Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday's Productivity

Brunch: Indian Style Cream of Wheat

On Monday, I called the clinic to reschedule my appointment to next week Thursday; then, I called the temple to arrange for a ride.

Later, I did a load of laundry and dusted and vacuumed the living room and the dining area.  I had wanted to do the family room, too, but decided to put that off till Tuesday.  In the evening, I did some grocery shopping (will do a separate post on that).

Friend R had called and asked if I could meet her in front of the grocery store, so after I did my grocery shopping, I waited for her and then, she came home with me to have a cup of tea.  I had bought some individual sponge cakes to have with our tea.  I shared the guavas with her and she shared some of the apple bananas she had bought.  Afterwards, I took her home.  Then, I took the trash cans to the curb and spoke for a bit with my neighbor T.

Brunch had been Indian style cream of wheat.  Sponge cakes and bananas for tea.  Dinner was a pita bread with the last of the beef curry I had made and grapes for dessert. 

I was video chatting with daughter and watching news on TV when I felt it - the jerk and roll which signaled an earthquake.  I watched as the houseplant on top of the entertainment center shake but the earthquake was only 3.6 in magnitude and I live a few miles away from the epicenter; nothing fell or broke.  I am just hoping that it was not a foreshock!  I'm sure that a major earthquake is something we could do without!  

Monday gratitudes:
- I was able to reschedule my appointment
- I was able to secure a ride for next week
- The earthquake was relatively small and there was no damage
- Having tea with my friend
- Getting more cleaning done

Monday's To Do List:
- Call the clinic to reschedule appointment - DONE
- Call the temple - DONE
- Grocery shop - DONE
- Take guavas to friend - DONE
- Load of laundry - DONE
- Dust/Vacuum living room (DONE), dining area (DONE), family room
- Paperwork/bills
- Take trash cans to the curb - DONE

Tuesday's To Do List:
- Put away dried laundry
- Water indoor plants
- Vacuum family room
- Dust/Declutter TV stand
- Paperwork/bills
- Bring trash cans in
- A trip to the home improvement center
- Cook another meat curry

How was your Monday?  Did you have a good day and a good start to your week?


  1. I don't live in a major earthquake zone so luckily I don't have much experience with them. However, a couple of years ago we had a magnitude 4 earthquake which had a very loud boom with it. I thought maybe a gasline or something similar had broken (it hadn't). Do you ever hear something like that with an earthquake?

    1. So far, I haven't heard a loud noise with an earthquake. I just feel the house jolt (and sometimes hear it creak and, if the quake is strong enough, the sound of things falling and breaking!)

  2. Oh! I hope you don't have any more earthquakes! Your food looks good. Andrea

  3. Goodness Bless. The way you write so matter of factly about feeling the earthquake impresses me and also makes me smile. Not sure I would be as laid back if it happened over here, but the fact we don't have them means panic would probably be quite normal. I'm hoping for all your sakes it wasn't a foreshock and you stay safe. xx

    1. Suzanne, I am terrified of earthquakes, especially if they take place at night, but the smaller quakes are OK. But, once again, I am reminded that I have too many things, including many breakables, stored or displayed at a height (tall bookcases, the china cabinet, etc.)

  4. Good news that you easily changed your clinic appointment and happy you were able to secure a ride.

    Earthquakes are very frightening - November 1968 I was feeding my baby girl when a 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred. I had never experienced anything like it. I ran outside with my baby in my arms. Not perhaps the smartest thing to do. After that every one was encouraged to have their hot water heater made earthquake proof so that they would not topple over. Not sure if people still do that today. They happen very quickly and there is no warning.

    Monday I managed to catch up on a lot of laundry - where did it all come from. It is so hot and humid here and so very draining. Weather man says at least 10 degrees over usual high and no end in sight.

    1. Sandy, a 5.5 earthquake is fairly strong! Yes, our water heaters have to be strapped to an outside wall to make them earthquake proof.

      Sorry to hear it is so hot and humid there. Hope the cooler fall weather will reach you soon.

  5. The earthquake sounds scary! We had a small one here once. Scared the heck out of me! Glad you're safe.

    1. Earthquakes are always scary, even when they are small, because one wonders if it is a precursor to a larger quake. People have been predicting there will be a really big one along the San Andreas fault line, which is overdue. I am not looking forward to that!

  6. I just saw videos of the 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico city and a neighboring state today. Scary stuff. I'm glad you're OK. Maybe you ought to get that camping stove you were talking about...

    1. Nathalie, I just heard about it! Now that is a big quake! I don't like all these earthquakes and hurricanes coming one after the other!


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