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April 9: We throw things in our family. We throw footballs. We throw baseballs. We throw our weight around. We throw tantrums.
You get the idea.
But, one of our favorite things to throw is the frisbee. This one is our oldest and our favorite. It's just a two dollar frisbee, but it flies as straight as an arrow (even with the teeth marks in it, from the times when my former neighbor would forget that he didn't shell out the two dollars for the frisbee, and would play catch with his dog.)
I'm not bitter.
April 10: When the soccer games on Saturday morning begin at 8:15, pancakes give way to donuts.
So far, no complaints.
April 11: I was going to mark day 100 with something spectacular. And then I forgot all about it.
I don't usually go this extreme when it comes to editing, but I wanted to see how much I could focus in on Jordan's eyes.
I think it looks like a pencil drawing.
April 12: Do you take your Christmas lights down, and then put them back up again every Fall?
That's why I hung clear lights. You don't notice them.
Ok, you hardly notice them.
(I never know how handy I'm going to be, from minute to minute, so the fact that I got the lights up without killing myself -- or breaking anything -- is justification enough to leave them up).
Don't judge me!
April 13: When I was a kid, there were still heroes on the earth -- or rather, above the earth. Men who traveled to the stars.
Of the billions of people who live, and have lived on Earth, there have been just over 500 men and women who have seen this globe from orbit, and it changes every single one of them. They look out into the vast emptiness of space, and then back at their little, blue home. They each come to the same conclusion -- that we spend far too much time fighting over this little gem, and not enough time appreciating what we have here on earth.
Tuesday night, Sharon and I had the pleasure of listening to one of these men -- former Utah Senator Jake Garn, who flew with Discovery, twenty five years ago this week -- as he spoke of his experience, and introduced the new Imax movie, Hubble 3D (a jaw dropping movie. See it. Tonight.)
The United States has gotten eight dollars back, for every dollar that has been invested in the Space Program. Most of the cutting edge technology in communications, health care and many other fields, has it's birth in the space program. The current administration wants to end the Shuttle program.
This is rarely a political blog, but please consider contacting your congressional delegation, and asking them to fight for the survival of NASA.
Food for thought.
April 14: I can't tell you why -- I just like this shot. It's pretty representative of Emma's personality -- a brilliant, flashing light.
April 15: Tax Day.
I paid seven thousand dollars.
Not in taxes, but for a new furnace, after ours went berserk, and melted everything in the house on Tuesday.
You know, even if I had seven thousand dollars just sitting around (which we don't -- we're financing), I would still resent shelling it out for a new furnace. What fun is that?
It does have a 99 year warranty though -- so, if it breaks down when I'm 136, they're going to fix it for free! (Or, maybe their great grand children will...)
And a Bonus
I just want to get your take on this picture.
I was going through some older pictures a few days ago, and I came across this one. This is my nephew Noah on a hike all the boy cousins and their dads took, last summer.
What is that thing flying by his calf?
I have no idea what it is -- it looks like a fairy (albeit an ugly fairy...)
What say you?