We put on warm PJs.
We went outside.
Yes, the moon was slowly disappearing.
Just wait, we said, just wait 'til it hits full totality and we see those amazing reds and oranges.
The moon simply disappeared, as if under a cloud.
No colors, no excitement, nuthin'.
We kept checking, really we did. In between I read, Joseph surfed the net, the kids chatted.
At 6:15 we all said "to hell with it" and went back to bed. Now it's 10:30 and I'm back up and my whole schedule is whacked, and the eclipse? Next time I'll stay in bed.