Okay so I have a few EMBARRASSING stories to share with ya’ll. But first of all, I’ll tell you what sparked this blog post

So just a little background, Craig talks in his sleep – like ALL THE TIME! Here’s one from last night:

Tune in for the 0100 edition of Sleep Talking with Craig!

Craig: KALISSA! Kalissa! Wake up! Did you put a picture of your butt crack on Facebook?!?
Me: JUMPS OUT OF BED, grabs my phone, searches through every social media account
Also me: WHAT!?! What!? OH MY GOSH! Why would you say something like that Craig?!
Me: after several minutes of panic No I did not Craig!!
Craig: snoring obviously just dreaming about me posting my butt crack on Facebook
Me: now terrified, still slightly panicking, can’t fall back asleep

This has been sleep talking with Craig Friedman.

So there is some merit as to WHY this would freak me out so much! So at work, we have a Facebook group that has all of the nurses and doctors and techs in the group and people post in there funny memes or if they need a schedule switch, leaders post available shifts etc.

So about a month ago, I had just woken up from a nap at my mom’s house and I was looking on Facebook, scrolling through the group, and mom called me in the kitchen. I set my phone down on the counter and mom and I started talking about supper. About 5 minutes later I get a call from our unit educator and (full disclosure – sorry Shannon) I didn’t answer it. I thought if it was important they will leave a message (guilty – I can’t be the only one who does that!)

So then I get a series of text messages – my phone is blowing up and the texts say:


I see your mom’s ceiling fan broadcasted in the group! I think you accidentally went live on Facebook!


Sure enough, there was the video posted for all my coworkers and colleagues to see if my mom’s ceiling fan rolling for about 5 minutes while mom and I talk about what to make for supper. I had set my phone down on the island so the camera was recording the ceiling fan. Which isn’t terrible but the very first frame of the video is ME who JUST WOKE UP FROM A GREAT NAP looking like this:

I immediately deleted the video – it already had 5-10 people watching at the time as everyone in the group gets a notification if there is a new post. I made some post kind of like “ha – sorry about that – I accidentally went live in the group – you missed out on my mom’s ceiling fan and discussions of what to make for supper.” I wasn’t even off of orientation yet so still very new to the CCU group and this is my introduction I guess!

SO, in conclusion, I’m VERY paranoid about ACCIDENTALLY posting something on Facebook because it has happened to me! Although, not sure why I would be so paranoid about a picture of my butt crack being posted because I DON’T HAVE A PICTURE OF MY BUTT CRACK!

I hope this gave you all a chuckle, if it did please give this post a like or a laugh on Facebook! Have a great Friday everyone! I’m off to work the weekend on a 4 day stretch!

I hate to post something funny and lighthearted without recognizing the gravity of today’s date, September 11th. I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the events that happened 19 years ago. I’ll always remember being pulled in from recess, my first grade teachers were all crying as they struggled to explain what this truly means to a room full of children. I can’t imagine the pain and suffering our country went through on that day, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand but I always like to post this prompt on September 11th as we all have the same moment in time where our lives were impacted:

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?



  1. Becca
    September 11, 2020 / 11:44 am

    19 years ago I was enjoying my last couple of days home before going on a study abroad trip. I had made myself a bowl of cereal and milk and turned on Regis and Kelly. They were showing the immediate aftermath of the first plane hitting the WTC. I wasn’t really paying attention and at first thought they were showing a scene from a new movie, but I quickly realized that the scene was too quiet – there was no background music. And then, suddenly, the second plane hit. That moment I was forever changed as an American. Never forget 9-11-2001!

  2. Carolyn Sullivan
    September 11, 2020 / 11:17 pm

    OMG that is funny….. as is his talking in his sleep. My youngest does too, but she never makes a lot of sense

  3. Phyllis
    September 12, 2020 / 4:48 am

    Your blog looks really nice and I enjoy reading it every day after I read your Mom’s blog. Only one problem, the print on yours is so faint that my aging eyes can barely see .it. I cannot read what I am typing, so hope it is legible. Thank you.

