Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Yesterday I didn't have anything that I could talk about. That is NOT the case today! Although, if it had been left up to me, I might not have even known about it!...What?!...Last night there was a 4.0 magnitude earthquake on the east coast of the United States...a place where having earthquakes is NOT normal...in fact, it's very rare!
It was centered a few miles west of Hollis, Maine, a bit north of us. It happened at 7:12 in the evening. And apparently it was felt throughout western Massachusetts...right here where we live! O_O...and as far south as southern Connecticut and New York!
Neighbors of ours said they felt it. It was shaking and rattling dishes and stuff!....We...hubby and I, Mr. and Mrs. Oblivious...didn't feel a thing! And we were wide awake too! ^_^ The way I found out about it was on Facebook!...You don't know how much I don't want to admit that!! Ha! Ha!
On Facebook I follow our local t.v. stations and The Weather Channel. So, if there's anything going on in our area, it streams right away on my timeline. And as soon as I logged on I noticed that not only were the local t.v. stations talking about the earthquake, but my friends and neighbors that live right here in town and in neighboring states were talking about it too!
I wonder if there's gonna be aftershocks today. Oh Well, let's just hope we find out about it, if so! ^_^ *shaking my head*...If this were all the news I had to tell today, it would be okay with me. But unfortunately it's not. :-(
I got a phone call from my father yesterday...mid-week! That's never good! And it wasn't good this time either. :-( ...My father grew up as the baby boy...the only boy...in a house with a doting mother and two older sisters. He refers to himself proudly as a "Mama's Boy". ^_^
He tells stories of when he was a boy and how when his sisters would go out somewhere, how his mom would make them take their little brother along...not to get him out of her hair, as she claimed, but to be her secret informant! ^_^ He loved his mother, and he was a happy little tattler! LOL Unfortunately his sisters got wind of his undercover espionage and they made him pay....BIG!! LOL...I won't get into the details, out of respect for him, but let me just say that when sisters wanna 'torture' a little brother...they know how to do it!! ^_^
My dad lost his beloved mom when he was 16 years old. :-( And a few years ago he lost one of his sisters to breast cancer. His remaining sister lives very far away, and yesterday she called him to say that her husband, my uncle, had died. :-(
I could hear the true sadness in my dad's voice, because my uncle was not just my dad's sister's husband. He was also his friend...Add to this the fact that my father has been in so much pain lately, and you'll understand how sad he truly sounded...He's pondering over whether he can wear his back-brace, give up his normal way of taking care of himself, and ride more than 16 hours in a car so that he can be there for his only remaining sister. :-(
I didn't even try to give him any advice or suggestions about what he should do. This one is gonna be strictly on him. But something tells me...he's going!...What shape he's gonna be in when he gets there?...I don't know. But being able to hug his sister and 'shoot the breeze' with her (talk) may be worth the pain and discomfort for him. ..Sometimes it's better to take care of the mind.
I'm gonna try to take care of my mind today too....by crocheting! I won't be crocheting scarves though. I still have plenty of them. In fact, I just renewed this one this morning...
...No, I sold 6 lapel pins yesterday. My stash of lapel pins has to be replenished...again. :-] Crocheting lapel pins, some reading, and some studying, is on my schedule for today....and a nap or two also....Don't Hate! ^_^ Take a nap with me! Let your emotions rest a while! LOL....Anyway!...What are you doing today?!...Whatever it is, have a good one! :-)
Great anger, Pure joy!
Deep sadness, elation,
intent to annoy.
Euphoric, in anguish,
gloom hanging there.
the good and the bad.
Without feeling, sincerely,
what life have you had?!
You need hope and peace,
kindness and love.
An unemotional life is
Not much to speak of.