On Monday, I had a relaxed morning. After my morning cup of tea, I called neighbor T to check on her, because she forgot to call me, yesterday. She is fine, she said.
In the afternoon, I finished sewing down the border/binding on the baby girl quilt. It has been wrapped in tissue paper and kept aside until Saturday. After that, I spent a little time reading one of the library books.
Then, it was time to take the trash cans to the curb and watch the evening news. I called friend R and chatted with her for a bit, as well. Later, I watched some TV and knitted. I finished knitting my blue sweater. Just have to sew it up.
There was a 4.5 earthquake in northern California, this evening. The epicenter was several miles from Berkeley, but, my daughter called me to say she felt it. It wasn't a big earthquake, but, Berkeley sits right on top of the Hayward fault line. Poor daughter got a bit worried; somehow, things like earthquakes feel more scary when one is alone and it happens at night. We video chatted for a little longer, today, until she said she felt calmer.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The earthquake didn't cause any damage where my daughter is
- She has stocked up on emergency supplies
- She still has electricity
- I was able to finish sewing the baby quilt
- A relaxed day
Today's joyful activities were sewing and knitting.
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?
We don't have earthquakes in here, but it must be so scary! Great everything is fine now☺ReplyDelete
They are a bit scary, even when they are smaller ones, because you don't know if they are a prequake of a bigger one! But, my daughter said she didn't feel any other earthquakes, so, that's good. :)Delete
I had heard the 'earthquake news' and thought about you and your daughter, and I'm glad to hear neither of you had damage- my oldest son lives in Santa Barbara and my youngest son travels two or three times a month to work in Pasadena, so my ears listen for the words 'earthquake' and 'California'- I'm sure living there you just accept the shaking as a part of your life and stay prepared ... like we do for hurricanes that head our way-ReplyDelete
update on my daughter: her oncologist okayed her for another round of her current chemo- it's giving her some rough days, but it hasn't caused any issues they can't work with, and so far it seems to be helping keep the monster from further spread- she is staying strong and showing all of us how to deal with all this with both grace and dignity- I do so appreciate your thoughts and prayers for her ... and so does she-
stay well ... the usual regards from here-
Your son in Santa Barbara might have felt last night's shake, but, I didn't feel it, down here. Each time there is a shake, we wonder if it is the "Big One" or if the Big One will follow!Delete
Thank you for the update on your daughter. I hope the current round of chemo will continue to help her. Stay strong, Barb and daughter!
I didn't even know there was an earthquake there. I'm glad your daughter is safe and has electricity. It's a good feeling to have a stockpile.ReplyDelete
I didn't know, myself, until she told me; later, it was on the 11:00 p.m. news. She's on the 3rd floor of a 5 story apartment building and was worried about the structure being damaged. It's good to have an emergency stockpile. I told her to keep a small supply at her desk at work, too. I had a personal earthquake kit when I was working.Delete
I can't really appreciate how very frightening it must be when an earthquake hits. Never knowing just how bad it might get.ReplyDelete
It's good to know everyone is OK. X
Thank you, Jules. It can be a bit scary! I always feel a weird sensation at the pit of my stomach when I feel that first shaking! And then, it's, "Please don't let this be the Big One", over and over again!Delete
Glad your daughter is fine! Hopefully it will always be the case. AndreaReplyDelete
Thank you, Andrea. That is what I hope, too!Delete
I think it would be unnerving to live in an earthquake zone. Glad everyone is okay.ReplyDelete
There was another one, today! 4.7 and further south than last night's one. Neither my daughter nor I felt it, though.Delete
I didn’t know there was an earthquake in CA. I’m glad your daughter is safe.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Nil. Yes, there was another earthquake, this afternoon! A 4.7 and a bit further south than last night's quake. Neither my daughter nor I felt it, though.Delete
I noticed the earthquake on the interactive map of volcanoes and earthquakes that I follow every day. A lot of people called it in from all over the area, so I am not surprised that your daughter felt it and I'm sure it was distressing for her, even if felt fairly lightly at that distance.ReplyDelete
I did a "Bless" by not sleeping and so staying awake until 2.30 am (I came downstairs)and then not getting up until 10 am. The sky didn't fall! I still got plenty done. I never even heard the garbage truck stop by around 8 am which usually wakes me up on a Tuesday.
There was another earthquake this afternoon, Bushlady, but neither of us felt it.Delete
LOL, doing a "Bless", indeed! :D Hope you are able to sleep a bit earlier, today. :)
That would scare me!ReplyDelete
Earthquakes are scary. I've experienced several of them and they still frighten me each and every time!Delete