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Eclipse News

The good news is, I made it through the eclipse without frying my eyeballs out. The bad news is, I was so unprepared, no protective glasses, nothing, so I ended up watching it on the NASA website via laptop.

Oh well. It was all very interesting and Lord knows we need a little excitement now and then, so I guess it was a good thing. I made my dogs go for an early morning walk so they wouldn’t be outside when things were happening. I mean, what if they were innocently following the flight of a bird and the bird flew right in the path of the eclipse. Then what? The last thing I need is blind dogs!

Not to make light of a serious situation, mind you. I know it’s nothing to mess around with, yet for some perverse reason, I had to rein in the urge to run outside screaming and just look up. Just look up and see what the heck is going on, bare eyeballs and all. Kind of like those people who run and hide from a bad guy only to give themselves up at the last minute. “Here I am! Here I am!”

But, I didn’t. I stayed on the couch with my dogs and watched NASA do their amazing coverage while the dogs snored beside me.

It was pretty cool, but I’m glad it’s over. That was enough excitement for me for a while.

3 thoughts on “Eclipse News

  1. Don’t tell anyone, but I thought the eclipse was on Tuesday, so when I started reading your email I was ready for a good laugh. Hahaha–Laugh is on me. (PLEASE: Don’t tell my kids!

  2. I too, was afraid to go outside … I was afraid the temptation was too strong to look up!! I kept the dog inside, thinking she was smart enough to feel the eeriness of it as the sky greyed a bit. I watched it on the weather channel starting in Madras, Oregon and then stopped around Montana somewhere. Evidently my attention span is shortening while my resolve not to look is seriously compromised! Is this age related??? OH my!!

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