Total Solar Eclipse

“On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.”

The day has been sunny thus far. I dare not look at the sun to see how the eclipse is progressing, I do not possess the proper eye protection, and so I am carefully avoiding looking towards the sun.

The crochet top that I have been designing is almost done. The straps fall down over the shoulder, so I need a connecting piece across the back, and have been working on that today. It is almost complete. There are a few mistakes, mistakes I should not have made, I know better, but I am just not that interested, my focus has been less than optimal on the design end of things. Apparently clothing design does not “turn my crank”. It seemed like an exciting idea, but the implementation has not been as enjoyable as was imagined. It will feel good to finish up on this project, and to start something more a more interesting crochet project. At least the tank top cover-up will do what it needs to do. I threw it on over my braless tank top this afternoon, to venture out into the front yard to collect the mail from the mailbox. I felt presentable, which is close enough for me to call the project a success.

I think I have this perfectionist tendency of mine successfully subdued!

Worldly Distractions


Date: 12:00 PM EDT Monday 21 August 2017
Condition: Partly Cloudy
Pressure: 101.9 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: 23.6°C
Dew point: 20.9°C
Humidity: 84%
Wind: S 22 km/h
Humidex: 32
Visibility: 24 km


“The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.”
Umberto Eco
1932 – 2016

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Bex Crowell

Do we get pictures? I finished my blanket today!


I remember the total solar eclipse of 1979, it was fun to see the odd shadows it made. This time, I just watched from indoors as the skies grew dim. It was interesting. Wish I’d had some of the proper eyewear so I could have watched the sun but didn’t want to take the chance they might be fake.