Sunday, July 20, 2014

45th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Picture of the Day for 7/20/2014. Today is the 45th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. I was six-years-old at the time and I don't remember anything about the television broadcast from that Sunday night, but I do recall during the week that the news coverage pre-empted Mr. Rogers, my all-time favorite television show. I was outraged I tell you! Outraged! I recall precisely what I thought at the time. "Who cares about landing on the moon?" In the intervening years I've more than made up for that childish disinterest and I've been fortunate enough to meet all three crew members of Apollo 11.

Me with Neil Armstrong at the 40th anniversary celebration of Apollo 16
held at the Kennedy Space Center on 4-14-2012.

Helping out Buzz Aldrin at Spacefest 6 in Pasadena, California on 5-10-2014.

Michael Collins at Spacefest 2 in San Diego, California on 2-20-2009.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Food Blogging is Hard!

Picture of the Day for 7/19/2014. In January I set up a blog called Polly's Pink Kitchen. Haven't done a thing with it since. Yesterday as I was making apricot jam I thought it might be a good idea to document the process on that blog. I learned that it's harder to blog about food/cooking than you think! It's really difficult to take pictures while you are cooking as these blurry photos can attest.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Exercise Cheat Sheet

Picture of the Day for 7/18/2014. In addition to going to the gym, I also do some isometric exercises and facial exercises I've gathered from various sources. And that's been the problem- the various sources. It's been annoying to pull out different books to refer to the exercises so I created my own cheat sheet that I can pull up on my iPad. It's been quite handy. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Work as Artwork

Picture of the Day for 7/17/2014. We had these posters made up to display at our table at the very first speech therapy conference where we exhibited back in 2012. They are fabulous posters, but were beyond difficult to transport to Atlanta intact. In fact, we found that most everything we lugged on a plane to that first conference was terribly inconvenient. We learned a LOT from that conference on what NOT to do.

These posters may not be the most practical display items, but they make great artwork. My sister Robynne framed them and now has these hanging up in her house.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Space Artwork

Picture of the Day for 7/16/2014. At family lunch today my niece Chantal informed me that her 8-year-old daughter Sadie has been researching a different planet every day and drawing a picture of it. Of course my space-loving self was delighted to hear that. I asked Sadie to draw me a space picture when she got home and this is what she came up with. I think it's brilliant! LOVE IT!!! I may even have to frame this one.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mercer Reunion

Picture of the Day for 7/15/2014. Several of my former Mercer colleagues and I met for lunch today. This was the first time in 2-1/2 years I had seen most of them, but it was like we had never been separated. It's amazing how quickly good friends can reconnect after a long absence from each other. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Purple Car

Picture of the Day for 7/14/2014. Now this is something you don't see every day- a bright purple car.