Mother Nature loves me. Just when I was struggling to keep my eyes open and wasn’t sure what to post … she provides my very first earthquake ever. Right here in little ol’ Lawrence!
Turns out the epicenter was near Sparks, OK and is currently rated at 5.6 … the strongest ever for this part of Oklahoma and people on Twitter (my valuable little resource) are reporting feeling it all the way from Dallas, TX up to Kansas City, MO.
It wasn’t very strong here, obviously…lots of folks didn’t feel it. My bed was trembling…I thought our lab (110lb beastie) was laying up against the bed and scratching (which is a common earth-moving event around here)… but she was nowhere to be found. Then I noticed my blinds swaying…fixtures in the bathroom were vibrating and the deck chairs on the porch attached to my bedroom were “dancing” … vibrating around.
This all lasted about 30 seconds and while not scary….was very interesting.
Even more interesting? I turned straight to Twitter when it occurred to me that it was indeed an earthquake….and I got confirmation faster than my husband could find anything on the news. This is the same experience I’ve had time and again in bad weather: tornadoes, snow storms and hail storms… reinforcing my belief that social media is not just a pleasant pass time or a useful tool for marketing … but actually an important tool.
That is all.
Follow this link to read a little more information about the earthquake and see the updated map above. If you felt it…click on the “Tell Us If You Felt It” link and fill out the questionnaire, it helps them gather data on occurrences like this.
Tomorrow is one of my favorite events of the year … the Plymouth Church Annual Plant and Bake Sale!! If you are planning to purchase plants for your yard or garden this year come by and browse the selection.
You can also purchase some super fantastic farm dirt to add to your garden or flower beds…the first year we added it to our garden we were amazed at the difference it made! (If you come early enough you can even have your dirt served up by the amazing SuperDad himeself!!)
Not interested in plants?? Check out the fantastic spread of baked goods for sale…. you know that is where my donation is going Look around and you are likely to find a yummy Cinnamon/Sugar Orange Coffee Cake, Homemade Gooey Twix Bars, Rice Krispies Treats Scotchies and Chewy Cinnamon Raisin Granola Bars all courtesy of… moi.
Kids can be entertained in the Kids’ Station while you browse the goods and while you can certainly bring your own to ensure you have one, little red wagons will be provided for the lugging about of your purchases.
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Today’s Groupon deal for Lawrence is $25 for a Cut and Chemistry-Shot Treatment at Hair Experts! This is a great deal…and happens to be my salon of choice. A chance to get your hair cut and revitalized ..for $25! If you are new to Groupon you can Sign Up Here. Never been there? Call and ask for Andrea…she does a GREAT job!! Tell her I sent youRead More
Today only you can print this coupon good for up to TWO FREE KIDS MEALS at Chili’s for each adult entree purchased. Thanks to my friend Chris for pointing me in the direction of this coupon….although I’m already sick of quick meals and ordering out…with most of our house packed and my energy levels rapidly depleting….I’m down for a quick meal where the kids eat free and I ‘m not cooking OR doing dishes. Lucky me…we have a gift card as well! No extra money that we weren’t planning on spending!Read More
Once a month in Lawrence, HyVee at 23rd and Kasold hosts a Gluten Free club. This is a free class that offers a chance for people interested in a gluten free diet to get together and learn about different options and products available to them.
Embarking on any new diet plan is difficult, it is learning a whole new way of life. This is a great opportunity to meet other people living with the same dietary challenges; a chance to share recipes and exchange tips.
Next Monday, January 17th at 7:00 pm (in the dining area at HyVee) is the next meeting of the Gluten Free Club and Hilary Kass will be speaking on ancient grains. Hilary Kass MPH, is a nutrition educator and cooking instructor.
Hilary created Ancient Grains, a gluten-free, dairy free and egg free baking company offering whole grain baked goods using nutritious grains from around the world.
As an additional bonus, you will get 10% discount on any purchase made from the Health Market the day of the class.
This is one of many great cooking events hosted by HyVee and Jan Hornberger, the Health Market Manager.