I have to be careful not to accidently take a sip of the glass of orange water that stands in front of me and which I have used to clean my brush.
Today we had quite a little quake. It lasted a long time and everything that could rattle, rattled. I had read that animals sense an earthquake in advance but Athena clearly does not have that knack. She slept until we started to feel the house shaking and was as surprised as I was. She then sidled up to me, seeking protection, and I had to shoo her out the door because even though our earthquakes are never severe, I thought it might be better to be outside. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake's epicenter was 22 miles southeast of Calexico, in the Baja.