Monday, January 16, 2017

Last Man on the Moon is Gone

Picture of the Day for January 16, 2017. Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died today. I have a special fondness for him. Starting in 2009, I started volunteering at Spacefest, an annual astronaut autograph show. Eight years later I still love space as much as I ever did, but I'm a little blase about meeting astronauts now since I've met so many of them and I've attended so many events. Back in 2009, Gene Cernan was the first astronaut I was assigned to help and I was positively GIDDY to spend three days with him. He was lovely and I was impressed (and still am) by how unfailingly polite he was with everyone who stopped by his booth to chat. Below is an excerpt from my journal describing my time as a volunteer and a picture he inscribed to me as thanks for being his helper. Great guy. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Pimple at My Age?

Picture of the Day for January 15, 2017. I've got a pimple on my cheek. The kind of pimple I used to get when I was a teenager. How I ended up with one at age 54 is beyond me.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Max Freeman Mystery Series

Picture of the Day for January 14, 2017. My latest reading obsession...the Max Freeman mystery series by Jonathon King. The series is about a former Philadelphia cop who escapes to the Florida Everglades after a traumatic event he experienced. Max lives in a remote hunting cabin that takes him an hour to reach by canoe. Despite his remote location, he gets pulled into helping solve crimes. I love the books (I've read the first three so far and now I'm on the fourth) because I'm familiar with the locations after all my travels to Florida over the past several years.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Llama Tablecloth

Picture of the Day for January 13, 2017. I'm trying to cut down on buying holiday decorations, but when I saw this Valentine's Day llama tablecloth, I knew I had to have it.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Christmas Leftovers

Picture of the Day for January 12, 2017. Was looking at a shelf of Christmas clearance items at Dillard's today and saw this gingerbread house purse. Couldn't decide if it's the worst thing I've ever seen or if I had to have it...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Time to Face the Music

Picture of the Day for January 11, 2017. Time to face up to the results of my Christmas season eating frenzy. Went back to Weight Watchers tonight after a month-long absence.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Plumbing Problems Solved

Picture of the Day for January 10, 2017. Yay for plumbers! The big wad of hair stuck in my bathtub drain has been successfully extracted and I get to take a hot shower for the first time in three days. Yay!