Monday, December 17, 2012

Still on hold

There isn't much new to report from here.  I've been keeping busy, and this weekend got to see a large portion of one half of my family at a holiday get together.  It was nice to see folks, and the first time in 7 years that I've been around to do so during this time of year.

Similarly, there isn't any new news on the astronaut candidate selection front.  I still feel pretty confident I am going to stay in the mix, but one never knows.  Nothing else is really materializing yet, but I have been holding off on submitting other applications to let the Big One run its course a bit.

I have enjoyed lifting weights since I got home, and hope to keep the edge on fitness-wise as a result.  With some nice (for December) weather, I will probably start in on the usual yard and pasture clean-up work I usually end up doing during my unemployed stints back home.

Of course, my heart goes out to all the families dealing with the recent loss of so many loved ones late last week.  I think our society has some big decisions to make about what our priorities are.
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
~Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

1 comment:

Teacher said...

Wow, do you actually mean that you'll get to put up a stocking closer to Santa's house?