Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve we will experience a rare 61 second minute at the very end of 2008

Always short of time? Not enough moments in the day? Tonight you'll get an extra second to enjoy 2008. Use it wisely; perhaps an extra long smooch is called for.

Immediately before midnight a leap second the first for three years will be added to atomic clocks around the world by official timekeepers.

Peter Whibberley, a senior research scientist at Britain's National Physical Laboratory, said the Earth's erratic rotation meant an extra second needed to be added.

"The difference between atomic time and Earth time has now built up to the point where it needs to be corrected, so this New Year's Eve we will experience a rare 61 second minute at the very end of 2008 and revelers... will have an extra second to celebrate."

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hello again

Christmas Dinner at Mables house

John with his KU shirt

Me with a cookbook :)


Good morning everyone. Our son John came home for Christmas, John was here from the 16th until yesterday. He is now back in Mayport, FL on his ship the USS Doyle. We enjoyed seeing him and are glad he made it home to visit us. John brought his Nintendo Wii with him and I beat him in bowling but he kicked my butt in everything else. John also got to see his friends from High school and College while here and he had a good relaxing time, we will miss him.

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

John is coming home for Christmas

Good morning everyone. I've been up for a few hours now and am just brewing my second pot of coffee for the day. It's cool here with the temp outside a chilly 28 degrees. I just finished reading my news via bloglines for the day and am listening to music ( Willie Nelson's Stardust album ). Our son in the Navy, John is coming home for Christmas on the 16th and he will be here until the 28th. My parents sent me some more pictures from when John spent Thanksgiving with them in Florida. I posted one with John and my Mom above.

We haven't heard from our daughter Cindy in a while, her ship the USS Abraham Lincoln is conducting operations off the Southern California coast right now. I'm not sure what her Christmas plans are at the moment. That's about all I know now, hope everyone has a nice Sunday.