Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Earthshakes (quakes), Sunshine & Giveaways.....

This morning...just minutes after 4 am we were awakened by a strong, HARD & loud jolt to our home, I actually thought either a car hit our house or the 3 story tree on the side of it had come crashing into out home....Thank goodness it was neither....like so many of you out here in So Cal, we were awakened by an earth quake or as my kids always call them...Earth shakes :) The epicenter was about 5 miles or less from us, so we felt it pretty strong...nothing broken or no new cracks that we can see, but then again, our 1916 home seems to be pretty solid :) I did jam my knee hurrying down the stairs though...theres alot to be said for not having a few extra minutes to let your achy joints get ready for the day and a quick jog down the stairs lol

But all that being said...

I did want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments and emails :) I am coming back with some new posts, but I did warn you guys I would need a vacation after SOOO many posts in such a short time...ha!!

Actually...I took a lil break for the week, March 14th was the 1 year anniversary of my dads passing and I needed to focus on my family...and well to be honest me....the colds that I had been getting and the gloomy weather were kicken my butt both physically & emotionally...I can't tell you how amazing a B12 shot can be lol So every 3 weeks or so for 3 months, I will be getting one to replenish what I am missing...but the best medicine....besides all your caring visits :) Has been SUNSHINE......truly, it feels sooo good, I stand outside and literally let the sunshine warm my face...it warms me from my eye lids thru my heart and down to my toes :) Infact I am about to paint my toes hot pink in hopes that I will stay in this feeling for awhile longer :) I know so many of you are having such terrible weather, I wish I could send you all, our So. Cali sunshine, well....not all of it...but definately some to warm you and make you smile too! :) You know, our beautiful weather is a trade off for our earthquakes, you.... that get tornados, hurricanes and tons of snow, know what I mean....

Now I want to share some amazing giveaways with you all...
Please visit all these lovely blogs and enter to win...I know you will love them too...I will be back tomorrow to share some beautiful mail love I have received....cause you know,I don't want to start posting a ton and then have to take another vacation lol Seriously, have a beautiful day, and if it is full of snow and rain, look for that lil bit of sun shine I am sending your way!

Stefanie of Rose Petals and Rust is having a giveaway here!

My sweet & dear friend...Rebecca Ersfeld for Vintage Living is having a giveaway here!

Linda of Robin's Egg Blues is having a giveaway here!

Donna of Brynwood Needleworks is having a giveaway here!

Another dear friend...Anne of Fiona and Twig is having a giveaway here!

Until next time dear friends....




fairmaiden said...

So glad all is well after the earthshake, but I have been telling my hubby that we need to get ready. The 'we' being California. With all the earthquakes happening around us I believe we are in for some shaking too. There already been some way up North near Eureka and Redding...but I do think it would be wise if we had a stock pile of water, non-perishable food, lighters/matches, candles,etc. I think we will make sure we have alot of propane for our coleman camping stove. You just never know. It doesn't hurt to be prepared.

The French Bear said...

Rose, Rose, my sweet wonderful friend...... you are such a blessing and I am thankful for your friendship. I wanted to say how touching and thoughtful your comments are, I truly do appreciate them and I always look forward to hearing from you!!!!
You are a beautiful and enchanting soul...... I love your spirit and your wonderful ways that you express your feelings!!!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!!
Margaret B

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweetie
Oh, earth shakers! I am part of that club now...but can you say it was during a snowstorm????
Glad you are back, I missed you :)
I am getting ready for Round Top, want me to look for anything special? Say, how did those keys work for you? I hope they were ok.
and the papers?
Just got home tonight...a friend and I went and saw Alice - I loved it!
Blessings to you

Denise said...

That would not be the way to wake up in the middle of the night! Hope your knee heels quickly.
Those anniversary dates are very difficult I know. Go stand in that sunshine some more!

Kate said...

Hi sweet Rose
Thank you for all the love that you always leave. I did not realize that you are in Los Angeles County, we should plan to meet up with Ana, that would be such fun and a terrific blessing.
Have a wonderful week and I am praying that you feel well and back to your lovely self in no time.

