The solar eclipse everyone had been talking about for months finally came, and I found myself very ill prepared for the event.
We were supposed to be in 90+ visibility, so I naively thought that was good enough and I'd somehow come across a pair of glasses to use in order to view it. And if not, then it was close enough to totality that once the moon was over the sun, I'd still be able to look...right? LOLOLOL no.
Brooklyn had moved back from Rhode Island a few days before and she was planning on coming over to help me make 100 cookies that I somehow volunteered to help make for an upcoming wedding in the neighborhood. haha
Anyway, she got to our house and we started to make the cookies and talked non-stop about the eclipse that we clearly couldn't see. Ryan kept texting me about how his work had two pairs of glasses to share with everyone at the office. He assured me it wasn't that cool anyway, but it didn't help me feel better about missing something so extraordinary!
Brooklyn and I kept looking outside and seeing that it indeed was getting dimmer out. Then I realized that we were out of sugar haha, so we all loaded up and headed to walmart really quick. While we were there, I sheepishly asked a worker if they might possibly have any glasses still for sale. She said they had been sold out for over a week haha...badoi.
Once it was peak time for the eclipse, Brooklyn and I were disappointed to see that the sun seemed just as bright as ever and that there was no difference to the naked eye. We watched as the group home across the street was sharing a pair of glasses and debated whether we should ask to take a peak. We chickened out and just enjoyed seeing the crescent shadows on the ground instead.
We tried to explain to the girls and even put a live video of the eclipse in totality, but they were quite unimpressed...and I didn't blame them, because the video didn't even have commentary of music or anything. So pretty boring.
But it was still a fun afternoon having Brooklyn over and making a bunch of cookies and just missing out on the event together.