Friday, August 25, 2017

My Happy List - What's Up Weekend Vol. 3

~ My long lost husband took me on a date to see The Glass Castle, which was excellent by the way, and to dinner on Saturday.  (He's been working a lot lately, that's why I referred to him as long lost...)

~ On Sunday, I spent the afternoon kayaking with some of my friends.  It's been about a month since I had been and the time on the water was wonderful.

~ Although I didn't see the eclipse in totality, we experienced 95.42% coverage where I work,  I'm very glad that I was able to experience this unusual event (and thankful that my school district supplied us with approved viewing glasses).  For me, the most interesting aspects of the experience didn't involve looking up at the sky - the temperature dropped noticeably, it turned somewhat dusk-like although the sun was overhead, and the crickets started chirping.

Photo courtesy of one of my coworkers, Chris Cleveland

~ This meme:


~ The milder temperatures that came midweek allowed my walking buddy and me to walk outside.  It's been so hot and humid the past couple of weeks that we've resorted to walking inside with the air conditioning.

Have a wonderful Friday and an even better weekend!

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  1. I haven't read The Glass Castle, and don't know too much what it's about, but the previews look really good so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the movie! So cool to experience the eclipse!

    1. I have a personal connection with The Glass Castle. It is the based on Jeanette Walls' memoir. A good deal of the story takes place in a town called Welch, WV, which is very close to my hometown.

      Have a great weekend!

  2. I've been dying to see The Glass Castle, so I'm excited to hear that it's so good! I read the book last year and it seriously read like a fiction book which I loved!

    1. Here's an interesting tidbit: Welch, the town in WV that the author's family moves to, is real. It's also 20 miles from my hometown and where both my maternal grandparents lived until the 1950s.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I didn't have glasses for the eclipse but I saw the cool crescent shaped shadows through the leaves and that was really awesome!

    Yay for a fun date night with your husband, and I'm glad you liked the movie.


  4. Hey lady,
    Long time no see! So happy you linked up last Friday.
    I'm loving all of the eclipse photos. We had a partial eclipse in Toronto, which was cool but in totality would've been way neater.
    Hopefully you'll have more time worth your hubby. Sounds like he's quite the hard worker. That's nice that you were able to get out for a date together. :)

    Enjoy the last few days of August. Take care hun. xo


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