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Solar Eclipse

The total solar eclipse has been getting a lot of press lately.

Rightfully so, of course.  I am not completely geeked out over it, but am excited and looking forward to it.  I mean, the sun is totally getting mooned.  That's awesome.

Technically our suburb of Kansas City is getting a partial eclipse, approximately 99.5%, which is good enough for me.  I have prepared, somewhat, and even practiced viewing the eclipse.  

But I don't think I was doing it right.

Our school district got a grant and provided all the students with glasses to view, so that was covered.  Then they decided not to have to younger students go outside to view, which means I am picking up Baby Girl 2 to view with me, and the school sent her glasses home.  I got glasses for me, hubby, my sister, my bro-in-law, and have plans with my parents to go to our town's solar eclipse shindig in our downtown.  

I made the girlies eclipse shirts using a paper plate and a bleach pen.  They turned out pretty rad, I think.  
During.



After.

I even made little giftlets for their teachers.




So, I feel prepared, enough.  I didn't read through every article I have seen about the eclipse or even every warning post about eye damage (though I did have a talk with the girls that ended with, DON'T peek around your glasses or you will BURN your eyes and GO BLIND.  A healthy dose of fear keeps everybody safe, right?).  But, I did read some of those articles, which led me to The. Best. News.  

I will wait while you check it out.  
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Did you see that?  Isn't that awesome?

And to help celebrate this day of eclipse, please enjoy my favorite rendition of the song.  (It contains foul language, though you might've already guessed that coming from me.)



So tell me what are you doing for the eclipse?  Or if you are reading this after it has passed, what did you do?  Comment below.

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  1. Watched outside at work with about 100 other medical people. It was awesome & 2024 I am going to totality. It will be worth it. Wish I had done it this time while it was so close.

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    1. I know what you mean. I was still pretty impressed with near totality but in 7 years even my kids will be able to appreciate the whole shebang.

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