Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's

    It's only a little over a day until the new year. As of right now I have no plans for New Year's Eve. I guess I'll just sit here at home and wait for the ball to drop. It will be a fitting end to a strange and trying year. Next year I hope to be able to celebrate more. The year will start great with a FROTY (First Ride of the Year) at Candler's mountain. Hopefully we will have a large group of mountainbikers for a fun ride. Also it will be the start of an attempt to blog everyday for the entire year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Solstice Eclipse

   Early this morning was the first Winter Solstice full Lunar eclipse since 1554. I was excited, I've always had a great interest in Astronomy. So I set my alarm for 3am, plenty of time to wake up, bundle up, and get outside for the optimum viewing time of 3:17. That would be in the middle of the 72 minute eclipse, when the color of the Moon would be at it's deepest red. My alarm went off, I got up. But when I looked outside, disaster. The forcast for a clear night was wrong. It was completely cloudy. Oh well, maybe next time.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hoping for Snow

The forcast-  3 to 5 inches of snow possible tomorrow. That would be a good amount, unfortunately it is supposed to mix with ice and sleet in the afternoon. That's never fun. I will definitely take the Jeep to work. As long everything doesn't turn to ice, there's not much that can stop the beast. I have an important appointment tomorrow at 4:30. The weather had better not cause it to be rescheduled!

Monday, December 13, 2010


   Christmas is sneaking up on us. I can't believe it's less than two weeks away. I am looking forward to having the week between Christmas an New Year's off from work. I would like to find a good New Years party and it's time to start thinking about resolutions. One will be to try to blog everyday for the whole year. The challenge was put forth by my cousin and Angee has agreed to do it too. Of course there will be a few missed days here and there, but I will do my best to post something everyday. Even if it's just a "hi". I'm also going to start taking a picture everyday so at the end of the year I can do a time lapse video of myself. :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2 Weeks Til Christmas

   I can't believe there's only 14 days til Christmas. There's still much to do. Most of Tyler's presents are done, but we still have to get gifts for the parents. Tomorrow I am driving to Northern Va for a friend's retirement party. Then Wednesday the 22nd we are having our Christmas lunch at work, I need to decide on a dish to make. But tis the season I guess. But even with all the fun Christmas stuff going on, there's a bit of sadness mixed in. The future is a bit cloudy, but it's Christmas and I am going to be happy. :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Tonight is the Christmas party at the inlaws. I'm actually looking forward to it. I have very cool inlaws. They are lots of fun. There's always good food and drinks at their parties. I am lucky that Jess's parents have a great sense of humor, and plenty of sarcasm. :)  Time to go party!