Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Birthday America!

Well, our 4th was pretty uneventful and I loved it! The hubby had to work tonight, so he spent most of the day sleeping. I missed the 5k due to the shin trouble. So, I took the kiddo to my parent's neighborhood 4th of July parade and cookout. Afterwards, we came home, took a 2 hour nap (even I napped!), made cupcakes and found that a Blue's Clues marathon was on (oh joy!). Sooo, we watched Clues and colored most of the afternoon. When the hubby woke up, we took advantage of the few moments of sunshine and grilled. Naturally, the neighbors decided to start popping fireworks right at the kiddo's bedtime. Just when I thought she was about to drift off to sleep, we would hear a loud POP. The kiddo would open her eyes, sit up and ask "What's that?". (This is something her daddy taught her to ask a few weeks ago. She often says it really fast and it comes out sounding like one word - sh*t - instead of two words!) So, I answered, "Just fireworks sweetie, go to sleep". We continued this for about 30 minutes until she was finally asleep...just in time for mommy to watch the fireworks on tv.

Oh, and I watched the shuttle launch! I'll admit, I am a big science nerd. I was a member of the "Young Astronauts" as a kid, I wanted desperately to go to Space Camp, and I loved to build model airplanes and rockets! I majored in aerospace engineering, then mechanical engineering, then um, business. There was even one boring summer in college that a friend and I went to Hobby Lobby and bought model rocket kits. We spent several summer afternoons launching rockets in the polo field at A&M. I still get giddy when I see a shuttle launch, I tend to let the remote linger on the NASA channel while flipping through the stations and I still vividly remember where I was during the Challenger and Columbia tragedies - 8th grade PE and the Museum of Fine Arts 5K. I was so excited to see a successful launch...I just wish the rest of the world felt the same way! Here's to a safe and successful mission for STS-121!!!

I did manage to get in a workout yesterday. My hubby is a huge fan of the Abs Diet and talked me into trying his new Abs Diet workout DVD. I made it through the beginner and intermediate workouts when he walked in and asked my why I was still working out...and why I was doing the advanced workout. Apparently, I was only supposed to one of the three 15-minute workouts. Oh well! My stomach and triceps were nice and sore this morning...I love that feeling!

Well, enough of my rambling! I hope everyone had a great 4th! Thank you to all the men and women of the armed forces who have fought for our freedom and are currently serving!!!


Vic said...

Sounds like you had a great day. God bless our astronauts and our contry on this Independence day.

marathena said...

What a wonderful day!! Welcome to my blog!! Stay as long as you like!! I am a science nerd too...um never even attempted anything other than Psychology and Physiology. Well, training for a tri has consumed my life!! Keep following as long as you like!! I only hope I can be an inspiration for those who follow along.

Sarah said...

Go shuttle. :)