Early this morning we had the opportunity to witness a total lunar eclipse, which resulted in a “Blood Moon”. A blood moon is when the sun is completely blocked by the earth, causing a reddish hue on a full moon. This is just the 1st of 4 such events predicted over the next two years, all on Jewish Holidays. I’m by no means an expert theologian, but I do know that Blood Moons are mentioned in several passages in the Bible, including this one:

“The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives.” Acts 2:20 (New Living Translation)

NASA itself has predicted these total lunar eclipses to occur on these days:
1. April 15, 2014 – Jewish Passover
2. October 8, 2014 – Feast of the Tabernacle
3. April 4, 2015 – Jewish Passover
4. September 28, 2015 – Feast of the Tabernacle

Here is my grainy iPhone photo from around 3 o’clock this morning…
Yes, the Hubs and I set our alarm clock and went out in the backyard at that gosh-awful hour to see the gorgeous moon. I tried to take a photo with my Canon, but it wasn’t working right…my first clue that something was amiss was the fact when I went to change out the batteries last night, they were corroded inside the camera. I thought I had cleaned it enough, but alas, no such luck… So, I used my trusty iPhone and got a couple of “just okay” shots. Hopefully, by the time the next Blood Moon appears in October, my camera will be in better shape!

Apparently our two bull terriers did not necessarily want to be awakened to see the moon at 3am… while we were in the backyard with cameras and binoculars, Rossi and Macy got upset over something and tried to kill each other. Imagine the scene, two already mean-looking dogs viciously and very loudly attacking each other while the Hubs and I try to break them apart with a wiffle ball bat. I really feel sorry for our new neighbors behind us that haven’t experienced that before. It’s not a pretty sight…frankly, it’s pretty scary. We haven’t had an incident like that since last fall. Both dogs will survive, but Macy’s poor ear looks like this…
Fortunately, it’s “merely a flesh wound” and didn’t split the ear in two. Rossi doesn’t have any visible wounds, but was very lethargic the rest of the today. I highly recommend a wiffle ball bat to break up a dog fight. It’s loud enough to get their attention and distract them, but its not going to hurt them a whole lot.

This afternoon, I needed this to keep me awake at work…
I have avoided these like the plaque for several months because they have about a million calories, but I gave in today. It’s a Chocolate Chip Frappe from McDonald’s. They are soooo good! Oh well, I’ll do better tomorrow! Maybe…

Until next time…
Happy Blogging!