Monday, 10 September 2007


Today I stayed home and got the laundry done. While we were changing the bed we put the electric blanket back on. It's getting to be that time of year!

On the weekend I had bought vegetables to make a stew so I did that today. Again, Fall is coming, time for stew! With the stew, I decided to make some cornbread as my husband really likes it and it's something he can eat. I found a mix in the U.S. that doesn't have any flour in it. Sure hope I can find some more when we get there! It's quite hard to find.

Other than that, not much happened today. I did go for a walk this morning and managed to run a short distance. It's something I've got to get back into at least until the next bout of shortness of breath! Hopefully that will be a long time from now.

I'll leave you with what is supposed to be a true story:

On July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" were televised to earth and heard by millions.

But just before he reentered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky".

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs.

Over the years many people questioned Armstrong as to what the "Good luck, Mr. Gorsky" statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

On July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26 year old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had died so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer his question.

In 1938 when he was a kid in a small midwest town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbor's yard by the bedroom windows. His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky. "Sex! You want sex?! You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"

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