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Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Eclipse of the Hea...errr...Sun

Can anyone guess what that reference is from? 😁😋

Of course, it's a reference from the first song that popped up on Amazon's Eclipse Music playlist today and the song I had on my mind since the eclipse was announced a few weeks ago. I'm making reference to Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart"!

Today was a major day for North America, our friends throughout the US and Canada could experience a total eclipse! Though, those living in the states of Oregon, Missouri, Kentucky, South Carolina, and a bunch of others were on the Path of Totality. They could see the whole thing! Fortunately, Philadelphia had 80% of the view. At around 2 PM I went outside for lunch and watched the whole thing through my special eclipse glasses. I even saw the eclipse at 2:45. Of course, I shared my glasses with some of my coworkers. We were just amazed.

I'm still in awe. I'm just extremely happy that I could see the Eclipse! I want to end this post with some other favorites for the eclipse.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thankful Thursday 8/17/17

Happy Thursday! I hope you all have been having a great week and that your gratitude has been overflowing.

While yesterday wasn't the easiest day, my heart is still overflowing with gratitude. I feel thankful for the morning I had with Aunt Kathy on Sunday. We had breakfast and went to see the sunflowers in Elverson. It was beautiful and I am thankful we could see it. At a later date, I will write a blog post in regards to the sunflowers.

I'm also thankful for the caterpillars. The caterpillars are really growing and have been shedding their skins. I am glad we were given this opportunity to raise them again.

I'm also thankful for friends and family. Dad making my lunch and getting me some things for lunch, mom for cooking each night, and everyone else instrumental in my life.

What are you thankful for?

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bug Fest 2017

After some coffee and breakfast at Starbucks, I walked to the Academy of Natural Sciences for their 10th annual Bug Fest. I was super excited and others must have been excited as well since the line for admission was out the door. Fortunately, I have a membership and could bypass the line. I'm thankful they had extra staff members to take our member numbers to get us in quicker.

My first stop was to Dinosaur Hall. I wanted to see what Dinosaur Hall had to offer and since it was the first part of the museum, it was logical to stop there first. They had Praying Mantises, baby Praying Mantises, katydids, and roaches. They were neat to see, but my favorite was the Praying Mantis.

I loved walking around the museum and looking at the different insects. At one point, I stopped near the butterfly enclosure and talked to a beekeeper. The beekeeper allowed me to taste some of the honey she harvested. It tasted just like my uncle's honey! My uncle is a beekeeper too.

I headed downstairs and tried some yummy bug treats before the Bug Cookoff. I ever played some water games and learned about aquatic insects.

Of course, the Bug Cookoff was amazing! I laughed and had the opportunity to try Red Beans and Yikes and cinnamon crickets. Not bad, but my favorite was the dragon fly and meal worm mango chutney.

It was good, the photographer just wanted me to spit the crickets out to show I was eating them. I look grumpy.

Amazing time like always! I want to try making these dishes some day.