I seldom get up as early as I did this morning–and I am for the most part a VERY early riser–but today I rolled out of the sack at approximately 12:30 am, having set the alarm on my phone to make it happen. Why? Well, I wanted to see the lunar eclipse, the “blood moon”, which occurs, as most of you probably already know, when the Earth is directly between the sun and the moon, thereby blocking out the latter with its shadow. It’s definitely an impressive sight, well worth losing a couple of hours of sleep. (As it happened, I mistook the signal for an incoming message for the phone alarm and arose well before time, but that’s okay, too, because I had some quiet time to read the Course in Miracles, write Morning Pages, and listen to the Daily Audio Bible. Three items checked off on my chart. )
As I write these words, only a tiny sliver of the full moon is visible, and the shadow does indeed have a reddish cast, which explains the term ‘blood moon.’
Today is Weight Watchers day, and I’ll report on my results tomorrow. I’ve been on a plateau for some time now, due to my exercise program, but I am undaunted. For me, this plan definitely works. I’ve started adding quinoa to soups, etc., and find this amazing grain to be very nourishing.
Bernice, the Yorkster, knowing nothing of lunar eclipses, is quite confused by our nocturnal adventure, but, like most dogs, she’s game for anything as long as we’re together. Just one of the many reasons I’m so crazy about canines. Jitterbug, the kitty cat, is up and about, too–finally. Like the rest of her species, she’s curious. At the moment, both pets are snoozing on the office floor.
I am so blessed.
I am also going back to bed.