This morning I received an e-mail from my uncle with this link in it: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/11/check_out_southwest_michigan_r.html
The short article has pictures that people took (including one of my uncle – he’s the vet) at 9:10 this morning, 11-12-13. Since I live under a rock (it’s a nice rock and I like it thank you very much) I didn’t know what the date was until after noon today when checking said e-mail. Reading the article I was mentally bemoaning my under-rock existence and my missing out of a fun photo opportunity when right at the end the article mentioned that with the cunning use of military time 2:15 will have the same effect.
“Ah Ha!” I thought, I can do that!
I watched the clock the rest of the afternoon worried I would miss it.
At 1400 hours Ivy was at school and the younger girls were napping. I picked up my camera and started to scope out the photographic possibilities in my life.
In the living room the late afternoon sun was streaming through the windows creating a beautiful golden glow off the wood floors. The dogs were sprawled out in front of the wood stove basking in both it’s heat and the golden light. Outside birds were covering all the feeders. Bluejays and cardinals were flashing in that same perfect, afternoon sunlight. The greenhouse ceiling was shining as the last of the snow and ice melted off. Even the chickens were near the house, colors popping against yesterdays dusting of snow. The possibilities were endless, my excitement was building.
At 14:13 Jane brought me down off my golden, sunlight cloud and woke up sobbing.
I think I shall call it my 11-12-13 14:15 reality check.
Jane is fine, we shared a glass of water and a small pile of chocolate chips and were both recovered from our disappointment in no time.