Love you

LiLi M. said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and that there is sunshine in your neck of the woods, to be enjoyed. We sure miss that! Now I hope that you can sleep well and don't have any earthshakes anymore!

natalea said...

I'm glad no damage was done and you are ok!
and look at all those giveaways! I will have to go and check them out- thank you!
xo natalea

Julie said...

Good morning, Rose! So glad I found your lovely blog this morning!

I woke up that way once--the morning of the Northridge earthquake--we were moving to central California later in the week. I haven't felt one that strong since--thank heavens! They really do wake you up, don't they?!

I'll be back often to say hello--hope the aftershocks are gentle today!

. said...

Hi sweet Rose.....glad to see things are getting better and your spirits uplifted......I haven't forgotten you want to know how to dry hydrangeas.....will get that to you soon so you can have as many as your want.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

aw my love! i missed you!
i ddint feel any earth shakes :)
its scray b/c i been telling my hubby that i know a big one is coming and i just hate earthquakes.. esp now with my baby and all.. :(
Im SO glad your feeling better!

tara said...

Hi Rose, I am so sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well, but I completely agree with the feeling of sunshine on your face, and how it makes a world of difference! I am glad you took some time to be with your family for the anniversary of your dad's passing, that is always most important, take care. Tara

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hey Rose,
Sorry to hear of the earthquake. I didn't even know you guys had one. I never watch the news these days::)) not good!
Hope your knee gets better!!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Yowza! Seems to be lots of earth shaking going on these days. Glad to hear that all is well and that you have taken time to take care of yourself. Thanks for sharing these lovely giveaways. Wishing you a day of beauty and blessings, Tammy

Victoria said...

I live in Laguna Hills and felt it but only very slightly. My mom lives in Whittier so I went through the big Whittier one in the late 80's...it was very scary!!! They always say it gets hot and humid when ones coming.

Sandra said...

Hi Rose. Oh how scary to be part of an earthquake! I would have freaked! I can just picture myself running back and forth. I'm so glad you guys are ok. Please stay safe. HUGS

June said...

Hi sweetie, I heard about your quake on the news. That has to be a rude way to be woke up!
Rose you are so right about the b12, because it has only been a couple of weeks since I got mine and after four months of going without I am starting to feel a little more energy coming back and some of the other symptoms of the anemia are subsiding too. I won't ever let myself get too busy for them again.
I hope you had a great St. Patty's day!

Charlene said...

I am soooooooooo glad that you & all of your family, home & things are OK after that. What a scary thing. I guess every area has the scary things... tornados, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes... keeps us on our toes. Have a great weekend. Charlene

Natasha Burns said...

Wow that would be scary. We don't get many earthquakes here, but we had a few tremors and once the china cupboard shook and rattled and it scared the you-know-what out of me. I can't imagine how it would have been for you!!!!
Great to see you back again :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hello Beautiful Rose!
I'm so relieved to hear that you are safe and sound, how terrifying that must be. I can't imagine...

I still want to talk to you and answer all your questions about Etsy, I'm so sorry that I haven't had a chance to phone you yet. Soon, sweet friend!

Love and prayers,

Rebecca said...

Hi Rose
I am so sorry I had to rush off
the phone yesterday! I am such a poor time keeper, I tend to be in this timeless world, and I lose track of it so easily. I ended up rescheduling the hair appt because it was so late...you would think by now I would know how to keep time! Anyway it was so nice visiting with you!
Blessings to you today

Tracey said...

Hi sweetie, I've been thinking about you! I hope you made it thru the 1 yr anniversary of your dad's passing with more happy memories than sadness...blessings to you dear Rose!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Kolleen said...

hi gor-juss!!!

why did i not feel this earthquake???? pretty glad i didn't!!! glad you are safe and no damage was done!!

i am LOOOOOVING our sunshiney days...i am having a terrible case of spring fever however!!!

sending you lots and lots of love and we need to get together in person SOON!!!!


Piney Rose said...

what wonderful giveaways! I've already signed up for Rose Petals and Rust - must get to the others today! Glad to see you back too..

