Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Earth Moved!

I was sitting at my sewing table yesterday morning and it started . . . . dancing!  There's no other word for it . . .  I thought the oil delivery guy was in the driveway -- that always makes the house shiver a bit.  But then I realized he filled up the tank last week . .  .  I got up and looked out the window -- nothing was happening -- so I sat down and went back to work.  When I turned on the evening news, I discovered there had been an earthquake, just off the south shore of Long Island.  Earthquakes aren't unheard of on the east coast, but they aren't common, and I can't remember actually feeling one here before . . . 

I woke up this morning thinking about Christmas.  The holiday feeling has escaped me until now.  I haven't thought about the decorations or the shopping or the wrapping or the cookie baking. But I'm working on it now!  I unearthed my Christmas music and am listening to it as I type this.  I've started my gift list and I think I am going to do my tree in snow this year:  white lights, snowflakes, and glass icicles.  I'll post pics when I put it up, which won't be for a week or two -- it is still a little early for me.

And thinking about the upcoming holidays -- today is the first day of Hannukah!   I almost missed it, it is so early this year . . .   So Happy Hannukah and Shalom to all of you celebrating today.


Kim said...

I have never experienced an earthquake but luckily you only had a tremor.
I am firmly in the grips of Christmas panic. It seems like it was just Labor Day. Guess it creeps up on you.
Your tree sounds like it will be beautiful.

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Oh my gosh Sarah! I wonder if my parents felt it. They may not have been home yet, as they left me yesterday. I'm ready to do some decorating myself. Hope your Thanksgiving was nice.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Oh wow! That's a little unsettling (pardon the pun!)
Glad things were okay there.