#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Blood Moon

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.  :)

31 comments to “Blood Moon”

  1. Ginny
      · October 8th, 2014 at 6:45 am · Link

    Thanks, forgot about the moon. :moon.

  2. Lorraine Pitts
      · October 8th, 2014 at 7:08 am · Link

    Have a good nap!!! Sounds like you’ve earned one. God Bless!

  3. Mary Stahlecker
      · October 8th, 2014 at 7:09 am · Link

    I forgot about the blood moon. Glad it was good.

  4. Rose Marie Moran
      · October 8th, 2014 at 7:41 am · Link

    Saw the eclipse from Aurora, IL about 5AM. Couldn’t see any color but probably too late for that. Hope you got some sleep.

    Rose Marie Moran

  5. Ruby Norwood
      · October 8th, 2014 at 7:45 am · Link

    Hope you can go back to sleep. I didn’t forget about the blood moon. It’s just I have seen it before, so I didn’t get up this time. I guess you could say I was a little lazy this morning.

  6. Patricia
      · October 8th, 2014 at 7:52 am · Link

    It’s a wonderful sight isn’t it. I saw it only once and I’m glad you didn’t miss it. I have been unable to catch up with you for a couple of years now and old laptop has gone but now I’m up and running again I would love to catch up with you and your family news and all the animals by name. Any chance of a link to a catch up please. I remember a lot of them by name and some I haven’t heard you mention so my heart sinks.
    Have a happy and healthy day.
    Blessings. :)

  7. Lois Rotella
      · October 8th, 2014 at 8:01 am · Link

    We did not get to see it because it rained here. I bet was beautiful. Rest now.

  8. Roberta Giordano
      · October 8th, 2014 at 8:10 am · Link

    Couldn’t see eclipse here in Ct. Lousy weather very cloudy. Have a great day.

  9. Anna Bootz
      · October 8th, 2014 at 8:48 am · Link

    Lousy weather in Northern Michigan, clouds and showers didn’t see a thing.

  10. Pam paterakis
      · October 8th, 2014 at 8:59 am · Link

    Forgot to set my alarm! I had really wanted to see it.

    • linda
        · October 9th, 2014 at 12:00 pm · Link

      There will be another one in April! :)

  11. Virginia Horton
      · October 8th, 2014 at 9:00 am · Link

    The past few days we have had nothing but storms and rain so very cloudy. It hailed so bad her the other day you would have thought snow was covering the ground, every thing was white. Its been a rough few days.

  12. judy
      · October 8th, 2014 at 9:06 am · Link

    I forgot all about. Have been up sense four. Hope you have a great day at weight watcher

  13. Leanna
      · October 8th, 2014 at 9:23 am · Link

    I was probably still up. I didn’t look for it though. I saw the bright moon last night.

  14. Jeannine Klimt
      · October 8th, 2014 at 9:24 am · Link

    Linda, I hope the weight watchers goes well. I began last week online. I have to admit your journey on this was a large part of my impetus for doing so. And I thank you. Both my husband and I working thru this together. Diabetes is rampant in our family and he has only one remaining kidney so while I love to bake, the fall will not hold as many pumpkin pies or loaves of banana bread as usual. While I was awake in the wee hours of the day I did not step outside so I missed that beautiful phenomena. Many Blessing for your day.

  15. carole
      · October 8th, 2014 at 10:17 am · Link

    Have a nice day!

  16. Dixie Hadley
      · October 8th, 2014 at 10:44 am · Link

    it was very overcast last night and on top of that it rained and blew so hard here in Young Harris,Ga I couldn’t see anything. So glad you got to see and enjoy. Hope the three of you had a good snooze after the early morning adventure. :lol:

  17. Juanita Rice
      · October 8th, 2014 at 11:50 am · Link

    Quinoa…what a great source of protein and fiber. It’s become a staple in our house.
    Hope you got caught up on your sleep, Linda. :)

  18. Diana E.
      · October 8th, 2014 at 12:28 pm · Link

    Glad you enjoyed the eclipse, hope you were able to get back to sleep. I saw the moon rising as I was at a Pop Warner football game at the time, watching my twin grandsons play. It was beautiful. Blessings.

  19. mary D. Wornick
      · October 8th, 2014 at 12:50 pm · Link

    Boy you did get up early!. I was going to do it to but didn’t make it i guess i am getting lazy and don’t listen to the alarm clock any more. I really wanted to see it too.
    I am just like you about my pets I walk with them every morning before having my coffee……i just love the time we have together Boots and Sassy love walking with their mommy. Its a wonderful feeling to have the love of your pets they are always there for you.

    Talk with you later and have a wonderful day god bless and keep safe
    Mary D. Wornick …………..PS love my book thank you so very much for it……………..just think i have a book from Linda Lael Miller.

  20. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · October 8th, 2014 at 1:27 pm · Link

    It was a beautiful sight! I love the mornings :wink:

  21. Sal
      · October 8th, 2014 at 3:12 pm · Link

    Oops, pretty sure that text alert was from me… Funny that I go to bed as you’re getting up! Love you, Sis

  22. Linda Blenkiron
      · October 8th, 2014 at 4:54 pm · Link

    I missed it! Not because of an unreasonable hour (8:35pm) We have had clear weather for days and last night IT WAS CLOUDY!!! So missed it. Went outside to look, no show :-( Glad you are going well on weight watchers. I’m just making myself move because I sit far too much

  23. Cathy g in Tn
      · October 8th, 2014 at 5:00 pm · Link

    I saw it on my way to work and it was impressive

  24. Lea Williams
      · October 8th, 2014 at 11:47 pm · Link

    I was up until about 3:15. No too much red and I went to bed. A sliver of moon was still showing. I should have gone to bed and got up but didn’t. Then slept until about 9. Got lots done though. Hope your WW went well. Blessings.

  25. Peggy Casey
      · October 9th, 2014 at 1:02 am · Link

    I was trying to catch it… But when I last looked, the moon was full and beautiful… and I slept through my alarm to wake me for later viewing.

  26. Evelyn Villanueva
      · October 9th, 2014 at 1:48 am · Link

    the joy of our baby pets sleeping in the corner of the bed, next to us, on the floor nearby, is amazing. And their readiness to follow us to the next room, or wherever, when their usual sleep or awake pattern is disrupted is just so endearing. Yes, and they do go back to sleep! My friend arose to see the “blood moon” and was blown away. She said it was beautiful and awesome all at once. :roll:

  27. mai faulwell
      · October 9th, 2014 at 3:01 am · Link

    I didn’t know we were having an eclipse so i wasn’t aware of it. Saw the sliver of moon while I was getting the groceries out of the car here in Thailand at 630ish pm. Was wondering why people were firing fireworks in the neighborhood. I checked online and found out about it so thought that was pretty cool.

  28. Carol S
      · October 9th, 2014 at 8:35 am · Link

    I too watched the lunar eclipse. I had to go to the edge of our woods to see it. Our trees are so high. I also enjoyed looking at all the stars while I was out there. I could even spot the big dipper. Have a wonderful day.

  29. Michele J
      · October 9th, 2014 at 8:43 am · Link

    Thank you SO much for my book! I love it! I’m sorry I didn’t write sooner but I’m lost in Stone Creek right now. I was going through all of my books and guess what was hiding in the back? Yep! Sam Rowdy Wyatt and Gideon! I couldn’t just stare at them and not help them out so I’ve been lost in the wild west and loving every minute of it! Happy Thursday Everyone!!!

  30. Joyce M.
      · October 9th, 2014 at 11:00 am · Link

    It was too cloudy in NJ also.

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