My Saturday started off by watching the waves of the Pacific Ocean and listening to sea lions as I ate breakfast at the bed and breakfast where my grandparents are staying (about 30 minutes north of my house). It was another dark, rainy morning, but the ocean always seems to maintain its beauty in the most dreary of weather conditions.
I was still full from my rich dinner at Folie Douce, so I kept it light with yogurt, granola, half of a banana and a cup of Earl Grey tea for brex. I was strangely tired in the afternoon, but didn’t want to break my exercise streak, so I hopped on the treadmill for a brief 30 minutes. Then I gave in and took a snooze.
Around 4:30pm, I was sitting upstairs in my house at my computer with a cup of green tea, when all of a sudden my house starting SHAKING! Things started to fall off the bookshelves and I panicked! I had no idea what to think at first, but when earthquake finally came to mind, I booked it downstairs and out our front door to find my entire neighborhood outside in the street. Supposedly my dad could see our house shake from side to side. We were hit by a magnitude 6.5 QUAKE! I have never experienced anything like that before, despite growing up in earthquake country (California). I was scared!
The quake ended up rattling the rest of my day – cell reception was down, as was the power throughout my town. Our dinner reservations with my friend Hannah had to be postponed to tomorrow night since the restaurant was without electricity as well. All in all, my night ended up being a quiet one – anticipating any aftershocks – throwing together a fiber-full dinner of veggies and just “vegging” at home.
Dr. Praeger’s burger in a lettuce “bun” + steamed broccoli & carrots
According to the U.S. Geological Survey: “At this time (immediately after the mainshock) the probability of a strong and possibly damaging aftershock IN THE NEXT 7 DAYS is approximately 78 PERCENT.”
We’ll see what tomorrow brings…