How about an earthquake? At 5:38 this morning Mike and I woke up to the whole house shaking. Mike said, "What the *%^$ is that?" I’m like, "It’s either an earthquake or our house is about to cave in." Then it was over. Turns out it was an earthquake, 5.2 on the Richter scale, centered in southeastern Illinois. It was strong enough to knock a couple of things off the shelves, but not enough to wake up the kids. And if that wasn’t enough, I saw a snake while I was out walking with Eli today. I’ve had quite enough of Mother Nature’s oddities today, thank you very much.