Joe and I had no plans for Easter this year. Easter sometimes feels like one of those "kid holidays"(like Christmas and Halloween), You dress your kids up in pretty clothes, buy them an Easter basket, take pictures with the Easter bunny and take them on Easter egg hunts.
Obviously we can't do any of that.
Joe and I went to Easter services on Saturday night, and planned on just hanging around the house today. We did buy some eggs and dye so we could dye some Easter eggs in the afternoon.
I had just taken the eggs out of the ice water bath and was peeling them at the sink when our apartment started swaying.
And I mean swaying.
Like a tree in a strong wind.
Joe had just walked down the stairs to get in the car to go to the store and I ran out on our entryway and started screaming like a banshee "Do you feel that, do you feel that? EARTHQUAKE!!!"
There may have been another word uttered that would be inappropriate to write here.
Hey, I never said I was good under pressure.
I stood in the doorway waiting for it to end. But it didn't. The building kept on swaying. And swaying. And swaying.
I was so scared I ran down the stairs to be closer to Joe.
You what's not a good idea? Running down the stairs during an earthquake. See above statement about not being good under pressure.
And did I mention that when I ran downstairs I left my dog in our apartment to fend for herself? Nice. Maybe it's a good thing we don't have children.
We stood on the grass outside and just kept on swaying.
It was scary.
Turns out is was a 7.2 earthquake in Baja, CA(a couple hundred miles south of us).
It lasted about 45 seconds, which is a long time for an earthquake, and felt like much longer.
I was really shaken up. Ha!
After my nerves calmed I continued with the dying of the easter eggs and making deviled eggs. Yum!
Here are some pictures.
Eggs ready to boil
Scooped out yolks
Ready to fill.
Deviled eggs. Yum!
Aside from the swaying, we had a pretty good Easter.
How about you?