Commanding Officer's Log, Stardate: 140731

Location: SS Astraios

This morning was spent in Mission Control, reviewing the deployment of the Fleet. Then a lunch with my Senior Staff, with birthday cake as it was LTcmdrs Smithers birthday, some smiles and laughs as we celebrated somewhat casually on the roof garden of the Officer's Mess. After that, the dreaded Council meeting with a long speech regarding agricultural practices which was, on the one hand, a bit of a relief as I had expected more about Starfleet and our work with the Civilian Authority on the Astraios Prime shield grid, and a bit annoying on the other hand as I would like the chance to say more on the topic. It's over for another week and the media had some other story in their teeth so I was able to sign off at 1830 and go home to Hars.