Monday, May 2, 2011
Lovely Birthday Weekend and Shuttle Update
Well, the only upside to the shuttle not launching on time (more on that later) is that I didn't have to spend my birthday on an airplane. Instead I had a wonderful weekend with J filled with lazy mornings, a trip to Orlando for shoes and a Whole Foods extravaganza, lunch out on Sunday with my friend R, and even a little productiveness regarding the planting of herbs and flowers in my garden. Speaking of flowers, check out the incredible bouquets that J and my cousin C got me! I'm such a sucker for flowers :o) In addition to my cheerful blooms, I also got a bottle of my favorite perfume, a fabulous Kate Spade necklace, and Tina Fey's new book Bossypants that I plan to start when I finish my current read (I can hardly wait, Tina is HILARIOUS!).
As for the shuttle, an electrical box needs to be removed and replaced, which puts launch currently at no earlier than Sunday, May 8 at 12:09 pm EST. Keep in mind, this is "no earlier than", not "definitely scheduled for" as the launch date not only relies on continued troubleshooting of the electrical box and all associated components, but the scheduled Atlas launch at the end of the week...