Glad I don't live in Oklahoma


You've probably heard by now that Oklahoma had a 5.6 earthquake Saturday night. Did you know they had a 4.7 Saturday morning? And a 4.0 Sunday morning? Then they had another 4.7 last night. They've also had about 25 smaller ones, probably aftershocks, in between. I didn't feel the first ones, but last night at work I heard the last one. It made the metal stairs beside my office rock and knock against my (inside) window. I thought someone was trying to be funny and scare me as the stairs are behind me right outside my office (inside the factory). I didn't see anyone and just thought "funny, ha ha" until a few minutes later I was being asked if I felt the earthquake.

I wasn't thinking of earthquakes at the time but stormy weather. We were having heavy rain and thunder but Oklahoma was having it worse, including tornadoes, hail and flooding.

Yep, that's right. They were having tornadoes and earthquakes the same night.

I'm glad I don't live in Oklahoma right now! I haven't heard of people being hurt in all this so I hope everyone in Oklahoma is okay.


This morning for Tatting Tea Tuesday I'm having a cup of
coffee :-) This time change is a pain. Okay, so we fall back and gain an hour. Someone tell my internal clock that it's now 7:00 AM instead of 8:00 AM!

Today I'm sharing this handkerchief that my mother gave me. It is from her aunt, though I don't know that my great-aunt tatted it. The hen and chicks edging was made first then sewn on, easily seen as several picots have come loose from the edge. The outside picots were curled a bit, as usually happens, so I pinned them out, though I didn't take the time to iron the hanky itself.

I'm thinking of how best to display this and several other tatted pieces I have from other family members. Maybe a shadow box?


"There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control. " Leo F. Buscaglia

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