Yesterday, a good friend told me about a meteor shower that would be visible in the wee hours of this morning. Normally, I'd be kind of like "meh" about it. Its January, it was the coldest night we've had so far this winter, I like to sleep, etc. However, I read the link that my friend sent me and I was intrigued. Often its hard to see these meteor showers in January because of clouds and bad weather. However, the night was forecast to be clear.
So, I woke up at 4:15 --- let the pups out, fed them, made coffee and bundled up in many layers to go out on deck and watch. City lights and nearby security street lights meant I didn't see many. But I did see enough that I was able to squeeze in several wishes as the "shooting stars" streaked across the early morning sky. What were my wishes? I'm not telling! But rest assured, I didn't waste a single one of them!
My pups thought I was crazy, but it was kind of nice, out there on the deck, bundled up, coffee cup in hand, blanket over my lap just staring at the sky. And bonus time!!!! My house is in excellent order for me to come home tonight, the extra time allowing me to get a couple of things done that I normally don't. Will I make 4:15 a habit? Probably not, but the next time I get a chance to watch for shooting stars --- I'm going to take it!