Sunday Post: September 11

Taking a moment to remember

It’s hard to believe it’s 15 years since 9-11. So much has happened around the world since then. Take a moment to remember these past 15 years and all the people who’ve lost their lives or had their lives changed because of terrorism or war.

And lets hope for a better future.


Sunday-PostThis is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!

I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading.


Last week–home and blog

Road trip road-atlas

We’re leaving on a road trip next week and we plan to be gone for almost a month.


I didn’t get a Sunday Post done last week since we had no wireless internet for most of the week. It stopped working suddenly and then started again suddenly. No idea why it stopped or started again. Tech support didn’t help, but our internet is finally working again. It was very frustrating to pick up my computer and then realize I couldn’t get the info I needed, because there was no internet.

This week my frustration was that my allergies were acting up. It was hard to do too much when my sinuses, eyes and nose hurt. I went through boxes of Kleenex. And since we’re trying to get ready for our trip. . . .


We’re going to be away from most TV for the next month so we will miss premieres of most of the new TV shows. We’ll have to catch up when we get back home.

The blog

I managed a few posts. Some were prescheduled which helped when the internet wasn’t working. I also got quite a bit of reading done.

Blog posts — last two weeks

My books

What I’m reading
  • Grave on Grand Avenue by Naomi Hirahara
What I read last two week
  • Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushimi
  • Bitter Recoil by Steven F. Hamill
  • Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
  • Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker
  • Murder in Thrall by Anne Cleeland
  • The Secrets of Wishtide by Cathy Saunders
New–Books, E-books, NetGalley, Audiobooks–purchased or free or from library

Play Dead by Anne Frasier

Twice Buried by Steven F. Hamill

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald

Spirit Animals by E.E. Richardson

Murder in Retribution by Anne Cleeland

Next Week–home & blog

We leave Monday for our trip. Lots still to do to get ready. I’m hoping to try to do some mobile blogging while we’re gone. We’ll see how that goes. It will be fun to see what I can do as we drive!

Blog posts

  • Trip planning
  • Top Ten Tuesday
  • Waiting on Wednesday
  • Review
  • Sunday Post

What did you do last week? What books did you collect? What are you planning?





Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

15 thoughts on “Sunday Post: September 11”

  1. Oh I hate internet frustrations! Glad it decided to start working right. Have fun on your trip at least with new shows a lot of times they show the pilot more than once so if you can’t DVR maybe you will be able to catch it on later or on demand or something. 🙂

    You read a lot! I have some of those on my tbr list so can’t wait to see what you think of them. You also got some books that look good as well so happy reading!

    Have a safe trip!


  2. Thanks, Stormi! I just hope the internet holds up until we start out on our trip. Then I will deal with anymore problems when we get back.


  3. A road trip! That’ll be so fun – am jealous. I hope you have a fantastic time.

    The 9/11 memorial clips I’ve seen on the news are so moving, it’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years.


    1. Thanks, Li! I’m taking a break from packing to relax a bit. I’m really looking forward to our trip and hope to blog a little as we go.


  4. I hope your road trip as a blast. We did one summer with the kids, and wow the memories! Watching the clips from 9.11 made me sad, I can hardly believe it has been 15 years. Have a good week and enjoy those new books!


  5. Although I was VERY skeptical about trying it, Lavendar Essential Oil has really helped my allergies (no I don’t sell for one of “those” companies, in fact I recommend you just get an affordable bottle at a local natural store).

    I hope you have a great trip.


  6. It is hard to believe 15 years. Wow. and a month long road trip- how exciting! Hope you have a great time. Sorry to hear about the Internet woes- that’s aggravating especially when you’re trying to plan something.

    I like the new header image by the way!


    1. We’re very excited about our trip. Hopefully, all the planning will help it go well.

      Thanks, Greg. The header is from a photo my daughter took when she and I went for a ride in rural Iowa a year ago.


  7. I hope you have a fantastic road trip, Jan! It’s been ages since I’ve been on one, but I always enjoy them – especially stopping in quaint, quirky small towns. Makes me feel like I’m in a novel!

    Your new website header is very pretty, by the way. 🙂


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