Thursday, June 17, 2010

That's Bright

So this morning I got up a little earlier than normal due to a small child thrashing around like a fish out of water in my bed. I made my way to the kitchen to start the coffee, then sat down on the couch to wait for it to brew and to read a couple of blogs. I hear the coffee is almost done and I stand to make my way back into the kitchen. As I stand, this bright light shines threw the kitchen directly into my eyes. It happens as I am standing, so I only see it for a second, but I realize that this is NOT NORMAL. I look into the kitchen and nothing seems to be on fire, but still...the laser beam of bright light into my eyes...I am concerned.

I quickly start making my way to the kitchen to investigate. I can see it is coming from the window. The curtain is blocking it, but I can see a bright burning light coming from outside. I am pretty positive my neighbors house is on fire. Or that a meteor crashed. Or that aliens had landed. In my back yard. I mean, it was BRIGHT. So I scurry over to the window to see if I need to call the fire department or grab Nick and the baby and run for cover, and then I see it. The brightest thing I have ever seen in my life. The Sun.

Yep. Just the old sun. Rising in the East. Same as every other day of my life. You don't really realize how bright the sun is until it takes you off guard. Sneaky Bastard.


  1. you're too funny. it would be nice to wake up and watch the sun rise. How poetic.