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About mainsheetsister

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  • Birthday 07/09/1965

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    the backwash of fennario
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    sarcasm
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    the sky

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  1. mainsheetsister

    What Are You Doing During Your COVID Vacation?

    Cooking, with lots of long-term menu planning based on the freezer and pantry supplies. Cleaning and organizing the basement, puttering around the yard, taking walks in the neighborhood. Two of our 20-something children moved home when their universities closed, so that keeps it interesting.
  2. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    March Equinox on March 19 or 20 (depending on your time zone). The March equinox occurs at 03:50 UTC. The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world. This is also the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.
  3. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Full Moon on March 9. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. When the moon is full, it rises at dusk, is directly overhead at midnight, and sets at dawn. This phase occurs at 17:48 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear. This moon has also been known as the Full Crow Moon, the Full Crust Moon, the Full Sap Moon, and the Lenten Moon. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
  4. mainsheetsister

    Puppy Pictures

    The picture above is from the day after we brought her home at 12 weeks. This is Arrietty today at 9 months old:
  5. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Leap Day on February 29. A Leap Day is added on February 29 to keep the modern Gregorian calendar aligned with Earth's revolution around the Sun. One revolution of Earth around the Sun takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds. The Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so it is necessary to add a Leap Day almost every four years, otherwise after only a century, our calendar would deviate from the seasons by around 24 days. Three criteria are taken into account when a Leap Day, or intercalary day, is added to the Gregorian calendar: First, the year is evenly divisible by 4; Second, if the year is evenly divisible by 100, it is not a Leap Year, unless; Third, the year is also evenly divisible by 400. The year 2000 was somewhat special as it was the first instance when the third criterion was used to identify a Leap Year in most parts of the world since the transition from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1582.
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    Astronomy Anarchy

    New Moon on February 23. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. When the moon is new, it rises at dawn, is directly overhead at midday, and sets at dusk. This phase occurs at 15:33 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
  7. mainsheetsister

    Beer and The Wheel

    I remember reading this around 2008. It was in an email that my father received and forwarded to me from his aol email account. He thought he was being pretty tech savvy back then, since he knew how to forward an email and all, but he still uses the same aol email account now in 2020.
  8. mainsheetsister

    Puppy Pictures

    After months of thinking about getting a puppy, we instead decided on this Ragdoll kitten. Ragdolls are bred for personality, in that they are cats that act like dogs. She does not disappoint in this respect...she comes when we call, meets us at the door when we come home, and follows us around the house. And she is much less work than a dog. Meet our Arrietty:
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    Astronomy Anarchy

    Full Moon on February 9. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. When the moon is full, it rises at dusk, is directly overhead at midnight, and sets at dawn. This phase occurs at 07:34 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Snow Moon because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time of the year. Since hunting is difficult, this moon has also been known by some tribes as the Full Hunger Moon, since the harsh weather made hunting difficult. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
  10. mainsheetsister

    Joke

    Catherine woulda loved this
  11. but how are you going to be able to look her in the eyes and say, "nice shoes"?
  12. ...because that's not creepy at all
  13. mainsheetsister

    Astronomy Anarchy

    Full Moon and Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on January 10. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. When the moon is full, it rises at dusk, is directly overhead at midnight, and sets at dawn. This phase occurs at 19:23 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Wolf Moon because this was the time of year when hungry wolf packs howled outside their camps. This moon has also been know as the Old Moon and the Moon After Yule. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Europe, Africa, Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Western Australia.
  14. mainsheetsister

    My children are ...

    Old Order community around here is horse and black buggy. Local Amish are horse with gray buggy.
  15. mainsheetsister

    My children are ...

    I'm currently enjoying my gig as a driver for the local Old Order Mennonites