Solar -and other – Celebrations!

Celebration time! My blog now has 500 followers. Thanks to all of you for reading. I really enjoy writing it. Hitting the 500 mark means it’s time to throw a ping-pong party. Is there any finer way to celebrate such an auspicious occasion? I didn’t think so.

I had a successful fix it day, another thing to celebrate. I moved the striker plate on my front door and put new bigger, longer screws in the hinges. Now the door locks, which is kind of a good thing. I am attributing the sagging door to the unusual – though welcome – moisture we have had this summer. I also patched the cement that was crumbling in the driveway. I will wait till next spring to give you the update on how well that worked.

Sometimes, things happen that we don’t like, until sometime later we figure out it was all for the best. There was such an uproar when Pluto got dropped from planet to dwarf planet status. Well, scientists figured out there is more than one Pluto (at least that is what I heard on the news), more like a dozen of the dwarf planets all circling around in their own orbits – doing their own thing like hippies in the sixties. I love it. There is an entire class of dwarf planets out there dancing to their own drum, not at all lined up in the same plane as the rest of us.

I heard all sorts of scientific jargon about how Pluto (Plutos?) formed differently than the rest of the planets – hence why they have their own unique orbits. New Horizon, the mission that is flying past Pluto right now flew 3 billion miles and took 9 years to get there, rather miraculous in itself if you ask me, although it might be argued something man-made doesn’t really qualify as a miracle. I’m not so sure. At any rate – I believe having your own class of dwarves makes up for loosing status as a planet, so much so, I’ve decided that will be the theme of my ping-pong party. More to celebrate!

And so the solar goes…

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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