Hello! I am still around! Fighting off another cold. I was in the clear for about 4 days and then I caught a different strand of it :-(
My daughters got me hooked on toontown! I know, a 30 year old woman playing a childs cartoon game! But it is so addicting!! I played it all day yesterday and all day today. There are missions to complete and things to buy for yourself or for gifts for others using jelly beans to pay for it all. So, I've been caught up in that!
I have 2 purses 3/4 done on my sewing table, with matching zip up pouches in the works and all I can do all day is play an online game. It really is relaxing actually - especially since I've been sick and coughing my lungs out and cant breath out of my nose.
If anyone wants to check it out and join me LOL let me know! :-)
My husband and I just watched a launch go off here from Vandenberg Air Force Base - a Atlas V launch. At 3 am in the morning, it was awesome to watch! I've seen many launches in the 4 1/2 years we've been here, but we actually watched one where it was dark enough and where we were actually awake to go outside to see it. There have been launches in the dark before, but we have always been in bed and no way were we going to get up and out of bed just to watch a launch.
But I have to tell you, my husband and I just stood there watching the twinkle of the light from the launch go up into space. Up and up and up for over a minute - and then we saw it break apart (the engine that sent it up) and it was awesome to see the second burst of flame coming from it as it boost it up again.
Very pretty and I wish I would have grabbed my camera on the way out the door, but it probably wouldnt have focused very well anyways.
If you ever get the opportunity to watch a launch in the dark, I would highly recommend it. Especially when all the stars are out and you can see the stars with the launch and the twinkle of light and flame burst.
Well at 3:30 in the morning, it's time for me to head to bed! Poor hubby will only get 4 hours of sleep before getting up and running 3 miles before work. He works in Space System Operations with satellites and missiles - too cool :-)