At last I said screw it, closed my computer, and went in search for a better activity. I ended p trying out my new pre-natal yoga dvd that I bought at the thrift store - The New Method by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. The exercises, mantras, and meditations are great and each movement is emphasized by Gurmukh's explanation of how this helps during the pregnancy or later during labor. As a Sagittarius my body loves it when I move but as a Gemini Rising I have the most difficult time just doing an exercise that has no end goal or purpose clearly dictated, so her explanations really helped me get into the movements and I felt great by the end of the 45 minutes.
Alaska has earthquakes quite often, if you didn't know. Usually these earthquakes are small and barely recognized by residents of the state. I can count 4 in my memory that I really felt things move. That being said, the earthquake we had here yesterday...well, I felt it. Our fridge rattled, dishes in the cupboard jangled, books bounced, and my exercise ball came rolling towards me like a fearful animal.
I stood, one foot on the yoga mat, the other on the wood floor, and watched the scene around me. I was still in this calm, detached state from my meditation and I equate that to my response to the earthquake. It felt too surreal. I wasn't sure if it was even happening or if it was only in my head for a good moment. Also, time wasn't tangible to me.
Looking back at it, I am grateful the earthquake was not stronger and that I was not in any danger as I'm not sure how I would have reacted to falling objects or breakages in the house.
Just as suddenly as it began, it was over. I walked calmly to the couch, picked up my phone, and dialed Damon. I asked him if we had just had an earthquake, or something of that nature. He said yes and told me that it was over a 5 on the scale but wasn't sure of the origin.
We later learned it was a 6'er out of Willow. No one was hurt but there was some concern about an earthquake on top of the forest fires out that way still being battled.