Wednesday, December 22, 2010


My 10-year-old's science teacher sent out an e-mail, reminding all us parents about the eclipse that was forecast to be seen in clear Alaskan skies on Monday night. Evidently, a full lunar eclipse will only occur once in our lifetime, and is an event not to be missed.

In celebration, my husband made me sit down to watch Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series, and then he promptly fell asleep about 20 minutes into it. Some loud noise—perhaps Bella shouting at Edward that SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS—finally stirred my chick flick watcher, and he stood up and abruptly turned off the TV. We both shuffled off to bed, where our tired old bodies immediately fell into a deep sleep.

I awoke with a start and croaked in despair, "We missed the lunar eclipse." My husband peered at his glow-in-the-dark watch and said, "Well, it's exactly 10:30 right now." I'm continually amazed at my inner clock. I wanted to see that lunar eclipse, and my subconscious woke me at just the right time.

If you're thinking this post ends with beautiful pictures of the exceedingly rare and awe-inspiring amber moon, think again. The temperatures were subzero outside, my bed was toasty warm, and I was too tired to roll my lazy rear out of it. I missed the once-in-a-lifetime full lunar eclipse.

The moral of the story? Petulant teenage girls who prefer a thin, pasty, soulless vampire over a good-looking, warm-blooded, passionate wolfman are crazy.

Dinner last night: Chinese takeout

Exactly one year ago:

Exactly two years ago:


Quadmama said...

The only reason I ended up seeing the eclipse is because I worked late. When I got home Hubby was up waiting to see it. It wasn't subzero here, but I didn't linger on the porch... just enough time outside to see it and say "cool."

Lisha @ DeLovely Life said...

Ha! Yes! Sad about the eclipse, but totally feeling you about petulent Bella choosing a vampire over a werewolf. Foolish girl. I would have made the right choice. And I didn't see the eclipse either. Fail.

Michele said...

The only way I would have attempted to see the eclipse was if the baby had been up crying at that time. Otherwise, forget it. And thankfully I have the BEST. BABY. EVER. and she doesn't wake me at all at night! We just snuggle and nurse throughout the night without missing a wink.

My motto is: When life gives you a multiple-choice situation, and one of the choices is sleep, CHOOSE SLEEP!

Good thing, too, because in our corner of the world, the sky became so overcast at the fullest part of the eclipse that nobody got to see anything. The fools.

Heather~sheaaa6 said...

Aww Kim......your husband and mine are alike! =]
I was glad I was awake for it, but sleep would have been better the day drug on, I was so exhausted.

Stef said...

I cant believe you posted about Twilight!! Hahahaha...I love my cold, pale vampires!
I was actually up (out bowling) during the beginning of the Eclipse but it was so overcast here you couldnt even see the moon.

Karen M. Peterson said...

That's definitely an important message to take from all of this.

What did I learn? Don't piss off Mother Nature or you'll end up with 5 consecutive days of rain for the first time in forever and miss the event completely.

Unknown said...

I missed it,too - thought it was the next night (duh). And yes, I'd pick the hot werewolf EVERY TIME!