  4. mpv61
    September 12, 2020 / 5:22 am

    My twins were 3 1/2 years old on 9/11/01 and my youngest child was 3 months from being born. My twins were going to start preschool the next week, so a teacher from the school was scheduled to come to our house to show the kids some pictures of the place and give them a picture of herself so they could get used to the whole thing.

    My phone rang. It was my sister, asking if my husband was home working or if he was traveling. I said he was home, why? She told me about the planes and said, “Basically, we’re at war.” I was trying to wrap my head around this news when the doorbell rang; the teacher was at our house. I answered the door still on the phone and asked the teacher if she’d heard. She had heard about it on the radio while driving over. I hung up with my sister and the teacher and I compared notes about what we had heard.

    The teacher met the twins and went through the getting to know you session. Once she left, I let my twins play in the play room while I turned on the TV to watch the coverage. Every once in a while, I would need to block the TV a bit — the kids were attracted to all the scenes of firefighters, because like any kids that age, they loved to see firefighters. However, I didn’t want them to see images of the planes hitting the towers and the towers going down, over and over.

    I was glad my husband was home that day. He worked (and still works) from home, but he did travel a fair amount from Boston’s Logan airport, where two of the planes took off from. I could have been a 9/11 widow and I’m so thankful that I wasn’t. And because 2 of the planes took off from Boston, most people in this area at least know someone who knew someone on one of the planes. I knew three people who personally knew someone on those planes. 🙁

    For weeks, TV shows didn’t air — it was all 9/11 news, all the time. There were no planes in the sky — no jet trails. It was a really strange time, much like now, really, just an otherworldly “well, this is all different” kind of thing. When planes started to fly again, I would notice them in the sky like I never had before. You usually take planes for granted. They’re interesting flying through the sky, but they’re always kind of there, no big deal. Suddenly, it was, “OMG, that’s a plane! Look at that thing!”

    Thanks for the opportunity to share my small part of the day.

  5. Robin Anderson
    September 12, 2020 / 6:09 am

    Omg I laughed so hard I cried I love things like this. Just everyday thing that people don’t even know what they have said or whatever
    911 my daughter was home in leave from the navy. She was stationed I. Upstate New York We we’re walking I. The morning like I did every morning f. We stopped at my moms on the way home and my dad wasn’t at rock and they were watching the tv. She asked us if we had listened to the radio or tv and we had no idea what she was talking about. We went in and watched a bit then went in down the hill home. We watched tv for a couple of days and read everything g I. The paper. The. As a worried mom I began to wonder how we were going to get her home that weekend s. The navy isnt exactly wanting yo gear or by the way I can get back in time. The planes did fly that weekend and a was fine. I worried after that until she arrived back at the base. My son Who was stationed I. Hawaii as a marine was surprised when I called him. I just needed to hear his voices no I will never forget that awful say

  6. Susan the Farm Quilter
    September 12, 2020 / 3:51 pm

    I was watching the news getting ready to go to work. Being on PDT, we are three hours earlier than the east coast. Disbelief at what was happening was my first reaction. I got my kids to school and went to my school where my aide and I watched the news until our students showed up. We had to pretend it was an ordinary day because our kids (1st-3rd grades, cognitively impaired) would not understand (heck, I has having a hard time understanding) and I felt their parents were the ones to properly explain it to them. I found out later that day that one of the teachers at my school lost her sister in one of the towers. I do miss 9/12 when the whole country was united in our caring, compassion, support of one another and patriotism!

  7. Annie
    September 12, 2020 / 4:51 pm

    9/11 is still so vivid in my memory. I had come in from my early morning walk and had eaten my breakfast. I held my cup of coffee and was zoning out before starting the day. The Today Show was on and they were going to air a piece on a new book about Truman Capote. I asked my husband to alert me when that segment came on. Suddenly he said to me, “I think you are going to watch this.” Katie Couric was reporting a situation at the Twin Towers. The most lasting picture in my mind to this day is of dazed people, covered in ash, some barefoot, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge even though they may not have lived in Brooklyn. I lost a cousin that day as he worked in the Twin Towers.

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