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Thanks for sharing the giveaway love...off to check them out ;o)

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Rose,

You should definitely sign up for the journal class. You will learn so much just by doing the class. Each thing I create teaches me just a bit more. Go for it!

Hope you feel better soon and no more earth shakes :)

Blessings to you

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Rose,

Sorry about the earthquake sweet friend, and glad that you are safe and no damage.
Thinking of you with the anniversary of your dear Dad's passing and I hope that with the help of your family and friends that you were able to get through this difficult time.

Blessings dear friend and I hope that you are having a great weekend.


tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

I'm glad to hear my friend is back on board with blogging. I miss you short, sweet, posts. LOL :) You know I love to read every single word of it! Lisa

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sweet Rose,

Wasn't it scary? With all the earthquakes worldwide my first thought when I felt it was, "Is this the big one?" Luckily it was minor and all is well.

Oh friend...I know how you're feeling about your dad, I lost my dad three years ago on April 1st. Not a day goes by that I don't miss and think of him. I hope you hold onto the hope that someday we all will be together again. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Hope you are well Sweet Friend*´¨)
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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ * ƸӜƷ Big Hugs!

Romeo said...

Hi Rose!

Geez, so glad to hear that you guys are okay! I'm a sound catnapper, but I do believe that would have woke even ME up and got me running!

Sorry to hear about the challenges with you being under the weather - soak up some sun and be kind to yourself. You deserve it and I'm sure it will help! Go on now, find you a warm place in the sun and take a catnap....

Romeo and "her"

Marydon Ford said...

You aren't into that 'shake, rattle & roll', eh? Sorry! I just had to say that. Glad you are ok.

Happy spring!
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dear Rose....I am somehow MISSING your posts...don't understand it...I did not see this one at all..I am so sorry.

I can assume that you are not suffering with the pain you endured that day any longer. SO glad you are safe.

I have had lots of family visiting and a very sad tragedy in our neighborhood..I will tell you about it in an email.

With love,
Rose ( The Texas one)

nancarts said...

Hi ya Rose,
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Michael's is my fav store...
California has earthquakes...Florida has hurricanes! not sure which is worse. Charley was pretty bad. Hope all is quiet there now.
Sorry about your knee..get better soon. Sunshine is a great healer.
Smiles and Blessings, Nancy C

Valarie said...

It sounds like you had a much deserved break. Your blog is so beautiful...I love reading it.

Charlene said...

Was your ears burning today? Lisa & I were talking about our fall trip that you are going to join us for to Round Top!!!!!!!! HUGS! Charlene

Lovey said...

I'm so glad you're okay. I know it must have been a bit scary to feel your house "shaking" like that. I understand needing time to focus on your heart and family as well with your dad's anniversary. I know that can be hard. I miss u at my site. Just wanted to check on you my sweets to make sure you were okay....xoxo Lovey

FrenchGardenHouse said...

So glad all turned out well {except for the knee!} It's always a delight to visit you here. besos, Lidy

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi, dear Rose, I had been very glad that this earthquake hadn't been so bad and everyone was o.k.!I've just dropped you a private e-mail.
Hugs and love,

Free Pretty Things For You said...

hola corazon!!
i have been so busy :(
i miss you terribly :(

Bill said...

Hi Rose,

I'm so glad to hear that you and your family are OK (but sorry your poor knee had to suffer). Hope you continue to feel better. I'm definitely looking forward to your new posts when you get back up to speed! ;)

I'm having a little giveaway this week. If you have a chance to stop by, I't be delighted. Hope your weekend goes well.


Jillian said...

Earthquakes are scary! We had one here when Dear Bebe was only 3 months old. I really didn't think Pennsylvania could even get an earthquake! Glad you're all okay...I know how it can be un-nerving! Lots of fun giveaways...I hope you win!

Valarie said...

Hi Sweets....I just wanted to let you know that you won my giveaway. Email me your address, and I will pack them up and send them to you ASAP!!
xxoo Valarie

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Luckily, I've never been in an Earthquake, how scary for you!

Rest up and feel better soon.