Still being a bad, bad blogger

For this blog at least. I've had lots of updates on my Tudor blogs, and even a few on the stitching blog, but not much here. After an adventure at Christmas and getting sick then, and again after getting back to Texas, and then having to catch up on the stuff that didn't get done while I was in a fog from the second round of whatever was making me sick (I'm still not sure if it was a really bad allergy attack or a really short cold)... well, you get the picture.

I think part of the reason I haven't been posting that much here is that I'm not totally sure what I want to blog about. I've done some science blogging, some personal blogging and some totally-apropos-to-nothing bogging. I guess for now I'll just continue that!

One additional thing... a little bit of science blogging! I was thrilled to see the new photos of Mercury from the Messenger spacecraft. We only saw about 45% of the planet with the Mariner 10 flybys in the mid-1970s, and eventually Messenger will see those parts *and* all the parts the Mariner missed, and with better instruments and cameras. It's kind of amazing to me that there was still over half of a planet so relatively close that we haven't seen until now. At least with Pluto there is the excuse that it is so far away (and will finally be visited by a spacecraft in about 2015), but Mercury isn't all that far away. However, it *is* really close to the sun, which brings up its own interesting set of problems.

Enough science for now.. time for bed since I never fully got back to sleep after 5 a.m. this morning!