Today, the earth trembled.

It shuddered and shook and rattled my candle holders. To be honest, I had no idea what was happening at first. I thought it was the wind. (Our very tall apartment building tends to move in the wind. I’m used to it.) But then I realized, that ain’t no wind. The lack of wind noises was a big hint. (I’m a bright one, I am.) I thought maybe there was a problem with the building. (A happy thought, that one.)

But even after the shaking was done and my cat was safely ensconced in the security of the closet, I wasn’t sure what had happened.

So I called my husband. When he didn’t answer, I googled it. I thought, Maybe it really was an earthquake… I mean, I was fully aware of the fact that I live on the East Coast, so I was a little skeptical but you just never know. I figured Google would. But Google wasn’t telling me anything about it.

Then I checked Facebook. And guess what? The Facebook world knew exactly what was going on. (By this point, you’d think I’d know to check Facebook first! Apparently I’m still learning.)

In any case, my cat finally came out of the closet and I braved the rather shaky crowds so I could run to the bank and then grab some coffee. My day always becomes exponentially brighter when coffee shows up.

Today, the earth trembled. And I drank coffee. And the cat hid. Quite an eventful day all around.

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