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The Great American Eclipse

21 Aug

Every since I was a little girl I have been fascinated by all things space – the moon, stars, sun, I wanted to know about everything! I can remember many summer nights spent with my Papa in the field learning about the constellations and how to use a telescope. In elementary school, I even had this crazy idea that one day I’d become an astronaut (it was even my Halloween costume – my mom is crazy creative and talented!)

Sadly, math and science just weren’t my strong areas, and I let go of orbiting the Earth one day. However, my love for outer space has never waned, I have just found new ways to enjoy it – mostly through books and YouTube videos. 

As the country prepared for The Great American Eclipse of 2017, I too was excited. However, knowing I would be at work, and likely unable to be outside for the duration of the spectical, I decided not to waste money on glasses I wouldn’t get to use. But something amazing happened – I worked an event on Friday evening which meant I’ve have to use 4 hours of comp time this week. And what better day than TODAY to use that free time!

After a little investigative work online, I discovered our local library had Solar Eclipse glasses. After standing in a long line for almost an hour, I was lucky enough to get a pair for myself and to surprise Scott at work with his own pair. He’d been using a welders helmet one of his coworkers brought in. 

I Had the PERFECT viewing spot of the eclipse from our balcony. It was nice being under a bit of shade to protect my sensitive skin from burning. I also managed to capture one good shot of the eclipse by taping my glasses over my iPhone’s camera. 


What an amazing experience this was to see! I may not have been in the path of totality, but I did notice the birds stop singing and the temperature drop slightly. Our sun is so amazing! Experiences like this make me really appreciate the beauty and wonder all around us! 

Who’s ready for the next one on April 8, 2024?! I am – because when it’s time for that one, I WILL BE IN THE PATH OF TOTALITY! How cool is that?!

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Wordless Wednesday – 8/28/13

28 Aug

When Wednesdays Attack…….

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**This comic appeared in the local newspaper on July 15, 2013

Wordless Wednesday – 2/27/13

27 Feb

Never Forget

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13 Jan

I’ve heard this story before, but it’s nice to be reminded. This is my game plan for 2013, worry about the things that matter most in life, then everything else will fall into place. 🙂

Catalyst Quotes

 

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. 

When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2″ in diameter.  He then asked the students if the jar was full.  They agreed that it was.  So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.  He shook the jar lightly.  The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.  He then asked the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.  He then asked once more if the jar was full.  The students responded with a unanimous — yes.

The professor then produced…

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6 Jan

This is beautifully written, exactly what I needed to find for this point in my life. It needs to be shared with everyone. Happy Sunday, my Blog family and friends.

Yogi on a Mission

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People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled…

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