March 8 – Our Skylight, Part 2

March 8, 2023

Yesterday I wrote about our new skylight, and then around 12:30 a.m. I woke up and, noticing the brightness of the full moon coming in my window, I went out to check out the skylight. I was welcomed with this site, so I decided to write part 2 today.

Speaking of skylights, I was reminded of a story from last spring. My children gave my husband a Skylight picture frame for his birthday gift. However, before it arrived, we had to leave on a six-week trip. Here is part of our text messages on his birthday, the day after we left.

After they told us it was a skylight frame, and we thought about it for a half a minute, we said to each other, “I wonder why they chose to get that?” “How did they know what size we’re going to need? We don’t even know yet.” “I wonder how big it will be? Will the post office be able to hold it for us?”

We were curious and wondered how that was going to work, but we figure we’d know eventually.

Later that month we saw our kids in Minneapolis and they explained to us it wasn’t a skylight frame, it was a Skylight picture frame! (We had never heard of such a thing!)

When we got home from our six-week trip, we discovered that, indeed, the Post Office could hold it for us. It wasn’t very big at all! Keith had fun pretending it was our real skylight frame and testing it out for size. Then he showed them he figured it out at last!

And speaking of that full moon, here it is rising this evening…

I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!


5 thoughts on “March 8 – Our Skylight, Part 2

  1. I love how this post starts and ends with the powerful view from your skylight while reflecting on the similarly named gift in the middle. The connection, beyond the name, is the wonderful images from both “skylights.”

  2. Denise, what gorgeous viewing through that new skylight of yours!! You will get so much joy from this, I have no doubt. Just spectacular to look out at the moon like this. And I really chuckled about the Skylight picture frame – loved the photo of your husband pretending to size it for the skylight. Enjoy!

  3. Denise, wow, what amazing photos! The moon is truly mesmerizing, and I love how you captured its light!

  4. Denise,
    I’d be camped out in the living room if I had that nighttime view! And I did not know what a skylight frame was and had planned to look it up until you explained. LOL!

  5. Denise, this is hilarious! I can see how you couldn’t figure out why they would get you that or how they would know the size. I’m imagining the conversation in my mind, the head-scratching, raised eyebrow looks that you must have exchanged. I’m glad the post office could hold it for you, and I love the look of surprise on your husband’s face over the gift. What a fun memory of the birthday gift and all the text exchanges. I’m glad you’re enjoying your new moonview.

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