The calm before the earthquake…

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Another beautiful Saturday morning in the neighborhood – Farmers Market is busy, #lfk is opening her arms to us as always, the sun’s shining, 67º and easy. Friends who are family have included us in their 3-Day Labor Day Blow-Out, so the day promises lazy fun around the pool and great food including BANANA PUDDING!!

The Official Saturday Breakfast that hasn’t diminished an iota in more than twelve years of Saturdays – always the best-tasting, most satisfying meal of the week – has been humbly savored. And now Kimmers is in his Happy Place, the one with the stove, putting together a big pot of beans & hotlinks for the Framily. The sun is in its heaven and all’s right with the world – we’d make every day look pretty much like this if it were in our power.

Turns out, and experience teaches us this, there’s bloody little we control, and there are watershed events as we roll through life that abruptly stop the momentum and make us take an accounting. Therefore, second, third, eleventh chances cannot be overrated, and spending vital chunks of the past week with my cherished baby sister has driven that point home as nothing else has in years. It’s never a bad idea to stop and take a look under our public face, down to the one we wear for our own use, and past that to the Real Us. A fresh face-off (see what I did there?) with mortality is an exquisite motivator to change what needs changing, fix what needs fixing, just DO it, now instead of someday.

To close out The Week That Was, we had an earthquake mere seconds after Kim took the sunrise picture. It was apparently 5.6 at its epicenter, 3.2 here, 235 miles northeast. Rattled things pretty energetically up here on the 4th floor…but after the earthshaking week behind us it was only an entertaining blip.

I hope your Labor Day celebrations will be earthshaking in all the best ways.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. AuntB
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 13:12:33

    thank you so much sweetie. I am 80,,,,,sooooo….. %^)

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    • Judy Smith
      Sep 03, 2016 @ 13:41:57

      And your point would be?? I’m not quite 69 and I’m rather offended that mine hurts non-stop. 🤒

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      • AuntB
        Sep 03, 2016 @ 17:21:42

        My point is….I am fortunate it is not worse. I am so sad that yours is not good. Wish it could be otherwise. If only wishes would come true in this case.

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        • Judy Smith
          Sep 04, 2016 @ 11:21:02

          Yes, if only! I’m working on it – physical therapy two or three times a week and water exercises another two or three. And I use my inversion table here at home. Bit by bit…step by step…I kinda think the pain level is decreasing a little. I hope with all my heart that yours will too.

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  2. AuntB
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 13:11:05

    I say WOW lotsa times too.At that moment I just said, “hummm, wonder what that was ?

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  3. AuntB
    Sep 03, 2016 @ 13:04:44

    I was trying to get a comfortable adjustment for my back pain when all of a sudden my mattress was one of those fancy vibrator types. Only for a few seconds. Found out later it was an earthquake. ! WOW !

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