Today I took one of my remaining floating holidays. I usually try not to work on September 11 as it is a day that is filled with memories. It is difficult to stay focused, especially if I have to teach a class.
My memories differ from many of my friends as the major events of the day had all unfolded before I even heard about them. I was also out of the country during the days immediately following so I saw the news from a different viewpoint. You can read about my experiences in my post Remembering September 11.
I started out my day by taking a trip downtown to get my hair cut. The hair salon is across the street from the administration building of the Fire Department, so I was able to get some pictures of The Firefighter statue.
Here is another view of the sculpture of The Firefighter.
It was too early to go to the library, so I went back home and took a nice long walk. The temperatures were rising quickly and near the end of the walk I was wishing that I had not walked as far on the outward journey.
I then took it easy doing some reading and also taking care of a few chores around the house. I was able to finish up another of my library books before heading off to the library in the early afternoon.
I returned a couple of books and picked up some that I had requested from other libraries. When I finish reading the books that I picked up I will only have 20 left in my Newbery Challenge.
A quiet day for me today, but one filled with memories.