I’m almost embarrassed to say
What I’m doing today.
With all the hype around here
(‘Cuz the sun’ll disappear)
The topic is almost cliché!
It’s true. I’m eclipse watching today. I contemplated packing along some needlework, because I’ll be stuck away from home for about seven hours while the sun and moon are not really doing anything too different from what they normally do…
…except for that 2 minutes and 38 seconds of daylight darkness!
But the dirt, the humidity, the sunscreen and the sweat that coincide with the Midwest in August – coupled with crowds of Celestially Enthusiastic People, the chance of thunderstorms, and no real bathrooms – isn’t all that conducive to embroidery. I’m leaving the stitching behind.
Thing is, between you and me, I would have settled for 98% right here at my house. My air-conditioned house. My clean, non-humid, air-conditioned house. The one with real bathrooms and running water. But my sister and her family from Wisconsin came down for the event, and after that kind of drive, they deserve to see the Whole Thing.
Therefore, I’ve decided to be social and get into the spirit of it! (Except for Moon Pies – I stalwartly refuse to eat Moon Pies, despite the marketing pressure).
And I’m excited to see the eclipse! While I’ve seen a couple annular eclipses, a total eclipse will be a totally new experience.
How to Mark the Event…
If I were a Pinterest-perfect stitcher, I probably would’ve come up with some sort of Space-Themed, Sun-Themed embroidery design that I would’ve finished months ago, and that would now be featured in some Pinterest-perfect picture right here.
I would have prepared free patterns. I would have photographed them with sun-and-moon themed food (like round pieces of pepperoni?) and I probably would have even given away free eclipse viewing glasses, since that’s what everyone else does.
But alas, I didn’t really put any thought into the the whole thing until about the middle of last week, when I realized company was looming.
My life is one of stark reality, it seems!
But you know, everyone else seems to be marking (and marketing!) the event somehow. And gee, I wouldn’t want to be left out!
A Short-Lived but Stellar Sale!
So I decided to have a little sale on all my e-books.
I tried to figure out a catchy way to sell them. Maybe the use of some significant number that made some kind of eclipse sense – something clever, you know.
So the best I can do is to give you a whopping 17% off any e-book you purchase today. (The sheep needlebook above, incidentally, is from Lavender Honey & Other Little Things.) The sale starts now and ends tonight at midnight, when it will be the Normal Dark.
You can find all my e-books here:
If you’ve had any on your wish list, since the heavens are now aligned, it’s a good time to get them!
Enjoy your day – I’ll let you know how mine goes…!