Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On!

So yesterday morning, I began my day by making my usual morning smoothie with lots of spinach, protein, blueberries, strawberries, oat bran and yogurt. It nearly fills my blender and really jumpstarts my day. As I made my way into the sitting room with the blender container and a glass, I tripped, the container hit the floor and it splattered EVERYWHERE! Everywhere includes all over my outfit for work, my chair, the carpeting, a quilt, the walls, you name it! After I stifled the tears I just began laughing and cleaning it up. A second shower of the morning was on tap for me, and with a clean outfit on, I was out the door to work....aha, the universe is not done with me yet. I'd left all my car windows open and the car seats were soaked after a lovely night of steady rain....I quickly pull a large bag from the back seat and cover the driver's seat and head to work. As I leave the car, I realize there is red all over the seat of the car AND all over the seat and legs of my beige pants! Into the office bathroom I go, take off the pants and scrub out the red stain, put the wet pants on and sit at my desk that way for 3 hours as they slowly dried out. A truly auspicious start to my day! I've called a disaster clean-up company and they are coming Friday to clean the rug. The rest of the cleaning and some preliminary rug cleaning are up to me.

Today had a better start, the smoothie was consumed and enjoyed without any spilling and I've been at work since 8 without a major event, until 2 pm when the building started moving, my chair was moving, my computer moved, everything shook and rolled as the window blinds moved quite dramatically in their frames. I froze, thinking I was having some stress related reaction to yesterday, then other staff began coming to my desk to ask if I felt building move. As we were all standing there exclaiming that we had, I received an e-mail from my brother in Baltimore to say there had been an earthquake and he struggled to stand up during the event. Sounds like there have been no injuries or damage. Let's hope that remains so!

Whew, I was not losing my mind.....but really what is going on here?? Now we can go back to following the hurricane track. Not sure my son-in-law, and daughter, for that matter, are going to recover from the stress of worrying. Irene really is a ferocious storm! Take care all in its path!!

7 comments:

Linda said...

I've just had an alert on my iPad of a 5.8 earthquake that shook, Virginia, D.C., and New York.

Julie said...

Here in Woods Hole we felt it, but it was more like "Am I losing my balance, why do I feel dizzy?"

very strange feeling.

Take care of yourself!

J

Retired English Teacher said...

I hope the shakin' stops for you soon. No more trips or falls.

Kelli said...

Earthquakes aren't supposed to happen over there.. what's going on? I'm glad that no one seems to have been injured. Amazing that it was felt in such a broad area. I also hope that Irene weakens somehow before landfall! Take care and stay safe.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I thought of you.
That is some smoothie :)
Take care...

Beverly said...

Well, you are on my mind again....My DIL"s parents live in Richmond, and she was able to facebook and say there was an earthquake, I asked if she was ok...amazing this techie world. Now, Irene! Batten down the hatches, it looks like it is coming for a visit. Stay safe.....

Happy Days said...

Oh my goodness!! WHAT A DAY!! WHAT A MORNING!! I could see all that brightly colored liquid flying all over the place..holy cow!! What a friggin' mess!! lol Not funny I know, but humerous to read. I'm hoping by today, Wednesday, your having a much better day! Did you feel the Earth Quake? I am very worried about Irene coming your way! Go inland someplace, take LM, and Ms G and go hide!! I'll be worried to death about you!! please let me know how you are!! Your in for a hell of a storm...debbie