Last night my husband had a few friends from ASU out to watch the Perseid Meteor shower since, you know, we can actually see stars over our place still. (for now anyway, we’re losing them due to light pollution).
Can’t see anything closer to Phoenix so they come out to us. I did go out for a little while, laid out on one of our camping cots and just stared up at the skies for awhile.
They counted 60+ meteors in about 1.5 hours, I only saw about 7 of them because the mosquitoes were biting me anyway, despite being doused head to toe in bug-spray.
But the ones I did get to see were quick and beautiful streaks across the sky.
I caved to the bites so I gave up and headed in but at least I did get out and see them this time!!!
Last year when I tried, Ray had me getting up at 4 in the morning and I couldn’t see anything, I’d missed the peak. So it was nice to at least see a few of these little guys go flying!
OH, and I also saw Jupiter, I could lightly see the bands across Jupiter with my husbands telescope, and the moon last night was pretty cool, it was a crescent moon and orange when I got to see it (it was red when it was coming up). Focused in on the dark to light side and the craters. The moon is always a beautiful thing to look at through a telescope. Always.
I’ve got an exciting upcoming week…. I’d almost like to blame my insomnia on that but I know that’s not the case. (My insomnia has been to an extreme lately and I’m honestly not sure how I’m functioning… I’m getting maybe 1-2 hours of sleep a day….. seriously!)
So anyway, we have friends coming in from out of town that should be arriving tomorrow night or Monday morning. Scott and Lisa haven’t been here for 2 years, and the kids haven’t been here for I think 3? Nora, their littlest, is the namesake for one of my chickens.
However my chickens have gotten to looking so similar that I only know two of them by sight now. (Geeter and Amy Farrah Fowler)… Nora’s crooked black bumps on her nose have gone red and straight like everyone elses and I have no idea which one she is….
We also have the anatomy scan coming up next Saturday! I’m really hoping the Peanut gives us a perfect view. Next post should be next Saturday when we find out!
So I guess it snowed a bit today in Phoenix, just some flurries, nothing stuck, but I slept right through it. We got an earthquake this year in the summer and I slept through that too. This is what happens to 3rd shifters. We sleep through excitement.
Now, I’m an Iowa girl so snow is not that big of a deal, but I haven’t seen snow in 5 years since I moved to Arizona so I do kinda feel bummed I missed even the little flurries.
We had a massive storm blow through last night. The walls to the chicken coop were setting out against the fence line so I’m sure they’re soaked to the core and 10 times heavier than usual. Hopefully they won’t warp.
This morning, I woke up to a lake in the front yard. Every time it rains hard, we joke about having lake front property. We call it “Lake Sanders”. Arizona’s clay soil can barely hold water until it’s just saturated and everything stays on top. This picture was taken in the spring when Lake Sanders really went bonkers.
We lost our cable and internet last night due to the storm and lost electricity a little earlier tonight.
In case of outages, my sister-in-law Heather (Flames and Wicks Candle Co) always comes to our rescue. I have a ton of candles from her, and all these little sample jars. I had 12 of them lit up tonight along with the other candles. Luckily it was only out for about 20 minutes this time. It’s usually 1/2 a day!