Shaky Tuesday

This was actually written on the 2008 Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, but I’m reposting it today.

They say sometimes animals can sense when something is about to happen. A storm, tornado, flood, or an earthquake. Well Mama Kitty had been missing since Monday, and it was now Tuesday afternoon. We decided to make some flyers and hang them up around the neighborhood. We sat at the kitchen table making up our lost pet posters, when suddenly the earth began to shake. Movies and books began falling of the shelves, and as all good California boys & girls do we got underneath the doorway.

Once the shaking finally stopped we all ran outside. All the neighbors had stepped out into the October evening and began joking and making guesses as to what size the quake was. Us kids were laughing and standing in the street watching the parked cars still gently rocking back & forth. When the cable finally came back on we all went inside to see the verdict. You see, earthquakes here aren’t really a big deal. They happen all the time, and though this one was obviously a doozy, it was still just an earthquake. Or so we thought.

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My Adventures At the Mall – Getting Ready for Spring

You may remember my side blogging project as the Stoneridge Mall Blog Correspondent. Every month I’m given an assignment and a gift card from Simon Malls and am sent to the mall to make magic happen. Ok, well not magic but at least it gives me the achance to pretend I’m 14 and cruise the mall once a month.

This month’s assignment handed down straight from Simon Malls HQ was something to prepare for spring break. It was by no means a challenge to me. Spring? Good weather? My mind went straight to sandals. More

Back to School With Crocs

Thank you to Crocs for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about Crocs’ new Back to School line. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it’s safe to say that most kids are officially back at school. And that means that most people have completed their back to school shopping. Though if you’re anything like me here in California, most of those autumn and fall clothes have made their way to the back of the closets as the current heat wave has made summer feel like the guest that wouldn’t leave. Shorts and sandals are still all the rage where I am, not that I’m complaining. More

Wise Words for Wednesday

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. ~Jane Austen

Wise Words for Wednesday

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson

Words for Wednesday

 

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. ~John Ruskin

 

 

Not So Wordless Wednesday

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. ~Chinese Proverb

 

 

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