Tuesday, December 21, 2010

{Sigh}


I wish... my tripod would have held steady as a rock...


I wish... the clouds would have given me just a 30 second break instead of racing past in a supernatural smoke pattern giving the full impression of the plague in Charlton Heston's version of The Ten Commandments.


I wish... I had a better shot of this event, but I don't.  I do have the memory of seeing it... and appreciating another miracle of God's creations.  I have to say, it was worth setting the alarm for 1:45 to see the peak at 2:14.  I'm thinking I should have climbed right back in bed, but now I'm blogging because there just hasn't been enough time lately.

I've been doing the Christmas Crazies chores for the past week.  I am not the one with the perfect gifts bought for everyone by June 30th, wrapped and ready by December 1; baking and decorating checked off; cards sent; menu planned; groceries bought and calmly awaiting the celebration of the birth of our Savior at this point in time.  No, not me.

It is madness not to be more organized and not to get started sooner.  Every year, I resolve to do better.  Every year, I am rushing around like a chicken with my head cut off (are there any others of you out there who have actually SEEN a chicken with its head cut off?  NOT a pretty sight!)  Well, this chicken is about to have to hit it!  Or Santa's little people will be disappointed at the Bungalow! 

Hope you all have a very happy first day of winter and that you caught the beauty of this lunar eclipse with your own eyes... It was spectacular.

Merry Christmas to all... and to all a good day!  Ho Ho Ho... ;)

22 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, you actually got up for that. Not me. Sorry the pics aren't better. I am doing all the crazy madness right now too. My husband has seen chickens with their heads cut off since he grew up in the country. Not me though. I use that phrase all the time. I have appointments this week each day on top of all the stuff I need to get done. It will all come together, it always does. Tanna, have the most glorious Christmas ever in case I don't talk to you again!

Hugs,

Kim

Lauri said...

Your pics are really neat -- certainly better than NO pics! I'm impressed you were up to catch the eclipse. Looks awesome, thanks for sharing! And yes, I feel the madness of the Christmas rush myself. Good luck getting caught up! It'll be over before we know it :-)

Deb said...

I got up to see part of it..then went back to bed..no photos...but so cool...

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Wow, thanks for those pics!! You certainly won't hear me complain about the quality of your pics, someone nice enough to get up and do this, then share with all of us, no mam you sure won't. Thanks again and have a very Merry Christmas.

Diana said...

Thanks for the pics! Have a blessed day.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am impressed... both by your effort and your pictures. It is not as easy as it seems.
Remember the reason for the season :-)

Christine said...

Just think, you got up so that we (who were sound asleep and cloudy outside) could get a peek at this wonder. What a spectacular way to start your day and Winter.
Thank you for your determination and effort.

Dana said...

Good for you for getting up to see it. I was going to go outside to see it if I was awake with Ryan but I wasn't. I'm sure my mom will be disappointed. :-) Happy Holidays to you!!

Katherine said...

Oh how great that you set the alarm to see it. Beautiful pictures. Here's to hoping you can get it all done in the next few days. Something tells me you will! :) Your little elfin is plenty of motivation, I'm sure!
Wishing you all a very blessed and Merry Christmas!

nanny said...

I can't believe you got up and made these great shots....Thanks, cause I was fast asleep/ha

I finally have the shopping done and am about to mop some floors and bake some cookies/ha

So excited to see sweetpea I can hardly stand it......

Have a wonderful Christmas with LM and just think, next year there will be another precious one to hold!

Vickie said...

Me NEITHER, Tanna. I think I'm gonna call off Christmas or at least wait til New Years!

Just kidding - you and I both know it'll all get done. Maybe last minute, but we'll get it done. You know there are people that work best under pressure, so we must do a FABULOUS job when it's all said and done!

I'm impressed that you got up to watch - I thought about it - for about 30 seconds. I'm running on fumes right now, so I just turned over and went back to sleep... zzzz....

Jill said...

Sweet Tanna...another thing we have in common...running around with a chicken with its head cut off...I HAVE seen it! My Mamaw butchered the chickes...and can you believe hung them from the clotheline??? OY!


I resolve to do what you do --start sooner--but it has not happened. I have cookie dough waiting to be "made up" right now. I had to visit The Bungalow and say MERRY CHRISTMAS! Best wishes to you and your family as you celebrate Christ's birth!
XOXO
J

From the Kitchen said...

No viewing here--too much snow coming down ALL night!

I'm guessing Little Man arrives soon--let the celebration begin.

Best,
Bonnie

Along A Widowed Road said...

Hi Tannia,
I just sent out my cards on Monday. Tomorrow will get all my shopping done/finished.
I just figured, I don't want to stress over the season, when it' supposed to be be happy and joyous. I know the other day we were at Wal-mart picking up cleaning supplies and I saw so many grumpy people. No expressions of love on their face. Just a bunch of upside down frowns.
I refuse to buy into it. Instead. Small Christmas in order to enjoy it all.

I hope you get some peace. God bless.

Viola over at www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

WhatKarenSees said...

I guess I'm that crazy chicken, because I didn't even know there was an eclipse!!!! Yikes! Time to slow down and not try to do more than I'm able. I think your photos are admirable under the circumstances. Now, slow down a bit, go to sleep early and take care of yourself!!!

podso said...

I was asleep when this happened, but I hear we had too many clouds here to see it anyway. I do know that this moon brought tons of births to our hospital and we were very busy admitting the new little ones!

Hope you can sit back and enjoy these days very soon--have a wonderful Christmas!

Debbie said...

Would love to have seen this except for a snow and ice storm blanketing upper Illinois which we were driving home in. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Deb

Betsy said...

I hope you have the most wonderful Christmas! I'm so glad you are my bloggy friend!

~Betsy
xxoo

Amanda said...

I STILL can't believe you set your alarm to get up in the middle of the night to see this. I was just too pooped. So even though the pictures are a bit blurred, I am grateful you took them because this is the only account I'm seeing of it!

We are counting down the hours till we pull up at Tallulah's front door. Woohoo!!!!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm counting, too!! XOXOXOXOXO

Carol............. said...

That must have been an awesome sight!

The pics may be a bit fuzzy but at least I got to have a glimpse..thanks!

Merry Christmas

Debbie said...

It WAS fantastic! wasn't it! Tanna, google the Star of Bethlehem and watch the YouTubes. Fantastic! Wish I had a better internet address for you, sorry, but I can't find it.

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