our carpool mom made a big deal about it on the drive to school.

  • susanj
    September 11, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I was getting ready to leave for the airport to go to Tennessee to be with my middle sister who was due to have her baby at anytime. My oldest sister called me & said “Turn on the TV I don’t think you are flying today!” Right as I turned on the TV the second plane hit. My brother-in-law called and told me my sister was in the hospital & she could not leave untill see had the baby due to her having toxaemia (an abnormal condition of pregnancy). I turned to my step dad & said “I leaving to drive to Tennessee” He told me to give him 10 minutes & he came with me cuz he was worried what could happen to me with the way things we unfolding with the plane crashes. We drove 10 hrs listening to it on the radio the whole way. We got there 5 hrs after my niece was born healthy!

  • Lele
    September 11, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I was in chorus class. My mom, hilariously enough, a civilian working for the Navy, was at her FIRST EVER MEETING at the Pentagon. She was all right, thank God, but we saw the diagram of the building later and the Pentagon’s in concentric rings- A, B, C, D, and E. The plane went through C, D, and E of her wing. She was in B!
    She says the craziest thing was that they evacuated them into a courtyard at the center of the Pentagon, because they were trying to secure the scene before they let anyone go. But everyone had already seen the Twin Towers, and kept being like “eee, where’s plane #2?!”
    We need to find the old emails dated September 10th being like “have a great meeting at the Pentagon tomorrow morning!”

  • TraciJ
    September 11, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I was living in California at the time (SF Bay Area) ~ I was driving to the office and there was “crazy talk” on the radio and I could not figure out what was going on……….(I don’t have radio/TV on while getting ready in the morning). I called my husband right away and he said that the WTC towers in NYC had been attacked – WHAT?!?!? Then I was freaking out because my boss and founder of our company was in Washington, DC meeting with some Senators. I will never forget that very sad day…….My boss was OK and actually bought a car to drive back to CA, since there were NO flights for days…….God Bless America!

  • earthybrit
    September 11, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I was in middleschool, being called to the office, because my mom came and got us, so we could be together.

  • Jennifer
    September 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    It was 4 days before my wedding and I had an appointment to do a trial run with my hair. I had gotten up and turned on the TV while flipping through the channels I saw a building on fire. I ended up getting a call from my brother who was in town for my wedding. I told him to turn on the tv there was a buidling on fire. Right as he did the 2nd plane hit. Next thing the Pentagon was hit, then a plane crashed in Pennsylvania and then the buildings fell. It seemed like it wasn’t going to end. It was so scarynot knowing how it was going to end. We were married 5 days later and decided to take our chances w/ flying for our honeymoon. .

  • Kelly
    September 12, 2009 at 12:14 am

    I was 18 and just a couple of weeks into my first year of college. For whatever reason my roommate and I decided to turn on a morning news show while getting ready for class and we were watching as the first plane hit. I remember thinking it was some freak accident. By the time I made it to my class the professor had a powerpoint slide up on the screen that told us a second plane had hit the towers. I remember it being incredibly crazy. So many of my classmates were from NYC and were all afraid of friends and loved ones.

  • Amanda
    September 12, 2009 at 12:36 am

    I was a junior in high school in Organic chemistry lab, I remember what the room looked like when they announced it. We couldn’t believe what we were hearing. Never forget.

  • Hatty
    September 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I was 8 at the time and living in England it was the end of the school day before i found out what happened. At my primary school there was a path that all the parents would stand down to collect children and i remember walking down there and parents were crying and someone in my class ran up to me and said that a plane had been hijacked but i had no idea about the extent of what had happened. My friends mom who drove me home at the time took my friend and I to the car and told us what she knew about it but nobody really knew what had happened and everyone was so confused and shocked. By the time i got home it was all across the news and i remember walking into my house to see the images of the planes hitting the towers on the television, i can’t describe how i felt, it was truly dreadful. In school the next day we found out that one of the teachers had a son who worked in the WTC and she didn’t know what had happened to him, thankfully he was okay but i’ll never forget the fear and sadness even here in England. Never forget.