Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Have a great weekend, take time to be thankful for the views in your world!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Thoughts for Thursday
- Found three new thrift shops today!!!
- Summer HAS arrived, translate: IT'S HOT here!
- I'm ready for some homegrown 'maters anytime now.
- I love walking on the beach pretty much anytime I choose to.
- I am thrilled to find a great selection of petite clothing at most stores!
Since MiB has a CivMil function to attend this evening that leaves me with some downtime. My bathtub has been calling me since I arrived and tonight I will answer that call :) I really need a good foot soak and some bubbles so me and my bathtub will be spending some quality time together tonight. The bathtub in this new house looks awesome...see?
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Of course she will return in a few weeks and then we will do the BIG send off, but we aren't going to think about that right now...
Over and out!
Friday, June 19, 2009
I will try to get pictures at the next launch. It was our first launch and since it was off, on, off then back on again, they picked up the T count at -4:00 minutes and counting so we rushed to the outer viewing platform and by the time we got in place and had our binnoculars out, it was blasting off towards the moon before we could snap a picture. It was also very cloudy so the rocket was only viewable for a short amount of time, then it was in the clouds, we saw it again for a split second and then it was in the clouds again. Hopefully, next time I will be more prepared and ready to get a picture! While we did not feel it in our chest like they said we would the space shuttle we could feel the earth move and that was a unique feeling that was quite awesome. Looking forward to the next one and being a little more prepared.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
While I am thrilled to be here, it is a different pace then I anticipated and the community is much more mature then I was expecting as well; therefore I have made some observations that I will share!
- There are NOT orange trees everywhere!
- A lot of people here cannot see over the steering wheel.
- There are many people here that have very little or no hair.
- What hair they do still have is in various shades of gray/blue.
- I understand why our insurance premiums more then doubled.
Later today we are going to see the Atlas V rocket launch today! It will be exciting and I will post some pictures later from this adventure! And if you should be wondering, the 101 class at the church was really good and we think this will be the place for us. They are mission minded and definitely think outside the walls which is something we like and feel is important so now we will be looking at small groups to try out and find our niche!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
In other news I will be going to my first rocket launch tomorrow afternoon. I understand I will be close enough to "feel it in my chest" which sounds pretty exciting and scary all in one, I will let you know about that afterwards and post some pictures as well. We will be viewing the launch from on top of the MOC. I wish I could tell you what that stood for but then I would have to kill you so I can't :) Actually, I do not even know what it stands for but I am planning to find out tomorrow, then I will fill you in; but I do know I am not allowed to have any food or drink while I in this facility so it must be one of those sanitized environments!
I think we are going to enjoy the pool this afternoon and then we have a 101 class at the church we have been going to this evening so we can learn all about it and see if we still want to sign on. The last couple churches we have gone to have had these classes and while I understand it, it is such a change from the old days of going to a new church for awhile, checking out the Sunday School classes to see if you like it enough to walk the aisle to "move your letter". I think I am what some would consider old school :)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Anyway, the tour was outstanding and Mr D. was a great guide! Here are a few photos from the many we took!
Many things here are NASA even though the range is run by the USAF, we have a great relationship with those space types at NASA and it all works well. Afterall, we are space types as well, we just don't launch the manned spacecraft, but you can thank the USAF everytime you use your GPS cause that is one of the things we do keep your satellites in place to make that thing work!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Oh well, I will be putting together my hurricane kit and evacuation bag as soon as I get the closet finished. Most everything else is adequately organized and put away, the kitchen it still not really flowing for me but each time I cook in it I move things to help that. The other main rooms are as good as they are going to get, we simply do not have the furniture to fill a home this big and I am not going to go buy it since who knows how big our next place will be. The closets are still in need of help, but I am tackling the master bedroom one and then leaving the others for a later date, I would also like to get the garage more put away, we will hopefully work on that this weekend.
Beach trips have been plentiful and yesterday lil Blue and I body surfed, which was pretty fantabulous, the water was perfect, rolling with soft waves and we had a blast! Minus the bird that tried to steal our box of Triscuits. I tell you it was a persistent thing, first time it WAS our fault for leaving the box open on the blanket, but then the little bugger tried to pull the closed box out of our bag; it was a good thing I had stuck my cell phone down in the side of the box or he would have flown off with them. Course I guess if he had been bigger I would have been hosed as he flew off with my cell phone in the cracker box! The third time I buried them in the bottom of our bag and covered them with a towel, my cover up and lil Blue's clothes; he still tried to get at them. Finally, we folded up the blanket and laid it over the bag and put the beach umbrella over that and he left them alone. I am sure we were a sight as we tried to run out of the water to shoo him away!
- Only three more radiation treatments!!
- Be careful with your crackers on the beach!
- I enjoy the beach but NOT the sand in my car.
- I am glad lil Blue is here, she's a great beach bum.
- There are golfer's from sun up to sun down in my backyard!