Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Earthquake Weather

Activity: Run
Date: 09/05/07 09:28 AM
Distance: 3.58 miles
Time: 0:35:51
Speed: 6.0 mph

Pace: 10' 00 min/mile

Calories: 341


The weather has cooled down but the humidity seems higher. I was pretty well drenched after my run today. I felt good about my run, but since summer vacation is over for most people, the streets seemed busier more car traffic, and I had to slow or stop a few times to yield the right-of-way. This was one of those runs that I had to be very aware of everything around me, so there was no way I could get lost in my thoughts... It was just too busy. I ran in my neighborhood, but avoided "the hill." I'll take on that hill again, soon. I can't avoid hills in my neighborhood, so I did have my share today, just not THAT one.

Yesterday was my grandson's first day of school, ever. He's been to a home daycare since he was a baby, so this was a big day for him. He handled the first day well, so well that he wanted to stay and it was hard for my daughter to pry him off the playground equipment when it was time to go home. As with all family traditions, as we did with my children, here's his first day of school picture:



He came home so exhausted, and fought falling asleep all afternoon, but was deep asleep even before his usual bed time.

If you live in San Diego, CA, did you feel it? Yesterday, there was a smallish earthquake off the coast, about 4 miles out. It was in the 4.0 range. If you've never experienced a small earthquake before, this one felt like a large dump-truck just went by and shook the house enough to make a few things rattle. The only thing I check to see if it actually was an earthquake, is to look at one of my hanging lights - like the one pictured to the right - to see if they're swaying, and that's usually a good indicator... Granted, swaying hanging lights are not very scientific, but that's what I look at if the house should rattle... Of course, the local news had to play it up until they had more serious matters to report on. The earthquake wasn't that serious, but but it's enough to get the geologists excited.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Peace

10 comments:

KatieFeldmom said...

Love the 1st day of school photo -- especially the Lightening McQueen lunchbox!!!

Erin said...

Beck! :)

LOVE the first day of school pic... those are SO adorable. WHAT a cutie he is!

Anne said...

Seems like everyone felt it but me. I must be losing my touch.

And that is such a cute photo. He really does look proud and not the least bit anxious.

zooman said...

Enjoyed the pics and I think you meant your son's first day of school didn't you.

Irene said...

Katie,
He loves that lunch box! I'm also sort of using that picture as a "before" shot of the color of my house.

Erin,
Winner! I wasn't sure if anyone was going to get that one! My son is a huge Beck fan. It's fun to do the first day of school pics, but then after a while they say "do we have to?" LOL...

Anne,
I usually never feel those smaller ones. Michael was home with me and he didn't even feel it or notice... The little guy was excited to be going school.

Troy,
I think my son would look at me funny if I told him I wanted a picture of him for the first day of school. He'll be 20 on 9/22/07... Heh. The little guy IS my grandson. :) Thanks.

Pat said...

way back when you said you were a grandma and I always pictured you as being in your 60's with grey hair. Then I saw your picture. I'm so confused.

A few years back there was an earthquake east of LA and we felt it in Phoenix. Our wood blinds rattled and woke us up. I asked my wife why she was shaking the bed. I said, Oh it must have been a quake and went back to sleep.

chantal2bfit said...

Cute pic of your grandson & lunchbox! :)

I was in New Jersey on my last 2 earthquake experiences. Yes, we do get them here too but very rare and very very minor. I don't think there are any faults in New Jersey, but both times the center of the earthquake was actually somewhere in Pennsylvania. The last one I was actually sleeping and briefly woke up to some rattling. I dismissed it as some fighter jets passing through since we lived close enough to a military air base. It wasn't until later and my parents casually mentioned it(they've experienced major ones in the Philippines) that I realized what it was.

WADDLER26.2 said...

So cute on the first day of school. Brings back memories.

NotSoccer Mom said...

what a great first day of school pic! love it!

Irene said...

Pat,
LOL... And thanks. ;) I read somewhere that the average age for a first time grandparent was something like 46... They say that there are always earthquakes, but we just don't feel most of them.

Chantal,
I think he's cute! Thanks. Earthquakes are strange. Unless it's a "big" one, you don't realize what it is until you hear the news.

Waddler26.2,
It brings back memories of my kids, too. I really should go back and look at their pictures.

NSM,
Thanks! He was so happy!