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Journal 03-16-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Monday March 16, 2015. The temperature is 65.2F and the humidity is 34% at 4:15 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 with gusts of 3.8 mph. The sky was cloudy when I stuck my head out this morning. There were patches of blue, but no moon, no stars. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of —again—91 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 clear for the day of the wedding. I liked it better when it was partly cloudy. That will be a little on the warm side, and a drag to sit in the sun. Now they’re saying there’s a chance of rain on Thursday, two days before the wedding. I think I’ll call the restaurant back though, and ask for outdoor seating. They have huge patio with strung with cloths. It might be better than having nearly 40 people crammed together inside.

I’m starting to freak out just a little. This is Monday. Our wedding is Saturday. Again, marriage doesn’t bother me. We’ve been living together for almost two years. This this involves a little more paperwork. I just want the wedding to go off well and people to have a nice time. I just don’t want the wedding to be, well, a flop.

We’re going up to take Mr. Siduri’s mom to the doctor today. She seems to be doing well, which always makes me glad. This is to her cardiologist.

I got an Examiner review up yesterday, one on a biography of 16th century mystic Teresa of Avila. She is the subject of a gaudy and bizarre baroque sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini created in the 18th century that nominally depicts her in rapture based on a passage in her autobiography but more earthy individuals have described her in “toe-curling orgasm.” My bank at Examiner did not increase by one penny overnight. I’m so bummed. Sometimes things are delayed a day or so. I’ll see what happens tomorrow.

My sister’s four kids (ages 14-23) are going to be helping out with the wedding, playing usher, hanging signs, giving people directions, taking care of the guest book and helping clean up afterwards. They’ll be getting iTunes gift cards in return. Yeah, I’m a little nervous. The wedding stuff is always playing in the background of my mind. It’s only…FIVE days away.

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. Continue Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil .

4. Finish beta reading “Infinite Prison”

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

6. Post sci-fi review



©2015 Denise Longrie

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maxeen wrote on March 16, 2015, 8:47 AM

I do hope all goes well for your day,of course it will be a super day....Sounds nice being outdoors,thanks as you have helped me!

msiduri wrote on March 16, 2015, 9:24 AM

Thanks for your well-wishes. I hope it goes well. I'm glad I've helped you, forgive me for asking: how?

maxeen wrote on March 16, 2015, 9:32 AM

i have a friend who has just had a triple heart by pass and is feeling pretty low just now ,I have been trying to think of something to cheer her up. As I am not religious and she is, then I think a few good quotes, from the Saint Teresa may well bring a smile to her face as she is also called Teresa.....

scheng1 wrote on March 16, 2015, 9:42 AM

I like a low humidity. Our humidity is always around 90%.

msiduri wrote on March 16, 2015, 10:10 AM

Oh! I hope so. Oh, my gosh, that's rough. Your poor friend. Teresa did a lot of writing herself and is still popular for things she wrote. I wish your friend the best. If you think it helpful, please pass along my well wishes.

msiduri wrote on March 16, 2015, 10:14 AM

90% is a bit high, I agree. I don't mind the low humidity, but it usually means high heat and high wind. I could do without those. IIRC, you're in Singapore? Yes, indeed, that's humid and hot. Take care.

AliCanary wrote on March 16, 2015, 11:27 AM

Ah yes, "the passion of Ste Teresa". I studied that work in Art History. And it's a little embarrassing to look at, actually! Best wishes for the big day--we will want to read all about it, of course!