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Journal 03-06-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Friday March 6, 2015. The temperature is 52.2°F and the humidity is 36% at 4:01 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 1.1 with gusts of 3.8 mph. It was clear when I stuck my head out this morning. I saw the Big Dipper and a big fat full moon. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 85 today. There’s also a wind advisory, saying, in effect, wind of 20-30 miles an hour with gusts up to 50 miles an hour are expecting in canyons and passes the morning and into Saturday evening. In short, the classic Santa Ana—rising temperatures, dropping humidity.

I’ve been writing of the stepfather of my friend (whom I’ve been calling Dora) and his last days. When I wrote yesterday, I said I was surprised that he had made it through the night. He hadn’t. Dora texted me about 6 a.m., after I’d finished posted my journal entry to let me know that he’d passed away about 3 a.m. The family had been up till midnight, talking and laughing, remembering times together. It was a good memory for them.

I for one am relieved that Dora’s stepfather is no longer suffering. That doesn’t lessen his loss to his family, though. It’s very sad.

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.

Writing schedule:

1. Finish Examiner review of Poems, Protest and a Dream .

2. Start another Examiner review.

3. Continue reading Teresa of Avila

4. Review ghost story



©2015 Denise Longrie

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maxeen wrote on March 6, 2015, 7:53 AM

Sadness mixed with other feelings at the end of his pain for family and friends,you told it well.

crowntower wrote on March 6, 2015, 10:08 AM

Our condolences, but it is a great thing to know that they can laugh while remembering the good old days... I pray that God will give strength to the family. The hardest part is after the burial when you will really feel that you have lost someone. God bless.

alexdg1 wrote on March 6, 2015, 11:08 AM

I hope you have a great day on this Friday, my friend.

msiduri wrote on March 6, 2015, 12:03 PM

Thanks, Alex. It will be busy. I plan to do all the things I couldn't do while I was busy caretaking earlier in the week.

msiduri wrote on March 6, 2015, 12:05 PM

Thank you, crowntower . I think you're right. Up to that point, there are "things" to do. After that, there's just lift to live and adjust to.

alexdg1 wrote on March 6, 2015, 12:08 PM

I see that! Your "to-do" list is longer than mine. Way longer.

In my next incarnation, I want to be a pampered house cat. That way, I can make a much simpler "to do" list. Something along the lines of:



Be Pampered


msiduri wrote on March 6, 2015, 12:10 PM

Thanks, maxeen . I just wish I were writing about something happier. And above all, I wish them peace.

msiduri wrote on March 6, 2015, 12:13 PM

You left out time:

Chase shadows.

Pounce on dust motes.

Wash paws.

See? This business of being a pampered housecat is a lot more work than it's cracked up to be. Just ask my furball.

alexdg1 wrote on March 6, 2015, 12:16 PM

True. It's been a long time since I was "owned" by a cat. I forgot the hectic shadow-chasing, dust mote-pouncing, and paw-washing routine.

cheri wrote on March 7, 2015, 5:25 AM

Hope you get all those writing schedule done in perfect time. It feels good when we accomplish our tasks.

msiduri wrote on March 7, 2015, 8:14 AM

Thanks, cheri . I'm already so far behind, I'm running to stay in place...