In every generation, the Church's remnant is the comparatively small company of wholly surrendered uncompromising "disciples indeed" who continue walking closely with Jesus while the majority of their professing Christian peers live in spiritual lukewarmness or full-blown apostasy. -Greg Hinnant
My son and I have about a half an hour together before my husband comes home from work every day. We’ve taken to watching Far Lands or Bust together on our smart TV. On February 10th while we were watching FLOB, Kurt (kurtjmac) was talking about a NASA TweetUp that was taking applications for social media bloggers to be one of 50 applicants chosen to watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft launch. Thinking that there was no way in the world that I would be chosen, I did the application for laughs. Incidentally, my son, who is in the final stretch in his mechanic training, is a huge admirer/fan of Elon Musk and his Tesla.
Fast forward 15 days and I received confirmation in my inbox that I was chosen to attend! I had to apply for media credentials through Kennedy Space Center to be allowed to be in secure facility locations. Confirmation that I was through the process came this week.
What I’m learning is that there is a strong group that has attended many of these #NASASocials and that they made a closed Facebook group for attendees, those on the waiting list, and rogues (those who are going over and probably watching from somewhere else).
I was able to find a woman to share a room with. Actually, I’m sharing with 3 other women in a suite. I had planned to go over early Saturday morning and just spend one night, but I had really started to feel like I was going to miss out on some “getting to know you” time with the rest of the group. This afternoon, I messaged my roommate and asked if it would be okay if I came over and spent two nights. This will allow me to have dinner together with the group and meet everyone.
So, if you see me geeking out this week and talking about rockets, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, and space, you’ll understand where I’m coming from. And check out this link to see more about what I’m going to see:
I’m playing along with Patrick at Patrick’s Place for this Saturday Six #517. Our letter today is J.
1. J is for JAPAN: What do you admire most about Japanese culture?
The thing I admire about Japanese culture is how much they honor their aged citizens. We have so much to learn from our older residents about history and the events that they’ve lived through. One of the coolest friends I had was in her 80′s in the 1980′s (she was the same age as the year) and she told me all about how she emigrated from Scotland as a young lady. It was quite a story.
2. J is for JELLO: What’s your favorite flavor of Jello; do you prefer it with chopped fruit inside or plain?
I grew up in the 70′s. If you were eating jello, it was in a mold with fruit and cottage cheese in it. I loved that stuff! I like lime-flavored jello.
3. J is for JNANA: Have you ever spent a period of time in meditation or prayer and come out of it feeling that you’ve genuinely achieved knowledge or a revelation you otherwise wouldn’t have achieved?
I have. It was pretty special.
4. J is for JOKE: Are the majority of jokes you laugh at more PG, PG-13, R or X-rated in nature?
Almost always my jokes are no more than PG-13. I try to keep them for all ears.
5. J is for JUICE: Which fruit juice do you prefer to consume the most?
I love fresh grapefruit or orange juice. Though I live in Florida, it’s still very expensive, so I rarely have the opportunity to drink it. I love cranberry juice. I have a thing for tart flavors.
6. J is for JUNK: Of the things you most refuse to get rid of, what percentage would the average person consider to be “junk?”
I spent much of early 2013 getting rid of stuff that it turned out was just junk to me. It was such a freeing exercise, that I tend to find it much easier to get rid of stuff. I think many of my things that I keep from high school or college most people would consider junk unless they appreciated the sentimental value of it like I do.
Please go over and see my interview with Sherri at God Life Happy Wife today to kick off her 10+ Club. I am a proud 10+ Club Wife! Scott and I will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year. If you want to know what we’re going to do to celebrate it and my advice for married couples, go read now!