So, the solar eclipse of 2017 here in North Texas sort of resembled a greenish-brown pre-tornado overcast sky. I was not impressed. Of course, I would have been had I lived in Oregon. But you know. I don’t. I live near Six Flags and Globe Life Park where the Texas Rangers play…oh, and that stupid-looking stadium that looks like the Dallas Cowboy’s Gargantuan White Nipple that can be seen on the horizon from 12-miles away.
The coolest thing about today has NOTHING to do with making solar glasses out of cereal boxes. MY HIGH SCHOOLERS WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY!!! I’m enjoying the quiet of my 3 college-age kids and my husband. I caught up on laundry, made my bed, downloaded some apps onto my computer and took care of some health care stuff online for several of us. This is HUGE, y’all. I was only interrupted once to help my husband trim his beard…and then he decided to just shave it all off so I was dismissed back to my solitude of peace, with no having to break up fights about whose turn it is to play on the laptop. WOOOOHOOOOO!
The first day of school should literally be an International Holiday. And all mom’s who show up at any diner or coffee shop or convenience store with a stupid grin and looking slightly frazzled from getting those students off to school on that first day, should receive a big cup of coffee, tea, or whatever they want for free.
I’m going to live it up for the next hour before they lumber off the bus and raise the decibel levels up in here. It’s party time.