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Journal 03-15-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Sunday March 15, 2015. The temperature is 66.8F and the humidity is 32% at 5:54 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 with gusts of 1.6 mph. There were thin clouds when I stuck my head out this morning. No moon, no stars. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of —again—93 today. The high heat and low humidity are perfect conditions for Santa Ana winds. We had some good ones the last day or two.

The ten-day forecast is saying a high of 80 and partly cloudy for the day of the wedding. That would be a little on the warm side, but partly cloudy is better than unrelenting sun. And happily, no rain in sight.

The memorial for my friend’s stepfather was yesterday. Not sure what I expected, but it ended up being more like a party with a box of ashes on the living room table. My friend, whom I’ve been calling Dora, and her stepsister managed to get several posters of pictures together. It was quite lovely. They had caterers serve hors d’oeuvres and people talked.

I mentioned to a close friend of Dora’s that she should encourage her to get professional help with her mother. Her mother has Alzheimer’s and has little short term memory. She’ll ask the same question repeatedly in a span of 10 or 15 minutes. (“Who brought those flowers? They’re lovely.” “Where’s Dora?”) There are also some legal questions coming up. It seems that the original trust Dora’s parents had drawn up is missing. It was missing before her stepfather passed away for some months. He himself couldn’t find it. The lawyer wants to talk to Dora’s mother without Dora present to find out her wishes. She jokes repeatedly about leaving everything to the dogs. But Dora doesn’t want to start the process of having her mother declared incompetent as much as she should. Nevertheless, her mother can’t handle her own business. Dora’s been doing that for a while now.

We spent most of the time at the memorial with friends whom we’ll see next week at the wedding which is in EEEECK six days.

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

Writing schedule (*sigh* Stop me if you’ve heard this before):

1. Start reworking an Epinion review for Examiner

2. Five Examiner reviews.

3. Finish reading Teresa of Avila and start Examiner review of it. This morning.

4. Finish beta reading “Infinite Prison”

5. Post a review of a section of World Poetry.

6. Post sci-fi review




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scheng1 wrote on March 15, 2015, 9:46 AM

Examiner is one of the longstanding websites. I hope it can last for a long time.

msiduri wrote on March 15, 2015, 10:03 AM

I do, too. It's quite demanding, but posting a good review there is satisfying.