Welcome to our weekly coffee date! How are you doing? How is your week? Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!
It’s been an unusual week here, (in many ways.) In the late morning of 4th of July, I was sitting on the floor, playing a word game with the youngest boy I take care of. I start to feel a heavy pressure in my head, around 10AM (30 min before it happened.) It didn’t exactly hurt, it was more like a very intense pressure. Almost like a headache, but not. I never get headaches. The boy I’m playing with starts to fuzz for no reason, that is very unlike him. All of a sudden I get very dizzy, and the ground shakes a little. The logical side of my brain, that always try to come up with explanations, tells me that it’s probably my blood pressure that is low, making me dizzy. Except that it wasn’t. It was a 6.4 earthquake in California. Very close to where we went camping in Death Valley 6 weeks ago. The pressure in my head stayed until about 3PM that day.
The blue dot on the map is where I am now, in Las Vegas (NV.) Not super close, but we could feel the earthquakes. The map is over the first earthquake on 4th of July, the second big one, last night, was close to the first one.
Camping in Death Valley, close to the center of the earthquakes, a few weeks ago.
Last night when I was helping my daughter brush her teeth, the bathroom floor moves, and shakes, like in a wave. Another earthquake in southern California. This time it was a 7.1 earthquake, 5 times bigger (some sources say it was 8 times bigger,) causing injuries, fires, power outages, and cracked buildings in SoCal. My thoughts are with the people directly affected by the earthquake. I know that many people in the immediate area choose to sleep outside, feeling unsafe in their own homes (with cracked foundations.) I feel humble, and grateful. And just like last summer when I lived close to the fires in northern California, I somehow also feel guilty, for being alright, again. The possibility of more earthquakes in the area is big right now.
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It was a great week here, in fact, a fabulous week. I worked Mon-Fri, and that is always fun. My daughter and I went swimming in the pool several evenings. There has been a light breeze in the evenings, making it doable to be outside for a short while, even though the temperatures are in the three digits. I burned the skin under my feet a little bit, walking next to the pool without sandals. I just felt a little uncomfortable when it happened. LOL. Now it’s slightly more than uncomfortable, but not too bad. I’m planning on a relaxing day today. I have a bunch of good books that needs attention. Tomorrow I’m going to see one of my cousins, that are coming to town with her boyfriend, for a few days. I’m very excited about that. She’s a few years older than me, and I’ve always looked up to her. She is both very kind, intelligent, and funny! She visited me last year, when I lived in California as well, and we went to Lassen Volcanic National Park together. I don’t know exactly what we will do this time, but I’m sure it will include lots of good food. It usually does.
Thank you for dropping in for coffee today! I hope your week is fabulous so far, and that your weekend exceeds your expectations 🙂