This has been one of those funky days where it's been hard for me to get motivated about much of anything. Went to the grocery store this afternoon on the hunt for steaks and let me tell you it was 95 degrees out there today. Heaven help me.
That's been it today. The excitement is electric, right? At least the guys got some things done today. And they took a swim before dinner.
Last night the husband and I watched the space shuttle Atlantis take off on the NASA channel. It was a nice coincidence that he was able to come home a little early and enjoy it while unwinding and sipping a cold beer before dinner. It was a really great experience. I felt a little of the old excitement as it lifted off, plus the channel was showing some really great shots of the launch. Something fun that NASA does for its employees is to open up an auditorium with a huge movie screen in it and the families of the employees get to go watch it from NASA, too. Then when the launch is over, they all stand and applaud like the control room does. It's fun to watch.
I think with all the problems NASA has experienced this year, this launch will be a morale booster. I hope so, I want the program to get bigger and better, not downsize.
A strange story in the newspaper yesterday caught my attention. Seems a 10 year old Yorkie terrier was stolen during a home burglary. The owner's computer and jewelry were taken from her house. The back door and gate were left open so she is hoping the dog, Joey, ran away instead of being snatched.
The twist is that the victim of the theft is the Citizens For Animal Protection's community outreach director. Joey is a stand-in spokesdog for the shelter. All three pounds of him. The article said that the only witnesses to the crime were Moonbeam and Mr. Magoo, the two cats who share the house with Joey and the owner.
They're not talking.
There's a cash reward for Joey.