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Journal 04-04-2015

G ood morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Saturday April 4, 2015. The temperature is 59.7°F and the humidity is 39% at 8:11 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 with gusts of 1.6 mph. The sky is clear and was nice and clear when we got up to watch the eclipse about 4 a.m. Totality was just short of 5 a.m. and lasted (so the websites we checked out said) about 45 seconds. As the shadow on the moon grew larger, we watched a couple of common constellations grow more bright: Sagittarius, then the Teapot. The Big Dipper shone more brightly as well. Polaris was just visible. Happily, we weren’t navigating by it. I had read about a “blood moon” online, but figured it was one on those things. Just before and after totality, the moon was definitely reddish.

The picture was taken by my brand new husband, stretching the abilities of his cell phone.

Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 84 today. Oh, joy.

Didn’t get as much done yesterday as I’d hoped. I read, but didn’t write about the classical Greek poetry. With any luck I can do that today. However, I did get my courage up to apply to join a critique group I saw in a newsletter put out by the Writer’s Club I joined last year. It took quite bit of will power for me to join the group. I was so nervous (…needlessly, as usual).

I submitted an email request last night and received a request for three pages of my work. The best stuff in Siegfried is either just a bit too short or much too long so I submitted the beginning of my self-published short story and crossed my fingers.

And in keeping with my shiny new resolution to walk more, I walked a whopping 1.56 miles yesterday and started the challenge. I should have gotten smart and walked in the morning or the evening but I went in the afternoon while it was hottest, came home and drank half a gallon of water.

Thanks for reading. Best to you and yours. Hope the day brings you good things.

So. Writing schedule:

1. Review The Ancient Mesopotamian City by Marc Van De Mieroop for Examiner

2. Continue Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil .

3. Spend an hour with Siegfried.

4. Review the selection of classical Greek poetry.

5. Review “Martians Never Die”



©2015 Denise Longrie

Image Credit » 2015 Bill Webb used by permission

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wolfgirl569 wrote on April 4, 2015, 12:43 PM

I did not get up to see the eclipse. That is just too early for me

msiduri wrote on April 4, 2015, 1:04 PM

I'm usually up around 5 whether I want to be or not, so it wasn't too much more early. Nevertheless, I'm tired.

Glenn wrote on April 4, 2015, 1:28 PM

I heard about the eclipse on the news this morning. I missed it. Your husband's cell phone got a good shot of it. As for walking, wait till you get up to 6 miles a day. That's what I do on weekends. I walk with a group of friends. We do 6 miles in two hours and then go out to eat.

CalmGemini wrote on April 4, 2015, 4:08 PM

Thank you for the details of the eclipse and the photo .What about the hot chocolates?Did you not drink even one cup?

msiduri wrote on April 4, 2015, 5:44 PM

Oh, I forgot to add that! Thanks for asking! My husband got chilly and put an extra shirt. Then after totality, he made us hot chocolate. We sat on the couch for a while he went back to sleep. It was a nice night.

msiduri wrote on April 4, 2015, 5:54 PM

I'd like to get up to six miles a day. I used to walk a lot, particularly in high school when I lived in upstate New York. It's harder in an urban area where I live now.

Gossamer wrote on April 4, 2015, 6:44 PM

I went outside last night to say goodbye to my friend and to close the gate after him and I was perplexed by what I saw in the sky. A couple of days ago, the moon was full. Now there was just a sliver. I hadn't heard about the eclipse or the blood moon. Shortly afterwards, I saw a bit about it on the tv news and it all made sense.

CalmGemini wrote on April 4, 2015, 9:55 PM

Moments to remember!

msiduri wrote on April 4, 2015, 10:47 PM

Ah. It had the decency to appear at a more reasonable hour down under. emoticon :smile:

Gossamer wrote on April 4, 2015, 11:23 PM

I wish I had known about it in advance.

scheng1 wrote on April 5, 2015, 1:26 AM

The humidity here is 79%. It is extremely uncomfortable for us.

trufflehunter wrote on April 5, 2015, 2:13 PM

Looks like hot weather for both of us. I had to put the airconditioning on last night!