The ground moved in Philadelphia today, not because I did something monumental, but because the actual ground moved, something I have not experienced previously. My boss is from San Diego and so I've quizzed him on the earthquake phenomena on more than one occasion. I have my comfort zone; it includes blizzards, tornado warnings, mosquitoes; it does not include poisonous snakes and insects, nor spontaneous fluctuations of the terra supposed firma.
That being said, it was small (5.9) and I quite enjoyed it. The floor started shaking, as though we were up in the Sears Tower on a windy day; except that we were on the 14th floor. It brought a little excitement to the afternoon, which previously had relied on our new CityView candy display for entertainment. Jende did accuse me of causing the earthquake, and I think I'll hesitate the next time I feel like calling out anything biblical.
Let's all take a moment and say thanks. And if we feel so inclined, I know a really good organization that helps people after real earthquakes (aforementioned boss is the USA Chairman).
Speaking of thanks, I've been scratching around for a good "thank you" quote, but I just keep coming up empty-handed. I've never been terribly good at sending thank you cards—okay, let's be honest; I am terrible with sending thank you cards, but it's something I'm working on. Mom did her best to teach me that it was the right thing to do, but unless she bolted me to the chair, I always refused write one.
Now, of course, a thank you card is an excuse for a craft project. I'm not too big into basic papercraft (read: I hate scrapbooking), but I just can't let these opportunities pass me by. I have a reputation to uphold, and it does not include pre-made thank you cards.
So, if you've got a good "thanks for the encouragement" quote, I'd be ever so grateful if you could pass it along.